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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.
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
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
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.
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
it is very relaxing and beautiful surroundings
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.
excellent selection for breakfast,conveniently situated, close to beach and to tourist area. often had to look for service in the bar.
The hotel was very impressive with all areas being very stylish and the service was very good.
General Ambience Dinner on arrival was poor, breakfasts ok (just average)
Comfort, Style, Peace ,Excellent breakfast Excellent lunches
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!)
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.
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 restaurant, size of room lift (elevator) were not smelling well
Conveniently situated, bedrooms spacious and light. Pleasant dining room facilities and excellent breakfast. all staff friendly and helpful.
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 staff were caring and helpful. The view of the sea was amazing. Strange smell in the room(not too bad).
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 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.
The wonderful situation of the hotel abit rnu down in the bedrooms section awful coffee for breakfast
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
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.
Nature, location, room price, breakfast..... drainpipe to sea, internet costs
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
The relaxed friendly atmosphere, spending the day in a bathrobe if you felt like it, great breakfast selection and beautiful views of the sea.
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.
The staff ~ friendly, helpful and professional. The hotel ~ Clean, fresh smart but cassual
the view of a construction site.
Wonderful breakfast, perfect rooms and service, always a pleasure to be there
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
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).
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.
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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.
We toured around the coast and eat out We would not recomond the breakfeast , we went across to the local bakery for ours.
The location was very good and the hotel was a good price for what it is.
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....
beach, city, space around hotel and pool, food ... disproportion number of people and services/facilities, time cleaning rooms and incomplete change equipments in bathroom
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.
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
Views from room were fantastic and location very good. Female bar staff were rude, very expensive for drinks.
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.
the room,light & airey',and very clean airconditioning,plenty sun loungers, no etertainment,. bar to small.
A short stroll to the lovely beach and the coastal paths. Room was modern and clean. Staff were excellent.
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.
Pleasant staff, good hotel,nice pool,goodbeach and walks by the sea.
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.
The staff were attentive. The evening meals were excellent. The situation of the hotel meant it necessary to drive to get to Palamos centre.
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.
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.
Comfortable rooms, very efficient and friendly staff. The rate for room and breakfast was also competitive.
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.
Friendly family run hotel. Always pleasant, great stop on a walking trip will be staying here again.
The Hotel S'Agaro is just across the street from the beach, so the location is wonderful! We could see the ocean from our room, and would have had even a better view, except for the beautiful huge trees in the garden and on the grounds that create an exclusive feel to the hotel. The breakfast buffet was the best I'd experienced in Spain. The maid was a sweetheart; so friendly and helpful. Even though she couldn't speak English she went above and beyond to help us out. We had a quaint little balcony, large enough for two chairs and a small table. The bathroom was quite large. There was only one computer available for patrons to use for internet access, and the internet was very, very slow the night I used it. The cost of using the internet was one euro for 10 minutes, which I thought quite high considering the slowness of the internet access there. I wanted to print my boarding pass for my flight home the next day, so there should have been a printer available, but there wasn't. The "standard double room" has only one double bed, and the room was quite tiny.
very pleasant environment
Beautiful setting.Fantastic bathroom with jacuzzi bath and shower.Made our two dogs welcome. .Coffee machine confusing in the restaurant for breakfast and no help from staff.
The position The receptionist didn't ask for any confirmation document until after we had gone to our rooms. Then there was a demand for the number which unfortunately I had left at home. There was a suggestion that we would have to leave despite our names being registered and this caused a lot of stress. In addition because I thought that payment had already been made I was concerned that I would be charged double with the hassle of reclaiming. eventually agreeed that I would try and get in contact with associate. Spent a lot of time trying to get info requested from my e-mail account with no success. In morning we were advised that there would be no problem then when we checked out we were advised that we had to pay the bill because my original credit card had been used only to guarantee booking. There was a language difficulty but if the staff had explained that fact earlier it would have prevented a lot of stress especially to my wife and guests. I still don't undertand the importance of us having the confirmation number as the hotel had all the information from you and they copied our passports.
The restaurant was on the pricey side and parking a little difficult.
The hotel has lush grounds with views of the sea, a big pool, and good access to the walking path around S'Agaro, which must be one of the most beautiful strolls in the world.They were also kind enough to store our bags and let us enjoy the use of the grounds after check-out time.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. The location was lovely with the large gardens, pool and sea views from the terraces. Breakfast buffet was very good. The fact that if you don't have a room with a pool view you are then looking out the back of the hotel to other buildings and a view of the hotel's solar panels, and have to suffer the noise from deliveries into the tradesmen's entrance.
The location of the hotel The room was far too small and a bit noisy
The location is great. Antique furniture which makes it all very romantic. Clean. The hotel is surrounded bu pine trees, a fontain at the entrance. The room was very modest for a 4 star, but the bathroom was new and clean. TV was vey small. The sunbeds around the pool are worn-out. Breakfast is limited to minimum necessary.
breakfast was excellent, also the bar and restaurant, and proximity to sea room was rather small
The family that runs the hotel were very friendly and helpful, and the facilities were excellent.
