The rooms are simple but comfortable. The beds are wonderfully super king size!
Each room has a bedroom/shower room/enclosed sitting area and large verandah. so overall a lot of space.
It was a perfect space for my daughter/husband and small baby- the baby could sleep in the enclosed sitting area.
There is so much to do all around this area and we retreated back to the hotel each day to be welcomed and looked after by Nigel and his wife. Just perfect.
The breakfasts were delicious too....
This is somewhere to go to get away from life and enjoy being in the countryside...
wifi was free but not brilliant which was a relief... go and enjoy the views and the walking/biking trails and the surrounding villages are stunning.
We all loved our stay.
Bedrooms look out over fields to mountains where you often see many magnificent griffon vultures in the air. Nice outdoor area for drinks and summer dining. Food is excellent, varied and freshly cooked. You get personal attention and information from the owner - to summarise - we had a great 5 days here.
Mas del Bot is the place to stay if you love peace and quiet, cosiness, excellent food, an enormous deeply comfortable bed, and service that is cheerful and attentive but at the same time discreet. If you think ecological equals spartan, think again. This is eco-luxury! The hotel is of straw bale construction which means that even on a bleak rainy afternoon, it was cosy without the need for heating. Each of the four rooms has its own small sitting room and a terrace, so privacy and relaxation are guaranteed.
The dining room is stylishly decorated in restful colours. A vegetarian dinner was prepared especially for us, and it's impossible to describe just how delicous all four courses were. We had a caramelised goat's cheese appetiser, the very best beetroot and apple soup I've ever tasted, then crisp light falafel with a tabouleh bursting with flavours of lemon, parsley and onion, accompanied by a local organic crianza. From an excellent dessert selection, I chose banana ice cream with warm chocolate sauce - divine.
One night just wasn't long enough, so we'll just have to return to sample more of Nigel and Gemma's impeccable hospitality.
Unfortuntately we only booked this hotel for 1 night. Very charming ecohotel with a nordic design a few kilometers away from Valderrobres. Rooms are designed with no unnecessary thrills but all the charm and essentials. Bathroom and shower small but great. Fantastic conservatory space between room proper and balcony allow for quiet retreat for reading. No room TV add to sense of peace. Views from the balcony were astounding. We did not stay for dinner but small restaurante was tastefully decorated. Perfect for a romantic weekend.. Highly recommendable
We liked the idea of staying in a part of Spain that is off the usual tourist route for Brits. Mas del Bot added to the sense of relaxation and being away from it all.
The hotel is small – 4 rooms – and Nigel and Gemma have built it on environmentally friendly principles. The walls are made from straw bales (then plastered) and wood. Instead of the usual air-conditioning, the tiled floors in the bedrooms are cooled by an under floor system.
The food at breakfast, and dinner if you chose to stay in for dinner, is superb. Homemade, lots of it produced on their own land, and exquisite presentation. I highly recommended dining in on some of the nights of your stay.
There is no swimming pool, but we had enormous fun swimming in the river up in the mountains. There are also many beautiful old towns and villages to explore.
Nigel is English and Gemma Spanish (but a fluent English speaker). They told us that we were the first people from England to come and stay, as most of their guests so far have been Spanish. However, the journey was fairly easy (if you can survive RyanAir!). We flew in to Reus and hired a car; it took about an hour and a half to drive down from the airport. Next time I shall make sure that we get a 4x4 though, as some of the mountain roads that we explored were hard work for our under powered hire car.
Mas del Bot is not the place for you if you are looking for wild night life or a large hotel. However if you are after an relaxing break away from it all with fabulous food in a wonderfully unspoilt part of Spain, then this is one to consider. We’ll definitely be going back.