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.
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This place is just magical! It was the party location of a wedding and the place could of not been better selected! The service was extremly nice, the tapas that were served before entering the restaurant and the wine next to them were amazing. My compliments to the chef and the people in charge there, i will definetly come back.
We enjoyed our two night stay.
Our room was in the main building, with a lovely view over the river. The room was very small - I assume because it is an adapted monks cells. There was a separate toilet and a separate shower, with the wash basin in the bedroom itself
The receptionist showed us to our room and explained about the things to see and do - unfortunately omitted to tell us that there was a very nice sitting room on the first floor of the main building, and we only found it by chance a day later. Oddly it was not heated at all, nor was the fire lit, so it was a bit cold to sit and read in.
Their tasting menu is interesting, but not gourmet - they would probably be better cutting it our and sticking to "normal" food. And in spite of their publicity about "slow food", we had difficulty stopping them serving our dinner at a breakneck speed, even after we had asked for slower service
The hotel is certainly worth a visit. But they need more hands on management to iron out a few of the problems
We stayed for four nights and found the service, breakfast and rooms were all excellent. It certainly has a lovely unique feeling to the place being a former monastery and now a winery with its own wine cellar. The wine tasting was fun and enjoyable especially as we met some friendly northern ladies on a spa break. We didn't try the spa ourselves as the prices were expensive. We went into Salamanca a few times which is a unique and historical place. The Plaza and the Cathedral were lovely places to visit.
We had a meal in the restaurant once in the four nights but found the meal to be disappointing so didn't try it again. The steak was really tough and the lamb salty probably due to the spinach.
Overall we really enjoyed the stay at the hotel.
We had our own suite (actually a huge apartment) in very quiet winery and spa in the middle of nowhere - very historical! Christopher Columbus had been here but it has been updated for electric and plumbing. The wine and cheese tasting was excellent though the food was just ok. Breakfast buffet was nice too. Hard to read signs of suites in the dark and paths could have been better lit - could be dangerous for some older people..
From the moment we walked through the door we were looked after. The food was excellent with the most magnificent wines. The staff couldn’t do enough for us and were always happy to help. The property is situated on the river Torres and it is an idyllic spot if you just want to relax and recharge your batteries. The setting was lovely, the gardens were very well kept. It was a very historic building. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.