|Hotel Palacio Garvey, Jerez.
Hotel Palacio Garvey
Small 19th-century converted palace with hip feel in the historic quarter close to bars, restaurants and shops.
This intimate four-star hotel is housed in what was formerly the residence of the Garvey family, one of Jerez's great sherry dynasties of Irish origin - they started the (appropriately-named) Bodega San Patricio.
The 16 generously-sized rooms are all individually decorated in contemporary style, some with wooden floors and minimalist metal-framed four-posters or beds with studded leather headboards; hydromassage baths and flatscreen TVs, as well as free internet and music systems.
The restaurant, with a zingy red and white colour theme, serves modern Mediterranean dishes using local products, and is well located for eating out at the many nearby restaurants. Curvy rattan furniture lends the shaded patio a modern feel. Shoppers will be kept happy on nearby Calle Larga.
As well as the library and business centre with free WIFI and two meeting rooms, there's a pretty special events space: a 2000m2 bodega.