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Room with sea view was spectacular. The hotel is built on a cliff with a golden beach (coarse sand) beneath it. Reception were very helpful and friendly and the room rate was very good indeed. The room was very comfortable and relaxing. Attitude and working approach of the breakfast staff left a lot to be desired. They were noisy, sullen and on the first day when we were late down to breakfast one of them was very hostile. This would not be acceptable in a 2-star hotel and much less in a 4-start resort. In addition, why does the hotel charge for overnight car parking? This may be common in some hotels, but was unexpected for us coming from Ireland.
The hotel is ideally situated about 15 mins walk from the town and commands beautiful views of the beach and cove below. As others have observed, the bedroom corridor needs new carpet which detracts from the otherwise quality feel of the hotel. The restaurant was disappointing but that wasn't really an issue as there is an excellent choice in the town.
The wonderful situation of the hotel abit rnu down in the bedrooms section awful coffee for breakfast
Nature, location, room price, breakfast..... drainpipe to sea, internet costs
The staff were caring and helpful. The view of the sea was amazing. Strange smell in the room(not too bad).
The view from the room over the sea, beach, rocks and pine trees is stunning. One of the best breakfasts I've had in Spain; really lovely lounge, bar, terrance and spa. Unlucky they had a wedding party on the Saturday we were there but they stopped the dancing at 11.45pm so very good really.
Wonderful view from room of beach etc A bit far out from town, staff were not 'cheerful', decor needs some money spent on it, & 7euro per night car parking charge was a disappointing, hidden extra
Great location, comfortable room. Good breakfast. Restaurant expensive with very small portions. (Not for a hungry golfer). Bar closed at 12pm
We stayed at a triple bed room which has fatastic view, we could see sunrise from sea on the bed. Blackfast and dinner was nice with reasonable price, we will stay the hotel again in case of visiting San jose again. highly recommended. Wifi is available only at public area/
The staff were very good, friendly & helpful, especially in helping us with our air carrier who lost our luggage. The noise. It is on a very busy main road, which was being re-paved at the time we stayed there. Ask for a room off the main road.
The location is very tranquil although I think that was because the hotel was quiet when we were there, it would have been a very different scenario during school holidays. The decor is interesting and the pool area looks very nice, and the gardens are well landscaped. The reception staff are 'cold' and not very professional. Also the restaurant food has gone downhill since our last stay 18 months ago.
La Malcontenta is a very charming hotel, where you find a very quiet environment, an historical building renovated with style, very comfortable suites, amiable and thoughtful staff and a wonderful garden with swimming pool. We enjoyed the place tremendously. We just regretted not to be able to stay longer.
Airconditioner did not work
it is very relaxing and beautiful surroundings
Delightful hotel, wonderfully stylish, very classy. The couches in the lobby are great for a cosy reading session. The bikes were very handy for the ride to the beach.
golof, sun, sightseeing, eating slightly understaffed
Beautiful and peaceful setting. Excellent lunch and attentive staff in the restaurant. Used hotel bikes to cycle to the beach Quite an eclectic style which was not to my taste. Outdoor swimmming pool not heated
one of the most beautifully appointed hotels ..elegant, stylish and so very well-maintained. It isn't convenient for those who wish to be near other facilities. No options re: food unless you have a car and can drive in and out to Palamos or one of the other nearby towns.
It was a beautiful hotel, the building and fittings are top class and the position of the hotel was just what we were looking for, peaceful quiet with lovely walks all around
Great breakfast. The rooms were very large, clean, and comfortable. They have a great pool and are a 2 minute drive from a beach or about 15 minutes from nicer beaches in Begur. Overall this was a great escape. We were there mid-week. Things seem to get busier towards the end of the week with weekends breaks. Work around the grounds (mowing grass, etc) should be done at times when guests are not trying to enjoy the pool. This may have occured because we were there mid-week and it was not very busy. Hotel staff could be a bit more knowledgable in suggesting places to dine in the nearby area.
