A Quinta da Auga Hotel Spa Relais & Châteaux Spain
A Quinta da Auga Hotel Spa Relais & Châteaux
P. da Amaia 23b, 15706 Santiago de Compostela
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Luisa Lorenzo Garcia, co-owner and GM. Studied and developed her career in business administration in Spain, The Netherlands and Brasil. Her love for travelling and decoration came together when her parents bought the ruins of the old paper factory to build a boutique hotel.
Boutique; Relais & Châteaux
To be a reference and destination hotel in Spain; an eco-hotel with outstanding personal service, restaurant, spa from where to explore the region, Galicia.
A Quinta da Auga Hotel Spa Relais & Châteaux
History & Story
A Quinta Da Auga Relais & Chateâux is an eco-hotel retreat in the historic city of Santiago de Compostela. It is a luxury, intimate and refined hotel remodeled from 2003 to 2009 from an 18th-century former paper mill on the bank of the River Sar. Surrounded by a verdant one-and-a-half acre estate.
This hotel is perfect for those expecting a peaceful and unique place surrounded by luxury and natural aesthetic details. This hotel has been part of the prestigious Releais&Châteaux association for 12 years. Relais & Châteaux’s Members such as A Quinta da Auga protect and promote the wealth and diversity of the world’s culinary and hospitality traditions, so as to ensure they continue to thrive. They are equally dedicated to preserving local heritage and the environment, and are passionate about their craft and deeply committed to forging warm, lasting relationships with their guests.
Its Filigrana Restaurant is known for the combination of the tradition and avant-garde techniques in each dish. The hotel’s other principal amenity is its spa, which offers a range of facilities for hydrotherapy treatments, including a Dead Sea “flotarium.” An outside pool is also available during the summer period.
On your arrival, you will fling into light and fresh air, as well as a chorus of birdsong and the soothing sound of rushing water; the hallmark of A Quinta da Auga. A visit to “A Quinta da Auga” is an experience to enchant lovers of art, nature, relaxation and wellbeing.
In 2009 hotel was opened after a 6-year careful restoration by owners.
Date added extensions
2017 – Conservatory in the garden for venues, wine tastings…
2018 – Fitness centre
Main Strengths, Special Touch
The monumental building of the C18 carefully restored. Inside there is an exquisite and personalized décor with antiques and artworks where our guests have more the feeling of being in a country mansion, beautifully integrated into nature. Personalized service is always mentioned.
Located in a residential area of Santiago de Compostela, UNESCO Heritage city and capital of the region of Galicia. The hotel is surrounded by forest and river within a peaceful setting of 1 Ha of property and only 2 km from the city centre.
Key sites/activities in the area
Galicia in northwest Spain is a lush green, mountainous region that boasts stunning coasts, beautiful beaches, world heritage sites and deep, unique history. The place to start exploring Galicia is Santiago de Compostela, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, ending point of a pilgrimage (Camino de Santiago, or Way of Saint James). Visits in the area include monasteries, Pazos (manor houses), historic gardens, wineries (is becoming an international wine destination), amazing coast for sailing in Galician estuaries and enjoying the well-known Galician food (fish, seafood, meat and vegetables).
About Galicia: Some of Spain’s most beautiful beaches are here, the end of the Earth is here, it´s a foodies´ paradise, it has its own language, Galicia has a lot in common with other Celtic lands, we set a drink on fire (queimada), some of Spain’s Best Seafood can be founded here.
About the hotel: Wine tastings, yoga classes, meditation, cultural and historic visits, sailing very close.
Children over 16 years old can access the spa, while those under 16 years old can only access the private spa.
Classic Room (27-30 sq.m) – 35 rooms
Exterior rooms located on the most modern part of the hote. They are carefully decorated combining the Classic style with contemporary furnitures in order to create a cozy atmosphere full of charm.
Rooms equipped with twin beds or queen size bed and located on the most traditional part of the hotel. They offer fantastic views over the property and the river. This landscape will immerse you into the nature which surrounds you.
