Luxury hotel holiday Mas de Torrent Catalonia

The five-star Relais & Chateaux Mas de Torrent is an exclusive and luxurious hotel built around a converted 18th century farmhouse in rural Catalonia. It offers charm and sophistication with superb accommodation options which have been furnished to a high standard, and superb culinary and spa experiences at Mas de Torrent Restaurant and The Mas Spa. The lovely property is set within a small village less than ten minutes' drive from the mediaeval town of Pals and only fifteen minutes' drive from the picturesque beaches of the Costa Brava. With Barcelona only eighty miles away, Mas de Torrent is a convenient yet stunning setting for a luxury break in Catalonia and can easily be combined with beach hotels along the 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 Mas de Torrent, Torrent

Mas de Torrent is a 5-star luxury boutique hotel and Relais & Chateaux member, offering a peaceful haven only a few minutes from the busy resorts of the Costa Brava. Gourmet cuisine, excellent spa facilities, alongside luxurious accommodation afford guests a secluded, relaxing retreat.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is in the small village of Torrent, 15-minutes' drive from the coast.

Annual opening 31 March to 1 January

Closest airport Girona Airport

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

Hotel facilities and services

2 Restaurants, Bar, Indoor Pool, Outdoor Pool, Spa and Sauna, Hammam, Jacuzzi, Paddle Tennis, Tennis Courts, Bicycle Rental, 24-hour Room Service, Valet Parking, Laundry Service, Carwash, Heliport, Luggage Room.

Complimentary

Complimentary access to Mas Spa, outdoor pool, tennis and paddle courts, bicycles. Complimentary WiFi and minibar in the room.

Land sports

Paddle Tennis, Tennis, Bicycles.

Out and about nearby

Close to the mediaeval villages of Pals and Peratallada, and just a few miles away from the beaches of the Costa Brava. The hotel can organise boat trips.

Sports nearby

Horse Riding and Boat Trips arranged by the hotel.

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

From about

£1,760 low season

£2,660 high season

Holiday Code EXH1444

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 Mas de Torrent, Torrent

The five-star Mas de Torrent is a luxurious Relais & Chateaux hotel built around a converted 18th century farmhouse in the Empordà region of Catalonia, only a few miles from the Costa Brava. From the outset, guests will notice the very special ambience created by the lovely grounds, where cypress trees climb upwards and bougainvillea blossoms add a fresh vibrancy to authentic architecture. The main building dates back to 1751 and is the heart of the estate, with its original facade, interior arches and sloping rooftop. You enter the reception through a huge, semi-circle archway into former stable buildings and into an environment of effusive charm, filled with the antique furniture of a traditional Catalan home. Lounge areas on the first and second floors enjoy stunning views of the surrounding countryside, with huge windows looking out towards picturesque hill towns. The spacious guestrooms within the main building are traditionally furnished to an extremely high standard, some with a balcony. Further buildings on the estate are more recent additions to the grounds and sit in perfect harmony with the original structure. These single storey buildings are home to both the Garden Suites and the Pool Suites. The former are stylish rooms with modern furnishings, each enjoying the use of a private patio with sun loungers which can be accessed directly through a gate so that guests don't have to walk through their bedroom when they return from the swimming pool. The seven Pool Suites allow guests to relax by the pool which is set within their private terrace, boasting separate living rooms and blending traditional furnishings with a more contemporary style. The exclusive property has two restaurants, offering varied settings for dining on local cuisine. Mas de Torrent Restaurant is well-known in the region for its Catalan market cuisine on a menu that rotates four times a year to ensure guests benefit from the freshest seasonal produce. A choice of 400 labels from the wine cellar is available to help you wash your meal down. For more informal dining, Restaurant Piscina offers simple Mediterranean cuisine in the summer months from a pavilion-style timber structure beside the outdoor swimming pool. Just set apart is Mas Spa; contemporary and refined, its angular design betrays an experience of utter relaxation, with a gym, sauna, hammam, Jacuzzi and an exquisite indoor pool. Mas de Torrent is a truly special hotel in a stunning setting, perfectly located for a luxury holiday which combines rural relaxation with sightseeing, all only a short distance away from the Costa Brava.

Room descriptions

Mas de Torrent has 39 suites featuring air conditioning, direct line phone, complimentary minibar, WiFi, satellite TV, DVD, safe, bathrobes and slippers.

Garden Suite bright, modern suite with private terrace and direct pool access
Masia Suite spacious suite with 18th centrury farmhouse features, offering views of the Emporda
Pool Suite exclusive, secluded suite with a private pool
Nature Suite located in the gardens with private terrace
Mas Suite new exclusive suite of 145 sqm overlooking the garden and heated pool

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

From about

£1,760 low season

£2,660 high season

Holiday Code EXH1444

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 Mas de Torrent, Torrent

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Mas de Torrent, Torrent, 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 50 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

Children: Babysitting available on demand. Cots can be provided free of charge for infants up to 3 years old in the Garden and Pool Suites. Extra beds can also be added to these suite categories for a fee.

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

From about

£1,760 low season

£2,660 high season

Holiday Code EXH1444

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 Mas de Torrent, Torrent

About Catalonia and Eastern Spain

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to eastern Spain feature some of the best four and five star hotels in Catalonia and Valencia, including luxury beach resorts on the Costa Brava, mountain retreats in the Catalan Pyrenees and city hotels in Barcelona and Valencia. Eastern Spain is a diverse area with buzzing cities and mediaeval towns, rugged coastline and sandy beaches, soaring mountains and lush river deltas. There is a great wealth of historical and cultural sights throughout Catalonia and the Valencian community, both within the main cities and hidden away in the countryside. Although Barcelona is the main draw for visitors to eastern Spain, the rest of the region is well worth visiting and offers tremendous diversity. During a holiday in eastern Spain, visitors can trek or partake in mountain sports, relax on the beach and visit historic towns and cities all within the space of a few days. Catalonia itself is a unique region which provided inspiration for a number of famous artists such as Dali and Picasso, and retains a strong regional identity which is evident in its language, distinctive cuisine and lively local festivals. In the north is Catalonia, whose capital is the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Barcelona. With unique architecture and a rich culture, gourmet restaurants and lively bars, golden beaches and tranquil parks, it is not surprising that Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in Europe. Away from the city there is an abundance of cultural and historical attractions as well as areas of stunning natural beauty. The entire region retains a strong regional identity, with its own commonly used language, distinctive cuisine and lively local festivals. Towns and cities including Girona, Tarragona, Vic and Lleida are home to a variety of highlights including mediaeval castles, cobbled old towns, ancient Roman ruins and modernist architecture. Stretching north towards the French border are the pretty coves, jagged cliffs and golden beaches of the Costa Brava, where you can still find wild and untouched stretches of coastline in between busy coastal towns. Meanwhile, inland are the snow-capped Pyrenees, a towering mountain range which forms the border with France and is dotted with remove villages, an ideal setting for trekking and partaking in mountain sports. Past the vineyards and rice fields of southern Catalonia is the Valencian Community, whose capital is Spain's third-largest city. Valencia has reinvented itself in recent years with futuristic architecture and a sophisticated port area which contrast with the historic buildings of the atmospheric old town. Further south are the sprawling beach resorts of the Costa Blanca, but if you head away from the Valencian coastline you will find craggy mountains, peaceful nature reserves, colourful citrus groves, traditional villages and ancient fortresses.

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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