A charmingly authentic country house. An enormous garden and… a farm! Welcome to Maria Sanchis’s hotel.
“ Authenticity, unique character, a warm welcome, and a host of activities. ”
Maria finds her region so beautiful that she decided to give all lovers of nature and tranquillity the chance to enjoy it. El Moli de Siurana, The Originals Relais adventure began in 1995 for Maria, who describes herself as “not a hotels professional, just someone with a passion for them.” In a former farmhouse typical of Catalonia’s Girona region, she opened eight guest rooms. A one-hectare wooded garden surrounds it, with a farm and a vegetable garden, since Maria decided to branch into agro-tourism. As the years passed, her hotel won its three stars and many enthusiastic employees: Sara, her daughter, and Dolors, her sister, who help her to run the house; her husband Josep, who manages the farm and its land, and Jose Maria, a neighbour who looks after the vegetable garden. Guests come here in search of peace and green surroundings, and find a charming place with a friendly family.
The seven rooms and the suite at El Moli de Siurana, The Originals Relais are spacious and comfortable, and all have views over the surrounding countryside. Some have a balcony, and others a terrace, sometimes with a private entrance too. Double, triple and family rooms are available. Featuring beams and exposed stone and brick, the décor is rustic, authentic, and full of charm. Every room has air-conditioning. There’s nothing but birdsong to wake you here.
- Non smoking room
- Air-conditioned room
Settle yourself on the terrace or in the dining room with its garden view. Maria, Dolors and Sara showcase home-made delicacies every morning and evening: cakes and jams feature among the sweet and savoury products on offer at breakfast, and produce from the farm, such as eggs and chickens, at dinner. The menu here is certainly not extensive, but the emphasis is on home-made food. For those who prefer to dine out, the team at El Moli de Siurana, The Originals Relais can recommend traditional, quality restaurants in the region.
Authentic ingredients producing high-quality Mediterranean cuisine. This is the philosophy in the kitchens at El Moli de Siurana, The Originals Relais. Its flagship dishes include recipes as simple as omelette with potatoes and onions, or roast chicken with rosemary. It goes without saying that the produce has simply had to cross the road between the restaurant and the farm.
Within its verdant setting and beyond it too, as you explore Catalonia, the Hotel The Originals El Moli de Siurana offers you a unique experience, characterised by peace, tranquillity, and closeness to nature.
The hotel has a small massage studio. Choose from the range of treatments on offer and Maria’s daughter Sara, a trained naturopath, will give you the full benefit of her knowledge and technical skill for a blissful moment of relaxation.
THINGS TO DONumerous activities are offered at the hotel: horse-riding, wine-tasting, and hikes, with several circuits (from two hours to all day) starting from the hotel. Packed lunches are available from the hotel for long hikes.
FARMOn the other side of the road leading to the hotel, the farm welcomes your visit. It combines arable farming of cereals and fodder crops with livestock breeding: Rosée des Pyrénées calves, turkeys, geese and chickens of all varieties run about freely in the countryside.
THINGS TO SEE NEARBYCatalonia is a land of contrasts: the silence of the Pyrenees to the north and the stunningly beautiful Aigüestortes national park, the wild coves of Cap Creus, the unique flora and fauna of the Ebre delta, the captivating calm of the Poblet monastery, the lively, packed beaches of the Costa Brava, the gentle way of life in the little fishing village of Portlligat, world-renowned thanks to one of its former residents, the artist Salvador Dalί, the pretty towns of Tarragona and Girona, and much more.
What our customers say
This is a beautiful hotel with attentive, gracious staff, excellent rooms and a modern, tiled, secluded swimming pool. The atmosphere is relaxed, the breakfasts and dinners delicious (hope you are lucky enough to get the paella) and the team could not have been more helpful. There are no real downsides - parking is covered and plentiful, they allow dogs and the garden is beautiful. There is an excellent stables 15 minutes away where my wife and daughter had lessons - the best they had ever had - and went hacking (club-hipico-el-caballo-y-su-arte/) - My son windsurfed at Club ION (Roses - 20 mins) which is a brilliant spot and a well-stocked and organised club.
"Wonderful countryside stay"
lovely property in the Costa Brava countryisde. Great breakfast, quiet room with all amenities and friendly staff (and cats!) :) Highly recommended
This hotel is our favorit during our road trips. Service is exelent and the environment very relaxing.