Beautiful, but not a gourmet retreat
Posted Aug 7, 2014 on Hotels
Positives: Beautiful location, easy to find from Salamanca, check-in fine, friendly reception staff, stunning room with terrace overlooking canal and friendly barman for evening cocktails. Negatives: Photos of two outdoor pools on various websites (including this one) were clearly shot with a wide angle lense - they were tiny and certainly not suitable for swimming, but fine for a refreshing dip [For any swimmers, there is an excellent outdoor municipal pool in nearby Valverdon - 1 km away]. Food and drink was a little disappointing: although the service and some sampling menu dishes were adequate, some dishes lacked flavour and creativity. Also, considering that there is an extensive cellar, the wine that was offered to us as part of a sampling menu (as well as free-of-charge in the room) was also a little disappointing. That said, the venue is stunning and I'd consider a return given its proximity (15 minutes drive) to Salamanca and rural setting (river walks possible in the nearby national parkland).