Sant Cugat – You will appreciate this tournament a few minutes from Barcelona…

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMENS 13è Open Ciutat de Sant Cugat

From 10/30 to 11/05

Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 25,000

Tournament location: Club Tennis Natacio Sant Cugat – Camí Crist Treballador s/n, Sant Cugat, 08173, Spain

How to arrive: The tennis club is far just 2.4 km and about 10 minutes driving from city center. Barcelona El Prat Intl Airport is located at less than 28 km from tennis venue (you will need a taxi drive of about 45 minutes)

Past champions: 2016 Arantxa Rus (Ned)

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Nr.1 of the seeding Martina Trevisan

Entry list: Martina Trevisan (Ita) – Basak Eraydin (Tur) – Maria Teresa Torro Flor (Esp) – Silvia Soler Espinosa (Esp) – Daniela Seguel (Chi) – Lina Gjorcheska (Mkd) – Georgina Garcia Perez (Esp) – Andrea Gamiz (Ven) – Paula Badosa Gibert (Esp) – Melanie Stokke (Nor)

THE TOWN: Sant Cugat del Vallès  (pop. 81,745 in 2010) is a town north of Barcelona in Catalonia. Known as Castrum Octavianum in antiquity  it is named after Saint Cucuphas, who is said to have been martyred on the spot now occupied by its medieval monastery. The final part of its toponym, del Vallès, is a reference to the historical county where the town is situated, Vallès. The town’s other buildings include the School of Architecture of the Vallès and the Centre d’Alt Rendiment. Sant Cugat has become an affluent suburb of Barcelona due to its location (only 20 kilometres from the city), its natural surroundings, and its pedestrian shopping area. It also offers restaurants, a co ncert venue, two cinemas, and one large shopping centre. The town has its own train station with a direct metro connection into Barcelona city centre.

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Monestir de Sant Cugat

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  • Ermita de Sant Medir

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  • El Pino de Xandri

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Aparthotel del GolfFeaturing free WiFi, air conditioning and private parking, this 3 stars hotel, rated 8.1 on Booking, is located just 11.3 km from Barcelona. Each unit has a private bathroom with a bathtub. Prices? From 97€ for a two-bedroom apartment with terrace suitable for 3 adults.
  • Holiday Inn Express Sant CugatLocated at 21 km from El Prat Barcelona airport this modern *** hotel, rated 8.2 on Booking, features free WiFi and parking on site, a lounge bar and a 24-hour front desk. Modern air conditioned rooms offer flat screen Tv, private bathroom and tea-coffee facilities. For a 20 mq2 double room you will pay 100€ per night with very good breakfast included.
  • Hotel Sant CugatFeaturing free WiFi and a sun terrace, 4 stars Hotel Sant Cugat offers accommodations is at just 11.3 km from Barcelona. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar and a private parking. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and come with a private bathroom equipped with a bathtub. The daily price, for a 21 mq2 double room, starts from 106€ per night with free cancellation. Rated 8.5 on Booking!

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Tournament Info

Visit Sant Cugat Official

Your Hotel in Sant Cugat

 

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Óbidos – Visit this little medieval gem of Portugal and enjoy some good tennis moments!

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Bom Sucesso Ladies Open 3

From 10/09 to 10/15

Surface: Carpet outdoor

Prize money: $ 25,000

Tournament location: Bom Sucesso Tennis Academy – Rua do Comércio Nº 27, OBIDOS, 2510-662, Portugal

How to arrive: Lisbon international Airport is far from tennis venue about 89 km and from old town less than 80 km and 50 minutes driving. The tennis venue is at about 13 km from city centre.

Entry list: Irina Kromacheva (Rus) – Magdalena Frech (Pol) – Anna Kalinskaya (Rus) – Georgia Brescia (Ita) – Maria Teresa Torro Flor (Esp) – Elitsa Kostova (Bul) – Olga Ianchuk (Ukr) – Katy Dunne (Gbr) – Valeria Savinkh (Rus) – Veronika Kudermetova (Rus)

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Former top 100 Irina Kromacheva will lead the seeding of the tournament

THE TOWN: Óbidos is a little and cute town and in the Oeste Subregion of Portugal. The town proper has approximately 3100 inhabitants. The municipality population in 2011 was 11,772 in an area of 141.55 square kilometres. The area of the town is located on a scenic hilltop, encircled by a fortified wall. It remains a well-preserved example of medieval architecture; its streets, squares, walls and its castle are a popular tourist destination. The castle now houses a pousada. The municipality is also home to the famous Praia D’el Rey golf complex, one of the top golf resorts in Europe.

