This type of award isn't handed out lightly, and the five-star Asia Gardens, set two kilometres from the beach in the north of Benidorm, boasts plenty of reasons why it was chosen among so many candidates for the honour: there's the lush tropical gardens, the Asian-style rooms with stunning views over the Costa Blanca - Spain's 'white coast' - and the Sierra Cortina mountains, the sumptuous facilities with their state-of-the-art green technology... The list of luxury goes on and on, and includes four different restaurants where original flavours of Asia blend in a delicious harmony with traditional Mediterranean and international cuisine.
The hotel is a benchmark for quality, a space of calm and tranquillity inspired by Asian style with distinct Balinese influence in the lakes and waterfalls, abundant flowers and verdant gardens – and all set within an extensive pine wood.
The spacious modern rooms include all the latest technology and are divided into eight categories according to size, views and location. They include family suites which are ideal to spend a few days if you have small children.
The facilities include seven pools – vast lagoons of blue reflecting the exotic greenery – two of which are heated and open year round. There's also a kids' club, jogging tracks, cycling, diving... and all sorts of other services and activities. But it's the spa itself of which the hotel is most proud, and the different massage and beauty treatments on offer, particularly the Thai massage, which is one of its major attractions. And of course, this corner of holistic indulgence is one of the reasons why the hotel has been chosen by Conde Nast as the 'most excellent luxury spa hotel'.
Barcelo Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa