Ourense has a wonderful historic quarter, built up when this Galician city was a key trading point in the 11th Century, great tapas and some tempting thermal baths, so it's an unusual but ideal mini-city-break destination. And our list of the best places to stay in Ourense leads towards the romantic.
Ourense the city is capital of Ourense the province. Ourense was built up by the Romans, who were keen on the local hot springs, called the Burgas - one of Europe's largest complexes, which offers both free, outdoor bathing, and an opulent indoor spa experience.
There's even one spa within the labyrinthine Medieval quarter. Which is also where you'll find many of Ourense's other interesting sights, including its spectacular 12th Century cathedral. Ourense has the charm of Galicia's smaller centres, with plenty of plazas in which to take a break from exploring the narrow streets.
A seamless Five Star hotel in beautiful surroundings. Vineyards, state of the art spa, award-winning restaurant, and chic rooms and suites. A choice for the luxury traveller who looks for something zen as well as tradition.
A beautiful monastery conversion surrounded by rolling hills and wooded valleys. Contemporary chic bedrooms and suites have simple furnishings and all the mod cons. State of the art spa, excellent restaurant, and beautiful views from sprawling terraces. Romantic, relaxing, enclosed by nature.
A stunning Spanish nobleman's house in a quiet village just outside Ourense. Superbly luxurious rooms and suites are traditional and filled with art and antiques. Beautiful gardens, large pool, and delicious Galician cuisine by request. The perfect romantic escape.