Castell d'Empordà, Costa Brava
|Castell d'Empordà, s/n, La Bisbal, 17115, Costa Brava, Girona, Catalonia, SPAIN.|
Description: Castell d'EmpordàCastell d'Empordà, a majestic boutique hotel castle, has a unique hilltop position off the Costa Brava in Spain. With 30 acres of grounds, including olive groves, woods, a heated outdoor swimming pool, and a superb gourmet restaurant, Castell d'Empordà offers exclusive luxurious accommodation in a peaceful natural setting just minutes away from the lively atmosphere of Catalan city life and the charming little beaches and coves of the Mediterranean Sea. Castell d'Empordà is truly a fairy tale castle seeped in history. In fact, it once belonged to Pere Margarit who discovered the New World with Christopher Columbus.
Experience the warmth of regal castle interiors as well as today's modern comforts. Famous designers Cristina Gabàs and Menno Kroon have created charming hotel rooms with elegant ambiance tastefully blending historic artifacts with exquisite design and materials. In the restaurant, Chef Maurice de Jaeger constantly strives for perfection. And wherever you are, restaurant, bar or terrace, you can count on the attention of the maître Judith Rado Sierra and her staff for impeccable discreet service.
Ideal for a romantic weekend getaway or a fascinating journey through the Girona area, with its great monasteries, small independent earldoms, castles, Romanesque and Gothic churches, and wide variety of recreational and cultural activities, Castell d'Empordà truly embodies the spirit of top quality hospitality.
Type of rooms: Castell d'EmpordàAll rooms feature central heating, air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone, safe deposit box, TV and DVD and of course, a fully equipped bathroom. The 8 Suites are larger than the 29 Rooms.
18 Garden Rooms: Modern comfort merges with classic elements and a natural touch in this new wing integrated into the old defensive wall. Most have private balconies. To reach the terraces and the swimming pool on castle level there is an elevator. Two twin beds pushed together to create a king size bed. Only one extra person per room. Extra beds could be added for a maximum occupancy of 4 people.
8 Garden Suites: The Garden Suites measure 58 square meters each and feature a bedroom and a comfortable sitting room. The large bathroom features lots of marble and a tub for two with panoramic view. Two twin beds pushed together to create a king size bed. Only one extra person per room. Extra beds could be added for a maximum occupancy of 4 people.
3 Tower Rooms: Enjoy a 360 degree view from the highest spot of the hotel as a reward for climbing the safe long narrow stairs. This is a cozy space with no extra beds and no bathtub but there is a special shower unit. The bed is 135 cm. for a maximum occupancy of 2 people. These rooms are the only ones that can be saled as individual.
1 Suite Pere Margarit: This 80 square metre suite was once the master bedroom and features original Margarit family objects and other historical references, like a Victorian bathtub. The bed is 2m x 2m and cannot be separated into twin beds. Extra beds could be added for a maximum occupancy of 4 people (we accept two extra person per room).
8 Castle Rooms: Located in the main building near the restaurant and bar, the Castle Rooms are spacious and comfortable with two twin beds pushed together to create a king size bed. Only one extra person per room. Extra beds could be added for a maximum occupancy of 4 people.
Additional information: Castell d'Empordà
Dining: The restaurant honors Catalan history and expresses the territory with carefully selected local and regional ingredients cooked in the traditional way, over an open oak wood fire. A broad selection of drinks is available and the sommelier has a nose for high quality, often offering ecological wines to accompany any meal. The bar in the old wine cellar is the perfect place to finish the day with a relaxing drink with good music in a restful atmosphere. The DRAC Restaurant is very popular so be sure to reserve a table!
Children: Children who share a room with a parent or caretaker are charged a supplement.
Beaches & Hikes: Visit the small bays and beaches of Aiguafreda and Sa Tuna. The abrupt cliffs, the transparent waters and the lush surrounding vegetation make this area the most stunning of Costa Brava. Walk along the seaside paths that link Calella and Llafranc to reach the San Sebastia lighthouse in Llafranch, and enjoy the panoramic view of the bays from 167 meters above sea level and discover the baroque sanctuary.
Golf: Empordà has a lot to offer the experienced golfer. There are 9 top international golf courses nearby. The hotel can offer special assistance for reservations at Empordà, Serres de Pals, Platja de Pals, Girona, Mas Nou d'Aro, Costa Brava or Peralada.
Salvador Dali, a Surrealist Genius: Emporda is considered the golden triangle of Dali with three of his most important enclaves: Teatro Museu Dalí Figueras (museum), Casa Museu Castell Gala Púbol (the castle Dali gave to Gala) and Casa Museu Salvador Dali Cadaqués (the house where Dali lived with Gala).
Historic Areas: The medieval period was of enormous importance in the Girona area, with history forged by the great monasteries and the small independent earldoms, castles, Romanesque and Gothic churches. La Bisbal boasts a castle in the centre of the town, porticoed houses, a beautiful main square and an old Jewish quarter. Together with the three surrounding villages of Monells, Cruïlles and Corçà, this is an attractive route. Monells and Cruïlles are both only two km away from La Bisbal. The porticoed square is the main point of interest in Monells. However, by far the most interesting feature of the three villages is the 11th-12th-century Cruïlles; Madremanya and Sant Martí Vell, which houses a curious late Gothic spire, all of which are on the same road. You will also find Peratallada, a typically medieval fortified village; and Ullastret, well known for the nearby Iberian settlement. Palau-sator, Pals and Sant Feliu de Boada, are three other villages that stand out for their medieval patrimony.
Number of rooms: 38
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1301/2001.
Period of closure: from November the 04th until the 07th; from November the 10th until the 14th.
And we will remain closed from November the 17th 2013 until April the 02nd 2014.
Languages spoken: Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Dutch.Smoking policy: Under Spanish law, smoking is not permitted inside hotels and restaurants.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard, American Express
Restaurant closed: Winter (Dec 10th until the end of March). Restaurant open from the end of March to Dec 9th.
GPS Coordinates: 41° 58' 42.33'' N 3° 2' 38.64'' E
Nearest airport: Girona - 45 min.