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Vila Natal

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  • Óbidos Castle

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  • The Azulejos of the City Gate

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hostel ArgonautaExcellent structure located at 200 mt from Óbidos Castle and rated 9.2 on Booking. It features shared kitchen and bathroom with free toiletries.  The unit has accommodation in dormitories and double rooms. A single bed in dormitory costs 26€ per night with free WiFi, parking and breakfast included in the price.
  • Innfusion. Located 1 km from Vila Natal, this hotel features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property and an on-site bar. Each rooms have a TV and a private bathroom. You will find an ATM at the property. Prices? For a little but cozy double room you will pay 65€ per night with breakfast included in the price. Rated 8.7 on Booking!
  • Guesthouse Torre de Maneys. Wonderful accomodation rated 9.3 on Booking a few steps from Vila Natal. Each room at this guesthouse is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Certain rooms feature views of the garden or city. A double room costs 125€ per night with free WiFi and excellent breakfast included.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Info

Óbidos Official Tourism Pages

Óbidos Vila Natal Official Site

Your Hotel in Óbidos

 

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Montreux – Itf circuit comes for the first time to this Swiss gem beautifully set in the Alps

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Montreux Ladies Open by Elixim

From 08/14 to 08/20

Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 25,000

Tournament location: Montreux Tennis Club – Quai Ami Chessex 11, Montreux, Territet, 1820, Switzerland

How to arrive: The closest airport to Montreux is Geneva Cointrin International Airport which is at 1hr by train from city center (direct trains every 30 minutes). Montreux Gare is far just 1,3 km from tennis courts (15/20 minutes walking).

Entry list: Alexandra Dulgheru (Rou) – Elitsa Kostova (Bul) – Maria Teresa Torro Flor (Esp) – Tara Moore (Gbr) – Amra Sadikovic (Sui) – Katarina Zavatska (Ukr) – Ulrikke Eikeri (Nor) – Isabella Shinikova (Bul) – Paula Badosa Gibert (Esp) – Jacqueline Adina Cristian (Rou)

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Former nr. 26 of Wta ranking Alexandra Dulgheru will lead the seeding of Montreux Ladies Open

THE TOWN: Montreux is a municipality in the district of Riviera-Pays-d’Enhaut in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It is located on Lake Geneva shoreline at the foot of the Alps and has a population, as of December 2015, of nearly 90,000 in the agglomeration.

This town is universally known for Montreux Jazz Festival.

Lonely Planet writes: “In the 19th century, writers, artists and musicians (Lord Byron and the Shelleys among them) flocked to magical Montreux, what was then a pleasing lakeside resort, and is today a visitor-magnet for the rich, famous and everyone in-between, ever since. Montreux’s main draws include peaceful walks along a lakeshore blessed with 19th-century hotels, a mild microclimate, a hilltop Old Town, one of the world’s premier jazz festivals, Friday-morning lakeside markets and a fabulous 13th-century fortress. Rock-trivia buffs love the story of British hard rockers Deep Purple recording an album at the town’s casino in 1971 and commemorating a fire that broke out during a Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention gig (also held at the casino). The pall of smoke cast over Lake Geneva inspired Deep Purple to pen their heavy-chorded classic, ‘Smoke on the Water’.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Chateau de Chillon

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  • Rochers de Naye

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  • Queen: The Studio Experience

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel de Chailly. Family-run *** hotel, rated 8.1 on Booking and located in the hills above Montreux only 2 km from town centre and Geneva Lake, which features a restaurant with a shady terrace, a large free car park and the wifi for free throughout the property. The price for a 18 mq2 budget twin room is 97€ per night.
  • Hotel Grand Suisse MajesticBuilt in 1870, this recently renovated Belle-Époque 4 starst hotel is located in the heart of Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva. It offers a restaurant with a lake-view terrace, a fitness room with hammam and sauna, a business corner, laundry services and free WiFi in all areas. The daily rate for a comfort room is 177€ which increases to 228€ for rooms with lake view. Rated 8.6 on Booking.
  • Hotel Fairmont Le Montreux PalaceWonderful ***** hotel rated 9.1 and located on the shores of Lake Geneva with magnificent views of the lake and the Alps, it offers for its guests refined dining spaces with menus which reflect a passionate faith in the finest local produce including the regions best wines. Terrific is the on site 2000 mq2 Willow Stream Spa where you can enjoy fitness and wellness facilities. Prices for “this once time in the life” hotel? A Fairmont Double Room with City View costs 348€ per night with free WiFi included.
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The wonderful luxury Hotel Fairmont Le Montreux Palace

 

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Montreux Official

Your Hotel in Montreux

 

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