Luxury Travel: Best Boutique Hotels in Girona
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Girona (or Gerona in Spanish) is a privileged destination. Its atmospheric medieval quarters with an impressive Cathedral and a Jewish section where time seems to have stopped. Michelin star restaurants that attract the most demanding palates. Bike itineraries around countryside, mountains and seaside. The Dali museum within a short car ride. And lately, the locations where Game of Thrones was shot.
There’s many reasons to visit this gorgeous city. And while many might choose to do Girona from Barcelona on a day trip, other might feel more inclined to stay a few days and explore it at ease. Is that your case? Today we are sharing with you the best places to stay in Girona city.
Boutique hotels in Girona Old Town
The Old Town of Girona is one of the city main attractions. It's a gorgeous medieval district with narrow alleys, intriguing staircases, lovely archways... It's quiet and clean, and well taken care of. And it feels like Italy but without the crowds!
Hotel Historic ****
The Hotel Historic is located right in the heart of the Old Town Girona. Its foundations date back from the Roman times, and its walls are from the 700-800’s. The way it’s been restored, putting the stones and masonry in value, and combining it with wood carvings, make you feel the patine of time.
They have hotel rooms as well as apartments. Some rooms have a small balcony, and the Junior Suite features a private terrace. Their Loft has a hydro therapy tub, and the Suites are equipped with a round bathtub. Book your room here.
Hotel Museu Llegendes de Girona ****
The hotel Llegendes de Girona is located in one edge of the Girona Old Town, maybe easier to reach by car than Hotel Historic. It’s another historical building where it is said that Saint Narcissus, patron saint of Girona, lived in the 300’s.
This boutique hotel specializes in couples on a romantic getaway. They have a suite with technology details that allow you to control lights and colors in the room to create the perfect sexy atmosphere. And they have two duplex suites featuring a tantra sofa!
But it’s not an adults-only accommodation. They also have a luxury family suite for 4 people and 10 double rooms. Because Girona (Spain) is much more than just a romantic getaway. Book your room here.
Palau dels Alemanys ***
The Palau dels Alemanys is located very close to Hotel Historic, therefore in the heart of the Old Town of Girona. Half way between a hotel and an apartment, this lodging occupies a gorgeous medieval building attached to the Roman wall.
In the medieval patio there’s an honestly bar, and the only 4 boutique suites (with maid service) are located in the upper floors. Each is equipped with a kitchenette and a living room. Book your room here.
By the way, they also own the Sant Domenech Pool & Bike apartments, specializing in high end bikers. And some of those apartments have a private pool!
Casa Cundaro ***
If you are dreaming of staying in the Jewish Quarter of Girona, this is the only accommodation there. Quite discreet from the street, the inside hides 5 country style rooms and 4 apartments of various capacities, large enough for families. Guests have access to a lush private garden. Book your room here.
La Comuna Boutique Residence
Located very close to the Llegendes de Girona Hotel and also in a historical building, they offer a variety of gorgeous apartments and penthouses, four of them called “oasis”. And rightfully so! Two of them have a rooftop dining and chill out area with views over the old town, and the other two feature a private patio with barbeque. Book your room here.
Luxury hotels in Girona city centre
It’s commercial and lively, but it doesn’t have the medieval feel of the old quarters. Also, you must be aware of the different districts on it. The ones with interest for travelers are:
- Barri del Mercadal. It’s the triangle limited by the Onyar river, the railway bridge over Bonastruc de Porta street and the old Hospital of Santa Caterina. Some of it still has a sort-of old but grand flavor, with its plazas and old buildings. And it’s closest to the Old Town.
- Eixample. The modern Expansion of Girona is the grid right underneath the Mercadal, and closest to the Train Station. Still within walking distance from the Old Town, it’s a more commercial area.
- Sant Pau. A more recently built middle-class residential area, further away from the Old City. It’s two main points of interest are the Corte Ingles department store and the Migdia Park, a large green area frequented by locals.
- La Devesa Park. The largest park of Girona acts as its Northern limit. It’s located at the top of the Sant Narcís district and crossed by the railway and large public parking lots.
Hotel Ciutat de Girona ***
LOCATION. Barri del Mercadal.
This 4-star hotel is the closest to the Girona Old Town, accessible over the Eiffel bridge just one block away. The hotel is modern and versatile. Their spinning sessions and massages attract sport and healthy travelers. And for them they also offer bike storage and flexible breakfast times. Besides, they are a certified Green and Responsible Tourism company. Book your room here.
They have family rooms, but if you prefer the privacy of an apartment, they run the Plaça del Vi Apartments. in the Old Town.
Nord 1901 ****
LOCATION. Barri del Mercadal.
Located on the same street of Hotel Ciutat de Girona, this is a more sophisticated option. This boutique hotel is designed for couples or solo travelers (no family rooms). It is of course bike friendly, and it features the only garden pool in the city centre. They also have reserved parking spaces in a nearby public parking lot. Book your room here.
Gran Hotel Ultonia ****
LOCATION. Barri del Mercadal.
Ultonia was the name of one of the reiments that fought against Napoleon in Girona in the early 1800’s. And the hotel building was built in 1945 on top of the remains of the city calls. It became a 3-star hotel in 1962, and the adjacent 4-star Gran Ultonia was open in 2009.
The hotel is located in a further edge of the Mercadal quarter, closer to the Devesa park but still within walking distance from the Old Town. The rooms are modern, minimalist and ecofriendly. Great for couples, families and cyclists. Book your room here.
