Luxury hotel holiday Hotel El Castell de Ciutat Catalonia

The four-star Hotel El Castell de Ciutat is a charming hotel in the style of an alpine lodge, set on a hillside overlooking the historical town of La Seu d'Urgell in the Pyrenees. Accompanying astounding views of the Urgellet Valley, this Relais & Chateaux member offers outstanding cuisine at reasonable prices, an outdoor swimming pool and spa facilities for indulgence after a day of alpine activities or a visit to nearby Andorra. The hotel welcomes families, and the incredibly accommodating staff can offer advice and assistance with planning day trips or leisure activities. The hotel is around two and a half hours' drive from Barcelona, an enjoyable journey which takes you through stunning scenery with towering mountains and deep valleys. 
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 Hotel el Castell de Ciutat, La Seu d'Urgell

Hotel El Castell de Ciutat is a 4-star boutique hotel in a beautiful natural location. Delicious cuisine, excellent spa facilities and an excellent location for discovering the Pyrenées region afford guests a truly tranquil and restorative experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is just outside La Seu d'Urgell in the Catalan Pyrenees

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Barcelona

Distance from airport The hotel is 2-hours' and 15-minutes' drive from Barcelona Airport

Hotel facilities and services

2 Restaurants, Bar and Salon, Wine Cellar, Wellness Centre, Spa, Gym, Beauty Salon, Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools, Bicycles, Babysitting, Laundry, Room Service, Airport Transfers, Helicopter Access, WiFi.

Complimentary

Free access to Castell de Ciutat Wellness Centre, WiFi.

Land sports

Trekking, Golf, Horse Riding, Rafting, Canoeing.

Out and about nearby

Cadi-Moixeró National Park, Andorra, Barcelona.

Sports nearby

Jogging, Nordic Walking, Hiking, Horseriding, Golf, Tennis, Fishing, Hunting, Water Sports, Skiing.

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

From about

£1,380

Holiday Code EXH1491

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 Hotel el Castell de Ciutat, La Seu d'Urgell

Room descriptions

Hotel El Castell de Ciutat has 38 rooms including 3 suites and a the very special Castel Suite in the ruins. In-room facilities include air conditioning, telephone, radio, TV, minibar, hairdryer, safe and WiFi.

Attic Room
Superior Terrace Room
Junior Suite
Castle Suite can accommodate up to 3 people

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

From about

£1,380

Holiday Code EXH1491

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 Hotel el Castell de Ciutat, La Seu d'Urgell

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to El Castell de Ciutat, La Seu d'Urgell, 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 2 hours 15 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book for you either a private car transfer or a hire-car, depending on the itinerary.

Additional information

Children: Babysitting service on request. Highchairs available in the restaurants. Cots and extra beds available upon request.

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

From about

£1,380

Holiday Code EXH1491

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 Hotel el Castell de Ciutat, La Seu d'Urgell

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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