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Region of Murcia Travel & Accommodation Guide, Spain

Hotels in Murcia City, Puerto de Mazarrón, Puerto Lumbreras & Torre-Pacheco

The Cathedral in Murcia, Murcia, Spain, Europe
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Aguilas Hotels - Archena Spa Hotels - Cartagena Hotels
La Manga del Mar Menor Hotels - Murcia Hotels
Puerto de Mazarrón - Puerto Lumbreras Hotels
Torre-Pacheco Golf & Spa Hotels
Murcia Bed & Breakfasts/Rural Hotels:
Alhama de Murcia B&B - Cehegín B&B
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Murcia - a city on the river Segura in southeastern Spain and the capital of the Autonomous Community of Murcia.  Murcia is built nearly in the centre of a low-lying fertile plain, known as the huerta or market garden of Murcia, which includes the valleys of the Segura and its right-hand tributary of the Guadalentín or river Sangonera, and is surrounded by mountains. Worth visiting: the Cathedral was built between 1394 and 1465 in Castilian Gothic style. Its tower, only completed in 1792, shows a mixture of styles: the first two stories were built in Renaissance style (1521-1546), the third one is Baroque, and the bell pavilion has Rococo and Neoclassical influences. 
The main façade (1736-1754) is considered a masterpiece of the Spanish Baroque style.  Other noteworthy buildings in the square in front of the Cathedral (Plaza Cardenal Belluga) are the colourful Bishops palace (18th century) and a controversial extension to the town hall, by Rafael Moneo.  The Glorieta, next to the Segura river, has traditionally been the center of the town. This a pleasant landscaped square, built in the 18th-century. The Ayuntamiento (City Hall) is located here.
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AC Hotel Murcia
Hotel AC Murcia is a modern hotel in a quiet location 3 kilometres from the restaurants, bars and fine baroque churches of Murcia town centre.  Murcia's cathedral, the pedestrian street Calle de la Trapería, the casino and Salzillo Museum can all be found within five kilometres of the hotel. Guests can relax in the air-conditioned hotel lobby and enjoy complimentary coffee and newspapers. Those in pursuit of health and beauty can work out in the gym, then steam up in the sauna or cool off in the pool. The hotel's Sala restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, and there are several good restaurants in Murcia town centre. This four-floor hotel features 108 well-lit, air-conditioned guestrooms with neat, functional decor and oak furniture.
Hotel Campanile Murcia
The Hotel Campanile Murcia is a modern property set within a commercial district of Murcia, two kilometres from the Cathedral and the Episcopal Palace. In the Restaurant Campanile a wide choice of set menus, all-you-can-eat buffets and a la carte dishes are available in a relaxed setting; open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy a glass of wine or a specialty coffee in the café bar, or unwind in front of the television in the lobby area. Those wishing to explore the area can consult the multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk for tour assistance. Guests can also benefit from conference facilities and complimentary parking onsite. There are numerous attractions within eight kilometres of the hotel: the Cathedral, Romea Theatre, Episcopal Palace, Casino, Almudi Palace, Salzillo Museum.
Hotel Hesperia Murcia
The Hotel Hesperia Murcia is set right in the historical and commercial centre of Murcia. Completely refurbished in 1998, it incorporates every service imaginable in a three star hotel. It also has a restaurant, snack bar/cafeteria, lounge, a television room, and air conditioning in all public areas. The Hesperia Murcia is ideal for holding conventions as it has meeting rooms for up to 130 people, projection rooms with screens, a private office and a meeting room. Hostess and interpreting services complete the package for companies choosing this hotel for their corporate meetings. Its 120 cheerful rooms have air conditioning, heating, a fully fitted bathroom, desk, telephone, TV, video channel and room service.
Hotel Nelva, Murcia
The Hotel Nelva is located in the centre of Murcia, Spain, next to the Centre of Congress and Auditorium. The modern Hotel Nelva has an outdoor pool.  Staff at the concierge desk can provide information on local attractions, and there are high-speed Internet connections in public areas.  Mediterranean cuisine is served in the formal Nelva restaurant, with white-linen-covered tables and high ceilings. Breakfast (surcharge) is available, and guests can drink in the bar.  The hotel's meeting rooms have high speed Internet connections and views across the gardens. Banqueting facilities are available.  Hotel Nelva's 250 climate-controlled guestrooms are decorated in calming colours with wooden floors and oak furnishings.
Silken 7 Coronas Hotel, Murcia
The Silken Siete Coronas is a modern hotel with a marble entrance located in a predominantly residential area in the centre of Murcia, 500 metres from the city's auditorium and conference centre. The hotel's city centre location means that it is within walking distance of many of Murcia's main points of interest; the city's Fine Art Museum and the cathedral are both about 300 metres away and the Salzillo Museum is within a kilometre.  The light, contemporary decor and piped music set the mood in the hotel's informal restaurant, open for lunch and dinner, which specialises in rice dishes and uses fresh local produce. Guests can relax with a morning coffee while browsing the complimentary papers, and enjoy an aperitif, nightcap and even a light meal in the café bar, where floral displays complement the soft blue decor and live piano music provides evening entertainment.
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Mazarrón is a municipality in the autonomous community and province of Murcia, southeastern Spain. The municipality has an area of 318.7 square kilometres (123.1 sq mi), and a population (2008) of more than 34,351 inhabitants. Click to view map
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Exterior Views Hotel La Cumbre, Puerto de Mazarrón
