Hôtel Castell de Gimenelles *
Hotel Castell de Gimenelles is a rural family hotel situated in a country house, (mas in Catalan) from the 18th century, listed as a building of national interest by the Catalan government. The estate is set on a small hill enjoying views of a pastoral landscape of vineyards and olive groves stretching all the way to the sea. The historical building, previously part of a medieval fortification bearing the same name, has been restored in stages starting in 1985 and finishing in the year 2000. The house preserves the structure and original ceilings; all made using traditional techniques with wooden beams of pine in the ceilings, walls of local stones and lime, and ceramic elements of clay from the region.
The hotel has seven guest rooms distributed between the ground floor and first floor of the main building, and an annex in the front garden. The capacity is for 14 up to 21 people. Every room enjoys a unique decoration using the colours of the surrounding nature, like the typical sky blue (azulete). The ensuite bathrooms, some with bathtubs and others with a walk in shower, are tiled with traditional white tiles and a decorative line of colour. One bathroom stands out, as it is located in an antique wine tank, which circular walls preserve the original curved ceramic tiles.
The hotel restaurant is specialized in the traditional Catalan cuisine, using produce from the private organic vegetable garden and fruit trees, together with products from local artisanal producers. The wine cellar of the hotel, is exclusively listing wines from the region of Penedès, from small and medium-sized producers. The wines are selected to represent the different microclimates, soils, and autochthonous grape varieties, as well as the creativity and handicraft of the winemakers of the region.
The large communal areas, like the lounge of the old winery, the pressroom, and the main hall, makes the hotel an ideal place for family reunions, company meetings etc. The walled gardens provide pleasant spots for relaxing with a glass of wine, or to enjoy breakfast or dinner in complete privacy.
-We speak Castilian (Spanish), English, French, and Catalan
- The price per person includes breakfast and 10% VAT.
-Physiotherapy and wellness: Treatments are provided at the hotel by a licensed physiotherapist specialized in both neuromuscular rehabilitation and corporal rebalancing treatments, as well as relaxing Ayurvedic massage, and more.
-Hotel shop: Displaying wines and Cavas sold at the price of the cellar, olive oil from the region, home made olives and herbs from the garden, cosmetic products made from organically grown grapes, art and ceramic from local artist.
-Tourist information: We provide wine tours and cultural excursions, and other services required by our guests, like private transport with or without guide, transfers to/from airports or train stations etc.
The details are what make this hotel so special, as an example the high quality guest amenities found in all bathrooms, all made from organically grown grapes.