Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Savoring exquisite regional specialties made with ingredients grown on the property
- Sampling the estate's finest bottles, with a wine tasting in the atmospheric cellar
- The charm and romance of this historic estate, a Small Luxury Hotel of the World
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel & Spa sits along the Tormes River, in western Spain’s “Land of Bread and Wine,” a name that refers to the flourishing farms and world-class vineyards of this breathtaking region. The estate is also just a 20-minute drive from the heart of Salamanca, known as the “Golden City” and one of the finest Renaissance towns in Europe. So whether you’re taking day trips around the region, strolling along the banks of the river or simply kicking back on a sun lounger with a good book or a tasty cocktail, the laid-back vibes and gorgeous scenery of this inviting destination are sure to help you relax and recharge.
As a luxurious country estate, the property itself has quite a bit to offer, as well. More than living up to the region’s culinary heritage, the exquisite restaurant offers a menu of regional specialties featuring ingredients grown on site. You’ll also have a chance to experience the real highlight of this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner – its impressive wine cellar, where tastings show off the estate’s finest vintages. In fact, the wine culture here extends beyond just dining – visit the hotel’s luxurious spa and treat yourself to an exfoliating and age-defying vinotherapy treatment. Bathing yourself in wine? Now that’s luxury.
Standard rooms here are beautifully decorated in a laid-back, traditional style. Tiled floors and artisan wood furnishings add to the Mediterranean vibe, and you’ll have 260 square feet of space to stretch out in.
You’ll be dining on delicious Spanish and Mediterranean dishes, with ingredients sourced directly from the hotel’s own organic farm. Meals are served al fresco or in the communal dining room, which is styled after the traditional Dominican refectories. Elsewhere, Wine & Dine bar serves casual meals and cocktails.
You can ease into a blissful Spanish siesta at the hotel’s own Wine Spa, which offers natural vinotherapy – spa relaxation with the help of the local grapes – as well as soothing massage treatments. The spa also features a lovely bath area that’s perfect for cooling off on balmy days.
Salamanca is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and was constructed almost entirely in locally mined sandstone, which gives off a golden glow as the sun goes down. The Old City was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1988, and notable highlights include the old and new cathedrals, the highly original House of Shells and the university – one of the oldest in the world.
How to Get There
We booked our stay at Hacienda via secret escapes, we had a package including 4 nights in a private villa, flights to Madrid airport and car hire. This also included a delicious breakfast each day, a bottle of wine in our room and wine tasting with 3 wines and a rum. The wine was excellent and very reasonably priced. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The setting is wonderful with the 2 plunge pools to cool off. We received amazing service, on our final day we had to leave at 3:30am and they provided a packed lunch for us free of charge. I lost an earring whilst staying at Hacienda and the staff kindly found this and posted it back to my home.
I would say that due to the location a car hire is necessary as you are around 20-30 mins from Salamanca town centre which is worth visiting, although the hotel does provide a taxi service which is €25 each way. The hotel is about a 2.5 hour drive from Madrid airport and there was a toll of €10 each way.
A delightful experience with a wonderful selection of wines, good food and some great experiences.
Delightfully situated an hour from the Spanish Portuguese Boarder, with the most beautiful town 20 minutes away
This wine hotel has it absolutely right! The villas are perfectly furnished, with heating in the bathroom & comfortable beds! The staff are all charming, friendly & professional - Christian in the bar was a star! The buffet breakfast was such a treat, and the bar meals were an easy option.... we had everything we needed at La Hacienda! Since arriving home we have ordered a case of Concordia wine - it was so good 🍷
Overall a pleasant enough property in the countryside West of Salamanca.
It would be fair to say that some refurbishment of the villas, one of which we stayed in, is probably somewhat overdue. The woodwork of the doors and window frames had deteriorated to the point that the main door was difficult to open and close and the bathroom could do with upgrading although the bed was comfortable and the bedding was of a very good standard.
It did seem penny pinching to point out in a note that only three coffee capsules were allowed to be used before being charged.
Hacienda Zorita is not a working winery and is not situated in a noted wine region.It is more a showpiece for the large group's products and to be fair no claim is made by the management to the contrary.
Although the restaurant was described as gourmet the food on the first night was very disappointing with the pork dish practically inedible. Dinner on the other two was better and served in the attractive restaurant with the river flowing underneath.
We probably would have found the standard rooms in the main building a better and cheaper bet.
I am a well seasoned traveler with over a million miles on both United and American Airlines. I lived in Europe for 5 years so have a good understanding of what is out there in terms of accommodations. This is a delightful hotel with lots of amenities available for you to enjoy; it is part of a very large Spanish winery so lots of wine choices are available; all of which will be new to you. You are greeted with a glass of their champagne and then assisted to your room. They really have two basic room types; the villas and the main house. The villas are single story rooms, each with a patio in front of it, but are all adjoining in a single building. The main house affords a number of room types; from two story rooms to single level. If you choose the main house request a room on the north side so you have a wonderful view of the Duero river that cuts through the property. The hotel is an old monastery converted, but has old and new charm within the rooms. Onsite is a fabulous spa that is located within an old mill that is centered within the middle of the Duero river and accessed via a small bridge. They have wine tasting sessions for all to enjoy during the late afternoon and have a restaurant on site that is quite "posh". The hotel is about 5 minutes out of town which gives it a tranquil feel, yet is close enough to Salamanca to visit and sight see and/or is a central point to visit wineries from. This is atop rated hotel that will not disappoint.