Hotel Peninsular ***
LOCATION. Barri del Mercadal.
The hotel Peninsular is located in the other end of the Mercadal district, very close to the Plaça Catalunya that crosses over the river onto the Rambla of Girona and the Old Town. It’s one of the oldest hotels in Girona, inaugurated in 1853. And its Savoy café open in the 1930’s is also one of the most emblematic in the city.
The rooms are bright and modern, although probably not what you’d imagine for a luxury hotel. But I thought it was worth mentioning because of its history. Book your room here.
Hotel Boutique Casa Cacao***
LOCATION. Barri del Mercadal.
Just slightly further, this 3 star has the feel of a 4 star and it’s what high end foodies were waiting for. The youngest of the famous Roca brothers, owners of the world-known Celler de Can Roca, opened during the pandemic this chocolate-themed boutique hotel.
The serve a spectacular brunch in the hotel Terrace overlooking the city. And they also run a chocolate shop and café and a chocolate workshop next door. Book your room here.
Hotel Carlemany Girona ****
Your choice next to the Girona train station. From the basic rooms to their most expensive suites, this modern hotel is designed with luxury in mind. You can see that in their high end rest systems, Egyptian cotton linen, Gaston & Daniela designer fabrics, l’Occitane amenities, unique contemporary art and many other details.
You’ll love their fine dining restaurant in the garden. The hotel is pet friendly, has secure storage for bikes and special deals with the Golf PGA Catalunya. Book your room here.
LOCATION. Sant Pau.
Located right next to the Corte Ingles department store, this modern hotel is a great choice for shopping lovers. It’s also one of the few hotels in Girona featuring a wellness center with gym and spa. Plus it also has private parking and facilities for bikers. Book your room here.
Double Tree by Hilton ****
LOCATION. La Devesa Park.
Chain hotels lovers will be delighted to hear that Hilton has a hotel in Girona. Located by a main road, next to two large supermarkets, Burger King and McDonalds, the Palace of Congresses and the Trade Show pavilion, the neighborhood lacks of charm but it’s walking distance from other areas of interest.
The Double Tree is the perfect choice for business travelers. But also for anyone loving rooftop pools and bars. The rooms are sound-proofed, and they incorporate all the quality details you’ll expect from a Hilton hotel. Book your room here.
Luxury hotels in other areas of Girona City
Hotel Palau de Bellavista by URH **** Superior
LOCATION. Vista Alegre, a quiet residential area over a hill, some 10-15 minutes walk from the Girona Old Town.
Seeing there are no 5-star hotels in Girona, Palau de Bellavista is the hotel of the highest category of the city: it’s the only 4 Stars Superior. The rooms are minimalist and impeccably designed for comfort. The views from the terrace pool are spectacular. Book your room here.
Montjuic Boutique B&B ****
LOCATION. Montjuic, another isolated residential area in the other side of the Girona Old Town, some 20-25 minutes walk from it.
A gorgeous villa where slow life and nature help you reconnect with yourself. There’s a salted water pool, outdoor jacuzzi, green facilities, local farm providers, organic amenities, sunset views… And in the rooms you’ll find high quality Egyptian cotton linen, and rain showers with massage cobblestone pavement and chromotherapy. Book your room here.
Hotel Costabella ***
LOCATION. By the Doctor Trueta Hospital, some 20-25 minutes walk from the Old Town of Girona, on the other side of the Ter and Onyar rivers.
This is a 3-star hotel with facilities that talk luxury. It’s got an outdoor pool, a jacuzzi, a gym and a sauna. There’s free parking and bike storage. And the newly remodeled rooms are simple but designed with good taste and touches of luxury. Book your room here.
Best hotels Girona airport & subburbs
Hotel Salles Aeroport Girona ****
DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT. 2 minutes drive (1 km /0.6 miles) .
Double and triple rooms with free airport transfer. There’s also daytime rooms with no nighttime charge (checkout by 9PM the latest). Large spa area with pool with jets and waterfalls, jacuzzi and more. There’s also an outdoor Summer pool in the garden and a gym. Book your room here.
Hotel Eden Park ****
DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT. 3 minutes drive (2.1 km /1.3 miles).
Not the average airport hotel, its green surroundings are one of this hotel strengths, that also features an outdoor pool. The design of the rooms is minimalist but refreshing, and they carry premium organic amenities. Book your room here.
Hotel Camiral *****
DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT. 8 minutes drive (7.9 km /4.9 miles).
The closest 5-star hotel to Girona city is some 20 minutes drive from its Old Town (and almost 4 hours to walk, so forget about it). It’s the accommodation of the PGA Catalunya Golf Resort, and it offers everything for a dream vacation.
2 golf courses, of which one of them, the Stadium Course, is considered the best in Spain. A holistic wellness center using organic products in their treatments and rituals. A gym and yoga studio. Restaurant, café and two bars. A dream outdoor pool. Elegant rooms and suites with extravagant details such as hand-painted tiles in some bathrooms, fireplace and private terrace in others… Book your room here.
Mas La Casassa ***
DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT. 13 minutes drive (15.8 km /11.5 miles).
A rural hotel in a restored Catalan farmhouse that I wanted to highlight for its unique offer for couples on a romantic getaway: their suites with private indoor pool in the room! There’s also rooms with private jacuzzi, an outdoor garden pool and private parking. Book your room here.
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