Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine Hotel Review, Valladolid, Spain

Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine, Valladolid

Between the vineyards, the golden sandy colours of the timeworn embrace of the magnificent cloister, it is impossible at Abadia Retuerta to make a choice of beauty -Abadia Retuerta

Abadia Retuerta Le Domaine is a five star hotel in a restored 12th-century abbey five situated in Sardón de Duero nearby to picturesque city of Valladolid. The historic estate is surrounded by 500 acres of vineyards and breathtaking beauty!

The hotel has 1,000 years of History and Baroque-Romanesque in terms of style and kept the historical appeal of the abbey when it was renovated.

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

Tranquility is felt upon arrival and throughout, this peaceful haven is the ultimate luxurious getaway. It’s profound beauty will entice you from the moment you arrive.

Bedroom & Living Space

Upon arrival we were greeted with a bottle of the vineyards finest award winning red wines, Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial along with a selection of pita bread, dips, and cherries. A kind welcome note from the General Manager was also included. It’s the special touches which are so memorable.

The view from our bedroom was outstanding overlooking the vineyards on one side and a part of the abbey on the other, also home to four stalks!

Our suite was spacious with a luxurious yet homely feel, the marble bathroom had stunning views! Wonderful to enjoy a luxurious bubble bath using the Anne Semonin beauty products whilst enjoying the views of the vineyard with a glass of red, perfect!

Michelin Star Dining at Refectorio

On our first night we had the pleasure of dining in the hotels beautiful Refectorio One Michelin Star Gourmet Restaurant which was quite the experience, enjoying fine cuisine in a converted abbey had a such a magical feel.

The head chef is Marc Segarra who has worked with some of Spain’s star chefs, he uses traditional and local ingredients, inspired by creativity.

We enjoyed a personalised menu which was beautifully presented along with wine pairing to go with each dish,  impressive and very well thought out.

MENU

Bread and Olive Oil

Bread and Tomato

Pickled Quail Egg

Medina del Campo prawn tartare with cayenne pepper

Smoked soup, cauliflower, trout and salvia

Leek, hazelnut vinaigrette, roasted garlic croquette

Spring Mushrooms, howl and herbs

Cod, turnip and tripe sauce

Squab, confit artichokes and Kalamata with a parfait, beetroot and cumin sandwich

Confit Kumquat, basil and kerfir Ice-Cream

Frozen rosemary cream with honey, pine nuts and toffee

Le Domaine Sweets

WINES

AR Blanco Le Domaine 2016

Josmeyer, Le Kottabe 2009

Pago De Villavendimia, Finca Le Matea 2011

AR Touriga Nacional 2003

AR Pago Garduna 2014

Joh Jos Prum Spatlese 2004 which was a dessert wine

Our personalised Michelin starred and wine pairing experience was a culinary delight, each wine complimented each dish so nicely, flavours working in unison to create a unique flavoursome experience.

It was an honour to try their spectacular vintage wines especially one where only 100 bottles were made.

The desserts were absolutely delicious combined with the dessert wine, really very moorish! A wonderful experience.

Dining at Vinoteca

This peaceful restaurant is situated over La Cueva which is Abadía Retuerta’s private wine collection! Dining here is a rustic and authentic experience, and love that the restaurant is decorates with wine bottles from their vineyard on the wall.

An incredibly friendly and warm atmosphere with hearty and moorish food. One of my favourite dishes was the Market fish, hollandaise and sautéed vegetables and Duck magret, dried peach stew, raisins pine nuts and fennel salad.

Dining at Jardin del Claustro

During the Summer months you’re able to enjoy a spot of Al Fresco dining enjoying the Vinoteca menu. A favourite was the Artisanal cheese assortment, nuts and quince jelly, perfect enjoyed with a glass of their delicious Abadía Retuerta red wine or crisp white.

The garden looks incredible lit up at night, very atmospheric indeed.

After any meal it’s wonderful to relax in their beautiful Chapter House Bar which has a cosy and intimate feel. A favourite wine find was a vintage dessert wine called Sandoval Cuve Cecilia 50cl 2013 which reminded me of Christmas in a glass. An aromatic wine with blackberries, raspberries, black olives, violets & cherry liqueur.

