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6 Days Fitness and Yoga Retreat in Spain

  • La Nucia, Alicante, Spain

Fitness Yoga Retreat Spain

Getting fit and healthy doesn’t just mean spending hours sweating away in a gym. Join Yoga Breaks Spain for daily yoga, Pilates, cardio boost sessions, beautiful hike into the nearby mountains, guided bike ride, and super delicious healthy food. This yoga and fitness retreat holiday makes the most of the beautiful Spanish climate as you will be taking some of this program into the great outdoors to boost the feel good factor of exercising outside in gorgeous, sunny weather.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Core strength Pilates sessions
  • Meditation workshop and session
  • Body toning sessions and cardio blast and abs classes
  • Guided bike ride and mountain walk
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy meals
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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This resort you will be staying at opened in 2009 with one aim in mind - to create a special place that provides the services and facilities necessary to achieve an optimal lifestyle through complementary and conventional medicine, good nutrition, exercise, stress management, and personal development services.

Onsite fitness facilities are superb and include a 12.5-meter indoor pool, infrared sauna, an outdoor lagoon pool with sunbathing terraces, a multi-purpose ball court, and two gyms, one with free weights, cardio machines, boxing, and Pilates equipment and the other with a range of weight-assisted isokinetic machines to sculpt and tone all main muscle groups in a 30 minute circuit.

There are also yoga and Pilates studio, peaceful meditation room, a spa that offers pampertastic facials, massages, and body treatments plus an onsite thermal spa with Jacuzzi, steam room, ice plunge pool, and infrared sauna.

Unless you are bringing a friend to share with you, you’ll have your own spacious guest suite equipped with double or twin bedroom, en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, a comfortable lounge with international TV, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, safety deposit, a maid service, and a bijoux kitchen (not that you’ll be cooking as this retreat includes all your healthy and nutritious meals).

The activity program in this retreat includes:

  • Body toning sessions with a personal trainer
  • Cardio blast and abs session with a personal trainer
  • Daily sessions of body toning yoga suitable for keen beginners to intermediates
  • Guided bike ride on country lanes and tracks
  • Guided hike into the mountains - easy to moderate walk in awesome scenery
  • Guided meditation where you can experience various mind calming techniques
  • Pilates sessions

The yoga and Pilates sessions

The daily yoga sessions combine the deep stretches of Hatha with the warming flow of Vinyasa together with deeply restorative Yin yoga postures. The sessions focus on synchronizing breath with simple Vinyasa sequences to warm the body, stretch muscles, and open joints allowing your practice to feel like a moving flow linked to the breath.

The Pilates sessions are mat based and focus on strengthening and toning the major muscle groups using proficient Pilates movements and a variety of Pilates equipment. During your stay, there will also be a meditation workshop where there’ll be a chance to sample various mind calming meditation techniques.

Yoga and Pilates sessions are suitable for keen beginners, those with a lapsed practice, and intermediates. The teaching style is precise but relaxed. There’s no pressure to create perfect postures, what’s more important to is that you pay attention to how the postures feel in your body.

Likewise there’s no room for ego as it’s not what this retreat is about. It doesn’t matter what other people are doing around you, just work with what you have. Be patient, keep practicing, and your body will open up and let you back in.

Fitness training sessions

Yoga Breaks Spain believes fitness should be fun and so they have created a program that includes a variety of activities to boost your cardio and respiratory function, tone and sculpt your muscles, improve your flexibility, and soothe your nervous system.

As the resort has such excellent facilities, the majority of activities take place on site, but Yoga Breaks Spain will also get you out into the beautiful natural countryside nearby for an (easy to moderate) guided bike ride and a mountain hike.

Please remember, you don’t have to be super fit to join these retreats. The trainers and instructors are here to inspire you to find your boundaries not push you beyond them. You’ll always be encouraged to work at a level and pace that suits your strength and stamina. And, if there’s a morning where you fancy a lie in or an afternoon where you prefer to stay by the pool and skip class - that’s fine. Yoga Breaks Spain wants you to do as much or as little as you like!

Program overview

The days begins slowly and quietly as you wake up sipping a cup of herbal tea and some fresh fruits before your day begins with opening your body and senses in a yoga or Pilates session.

Then, feeling awake and vibrant, time now for a healthy, nutritionally balanced breakfast before you head off for the day’s fitness activity - guided mountain hike, personal trainer led circuit training or guided bike ride - making the most of the gorgeous weather before returning to the spa resort for a super delicious healthy lunch leaving the afternoon free to relax by the pool, enjoy some pampertastic therapies, have a 1-2-1 personal training session, or make use of the gyms.

