When a reigning monarch stays in a little hotel, that is an honour. When he comes back for a second visit, you know that hotel is really special. Such is the case with Casa Do Sear.
There's an elaborate coat-of-arms above the door and the lintel is inscribed 1742, yet this lovely old building dates back much further, right back to 1591! The recent restoration has preserved all the character and overlaid it with modern comforts. Ranged around an inner courtyard with a baroque balcony, the hotel has six guest rooms plus a sitting room and a dining room. Beyond that Casa Do Sear has 10,000m2 of grounds with lawns, terraces, sunloungers, tables and chairs, and a variety of outdoor games equipment. Furthermore, there is an orchard vineyard and kitchen-garden.
The six rooms at Casa Do Sear are named after rare Galician birds. Each one is decorated to make full use of the original features (especially the massive stone walls) and each has an en-suite bathroom, heating, telephone, music and television. With thick stone walls like these, air-conditioning is not necessary. The rooms have embroidered sheets, wooden hangers, a full set of towels and bathrobes, as well as individual soaps and a hair dryer. Extra beds or a cot for a baby are available.
The hotel lies just a short distance from the coast of the Ria de Pontevedra. This whole western-facing coast of Spain is a paradise of islands, deep bays, forests and carefully managed natural parks.
Superb attention to detail.
A Word from the Owner
An ordinary Galician family who decided to try their hands at something extraordinary and restore the paternal family home in 2000, passed down from parents to children for more than 4 generations.
25m2, with a queen size bed (1,50m), garden views, and a bathroom with rectangular bathtub with hydromassage.
It is possible to add an extra small double bed.
25m2, with a queen size bed (1,50m), view of the baroque patio, and a bathroom with a rectangular bathtub with hydromassage.
It is possible to add up to two extra single beds.
Also 25m2, with a queen size bed (1,50m), exposed stone walls, view of the baroque patio, and a bathroom with a walk-in shower with hydromassage.
It is possible to add an extra small single bed for a third person.
30m2, with a queen-size four-poster bed (of 1,50m), entrance direct from the baroque interior patio, amazing garden and valley views, and a bathroom with a round bathtub for two.
40m2, with a queen-size four-poster bed (of 1,50m), entrance from the top of the baroque interior patio, beautiful valley and patio views, a living room with fireplace -and a basket of fire wood included in the price- and a bathroom with a round bathtub for two.
40m2, with a queen-size bed (of 1,50m), exposed stone walls, entrance from the baroque interior patio, lovely patio views, a living room with fireplace -and a basket of fire wood included in the price- and a bathroom with a a spacious walk-in shower with hydromassage.
Meals are served in the dining room, which also includes a bar and cafeteria.
Continental breakfast is included in the room rates, with an option of a cooked breakfast at extra cost.
Dinner is also available. Being a small hotel and not a restaurant, the kitchen do need to be pre-warned at breakfast time if you wish to done. A huge selection of dishes is available, and the family chef takes pride in her traditional Galician recipes brought up-to-date with her own special touches.
Water sports (surfing, wind-surfing, diving, parascending)
Places to visit:
Ria de Pontevedra
Rias Bajas (stunning scenery)
Santiago de Compostela (the cathedral there is the destination for pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago)
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Here's What Some People Have Written On Other Review Sites or in the Guestbook:
|We have nothing but good words to say about it. Cleanliness, decoration, service, peacefulness, food.... everything is a 10.|
|We were treated wonderfully. Enterprising people in love with their work and their home, delivered with taste and attention to detail.|
|Since our first visit we have come three more times. I have to say that each time the standards have been maintained, and even improved upon.|
|Delicious breakfasts and excellent and abundant dinners. Loli is an brilliant cook and Tito is charming.|
Guest Rating: 9.7 / 10
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In the hotel
- Two terraces
- Baroque inner courtyard
- Large garden
- Sitting room
- Dining room
- Bar service
- Outdoor table tennis
- Swing and slide
- Wi‑fi internet
- Car park
In your room
- Music centre
- Sitting area
- En‑suite bathroom
- Hair dryer