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

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

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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