The Galician city of A Coruña makes for the perfect break, enjoying one of its many beaches, exploring its Old Town, admiring the spectacular Atlantic views or sampling its delicious seafood. Here are our picks for the best luxury hotels in the city, so you can choose where best to base yourself when you visit.
Hotel Blue Coruña
Based around the theme of the city and the sea, the four-star Hotel Blue Coruña is owned by the Sercohotel group and is located in the centre of A Coruña. As the name suggests, this modern hotel is decorated in shades of blue and natural wood, and each room features a painting or drawing of the city above the bed. There is a small gym for guests’ use, as well as a lounge area where complimentary drinks are served each evening.
Hotel NH Collection A Coruña Finisterre
The five-star Hotel NH Collection A Coruña Finisterre is A Coruña’s most luxurious hotel. Sitting right by the seafront, it offers spectacular views, provides free access to three large pools and has an unrivalled service. Featuring the classic Novo restaurant La Terraza, al fresco dining, a breakfast room, and outdoor bar, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to drinking and dining here. The rooms are both elegant and classic, decorated in plush soft furnishings, natural tones, and lavish walk-in closets and marble bathrooms. Spend your time here relaxing in the spa, getting in a game of paddle or tennis on the hotel’s courts, swimming next door in one of the three heated outdoor pools, or working out in the gym.
Hotel Zenit Coruña
The four-star Hotel Zenit sits just a hundred metres or so back from the large crescent sweep of Orzán and Riazor beaches, meaning it’s ideal for lazy summer holidays and beautiful Atlantic views. The 70 rooms are both classy and stylish, featuring lots of dark wood and neutral colours, as well as delicate gold Chinese prints on the walls. Besides its delicious breakfast buffet of local cheeses, cold cuts and cakes, the hotel offers meals at its La Marola Restaurant, serving typical Galician cuisine with a creative and innovative twist.
Hotel NH A Coruña Atlántico
Hotel NH A Coruña Atlántico can be found right next to the city’s port and marina, next to the casino, a large shopping mall and vast gardens. The rooms are simple, yet stylish, dressed in plain cream shades with polished wooden floors and a single piece of artwork on the walls. Services include a breakfast buffet room with its own smoothie station, the Abrego Restaurant with views over the Obelisk monument and Méndez Núñez Gardens, and a café/bar to enjoy drinks in the evenings. There’s also a steam room, business centre and direct access to the casino.
Meliá Maria Pita
Located next to the small Playa del Matadero, and just a short stroll from the Old Town, you’ll find the grand hotel Meliá Maria Pita. Covered in huge glass windows, the stunning sea views are never far from any part of the hotel. The large lobby gives off a luxurious air with its gigantic marble walls, columns, plush velvet seating and grand piano, while upstairs you’ll find the rooms are spacious, featuring polished wooden floors, and white walls with splashes of gold and chocolate in the soft furnishings. The breakfast room is plastered with vast beachfront photos, while the traditional Galician Restaurante Trueiro is located in a conservatory-like setting, filled with potted plants. Other services include meeting rooms and a small gym.
Hotel NH A Coruña Centro
Located right in the centre of the city, the four-star Hotel NH A Coruña Centro lies within easy walking distance to beaches, the marina, and major sights. The rooms are light and bright, decorated in natural shades and offering high-rise city views from its many windows. Besides the breakfast buffet room, guests can make use of La Gastroteca restaurant. Specialising in tapas and classic Spanish dishes, it fuses together the themes of food and music.
Hotel Mar del Plata
The Hotel Mar del Plata is located on the coast, just minutes from the end of Riazor Beach. A sleek and chic place, it’s filled with modern trendy décor and offers a range of services from bicycle and beach towel rental to guided city tours and use of the nearby spa at Casa del Agua. Rooms are spacious with large statement pieces of contemporary furniture and shades of slate and white with the odd splash of colour. The hotel also has a café where you can enjoy light bites, coffee, or drinks in the evening.