After a hectic September, with the return to the day-to-day grind after the holidays, comes October and with it the first great opportunity to enjoy a few days off. For many, this month offers an opportunity to take a break from the daily stress and have a few days off to recharge the batteries with a quick getaway to a Spanish city.
Vincci Hoteles’ recommendations for the October Bank Holiday
Vincci Zaragoza Zentro 4* (Zaragoza)
Zaragoza holds its festivities in honour of its patron saint, the Virgen del Pilar, in October and the city will be even more gorgeous than usual, making it a perfect occasion to visit. Located in the centre of Zaragoza, very close to the Plaza del Pilar and just by the Plaza de España and Plaza de Aragón, you’ll find our Vincci Zaragoza Zentro 4* (Calle del Coso 86, Zaragoza). The hotel allows the traveller to enjoy the heart of the city and its festivities, as well as visit the main attractions in its historic centre, such as the Basilica del Pilar and the Palacio de la Aljafería, or to take a stroll along the banks of the river Ebro.
The hotel is housed in a unique building in the city of Zaragoza, which was once a 16th century mansion house, and it still conserves in its interior two columns from that time. It has, however, been renovated inside with a modern, cutting-edge décor, which contrasts with the exterior of the property, offering visitors to the city a youthful, elegant, welcoming atmosphere.
Vincci Marítimo 4* (Barcelona)
Avant-garde and with its own beaches, Barcelona is always a great option for a short break, thanks to all the attractions it has to offer. Located on Carrer de Llull 340, Vincci Marítimo 4* offers a privileged location just a stone’s throw from the Mar Bella beach, on Diagonal Mar, an area recently opened up to the Mediterranean, with an exclusive atmosphere and close to the Palacio de Congresos CCIB.
The various public areas on the ground floor: the lobby, reception, bar and the restaurant “Jardí de Mar restaurant bar&terrace” together with its outdoor terrace have recently been renovated by Triggo Decoración, with designer Carmen Montoro bringing an air of freshness to the rejuvenated zones with a décor using blue and green tones, evoking the close-by sea.
“JARDI DE MAR restaurant bar&terrace” offers a fresh, original menu based around seasonal products with local culinary touches, along with the finest cocktails. It offers a carefully selected choice of healthy dishes with delightful international touches, which can also be enjoyed on the outdoor terrace – an oasis where you can relax and enjoy a drink just yards from the Mediterranean Sea.
Vincci Selección Posada del Patio 5* (Málaga)
Right in the historic centre of Málaga, with fast, easy access to all the city’s main points of interest, Vincci Selección Posada del Patio 5* (Pasillo de Santa Isabel 7, Málaga) is built on the site of two ancient buildings, one of which was one of the last posadas (old style inns) that existed in Málaga, while the other was a residential building, of which the façade from the start of the 20th century has been preserved. It’s been entirely renovated, preserving the patio that gives it its name and the old hall from the entrance on Calle Camas. Under the two buildings were found remains of Málaga’s Arab wall, together with remnants of the old Puerta del Río. This is the best preserved section of the Arab wall and the only one which can be visited on both sides, walking along the city’s old ‘ronda’ pathway.
Vincci Lys 4* (Valencia)
In the centre of the city on the Turia River, Vincci Lys 4* is situated on a peaceful, pedestrianised street, Calle Martínez Cubells, close to the Plaza de Ayuntamiento and the Plaza de Toros, surrounded by the best boutiques, restaurants and the city’s iconic buildings, allowing visitors to walk to most of Valencia’s major landmarks.
Its decor is inspired by the Mediterranean way of life, with its pastel colours, materials and textures; standouts include the use of wood for the pieces of furniture, the wicker in the lamps, and the use of natural fabrics both in the furniture and the sheer curtains. All these elements are combined with Nordic-style pieces, which are characterised by the purity of the materials used, bringing a contemporary feel while making the area both comfortable and tranquil, inviting relaxation and making a stay at Vincci Lys 4* even more pleasant.
Its “Lys Bar” is the perfect place, for both hotel guests and anyone who finds themselves in the city and fancies it, to enjoy an evening cocktail or to start the day with the hotel’s “Homemade&Healthy” breakfasts, including hand-prepared, freshly-squeezed, natural juices; special smoothies for sports lovers with blends of fruit and vegetables; soy and lactose-free milk; herbal teas; a selection of freshly prepared seasonal fruits; wholemeal and cereal breads, etc.
Vincci Valdecañas Golf 4* (Cáceres)
In the region of Extremadura, nestled between the Sierra de Gredos and the National Park of Monfragüe, lies Isla Valdecañas, in the middle of the reservoir from which it takes its name, in the north-east of the province of Cáceres. Covering 133 hectares, it’s a unique leisure complex in Europe just an hour and a half from Madrid, boasting 300 villas, apartments, an 18-hole golf course and water sports centre, social club with swimming pools, equestrian centre, artificial beach, hiking trails and a sports complex. In this privileged spot is found Vincci Valdecañas Golf 4* (Ctra. El Gordo-Berrocalejo, km. 5, El Gordo, Cáceres).
One of the main attractions of Isla Valdecañas is its 72-par golf course, designed by Álvaro Arana. But it’s not just the design of the course that makes it so enticing, there are also the incredible views of the reservoir, the Monfragüe park, the Sierra de Gredos and the Sierra de Guadalupe.
In addition to the golf course sports lovers can enjoy all the services on offer at the complex: grass football pitch, 7-a-side artificial turf football pitch, 10 artificial turf padel courts, 5 tennis courts, 2 multi-sports courts, skating rink and changing rooms. All these facilities, together with the water sports centre, the hiking trails, the equestrian centre and the bike track (the hotel offers courtesy bikes to guests), make Isla Valdecañas a unique place to delight in all kinds of sporting activity. Vincci Valdecañas Golf has everything a visitor needs to enjoy an unforgettable experience in a luxury environment.
All in all, there’s a huge range of options to allow you to abandon the routine this October, with all the amenities and services that make for an authentic Vincci experience.