WIRED for LOVE with Stan and Tracey Tatkin in SPAIN Accommodations & Cost
A Couple’s Retreat in SPAIN
Accommodations & Cost
You will be staying at three luxurious hotels on this retreat. For your first two nights, your accommodations will be at Los Agustinos, an ancient convent converted into a splendid hotel and your room has a comfortable king bed. Your next five nights will be spent at one of the highest rated 5 star hotels in Spain, L’Domaine. (more details below). For your last night, you will be pampered at one of the finest 5 star hotels in Madrid, Palacio de los Duques, a magnifecent setting with queen size beds.
The cost for this retreat is $4,450 – $4,700 per person, double occupancy depending on choice of accommodations.
Accommodations at Abadía Retuerta L’Domaine, where you will be staying for 5 nights:
- $4,450 per person…there are 15 Classic rooms. Eleven of them have a queen bed and four have two twin beds.
- $4,700 per person…there are 12 Superior rooms with a queen bed.
This price includes:
- All sessions/presentations by Stan and Tracey Tatkin
- Pick up from Bilbao airport to Hotel Los Agustinos and drop-off from Hotel Palacio de los Duques to Madrid airport within stated times. See Getting There for more info…
- All internal transportation
- All breakfasts, six lunches and four dinners
- Entrance and tour of Vivanco wine-museum and winery, lunch is included
- Transportation to Valladolid
- Optional morning Yoga sessions while at Le Domaine
- Spa entrance: pool, sauna and steam room
- Entrance to Flamenco show and dinner in Madrid
- All accommodations…see below
- Not Included: Air-fare, tips, personal items
We have selected three pristine venues that capture the essence and beauty of Spain’s heritage…
Welcome to Los Agustinos
More than six hundred years ago this ancient convent of San Agustín with its wide stone walls, stood in its pristine setting in what is now the city of Haro. It has been exquisitely restored, and is presently a modern hotel, that brings splendid memories of the past.
The district of Haro is located between the Sierra de la Demanda and the Sierra de Toloño. Bathed by the Ebro River and its tributary, the Oja Tirón River, from which the name of the Autonomous Community of La Rioja comes. The traditional date of the founding of the Villa de Haro is around the eleventh century.
Hotel Los Agustinos
History tells of a story of the King of Castile, Fernando IV, who granted a privilege to the so-called “hermits of San Agustín” that allowed these religious sects to found convents in the kingdoms of Castile, Leon and Portugal without the need of license from diocesan or others .
The convent of San Agustín was promoted by Don Diego López de Haro. This convent enjoyed a great predilection on the part of harenses (residents of Haro), even taking San Agustín as a lawyer against foes.
In 1811 the convent served as a military hospital, and after the war in 1813, it was returned to the Augustinians. In 1834, the convent passed into the hands of the State. In the year 1838, its bells were seized by the Government, demolishing them and driving them to Santander to melt them.
In March 1839, it was ceded by the Royal Order (council of the Academy of Fine Arts) to the municipality of Haro. Then it was a house of charity, and even a jail. The columns that support its important cloister still preserve inscriptions made by the prisoners who passed through their cells; cells that today have been demolished leaving the cloister in its original state.
In 1941 the City Council agreed to the construction of the “Bretón de los Herreros” theater, a work directed by the architect Martín de Saracíbar, in the place occupied by the convent church, which was inaugurated a year later.
In 1989 the convent gave way to the Hotel Los Agustinos, recently renovated in its entirety. The upper area of the convent, formerly used by the friars as bedrooms, has been converted into spacious and comfortable rooms equipped with the latest equipment.
The Cloister of the old convent of San Agustín, with seven centuries of history, today picks up some modern facilities and equipment, where celebrating any event becomes an exceptional privilege. Considered the most important work of the Hotel, the Cloister has been covered with a large special glass vault, which filters the entrance of the solar rays and isolates the space from the inclemency of the weather, conserving the building its traditional aspect and opening a range of possibilities of use in special events.
The location, the architecture, the decoration, the spaciousness of the space, the quality of its services and the complementary equipment offered by the Cloister, make its more than 800 m2 the ideal place for all types of gatherings.
Welcome to Hotel Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine
#1 TOP HOTEL IN SPAIN BY TRIPADVISOR 2018
#1 BEST HOTEL IN SPAIN & PORTUGAL BY CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER 2017
The Estate Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine is set like a jewel among the string of exclusive wine estates found along the Duero river. If the heart of the estate is the winery, its soul is the ancient 12th-century abbey, a beloved and carefully restored Spanish cultural heritage site.
