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Hostal Spa Empuries - Luxury holidays to Catalonia

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  • About this holiday

    The four-star Hostal Spa Empúries is a luxury boutique hotel on the Costa Brava offering a unique design and an indulgent service right beside a lovely beach, some Roman and Greek ruins and the small town of L’Escala. With an interesting history, an exclusive spa and two restaurants serving fresh local produce, this is an excellent destination for seaside holidays on Spain’s east coast. The hotel caters well for families, offering a simple children's club in the summer months and water sports on the beach. Hostal Spa Empúries is just over 90 minutes' drive north of Barcelona, Girona and Figueres are both about half an hour away while the French border is a little further.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways London Gatwick to Barcelona, car hire and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for a luxury holiday to Hostal Spa Empuries are per person based on two people sharing a Double Room Sea View.
    Low season from £910 for 7 nights.
    High season from £1180 for 7 nights.
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Spain 2019 autumn early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to Spain by 31 August 2019 for stays between now and 31 December 2019 and receive a reduction of £50 per person.
    • Spain 2020 early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 10 nights to Spain by 30 September 2019 for stays between 1 April and 30 September 2020 and receive a reduction of £100 per person.

    Hotel code

    EXH1630

    Our opinion

    A beachside property which combines contemporary design with traditional features, serving excellent cuisine with a focus on sustainability.

    Hotel description

    The four-star Hostal Spa Empúries is a luxury seaside villa on the Costa Brava; set beside Portitxol Beach and just steps from ancient Roman and Greek ruins, this is a hotel with an interesting history. Once known as Villa Teresita, it was built in 1907 as accommodation for archaeologists excavating the remains of the nearby Empúries ruins. The original building stands intact today, its crisp white walls and vast veranda elegantly stretching along the shoreline. Recent renovations have seen the addition of a modern wing , and the fluency between the old and new is seamless thanks to the contemporary refurbishment throughout. The result is a contemporary beachside haven with a tangible history. The decoration is charming, simple and tasteful, with clean lines, bright colours, natural materials and both antique and contemporary furniture. This can be seen in the guestrooms, some of which boast sea views from a small balcony. There are two restaurants to choose from at the hostel: Villa Teresita Restaurant serves fine dining fare in the form of Mediterranean dishes using seafood fresh from L’Escala, while Bistró del Mar offers a more casual menu for casual meals. Behind the menus of each there lies an ethos of sustainability, with ethically-sourced produce - including vegetables fresh from the hotel’s own kitchen garden - informing much of the menu. The Spa at Hostal Spa Empúries promises total relaxation and wellbeing with a range of treatments and therapies using organic products. There is a gym, a relaxation room, four treatments rooms and an exclusive water area with numerous water-based experiences including heated pools, a steam room, dry sauna and a sensation shower. The hotel also offers Hatha Yoga classes on the beach, while other activities are provided for with bicycle rental, stand up paddle board rental and the exclusive offering of a 23-metre sailboat. Hostal Spa Empuries is a luxury boutique hotel on the Costa Brava offering an indulgent service right beside Portitxol Beach, the Empuries ruins and L’Escala.

    Location

    Empuries, just outside the town of L’Escala on the Costa Brava

    Official star rating

    4

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    Barcelona Airport El Prat, 103 miles

    Closest airport

    Barcelona Airport El Prat Airport

    Room types

    Hostal Spa Empúries offers 53 guestrooms split across the two buildings. In-room amenities include air conditioning, flat screen TV, telephone, central heating, safe, minibar, rain-effect shower, WiFi, hairdryer and toiletries.
    Double Room Sea View
    Double Room Sea View with Terrace
    Corner Room Sea View
    Double Room Garden View
    Double Room Garden View with Terrace

    Hotel facilities and services

    Two restaurants, Bar, Two heated indoor pools, Spa with water area, Gym, Yoga Classes, Library, Boutique, Bicycle rental, Kids’ club and child minding (summer and weekends only), Free parking, Free WiFi.

    Water sports

    Stand up paddle boarding, snorkelling and kayaking (chargeable).

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Portitxol Beach, Dune Walkway trail to L’Escala, Mediaeval village of Sant Marti d’Empuries, Ruins of Empuries, Castello d’Empuries, Pals, Pertallada.

    Sports nearby

    Water sports available on the beach, Sailing, Cycling. Horse riding, Golf, Tennis.

    Children

    Kids' club available during summer and weekends for children aged 3-10 years. Babysitting service available.

    Minimum stays

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