Review by Mila
Written on 08-12-2019
Luxury farmscape hotel with gourmet restaurant in Priorat wine region
Vast vineyards, centuries-old olive trees, a gastronomic restaurant with palate-pleasing dishes, and 26 delightful rooms located in a characteristic farmhouse. Hotel Terra Dominicata, in the Spanish region of Priorat, has all the ingredients for a culinary retreat and is also an ideal base for various fun excursions.
Nestled in a rural setting of the wine region Priorat is Hotel Terra Dominicata. A rustic farm that was once a monastery and is now transformed into a luxurious Spanish paradise where you never want to leave. All this if only for the fantastic, local dishes you can join in here every evening, the tranquility and the fine wines produced on the estate.
This unique House of Hideaways accommodation is tastefully decorated with a great attention to detail. The interior is a combination of modern and traditional: with industrial furniture and accessories and ceilings with wooden beams. In addition to guest accommodation, this luxury boutique hotel also has its own winery, which produces excellent Priorat wines and you can even see how these are made.
Hotel Terra Dominicata has all sorts of pleasant places to unwind. Relax by the pool, settle down in the garden with an exciting book, enjoy the gastronomic dishes in the restaurant, and take a siesta in your comfortable bedroom. Enough rested? Then it's time to lace up your walking shoes tightly for a beautiful hike in Sierra de Montsant natural park or for a visit to the nearby city of Tarragona. In this historic city, you can visit Roman ruins and go to the local covered market, Mercat Central de Tarragona.
Do you also want to visit the bustling city of Barcelona during your vacation? Then you drive there in about 2 hours. The location of this special boutique hotel ensures that during your stay you can not only relax, but also discover. In brief, you can alternate your holiday with all sorts of nice excursions and that's nice, very nice!
A refreshing dip
To cool off during hot Spanish days, the outdoor pool of this beautiful boutique hotel is the ideal place. Swim laps in the refreshing water and then let yourself be dried by the sun while dozing lightly on one of the soft sunbeds. By the way, from the pool you have a spectacular view of the wooded surroundings and the extensive vineyards of the estate; you can't get any better!
The rooms are in line with the surroundings.
You'll spend the night here in one of the 26 extremely comfortable rooms or suites that are decorated with an eye for detail and the surroundings. You'll see many light colors, wooden furniture, and soft fabrics. It's nice that every room also has free wifi, a beautiful bathroom with a rain shower, a Nespresso coffee machine, and air conditioning for sultry Spanish evenings.
Gourmets can enjoy with a capital G at Restaurant Alma Mater. Start your day here with freshly baked rolls and delicious hams. In the evening, you can join for a culinary experience where the wines, D.O.Q. Priorat and D.O. Montsant are combined with the best ingredients from the surrounding area. To lift a tip of the veil: Iberian pig with sweet potato and quinoa crunch and beef tenderloin with hazelnut puree and mushroom ragout. Does it already make your mouth water?
Wine and hiking area
When you travel inland from the Costa Dorada, you enter the region of Priorat. An area famous for its fine wines, which some consider to be among the best in Europe. There is also no shortage of excellent olive oil here. In addition to delicious food and drink, you can enjoy beautiful walks in the 'Sierra de Montsant' mountain range in Priorat. The amazing limestone formations and red sandstone rocks are sure to look great on your Instagram feed!
The nearest airport is El Prat (BCN), the airport of Barcelona, which is located approximately 153 km away. From there, you can take a taxi or rent a car to the accommodation. In addition, a shuttle service (charged separately) is available on request.
There are free parking options and there is a charging station for electric vehicles.
Important to know
Check-in: Available from 15:00
Check-out: Available until 12:00
- Free WiFi
- Free parking
- Outdoor pool
- Ironing facilities (in room)
- Outdoor swimming pool (unheated)