26/11/2015

The magic of a hotel with a natural charm: Torre do Río

How many times have we dreamed of spending a few days relaxing away from the stress and bustle of the city? When we think of a fairy-tale location that allows us to relax, the first thing that comes to mind is a spot with lush vegetation and clean air. The main problems of these sort of places are, firstly, their poor communications regarding points of interest and, second, the small number of accommodation in situ merging with the beautiful landscape. Well, to cover the last two gaps in an efficient and attractive way the Hotel Torre do Río was born as a result of the renovation of an eighteenth-century textile complex located on the banks of the Umia River of Caldas de Reis, in the province of Pontevedra.

Fusion with nature
Torre do Río is located on a property of 10,000 m2 surrounded by a lavish garden and a small orchard on the banks of the river. The particular natural enclave in which this palatial building is included was declared of natural interest because of its enormous biodiversity, which makes it more exclusive stay in this rural hotel. The particular conjunction between architecture and nature is evident in areas such as the terraces, where guests can enjoy a homemade breakfast surrounded by a landscape of enormous plasticity or as the tower that gives name to the complex, which has privileged views and is designed for those customers who opt for a more intimate space.

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Distribution of the building

Entering the hotel is going back to the nineteenth century, the period of the manor houses in Galicia. Each of the rooms has a exquisite decoration that combines wood and stone. Guests can choose from a total of 10 double rooms equipped with all the comforts –one of them is adapted for disabled people– and large windows with views over the garden.

But if there is a stay that stands above all others by its friendly and familiar character, it is the living room with fireplace that allows guests to read a good book or to enjoy a chat in a comfortable atmosphere.

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Activities

This hotel is well-known for its rustic atmosphere that brings a homely and welcoming touch to all the rooms without neglecting all the comforts of any modern hotel. Thus, in addition to offering wireless Internet, the Torre do Río has great transport communication links with many cultural and sporting attractions of Galicia, which allows guests to supplement their accommodation with activities that fit their preferences. Without going any further, the hotel is located a few kilometers from two of the best spas in Galicia: the Termas of Cuntis and the Thermal Village of Caldas de Reis.

Lovers of wine tourism have the opportunity to visit one of the wine cellars of Albariño, appellation of origin Rías Baixas, present in 9 towns that form the Region of O Salnés: Arousa, Sanxenxo, Cambados, O Grove, Vilanova de Arousa, Meaño, Ribadumia, Illa de Arousa and Meis.

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For those who choose to enjoy the beautiful natural setting of the hotel by practicing out some type of outdoor sport that allows them to have direct contact with nature. It is possible to organize paintball sessions, climbing, quad biking or hiking among other adventure activities.

Guests who prefer to enjoy tours and cultural events can arrive in few minutes to the cities of Vigo and Santiago de Compostela, or visit the nearby Archaeological Park of Campo Lameiro, where there are valuable vestiges of rock art outdoors.

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