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Hotel El Castell de Ciutat - Luxury holidays to Catalonia

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  • About this holiday

    The four-star Hotel El Castell de Ciutat is a charming property in the style of an alpine lodge, set on a hillside overlooking the historical town of La Seu d’Urgell in the Pyrenees. Accompanying astounding views of the Urgellet Valley, this Relais & Chateaux property offers outstanding cuisine at reasonable prices, an outdoor swimming pool and spa facilities for indulgence after a day of alpine activities or a visit to nearby Andorra. The hotel welcomes families, and the incredibly accommodating staff can offer advice and assistance with planning day trips or leisure activities. The hotel is around two and a half hours' drive from Barcelona, an enjoyable journey which takes you through stunning scenery with towering mountains and deep valleys. 

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Free access to Castell de Ciutat Wellness Centre, Wi-Fi.

    Included in your holiday

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

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for a luxury holiday to Hotel El Castel de Ciutat are per person based on two people sharing a Double Room.
    From £1380 per person for 7 nights.
    Based on sharing a Pyrenees room.
    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

    EXH1491

    Our opinion

    Hotel El Castell de Ciutat is an extremely charming property in the Pyrenees, providing a homely and relaxing base for an alpine holiday just a few hours' drive from Barcelona. 

    Hotel description

    Hotel El Castell de Ciutat is a charming four-star Relais & Chateaux property which takes the style of an alpine lodge, hugging the hillside above the historical town of La Seu d’Urgell. Basking in rugged isolation, the long, low-lying buildings are overshadowed by evergreen trees, while the ancient ruins of a Roman fortification add a tangible sense of history to this landscape. The astounding views are maximised at all turns, with vast windows and terraces taking in rolling scenery of the Urgellet Valley, where the Cadí Moixeró natural park is framed by distant, snow-dusted peaks. While the hotel itself was named after the historic remains behind, the signature restaurant of Hotel El Castell de Ciutat borrows its name from the family who have run it since the 1960s. Tàpies Restaurant exudes an undeniable romance, its elegant interior accompanied by excellent service, striking vistas and a menu of fresh, regional produce including truffles, wild mushrooms and local cheeses. , the design theme of the hotel is utterly in keeping with the setting, including the bar and salon where fireside warmth is supplied to a cosy library space. Guestrooms are typical in their pine-clad style, all looking out over the valley below with Superior rooms benefitting from the addition of a peaceful terrace. Personal touches give a homely ambience, whilst the complimentary mini bar allows guests to help themselves to drinks throughout the day. Families are welcome at El Castell de Ciutat, where suites have space for extra beds. For total relaxation, guests can seek the services of the Wellness centre, which has indoor swimming pools, a gym and an array of spa treatments. The outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi are both set in the hillside with lovely views over the surrounding countryside. Bicycles can be rented by the day, while nearby include hiking, horse riding, fishing and water sports at the Olympic canoeing centre located in La Seu d’Urgell. After a day of alpine activities in the Pyrenees, Hotel El Castell de Ciutat is a welcome retreat with the opportunity to combine with a trip to Barcelona or even a hop to nearby Andorra.

    Location

    La Seu d’Urgell in the Catalan Pyrenees, about ten minutes' drive from Andorra and two and a half hours' drive from Barcelona

    Official star rating

    4

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    Barcelona Airport 113 miles

    Closest airport

    Barcelona Airport

    Room types

    Hotel El Castell de Ciutat offers 38 rooms including 3 suites and a the very special Castel Suite in the ruins. In-room facilities include air conditioning, telephone, radio, TV, minibar, hairdryer, safe and WiFi.
    Attic Room
    Superior Terrace Room
    Junior Suite
    Castle Suite - can accommodate up to 3 people

    Hotel facilities and services

    Two restaurants, Bar and salon, Wine cellar, Wellness centre, Spa, Gym, Beauty salon, Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Bicycles, Babysitting, Laundry, Room service, Airport transfers, Helicopter access, WiFi.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Trekking, Golf, Horse riding, Rafting, Canoeing.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Cadi-Moixeró National Park, Andorra, Barcelona.

    Sports nearby

    Jogging, Nordic walking, Hiking, Horseriding, Golf, Tennis, Fishing, Hunting, Water sports, Skiing.

    Children

    Babysitting service on request. Highchairs available in the restaurants. Cots and extra beds available upon request.

    Minimum stays

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