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DoubleTree Reserva del Higueron Resort and Spa Review

Located on the edge of a private estate in the hills above Fuengirola, Spain lies this modern, trendy full service hotel, perfectly located for beach access whilst serving up a relaxing holiday within the hotel grounds. Perfectly located in the Costa del Sol and within easy reach of both Malaga and Marbella there is everything you could wish for nearby what ever your holiday wishes be.

Guest Rooms and Suites at the DoubleTree Reserva del Higueron:

  • Standard Guest Rooms come is a few variations all of which are well appointed with large screen TVs, mini bars and decorated with a bright modern approach. Rooms with Twin beds or King Bed are available and come either with or without a sea view. All rooms have a decent size balcony with full height and width glass windows allowing excellent views when you awake.
  • Deluxe Guest Rooms are similar to the above but only available with King Beds. Rooms provide more space and the Bath Tub is located near the window to allow you to relax whilst enjoying the view from the window.
  • King Duplex Suites bring the addition of a second mezzanine floor where the large king bed is located along with freestanding bath tub and separate shower room and WC. On the lower floor is a second shower room and toilet along with a dinning area and sofa bed. The suite benefits from being on a higher floor and comes with two 42 inch televisions and a spiral staircase linking the two floors. Duplex suites are available with or without a sea view.
  • One Bedroom suites offer all the luxury’s of the other suites but are spread across a single floor making them more suited to wheelchair users and people who might not like the idea of the narrow spiral staircase to get to the main sleeping area.
  • King Panoramic Suites are essentially the same as the King Duplex Suite but come with the addition of a separate large round day bed seating area on the upper floor which is surrounded by panoramic views over looking the sea.

It must be noted that most rooms that feature a second bathroom, whilst the main shower room and toilet are located behind a conventional door the second bathroom is more open to the upper floor. Where rooms have free standing baths these will be located in the main sleeping area, not the bathroom. Consider your room choices depending on how comfortable you are with your fellow travelers.

All Suites sleep four and standard rooms sleep two. Roll away beds are apparently available but when we asked they seemed somewhat exclusive and extremely limited.

Restaurants and Dinning at DoubleTree Reserva del Higueron: 

  • Al Rolo – Fusion dinning, A la carte menu.
  • Infinity snack bar – located on the roof top overlooking the me providing pool side dinning, drinks and snacks.
  • La Higuerita – Open air dinning pool side within the main spa and fitness club pool area. Affordable meals perfectly suited for lunch or light evening eats.
  • Palmeral – Located below the main lobby with views out to the med, Palmeral offers Buffet style breakfast, dinner and an A la Carte lunch Menu.
  • Sollo – Exquisite  fine dinning and tasting menus served in a Michelin starred restaurant by Chef Diego Gallegos. This place is not cheap but it certainly packs a punch in terms of quality and is very much worth the price.

Pool, Fitness and Spa facilities at DoubleTree Reserva del Higueron:

The hotel is also home to a fully featured spa, wellness and sports center with expansive gym facilities, tennis and racket ball courts. Volleyball courts are also available for use and indoor spa pool if your looking for a more tranquil swim away from the heat of the sun.

Nearby beaches – The hotel is only minutes from the beach but is not really suitable for walking. The nearest beach, Carvajal is located down a very steep hill and it is best to take the free beach shuttle. other beaches include:

  • Fuengirola Beach – Vast, clean and very popular with lots to do along the sea front. Also packed with resturants and shopping makes it a very suitable spot to spend an evening.
  • Arroyo Hondo beach – a smaller beach located a few miles west of the hotel is great if your looking for a quieter spot.
  • Playa del Arroyo De La Miel – further west still is this large resort style beach with lounger and other amenities available to rent.

Golf Courses near DoubleTree Reserva del Higueron:

The area surrounding the Reserva del Higueron is packed full of Golf courses, over 70 in fact so finding the perfect spot to tee off will not be a problem. Some of the closest golf courses are:

  • Mijas Golf International
  • Santana Golf and Country club
  • Calanova Golf Course
  • Torrequebrada Golf Course
  • Club de Golf El Chaparral


  • The hotel offers a free shuttle to the beach and nearby  Carvajal train station.
  • The nearest airport is Malaga.

Nearby villages and attractions to DoubleTree Reserva del Higueron:

  • Mijas – a small village steeped in history in the hills to the north of the hotel.
  • Bioparc Fuengirola – Small zoo located in the town center.
  • Tivoli World – Medium sized theme park in between Torremolinos and Benalmadena

Dunblane Hydro – Doubletree by Hilton review

Standing proud on the hillside overlooking the small Scottish village of Dunblane, the Doubletree Dunblane Hydro stands out as one of the finest Hotels within the Doubletree offerings.

Everything about the Dunblane Hyrdo exudes luxury and grandeur. From the moment you enter though the castle like entrance to the Vast open lounges with high ceilings and large windows all beautifully decorated and furnished, you will very much feel warm, well accommodated and relaxed.

Situated only a few miles away from Scotland’s main trunk road, the A9, the hotel offers the perfect base to explore central Scotland. Both Edinburgh and Glasgow are within easy reach as is the the Cairngorm national park to the north.