Grounds & Spa

The surroundings of the hotel were picturesque with picture postcard views wherever you gazed. Historic beauty mixed with rustic and rural beauty captivates and charms.

Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine is one of the most important Romanesque structures in the area, strolling around this historic hotel & grounds is such a pleasure, with an atmosphere of tranquility and spirituality. I can certainly see why the monks enjoyed spending time in this magical place. 

The spacious 10.000-sq-ft. Santuario LeDomaine Wellness & Spa was a perfect way to unwind. We enjoyed a unique Spa Sommelier experience called La Sélection du Sommelier which combines wine and massage. Your spa sommelier creates a personalised spa experience by allowing you to taste three wines, your massage is performed with the oil containing notes from your favourite wine.

We also enjoyed an invigorating body scrub called La Fusion du Sommelier in the 80 square metres couples Spa Suite followed by a Sublime Radiance Express facial using Anne Semonin products.

Breakfast

Our breakfast was enjoyed both in the Refectorio and in the comfort of our suite. It was a pleasure dining in the comfort of your hotel suite on one day, and then in the historical charm of the abbey.

Breakfast was delicious and included moorish continental bakes, pastries and local jams along with fresh coffee, yoghurt, fruit & the hotels own honey! Delicious Full English options were also offered along with fresh cuts of ham, fish and eggs.

Overall

Our stay at Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine  was a pleasure from the moment we arrived. We were taken in by the breathtaking surroundings, gazing at beautiful vineyards whilst sipping on fine wine was quite the experience. The warmth and hospitality of the staff constantly made you feel at home.

The gastronomic delights were one of a kind & the fine wine from the vineyards were by far the best I’ve tasted.

Historical charm and architecture captivates, the perfect luxury Spanish hideaway!

What do you think of Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine from the review above? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Thank you ever so much for reading!

Laura xo

  • The hotel is a dream! I absolutely love the dining area! And it’s on my bucket list to visit a Michelin star restaurant so thanks for the idea and review:) xoxo

    • Le Domaine was such a stunning place to visit, the Michelin-starred restaurant there was wonderful and great having the majority of the restaurant to ourselves as we went for a late dinner, I love that about Spain.

      So pleased you enjoyed the feature!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Yummy all that food made me hungry! Looks like a beautiful vacation destination.
    Isn’t That Charming.

  • This looks like a fabulous place to stay and all that food looks so delicious! It must have been such a lovely experience!
    Julia x
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  • Kelsey & Kenecha

    Looks like Beautiful place to say!
    Love the floral dress!

    http://floralsandsmiles.blogspot.ca

  • Yana Kasekamp

    What an amazing place! The food looks fantastic!

    http://www.lifeofardor.com

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    What a beautiful place! It definitely does look like a five star hotel, but I like how it also feels very cosy and comfortable, and not too overwhelming like some luxurious places can be. The food must have been out of this world, it looks so delicious! Glad to hear that you had such a lovely, relaxing time hun. 🙂 xoxo

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com

    • Thanks Kay we had a magical time here that’s for sure, it was beyond gorgeous and offered a home from home feel. The food was outstanding especially in Michelin-starred restaurant there, it was great to have the restaurant almost to ourselves as we opted for a late sitting. It was wonderful and ever so relaxing yes.

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Wow! What’s not to like about that place: wine, massage, beautiful views and dining rooms…? The food looked amazing too. Thanks for sharing!
    xo, janea
    http://www.thestyletti.com

    • Thanks ever so much Janea! We had a wonderful time in such a beautiful location, the food and wine were just out of this world.

      Glad you enjoyed the feature!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    FABULOUS PHOTOS AND YOU, BABE!! THANKS FOR SHARING!
    Have a fabulous weekend ahead!
    Much love, Len
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  • Oh ouaw, such a beautiful place!
    Makes me dream about holiday !
    Happy Friday <3 🙂
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    • I’m ever so glad you enjoyed the review Olivia, it’s such a beautiful place to visit and we were both so taken with the charm and beauty of the place.

