After completing the Camino, this was the perfect place for some r&r. The location is great, the concept unusual and worth supporting (see other posts re history of hotel) as it's nice to see innovative use of existing properties and especially keeping the commercialisation of a beautiful area to a minimum - no high rises here. The staff were excellent, very friendly and accommodating, both brothers in this family run hotel speaking goof English and making it easier for me with my very limited Spanish. The food was also excellent, particularly the entrecôte and the padron peppers. Excellent wine if the region also. The facilities were perfect, lovely outdoor pool area and sun loungers. The hotel is located in a wooded area, with a river running through it. So makes for some lovely walks. There are plenty if fish in the river - if that sport catches your fancy. A car is necessary to get around and Noia is a short distance away. The hotel is an ideal base for touring along the coast and taking in the sights of the western part of Galicia. Santiago is within reasonable distance to make a day trip. I couldn't fault anything during my stay and would definitely go back or recommend this hotel to others. Enjoy your stay and I only wish I could be there!
Good room, nice staff, good food. Very interesting idea, an abandoned village built for 80 workers on a hydro electric power station. Once computerised the staff were no longer needed and village abandoned. Stone houses refurbished 10 years ago and they have created a nice place. River side setting of main building with reception and "high" rooms is lovely. Picnic area, walks, loads of activities. Hum during the day from plant but didn't bother us. If you are not in a high room you will have to shuttle between you room and reception (and pool, picnic area etc.) in your car in a very steep but pretty 2km drive. If you don't have a terrace / outside space in your room, not all do, this might not work for you, as it didn't for us, as we wanted to chill out for a few hours in the day sitting outside. The hotel were very understanding of this and didn't quibble when we left a day early. In summary, I'd make sure you get a high room down by reception, or a room with a terrace if you don't mind shuttling up and down in your car if you will be hanging out.
This is not an easy hotel to find as it is located 4 kms away from a main road but what a find! Without a place to stay we followed the blue hotel signs on the AC543 road above Noia and these signs lead eventually to a wonderful river side house beside a water pumping station. Recardo met us and speaking excellent english put us up in the old engineers house for our accommodation a few metres back from the river. This was a lovely converted casa. Later we used the outdoor swimming pool and had a delicious meal in the restaurant. We also hired mountain bikes. All the food was home made and delicious. A great stay with exceptionally kind hosts
Year after year, since discovering it, we make it a point to stay at this lovely hotel. This year, they have really spruced up the main building where the lounge, restaurant and reception are. One could tell that the owners really worked a lot on making the place very welcoming, attuned to the locality yet very elegant.
The location is quite a distance (~ 7 km) from the next big town but the serenity, quietness and relaxing mood of the area makes up well for the drive.
Unfortunately, this time around, we were not able to partake in the sumptuous food that they serve for lunch and dinner. The breakfast menu has been updated and excellent.
One thing is for sure, we will keep coming back to this place, our home in Galicia