A minimalist boutique hotel in a mountainous area in eastern Spain, with breakfast and wine The chic, minimalist design of the guest rooms – courtesy of a recent renovation
The historic old town of Xàtiva, with its glorious architecture
The hotel’s proximity to the castle, which is even more stunning when lit up at night
What To Know
Breakfast is served on the terrace overlooking the old town
It's a 45-minute drive to Valencia
A stylish boutique hotel, with organic Mediterranean breakfast and a complimentary bottle of wine
Located on the southern slopes of Monte Bernisa, between the traditional Valencian town of Xàtiva and the foothills of the breathtakingly beautiful Xàtiva Castle, La Maga Rooms hotel brings some glorious minimalist modernity to an area steeped in history. There’s a nod towards tradition too though, with the design-led contemporary aesthetic of its rooms softened by weathered wooden cabinets, traditional mosaic flooring and some superb old Spanish hospitality from the hotel’s owner, Estela.
Once a pilgrim’s hostel, the recent high-spec renovation ensures La Maga Rooms is one of the best spots to explore a stunning part of Spain influenced as much by the Islamic legacy of the Moors as it is by traditional Spanish culture. Head to this quirky, unique hotel and you could be lazing back in your freestanding bathtub, looking out past the polished concrete flooring, Baroque mirror and contemporary artwork towards the castle in the mountains, still standing imposing and impressive after more than a thousand years of turbulent local history.