These are the most hospitable cities and regions of Spain

by Lorraine Williamson
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The Spanish city of Gijón in Asturias was the venue for the Traveller Review Awards 2024 of the reservations platform Booking.com. With the award, the platform puts partners worldwide in the spotlight who offer a great stay. Hospitable Spain scored well.

The municipality in the Asturias region hosted this edition. Málaga, Madrid and Seville have been voted the most hospitable cities in Spain. In Gijon, Asturias finished in ninth place among the most hospitable regions in the world. The Spanish region finished behind Perthshire (Scotland), Penghu (Taiwan), Boyacá (Colombia), Trentino (Italy), Los Lagos (Chile), Erongo (Namibia), Otago (New Zealand) and Finnish Lapland. This award not only praises the region as a whole, but also highlights the hospitality and charm of some of its most picturesque municipalities. According to the Traveller Review Awards of Booking.com, Ribadesella, Cangas de Onís, Biescas, Luanco and Oviedo stand out as the municipalities with the largest number of hospitable accommodations. The places are “located in an environment ranging from a rugged coastline to mountainous landscapes of unique beauty”.

More recognitions for hospitable Spain

In addition to Asturias, Booking.com has also recognised other Spanish regions for their hospitality. On the one hand, La Rioja, voted the most welcoming region in the world in 2023, “remains well positioned for its charm and hospitality”. In addition, Navarre and Extremadura are also in the ranking.

Other prizes were also awarded during the event. The municipality of Muxía was chosen as the most hospitable place in Spain. It is a famous pilgrimage site located in the western part of the province of A Coruña.

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Spain second in the world with the number of award-winning properties

Paradores was chosen as the hotel chain that excels in hospitality. The most hospitable hotel in Asturias is Gran Hotel Brillante in San Esteban de Pravia.

Hotel Rector in Salamanca has been selected by Booking as the most hospitable hotel in the whole of Spain. Via Avis in Santa Catalina de Somoza in León is the most hospitable tourist accommodation in Spain. H10 Madison in Barcelona is the most sustainable accommodation in Spain.

With all these recognitions, Spain has maintained its position as one of the countries with the largest number of award-winning accommodations. Spain finished in second place worldwide, Italy is the frontrunner, France finished third.

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