Most afternoons, you will regroup for an evening wind down yoga or Pilates session before supper and bed.

Remember that all activities are optional. It’s your holiday so do what you wish - the aim is that you leave this retreat feeling fitter, healthier, relaxed, and de-stressed.

  • Nicole

    Nicole qualified as a yoga teacher with an Excellent Diploma after a two-year yoga training course with FRYOG (Friends of Yoga International) and has since gone on to train with some of the yoga famous, and not so famous but equally fabulous, teachers including Shiva Rea, Liz Lark, Godfri Devereus, and Claire Missingham.

  • Sara

    Saras passion for yoga begun as a student of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga whilst living in London. Shortly after returning to Spain she trained to be a yoga teacher with the Yoga Center of Madrid. Having successfully completed an in-depth Yoga Therapy training in 2008, Sara is now able to blend her Yoga Therapy knowledge into all her classes to help you enjoy a yoga practice that is right for you and your body.

This retreat is located on the edge of La Nucia, a Spanish town some 45 minutes north of Alicante and 20-minute drive to the beach. This fabulous yoga fit holiday will be held at a purpose built health and fitness spa resort, an hour north of Alicante-Elche Airport (ALC) where every guest has their own spacious, superbly equipped guest suite.

Nearby places

  • Alicante - 45 minutes
  • Alicante-Elche Airport (ALC) - 1 hour
Activities
  • Gym
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Massage
  • Pilates
  • Sauna
  • Spa
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room cleaning

Naturally, food is a very important part of feeling healthy and so all meals are included in your stay. Each day begins with some fresh fruits and herbal teas to help you slowly awaken. A delicious buffet breakfast or brunch is served each morning after class together with lunch and suppers each day.

The menus focus on using locally sourced fruits and vegetables and the majority of the meals will be vegetarian or vegan though fish will be offered on some nights too for those that would like it.

You will have free time every afternoon to relax by the pool, use the gym, thermal spa, read, or book therapies.

There is an on-site spa available including indoor pool, sauna, and thermal spa circuit. The spa also offers a wide variety of holistic and beauty treatments and massages during your stay (subject to additional costs).

  • 2 Pilates sessions
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Body toning sessions with personal trainer
  • Cardio blast and abs classes
  • Daily brunch, lunch, and dinner
  • Daily morning fruit and herbal teas to help you awaken
  • Daily yoga sessions with experienced and passionate teachers
  • Guided bike ride
  • Guided mountain walk
  • Meditation sessions
  • Welcome gathering on your first day
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Spa therapies

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Alicante-Elche Airport (ALC). Yoga Breaks Spain offers airport transfers at selected times for an extra cost. The pickup is between 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on arrival day and arrival back on final day is for midday.

Transfers are 40 EUR per person. Flights outside of these times can be accommodated with a private taxi or public transport. Please contact Yoga Breaks Spain for details before booking flights.

Arrival by bus

If you miss the transfer service or fancy travelling with the locals, there is a regular resort 'hopper' bus that offers a regular service from and to Alicante airport to the yoga town of Denia. This service can take up to two and a half hours depending on number of stops en-route. Please ask Yoga Breaks Spain for more details.

Arrival by train

If you wish to catch the train to Denia, you first need to take a cab to the north end of Alicante harbor where you will find the local tram service called the FGV (Ferrocarril de la Generalitat Valenciana) which calls at various towns en-route to Denia which is the end of the tram line.

Taking the tram to Denia requires one change at Benidorm but apart from that it’s a pretty easy journey, just slow that’s all.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 66 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 66 days before arrival.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

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    Review by Anonymous
    7.5 Value for money
    5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    7.5 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    5 Overall impression

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  • Review by Marisa from Basel, Switzerland
    9 out of 10

