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Housed in a typical old Catalan-style building, Hotel Nord 1901 has been completely renovated and offers all the latest in mod-cons and classic design. Comprising rooms, suites and apartments, Nord 1901 provides guests with an ideal central base. With earthy tones and polished wood floors, the rooms are soothing and relaxing places to stay in. The best part about Nord 1901 however, is its leafy outdoor garden and swimming pool (the only central city hotel that has one).
Located in the heart of the old town, Hotel Museu Llegnedes de Girona, lies just a few steps away from Girona’s historic cathedral and the church of Sant Feliu – two of the most important sights in the city. A chic boutique hotel with a decidedly ancient-Greek feel to its decor, it specialises in catering to cyclists. Rooms fuse together modern design with original elements such as exposed brick walls and arches, while suites and duplex rooms have an avant-garde style with contemporary pieces of furniture. There’s also a breakfast bar serving local and ecological products, as well as a massage service.
Situated in the old Jewish Quarter of the city, right next to the cathedral and Plaza de Santo Domingo, the charming Hotel Històric perfectly mixes together old and new. Built on top of old Roman foundations with old 8th and 9th century stone walls, it offers modern comfort in a historic setting. Rooms have exposed stone walls, wooden rafters and beautifully made furniture – making them both cosy and luxurious. The hotel also offers four apartments complete with fully-fitted kitchens and dining rooms.
Half an hour drive away from the city in the medieval village of Madremanya, you’ll find Can Bassa, a 14th-century farmhouse, with spectacular views across rolling hills and forested landscape. A classic rural Catalan setting, it has solid stone walls and features three rooms in the main house, as well as five country cottages within the grounds. The old wooden beams, cosy fireplaces and lovely outdoor pool really make this place something special.
Housed in a traditional old Catalan farmhouse dating back to 1665, Boutique Hotel Can Pico epitomises Catalan country living – yet with an extra touch of style. It offers just 10 modern and luxurious rooms dressed in shades of cream and white. Spend your time here relaxing by the pool or in the olive grove, wine tasting in the hotel’s own bodega or exploring the surrounding countryside by bicycle.
A contemporary hotel, located in the historic heart of Girona city, the Hotel Ciutat de Girona offers a range of classic rooms and cosy apartments decorated with pictures of the city. There’s also an indoor cycling space and a swimming pool for those who want to keep fit while they’re away. Nice touches include ‘the musician’s corner’ in the lobby and the free glass of sweet moscatell wine upon arrival.
This hotel is something special, more than just a place to stay, it’s a piece of Girona’s history. Over 700 years old, the Hotel Castell d’Empordà has been painstakingly restored to its former glory. Today, it’s filled with vintage furniture and pieces of artwork from the owner’s travels around the globe. The individually decorated rooms contain historic features such as exposed brick walls and old tiles, but also all the luxury of the modern day. Imagine sitting in your own tower, looking out across the spectacular views of the Catalan countryside. Facilities include two swimming pools, a spa, restaurant, yoga classes and nearby hiking and biking trails.
Located right along the coast, around a 45-minute drive south-east of Girona city, sits the Cosmopolita Hotel-Boutique occupying a fine spot facing the Mediterranean Sea. Featuring contemporary and minimalist design, in shades of grey, white and gold, this place shimmers with modern chic. Facilities include a restaurant, chill-out bar and indulgent spa.
Situated in the cute historic village of Madremanya the charming El Racó de Madremanya Hotel has all the enchantment of a traditional Catalan farmhouse and all the luxury of a boutique hotel. Inside you’ll find old stone walls, cosy fireplaces and cave-like snugs, while outside there are flower gardens, fountains and two swimming pools. The stunning views and cosy decor make this place hard to forget.
Luxury hotel Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa, a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux hotel group, is situated around 38 kilometres south-east of Girona city and offers a relaxing escape in the Catalan countryside. Housed in an 18th-century farmhouse, it offers 38 luxury suites with exquisite details, as well as exclusive extras such as private pools, terraces and jacuzzis. This is ultimate getaway – indulging in spa treatments, playing paddle and tennis, and dining on gourmet treats from Michelin-starred chef Fina Puigdevall.