El Castaño Dormilón

La Coruña, Spain

Come for peace, art, photography and go out for delicious food near Galicia’s ‘seafood coast’. One of Spain’s undiscovered gems


11 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


The Rías Altas stretch along Galicia’s virgin coastline, teeming with wide rivers, beaches and cliffs where migrating birds swoop and few tourists stray. They say it’s so peaceful here that even chestnuts fall asleep – hence the hotel’s name… yet the sea and mountains hold hiking, surfing, kayaking, horse riding, and some of Spain’s best seafood. The hotel is in a former village school, restored to life by artistic Mónica and Alex. A tall, rustic frame softens the chic minimalism of pristine white interiors, splashed with bright red window frames, a grass-green cushion here, a vase of splayed branches there. Floods of light illuminate spacious bedrooms combining wood, golden stone and glass. When night falls, quirky lamps of spiky conkers glow in the sitting room and you can browse books on art and photography – Mónica’s passion. Head out to plenty of good restaurants nearby to sample the local specialities – enjoy a glass of Galician wine on the terrace as the sun sinks over the chestnuts first.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

1 November - 28 February.
Lunch available by prior arrangement. Restaurants 2km.


Nightly price
from €89
Singles €75. Extra bed/sofabed available €27 per person per night.
1 Suite for 2
From €125
7 Doubles
From €89
2 Twins
From €89
1 Suite for 2
From €125


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Mónica Nogueiras Pérez

  • Explore the northern coastline of Galicia!You will find amazing panoramics views across cliffs, bays, beaches and estuaries... in an uspoilt natural beauty between the two capes : Cabo Ortegal and Estaca de Bares
  • Looking for adventure?Go sailing around "los Aguillones" in Cape Ortegal . 500 millions years old stones will be there waiting for you!
  • San Andrés de Teixido, a small santuary, part of the pilgrims way to Santiago de Compostela: " If you don,t go when you are alive you will when are dead" .
  • Santiago de Compostela is only 1 hour and 40 minutes away. It,s an interesting and charming walk through the history you shouldn,t miss ! Every little corner of this wonderful town is just awesome.
  • Playa de las Catedrales , (80 minutes away). It was chosen as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! Its natural arch rock formationsand caves have been carved by erosion over many years.
  • The most important thing for me is the chance to have a slow trip , enjoying the fresnesh of local seafood and wines, local hospitality , stopping to admire wild nature .Recharge your batteries in Galicia!!