Select Your Home Region
Europe, Middle East & Africa
Australia, NZ and Southeast Asia
Hostal de la Gavina
Why we like it
- Family owned property located atop a small peninsula in the heart of the Costa Brava
- Member of the Leading Hotels of the World collection
- From classic Mediterranean to Elizabethan, each of the 74 rooms and suites are individual in style
- Facilities include a clay tennis court, outdoor seawater pool and Spa with heated indoor pool
- Direct access to the Sant Pol beach and the coastal path of S’Agaro
If you would like more privacy opt to stay in The Villa;located on the hotel grounds, it has a separate entrance as well as three bedrooms, kitchen, large living room and private garden with sea view.
Ben was very friendly and enthusiastic right from the start. He seemed very knowledgeable about Iceland, and suggested a few extra excursions we had not even considered.
- JM, Lonodn
Hostal de la Gavina is a luxury clifftop retreat in the heart of the Costa Brava. Set between two unspoiled bays, the hotel’s spectacular scenery and service has attracted many notable guests, including members of the Spanish royal family, since first opening in 1932. Each of the 74 luxurious rooms are individual in design, paying homage to the important artistic heritage, and have plush Egyptian bedding, Venetian Murano glass lamps and spacious Italian marble bathrooms. Choose between six different room categories; Classic, Classic Double, Superior, Junior Suite, Deluxe Suite or Royal Suite. We particularly love the Superior Rooms with their quaint Mediterranean style and private terrace with views over the sea. All of the Deluxe Suites enjoy a Jacuzzi bathtub, antique furniture and views over the garden or sea.
The two restaurants, Garbi and Candlelight, offer an elegant selection of Mediterranean dishes created from fresh fish, meat and the finest local produce. The Gavina Terrace – El Barco is the perfect spot for a pre-dinner aperitif or cocktail. No holiday would be complete without a little time for yourself; The Gavina Spa by Valmont offers a variety of traditional massage and beauty treatments, indoor swimming pool with therapeutic waterfalls, Jacuzzi, Hamman and sauna. Activities in the area range horse riding and quad biking to golf and balloon flights.
Best time to be there
Spain is best visited in the springtime, when the temperatures are generally warm and comfortable. Autumn is equally comfortable, though less green and the landscapes are drier. July and August are very hot.
Barcelona, Malaga and Madrid (British Airways); Palma (British Airways or bmi)
2 hours - Spain
2.5 hours - Mallorca
4 hours - Tenerife
GMT +1 hour
Create a brochure
Suggested itineraries in Spain
Northern Spain Culinary Delights
Nights: 4 | from £1,975pp
Discover of the cuisine and charm of Spain’s Basque region, exploring the cities of San Sebastián and Bilbao, and nearby villages, with expert insight from a gastro-guide.
Madrid City Breaks
Nights: 3 | from £625pp
No city on earth is more alive: with its deep and infectious passion for life, it is often said that Madrid is the most Spanish of Spain’s cities.
Barcelona to Monte Carlo Ft. Silversea Cruises
Nights: 14 | from £3,550pp
Contrast the glitz of Monte Carlo with the rustic prettiness of Elba on a voyage that brings out the best of the Mediterranean’s history, art, and culture.
Nights: 9 | from £2,950pp
Viva España indeed! This ten-day trip takes in four of Spain’s most celebrated cities, from the beach-chic of Barcelona to spirited Seville, with plenty of extraordinary art, architecture and eating in between.
Barcelona City Breaks
Nights: 3 | from £625pp
Tantalising aromas tempt the senses in Barcelona; add the whimsical works of Gaudí, the narrow medieval streets and amazing architecture and you’ve got everything you need for a magical city break.