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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My husband and I are just back from a stay in HZ and could not fault it. The location, hotel, staff, food and services were all excellent. The whole time was completely relaxing and we were very well looked after. If you decide to stay here we would recommend the farm tour at which we were very surprised to have such a fabulous lunch. There are too many staff to mention for their excellent customer service from the time we checked in until we checked out
We really enjoyed the one night we stayed at the hotel. Staff is nice, beautiful views.
- amazing breakfast, the jamon is incredible, however, we went 1h before finishing the service and some cakes were never refueled
- nice wine trial, the wines were really good, the explanation too.
- beautiful views from the room
-nice room size
- great reception
however some things that could be better:
-we had a reservation but when we checked in we didn’t have the chance to have dinner at the restaurant because was full. Was quite disappointing, because was our only night. If reservation is required we could be warned in advance and for sure we would have done.
-the bathroom was clean but old. The courtain of the tube was very bad and water goes thru it flooding the bathroom.
- expected sunset bar to be open.
- the river seemed to be dirty and had a bad smell, just the part nearby the hotel
But was a great stay!
After a great day in Salamanca, we ended the day at Hacienda Zorita...I have to say, we had no idea what we were in for! Excellent, first class accomodations, a wine a cheese tasting, and a great meal, all at one property...not to mention the understated pools, and a nice, relaxing walk along the adjacent river. We were so impressed, we went to the main desk to compliment the staff, and we ended up buying wine and olive oils...anyone that visits Salamanca should have Zorita in mind!
Total bliss from the moment we arrived. We were late but the person on the front desk was so kind. My wife and I found the whole stay very relaxing. The food, drink, bar service and sun was amazing. The staff were lovely but if there was a slight downside whilst we find them polite, sometimes they weren’t as helpful as other hotels we have experienced. I loved the whole atomosphere of the resort and could set my watch by the time the cleaners/ground staff would clean and maintain all the areas. I would love to come back again.
This hotel is in an excellent location. We stayed for two nights with our friends. Our rooms were next to each other. We had a private pool to have a dip when we got too hot. We had a private relaxing area to enjoy the sun. The restaurant served great food with some excellent wines. We enjoyed a tour of their winery. We enjoyed walks in the grounds and along the river.