Hostal de la Gavina

*****

Nestled along the Costa Brava in the seaside town of S’Agaro, Leading Hotel of the World Hostal de La Gavina is Catalonia’s only five-star Grand Luxe hotel. Situated on a stunning peninsula between two secluded bays characterized by pristine sandy beaches, the history of the property dates back to the 1920’s when the Ensesa family decided to develop the land between the bay at Sant Pol and the beach at Sa Conca into an exclusive seaside resort.

Today the property offers 74 spacious guest rooms thematically designed to capture two different aesthetics: a celebration of traditional Catalan style with Mediterranean flourishes like fresh white walls, handmade tiles and natural textiles, as well as a nod to classic European grandeur with rooms decorated in antique furnishings, opulent tapestries and fine trimmings. Every guest room features a luxurious bathroom and deluxe amenities including air conditioning, flat screen television with satellite programming, Wifi connectivity and minibar. The hotel’s common spaces are as enchanting as its guest rooms, decorated with art pieces, sculptures, tapestries and antique furniture that are part of the family’s own private collection.

Besides breathtaking views of the coastline from every angle, and access to the peninsula’s most pristine beaches, the resort boasts a number of first-class facilities. A focal point of the property is its seawater swimming pool set uniquely elevated over the bay of Sant Pol. The pool area also houses the Garbí Restaurant, Garbí Terrace and Blue Bar, for relaxing poolside with a light lunch or refreshing drink. The refined Candlelight Restaurant serves sophisticated Mediterranean cuisine within its elegant indoor dining room adorned with paintings by Grau Sala, or outside on a romantic patio flanked by lovely floral gardens. Additional hotel facilities include clay tennis courts, and a luxury spa with heated indoor pool, hamman, sauna, Roman bath, and relaxation area with stunning sea views.