The Best Places to Stay in Spain

Spain’s magnificent heritage is surveyed on Academy Travel’s 18-day tour of Spain from south to north, through the regions of Andalusia, Castille-Leόn and Catalonia. The itinerary commences with three nights each in the southern cities of Granada, Córdoba and Seville, home to Roman and Moorish treasures. Our four days in Madrid are an art-lover’s dream, with visits to outstanding galleries and royal palaces of the imperial period. The tour ends in Barcelona, a thoroughly modern city, but one with ancient roots.

Many of Spain’s historical cities can be explored on foot, and we have selected centrally-located hotels throughout to allow for individual exploration.

Listed below are some of Academy Travel’s carefully selected four-star hotels for the popular Grand Tour of Spain. Each of the hotels in our itinerary have been selected principally for their character and central location and are 4-star in standard.


Granada, Hotel Villa Oniria


Address: Calle San Antón, 28, 18005 Granada, Spain

A 19th-century mansion restored in Andalusian style.


Córdoba, Hotel NH Amistad


Address: Plaza Maimónides, 3, 14004 Córdoba, Spain

Comprises two fully renovated 18th-century mansions.


Seville, Hotel Casas de la Judería


Address: Calle Sta. María la Blanca, 5, 41004 Sevilla, Spain

Formerly part of the residence of the Duke of Bejar


Madrid, Iberostar Las Letras


Address: Calle Gran Vía, 11, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Las Letras is a fully renovated former palacio.


Barcelona, H10 Urquinaona Plaza Hotel


Address: Plaça d’Urquinaona, 2, 08010 Barcelona, Spain

A stylish adaptation of an original 19th-century building.

Academy Travel

Academy Travel is an Australian-owned travel company, dedicated to providing tailored small group journeys for individuals and associations. Academy Travel is a qualified travel agency. As well as managing your tour booking, our experienced consultants are happy to assist with all aspects of your travel, including international flights, pre and post-tour accommodation and travel insurance.


Sign up to our mailing list for tour updates and latest news.