The hotel was very impressive with all areas being very stylish and the service was very good.
Conveniently situated, bedrooms spacious and light. Pleasant dining room facilities and excellent breakfast. all staff friendly and helpful.
Comforting and relaxing atmosphere, attention to detail, spaciousness of the room loudness of the Dutch guests on a tennis tornament ( not hotels fault)
Decor of the hotel was very nice. Loved the style of the room and the large bed. Food in the restaurant was very nice. Pool area was lovely although unfortunately due to the weather it was not enjoyed. We were surprised to find that the bar in the hotel only opened until 10pm. This seemed far too early. Also there was often no one serving on the bar so you had to wait quite some time before someone came over from the restaurant.
The overall standard of the hotel was excellent. Our room was large,modern & imaginatively furnished, as was the whole hotel,- a pleasure to return to after a day out.The food both at breakfast & for an evening meal was superb. We really enjoyed our stay here & would not hesitate to return.
General Ambience Dinner on arrival was poor, breakfasts ok (just average)
The quality of the hotel and the rooms was excellent. The staff at the hotel were surly, unhelpful and unwelcoming. It was not possible to get a double bed ( two single beds pushed together is very uncomfortable during the night!)
excellent selection for breakfast,conveniently situated, close to beach and to tourist area. often had to look for service in the bar.
Comfort, Style, Peace ,Excellent breakfast Excellent lunches
the restaurant, size of room lift (elevator) were not smelling well
The hotel was just amazing, 5 stars in every respect. The spa was first class, the views from the pool were so nice, and the private beach cove was also really cool. The staff were extremely courteous and helpful. Overall, one of the best hotels we've ever stayed in, and it's unquestionably the spot to stay in Platja d'Aro if you're looking for something upscale. So what are you waiting for?!? Only slight negatives were there was some construction that blocked our ocean view from the balcony, and the a/c unit wasn't working properly so the room was hot and dry during the night (which probably would have been fixed if we'd noticed the problem before midnight).
Near to Playa D'Aro and fronts directly onto the beach although difficult to access. Reception staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast staff the opposite. Good sized room with terrace and sea views. Luxury fittings throughout and unusually furnished and decorated but all quality. A good four star hotel but not quite a five. Fairly small bathroom for all the fittings provided. Expensive for dinner served in comparatively small restuarants. Hotel not geared for children which suited us. Bedrooms overlook terracing to bar and restuarant areas which could prove noisy in season.
due to a fire the week before the hotel was closed,for a few weeks booking . com should have know. It is a fabulous hotel otherwise the staff were amazing , we had the best ervice and the hotel all for ourselves , but of course no facilities that was the only reason we went to that hotelfor our wedding anniversary , we will be back next year definetly
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The relaxed friendly atmosphere, spending the day in a bathrobe if you felt like it, great breakfast selection and beautiful views of the sea.
The staff ~ friendly, helpful and professional. The hotel ~ Clean, fresh smart but cassual
the view of a construction site.
helpful staff, spa restaurant didnt have half of dishes and vines mentioned in menu; beach is too small and not kids friendly, we had to walk to other beach
Hi,I spent 17 days in Spain ( 30July-16 Aug) with my wife and son (9). Booked Cala del Pi. We were really upset, becouse this hotel is pretty far from being 5* grade European hotels. There are several reasons: a. sound insulation is the worst I ve ever seen. You can hear everything is going on in rooms around your room, and also how the housekeeper cleans the upper room in 8-30 in the morning. b.
Wonderful breakfast, perfect rooms and service, always a pleasure to be there
Good location really close to the beach. Nice pool with small bar serving drinks and snacks. Good breakfast. Rooms basic but comfortable and good value. The pool bar was closed on the Monday which meant you could not get a drink or a snack. The main restaurant would not provide light snacks so this was really inconvenient and a little disappointing.
A short stroll to the lovely beach and the coastal paths. Room was modern and clean. Staff were excellent.
