El Castell d’Empordà Hotel & Restaurant ****
La Bisbal, Costa Brava (Spain)
Castell d’Empordà is a 4-star hotel in Costa Brava. It has 38 bedrooms that combine all the magic a thousand-year old castle has to offer together with modern-day design and comfort. Decorated with furniture and textiles carefully chosen by its owners during their travels around the world, our clients relish the warmth and welcome that characterize the hotel. Our restaurant, run by the chef Romain Valicon, offers a delicious gastronomy based on the interpretation of classical dishes prepared using local and seasonal fresh products.
Castell d’Empordà stands on a property that covers nearly 12 hectares, studded with olive trees and oak, plus a fantastic swimming pool offering panoramic views.
authentic castle rooms built with traditional materials
The rooms in the main building of Castell d’Empordà offer spacious accommodation for a memorable stay. The decoration tastefully blends Spanish history with exquisite materials from all over the world. You will experience the warm castle interiors that we used to express the sensation of bygone days, as well as ornaments and paintings that the proprietors collected during their travels.
The position just a few steps away from restaurant and bar is a double advantage considering the easy way back to your bed. In the morning, before or after a refreshing bath, you can enjoy the stunning views of the Ampurdàn countryside.
Suite Pere Margarit
a castle suite with a classic living area
Christopher Columbus did not discover the New World on his own. Isla Margarita for example was named after his colleague Pere Margarit, who once owned Castell d’Empordà. After studying the life and travels of this captain, the famous designer Menno Kroon created a majestic ambiance for our exclusive Suite Pere Margarit.
This 80 square meter chamber once was the master bedroom of the castle. Objects that originally belonged to the Margarit family and other historical references, like a Victorian bathtub, are the ingredients for a romantic stay. To discover or celebrate new horizons in your relationship.
contemporary rooms with a high level of luxury
What distinguishes a Suite from a Room? Space of course. Our Garden Suites measure 58 square meters each, divided into a romantic bedroom and a cozy sitting room. But there is more. The large bathroom is inspired by the oriental hammam, with lots of marble and a tub for two with panoramic views.
Responsible for the look and feel of our Garden Suites is Cristina Gabàs, the famous and repeatedly rewarded Spanish interior designer. By using the typical colors of Ampurdàn she gave the suites the extraordinary sensation of being part of the landscape, even with the balcony doors closed.
contemporary rooms with a traditional twist
The property of Castell d’Empordà expands to around 30 acres in total, including olive groves and oak woods. On the lower part of this ample garden, at the east side of the castle, a complete new wing was architectonically integrated into the old defensive wall. This part of our hotel houses the Garden Rooms that merge modern comfort with classic elements and a natural touch.
The oak floors and the colors used refer to the world outside. Most of our Garden Rooms have private balconies to enjoy the beautiful sunset. To reach the terraces and the swimming pool on castle level there is an elevator to take you up.
castle room with a great view and private terrace
Are you an adventurer? Not afraid of heights and in reasonable physical condition? Then our Tower Rooms might be perfect for you. Within the limited space of the square castle tower, we succeeded in creating very charming hotel rooms. These rooms offer all the comfort that the Castell d’Empordà stands for the only difference with our other rooms is that we changed the bathtub for a shower with extra gravity. The highest spot of our hotel offers you a 360 degree view of the Ampurdàn.
You can even see the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean Sea. That will be your daily bonus for climbing the safe, but long and small staircase up to your temporary heaven.
A new culinary flair at Castell d’Empordà
Our chef Romain Valicon is a disciple of the legendary kitchens of Lyon, where he was trained by Paul Bocuse, Christian Têtedoie and Gilles Maysonnave.
He continued his professional career in the Caribbean as the chef of SLH Tortuga Bay in Punta Cana, that is co-owned by Julio Iglesias. There he cooked for the celebrities of the world, among whom Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, Will Smith, Richard Gere, Shakira and Anna Wintour. After several years, he decided to return to Europe, where he elected Castell d’Empordà as the place to continue his culinary experience.
Assisted by his team and second chef David Gil Álvarez, Romain Valicon will make you discover his delicate cuisine on this unique spot.
Events & Meetings
The hotel offers four meeting and event rooms with excellent personalized service, leading-edge technology and exquisite design to satisfy every requirement, for every occasion.
Weddings in Costa Brava
A SPECIAL MOMENT
Castell d’Empordà englobes everything you could wish for, for the wedding of your dreams. Besides the natural beauty of the area, our professional staff and facilities will make your wedding a memorable and unforgettable experience. Let us help you make your dreams come true by celebrating your wedding at one of the top wedding venues in Spain.
Castell d'Empordà, s/n
La Bisbal, Costa Brava (Spain)
Tel.: (+34) 972 64 62 54