- 9 years ago
If you are planning on honeymooning on mainland Spain or on one of its islands such as Mallorca or Ibiza, check out http://www.anamazinghotel.com.
I found the site while scouring the ‘net for deals and reviews on hotels in Mallorca and emailed them to see what advantage their site offered that I couldn’t get on my own. Michael emailed me back promptly and told me that he would phone the hotels of my choice (listed on his website) on my behalf and see what unpublished deals they might offer since he has a working relationship with them that is on a personal level.
I had my heart set on the Gran Son Net (Oprah stayed there and loved it) but knew that its cheapest room was close to the top of our price range at 340 Euros a night (under 400 Euros a night) and honestly, I didn’t want to stay in a little closet at a luxe hotel because I don’t see the point in paying a lot of money for the lowest grade.
I told Michael exactly that and within minutes he had emailed me back saying that he had spoken to the hotel and not only was it willing to upgrade our room for the price of the lowest room, it offered to upgrade it SEVEN levels to the Gran Suite AND included all taxes AND threw in the daily breakfast buffet for two for our entire 5 night stay – all for 440 Euros a night!! Because the buffet is 24 Euros per person/per day (goodness knows the H2B LOVES a breakfast buffet so we would have spent the money on it anyway) we were able to get the room of our dreams at the hotel of our dreams for the price we wanted to pay.
Michael and his associate Laura, who also helped us out, are my heroes. Without their help, we never would have this amazing opportunity to stay at one of the world’s best hotels at a price we can afford – which is 1200 Euros off the website price!
They also worked a deal with Avis for our rental car. Now, I’m a pretty savvy internet travel planner and so I cross referenced their quote with my usual sources (Kayak, Travelocity, Expedia, Travelzoo, Tripadvisor, Sidestep, and the list goes on…) and their quote was 150 Euros cheaper than the lowest website quote and it included all taxes and extra insurance!
If you are planning on honeymooning in Spain, please check out http://www.anamazinghotel.com and tell them Ali and Matt sent you (I promised I would spread the word in thanks – i believe in promoting small businesses)!
In today’s economy, we brides need all the help we can get cutting costs and more importantly, if we have a chance to help out a small business owner at the same time, it’s icing on the cake!