The luxury hotel that has now emerged from within the cloistered Romanesque-Baroque monastery walls is a refined 5-star setting where you will enjoy the privacy of the privileged, the lap of luxury and the heart of the history. Moreover, you will have the opportunity of enjoying your dinner at Refectorio, a 1 Michelin Star restaurant.
Everywhere the contrasts and pleasures of old and new will provide you with the best of both.
In Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine Hotel you can enjoy a singular culinary offer created by Marc Segarra, who has trained in some of the finest international restaurants, and bases his gastronomic creations on the inclusion of a creative twist to tradition and the use of locally-grown ingredients.
Also, on three of the mornings, you are welcome to join us for a yoga session in the intentionally focused yoga center.
Another special treat that is available to you is the SPA with complimentary access to the pool, sauna and steam room.
Welcome to Santuario Wellness & Spa
The spa amenities include: Use of the pool, sauna and steam room. Several treatments and other services are optional at your own cost.
The former stable of an ancient abbey has been transformed into a nurturing sanctuary of holistic healing and wellness. Large skylights bathe the spa in natural light, exuding a warm and comforting atmosphere. In keeping with the renovation of the abbey, our goal was to create a spa that placed the utmost on sustainability and respect for the historic property by installing a system that generates energy for heating and cooling with solar panels and groundwater pumps.
The water quality of the Santuario is unique in the world. Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine obtains its own water from a well that has 120 meters of depth. The water is extracted, decalcified and after being transferred to a reverse osmosis, it is stored in a 120,000 liter tank, obtaining water with a similar quality to natural mineral water. This same treated water is the one used for all Spa facilities.
Inside the spacious 10.000-sq-ft. Spa at LeDomaine there are four individual treatment rooms as well as a private Spa Suite for couples, all equipped with world-renowned brands such as furniture by Gharieni and French exclusive linen by RKF. Moreover, the main entrance of Santuario LeDomaine is dressed with pieces of art by the famous artist Mira Nakashima. There are two well distinguished areas for ladies and gentlemen, equipped with everything from a Finnish sauna and steam bath to an experience shower and hydrotheraphy pool. The indoor heated pool is an ideal space in which to relax and melt into your essence.
At the Santuario, you have joyful options: indulge in your favorite treatments that are familiar and soothing, or opt for innovated oenotherapy-inspired experiences that are spirit-lifting and energizing. The spa treatment menu offers a wide range of high-end brands such as Anne Semonin, Evidens de Beauté, Natura Bissé and Mama Mio.
History of the Abadia Retuerta Hotel LeDomaine
In 1145, the marriage of aristrocracy and piety brought about the abbey when the Lord of Valladolid’s daughter Doña Mayor donated “terras et vineas” to the church. Abadía Santa Maria de Retuerta was built for the Premonstratensian Order. Baroque-Romanesque in style, it has a classic Benedictine layout of church, cloister, refectory, chapterhouse and hospedería. It is one of only two such abbeys to have survived the destruction wrought by Napoleon and is a treasured Spanish cultural heritage site.
The recent abbey renovation respects the integrity of 1000 years of history. The original monastic uses of rooms were maintained, the Romanesque-Baroque architecture conserved, not altered. Opulent new furnishings, lighting and climate control make modern guests feel at home without compromise to the ancient site. “To alter this ancient edifice was to engage in a 1,000 year-old architectural dialogue. The judicious restraint of my intervention is my homage to those who spoke before me.” – Marco Serra, Master Architect
Welcome to Palacio de los Duques
Your third and final accommodation is located in the privileged Habsburg district next to the Royal Palace, the Opera House and the Cathedral… the Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques is a luxury urban resort. Inspired by Velazquez’s masterpieces, this beautiful hotel combines two historic buildings – a 13th-century convent and the 19th-century Palace of Dukes of Granada de Ega – updated in an avant-garde style. Behind the magnificent Elizabethan façade, you will find spacious rooms designed for your pleasure. The expansive outdoors is a lush green sanctuary and constitutes the soul of the hotel, offering a relaxing solarium, a peaceful garden and a cocktail bar with an exquisite range of contemporary cuisine. We know you will enjoy your final days of your retreat here as you absorb the cultural romance and inspiring surroundings.