Hidden away up a tiny track off the winding Tona road, amid the dense low forest of the lush Montseny Sierra, this large, attractive terracotta-roofed villa, built in the 50s and now covered in vines, is a sleepy delight. The grounds are glorious, with a willow tree, pond and fountain to the front, and a stone terrace, and the charming little chapel of Sant Bernat behind. You can stand peacefully admiring the view, or listen to the water trickling down the mountainside.
Inside, it is equally serene, though at times the TV in reception can be liable to intrude. A series of restful sitting rooms with fireplaces, leather chairs and rugs lead past the bar to the comfortable dining room, prettily decorated with floral upholstery, wooden panelled pillars and fresh flowers. The spotless bedrooms are equally attractive, and contain all the extras, from full-length mirrors down to a free comb.
The hotel serves traditional mountain cuisine as well as international dishes, described by a recent visitor as 'delicious'. Staff (and the resident St. Bernard dogs) are attentive and friendly.