The stunning architecture of Les Cols – a bed & breakfast in Olot, Spain

Our room at Les Cols. Made out of glass and suspended above the ground, which is actually a lava bed.

So, I have been meaning to post photos of Les Cols for quite some time now. My husband and I went to Spain on our honeymoon and it was amazing. Part of being married to an architect is he seems to know the most beautiful places to go, and our time at Les Cols in Olot certainly exceeded expectations. I feel a wordy explanation of how amazing this place is really does it no justice. Essentially, Les Cols is composed of a 13th century farmhouse, which contains the resaurant, with an ultra-modern glass addition, which is where the guest rooms can be found.

We arrived at night, when it was already completely dark. We were welcomed in an old building, without electricity, lit by just candles. We were then taken to our room, down an open-air glass hall. When we arrived at our room, we found it only contained a bed. The roof was open to the sky, the walls were a semi-transparent glass and the floor, elevated off the ground, which is actually a lava bed, was made of glass as well. The bathroom…well I will let the photos speak for themselves. While everything was simply stunning at night time, to wake up and be surrounded by this environment was even better. If you ever find yourself in Barcelona, the 1.5 hour drive to Olot is certainly worth it! Check out the review on the NY Times, which also contains the contact information for Les Cols. Tomorrow, part 2 of this post, the amazing restaurant we went to here…

– Stephanie

The rain shower. The floor of the shower had shallow water over a bed of smooth stones. It led right to a pool, which you can see in the foreground.

Breakfast in bed consisted of local breads and cheese.

The open air hall. The doors in this hall lead to the private guest rooms.

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One response to “The stunning architecture of Les Cols – a bed & breakfast in Olot, Spain

  1. It all looks fabulous – all of it!

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