The drive in the vicinity of the hotel is breathtaking. The roads wind up and down and around many narrow bends and, finally, you reach the hotel.
This hotel really is stunning. As you enter the hotel you check in in an elegant room with beautiful furnishings. Check in was efficient and welcoming and we were shown to our room which was in an annexe just behind the hotel. Don't let the word "annexe" put you off as it is a nicely laid out 16 bedroomed section of the hotel with very nicely decorated bedrooms with views over the mountain range that are simply stunning. We had a superior room at one end with a huge balcony complete with sunloungers and chairs - a favourite resting place, pre dinner, to relax and soak up the views.
The total peace and quiet is broken only by the donkeys and sheep (adorned with a bell around their necks!) walking around the countryside. The serenity and atmosphere is wonderful.
The pool area is surrounded by tall trees just off the drive before you reach the hotel. Good quality sunloungers and shade (if you need it) make for a relaxing afternoon under the hot sun. Pool service is available if requested.
Dinner is either al fresco on the terrace leading to the hotel or in the beautiful dining room inside. As the weather was so hot during our stay nearly all guests dined outside and a nice feature to add to the ambience is an abundance of white church candles surrounding the dining area. It is very atmospheric at night!
The food is excellent. The service is very good and not rushed in any way. The selection was good and the presentation and taste are of a very high standard. (It is worth considering upgrading to half board from bed and breakfast as dinner is a choice of three courses from the a la carte menu with main courses c 21 euros each). The wine is very reasonably priced with a good selection, many of which are local wines.
Breakfast is also either al fresco or in the restaurant, as with dinner. The buffet items are laid out in the main restaurant (a very good choice) with eggs cooked to order.
The hotel has its own small chapel and an elegant drawing room, sitting room and library. There is also an intimate bar.
In complete contrast to the hotel, the spa is ultra-modern with an indoor pool, gym and treatment rooms. It did not seem that busy when we were there - no doubt because of the hot weather!
This really is a truly beautiful hotel in a stunning location. It is a great place to unwind, relax and enjoy great food with good service. It is very isolated so car hire is essential but it is hard to leave this place as the feeling of peace and quiet and the ambience really is “as good as it gets”.
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