Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Mas La Boella Catalonia

Hotel Mas La Boella is situated among 110 hectares of immaculate gardens, orderly vines and twisting olive groves outside the Catalan port city of Tarragona. Just an hour's drive from Barcelona, the hotel's suite-only accommodation is spacious, while poolside relaxation, daytrips and special food and wine experiences will help you fill your days.
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 Hotel Mas la Boella, Tarragona

The Hotel Mas La Boella is an exclusive rural retreat with relaxation, cuisine and wine at its centre. This rustic and indulgent abode is surrounded by stunning gardens, vineyards and olive groves and offers a taste of authentic Catalan life.

Facts in brief

Location The hotel is 20-minutes' drive from Playa del Milagro beach in Tarragona

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Barcelona

Distance from airport The hotel is 1-hour's drive from Barcelona Airport

Closest railway station Tarragona Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is 15-minutes' drive from Tarragona Station

Hotel facilities and services

Outdoor Pool, Restaurant, Pool Bar, Bar-cafe, Wine Cellar, Lounge-library, Room Service, Airport Transfers, Archery, Bicycles, Parking, Guided Tours, Wine, Cheese and Olive Oil Tastings, Cookery Workshops, Wine Matching.

Complimentary

Parking.

Land sports

Bicycles, Archery.

Out and about nearby

Terragona, beaches of Costa Daurada, Barcelona one hour away.

Sports nearby

Golf, Walking, Cycling and Swimming.

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

From about

£1,230 low season

£1,580 high season

Holiday Code EXH1545

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 Mas la Boella, Tarragona

Hotel Mas La Boella lives among 110 hectares of immaculate gardens, orderly vines and twisting olive groves outside the Catalan port city of Tarragona. Just an hour's drive from Barcelona, this is the destination for gastronomic indulgence and countryside tranquillity. Built around a 12th century country house, time-worn and contemporary structures have a rugged charm and refuse pretention. The atmosphere is quite endearing and rustic interiors brim with original features and antique furniture. Of the 13 suites, half are found in the main building and half in an attractive modern building; each includes a spacious lounge, some have a terrace or balcony and two boast access to a private garden. The La Boella estate is a working winery and home to an olive oil mill, which provides the staple ingredient for the Mediterranean menu at Restaurant a la Carte La Boella. The warmth and low lighting of the dining room prepares guests for heady indulgence, while the Summer Terrace surrounds guests with gentle evening breezes and the scent of orange trees, magnolia, lavender and rosemary. Thanks to the estate's production of wine and olive oil, Hotel Mas La Boella is able to offer a number of special activities, from tastings to cookery workshops. Guided tours take you through the production process from farm to table and you even get the chance to participate in the harvest. During the warmer months there is a small outdoor pool and solarium to enjoy, while bicycles allow you the freedom to roam the countryside.

Room descriptions

Hotel Mas La Boella offers 13 suites with a spacious lounge, air conditioning/heating, internet connection and WiFi, pillow menu, plasma screen TV, minibar, DVD player. Eight rooms have a terrace or balcony, while two have direct garden access. The Arbequina Deluxe Suite is on the top floor and offering a large terrace. Views from all rooms over the olive groves, vineyards and gardens.

Comfort Room
Suite Room
Superior Suite
Suite with Terrace
Premium Suite

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

From about

£1,230 low season

£1,580 high season

Holiday Code EXH1545

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 Mas la Boella, Tarragona

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Hotel Mas La Boella, Tarragona, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Valencia. 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 55 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

Minimum stays: A minimum stay of 2 nights applies to stays that fall on a Saturday.

Children: Children's cots are available at a small charge.

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

From about

£1,230 low season

£1,580 high season

Holiday Code EXH1545

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 Mas la Boella, Tarragona

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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