1. General:  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Emporda is a friendly 4-star property offering modern accommodation in Gualta, west of Girona. Highlights include two golf courses, indoor and outdoor pools, a luxury spa and onsite dining. Gualta is a village in the province of Girona. Nearby places of interest include several golf courses and beautiful beaches, the weekly market at Torroella de Montgri, the conservation area of Aiguamolls de Baix Emporda (a.k.a. Basses d'en Colls) and the medieval town of Peratallada and its centrepiece castle. The hotel is housed in a contemporary mid-rise complex with prominent glass panelling. Facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a children's pool and playground, two golf courses, a fitness centre, bicycle hire and a spa offering a sauna, steam room, whirlpool and a range of massage and beauty treatments. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the premises. Standard rooms are 34sqm and decorated in a contemporary style with coloured panels, parquet flooring, simple furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows. They boast a private balcony offering mountain views. Amenities include a sitting area, work desk, mini-bar, safe, flat-screen satellite TV and an iPod dock. The en-suite bathrooms feature a bathtub with integrated shower and complimentary toiletries. The hotel restaurant offers delicious Spanish and Catalan cuisine in a relaxed setting, whilst guests can enjoy a range of drinks and snacks at the adjoining bar. A buffet breakfast is provided every morning. Free parking is possible onsite. The hotel has a 24-hour reception.