25Years ago we just went for drinks there and it has always been a dream to stay at the Ancora - Our dream became reality and everything we hoped for happened. The staff were all so very kind, helpful and friendly.
Pleasant staff, good hotel,nice pool,goodbeach and walks by the sea.
It is far from down town but was good for me cos it was on tne way of my journey Looks like old, and the service did just what they had to do. No smiling at all.
The Hotel was in a good location and outside of the town which suited us. We only stayed one nigh on our return home but would stay longer on another occassion.
Friendly family run hotel. Always pleasant, great stop on a walking trip will be staying here again.
Comfortable rooms, very efficient and friendly staff. The rate for room and breakfast was also competitive.
The staff were attentive. The evening meals were excellent. The situation of the hotel meant it necessary to drive to get to Palamos centre.
Comfortable hotel, good restaurant, English spoken, lots of parking space, 2 minutes from La Fosca beach, well situated for exploring the area on foot and by bike. More choice of restaurants etc 25 minutes fast walking away in Palamos.
The owners and staff could not have been better, service was excellent. breakfast was also fantastic.
Family run business, small safe hotel, friendly staff. On a main road however this also worked well for good access in and out of the town.
friendly staff, really good food, not too busy and hotel staff had brilliant knowledge of local area and things to visit n/a
Wonderfully helpul and kind staff, clean rooms, good breakfast and good value for money. A good base to visit the neary beaches and seaside villages by car. A bit of a walk from the beach and downtown Palamos (1km)
The family that runs the hotel were very friendly and helpful, and the facilities were excellent.
Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Staff could not be more attentive. Location fair, ten minute walk to Palamos centre for restaurants etc. a clean, well run hotel. Parking can be a bit of a problem when hotel full.
Excellent rooms, breakfast and lots of great local information from hotellier Pool on the small side.
Hotel and room are very clean. Breakfast is excellent.
The cleanliness and quality of the hotel was first class. I also appreciated the personal attention of the owner who twice enquired if there was anything that we needed. The breakfast was very good. The free wifi was good for keeping in touch. The beds were very comfortable and the aircon was effective allowing us to have refreshing sleep. The pool and hot tub in the garden was very welcome. It was a fair walk to get to the beach.
Absolutely nothing Everything
location Power cut, loss of water and elec. Sauna not avail on Sundays (?). Internet access broken. B'fast dire - felt we were interrupting staff break. Parking v difficult
Having stayed there twice before with group of lads its ideal base Got there this time..no simming pool! complained and got room upgrade to very nice studio.Also beware..tried charging us more for drinks consumed after 11pm!
Quality vs price
It needs to be renovated, not at all pleasant or cosy
situation near beach food
location quite noisy, could be more clear
We toured around the coast and eat out We would not recomond the breakfeast , we went across to the local bakery for ours.
beach, city, space around hotel and pool, food ... disproportion number of people and services/facilities, time cleaning rooms and incomplete change equipments in bathroom
we got moved here from another hotel that had decided to close for the winter, good food and nice staff. don,t think I would come in hight of season. a very small pool area for amount of rooms, could be busy..we will use again though as we have a house in france and like to visit spain for a few nights off season would have liked wifi in roms as well as public areas
There was one lovely man at the check in desk... Spent two days in summer without aircon. Reported to the staff four times without any result. The stench of breakfast made it inedible. The dining room was like a herd of cattle at feeding time. The pool was so crowded with screaming children we did our best to avoid it all times. Beach was overrun with package tourists. Have travelled through Europe for ten years and have never experienced anything like it. We were promised a reduced rate due to the aircon problem....but on check out noone seemed to be able to provide this....
Views from room were fantastic and location very good. Female bar staff were rude, very expensive for drinks.
the room,light & airey',and very clean airconditioning,plenty sun loungers, no etertainment,. bar to small.
Rooms fairly clean and comfortable. Food hot and varied. lots of French, Spanish Dutch & German guests so problems with noise. Packed lunches very poor. Floors in busy areas washed at busy morning period (dangerous). Car park charge extortionate and unneccesary.
