Decent value is to be had at this good-looking spot on a central plaza. Rooms vary in size but are cute, equipped with safe and fridge, and commodious. The suite has a king-sized bed and an in-room shower. Prices drop substantially midweek and in winter. The stone-faced cafe-restaurant does a nice line in rices and other plates (mains from €12 to €15).
The modern rooms at the Cabrit Hostal feature dark wood furniture and touches of pink. They are equipped with air conditioning and heating.
You can drive to the pretty coastal town of Peñíscola in around 45 minutes from Sant Mateu. The AP-7 Motorway, which runs along Spain’s Mediterranean coast, is 30 minutes’ drive away.