A Local Hideaway with an enormous wow factor! This hidden gem, situated in a picturesque medieval village in the Empordà, absolutely has it! Not surprising because the property is an old Italian palace and still breathes the grandeur and finesse of the wealthy Italian family that once used this house as a country retreat. Now it is proudly owned by the young enterprising Oleguer and Anna and they have transformed the palace into a small modern and luxurious pampering hotel.
This hotel meets all the Local Hideaways criteria I can tell you. The rooms are beautiful and fully equipped… wonderfully luxurious and with so much attention to detail. If your budget allows it, I would really go for the suites! The breakfast is delicious and well cared for, the spa is a delight and the bonus is the little pool on the roof terrace overlooking the roofs of the village. And in the summer months, there is another super bonus: the garden next to the building is transformed into a fantastic summer garden where you can enjoy a drink or a bite to eat!
So you don’t really have to leave the house… relaxing is perfectly possible here. But the surroundings are definitely worth it as well, you are not far from the sea and the Empordà is one of my favourite Spanish regions!
I have a lot of admiration for these super sympathetic young entrepreneurs who bring a fresh modern wind in the Spanish hospitality industry! Of course, I still have an advice: “don’t spread the word” because this is a real Local Hideaways secret tip!
Empordà, Catalonia, Spain