Deluxe Room (35 sqm) – 13 rooms
Spacious rooms with king-size beds located in the historic part of the building and distributed across the 5 floors of the hotel. They are oriented towards the estate, the Sar River, or the old canal that used to direct water to the mill. These rooms will allow you to enjoy a luxurious and unforgettable experience
Soul Room (35 sq.m)
Why choose the Soul Room? It boasts the best location,breathtaking views, and epitomizes the soul of A Quinta da Auga in a grandiose manner. This room is designed for decoration enthusiasts who are captivated by intricate details and scenic vistas from their accommodation. The sound of the nearby river and the refreshing fragrance of nature permeate the room, creating a unique and invigorating energy
Suites (100 sqm) – 2 rooms
Our splendid roofed suites with King size bed allow our guest to enjoy the luxury and elegance of A Quinta da Auga. They are
also decorated in an individual way following the cozy style of the hotel. They are organized into two spaces (living room and
room) and an spacious exterior bathroom with a round jacuzzi and separate shower.
Gran Suite (+100 sqm) – 1 room
This is the main room in A Quinta da Auga it offers the maximum exclusivity. It is divided into a room with King size bed, living room and a spacious external bathroom with a round jacuzzi and separate shower.Their nine windows offer a 360 º view over the property and river and they will allow you to enjoy the nature and a unique experience.
Restaurants & Bars
The Filigrana Restaurant is the gastronomic restaurant of A Quinta da Auga, one of the best restaurants to eat in Santiago
de Compostela and enjoy the best cuisine and wines of Galicia. Our cousin proposes a simple plan: to give in to and to awaken
the senses by the hand of our Chef Federico López. All our values are reflected in each of our dishes. We select the best local products and we just work with wildcaught fish. The kitchen team is led by our Chef, Federico López. He is know for combining tradition and avant-garde techniques in each dish. In addition, the catering staff led by Guillermo García will ensure the rigorousness and attention to detail that characterise A Quinta da Auga.
The Q Café Bar is the ideal coffee bar to enjoy a good breakfast, such as chocolate with churros or pancakes in Santiago de Compostela. You can try our selection of homemade products and enjoying the warmth of a typical French bistro in A Quinta da Auga Relais&Châteaux Hotel. Before lunch is a tradition here to take an aperitif with a selection of « tapas » and snacks. Teatime! We have a menu of special coffees, teas and infusions and also delicious cakes and handmade sweets. In summer every Thursday and Friday from 20:00 h you have an appointment in El Patio de A Quinta , the Q Café Bar terrace. Classic and tropical cocktails, snacks and music sessions to enjoy a unique garden party atmosphere.
The SPA of A Quinta da Auga is a unique haven that combines the occidental tradition of hydrotherapy with the oriental tradition of massage therapies in order to achieve the optimum equilibrium of the body, mind and spirit. A place designed to provide an exceptional experience that invites relaxation, rejuvenation and overall well-being helping to bring balance to the body, mind and soul. Our guests can choose from a tempting array of experiences, including hydrotherapy, oriental therapies, aromatherapy and our biological skincare line and find restoration, transformation and renewed energy.
The facility includes a bright gym with all the necessary equipment overlooking the garden.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Wedding events :
« A Quinta da Auga » is a hotel in Santiago de Compostela that offers both outdoor and indoor spaces for weddings and civil ceremonies. With a property surrounded by the Sar River and charming gardens, it is an ideal place for unique celebrations. The hotel provides accommodation options for the bride and groom as well as the guests, along with outstanding cuisine based on local products. They also offer planning services and recommendations from professionals. The hotel’s luxury spa is also recommended for relaxation before or after the wedding. You can find more wedding stories on their blog.
Events Corporate :
A Quinta da Auga Hotel Spa Relais & Châteaux is an ideal venue for hosting meetings and conferences in Santiago de Compostela. Its meeting and conference rooms are unique and dynamic, featuring elegant decor and views of green areas. The spacious gardens and terraces provide a pleasant setting for corporate events. The hotel has a specialized team for corporate events and offers a variety of services, such as high-speed internet connection, technical equipment in the rooms, and leisure activities. Additionally, a special accommodation rate is available, along with personalized attention from a dedicated events professional.
Extra Notable Features
Cooking classes can be arranged as well as wine tastings.
Yoga, meditation and personal training on demand.
Our team will advise in a selection of activities depending on needs and preferences.
Hotel and Restaurant Awards
Women of the Year Relais & Châteaux: Luisa Garcia Gil (co-owner and architect of the restoration) and her daughter Luisa Lorenzo (GM)
Andrew Harper Grand Hotel Awards
Made for Spain and Portugal (one of the top Spanish DMCs)
Condé Nast Traveller Gold List Nomination
Condé Nast Traveller Gold List Nomination
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