The Hotel Hanoi in Begur honours the Vietnamese origin of its former owner, a great admirer of the discrete character of the Empordà. This land is like a close friend who kept part of a secret to themselves and who, out of the blue, reveals something unbelievable, which gives you a sense of endless discovery. That is how Patrick Beau, the founder and former owner of our hotel in Begur, described this colonial Indian building several decades ago.
This small town in Empordà harks back to Cuba, sharing a small piece of its history with the Caribbean Island. This Cuban touch was brought here by the so-called “Indians” or “Americans”. They were the natives of Begur who emigrated to Cuba at the end of the 19th century when following their business there they returned to Begur as rich, happy, rum lovers. This happiness and wealth had a lot to do with the architecture of its new and exotic houses, constructed on the same humble plots as their parents, where the small fishermen’s huts became majestic and coloured colonial-style palaces.