Luxury hotel holiday A Quinta da Auga Hotel Spa Galicia

The four star A Quinta da Auga Hotel Spa is a Relais & Chateaux hotel located just outside Santiago de Compostela. With the feel of a country manor house, the A Quinta da Auga provides a traditional and comfortable base for exploring the city and the nearby region of Galicia. The hotel offers an extensive range of spa treatments and dining that is both traditional and innovative.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Easyjet London to Santiago de Compostela
  • 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 A Quinta da Auga Hotel, Santiago de Compostela

A Quinta da Auga Hotel Spa is a rural hotel surrounded by immaculate gardens. On the bank of the River Sar, this hotel provides a tranquil and indulgent retreat in comfortable and luxurious surroundings.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is 20-minutes' drive to the centre of Santiago de Compostela

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Santiago de Compostela

Distance from airport The hotel is about 15-minutes' drive from Santiago de Compostela Airport

Closest railway station Santiago de Compostela

Distance from railway station The hotel is about 15-minutes' drive from Santiago de Compostela Station

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant (closed Sunday night and Monday), 2 Bars, Lounge, Concierge, Wi-Fi, Room Service, Airport Transfers, Laundry, Safe Deposit, Housekeeping. Access to the Spa and indoor swimming pool is available at a supplement.

Land sports

Golf, Horse Riding, Hiking.

Out and about nearby

Santiago de Compostela with its UNSECO protected old town, A Coruña.

Sports nearby

Golf.

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

From about

£1,150 low season

£1,390 high season

Holiday Code EXH1488

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 A Quinta da Auga Hotel, Santiago de Compostela

Just outside Santiago de Compostela, the four star A Quinta da Auga Hotel Spa Relais & Chateaux is a delight to behold, its gardens filled with the lull of the River Sar's waters. This grand Galician house is evocative of a manor house, its window boxes an explosion of colour beneath terracotta roofing tiles and its stone facade creeping with foliage. From the one-hectare grounds and manicured lawns to the refined service, attention to detail is key. Guestrooms are installed with fittings of the utmost quality, including chestnut shutters, oak wood floors and marble bathrooms. Throw open the latch windows to view luscious garden views and invite in the sunshine and trickling sound of the river. The 18th century stonework is visible everywhere, the history of which is juxtaposed against a contemporary colour scheme, luxurious linens and mood lighting. Dine on innovative and traditional meals at Restaurante Filigrana, where the elegant dining room spills through patio doors for al fresco meals. Lantern light illuminates the tables by evening, while the fragrance of vivid purple and white petunias fills the senses by day. For indulgence by another name, seek the serenity of the spa, where access is available at a supplement. Cutting-edge facilities here include an indoor pool circuit which is located in the attic space with views over the rooftops to the woodland beyond. You can also participate in a range of massages, therapies and beauty treatments. A Quinta da Auga Hotel Spa offers all you could desire for a restful retreat not far from the historic sites of Galicia.

Room descriptions

A Quinta da Auga Hotel Spa Relais & Chateaux has 58 rooms including 3 suites. In-room facilities include air conditioning, telephone, TV, radio, minibar, hairdryer, safe, ironing facilities available upon request.

Classic Room with queen or twin beds, a bath and a sitting area with views over the garden and forest
Deluxe Room super king size bed, bath and views over the town and its surroundings
Suite with separate sitting room, jacuzzi and views of the gardens and woods of the hotel
Grand Suite separate living room, jacuzzi, river views

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

From about

£1,150 low season

£1,390 high season

Holiday Code EXH1488

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 A Quinta da Auga Hotel, Santiago de Compostela

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to A Quinta da Auga Hotel Spa, Santiago de Compostela, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Easyjet from London to Santiago de Compostela. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Jet2 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 20 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: Children of all ages are permitted. Children under the age of 2 stay free of charge when sharing with parents. Suites are suitable for two adults and one child. Interconnecting rooms and extra beds are available. Highchairs are provided in the restaurant. Those 17 years or older may access the Spa Circuit.

