Casa Irene

Spa hotel in Arties

Expect exposed wooden beams, marble bathrooms and colourful throws on king-sized beds at this luxurious 22-room property. The lounge nails the rustic-chic balance, rooms are huge and stylish, some suites have hydromassage baths, and the two attic-like duplexes are perfect for families. On-site muscle soothers range from hammam to sauna, pool and hot tub.

The upmarket restaurant (mains €24 to €28), all wood walls and ceilings, serves updated Catalan favourites like roast suckling pig with boletus trinxat (mashed potato, cabbage and pork) and mushroom soup sprinkled with ham.