Location right on the beach and close to main street of resort area Chaotic at meal times; not enough staff to clear tables. Also, terraced area outside restaurant should have been washed daily due to spillages.
It was quiet enough as I stayed here due to business. Communication was a problem as I don't speak spanish and staff engish was very limited. Food repetative, but if you were prepared to wait and queue for the duty chef to cook fresh it was good but still repetative.
The location was very good and the hotel was a good price for what it is.
the gentleman on the reception was most welcoming and very friendly as was all the staff the cleanliness of the gotel was remarkable would definately recommend it and would stay there myself again would have appreciated a tea/coffee maker in the room for an early cuppa
Eveything was perfect. Breakfast was very good and rich, the room was always clean and the staff was very kind and helpul. We enjoyed our stay.
Owners very helpful and friendly! Clean and confy room. Lovely, delicious breakfast!
Everything was good! Very clean place, very good breakfast and valuable staff. Near to Palamós city center and to the Marina Port for diving in the H2O Diving Center.
good location and service.a very clean and well run hotel.good breakfast.cheap parking nearby.near town centre and beach.free wi-fi.
cleanness of the rooms and the nice breakfast ans friendly service there is no fridge in the rooms
I had high expectations of the Hostal Residencia Catalina from the reviews but even these were exceeded by the reality of my stay. It is obvious that the owners of the hotel take great delight in the hospitatlity that they provide.
Very friendly staff, excellent food, excellent location
The staff and service was exceptional. They also served up an excellent continental breakfast. Great location, close to the main hub but still very quiet.
I loved my stay at Hostal Residencia Catalina. The room was really nice and the staff were very friendly. Highly recommended!
The location was fabulous. Very important to get a sea view room over the cove at Tamariu. Mattresses were very hard and there were only twin beds.
Setting and surroundings
Hostalilo Hotel was a fantastic postion over looking the bay and 15 steps to the beach. No air conditioning! Booked triple room which was a double with extra camp bed.
Wonderful veiw from my room Breakfast was very poor
the view above the beach
Location overlooking the beach. Room was hot and stuffy at night.
I really only used the room to sleep which was lucky as it was not at all cosy. Close to the beach though which was nice. very old old furniture, strange layout - it felt a bit like we had been stranded at fawlty towers...
Comfortable rooms without any luxury but big enough and clean. Great location and views. Helpful and friendly staff at the reception.
nothing! staff were like gestapo especially at breakfast and food was appalling
Very relaxed surroundings and a pleasant village to visit. Good save parking. Helpfull staff. Nothing to complain about.
tranquility and lovely staff and very clean
It was just as we expected. Very calm and peaceful. A good location for seeing much of the Costa Brava, and lovely to come back to at the end of the day. We slept really well becaise it was so quiet, and the breakfasts were lovely!!
My family and I have traveled extensively throughout the world and without a doubt our experience at Ses Arrels was one of the best. The staff was incredible, the location was amazing, and the food was outstanding. The hotel was extremely sophisticated yet very, very, family friendly. Ses Arrels is a truely gem.
The place, the comfort, the silence, the enviroment. Close to the main road, and enough far to get the silence and good air.
Lovely room with large additional lounge area. Very quiet location. The ham at breakfast was the best we had during our holiday! Restaurant was closed - we were the only couple staying- but the owner was more than helpful in telling us the best places to eat.
Very peaceful, high quality feel, great location - we will go back
The owners were very friendly. There in no busy road nearby, so it is quiet and it is very relaxing to lay by the pool or have a short dip in it. Also the fact that there are a lot of olive trees and vineyards around made you feel being secluded from the busy world.