    "The few days spent in Denia were most enjoyable and inspiring. I felt safe and well looked after from the moment I arrived in Spain including the people I met on the bus and train journey from Alicante to Denia! I went with an open mind, consciously not comparing classes at home with retreat classes, which made the differences enjoyable and fresh.The daily program included 1.5 hour morning yoga and 1.5 hour afternoon Pilates the time in between could be spent joining in on organised activities cycling, a coastal walk or horse-riding or choosing from a long list of spa therapies to enjoy, exploring Denia or reading a book in bed no pressure to join any activity. This suited me well as I travelled alone and only needed to consider what I wanted to do. Brunch and most of the evening meals are enjoyed together at one of the hotels the food was delicious and the company ever so interesting. Loreto Street eateries, just around the corner, offers tapas and other meals, snacks, drinks where one just cannot go wrong. I stayed at the Hotel New Roma which is wonderfully located, super clean and the staff great. The on-site restaurant is very popular with local guests as well as travellers, which means it gets very noisy. Due to the open, modern hotel layout, the noise is not contained to the public areas but spills over to the guests rooms as well as into the communal inner quite courtyard at times this was very annoying. However, Nicole and Gary could not do enough to make us feel at home and happy they were professional and warm hosts. We were even each given a stamped picture postcard of Denia to post home! I can recommend this retreat to anyone who wants to enjoy alone time-out from daily life and simultaneously improve their Pilates and yoga exercise. I think Ill be keeping my dairy open for their next yoga only retreat."

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  • Review by Stephanie
    10 out of 10

    "This holiday was one that will last forever in my heart and soul. My first yoga holiday but definitely not the last, I hope to book again with same company. The one thing that stands out most is the genuine love the organizers have for what they do and the care they show to each of their customers. All teachers, massage therapists, biking guides etc are local people so its good that we were supporting the local community too. The hotel is family run and the food is super tasty, fresh and locally sourced. This has been a fantastic holiday for me - and I have been on some really amazing holidays! - my love for yoga has only increased because of this retreat, its simply the best holiday I have ever been on."

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  • Review by Stephanie
    10 out of 10

    "I was greatly anticipating this holiday and on arrival felt an immediate sense of welcome, relax Im here" & "this is it" which felt great. I considered arriving a day early but actually it was lovely to arrive and have yoga on my fist evening. I immediately felt 'checked out' in a manner that I'd really longed for and likewise 'checked-in" on a whole different level. I really loved the ambience of the hotel; it was very well suited to a yoga break. The outside world was left behind whilst I adjusted to my temporary home & family of sorts. I felt relaxed and happy and my mind was free of all the usual clutter. These feelings deepened along with my sense of strength, inside and out. My lasting memories will be of a time and place where I felt at peace with my body, my mind and all around me plus, the massage which was among 3 of the best Ive ever had in the World!. I hope to return."

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  • Review by Fiona
    10 out of 10

    "Lovely hotel - great location and character - very Spanish and relaxing. The yoga element was perfect - well structured - allowed varied levels - perfect pace - was great to have a more challenging guest teacher for a couple of sessions too. My lasting memories are of finding space, relaxing, improving my yoga in a lovely non-threatening friendly environment, feeling very cared for & being in a great place to unwind and think a little about the jungle we live in. I loved it all and I will come back."

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  • Review by a yoga participant
    10 out of 10

    "I thought the yoga classes and hiking were amazing. I felt Id really improved on my yoga alignment, technique and breathing - the teachers were lovely - Nicole is a great yoga teacher, very intuitive & I learnt lots of little tips that have helped improve my practice in particularly my breathing and alignment. Overall I had a lovely time, felt so relaxed after the first yoga session & liked that we all dined together and everyone socialises. My lasting memories are of how great I felt at the end of the holiday and how much my yoga practice has improved. On my last morning I even got up early and went for a run along the beach towards the next town - I made it just as the sun came up, it was beautiful. "

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  • Review by Betty
    10 out of 10

    "I had a great time! I had never done a yoga retreat before and this one had a good combination of serious yoga and freedom to explore the area either alone or with the group on hikes or excursions. Everything was well organized & the website gives a lot of information so there were no 'surprises'. I was impressed by Nicoles (the yoga teacher) ability to 'read' the group and know just what we needed. The location is gorgeous. I felt refreshed and happy at the end of the retreat. (I would have loved a few more days...) I will always remember the warmth extended by Nicole and her team and by all the other guests in the group. In general, this has been a tremendously positive experience. I will definitely recommend the retreat to friends and would be happy to come back for another session.Thanks!"

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Testimonials

  • Review by Val
    10 out of 10

    "The yoga teachers did a brilliant job considering they did not know any of the students or their abilities when they arrived just goes to show the level of their professionalism. I felt each student was able to attain a good class to the level of their own ability but there was also encouragement to stretch themselves and try new things if they wanted to without feeling intimidated. I loved the Yin yoga & as it was good to have a meditation workshop as I've had limited experience of meditation but I know have a better feel for what it can do."

