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A paradise in Santiago de Compostela

A Quinta da Auga es un hotel boutique con personalidad, la personalidad de sus propietarios impregna cada rincón y hace de este hotel un lugar muy especial y único con un carácter propio y muy personal. A apenas dos Km. del centro histórico de Santiago de Compostela, lo convierte en el destino ideal para las personas que buscan naturaleza con opciones culturales, tranquilidad, exclusividad y dejarse mimar.

Welcome to a 

Ours is a love story, of two people who fell in love with a monumental building wounded by the passage of time in the impressive city of Santiago de Compostela. When Luisa García Gil, an architect specialized in rehabilitation, saw those ruins for the first time to make an appraisal to a potential investor, she did not imagine that twenty years later she and her husband José Ramón Lorenzo would buy it in 2003 to restore it and open it as a hotel. , a special hotel of the style that they imagined to create in their dreams. A special hotel in Santiago de Compostela.

The Water Hotel

After six years of restoration, the doors of A Quinta da Auga opened in spring 2009, coceived as a boutique hotel in Santiago de Compostela. Designed to make guests feel comfortable, special, in an exclusive but relaxed atmosphere and with a deep respect for the environment and our culture.

"Auga" means "water" in Galician. A Quinta is a property surrounded by the river Sar, by innumerable sources and water channels. This sound is always there and permeates every corner of this beautiful place.

In 2010, A Quinta da Auga joined Relais&Châteaux, an association of the best luxury hotels and restaurants in the world. It is the first and only Relais&Châteaux in Galicia.


The decoration of A Quinta da Auga features a very personal style mixing antiques and works of art with style furniture and items with a totally contemporary design. Galician painters such as Manuel Quintana Martelo and Víctor López Rúa have exhibited their works at the Hotel . 


A Quinta da Auga stands on what in 1789 was the largest factory in pre-industrial Galicia, a paper mill created to supply paper to the University of Santiago (one of the oldest ones in Spain) and to the Church (very relevant due to the Camino de Santiago).

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The logo born from water

Many or our guests ask us about our logo. The face representing A Quinta a Auga comes from this fountain designed by Luisa García Gil herself, as the original ones in the property had disappeared. Guess what inspired her? We explain it in the following link .