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We loved the Hotel Aatu! It's in a lovely setting with beautiful gardens, 2 swimming pools. Very clean, spare rooms with the biggest white, fluffy towels. Very good breakfast: fresh fruits, great cafe con leche, delicious fresh baked bread. It's in a wonderful location, just steps from the beautiful tiny stone village Peratallada, which is fun to explore & has a number of terrific restauants. The hotel is 15-20 minutees from the sea & the beautiful Costa Brava coastline. But what really sets Hotel Aatu apart is the warmth and care given by Rune & Bernat who run it. They are extremely friendly, helpful & welcoming & make you feel like family-----checking out was like saying goodbye to friends. Nothing at all to complain about.
The two hosts were incredibly attentive, professional, friendly and knowledgable. The hotel is quite small, with a perfect and well designed amalgamation of rustic charm and sophisticated modern style. It is set in beautiful countryside but within easy walking distance of the medieval village of Peratallada and only a few minutes drive from the Beaches of the Costa Brava. The ambience is totally relaxed and relaxing and dining is an interesting and very satisfying experience. I have absolutely nothing to say in criticism of the Hotel Aatu.
Location overlooking the beach. Room was hot and stuffy at night.
Very relaxed surroundings and a pleasant village to visit. Good save parking. Helpfull staff. Nothing to complain about.
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.
the view above the beach
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.
Wonderful veiw from my room Breakfast was very poor
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 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...
Setting and surroundings
Well designed hoteL (don't mind the appearance of the hotel) . Do ask for a room with view on the golf course though. Nothing to do with the hotel as such but our car got seriously damaged on the parkingplace in front of the hotel. Alas the perpatrator was unknown (no note left) and there are no camera's on this specific part . So better park your car in eg garage.
Spacious room with a lovely balcony/view. Nice big bed (not two twins pushed together). Very ugly and run-down appearance from the outside. Location was horrible (very far from the beach, and nearest town). Not at all luxurious (no furniture or amenities in the room). Fitness center was a joke. I would classify this hotel as a low 3-star, definitely not a 4. Elevators to the fitness center didn't work for two days.
Welcome of all the hotel's staff and manager very smily and helpfull Beautifull bedroom with high confort standard Very nice with children very good diner and fine wines, but some dishes not enough hot when served
Room was very quiet and comfortable and the hotel was very stylish additional cahrge to access spa
The quietness and the scenery the following morning.
Good quality room and peaceful surroundings. We arrived a day early and the staff were happy to add on another nights stay at the same rate as the prebooked nights.
We really enjoyed the quiet environment,the restaurant, the excellent service provided by the staff and the easy internet access The hotel was fine but we thought that the cost to play golf was excessive especially given that we could not bring our clubs from Australia and therefore needed to hire everything.
The staff were outstanding. Very helpful and pleasant. The rooms were luxurious, and the quiet was above average. The road/driveway leading to the hotel. It could also use a ramp to bring luggage up from the car.
Within easy reach of several popular beach resorts and yet being in a quiet location. Good sized room with terrace overlooking part of the course. Dinner expensive and disappointing. Free underground parking.
Everything, don't tell anyone else, excelent breakfast Restaurante menu too fussy, pretenstious, didn't try it
Friendly, efficient staff. Lovely gardens and tasteful decor. Good size room and bed. Good food. Bath sealant needed replacing.
Very good accomodation in a special environment. Top class location. Noisy airco.
Exceptionally beautiful building. Very friendly receptionist. Located right in the center of town, with free car park. Nice warm pool. A nice time travelling experience! No satellite tv. Food in the restaurant was a bit over complicated and as a result not very nice taste wise.
The setting of the hotel and the historic aspect of the building itself were outstanding. We enjoyed sitting by the pool and our room was clean and quiet. We were very disapointed not to be allowed parking in the hotel or surrounding areas due to wedding guests. We had difficulty checking in due to the wedding in the hotel vestibule and on finding our room there were no soap and shower gel.The wedding party spoiled our pool and dining experience. The 'chill out' bar was closed and wedding guests children were allowed free run of the grounds. We dined in the restaurant which was very noisey from the wedding celebrations beneath. We ordered white wine and were given red and I was given steak with chips instead of potatoes. We found the whole experience far from the calm relaxing time we were expecting. I feel the wedding should have been more contaied by the hotel.
Beautiful hotel magnificently restored with really interesting pieces of furniture and antiques. We were travelling from south of Spain into France and the hotel was a bit out of the way from our direction but it was a very pleasant diversion.