Hotel and room are very clean. Breakfast is excellent.
Excellent rooms, breakfast and lots of great local information from hotellier Pool on the small side.
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.
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.
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 owners and staff could not have been better, service was excellent. breakfast was also fantastic.
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
It needs to be renovated, not at all pleasant or cosy
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!
location quite noisy, could be more clear
situation near beach food
Quality vs price
Wonderful veiw from my room Breakfast was very poor
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...
the view above the beach
Location overlooking the beach. Room was hot and stuffy at night.
nothing! staff were like gestapo especially at breakfast and food was appalling
Comfortable rooms without any luxury but big enough and clean. Great location and views. Helpful and friendly staff at the reception.
Setting and surroundings
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.
Very relaxed surroundings and a pleasant village to visit. Good save parking. Helpfull staff. Nothing to complain about.
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.
I loved my stay at Hostal Residencia Catalina. The room was really nice and the staff were very friendly. Highly recommended!
Very friendly staff, excellent food, excellent location
good location and service.a very clean and well run hotel.good breakfast.cheap parking nearby.near town centre and beach.free wi-fi.
Owners very helpful and friendly! Clean and confy room. Lovely, delicious breakfast!
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.
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.
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
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 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.
cleanness of the rooms and the nice breakfast ans friendly service there is no fridge in the rooms
Reception staff very professional and efficient and an under rather than over-designed simple clean modern interior space with a main building that does not dominate the location..... plus trees around it. Bar staff could be more efficient
The location of the hotel was great, and so was the possibility to enjoy breakfast and dinner outside. The room was a bit dark and untidy.
The magnificant views from the rooms Hotel buffet dinner was particularly poor. Food was cold, quality of meat was poor and generally very bad value for money. Breakfast was good but tea and coffee poor.
Breakfast buffet is excellent with wide selection of food. Nice sea-view from the room. Silent becuse the hotel is upon the beach not just in front of the beach. Price is perhapse a little bit too high compared with other same level hotels because hotel is quite old anyway.
Location, actually on the beach, good sea view, free internet and excellent breakfast choice The pool was freezing would be nice if heated during cooler months but beach was excellent so swam there instead
Not a lot! Food was poor, cold, poor presentation, selection for breakfast same each day, poor bar service, SKY News was not available
Excellent buffet breakfast. Lovely pool and view of nice beach. Off seasonso nice and quiet. Beautiful coastal paths. Very friendly staff despite negative comments we read on internet!! Sorry it closed for the winter months as we would have looked forward to going there for another off season break.
Good hotel in a great position - all areas modern, clean and airy - sea view rooms worth paying for. We stayed at the end of the season so only few restaurants were open in S'Agaro. Lovely coastal path walks. Very disappointed with the food in the hotel. Breakfast was fair. Had one evening meal and thought choice and quality was poor - we ate at the beginning of the buffet time and the food was not hot - did not eat at the hotel again.
The night receptionist was super helpful when we needed to print out a boarding pass and were having trouble with the internet connection. The seaview from our room was beautiful, but the hotel is very basic otherwise. We came in mid-October and it's probably a much nicer stay during beach season. Free parking along the street jut outside the hotel. The afternoon receptionist was friendly did not seem to know the area well to make any recommendations about what to see and where to eat in the area. We came in mid-October and the hotel was deserted. The hallways, staircase, and lobby were unlit and made us feel very uncomfortable walking through the hotel in the spooky dark main areas. There is no gym and internet is only available in the reception lobby. The area is a beach town and felt like an abandoned ghost town when we visited.
The place is enchanting. The appointments are exquisite. The location is fantastic! Great place for couples, honeymooners, romance....The surrounding area and beaches are phenomenal! The only disappointment was that the candlelight restaurant which they are famous for was not open yet. Considering that it was the beginning of July and the weather was fabulous, I do not understand why they had not opened it yet. The hotel staff was very nice and attentive, however, they were mostly new and inexperienced.
Fabulous in all respects - we stayed 2 days and it felt like a week Nothing
The position of La Gavina is stunning with the swimming pool overlooking the bay of S'agarro. We love the old-school luxury mixed with genuine caring and friendliness from the staff. Considering they are struggling to get guests this season you would have thought they might drop their prices a bit - it's very pricey!
The hotel is lovely, situated right next to the beach on the Costa Brava in a charming small town. The staff are phenomonally helpful and friendly, and directed us to not only some very good local restaurants and bars, but also to locations along the coast that we very much enjoyed. Our room was beautiful, and oversaw a beautiful stretch of the Med. We would absolutely stay here again.
Grand hotel....room, facilities, and staff were excellent. no
The pool and spa were excellent and its situation overlooking the sea and beach were just brilliant. We stayed in a suite which had no balcony and for the astronomical price we paid I would have expected one. The shower was over the bath and once again I would have expected a separate shower in a suite.
the hotel is beautiful with a lovely surroundings, the breakfast was good and we really loved the hotel. it has a wonderfull swimming pool and spa.