Recommended to me by friends as a bohemian artist’s hideaway B&B with amazing vegetarian food, I had to go! And this was an excellent description. Truly a hidden gem, as you see from the address! But once found easy to negotiate the local area or visits to Valencia.
My partner and I were collected by the owners, we collected a hire car and following our hosts we were within 40 mins at Los Gatos in the paradise garden dripping with flowers, fruit and vegetables, sipping lemon verbena tea and munching on freshly picked figs. With a bunch of friendly and decorative cats wondering around and waiting to be stroked if you wished to! We were shown our cosy and colourful room and sat on the roof terrace looking out onto the almond and olive trees, watching the sunset disappear behind the mountains. For our first night we had ordered an evening meal, this is an option. So we sat on the table on the roof terrace and ate. Starting with their home grown olives and ice cold local wine. We were then served home-grown organic fresh salad leaves, with local wine and local spa mineral water. Followed by a Thai veg curry all with home grown ingredients. The dessert was also amazing with raspberries, and a delish chocolate muffin / brownie??? which included their own home grown almonds.
In the morning we were served with a breakfast of their own home reared organic free range eggs, (we had ours gently poached however they will cook them however you like) fresh home-made bread, home-made jams, yoghurt and as many figs as you could eat!
This is alternative but true luxury, not in the sense of matching designer bed linen and state of the art showroom bathroom etc but in a relaxing home from home, boho artist’s way. And I think exclusive, in the true sense of the word. This is a place for (vegetarian) alternative people or people who wish to experience this life. I’d highly recommend it and think you would be hard pressed to find this kind of B&B any were else and certainly not for this price!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vegetarian Bed & Breakfast Los Gatos is situated 50km inland from Valencia (Spain). A unique place situated amidst the almond and olive groves B&B Los Gatos offers a peaceful place for vegans and vegetarians alike, and animal lovers will be thrilled by the many cats and 2 dogs! The owners, an artist and a musician, also offer art classes and music workshops as well including a weekly art class. ... more less