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

From about

£1,150 low season

£1,390 high season

Holiday Code EXH1488

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 A Quinta da Auga Hotel, Santiago de Compostela

About Green Spain

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Green Spain feature some of the best four and five star hotels in the regions of Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria in northern Spain, including coastal properties, city hotels and rural retreats. From the pretty rivers on the west coast of Galicia to the spectacular mountains of Asturias and the prehistoric caves of Cantabria, Green Spain is a picturesque area in the north of Spain. With quiet sandy beaches, green landscapes, charming villages and Romanesque architecture lining the famed pilgrimage route which leads to Santiago de Compostela, there is plenty to discover. Although many of those who go on holiday to northern Spain simply pass through en route to Santiago de Compostela, the entire region has much to offer. Stunning beaches are almost untouched, whilst the mild climate has produced rich vegetation which covers unspoilt countryside. Both along the coast and further inland there are attractive cities, towns and villages with a wealth of historical, architectural and cultural sights to discover. Galicia and Asturias have strong cultural identities, both fiercely defending their Celtic traditions which include playing bagpipes, and even speaking their own languages. In the far west is the remote region of Galicia, known as ‘The land of a thousand rivers’ thanks to the numerous wide inlets that run into the sea. The Atlantic coastline is rugged, with rocky headlands, idyllic beaches and isolated fishing villages, whilst the interior is hilly and overwhelmingly green. To the east is the Principality of Asturias, an enchanting region of contrasts with secluded beaches as well as peaceful countryside. Forming a natural barrier in the south are the towering Picos de Europa mountains, a spectacular area with small mountain villages, lush pastures, emerald forests, sheer gorges and glittering lakes. Next is the small, mountainous region of Cantabria, where white sand beaches line the coastline facing the Bay of Biscay, separated by rugged headlands.

Highlights of Green Spain

Santiago de Compostela cathedral, the supposed resting place of St James the Apostle, from whose rooftop you can enjoy unforgettable views over the old town. The attractive Galician cities of Ourense, Pontevedra and Lugo, all with historical sites including Roman architecture. Maritime cities along the Atlantic coastline including A Coruna, Ferrol, Vigo, and Baiona. The Tower of Hercules, an ancient Roman lighthouse near A Coruna. Galicia's fjord-like inlets known as the Rías Altas (along the north-west coast) and the Rías Baixas (along the southwestern coast). The dramatic Cape Finisterre, so called because it was thought to be the westernmost point in Europe. The stunning Picos de Europa mountains, home to a diverse range of walking trails and the atmospheric Covadonga Sanctuary. Oviedo, the attractive capital of Asturias which is home to some remarkable pre-Romanesque churches. Altamira Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with ancient rock paintings which are up to 20000 years old. Comillas, a beachside town with impressive architecture including a building designed by Antonio Gaudí. Pleasant towns along the shores of the Cantabrian Sea including Gijón and Llanes. Santillana del Mar, a picturesque village inland with a number of well-preserved mediaeval buildings. Santander, a lively port city with a historic quarter, a modern centre and the famous El Sardinero beach.

Festivals in Green Spain

February/March: Carnivals celebrating Lent, March: Vigo Reconquest Festival; March/April: Holy week celebrations, July: ‘A Rapa das Bestas’ horse festival held in Galician villages, July: Saint James the Apostle festival in Santiago de Compostela, July: Nava Cider Festival (near Oviedo), August: Festival of San Roque in Betanzos (near A Coruna), August: Santander International Festival.

Gastronomy in Green Spain

Cuisine in the north of Spain tends to be simple and hearty, making good use of the excellent local produce including abundant fish and seafood, plentiful meat and game and a great variety of vegetables. The regions produce a range of dairy products, from the mild soft cheeses of Galicia to the smoked cheese of Cantabria and the blue cheeses of Asturias. Asturias is known for its dry cider, whilst Galicia produces high quality wines, both crisp whites and fruity reds, as well as a strong liqueur, ‘Orujo.’ Local dishes include ‘Vieras de Santiago’ (Scallops, the symbol of St James, which are baked in their shells), ‘Empanada gallega’ (a Galician meat pasty), ‘Lacón con grelos’ (pork shoulder with chorizo, turnips and potatoes), ‘Caldo gallego’ (thick soup with meat, potatoes and beans), ‘Fabada’ (an Asturian stew with pork and beans), ‘Tarta de Santiago’ (an almond cake), ‘La quesada’ (a Cantabrian cheesecake) and ‘Sobaos Pasiegos’ (Cantabrian sponge cakes).

Climate in Green Spain

Green Spain has a wet and mild climate with warm summers and cool winters. Summer is a popular time to visit northern Spain as the weather is sunny yet comfortable, but you can expect good weather in Spring and Autumn as well. Rain falls throughout the year although there is little during the summer months. Temperatures are rarely extreme, although mountainous areas can be very cold in winter with snow falling.

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