We have good relationships with all our accommodation providers, having used them for many years – ensuring that you have the best experience, with that special personal touch, leaving you to just relax and enjoy the ride!
Els Arcs de Monells is typical of what can be expected when enjoying one of our tours. Below is an interview with owners Sandra and Josep:
As you know, at Creative Catalonia, we consider that our hotels are a very important part of our product. How would you describe the history of the hotel?
The main part of the building dates back to the 14th century when it as used to host tradespeople coming to sell at the provincial market of Monells.
I, Josep, the current owner, bought the hotel in 1997. Renovations to modernize the building, create the new part, and landscape the garden took place over 2 years.
What kind of charm does it have? How is this hotel so special?
The hotel is in a small medieval village dating back to 1100. Staying in the village allows guests to imagine what life was like many centuries ago, but with the comfort of the 21st century. The beautiful surrounding countryside and tranquility adds to its charm.
What kind of welcome can Creative Catalonia cyclists receive?
Very often the hotel guests will have personal interaction with us, the hotel owners, Sandra and Josep. Being locals we will be able to speak to the clients to answer any questions they may have about the area. Feedback from Creative Catalonia clients is that they were treated like family!
How would you describe the hotel breakfast?
The cheeses, jams, hams and bread and all locally brought produce. As well as this there is a wide variety of cereals, juices and coffee/tea on offer.
And the other hotel food?
The meals made in the hotel are all homemade by us and we cook for 2 people as well as 10 or 15. We use fresh local produce as much as is possible, such as fish, meat , fruit and vegetables from the market that day.
And the hotel rooms?
We have 2 types of rooms: those in the original 14th century building with all the modern amenities, and the rooms in the new part of the hotel with direct access to the garden and pool.
Is there anything else you want to add to the Blog?
As the owners of the hotel we really enjoy having clients who arrive on bike as part of a tour by Creative Catalonia. We like them to feel at home in our hotel and to enjoy their stay with us to the maximum.