Mas Salagros

Rates from (inc tax)$136.73

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (21EUR), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Ancient agriturismo


Catalan countryside

Rural, Roman Vallromanes plays host to Mas Salagros, a fabled, family-friendly farm in Catalonia, north of Barcelona. The estate consists of an old manor house, now the venue of a 100 per cent organic restaurant, two pools, a functioning smallholding growing everything you need for low-carbon breakfasts; and ancient thermal waters are close by. Day trips to Barcelona, Andorra and the beach are within easy reach, and there’s plenty to keep kids entertained, too: making friends with the resident farmyard animals as a priority, for one.

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Photos Mas Salagros – Barcelona – Spain

Need to know


54, including three suites.


Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm, also flexible if your room’s ready.


Double rooms from $136.73 (€125), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.48 per person per night on check-in.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR137.01), via, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates include breakfast and a 90-minute spa pass per person.


Fitness routines needn’t have a holiday: Pilates, yoga and other exercise classes are on offer, there’s a gym on-site and an 18-hole golf course nearby.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: minibars, TV, free bottled water and local bath products.

Our favourite rooms

For a bit more space as well as a pretty outdoor area, book a Family Room; the views of the surrounding mountains aren’t bad either. If you prefer your terraces private, go for a Superior Room with Garden for your own secluded alfresco patch.


There are two pools – an adults-only one tucked behind the farmhouse, and a bigger one near the bathhouses.


The Aire Ancient Baths offer a unique experience: journey through various immersions into water of different temperatures, via the ‘Bath of a Thousand Water Jets’ and a float in the Salt Bath. At the end, an extensive list of treatments awaits, including one which involves you drinking a glass of wine during your massage.

Packing tips

Don’t forget some elaborate black and white lacework to fit in with the traditional local dress.


The hotel is wheelchair-friendly, with some of the rooms accessible by a lift and equipped with adapted bathrooms.


All ages welcome. Extra beds and cots can be added to rooms. Babysitting is available, but must be booked a day ahead.


All ingredients used in the hotel’s food are organic and many come from the on-site farm. The bath products, cleaning brands and light bulbs used are all environmentally friendly, and biofuel from the biomass boiler is the main energy source. The suites and junior suites have green roofs.

Food and Drink

Photos Mas Salagros – Barcelona – Spain

Top Table

Seek shade at the pool bar; by the mountain-framing windows in Sant Mateu; and out on the terrace of 1497.

Dress Code

Channel the man from Del Monte in head-to-toe linen.

Hotel restaurant

Restaurant 1497 is named for the year the manor house was built. The chef promises a 100 per cent organic offering, with produce from the hotel farm regularly appearing in the typically Mediterranean meals. Breakfast is an elaborate spread of dairy products that have a miniscule carbon footprint, and special diets (vegan, gluten-free) are readily catered for. There’s also a restaurant by the pool; and Sant Mateu, which serves rotating tasting menus in a chandelier-enhanced wood-panelled private room in the main building.

Hotel bar

La Granja shares the same rustic simplicity as the rest of the resort, with neutral fabrics and furniture, and a drinks menu that changes depending on the available seasonal ingredients.

Last orders

Breakfast is available between 7.30am and 10.30am; lunch is from 1.30pm until 3.30pm; and dinner is 7.30pm to 10.30pm. La Granja is open for food between 11am and 7pm, and for drinks until 11.30pm. Sant Mateu is open at weekends only.

Room service

The full restaurant menu is available in-room (when the restaurant’s serving food).


Photos Mas Salagros – Barcelona – Spain
Mas Salagros
Riera De Vallromanes, Can Sala Gros S/N


The closest airport is Barcelona’s El Prat, 45 minutes away by car; hotel transfers start from €80 one way. British Airways flies here from London Luton and Gatwick; EasyJet has routes from Southend; and Ryanair also flies from East Midlands.


Granollers station is nearest, 10 kilometres away from the hotel. Renfe operates services into Barcelona from here. Transfers arranged through the hotel cost upwards of €25.


Mas Salagros is north of Barcelona, along the coast and inland. The 30-kilometre journey should take about 40 minutes to complete.

Worth getting out of bed for

Mas Salagros is set in the bucolic countryside north of Barcelona, but should the city call, you know where it is (a 40-minute drive south). The hotel is also conventiently placed for day-long jaunts to Girona, Montserrat and Andorra; or, head to Calella de Palafrugell for some cove swimming and beachside inertia. Within the village of Vallromanes, explore the Aire Ancient Baths, Roman church and Neolithic remains, or set off on one of the many hiking trails.

Local restaurants

In an ivy-covered 14th-century farmhouse on Avinguda Vilassar de Dalt, Can Poal serves creative takes on classic Spanish stews, grills and rice-based dishes at lunchtime. For a family-run option with great fish courses, head to Sant Miquel on the main church square.

Local bars

Settle in on the Plaça de L’Eglesia in Vallromanes for all the tapas, cervezas and jugs of sangria you can manage at the square’s namesake Cafe la Plaça.


Photos Mas Salagros – Barcelona – Spain

Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Spain and unpacked their castanets, a full account of their countryside break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Mas Salagros in Vallromanes

Mas Salagros might not have the pulse of its southerly city neighbours, but it’s perfectly placed for a few days’ tonic after a hectic weekend in Barcelona. With a working farm, ancient thermal waters and stirring mountain scenery, it’s a bucolic break from the hustle and bustle – and just a 45-minute drive to the north. The 500-year-old farm and its manor house, which dates from 1497, have all the requisite original charms intact; ceramic floors, vast windows and intricate doorways among them. In the restaurants, the offering is totally organic and the chef does a fantastic job of making the most of the farm’s own produce.

Children will love the many activities on offer, especially the chance to acquaint themselves with the resident animals. There’s plenty to see and do, including a visit to the Ancient Aire Baths, where a series of water pools at different temperatures will guide you to a state of supreme relaxation – but if you’re lucky enough to have longer, you’ll be able to visit Andorra, Montserrat or Barcelona. Who says you can’t have it all?

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