Prices are based on the cost of a double room per night. Rates rarely include breakfast or tax. Although most hotels have
air-conditioning, it is worth double-checking that your room will be cool during the summer months. If the hotel is on a main
street, ask for a room at the back.
Money-saving Tip If you are going to Madrid for a weekend, you can often get a reduced rate. Another money-saving system is run by Bancotel, who have 300 participating hotels in Spain. Buy a Bancotel chequebook with five cheques and you can save up to 65 percent on the usual rates. For details, Phone: 906 321 322 or your local travel agent. They also offer reductions on car hire and golf.
The Paradors of Spain Spain has long been famous for its paradores, a government-run chain of hotels. These are often converted castles and monasteries in attractive locations with reasonably priced rooms. They make a point of serving regional dishes in their restaurants.