Spanish luxury resorts

ABAMA Golf & Spa Resort, Tenerife

Its clifftop setting, with panoramic ocean views, is not the only reason that Abama boasts an elevated status. Managed by the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Group, this west coast resort, with it’s secluded golden sandy beach, is not one to do things by halves.

The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort

The St. Regis Mardavall Resort is perfectly positioned to enjoy Mallorca’s natural beauty. Whichever of the spacious rooms or suites you wake up in, the first sight to greet you as you look across your private terrace, is the sparkling sea.

Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

The former residence of Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe, the beachfront Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa enjoys a prime location in the heart of the ‘Golden Mile’, between Marbella and Puerto Banus. Set in lush, fragranced gardens on a long stretch of sandy beach, this Leading Hotel of the World offers a range of deluxe accommodation including spacious guest rooms, suites and Andalusian-style two, three and five bedroom villas, with private garden and pool.

Kempinski Hotel Bahía Estepona

Located near the pretty Andalucian town of Estepona, and boasting views over the Malaga coast, the Rock of Gibraltar and the African coastline, the Kempinski Hotel Bahía Estepona can lay claim to having two continents on its doorstep. It also revels in the glorious weather of the Costa del Sol, (the ‘Sunny Coast’), which receives an average of over 320 days of sunshine a year – all the better to enjoy the hotel’s expansive tropical gardens and picturesque beach. Inside, the hotel is decorated with colourful works of art, ceramics and pictures, and there are 147 newly-refurbished rooms and suites each featuring a private balcony or terrace with stunning sea views.

Villa Padierna, Marbella

the Hotel Villa Padierna looks just like a Tuscan Palace, its magnificent terrace offering fantastic views of the golf courses, the Mediterranean and on a clear day, the African coastline. It’s been designed to reflect the traditional lifestyle of an Italian villa and if you wander around the grounds you’ll find Roman columns, charming fountains and pleasant nooks in which to hide with a good book, or simply soak up the views. Interiors with cosy fireplaces also feature a carefully integrated collection of paintings and statues from a private collection. Michelle Obama spent a couple of days here!

Hotel Ritz Madrid

The Ritz is a prestigious hotel housed within a Baroque palace and as an Orient-Express Hotel, it has all the style you’d expect. It is set on a leafy boulevard next to the Retiro Park, close to exclusive shops, museums and theatres, yet within walking distance of the financial district. Each room and suite is elegantly furnished with antique furniture and embroidered bedding; has a television and internet access; and room service is available 24 hours a day.

Guadalmina Villa

This spectacular mansion, set in magnificent landscaped gardens, is the ideal getaway for anyone looking for tranquillity and privacy in close proximity to local services and amenities. Six generously sized bedrooms (all en suite) include the master suite, boasting its own private sitting room and sun terrace.

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Bruce Willis, new film shoot in Spain

Bruce Willis fans will have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of him in Jávea (North Costa Blanca – Spain), security measures permitting, on the 15th, the 2oth and the 21st of September, 2010, specifically at the Cala Granadella bay where he’ll be recording scenes for his upcoming movie “The Cold Light of Day.”

The plot of the film is set in Spain, the vacation destination chosen by a young and arrogant stockbroker who works on Wall Street and his family, the peaceful days of rest of the main character are altered when he discovers that all his family has been kidnapped. This will draw him into a government conspiracy plot which, in turn, will uncover his father’s hidden secrets. The main chase and action scenes will be shot on the access road to the Grandadella Bay, a beauty spot on the Costa Blanca, within the Natural Park that carries the same name.

Source: luxuryrealestate.com

Top 5 most expensive houses in the world

Apparently, France, UK and the United States are home to the most expensive houses in the world. Of course, they are classy and imposing, just like a luxury house should be. Let’s check them out, maybe they give you ideas on how to build your dream house.

5. Three Ponds: $75 000 000

Situated in Bridgehampton, New York, this 75 million dollar gem has its own golf course. Also, it’s called Three Ponds because it has ..three ponds and 14 themed gardens! Other features include two three-car garages, a two-story pro shop, second floor golfclub with a bar, separate staff quarters, a three-bedroom guest house,  barn and other outbuildings. The  main house has seven bedrooms and 12 baths.

4. Donald Trump’s beachside palace

The cost to such opulence? $125 million! The house has 18 rooms and it’s situated in Palm Beach, Florida.

3. Updown Court, Surrey, UK : $140,000,000

The motto of this house, according to its website is: “a tribute to completion”. Updown Court has 103 rooms, of which 24 are bedrooms, each with its own marble en-suite bathroom. Among other features, it has a two-lane bowling alley, five swimming pools, a squash court, a floodlit tennis court, a wine cellar, and a panic room in case of a terrorist attack

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2. Ira Rennert Mansion : $180,000,000.

This house is considered to be the largest residential compound in the whole of America. The house features 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, as well as the usual gigantic dining room, tennis courts, bowling alley. The grounds sum up to almost 255 000 sqm. The owner is Ira Rennert, a self-made millionaire, active in the industrial sector.

1. Villa La Leopolda. Nice, France: $ 398,350,000


This is a house truly fit for the richest man on the planet. Bill Gates used to live here. Now, Roman Abramovich, the Russian millionaire, lives here. Villa La Leopolda was built in 1902 by King Leopold II of Belgium.

Info via worldinterestingfacts.com

Deluxe apartments in Costa del Sol