We stayed here on points for one night and also used a suite upgrade. The restoration of the property - which had been vacant for over a century - was done tastefully with the history still evident in the common rooms. The rooms are relatively standard modern hotel rooms with traditional touches, rich colors and fabrics. The bathroom had a separate bath and shower, with a double vanity.
It is fun exploring the old monastery - with small staircases tucked away, little nooks, etc. Definitely take some time just to wander around.
The restaurant is well worth a visit; it specializes in local fare, and I would recommend having the local dishes and wine. My husband started out with the gaspacho, which came with all the toppings on the side and two small fried fish. Of all the gaspacho (or gazpacho in Spain) variations he had on our trip, this was the most unique and fresh. I had an appetizer which was big enough for a meal, with squash and local cheese.
Breakfast is also served in the restaurant. While certainly adequate, it seemed short staffed (maybe because it was a holiday) and that made the experience less pleasant.
We would stay here again.
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