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“You want to stay here” 5 of 5 stars
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Castell de Riudabella
Finca Riudabella, s/n, 43430 Vimbodi, Spain   |  
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“You want to stay here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

This old castle is incredible! Do yourself a favor and arrive early. We were (sadly) delayed and had less time than we would have liked in this gorgeous apartment!

I am not sure if there are castle rooms that can be booked, but we stayed in the apartment over the old stables. Gorgeous! A complimentary bottle of wine produced on the premises was waiting for us, and our hosts lit a romantic fireplace.

One note...we arrived late and the castle staff did not know in advance what our arrival time would be. Try to communicate with them in advance so they are expecting you, regardless of what site you book through. Otherwise, be prepared to knock - LOUDLY. We silly Americans did not know this, but old castle doors lead to courtyards, not into the actual living quarters. It took a bit for us to...ahem...announce our arrival (car horns work marvelously!). :)

Additionally, although the Spanish eat late, we were not able to find a restaurant nearby that was open late. I think we ended up splitting a brownie from the plane for dinner, lol. Plan to have some food with you, or to arrive by 7 pm if you want to check in and then go grab dinner.

The best part...when we checked out, we were allowed into the actual castle, and you cannot believe how amazing it is. You will think you are in a dream! A completely unique travel experience, and the solitude was a welcome relief from two previous nights in Barcelona off the ever-busy Las Ramblas.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Address: Finca Riudabella, s/n, 43430 Vimbodi, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Tarragona > Vimbodi
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Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Vimbodi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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