I had carpaccio of tuna as a starter and espalda de cordero al horno as a main plate. For dessert Baileys ice cream. Everything was excellent and the carpaccio was the best one I had ever eaten in my life. Great service with a smile by Georgina as well as the other staff. Price/quality absolutely correct.
We needed to rest on a long road trip. This hotel is great. It is run by a great couple. She is a native America and there were no problems for people not fluent in Spanish like us. The room was great, the surroundings are beautiful - amazing old style village, the price is very budget friendly. We left early in the morning and breakfast was waiting for us ready to take it with us. We could not expect more. 5*
Combined a guided tour of the Cisctercian monastery of Santa Maria de Santes Creus with a Sunday calçotada at Hostal Grau just over the road. Wonderful warm welcome on arrival for our group of seven adults and a two year-old. We were led to a downstairs terrace where the calçots are served straight from the barbeque. Both the calçots and sauce were excellent and seemingly unlimited, we certainly had plenty. Once we'd cleaned ourselves up it was back upstairs for the (next) main course. Nice selection of botifarra (black'n'white) chops and steaks plus wine and cava. Then a Crema Catalana cake and coffees. The place filled-up, and the odd item took a little longer arriving than the ideal, but we were having such a good time, nobody minded much. The whole place was so authentic and catalan we were quite surprised when the friendly owner told us she was a New Yorker. I think she mentioned that the place had been in her husband's family for three or four generations. We'll be back next calçots season for sure.…
Very nice room, excellent service, and wonderful food. Very up for the price that we pay. The owners very professionals and charm. Recomendable. I am sure that is the best in santes creus. Santes creus is a wonderful town with a cister monastry.
This was our first experience of a Hostal in Spain but on the evidence of Hostal Grau, we should have pursued Hostals earlier on our 17-night drive throughout Portugal and Spain. After visiting the Royal Monastery of Santa Creus, after 5pm, with the thought of having to find a hotel for the night (down on the coast), we immediately came-upon Hostal Grau only yards from the Monastry Gate. We asked to see a room, were suitably impressed and within minutes we were sitting outside with relaxing drinks. The Manager/Owner could not have been more hospitable. A set menu dinner was good value and very enjoyable. There seems to have been recent refurbishment in the Hostal – new doors, beds, tv etc. Specially recommended.