Although the hotel has been open some time, and with several flying visits with friends under my belt, this was the first time I was able to enoy the place in a relaxed and unhurried manner. The building itself is a tastefully restored quinta or country residence. The beautiful location, in the Rías Baixas Salnés Valley, surrounded by Albariño vineyards, is just one of its many attractions. The hotel is well communicated with the AP9 Vigo-La Coruña highway just a few kilometers away.
The AG-4.1 that links the AP9 with the fabulous La Lanzada beach, one of Europe’s best, is also close-by and absolutely essential for finding your way around this comarca or region. The hotel itself is a jewel, nestling amongst said Albariño vineyards, with their granite pergolas, winding old roads, granite cruceiros (crosses), granite hórreos (storage barns) and a cute, also granite, 18th century chapel. Once checked into your room you can choose from several rincones or peaceful spots where you can enjoy a good book, write a new entry/chapter for your travel blog/novel, taste a few Albariños and generally disconnect from the mad, mad world. There are four separate terrace areas and a lovely infinity pool to cool off in when Galician temperatures hit the late 20s in summer.
The restaurant, one of the best in the area, prides itself on sourcing only the finest local ingredients. They have established a well-earned reputation for turning out classic Galician dishes using the latest techniques, textures and flavours. If you’re a single traveller up for some serious pampering, a couple looking for that quintessential romantic setting for a few days, or a company seeking a fabulous location for a corporate event, then look no further than the Quinta de San Amaro.
Genial hosts Nacho Crespo and Julio Ouviña add that essential personal touch which goes a long, long way in making your stay a memorable one. The breakfasts are incredible too! Info: http://www.quintadesanamaro.com/movil/en/index.asp