Luxury hotel holiday Castell d Emporda Hotel Catalonia

Castell d'Emporda  is a luxurious four-star hotel in the heart of the Catalan countryside, surrounded by an exquisite expanse of patchwork fields just outside the quaint village of La Bisbal d'Emporda. The historic castle building is home to many of the public areas and a number of guestrooms, while the rest are located in more contemporary wings with stunning countryside views. The swimming pool and Drac Restaurant also enjoy glorious views from their location in the shadow of the castle itself, making this a leisurely setting for whiling away your time on Spain's east coast.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Barcelona
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Castell d'Emporda, La Bisbal d'Emporda

Castell d'Empordà Hotel is an exclusive, 4-star castle hotel in a picturesque location. The secluded location, gastronomic delights and cultural history afford this property a unique charm which makes it an idyllic retreat.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is outside the small town of La Bisbal Emporda, a few miles away from the Costa Brava

Annual opening 23 March to 4 November

Closest airport Girona Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 45-minutes' drive from Girona Airport

Closest railway station Girona Train Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is about 40-minutes' drive from Girona Train Station

Hotel facilities and services

2 Heated Swimming Pools, 2 Restaurants, Bar, Garden, Sun Terrace.

Out and about nearby

The mediaeval village of La Bisbal d'Emporda and the beaches of the Costa Brava. Girona is a 40-minute drive away, with its beautiful old town and eclectic architecture.

Sports nearby

Walking, Hiking, Water Sports on the coast.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Tower room for 7 nights

From about

£1,040 low season

£1,270 high season

Holiday Code EXH1629

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Castell d'Emporda, La Bisbal d'Emporda

Room descriptions

Castell d'Emporda has 38 guestrooms, some within the castle and tower and others in a newer building with with balconies overlooking the countryside.

Tower Room
Castle Room
Suite Pere Margerit
Dali Room
Garden Room
Garden Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Tower room for 7 nights

From about

£1,040 low season

£1,270 high season

Holiday Code EXH1629

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Castell d'Emporda, La Bisbal d'Emporda

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Castell d'Emporda, near Girona, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Barcelona. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. If you are combining this hotel with stays elsewhere, you may want to consider flying into one airport and out of another. We can arrange this for you. The hotel is about 1 hour and 55 minutes’ drive from Barcelona airport and we recommend that we book for you either a private car transfer or a hire-car, depending on the itinerary.

Additional information

Minimum stays: Minimum stay of 3 nights during July and August. Minimum stay of 2 nights during May, June and September.

Children: A maximum of one additional person can occupy Garden Suites and Garden and Castle Rooms. Tower Rooms cannot accommodate an extra bed.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Tower room for 7 nights

From about

£1,040 low season

£1,270 high season

Holiday Code EXH1629

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Castell d'Emporda, La Bisbal d'Emporda

Highlights of Catalonia and Eastern Spain

Barcelona's Gothic quarter, a maze of narrow streets and plazas which is home to historic buildings including La Seu Cathedral. Modernist architecture throughout the region, particularly in Barcelona where Gaudí­ designed works including the Sagrada Familia church and Park Guell. Green spaces within Barcelona such as Montjuic, a fortress-topped hill, and Parc de la Ciutatella, a popular park with a zoo and several museums. The City of Arts and Sciences and the Fine Arts Museum in Valencia. Historic monuments within Valencia including a 15th century silk exchange and a Cathedral, home to a Holy Chalice which is said to be the Holy Grail. The Monastery of Montserrat, a religious complex in a spectacular setting atop craggy mountains with chapels, hermits' caves and numerous nature trails. Wineries in towns such as Sant Sadurní d'Anoia and Vilafranca del Penedès. Tarragona, a port city with fascinating Roman remains. The ancient walled city of Girona. Vic, a quintessentially Catalan town with an outstanding market. Cardona, a picturesque town with an impressive fortress. The renowned Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres. Charming towns along the Costa Brava such as Cadaques, as well as those further inland such as the colourful town of Begur. Pretty villages in the Pyrenees, where visitors can also hike and partake in mountain activities. Wildlife in the wetlands of the Albufera Natural Park.

Festivals in Catalonia and Eastern Spain

March: Las Fallas festival of fire (Valencia), 23 April: Celebration of Catalonia's patron saint, April: Barcelona April Fair, May: Girona flower fair, 23 June: Midsummer's Eve Festival, July: Valencia July Fair, July/August: Begur Music Festival, August: La Tomatina tomato throwing festival (Buñol), 11 September: National day of Catalonia, September: Celebration of Barcelona's patron saint, September/October: Human tower festivals (near Tarragona).

Gastronomy in Catalonia and Eastern Spain

Cuisine in eastern Spain takes inspiration from both nearby France and from central Spain whilst making use of local ingredients available including seafood, fresh vegetables, meat and game. Paella, the rice dish which is known the world over originated in Valencia. Barcelona is home to some of Spain's best restaurants, with gastronomic chefs creating innovative cuisine and over 20 boasting at least one Michelin star. Typical dishes include unusual ‘sea and mountain' combinations which use both meat and seafood, ‘Pa amb tomàquet' (bread with tomato, oil and garlic), ‘Fideuá' (a variant of Paella with pasta), ‘Zarzuela' (a seafood stew), ‘Escudella’ (a stew containing vegetables, meat, rice and pasta) and ‘Crema Catalana' (a Catalan version of a Crème Brûlée).

Climate in Catalonia and Eastern Spain

Eastern Spain enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, although mountainous areas are somewhat cooler. Late spring and early autumn are great times to visit coastal areas as the weather is warm with temperatures of around 20 degrees centigrade, although some rainfall can be expected. Summer in the cities can be unbearably hot, but the coastline is cooled by sea breezes. Winter is generally mild with occasional rain and average temperatures of 10 degrees, whilst temperatures regularly drop below freezing in the Pyrenees and snow often falls.

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