Luxury hotel holiday Hostal de la Gavina Costa Brava

The five-star Hostal de la Gavina is an elegant seaside villa with an air of exclusivity, where guests can enjoy stunning views of the bay of Sant Pol on the Costa Brava. The luxurious property promises utter relaxation, with extremely high standards of accommodation, a lovely pool area overlooking the neighbouring beach, a relaxing spa facility and a number of excellent dining possibilities. Located under one and a half hours' drive from Barcelona and within easy reach of a number of picturesque beaches and rocky coves, the hotel is well located for a luxury holiday on the Catalan coast.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on room only
  • 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 Hostal de la Gavina, S'Agaro

Hostal de la Gavina is a luxurious 5-star boutique hotel set beside a picturesque beach. A variety of delicious gastronomic offerings, excellent spa facilities and serene saltwater swimming pool with sea views offer guests a truly refreshing, restorative retreat.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is about 10-minutes' walk from Platja de Sant Pol beach

Annual opening 17 April to 31 October

Closest airport Barcelona

Distance from airport The hotel is about 90-minutes' drive from Barcelona Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Fine Dining Restaurant, Poolside Restaurant, Snack Bar and Terrace, Banquet Hall, Salt Water Swimming Pool, Pool Bar, Heated Swimming Pool, 2 Clay Tennis Courts, 2 Paddle Tennis Courts, Gardens, Fitness Room, Spa, Sauna, Boutiques, 24-hour Room Service and Concierge Service, WiFi, Babysitting, Hairdressing, Laundry, Free Parking, Complimentary access to St Pol Beach Club, Library Room, Children's Playground, Kid's Club Activities, Free WiFi. Weddings and events can be arranged.

Complimentary

Parking, WiFi, access to local beach club.

Chargeable watersports

Sailing, Water Skiing, Kayaking.

Land sports

Tennis, Paddle Tennis, Golf, Biking, Hiking, Horse Riding.

Out and about nearby

Hostal de la Gavina offers walking access to the bay of Sant Pol and the "Banys de S'Agaro" beach club. The historic coastal walk of Camino de Ronda is ideal for nature enthusiasts, and leads to Sa Conca beach. The hotel is 100km from Barcelona and just 30km from Girona.

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

From about

£1,770 low season

£2,430 high season

Holiday Code EXH1542

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 Hostal de la Gavina, S'Agaro

Room descriptions

Hostal de La Gavina has 74 rooms and suites.

Single Room
Classic Double Room with garden views
Classic Double Room with balcony with garden and terrace views
Superior Double Room with balcony with sea views
Junior Suite with garden and sea views
Deluxe Suite with garden and sea views

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

From about

£1,770 low season

£2,430 high season

Holiday Code EXH1542

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 Hostal de la Gavina, S'Agaro

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Hostal de la Gavina, S'Agaro, 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: A minimum stay of 2 nights is required during July and August.

Children: Children are welcome at the hotel and connecting rooms are available on request for families.

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

From about

£1,770 low season

£2,430 high season

Holiday Code EXH1542

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 Hostal de la Gavina, S'Agaro

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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