Total faith in booking holidays/ travel with Abbotts. Staff are most helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. Madrid in May - stayed at the Melia Princesa: Close to the heart of Madrid (6 minutes walk from the Gran Via, 4 minutes from Metro Station).
Excellent selection for breakfast. Rooms very clean and ours was most spacious, even though I know others were not. Our view was not super but did not matter really. Tea and Coffee facilities were very very good, and we could have room service 24hrs if required. The gym was quite small, and the pool was lovely.
Travelled on to Malaga on the Renfe AVA. Superb and punctual and clean.
There we stayed at the Blue Bay Banus; one of the best hotels near Puerto Banus, Marbella. Staff most helpful and friendly, set in an old ranch with a chapel. Beautiful swimming pool (and baby pool), easy access to transport, with bikes for hire and walking distance to the beach (with their own beach club).
Restaurants serving varied food, suitable for all with dietary requirements. Entertainment for children and adults alike. Day trips to Seville, Granada, Rhonda, Gibraltar, Malaga within easy reach and can be done independently or organised. Buses to San Pedro/ Estepona or Marbella (and bus station) outside. Swimming with Dolphins, horse riding or hire of boats all available locally.
Highly recommend for families or and couples, young and old. Very safe - quite a number of people travelling alone. Reception 24hr service multilingual.