Tortosa, Costa Dorada, Spagna
In the middle of the fertile plain of the Ebro and backed by the Beceite mountains, this historic hotel dominates the upper part of the town, in a setting which combines the monumental beauty of the town with the attractions of the different natural enclaves which surround it. Abderramán III decided to build this fortification, which now houses the 72-room hotel, next to 4 splendid large Catalan Gothic windows. The interior décor assimilates the predominance of Christian and regal characters with classical style furniture and wooden beams. It is fully air-conditioned and features a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service, as well as a currency exchange facility and lift access. The hotel's walls feature Arabic motifs, whilst the dining room's large Gothic windows are a must-see. Alongside the dining room, there is a café, restaurant, TV room and conference facilities. Internet access is provided and a children's play area is available. Room and laundry services are provided, whilst guests arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the hotel's own undercover and outdoor private car parks.
The hotel is housed in a castle that presides over the old quarter of the town of Tortosa. The centre of Tortosa is 500 m from the hotel, whilst Tortosa itself is 15 km from the AP7 motorway exit and some 90 km from Tarragona, the province's capital. Reus and Barcelona airports are 90 and 180 km away respectively.
The guest rooms have been decorated with classical furniture and feature en suite bathrooms with shower/bathtub and hairdryer. Further in-room facilities include 2 twin beds which can be joined together, a direct dial telephone, satellite/ cable TV, a minibar and safe. The terraces provide beautiful views of the Ebro River and Beceite Mountains. All rooms have been fitted with individually regulated air conditioning and heating units.
The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Other activities available to guests include tennis, mini-golf, horse riding, mountain biking, punting and 4x4. Panoramica Golf Course is 45 km from the hotel.
Breakfast is served in either continental or buffet style, whilst midday and evening meals can be selected from the à la carte and set menus. Available dishes include 'anguila en suc' (eels in broth), 'suquet de peix' (fish in sauce), 'pastisets' (vermicelli cakes), 'Garrofetas' (a type of dessert) and rice dishes.