Rooms and Suites at the Dunblane Hydro:

  • King rooms
  • Twin Rooms
  • Family suites with one king plus Bunk Beds in separate bedroom

Dinning options at the Hydro:

  • Kailyard by Nick Nairn – Set in one the grandest of rooms within the Hydro the Kailyard offers a fine dinning using fresh local ingredients and at what we believe are extremely reasonable prices. The restaurant also offers varying seating areas from quiet secluded corners looking over the estate to a table in the grand conservatory offering a more unique personal dining experience.
  • The Cocktail lounge – Lunch menus and bar food is offered which can usually be enjoyed in the vast Stuart Lounge. Food is very reasonably priced and the quality is outstanding.

Whats nearby:

  • Stirling Castle
  • Blair Drummond Safari Park
  • Doune Castle
  • Gleneagles Golf Course and Estate
  • The Famous Grouse distillery and experience
  • Loch Lomond National Park

Getting to Dunblane Hydro:

The Doubletree Dunblane Hydro is situated only 3 miles from the A9 between Stirling and Perth. If planning to arrive by Air both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports are within 45 mins drive from the hotel. Both airports have hire car facilities available. The hotel also provides extensive free parking.

Planning a visit to Scotland? Visit our main Scotland page to view for more ideas, reviews and travel tips.

Hilton Orlando Review

The Hilton Orlando Resort is situated at the lower end of International Drive is perfectly located within walking distance of all of the nightlight and restaurants along International drive and only 2 minutes drive to Seaworld Orlando, Aquatica Water Park Orlando and the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets.

This particular Hilton is perfectly suited to both family holiday makers and visitors on business alike. In terms of size the hotels is of a reasonable large size with around 1417 rooms and suites, several restaurants and very large conferencing facilities.

Hilton Orlando Facilities for Families:

Hilton Orlando Pool Night - TravelammoPool : Not many Hilton’s have such extensive pool amenities but this one does. With a large beach entry pool, water slides and it own lazy river there is almost little need to visit the local water parks. Parents can make the most of sunbathing and enjoying the full service hotel facilities including pool side bar, restaurant and waiter service pool side. The whole pool area is set within lush grounds with plenty of sun loungers, free towels offered upon entry and best of all there are lots of secluded areas to relax whilst the children exhaust them self.

Hilton Orlando Sporting Facilities: The hotel has exceptional sporting activities for all the family with two tennis courts, mini golf, basket ball court, volleyball and a fully equipped gym. All these are included as part of your stay ( resort fee applies ) and equipment is provided as well as organised activity program.

Hilton Orlando Business Facilities: 

As well as all the usual services like computers, printing, parcel services and fax, the hotel also cater for extremely large conferences right done to small meeting spaces with the usual level of Hilton assistance available to cater for all you needs.

The Hilton Orlando is also perfectly located directly next to the Orange county Convention Center and is the perfect place to stay when attending.

Spa and Fitness services at the Hilton Orlando:

The hotel offers a full service spa with 15 treatment room including couples rooms. There is a hair and nail salon and fitness room which is extensively equipped with the latest computerized fitness machines as well as aerobics and free weights equipment. The fitness center is open to hotel guests 24 hours a day.

Dinning and Restaurants at Hilton Orlando:

Spencer’s for Steak and Chops: This award winning restaurant offers fine quality food and a high class dinning experience, prices are relatively high and for a three course meal can be from $60 to over $100 per head. Expensive but the food and service are worth the bill.

The Bistro: Located in the lower floors of the hotel The Bistro offers fresh simple menus at reasonable prices. The menu varies regularly and you can expect up to $50 per head for the courses. The Bistro is also the location for the hotels buffet breakfast which is of very high quality and extensive in choice. We have always found it to be on par or at the higher end of what your typical Hilton offers for a breakfast buffet.

Davids Club Bar and Grill: The hotels choice for a late night drink the place really does feel more like a bar and it is easy to forget you are located in an extensive hotel. The modest menu offers good simple bar style food including gourmet burgers and snacks. Drinks prices are reasonable and the bar has an small outside area with fire pit and TV should you wish to enjoy your evening tipple outside.

Tropics Bar and Grill: Simple pool side menu and refreshing cocktails served pool side. a few times a week during warmer months there will often be a BBQ buffet available also which is often priced well for the food on offer. Drinks prices can run high if the children hit the soft drinks and bill the room, you’ve been warned.


  • Standard rooms with either King or two queens – Well appointed spacious modern rooms with the standard Hilton facilities.
  • Pool view rooms in either King or two queens – Similar to the standard room but with views over the lush pool area.
  • Pure allergy rooms – The options above are both available but supplied with enhanced air quality and hypoallergenic treatments and linens.
  • Executive rooms – again available in the options above but located on a  higher floor and the rate includes access to the hotels executive lounge which offers complimentary continental breakfast, drinks throughout the day and evening snacks.
  • Suites – A selection of one or two bedroom suites, Hospitality suites with meeting and dinning space right through to large Signature suites and presidential suites are available.

Parking at Hilton Orlando:

Both self park and Valet parking are available at a  cost of $18 plus tax for self park per night and $25 plus tax per night for valet. Both types of parking have huge availability and our experience of both is that both offer excellent service. Valet parking is extremely efficient with many valets working at any one time. Self park is conveniently located at the rear of the property and is operated with your room key. The self park offer direct access to the lift lobby for quick room access.

In summery and important notes:

The is a resort charge added to the room rate to cover facilities  – currently charged at $24 per night per room.

We feel this hotel is the perfect choice for family’s looking for the perfect location to explore all Orlando has to offer in a relaxed way without having to drive for hours and deal with traffic. The hotel also offers I-ride Orlando shuttle vouchers so there is no need to even have to walk. The property is in exceptional condition and every thing on offer is of the highest quality that can be expected.