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    The key to Adults Only hotels

    An ‘Adults Only’ hotel should not be confused with a romantic hotel, a boutique hotel or a hotel for couples. Although all these establishments do have characteristics in common, each has some services that define it and make it unique in its category. Today we will discuss these differences and the key features of a hotel that is for adults only.

    In the case of an Adults Only Hotels (the English name by which they are generally known in the tourism sector) the main distinguishing feature is that these hotels are restricted to people over 18 or in some cases, older than 16. This limitation is imposed to safeguard one of its great attractions: to meet all those travelers looking for a place to unwind away from children and large families, noise, races and games.

    Who is looking for an Adults Only hotel?

    The usual adults only hotel guests are travelers of a certain age (an average age of between 35 and 45) who want to enjoy their accommodation in a relaxed atmosphere although they don’t say no to enjoyment, yes they are very choosy when it comes to the activities they choose: sports, fitness sessions, evening parties, special dinners, cocktails and all of this combined with the sea…

    They have an average purchasing power – generally high, and tend to take shorter holidays: travelers who take breaks at any time of year rather than those who book 15 days in summer. They are seeking a luxury fitness experience for 3 or 4 days in very specific destinations and always opting for hotels that offer them something more than mere accommodation.

    The keys to Adults Only hotels

    Although most of the services on offer are the same as those offered by family and couples hotels, these establishments are aimed at a very specific target group, with the needs and motivations of a very specific type of travel, with accommodation, facilities and specialist attention which in many cases, is new to the mass tourism sector.

    The Design.-  Adults only hotels care about increasing space, both in the communal areas and the rooms. They resoundingly favor modern designs and some even carry the signature of important contemporary interior designers. The Nordic-style, minimalist, Mediterranean-inspired, playful color combinations and combining furniture from different periods are the current trends.

    New services.- The vast majority of hotels have adults only fitness and spa areas. Some only with beauty and massage treatments, others with large fitness facilities with indoor pools, saunas, showers, aromatherapy and so on. Sport, with the integration of small gyms within the hotel- is also an important feature.

    The entertainment.- There are no poor quality shows, these hotels are committed to developing an adults only events agenda with an innovative and different program. Sushi nights washed down with a choice of the world’s gins; DJ sessions to liven up the sunset; theme parties on the beach; special dinners like barbeques; concerts of national bands or top level singers…

    The rooms.- Many offer only junior suites and suites. They are bigger, brighter, the best in the hotel, soundproofed, themed, decorated following the latest trends… Services are also high: Wi-Fi, computers or iPads in the room, your choice of bed-linen, bathrooms with whirlpool or Jacuzzi, furnished terraces overlooking the sea …

    The Gastronomy.- The restaurants and hotel bars for adults only stand out amongst what is on offer normally . It aims for a la carte and gourmet dishes or chef’s suggestions and also for up-to-date options like English breakfast or Sunday brunch. Asian cuisine and cocktails have become very popular in these hotels.

    Romantic for couples or friends…

    The confusion often created when speaking of adults only hotels is that it is understood that they are also hotels for couples and romantic hotels. However, as noted previously, not all hotels for couples are adults only, and therefore are also open to minors and couples with children but obviously the hotel is more geared to the needs and requirements of the adults than the concerns of the kids.

    With romantic hotels it is the same: a charming hotel or a romantic hotel may be perfect for couples and adults, often in locations or destinations which offer what those traveling as a couple want but are also a good option for those who are a couple with children.

    An Adults Only hotel is not solely a romantic hotel or a hotel for couples. There are adults only hotels aimed at young people looking for fun, adventure and the beach like the famous Sol Wave House in Calvia, Mallorca, one of the Sol Hotels chain Melià group designed especially for young surfers (it provides an artificial wave pool that has made it famous throughout Spain).

    Other adults only hotels are places to just go and discover unique places in the company of other people who travel alone. They are also hotels to go with friends in a group, at any age, to celebrate any birthday from 25 to 65. The only requirement is that you must be over 16 or 18, depending on the hotel.

    Destinations Adult Only

    There are adults only hotels throughout Spain and, in fact, they have proliferated becoming unstoppable in recent years, both in areas of beach tourism and major cities and towns. One of the places that has a large concentration of some of the best adults only hotels in Mallorca. Here you can find the gems of the hotel industry like the future IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Portals Nous, which opens to the public next summer as one of the most exclusive Adults Only hotels on the island. Another good example is the 4-star Garden Holiday Village, located in Playa de Muro, one of the favorite destinations for foreigners who come every summer to Mallorca in search of sun, sand, nature and absolute tranquility.

    The Canary Islands and, in particular, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife take the prize regarding adults only hotels. The Teguise area and Costa Adeje as well as Playa Blanca are the ultimate in getaways for adults who want to enjoy the scenery, good food and the incomparable calm of these special islands.

    What is on offer in Madrid is on the increase, incorporating truly original hotels, where services are devised to please adults, the select and sybaritic public. An example of this could be any of the hotels or chains Petit Palace and Vincci Hotels, like the recently released Vincci The Mint in the Gran Via area.

    Barcelona has been offering adults-only hotels where music events, meetings, etc. are organized. They have a more executive profile rather like those we mentioned in Madrid, but this is usual in the big city hotels.

    Huelva is curiously another destination noted for its Adults Only hotels. One reference, not only for its location but for facilities and services, is also one of the Garden Hotels chain: the Garden Playanatural Hotel & Spa actually on the El Rompido beach, one of the few pristine beaches in the south of Spain.

    The data:

    There is a website where you can find all kinds of Adults only hotels: Adults Only Holidays, where you can find all we have mentioned and more, including the special recommendations, reviews and the opinions of users throughout the world. The website is available in German, Spanish and English.


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