Villa Retiro

  • Carrer dels Molins, 2, Tarragona, Spain
  • Xerta
  • 21 Rooms

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Villa Retiro

  • Carrer dels Molins, 2, Tarragona, Spain
  • Xerta
  • 21 Rooms

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The word “modernist” means something different in the context of Catalonian architecture. This late-19th-century palace owes nothing to Bauhaus or other visually austere traditions; its fanciful spires and parapets feel almost postmodern to today’s eye. In its present incarnation as a luxury boutique hotel, Villa Retiro has preserved all of the original structure’s ornate detail, and has added a contemporary building containing a further ten suites in a style that reads as modernist in the international sense —  crisp, clean lines, an absence of ornament, and unadorned local timber.

As a hotel it’s no doubt impressive; the historical opulence of the original rooms and suites is complemented by modern comforts and conveniences, while the new suites are spacious and perfectly restful. A spa and wellness center with a variety of hydrotherapy treatments is a welcome addition. But it’s what’s in the villa’s old carriage house that makes Villa Retiro ultimately worth the trip: a Michelin-starred restaurant under the direction of chef Fran López, a fourth-generation hospitality professional, as well as a culinary school for guests who are not content to leave Mr. López’s cooking behind when it’s time to depart.

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Facilities & services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Free parking
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Off street parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Turkish bath
  • Sauna
  • Beauty salon
  • Jacuzzi
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Bikes available
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool

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