If the summer season 2020 is going to remembered for one good thing, it may be for the rise of the “Staycation”
As Spain heads into the ‘New Normal’, the UK still insisting on a two week quarantine for anyone visiting, and no sign of any deal being agreed for UK tourists to be allowed to visit Spain without having to isolate for 14 days, many hotels are looking to the Staycation market – enjoying all the pleasures and perks of a hotel break on your doorstep.
Landmark hotels such as the Marbella Club Hotel and the Puente Romano are preparing to open for business, but if you are looking for a more boutique and bespoke break, Marbella has some hidden hotel hideaways.
One of my favourite is the Jardines de la Reina Boutique Bed & Breakfast. Located on Istan road, just past the Manolo Santana Tenis Club, the building itself has a slice of Marbella history as it was formally owned by the late great ‘Duke’ of Duques Piano Bar – a legendary Puerto Banus venue in the 70s and 80s.
Diego and Kirsten Selinger, a young and international couple with a shared love of travel, culture, food, design and people, finally realised their dream on 2012 and have converted the property into a beautiful boutique hotel. It’s really more like hanging out at the villa of your very stylish friends, and the eight rooms are individually and eclectically designed and furnished.
All the rooms have private exterior entrances with private furnished patios, perfect for relaxing while social distancing!
If you are looking for the perfect staycation location, check out https://www.jardinesdelareinabbb.com/