Take ancient buildings, magnificent locations, historic charms, designer flair and sheer Spanish style – and the result is enough unusual places to rest your head for a whole lifetime’s worth of holidays.

La Casa Azul, Valencia Boutique rooms inspired by the antique brooches and necklaces of local jeweller Vicente Gracia.

Casa Madrid, Madrid More grandee’s mansion than hotel, with its hand-painted frescoes, classical statues and aristocratic furnishings.

Hosteria del Monasterio, Castilla y León Classy hotel rooms within a sprawling monastery hidden high in the Riojan hills.

Hotel Castell d’Empordà, Catalunya Eight-hundred-year-old hilltop castle that Salvador Dalí once tried to buy.

Hotel España, Barcelona Boutique hotel, yes, but also a peerless modernista artwork.

Hotel El Mudayyan, Aragón Venture into the medieval tunnels (as far as you dare) under this Moroccan-style boutique hotel.

Hotel Toruño, Andalucía Spot flamingos, herons, avocets and more without leaving your bed.

Jallambau Rural, Galicia Enjoy expansive views over Ría de Muros from this spectacularly perched, stone B&B.

Posada San José, Castilla-La Mancha Precariously perched on the edge of the gorge in one of Cuenca’s famous “hanging houses”.

Refugio Marnes, Valencia Sleep like a sultan in this sumptuous Bedouin tent in the middle of the Valencian countryside.

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