The position, grounds, ambience and ease of parking The staff were not very attentive and there was a lot of noise from the street until 04.00
relaxing garden, free car parking meals at a resionable price
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
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.
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.
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
Both the evening meal & breakfast were excellent. The staff extremely helpfull and friendly.
Friendly helpful staff. good food. proximity to beaches. excellent facilities mattresses too hard as were pillows. not enough power points in room
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.
Comfortable hotel a short walk from wonderful beaches and seaside restaurants. Free parking (limited spaces) and a generous breakfast are included.
Well furnished and comfortable bedroom with balcony overlooking the garden as requested. Lovely large bathroom. Nice little extra touches such as complimentary decanter of sherry. Excellent gourmet restaurant and very good buffet breakfast. Lovely sea water pool and garden to relax in. Although the food at the hotel was excellent there were few other places to eat within walking distance. The hotel is close to the sea with a good long sandy beach for familiies and sand dunes (preferred by nudists). We thought that there were prettier and smarter resorts such as Sa Reira, (a short drive away).
It was perfect. The owner-familiy does everything for the guest to feel at home.The restaurant ist outstanding.You can't eat bad!!!!! The swimmingpool is a dream.
Absolute relaxation. Beautiful room (superior double), gorgeous gardens and pool (which never seemed too busy) and absolutely 1st class food. The breakfast was fantastic value at 12.50 euros per person and while the restaurant was by no means cheap, the quality presentation and service was as good as most top London restaurants. The only major disappointment was the the poorly advertised spa and fitness centre. This was in fact no more than a sauna, jacuzzi and two fitness machines. There was no on-site spa treatments (apparently a massage could be ordered from an external company), however for a one hour private usage of the jacuzzi and sauna cost 20 euros and to use the 2 exercise machines cost £10 euros. For what was apart from this a first class and quality hotel where we spent £1000 between two of us for a three night trip the advertising of these facilities is extremely poor and the costs seem completely unneccessary.
The large size of the room. The noise of the air conditioner and the fact that people were allowed to walk to the swimming pool through the dining area in the evening.
Quiet comfort, most helpful management and staff. A truly pleasant experience which has to be repeated.
Very large and comfortable bedroom with huge terrace. Excellent restaurant service. All food was expensive, no "plain" poolside menu. Daytime receptionist was inefficient and brusque at times.
The outside grounds were beautiful and it was a very relaxing setting. The breakfast was amazing. The bed was too firm.
Personnel were very accommodating. Room was spacious and comfortable. Pretty setting by the pool. Great restaurant and service. Made you feel like you were someplace special. There were only a few people staying there since their season was over. I wish they had upgraded us to a room with a view of the pool, instead of the parking lot.
Nice grounds with very large swimming pool. Terrace Bar. Large well equipped room. Variable levels of attentiveness of staff.
Close to the beach. Swiming pool area nice to relax. Service treatment looks like is good if you have money. Restaurant prices are so high. They don't have wifi. You have to pay to access internet. Room decoration is old-fashioned.
The room was very nice and very spacious so was the breakfast. Accidentally we got a smoking room that was replaced as soon as we asked. The dinner was nice and the whole atmosphere in the hotel made us feel welcome. The hotel is very isolated so eating out is not a real option
confortable, large room with kitchen facilities, free use of indoor wellness installations and tennis court and parking, friendly service Part of the equipment of the fitness room was old and difficult to use, the sauna for men did not work. the season was not started in april: the closest food shop was 8 km away.
Rooms have a tiny kitchenette with fridge, sink, microwave and two hot plates- there is a large supermarket at Delfin Verde camp site down the road. 10m outdoor pool and 8m indoor pool plus v basic gym (weights and 2 exercise bikes/ 2 treadmills). Good breakfast buffet. And few minutes from a massive lovely beach!! Fantastic Gym was v hot, saw one woman working out in her swimming costume! Resto slightly overpriced I thought.
An excellent base to explore the Costa Brava. The hotel is modern, well designed, and well run. The Catamaran restaurant serves excellent food, beautifully presented, at very fair prices. The staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. The surroundings of the hotel are a little depressing - empty apartment blocks and chalets, broken pavements, and a rather run-down air. Although this is obviously outside the control of the hotel, it does affect your impression of the place. It is a pity that such an excellent hotel should be let down in this way.
