El Castaño Dormilón | Hotel in La Coruña | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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El Castaño Dormilón - Hotel in La Coruña

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15339 Ortigueira, La Coruña
Galicia, Spain

Mónica Nogueiras Pérez

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+34 981 400994(landline)

+34 626 308301(mobile)

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

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.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.

Local points of interest from Mónica Nogueiras Pérez:

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!!
Points of interest

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  • 7 Doubles
  • , 2 Twins
  • , 2 Suites for 2
Price:(i) 89 to152 per night

Singles €75. Extra bed/sofabed available €27 per person per night.

Booking info:


Lunch available by prior arrangement. Restaurants 2km.


1 November - 28 February.


15339 Ortigueira, La Coruña

Hotel 7 Double rooms
Price: (i) 89 to 89 per night
Hotel 2 Twin rooms
Price: (i) 89 to 116 per night
Hotel 1 Suite, sleeping 2
Price: (i) 125 to 125 per night
Hotel 1 Suite
Price: (i) 125 to 152 per night

Mónica Nogueiras Pérez

Visit website Check availability

+34 981 400994(landline)

+34 626 308301(mobile)