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Hotel de la Gavina - Luxury holidays to Catalonia

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  • About this holiday

    The five-star Hostal de la Gavina is an elegant seaside villa with an air of exclusivity, where guests can enjoy stunning views of the bay of Sant Pol on the Costa Brava. The luxurious property promises utter relaxation, with extremely high standards of accommodation, a lovely pool area overlooking the neighbouring beach, a relaxing spa facility and a number of excellent dining possibilities. Located under one and a half hours’ drive from Barcelona and within easy reach of a number of picturesque beaches and rocky coves, the hotel is well located for a luxury holiday on the Catalan coast.

    The journey and how you get there


    Parking, WiFi, access to local beach club.

    Included in your holiday

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

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for a luxury holiday to Hostal de la Gavina are per person based on two people sharing a Classic Double Room.
    Low season from £1770 for 7 nights.
    High season from £2430 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.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    Hostal de la Gavina is a luxurious seaside hotel set beside a picturesque beach on the Costa Brava, where outstanding service and extremely high standards of accommodation and facilities ensure that guests will leave feeling utterly refreshed.

    Hotel description

    The five-star Hostal de La Gavina is a timeless and luxurious seaside villa with an air of exclusivity, located in a slightly elevated position overlooking the bay of Sant Pol on the Costa Brava. On the small peninsula it calls home, the hotel boasts glorious views over rugged cliffs, down to crystal-clear waters and off to the picturesque cove. Built in the early 1920s, the property exudes a style and elegance that is true to that era – and the region. This is thanks to the romantic vision of architect Rafael Masó i Valentí, who sought to maintain authentic Catalan style with similar architecture to the surrounding villas. Originally home to just 11 rooms, the structure has been added to over the years in the most sympathetic manner, and it is now home to 74 rooms and suites. Interiors harbour a distinctive design with traditional influences, with antiques, tapestries and fine fabrics standing out against white walls. Spacious guestrooms are individually furnished and feature historical pieces, whilst wooden or tiled floors ensure that rooms remain cool even in the heat of the summer. Rooms boast lovely views over the patio or out to sea, which can be enjoyed from the balcony of a Superior room. Meanwhile the incredibly luxurious suites offer grandness, opulence and an abundance of space. The dining experience of Hostal de La Gavina promises sumptuous Mediterranean flavours in a variety of romantic settings. An exclusive option is the glamorous and intimate Candlelight Restaurant, which spills out onto a pretty sunken courtyard in the summer months with live piano music to accompany your meal. For daytime bites there is also the Snack Bar El Barco and Garbi poolside restaurant, with plenty of tables on cool outdoor terraces. One of the highlights of Hostal de la Gavina is the lovely area surrounding the seawater pool, where guests can relax on sun loungers which overlook the nearby cove whilst being looked after by attentive staff. Meanwhile, the hotel’s luxury spa is a haven of relaxation, complete with a heated pool, Jacuzzi, hammam, sauna and Roman bath. Families are welcomed at Hostal de la Gavina, with a number of connecting rooms available and a kids’ club which runs in summer and is based in the tennis centre. If guests wish to venture outside the hotel, they can hire sun loungers and cabanas on the adjacent beach where they will also find the outstanding Taverna del Mar restaurant, or wander along the seafront path which passes picturesque villas and rocky coves on the way to another lovely stretch of sand. Hostal de la Gavina is an elegant hotel in a beautiful setting, where guests can enjoy a luxurious holiday on the Costa Brava.


    S’Agaro, a small seaside resort on the Costa Brava under one and a half hours' drive from Barcelona

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    17 April to 31 October

    Distance from airport

    Barcelona Airport, 73 miles

    Closest airport

    Barcelona Airport

    Room types

    Hostal de La Gavina offers 74 rooms and suites of the following categories:
    Classic Double Room -  with garden views
    Classic Double Room with Terrace - with garden and terrace views
    Superior Double Room with Terrace - with sea views
    Family Suite with Terrace 
    Junior Suite - with garden and sea views
    Deluxe Suite - with garden and sea views
    Royal Suite  - with sea views
    1 Villa is also available on request.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Fine dining restaurant, Poolside restaurant, Snack bar and terrace, Banquet hall, Salt water swimming pool, Pool bar, Heated swimming pool, Two clay tennis courts, Two paddle tennis courts, Gardens, Fitness room, Spa, Sauna, Boutiques, 24-hour room service and concierge service, WiFi, Babysitting, Hairdressing, Laundry, Free parking, Complimentary access to St Pol Beach Club, Library room, Children's playground, Kid's club activities, Free WiFi. Weddings and events can be arranged.

    Water sports

    Sailing, Water skiing, Kayaking.

    Land sports

    Tennis, Paddle tennis, Golf, Biking, Hiking, Horse riding.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Hostal de la Gavina offers walking access to the bay of Sant Pol and the "Banys de S'Agaro" beach club. The historic coastal walk of Camino de Ronda is ideal for nature enthusiasts, and leads to Sa Conca beach. The hotel is 100km from Barcelona and just 30km from Girona.

    Sports nearby


    Children are welcome at the hotel and connecting rooms are available on request for families.

    Minimum stays

    A minimum stay of 2 nights is required during July and August.

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