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Spain Trip Highlight: Hotel Rooms Shaped Like Wine Bottles!

a close up of a building

Arguably one of the highlights of my trip to Spain with my dad was our stay at Cava & Hotel Mastinell last fall. I’ll admit, I picked it mostly because it was located in the middle of a working vineyard in a building shaped like bottles of sparkling wine lying on their sides. Could it get better?a sign on a wall

The hotel was not cheap (~$220USD) compared to other options in the area, but it was the perfect chance to use my Orbitz Rewards on a non-chain hotel stay. Plus our rate came with a bottle of Gran Reserva Cava and breakfast in the highly reviewed hotel restaurant. With only 12 rooms total, I felt lucky to get one with twin beds.

Check rates at this hotel:   Hotels.com  |   Booking.com   |   Orbitz   |   Expedia  |   Priceline

Our GPS had a little trouble with the address, but fortunately I’d checked the directions they provided online and we found it without too much difficulty. Once you circle the town of Vilafranca del Penedes, there’s not too many buildings shaped like bottles…a building with many round windows

As soon as I exited the car, I drew a deep breath of grape scented air and relaxed. Barcelona had been great but stressful. This hotel was everything I’d hoped and more.two glasses of wine on a table

At check in we were presented with glasses of Cava and the option for a reservation in the hotel restaurant. Learning from our earlier assumptions, Dad graciously agreed to the wine pairing dinner 🙂 We also set up a tour of the winery for the next day.

The problem was it was now 2PM. Dinner was 6 hours away and we hadn’t eaten lunch, and everything in the area was closed. The lady checking us in offered to see if something light could be sent to our room — just local cheese and meats? That sounded great.

a room with a table and chairs and a table with bottles

So we threaded our way through the tasting room towards the elevator and our room.a hallway with doors and lights

We were put in Muscat, at the end of a long, modern, almost forebodingly dim hallway.

a close up of a door

Very cool! Concrete floors, gorgeous view from the window which took up most of the wall.

two beds in a room

a table with wine glasses and a flower in it

a large farm with rows of trees

I was relieved to see the bathroom was an enclosed room off the entry and not open-air like everything else. Not thrilled to see the shower and bath was glass walled, but Dad & I just worked out a schedule of talking walks when the other was using it.a toilet in a bathroom

a bathtub and shower in a bathroom

Loved the Nespresso coffee maker and the promised bottle of Cava was waiting in our very own wine fridge!

a phone and a coffee machine on a shelf

two bottles of wine inside a refrigerator

And then the light snack from the restaurant arrived. Ahhhh….a plate of salad and wine glasses on a table

Local cheeses and meats.a plate of meats and sausages

a plate of cheese and crackers

Hot baguettes and fresh tomatoes with salt.

a pair of bread on a black board

A fantastic salad that reminded me of why I love fresh greens.a plate of salad with cucumbers and tomatoes

And fresh macarons and chocolates as a sweet ending.

a group of cookies on a black surface

We couldn’t have hoped for anything more perfect and at that point everything else could have gone wrong and the stay would have been great. But it got better.

To walk off our “light snack” we decided to check out the grounds and the nearby trail up to Montanya de San Pau, a steep hill overlooking the hotel and town.

a woman standing in front of a vineyard

a landscape with a city and fields
View from Montanya de San Pau

Once we went down to En Rima for dinner that night, I was extra glad for the exercise earlier in the day. 6 decadent courses with free flowing Mastinell Cava wine pairings for only €45.

a restaurant with tables and chairs

a room with a long table and chairs
En Rima open kitchen and tasting bar
two glasses of food on a plate
En Rima Wine Dinner Salmon & Avocado Appetizer
a coconut shell with a white cream in it
En Rima Coconut Lobster Vichyssoise
a group of wine glasses on a table
En Rima Tiradito of Scallops
a plate of food with a piece of bacon
En Rima Bacon Wrapped Monkfish
a plate of food and wine glasses
En Rima Venison with Roasted Figs
a plate of food and a glass of wine
White Chocolate Soup with Pansy Flowers & Figs
a plate of cheese on a table
En Rima Local Cheeses

Next morning we headed back to En Rima for the decadent breakfast included in our rate. It started with a glass of Mastinell Brut Real 2007. 🙂

a glass of champagne on a table

a menu on a table

a plate of pastries on a table

a plate of fruit and croissants on a table

a plate of scrambled eggs and bacon
Eggs cooked to order

After breakfast we packed up and headed downstairs to tour the adjacent winery. It was a great experience and a great introduction to the production of sparkling wines for my dad.

a group of wine bottles stacked on a metal stand
In the Cava Mastinell cellar
a group of green bottles with straws in a window
The Cava bottle tilting process

a group of wine glasses on a table

It ended with a tasting of several still and bubbly wines, all affordably priced, but not shipped to the US. 🙁

Whether you planned a trip to this Spanish wine region or not, I highly recommend at least a night at Hotel Mastinell if you’ll be in or near Barcelona.

Check rates at this hotel:   Hotels.com  |   Booking.com   |   Orbitz   |   Expedia  |   Priceline

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