A Quinta da Auga
SET ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER SAR, Hotel Quinta da Auga sits snugly within a leafy private estate fringed by oak and chestnut trees. This 18th century former millhouse is now an indulgent boutique hotel with impeccable eco credentials.
The once dilapidated old building has been lavished with TLC by its family owners, who have transformed the interiors while retaining its architectural features. Exposed stonework, original wooden shutters and flower-filled window boxes underline the pleasing rustic-chic feel.
Individually decorated bedrooms – all overlooking the lush gardens – are peaceful, private havens made for unwinding. Antique and modern pieces have been skilfully mixed in classic-contemporary style, while exposed stonework is counterpointed by striking wallpapers.
Blond wood furniture and ivory fabrics set off the crisp white bedlinen and plump pillows a treat. Marble bathrooms are well kitted out with robes, slippers and luxury body products. If you’ve cash to splash, splurge on the sprawling 100 sq suite whose bathroom boasts a windowside jacuzzi tub overlooking the River Sar forest.
Galician gastronomy is on the menu in Quinta da Auga’s pleasing restaurant, with its linen-dressed tables, lofty plants and mirrored walls. Hedonists will love the hotel’s pampering spa, whose distinctly oriental feel complements the fusion of east-west therapies.
Quinta da Auga lies within easy reach of both the Galician countryside and the heart of historic Santiago de Compostela, with its famous pilgrimage route. Friendly staff will be pleased to help you plan excursions and make the most of your stay.
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A Quinta da Auga was reviewed by Room for Romance