      Happy Friday to you too!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • I adore places with history like that one. They just have a different feel to them. Tranquil, like you said.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • You’re right, they really are tranquil and enjoy absorbing the true history of places we visit.
      Glad you enjoyed the post 🙂

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • This place looks out of this world amazing! Like a true castle. I would love to stay here as well. I imagine the food is great too. Beautiful post, thank you for sharing! xx

    • Thanks Naya, Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine was a wonderful place to visit and enjoyed every moment from start to finish. The food really was incredible!

      You’re ever so welcome, I’m just so pleased you enjoyed the review!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Midori Linea
  • Nadia

    Oh hon, what an absolutely incredible experience that stay must have been! It’s not your in-and-out kind of hotel stay. This is a whole another level of WOW <3 🙂 I wouldn't even start on how delicious the food looks and the spa is just calling my name 😀 Ahhhh, beautiful! And you look absolutely gorgeous in that floral number <3
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com

    • Thanks so much Nadia! I’m ever so glad that you enjoyed the review. We had a wonderful stay that’s for sure and you’re very right, this wasn’t your usual hotel stay that’s for sure. Staying in a converted abbey was quite the experience that’s for sure!

      The food was delicious and thanks ever so much, it always makes me feel happy wearing bright colours especially during the summer months 🙂

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Sounds like a wonderful experience! What a kind gesture with the welcome note. Being greeted with wine & snacks is perfection! :]

    // itsCarmen.com

    • Thanks ever so much Carmen, Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine really was a wonderful place to stay and you’re right, the personalised welcome touches really are memorable, always great to receive a warm welcome!

      Thanks for reading 🙂

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Such an amazing place to stay at! It looks so calm, spacious and harmonious.

    ANOUK

    • Thanks Anouk you’ve described the feel of Abadia Retuerta Ledomaine perfectly, and I’m glad I have managed to indicate the very feel of it through this feature 🙂

      Glad you enjoyed the feature!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • This looks like quite the stay! The architecture is amazing. I love the different textures used in the bedroom. I hope you had a wonderful time, gorgeous!

    xx http://www.qustomquinns.com/blog

    • Abadia Retuerta Ledomaine was incredible from start to finish, and you’re right about the architecture it was stunningly beautiful.

      Glad you enjoyed the post!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Wow this place looks amazing, I want to go!
    xo
    wwww.laurajaneatelier.com

    • Thanks ever so much Laura, Abadia Retuerta Ledomaine really was a beautiful place to stay that’s for sure. Beauty everywhere you looked.

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • The view overlooking the vineyards is just stunning and the feel of the hotel sounds perfect as well. My stomach is rumbling from looking at all the delicious food! 🙂 x

    • The view was wonderful Hannah and I’m glad you enjoyed the look of the hotel, it was incredibly relaxing. The food was wonderful especially with the moorish fine wine to go alongside, we had such a great experience during out stay.

      Thanks for your kind compliments, I’m so glad you enjoyed!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • This places looks stunning with all the types of food I like to eat! Glad you had a great time xx

    • Thanks Leah, we had a wonderful visit from start to finish, the perfect getaway in Spain that’s for sure. We came away feeling so relaxed 🙂

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • As usual interesting post! Thanks a lot)

  • This looks a very interesting place and the food is gastronomically appetising. What a great review!!!

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • Thanks Mercy, Abadia Retuerta Ledomaine was a beautiful place to visit and I’m ever so glad you enjoyed the feature.

      You’re right, the food really was incredible!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Wow, what an incredibly luxurious hotel! I adore the architecture and the overall medieval feel and the food looks absolutely amazing, so artistic and I’m sure delicious! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Thanks Jalisa, I’m ever so glad you enjoyed the feature! The architecture of Abadia Retuerta Ledomaine was just so wonderful, the food was absolutely out of this world not to mention the fine wine to go alongside.

      You’re very welcome, I’m just so glad you enjoyed the feature!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • A hotel which is rich with 1000 years of history is such a rare gem to find these days. I have always said that the dining experience in the hotel will make or break the experience because I love food so dang much. LOL! I am not a fan of spa though, never have been because I hate stranger’s hands on me.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    • Thanks Shireen, staying at historic Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine was such a pleasure and we were very impressed from start to finish. The dining experience was incredible both in the Michelin-starred and in the laid back comfort of the Vinoteca.

      The spa experience was pleasant and great to enjoy a couples massage in the comfort of the spa suite, they instantly made you feel at ease 🙂

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • This place looks amazing!! I loved looking at the food photos!

