Hôtel Casa Païral, Collioure
Have you read my post about “the colourfully picturesque and culturally rich French Catalan town of Collioure“? Settled on the French Mediterranean coast, at the foot of the Pyrenees, Collioure is less than an hour from the Spanish border and only 30 minutes from the nearest French airport in Perpignan. On my recent visit I stayed at Hôtel Casa Païral, a beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of the town.
Hôtel Casa Païral is part of the Relais du Silence Hotel Brand, a brand renowned for charming and unique establishments throughout France and in Europe – think manor houses, chalets, Provencal farmhouses and castles. And the 19th century townhouse Hôtel Casa Païral, which was originally the private dwelling of a Catalan family, sits perfectly with the ethos of the brand.
I fell in love with the hotel the minute I stepped under the arch of its entrance.
To the left looking into the courtyard and beyond to the pool area I was captivated by the romantic scene of the ivy covered walls and the outdoor dining area shaded by the hundred year old magnolia tree.
Straight ahead brought me through the large wooden doors in to the lobby and the reception area.
And beyond that, drawing rooms that lead with its ornate flooring to the breakfast room that opens out to the garden.