Very friendly staff, beautiful location, clean and comfortable, relaxing, would highly recommend
Very peaceful rural location, large modern rooms, great pool. The breakfasts were lovely and the evening meals were excellent - 24 euros for a 3-course meal and really fresh - a lovely place to stay for a realxing break. We tried to extend our break but unfortunately the rooms were all booked (only 14 altogether)
tranquility, but everithing its excellente. I stongly recommend Friendly but poor service
Very good pool area, with sensible regulations and lifeguards offering security and hindering sunbed reservations. Very good standard and cleaning on the room. Very nice design both rooms and area. Very high maintenance The that is served in the outdoor restaurant was of a low quality and very poorly prepared. A restaurant that ou only will eat at once.
The landscape was fantastic, very clean paths and a lot of pine trees. Swimming pool and hydro-massage are very nice. Send beach is not faraway from the hotel. Location of the hotel is fine. Kitchen facilities should be replaced with the new one. Four star hotel should be able to provide fresh towels each day, rather then every third day. Managers should consider some change for the garage entrance, presently it is not easy to get card reader from the car.
Both the evening meal & breakfast were excellent. The staff extremely helpfull and friendly.
relaxing garden, free car parking meals at a resionable price
Comfortable hotel a short walk from wonderful beaches and seaside restaurants. Free parking (limited spaces) and a generous breakfast are included.
Wonderful extensive gardens, huge swimming pool, excellent breakfast, very clean, staff very friendly and helpful. The noise from the air conditioning unit which was located outside our room. As it was hot at night, we had to keep the window and door open, and it was noisy. If we had had a room overlooking the gardens, we would not have had this problem.
Lovely grounds with well maintained garden and pool, the staff were extremely helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay The room was a bit chilly at night - although we were staying in October so expected the nights to be cool
Alga is a very quiet relaxing hotel, the food was great,especially the wonderful breakfast. Staff very pleasant and helpful.Beutiful gardens I liked the fact we could have breakfast outside and lots of tables dotted about outside where you could sit and read. maybe some entertainment at night but then we were there in October possibly there is high season We had read about jazz in calella and after a few days we discovered it was on in palafrugel we thought this could have been advertised
Free upgrade to superior room (because it was a quiet time). Very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent breakfast with wide choice. Good value fixed-price dinner.
The staff were very attentive and extremely helpful and friendly, especially when we had problems with our hire car, they did all the liaison with the local garage
The Gardens are beautifull and very relaxing. A must is a balcony with garden/ seaview. The buffet breakfast was a great set up for the day, the hotel itself was very tastefully decorated. There was no information in the room re breakfast times, fire safety, how to book the hotel restaurant, towel availabilty for the poolside. a small fridge and iron/ironing board would have been nice in the room.
Friendly helpful staff. good food. proximity to beaches. excellent facilities mattresses too hard as were pillows. not enough power points in room
the hotel wasn't ready to welcomed guests and it lacks manteinance
Not a 4 star hotel.rooms are 2 star, rest of hotel is 3 star
Everything. the staff was very polite and helpfull, the room and the food was good.
de sfeer erg gezellig de luxe van het all inclusive goede variatie in eten soms wat lauw maar smaak prima iedere avond entertainment geen klachten de familie kamer beetje klein maar om te slapen prima erg schoon
The ease of having teenage boys be able to run around safely. The bar right when we walked into the lobby. The buffet eating (even though it wasn't very good). The food was not very good. My pillows smelled bad. Room key issues the whole stay. Every day we had to get all new keys because they stopped working. Some front desk personal very unhelpful. Hot water issues in showers some of the stay.
24 h service, friendly front desk staff
Very little, thanks to a change of Management and in particular a steep decline in food and drink standards. The Hotel has gone "all inclusive"....a major mistake. Restaurant facilities severely declined and no waiter service or decent wines available. Food vey poor.
Reception staff were excellent and the location is good. The bar service was pathetic.
Just value for money... Very basic. Even if it fits the 4 star hotel requirements unfortunately you do not fell like staying in a 4 start hotel.
The room I was moved to was far better than that originally allocated When I complained about the room I was first put in [windows covered with bird muck, and unopenable], staff said that I was allocated that room because I had booked on the internet and