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  • Review by Madeline
    10 out of 10

    "Loved it from the moment I walked through the door. Really didn't want to leave and would like to jump on a plane and come back now! You have created a lovely experience which blends all the good things in life beautifully. I really hope to be a repeat customer :)"

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  • Review by Karen
    10 out of 10

    "Nicole was really warm and welcoming, as were the hotel staff. I left feeling a lot better than when I arrived and learnt useful new teaching points for my yoga practice. I am already recommending it to friends! The food was really, really good too."

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  • Review by Val
    10 out of 10

    "I was completely shattered when I arrived but being able to slob out for a few hours was very welcomed. Having not done anything like this before my apprehensions were easily dismissed on meeting the group and after the first class. I knew I was going to enjoy my stay. I liked the structure of the holiday, perfect environment and weather (of course)! Classes and activities were as advertised and the hotel as expected. Definitely felt I had improved my practise and learned new things to explore further by the end of the 5 days. Met some lovely people, ate some lovely food and had some good laughs. I definitely will do something like this again in the future."

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  • Review by Susan
    10 out of 10

    "Overall the level of yoga classes/teaching was pitched very well, given the differing levels of yoga experience across the group. I found the classes quite challenging, but always in a structure where I was freely able to explore and expand my yoga practice."

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  • Review by Lucy
    10 out of 10

    "I didn't really know what to expect when I first arrived as it was my first yoga holiday! But I was so impressed - firstly by the hotel, my lovely big room, also the pool area was so pristine and well designed, the meal on the first night was delicious and healthy which is exactly what I hoped for. The structure of our days was well thought out. Obviously the yoga sessions were FANTASTIC and the brunch afterwards was a great idea to all sit down together. I was lucky to meet such a great group of people and we all got on so well. I have been so inspired by this holiday and from my daily yoga with Nicole, I am determined to keep it up and squeeze in as many classes as I can in my routine, also I would love to return to Spain to learn from you again. Thank you so much!"

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  • Review by Lou
    10 out of 10

    "Little bit anxious before arriving ..just the unknown and knowing I hadn't done much yoga, imagining everyone else would be fantastic at it .. but of course I neednt have worried. Lovely hotel, lovely smiley Nicole on arrival, great first yoga session ..pretty sure I was nearly asleep at the end of it! The hotel poolside was lovely & the hotel owner was fab. We laughed a lot - maybe more than I'd anticipated we would - & met some properly lovely people which I guess shouldn't be surprised at given that we were all at least similarly minded to have ended up in the same place together. Came away feeling much more supple and 'powerful' though, having returned home, the bad back I had before I came on the retreat has re-appeared! Maybe I'm allergic to home!"

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  • Review by Michelle from Newcastle, Australia
    9 out of 10

    "I had such an amazing time on this yoga retreat- it was everything i was hoping for. I was able to relax but at the same time able to join in on activities when i wanted including the guided walk and cooking class. The food was delicious and healthy, the hotel was intimate and beautiful. Gary and Nicole were great hosts and brilliant teachers. I enjoyed both the Pilates and yoga- but overall preferred the yoga. I also met some great people . I would definitely recommend this retreat for anyone looking for time out in a stunning setting."

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  • Review by Donna
    10 out of 10

    "I can honestly say that there is nothing more than could have improved the programme for me. I thoroughly enjoyed every single moment and have returned home with renewed energy and vigour. The venue was perfect, as was the hospitality and facilities in the hotel. On the two occasions I opted to deviate from the programme, I was actively encouraged to enjoy my alternative choices as "it was my holiday" - and that is how I felt every single day. I have raved about my holiday since my return. From my personal point of view, I am already planning that a Yoga Breaks in Spain holiday is becoming a 'must have' to achieve the balance I want in my life."

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  • Review by Andrea
    10 out of 10

    "I felt anxious on arrival largely because of being with an unknown group but felt much better after first meal once Nicole asked everyone about themselves & their expectations of the break. Without that it would have been impossible to get people to talk over dinner. The Pilates teacher was an unexpected surprise as I was not sure I would cope with Pilates but she was so positive and inclusive with humour that it was impossible to resist trying very hard for her! I was unsure about meditation but really enjoyed it - mainly because the teacher was so un-hippie about it all and just got on with it!Nicoles yoga is exceptional and gives a great deal of her heart to the group, the holiday and the yoga. Her conviction and care is conveyed in many ways. My lasting memories are getting better at yoga day by day, being part of a group that grew to understand and enjoy the differences in people and the kindness of everyone (often conveyed by humour) that enabled all of us to practice yoga and Pilates so well. Thank you very much indeed."

