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Old Jun 11th 2019, 9:53 am
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Hi All

I'm a newbie looking for advice.

We are looking to semi-retire to Spain & are beginning our research into which area/ location would best suit our needs.
My wife & I have been hoteliers for many years & would like to down-size to a small B&B in spain.
We would be very grateful of any suggestions on location i.e. we are looking for a small/ medium size "Town" location that has regular visitors to support the B&B. We hate cities & also do not wish to be too rural.

Any advice would be helpful at this stage to enable us to start our research.

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Old Jun 11th 2019, 11:05 am
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Hi All

I'm a newbie looking for advice.

We are looking to semi-retire to Spain & are beginning our research into which area/ location would best suit our needs.
My wife & I have been hoteliers for many years & would like to down-size to a small B&B in spain.
We would be very grateful of any suggestions on location i.e. we are looking for a small/ medium size "Town" location that has regular visitors to support the B&B. We hate cities & also do not wish to be too rural.

Any advice would be helpful at this stage to enable us to start our research.

Phil
In all fairness you will probably need to give a bit more information. I could tell you that Tossa de Mar is nice and the other person will tell you how great Granada or Alicante is, but what are you looking for? What is your budget, what type of property, climate (Semiarid, Mediterranean, Oceanic, Continental), near the sea or inland? Even with regular visitors, some areas might have too many B&B's etc.
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Old Jun 11th 2019, 11:18 am
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Hi
Thank you for your reply. We are not looking to be on the coast but within say 30 mins of the coast.
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Thank you for your reply. We are not looking to be on the coast but within say 30 mins of the coast.
Head to the Costa del Sol and up into the sierra, places like Mijas pueblo match your profile
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Old Jun 13th 2019, 9:34 am
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I would agree with this. If you are opening a b&b then you may want to be closer to the touristy places I guess (Mijas is one). A bit further inland from the coast you have Alhaurin el Grande and Coin. Beautiful countryside surrounded by pine clad mountains and within 30 mins of the coast but also good for Malaga airport.
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I would agree with this. If you are opening a b&b then you may want to be closer to the touristy places I guess (Mijas is one). A bit further inland from the coast you have Alhaurin el Grande and Coin. Beautiful countryside surrounded by pine clad mountains and within 30 mins of the coast but also good for Malaga airport.
But if it's a very touristic area, wouldn't there be enough hotels around? I would have also thought that B&B's are mainly used by people who drive and stay for a night or 2 and then move on.
People or Groups who fly probably book a hotel or a villa for the whole week, rather than a B&B unless it's more like a private hotel with pool etc.
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Agreed. That is why I suggested the places further inland which are less touristy but still within 30 mins of the coast. :-)
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If you specialise as a B&B in something like Yoga/painting et al your up against Airbnb where you can get accommodation to fit all budgets. My two grown children and the grand children have rented a Villa in Cyprus, private pool, internet, TV, washer/dryer etc for £178 a night for the villa; I doubt you'd get B&B for that price and certainly won't get all the amenities the villa has. You need to offer something a bit special these days in a B&B.
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I would do alot more research first, theres b&b's all over the place.
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