Location, proximity to indoor and outdoor pools quietness. We had self-catering accommodation within the hotel complex which was generally good but the equipment for cooking was completely inadequate
very comfortable room that included a kitchennet; seaside vicinity; avalability of a free parking lot in room internet connection was slow; room soundproof was insufficient; sauna was out of order
Very good place, 100% 4 stars. Excellent stuff (Leila and other receptionists does her best to help you), very good breakfast (2 types of sparkling wine, salmon), clean rooms - they washed our dirty dishes while we were away! Very good restaurant. Swimming pool is nice to relax. No regrets - this place was good. the sea could be a bit cleaner - but this is what you have if you have a sandy beach.
The accomodation was clean and correct although quite basic and impersonal. The cost was very reasonable and as a whole it is good value for money. There is no personality at all in the decoration of the building and inside the flats. The quality of all fabrics in the flat, from towels to bed linen, was extremely low with a very poor touch feeling.
Basic facilities for cooking eg no kettle but everywhere very clean. Charges for internet access???
The professionalism of the staff, the size of the rooms and their facilities, and the open aspect of the gardens and pool area at the rear of the hotel. There was nothing which I did not like.
Right in centre of Peratallada (medieval village) so a great location, 20 minute drive to coast, friendly staff, interesting building, free parking
This Hotel was fantastic - when we arrived we were upgraded to the room with the roof terrace at no extra cost which was brilliant!! The roof terrace overlooked the castle at Peratallada and the surrounding countryside which was incredible - with outdoor seating to sit and enjoy a glass of wine. If you stay at this hotel definitely book the room with the roof terrace it really is worth the extra money! The room itself was also great. Breakfast is included in the tariff which again was great (lovely fresh continental breakfast with chorizo, bread, cheese, ham, muffins, coffee etc). The lady who looked after us also sorted out a taxi to get us from Peratallada to near-by La Bisbal where we picked up the Sarfa Bus Line to Girona. There is nothing that we didn't like - but a bit of background/historical information in the room about Peratallada and also the local restuarants would be really interesting and useful. A mini-bar price list would also be handy. Also travel information would also be useful. If you do not have a car I would recommend travelling to La Bisbal by public transport and getting a taxi from there to Peratallada which is approx 15 Euros. If you do come to this Hotel there aren't really any local shops so I would advise that you bring your own wine & snacks for the room/roof terrace!!(there is a small mini-bar in the room but there where no prices?). Peratallada is an amazing place and this hotel adds to it's magic even more!! Make sure you go!!
A very small hotel in a charming old house. Our room with the roof terrace was fantastic, with a splendid view of the village roofs and the surrounding countryside. This is definitely the very best room in the hotel! Good and very friendly service provided by the woman who runs the hotel, so we felt very welcome. We appreciated that the breakfast was more substantial than a standard "continental breakfast" (i.e. including fresh fruit, youghurt,warm bread, cheese etc). The village, Peratallada, turned out to be just as unique as the guidebooks say. No. But be prepared for carrying your luggage up the narrow stairs.
The staff were very welcoming, it was a quirky place to stay in attractive surroundings the lighting in the rooms was too dark for me, would be nice to have brighter lamps
Arched, stone rooms gave this centuries old part of the walled city a wonderfully unique feeling. All paintings in the rooms were original oil; albeit not by masters. The town is a delight to explore with narrow stone walkways and no cars. Fantastic! It was a bit dark due to the smaller windows made hundreds of years ago.
The building itself has a lot of character. We could not access the hotel upon arrival as it was locked and nobody came when we rang the bell. Only one bath towel for 2 guests (this is basic stuff as no doubt the most common type of booking is for a couple and ours was a double room). Breakfast was poor considering the price of our stay.
Set in a picture postcard historical village in old medieval buildings tastefully renovated with restaurants and shops on the doorstep. The receptionist was friendly and helpful too. The only difficulty was finding the actual location once in the village. Better instructions would help.
The spacious accommodation was fantastic for a family of 4. The friendly staff and breakfast great. No air conditioning in room meant it was impossible to stay inside to rest in middle of day for the children.
This hotel was beautiful as was the whole town of Pertallada. It a medieval setting in the beautiful countryside. The hotel had character and was in a very old building, but with all the comforts of a modern hotel. the rooms were quaint, even if on the slightly small side(which is not unusual in Spain). The lady who was working there during our stay was very friendly and helpful and she spoke very good english. It was one of my favourite hotels on our 3 week trip