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  • Review by Donna
    10 out of 10

    "My experience this time, as it was last time, was amazing. The hotel itself is elegant and full of character and the staff could not be more friendly or helpful. It catered for my every need in such a lovely, low key manner, I couldn't have felt more comfortable."

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  • Review by Lorna
    10 out of 10

    "You literally couldn't have made this break any better. I know that's probably not that helpful but it's true! Overall it was perfectly planned and thought through. Our well-being, energy levels and comfort were always clearly at the very forefront of your minds. The yoga and pilates were amazing - even when I didn't 'feel' like it (like first thing!) I still felt compelled to go and only ever felt better for it. I felt nourished and cared for throughout. But I want you to know also that the little surprises each day did not go unnoticed and just made it that bit more special. We all felt loved, how amazing is that?! Thank you both so much, you really are marvellous people."

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  • Review by Hazel
    10 out of 10

    "I had a truly wonderful time, one of my best holidays to be honest. The blend of exercise, lovely people and wonderful location was just perfect. I would also like to have had another day or so just to completely relax. I have to say the lady that did the therapies was awesome and I think that everyone ought to have a go at the Chakra balancing and crystal healing as part of their package as it is a beautiful experience."

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  • Review by Sabine
    10 out of 10

    "As Ive been before it felt like "coming home" on the arrival day. And, as before, I was surprised again how the group merged and felt closer together at the end of the stay. As always it was a pure pleasure to be part of the retreat and I was sad to leave on Tuesday. Please keep it up. Hopefully, I'll see you again next year!"

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  • Review by Annie
    10 out of 10

    "I calmed down over the five days, became more centred, more mindful and in a better place. I felt the whole holiday had a yogic thread throughout and so the benefits were cumulative. I had a glass of wine on a couple of nights and that was a mistake as you notice the effect the next day -my fault! As ever when you return home you feel different and you always hold on to a bit of that .. so you are ever so slightly changed for the better. It's was a great opportunity to have time for reflection and then moving on."

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  • Review by Rosa
    9 out of 10

    "My stay with you has been such a benefit to my inner peace and an inspiration to my yoga practice. Ive been able to go deeper into my yoga and its becoming more and more part of my daily life. Thank you such much for guiding me there."

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  • Review by Christina
    10 out of 10

    "Nicole was so lovely and welcoming, I immediately felt at ease. From the 1st yoga session I just knew I would love every moment. The best thing for me was the yoga. Nicoles classes flowed beautifully, they were challenging and stimulating. She is a very caring & emphatic teacher, explaining everything beautifully."

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  • Review by Bev from Los Angeles, USA
    10 out of 10

    "This was my first holiday without my family, thank you for making me feel safe & secure and helping me on my life path. Words cannot express what you have done for me."

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  • Review by Wendy from UK
    9 out of 10

    "Many, many thanks for such a wonderful yoga break. I so enjoyed my yoga sessions with you and learnt a lot to help me on my yoga journey. The level of yoga was just right - not too easy nor too difficult. My practice since coming home has improved after working with you. Some of the things you said really helped. I have just felt so happy on my return a sort of glow with lots of energy. Long may it last! I really liked the hotel, the people and the ambience of the place gave me time to read, rest and recuperate. So for me it was all perfect - I would certainly come again."

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  • Review by Alfa from Iceland
    9 out of 10

    "I just wanted to thank you for the inspiring, life-transforming experience I had with you in Denia. Your kindness, warmth and happiness is so obvious and how you easily share that with total strangers is amazing. You are such good role-models for the power of yogic lifestyle. I came back to Iceland relaxed, centered, focused, inspired and had found my inner peace again. I'm back on track with my yoga and some answers about what to do with my life -isnt it amazing how much can happen in less than a week?"

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  • Review by Alicia from UK
    9 out of 10

    "What a wonderful few days this has been. It's been an ideal way to detach from life & gain some space. The hard work & passion you put into the programme is so clear & I truly feel pampered & cared for. Your attention to detail & excellent planning made it particularly special. I was blown away by the standard of the hotel in terms of the comfort, the service and the quality of food. I can't wait to come back with a friend."

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