Spain's most remote and peaceful hotel
Relais Chateaux Hotel La Torre del Visco
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A beautiful, solitary & labyrinthine XVth century estate house overlooking its own
"220 acres of formal rose gardens, olive and almond trees and wheat fields bordered by a river, it counts the King and Queen of Spain among recent guests"…. Condé Nast Traveller June 2003
"For those who long for silence and peace, La Torre del Visco offers the ultimate in sybaritic country life, elegant yet relaxed, friendly, discreet and amusing" … Elena Butragueño, Spanish travel writer and critic.
"For those who want to escape the crowds, the perfect hideaway" National Geographic.
"One of the 101 Best Hotels in the world". Abercrombie and Kent 2003 Travel Guide
La Torre del Visco, which dates from 1449, is an estate house, with a watchtower and defensive capacity commanding a long view of the river valley. Its conversion into a hotel in the early 90.s included the repair and restoration of all the original stonework, Arabic-tiled roofs, and dry stone terraces.
Shady gardens, terraces, patios with fountains, hundreds of varieties of roses and aromatic plants, and in Spring, massed daffodils and narcissi …
Fourteen rooms with beautiful views, comfortable beds and pure Egyptian cotton sheets. The profound silence is inductive to an excellent night's sleep.
.. no televisions, telephones, mini bars or jacuzzis – just fresh flowers everywhere …
One of the most seductive small hotels in Spain ….
A world of space and comfort, … rooms full of light and harmony; original paintings and drawings, furniture from many periods, deep armchairs and open fireplaces for autumn and winter, all invite you to unwind …
An oasis of calm – thousands of books in English and Spanish, including an extensive collection of maps and guidebooks on the area, classical music and opera on CDs, chess dominoes, backgammon … ..
This is a hotel for people who really mind about food ..
"There are two secrets to its "Mediterranean" cuisine: a modern, unfussy approach to cooking combined with the absolute quality and freshness of the ingredients: local meat, fish bought directly from the fishing fleets at dawn on the coast, game, wild mushrooms and black truffles in season …
The original beamed kitchen is the focal point of life and activity at La Torre del Visco and is always open to guests..
Superb breakfasts are served at the huge kitchen table throughout the morning … farm eggs, local cured hams, fresh goat's cheeses, home-made jams …
THE KITCHEN GARDEN
…the majority of the produce, all organically grown, is brought up daily from the hotel's large vegetable and herb garden including the farms own delicious olive oil
Dinner is served in the elegant candle lit dining room or on the terrace under the stars in summer, by the friendly and unobtrusive staff …
The original medieval wine cellar is open to guests and has an excellent selection of wines, many from small, little-known family vineyards in Aragón and Catalonia.
The menu is changed daily. Vegetarians are well catered for.
This undiscovered, historic region where the ancient kingdoms of Aragón, Catalonia and Valencia met, is defined by the mountains of the Maestrazgo to the West and the Puertos de Beceite, Picasso's inspiration, to the East. The Spanish equivalent of Province or Tuscany, the pretty medieval villages are set in a patchwork of almonds, olives and vines, rivers winding through the valleys and hill top hermitages with their cypress trees …a world where time has stood still ..