The Catalonian city is a wonderful place to explore; famous medieval walls, meandering cobbled lanes, a well preserved Jewish quarter, the Eiffel Bridge, an impressive cathedral and four rivers (Ter, Onyar, Galligants and Güell) all are found in Girona. More recently, it’s become a place of pilgrimage for Games of Thrones fans, with many scenes having been shot within its confines. Tours are available, or you can opt to wander the area and discover the many sights by yourself. Girona is easily accessible from Barcelona and has its own airport, making it conducive to a short or long stay.
Elke Spa Hotel
Elke Spa Hotel is found in Sant Feliu de Guixols, just over 10 minutes walk from the Cala del Vigatà Beach. It has 66 forms of accommodation each with minibars and huge flat-screen TVs. The rooftop wellness area offers a hammam, a sauna and a hot tub, as well as a large range of treatments. Guests can swim and sun themselves outside on the sleek terrace and dine in one of the two sophisticated restaurants. An indoor soft play area, mini club, games and babysitting services makes it ideal for those travelling with very young children.
Hotel Camiral at PGA Catalunya
This modern meets mid-century five-star hotel lies ten minutes from Girona, within the PGA Catalunya Resort – making it extremely popular with golf enthusiasts. On the Conde Nast Traveller Gold List and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Camiral is the epitome of elegance and chic. The Mediterranean restaurant, chilled out brasserie and bars (including a pool bar) provide ample opportunity for socialising. While a fitness centre, on-site activities, an infinity pool surrounded by luxe loungers, and a spa ensure there’s plenty to keep guests occupied – be it relaxing, or getting active. It accommodates 149 rooms with Elemis toiletries and pillow menus.