We would like to welcome you to this small hotel
where you will find comfortable rooms and large living rooms.
If you decide to have dinner here, we offer you fresh seasonal food bought from the market and accompanied by good local wines.
Cal Maginet is a splendid old house in the very centre of the charming medieval part of Vilaverd, in the heart of Catalonia.
This small village, surrounded by the mountains of Prades and next to the Francoli river, still keeps it's ancient structure: a twisting and narrow lane with plenty of interesting nooks and crannies.
This part of the village was built between the XII and XV th century and the house itself is documented from 1605. The coat of arms of the Batlle family, one of the most important of the county, decorate the ceiling of the main rooms.
Time and history accompnay us in every corner of the house.
En On the ground floor there are, perfectly preserved, nine stone arches in the civil gothic style characteristic of the period, and what it was a public washing place. There are also clear remains of an olive oil press and grindstone along with storage areas carved out of the rock.
The cellar contains three tanks lined with tiles one of which is circular, sits underground and, with 4.2 m of diameter and 4.2 of depth, it might hold up to 50,000 litres.
The stairwell is decorated in the style of XIX th century with a domed skylight giving this area a warm and light feeling which permeates the whole house.
Other features including original earth tiles and wooden beams just add to the character of the place.
There are 8 comfortable double rooms each decorated in its own style.
All the rooms are in the first floor and they are distributed around to two large living rooms. All them have their own bathroom and central heating.
Two of the rooms have their own terraces with tables and chairs provided to relax in, and two rooms also have their own sitting room, with fireplace, a little mini-bar and a TV set.
The house is old but our facilities are modern where it is required. The whole house has Wi-Fi coverage and a 3 Mbps Internet connection. We receive digital TV both terrestrial and satellite and, in the ground floor, our multimedia room has a motor operated large screen and a DLP projector with connections to the TV, to a 5+1 DVD player and to computers.
Cal Maginet is the perfect meeting point for businesses, groups of friends,couples as well as families or the individual traveller.
Thanks to its special placement, Cal Maginet is an excellent departure point for a large number of day trips. Those who like the culture of the wine will find at a very short distance the best wine-producing lands: Conca de Barbera, Penedes, Priorat, Montsant, Costers de Segre, Tarragona, ...
Cal Maginet is as well a perfect point to explore the area with different interests, either cultural, like the Cistercian Monasteries Route, hiking and exploring in the Prades mountains, or just relax and entertainment in the beaches of the Costa Daurada and Port Aventura amusement park..
Everybody is welcome to our house,
we hope that you will visit us very soon !
Jaume y MercŔ
Text and pictures courtesy of Cal Maginet.
VINTAGE SPAIN - RUTAS DE VINO can help you to coordinate visits and activities in this Hotel.