    Have a lovely day!

    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

    • Thanks Kris I’m ever so glad you enjoyed the review and food photographs, our overall experience was absolutely out of this world. We had such a fantastic time!

      Thanks ever so much, have a wonderful week.

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Thanks for the interesting post! Have a nice day)

  • First of all, I’ve just got to point out HOW dreamy that courtyard is – what a perfect setting for an early evening drink as the sun goes down! Secondly, you look so beautiful in that yellow floral-printed maxi dress – completely embracing summer, I see!

    ps. do I see Jon doing a blogger pose there?! You’re influencing him babe! haha 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • Thanks so much Gabrielle, the courtyard was gorgeous and it the perfect spot to enjoy an evening meal and drink watching it turn from a beautiful golden colour to being perfectly lit up.

      Thanks so much! I’m so glad you like the yellow floral maxi dress, it’s one I have had in my wardrobe for a long while but haven’t actually worn. Yellow is a great colour to wear, it makes you happy that’s for sure!

      Hehe Jon actually helps with SheHearts and it’s great when we document places together 🙂 Really enjoyable.

      See you soon lovely!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Wow what a gorgeous hotel! Looks like the perfect holiday. Thanks for such a detailed review.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Thanks ever so much Gemma! Abadia Retuerta Ledomaine really was the perfect getaway in Spain and you’re very welcome, I’m so glad you enjoyed it 🙂

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • What a beautiful hotel. I love these photos. The dining area with the vaulted ceilings is really pretty. I love that the views are beautiful and has an old feel to it, but has a modern bathroom and interior. It looks like you had a really wonderful stay!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • Thanks Miki, I’m ever so glad you like the photography. Abadia Retuerta Ledomaine was a photographers paradise that’s for sure with the interesting architecture. You’re right about the suite I loved that the room kept its historic charm, and the bathroom added a modern twist.

      Thanks our stay really was one of a kind!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Nikki Living-Life

    This place is incredible. The gastronomic delights looks like a piece of artwork. I bet it tasted every bit as wonderful as it looks. I love the architecture. You pics are beautiful. So glad to hear that you had an unforgettable stay.

    Xx
    Nikki
    http://www.nikkilivinglife.com

    • Thanks Nikki, Abadia Retuerta Ledomaine truly was incredible and the gastronomic delights were absolutely out of this world, I enjoyed how each dish was incredibly personalised and detailed.

      Ever so glad you like the photography, it really was a magical place to unwind and relax.

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Olga Federico

    This place looks really amazing:-)Great post!

    http://www.lostindaydreams.com/

    • Thanks Olga, Abadia Retuerta Ledomaine really was such a beautiful place indeed. A pleasure to stay in and enjoyed every moment.

      Happy you enjoyed the feature!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • What a gorgeous hotel- all that stunning architecture is amazing!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Thanks ever so much Ashley, the architecture really was very impressive. Gorgeous picturesque views everywhere you looked, a photographers dream!

      Glad you enjoyed the feature 🙂

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • This hotel looks amazing and the restaurant even more. The food looks so delicious. What an amazing experience to have done.

    Nathalie
    http://www.nathalie-alexandra.blogspot.com

    • Nathalie I’m ever so glad you enjoyed the review, Abadia retuerta Le Domaine was an incredible hotel to have the pleasure of experiencing.

      The food was magical as well as the wine, enjoyed every single moment there!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • This looks like such a lovely hotel. Lovely photos x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

  • It has to be one of my favourite hotels ever!! I’m so glad that you had a good time too!

  • Beautiful pics. Looked like an incredible hotel and trip.

    http://www.modernflourish.com

  • This looks and sound like absolute heaven xx

    Beautylymin

  • As usual great post! Have a nice day)

  • This hotel looks so nice! I love the historical architecture of the place <3

    http://www.ticketforadventure.com

  • I am dying over this amazing hotel. Those cathedral ceilings are incredible. Thanks for sharing all these amazing photos! I would love to visit here.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • The hotel really was incredible, and I’m ever so glad you enjoyed the feature. It really was a magical place to stay in Spain.

      So pleased you enjoyed the photographs Katherine, a wonderful place for any photographer that’s for sure!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net