Pazo de Bentraces

Location Bentraces

Postcode 32890

Telephone +34 (0)988 383 381

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Why we love it...

15thC bishop’s palace in peaceful hamlet

The Place

Spacious, elegant, and yet, with just seven rooms, the Palacio de Bentraces has warmth and intimacy. The hotel occupies a fine old pazo – a stonebuilt Galician country house whose walls still display the escutcheon of former noble owners. It was built in the 1400s as a bishop’s palace, but by the 1700s had been converted into a manorial seat by a family of Portuguese descent. Its present owners have taken pride in its sensitive restoration using only natural materials. They decorated each bedroom differently and furnished the rooms with antiques and bold colours.
The house, in a hamlet on Galicia’s southern edge close to the Portuguese border, is supremely peaceful. There are no balconies, but one suite has a private terrace overlooking the flower gardens, and every bedroom window has a view across the hotel grounds and woods to the countryside beyond. Couples and families with older children predominate among the guests, who love to tour the ancient towns and villages of southern Galicia. This is essentially a guesthouse offering bed and breakfast but the owners have a restaurant in the village (about 100m away), where the cooking is up to date and international, and based on good local produce.

The Essentials

Price Band €€
Rooms 4 double, 2 suites, all with shower, bath, phone, PC jack, TV, hairdrier, safe
Food breakfast; separate restaurant serving lunch, dinner
Facilities reception, lounge, breakfast room, separate restaurant 100 metres away, lift/elevator, function room, meeting room, gardens, car park
Children accepted
Disabled unsuitable
Pets not accepted

To Book

Contact Angeles Penamaria
Call +34 (0)988 383 381
Fax +34 (0)988 383 035
Email info@pazodebentraces.com
Website www.pazodebentraces.com

Good To Know

Address Bentraces 32890
Payment

The Location

Find this place: in Bentraces village on minor road off N540, 7km NW of Orense; 5km SW of autopista N1/A5 to port of Vigo and Portuguese border; 7 min in taxi from Orense station; free parking

What's nearby: On the Ruta de los Monasterios, medieval monasteries along the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela, which is an hour's drive away.