CORUÑA FEATURED SELF-CATERING APARTMENTS / APARTHOTELS, GALICIA
|A Coruña (Spanish:
La Coruña; Galician: A Coruña; also Corunna in English) is
the second largest city in Galicia in northwestern Spain, second only in
size to the port of Vigo in the Pontevedra Province.
|The city is also the
capital of A Coruña Province and it was the capital of Galicia from
the year 1563 to 1982 when it moved to Santiago de Compostela. The name
A Coruña is said to be derived from the ancient columna, or Tower
of Hercules, which still exists, having been converted into a light-house
in 1791. A more probable etymology relates the word Cluny (Crunia --> Coruña),
the religious order from the south of France. During its height (c. 950–c.1130)
the Cluniac movement was one of the largest religious forces in Europe.
There is another one Coruña in Burgos Province. A Coruña
is a busy port located on a promontory in the entrance of an estuary in
a large gulf (the Portus Magnus Artabrorum of the classical geographers)
on the Atlantic Ocean. It provides a distribution point for agricultural
goods from the region. Although much of the heavy industry is based on
the shipyards and metalworks of the neighbouring city of Ferrol, there
is an oil refinery in A Coruña itself.
Las Galeras, Oleiros - 7 kms from A Coruña
The Aparthotel Las Galeras
is located in Oleiros, Spain, 400 metres from the beach. The city centre
and train station are both seven kilometres away. La Coruna Airport is
six kilometres from the hotel. The hotel operates a 24-hour front
desk. Public areas offer wireless Internet access (surcharge). Those arriving
by car will find parking facilities on site (surcharge). The Aparthotel
Las Galeras houses a bright, modern restaurant serving a range of traditional
Spanish dishes. Breakfast is available every morning for a surcharge. The
hotel bar opens to a terrace area. The 96 apartments are characterised
by contemporary decor in soft neutral tones and modern wood furnishings.
All are air-conditioned and include kitchenettes, wireless Internet, satellite
television, and minibars.
Monumento y Apartamentos Pazo do Rio, Perillo - 8 kms from A Coruña
Hotel Monumento Pazo do
Rio is a former Galician aristocratic property, with landscaped gardens,
set in Oleiros. It is three kilometres from Santa Cristina Beach and eight
kilometres from La Coruña city. Guests can relax with a sauna
and swim, and the outdoor pool is surrounded by terraces with sun beds
and umbrellas. Bicycles are available to explore the surroundings, and
children can enjoy their own pool and playground. Restaurant Monumento
Pazo do Rio serves traditional Galician dishes and fine local wines and
guests can dine alfresco-style on the terrace. The 33 guestrooms
and villas are individually decorated with polished wooden furnishings
and matching fabrics. Amenities include cable television, DVD players,
telephones, minibars and kitchens with microwaves, refrigerators and tea/coffee
SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION - APARTHOTELS, LUGO PROVINCE, GALICIA
some of the Finest Roman Architecture found anywhere in Lugo
Northern Spain and Galicia particularly
has long been an undiscovered jewel in the whole of the Spanish tourism
industry and within that undiscovered jewel in particular we are going
to take a look at Lugo.
|Overall of all of the
autonomous regions of Spain possibly Galicia is the most remote and this
makes Lugo even more of an undiscovered treasure. Traditionally,
Galicia was seen as a poor agricultural region, whose economy did not lend
itself to modernisation and yet as far as tourism is concerned it is this
constant contact with the past that gives the region its appeal and charm...
Ciudad de Lugo, Lugo
This modern hotel, recently
built in 2004, is located centrally within walking distance of the park,
close to the city’s Roman wall and 5 minutes from the University campus.
The hotel also offers a cafe-snack bar, garage parking and 24 hour reception.
The hotel also has a special agreement with two restaurants next door.
All the hotel’s rooms are exterior-facing and have a separate living area
for guest’s optimum comfort. There are also a few 1 and 2 bedroom apartments
with kitchen-living area, 2 of which are suitable for disabled guests.
FEATURED SELF-CATERING OPTIONS (LUGO)
|Viveiro (also known as Vivero)
is a town and municipality in the province of Lugo, in the northwestern
Galician autonomous community of Spain. It borders on the Cantabric Sea,
to the south of the municipality of Ourol, to the east of Xove and to the
west of O Vicedo. It has a residential population of over 16,000 (2007
figures), which however triples in the summer months with visitors to the
Viveiro In The Heart Of The Rias Altas
for hotels in the Viveiro area
Western Hotel Las Sirenas, Viveiro
The Best Western Hotel Las
Sirenas is located on a clifftop in the northwestern Galician community
of Viveiro, Spain. Sacido beach is 100 metres away and Covas beach is 300
metres from the hotel. The centre of Viveiro is three kilometres away.
This hotel is perched on the cliffs of Viveiro, overlooking a protected
cove in the Rias Altas Galicia area. Amenities include a jetted tub and
swimming pool that is covered during winter and open to the elements during
warmer months. Las Sirenas Restaurant serves traditional Spanish
dishes between June and September. The hotel also houses an informal, modern
cocktail bar offering a range of drinks and snacks. The Hotel Las
Sirenas features a miniature golf course and an onsite tennis court. A
playground is available for kids. Apartments and suites come equipped with