The La Cumbre is a modern, four-storey hotel situated 500 metres from Mazarron Bay, and 30 kilometres from Cartagena city and the typically Spanish town of Totana. The nearest beach is at Mazarron Bay, 500 metres from the hotel. The medieval towns of Lorca and Caravaca de la Cruz are both 70 kilometres from the hotel. Murcia San Javier airport is 80 kilometres away, and can be reached by car in approximately one hour. Guests can spend the day soaking up the sun on the pool terrace, and cool off with drinks from the bar. A playground and a separate kids' pool are provided for younger guests. The Restaurant la Cumbre is a colourful dining room serving traditional Spanish dishes in a relaxed atmosphere. The concierge is on hand to advise on local sights and attractions, and practical amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff and complimentary parking.
Exterior Views Sensol Resort Hotel - Golf & Spa Resort, Puerto de Mazarrón
The Hotel Sensol is located in Mazarron, Spain, two kilometres from the beach and five kilometres from the port. Lorca is 55 kilometres away, Cartagena is 62 kilometres away, and Murcia is at a 68 kilometre distance. The hotel extends to a garden area filled with a series of outdoor pools with a poolside bar, and there is an onsite spa with a gym, sauna, and massage treatment room. Parking is available on site for a surcharge, and further amenities include a hair salon and a 24-hour front desk with safe-deposit box.  Hotel Sensol Restaurant serves regional and Mediterranean dishes in a modern setting. The half-board rate includes breakfast and dinner, and the full-board rate includes all meals. Drinks are not included. Conference rooms are available on site.  The hotel has a golf course, and there is a children's playground and seasonal mini-club. 
Puerto Lumbreras - a small city 80 km from the city of Murcia.  However, it has surprisingly varied landscapes for its size, the plains of El Esparragal being mainly dedicated to intensive agriculture, and the contrast of the upland area of Cabezo de la Jara. This area of great environmental interest contains predominantly Mediterranean type vegetation and woodland, Mediterranean pine, and even wild olive woods of great age. Click to view map
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Exterior Views Hotel Riscal, Puerto Lumbreras
This modern and functional hotel enjoys excellent transport connections to the cities of Murcia, Granada and Almeria and is ideal for business stays. The hotel is situated at the crossroad between the E-15 and A-91 motorways that can take you to the cities of Granada to the north and Murcia and Almeria on the Costa del Sol to the south. Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the hotel. There is bar in the hotel where you can enjoy a relaxing drink after a long dayís business or tourism in the area.  The hotelís 61 rooms are simple and decorated in a classic and tasteful style. 
Exterior Views Parador de Puerto Lumbreras, Puerto Lumbreras
Sited at a key point between the Levante region and Andalucía, the Parador de Puerto Lumbreras is the ideal spot to explore the beauty of the Murcia region or inland Andalucía. The hotel is perfect for relaxation and leisure and welcomes guests on working trips or holidays.  The pool and the well-tended garden make it easy to relax and enjoy a pleasant stay, and the other spaces are decorated with elegance and good taste, with the outstanding light of the region enhanced by the pastel tones of the interior. In the Parador restaurant we especially recommend the excellent salads with local Murcia produce and rice from Calasparra. Enjoy also fish such as bream, meats such as lamb with garlic Cabañil style and desserts such as paparajotes (pastries) with honey. 
Torre-Pacheco is a Spanish municipality in the autonomous community of Murcia. It has a population of 27,400 (2005) and an area of 189.4 km². The only elevation of the municipality is the Cabezo Gordo, where the Sima de las Palomas is. The second oldest human remains in the Iberian Peninsula after Atapuerca were found in this cave. During the 19th century, scores of windmills were built around Torre Pacheco. Of the 14 that remain, four have been lovingly restored.  Click to view map
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Exterior Views Hotel Spa Torre Pacheco
The modern Hotel Spa Torre Pacheco is located on the outskirts of Torre Pacheco, Spain, three kilometres from the Mar Menor beaches. Murcia San Javier Airport is five kilometres away from the hotel.  Amenities include two outdoor swimming pools (one for children) and a spa with gym, sauna, steam room, and massage treatments. There is also a hair salon offering beauty services. A la carte dining is available from the colourful Restaurant Vitruvio, which features Mediterranean cuisine. A selection of international dishes is offered at the Penelope Buffet Restaurant. Drinks and light snacks are served throughout the day at the poolside bar, and room service is available.There is an onsite pitch and putt course. A range of water sports is available on the nearby coast, including windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling, and scuba diving. Golfers will find three 9-hole golf courses in the vicinity. 
Exterior Views Intercontinental Mar Menor Golf Resort & Spa, Torre Pacheco
The InterContinental Mar Menor Golf Resort and Spa is located in Murcia, Spain, 16 kilometres from Cartagena, and 20 kilometres from the El Mojon Beach and Calblanque Regional Park. The hotel has its own nine-hole golf course. This boutique spa hotel features a fitness centre with weights, Technogym cardio- vascular machines, and personal trainers.  There are indoor and outdoor pools, and wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel.  The InterContinental Mar Menor Golf Resort and Spa's Nomad restaurant has an open kitchen and serves dishes influenced by southern Spain and North Africa.  With its open air setting, Al Fresco serves barbecue and Mediterranean dishes, and AQVA creates Spanish and Mediterranean dishes from the finest cuts of meat and fresh local ingredients. The hotel's three bars serve a wide selection of snacks and drinks. A complimentary breakfast is served daily. 

