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Hostal de La Gavina

Plaza Roserar s/n, S´Aagaro (Girona), Spain


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Even back in 1932, when it first opened, Hostal de la Gavina must have felt like something of a throwback. Set amidst the sweeping lawns and rocky cliffs of a promontory jutting out into the Mediterranean, it’s a meticulously well-kept world of priceless antiques, elaborate tapestries, fine silks and glinting candle-lit chandeliers. Walking the grounds, you half expect to bump into Dalí working en plein air on some rocky overlook, or Ava Gardner sunning by the pool, as young as they were when they first signed the guest book way back when. If Barcelona is just an hour down the coast (and it is), it’s also at least half a century away — Hostal de la Gavina, like much of Catalonia’s spectacular Costa Brava, remains wondrously lost in time.

The rooms are quirky and eclectic — some relatively restrained Mediterranean-style rooms, with white stucco walls and tile floors, some truly florid rooms, all patterned silks and gold trim — but they share an airiness (plenty of sunlight helps) that’s unexpected of spaces furnished in such an unapologetically old-fashioned style. As at many classic European hotels, an upgrade goes a long way. Rooms run from small to positively sprawling, with balconies overlooking the sea as you get toward the top of the scale.

You could easily spend a full day wandering the resort’s grounds — strolling the gardens and paths along the coastline, hanging out by the pool, going for spa treatments, learning the finer points of clay-court tennis, enjoying leisurely meals of fresh local seafood and Catalan cuisine. Just out the driveway, the ruggedly beautiful Costa Brava is dotted with ancient walled towns and medieval castles, plus small-scale vineyards and sheltered little beaches in between. There’s any number of activities on offer, from golf to floating around in a hot air balloon, but best of all is simply driving along the hills and taking it all in.

Please note: Hostal de La Gavina is a seasonal hotel and is available upon request from October 12th - December 31st. Please contact for assistance with reservations during this period.

How to get there:

Hostal de la Gavina is located 65 miles up the coast from Barcelona. For assistance with transportation, please contact

This hotel includes the following special privileges for Plus Members only:
  • Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability
  • 15% discount on spa services during stay
  • Complimentary fresh fruit welcome amenity
  • Welcome gift of premium spanish olive oil
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  • 74 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Lively
  • Hostal de La Gavina
  • Plaza Roserar s/n
  • S´Aagaro (Girona), Spain

Hotel amenities and services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Wood burning fireplace

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