It is an exercise of mastery, and even a sign of respect to patrimony, to offer a second life to a historic building in ruins. In Olmedo, in the flat “Tierra de pinares” (land of the pine trees). Thermal Castilla gives proof again of compromise with the environment, recuperating for everyone’s enjoyment the old run down building of the XII th century Mudéjar convent and the surge of thermal waters on the estate. So as to create a second hotel, a cult to the waters in a historic environment. A pleasure to the senses, with more proof of “savoir faire” in the gastronomic restaurant of the hotel, one of the best in the province. The water presides over the surroundings. On the way to our room we can see the great thermal hall under the glass roof, and from our window, the outdoor swimming pool and the original well which lends us the liquid element. A massage in the garden is a privilege, in a cosy space enclosed by gauze curtains which allow the light and the warmth through. A Zen space, a moment to be remembered.
Another memorable experience is arriving in the suite and finding a bowl full of recently cut fresh fruit and melted chocolate accompanied by a Brut Nature. A remarkable gesture for a special evening.
Our favourite corner is one on the roof of the great hall which is lobby, reading and meeting area. It is a restoration of the original gesso. Of the main nave in the convents church. As we said before, a second life for a space dedicated to cult. Nowadays a cult to the senses, good food, the thermal waters, a cult to oneself, said with false demureness.