WHO ARE THEY?
The Hostal del Castell de Gimenelles is a small country hotel (H*) with a restaurant situated in an old stone farmhouse (Masía) built at the beginning of the 18th century: the Castle of Gimenelles farmhouse.
It is an isolated farmhouse, surrounded by vines, in the municipality of Sant Jaume dels Domenys, in the winegrowing region of the Penedès, south of Barcelona and north of Tarragona, between the sea and the mountains.
It is located at the foot of the mountain range of Gimenelles, with a view of the plains of the Baix Penedès region as far as the sea. This position gives the area a less humid climate than that of the coast, but it also benefits from the affect of the refreshing sea breeze. These characteristics make winters milder than the interior regions, while, in the summer, the nights are fresh.
The Hostal del Castell de Gimenelles has actually 8 double rooms and a restaurant with 3 dining room.
WHAT’S GOING ON?
Jordi & Maite, the owners, are welcoming guests since more than 10 years in this old catalan country house. The spirit of the past is still present and the ambience inside and landscape outside seems to locate you at the “Provence of Catalonia”. Situated close to the beaches and only 14 km away from our main town Vilafranca, Gimenelles is a perfect hideaway in the Penedés.
In the beginning, Gimenlles was also a well known restaurant in our region. But growing up with new rooms, Jordi decided to prepare meals exclusively for hotel guests. He is a good cook and likes to practice Km0 cooking with local fresh ingredients and following mediterenean cooking.
With only 8 rooms, Gimenelles is always quiet and relaxing. Situated a little bit outside the town, you can start immediatly nice walks and bike tours from there. Good location to discover the southern part of the Penedés.