Have a Glimpse of Murcia   by Leroy Calstard

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A metropolitan city rich in historical architecture yet modern is Murcia. The city is almost built in the heart of what is called in Spanish as Huerta (orchard or vineyard). The whole city itself is geographically situated between two mountains and close to the sea.

Before traveling to Murcia, it is best that you get information of what to expect from this city; first is that it experiences little rain and the climate is very unpredictable with severe heat experienced during summer and frost is common during winter.

The City of Murcia can be reached via its airport named Murcia-San Javier Airport which is located in the southeast portion of Murcia at the edge of Mar Menor. Travelers and holiday makers also fly in via the Alicante airport.

Orchard, dominately occupies a great part of the city hence this is the most known and very significant landscape. Aside from this, the city has vast expanse of landscapes that makes it appealing. The Regional Park is also within the city, the Carrascoy and the Valley. The sights to behold are the best part when traveling to this city, first off is the Cathedral of the Diocese of Cartagena, uniquely built with different styles, a mixture of Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical. If you're one who is into designing the place is just for you. The Bishop's Palace is a must for everyone to visit and have their picture taken, can be easily found in the square fronting the Cathedral is this colorful structure.

The city is pedestrian friendly especially when you see yourself being one with the rest of the locals walking along the streets of Plateria and Traperia. Significantly, Traperia covers the area from the Cathedral to Plaza Santo Domingo, where you the market place used to stand. Aside from walking, the other forms of transportation that you can use to see the whole city is via bus, tram or train.

Nothing more famous around Spain when the city of Murcia is mentioned is the Holy Week processions. The museum's delicately detailed sculpture's of the story of Christ's crucifixion, is taken out and travels around the city in a what is called an elegant procession of flowers, candles is lit during night. The procession depicts the events that lead to the Crucifixion

Bando de la Huerta which happens on a Tuesday after the Holy Week is the most colorful and lively celebration in the city. This is the time where in Murcians done their traditional huertano clothes and they celebrate on the streets until the Entierro dela Sardina(Burial of the Sardine) parade which happens on a Saturday.

May is the month where in the city celebrates Murcia Three Cultures International Festival. This was created to promote a harmonious relationship between the three major cultures that inhabits the city namely Christians, Jews and Muslims. They share the cultures mainly through music and sometimes they hold symposiums.


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About the Author - The free-lance writer Leroy Calstard is passionate about news relating to murcia sightseeing and murcia tourist attractions. Recording his experience in detailed publications on murcia he improved his deep knowledge in the field. 

Latest update: September 29, 2012