Hotels in Llafranc and Palafrugell book out well in advance, and as I’d left the booking a little late (about a month in advance), this wasn’t my first choice. This was the cheapest option available at the time, and the room fell short of expectations given the price.
The location was pretty good – right on the main street. It’s worth noting that we drove in, I have no idea if public transport would be a viable option.
The front desk staff spoke English well enough and were reasonably helpful. Wireless internet was freely available from the lobby, but we were unable to access it from the room.
The room itself was a double overlooking the street, almost directly over the front entrance. It was a bit of a non-descript view, the back of the hotel had nicer views but were pricier. The bed was nice and firm but not hard, one of the most comfortable on our trip, and the pillows were just about right, not too flat. Unlike most European hotels, the double was actually a double bed, which made a nice change.
The room was quite small, about 4x3m, plus bathroom. The room had a wide range of toiletries – shower gel, soap, shower cap, shampoo, moisturiser, tissues, shoe polisher, toothpaste/brush, razor and cream.
The room was air conditioned, but it seemed break or perhaps we couldn’t figure out the controls; either way, the room ended up being warmer than we would have liked halfway through the night.
As with our hotel in Barcelona, the room had no fridge, which meant we couldn’t keep our cava cold! However, the hotel staff let us use their staff fridge – note however that we couldn’t drink it in the restaurant, just in our room.
Breakfast was included in the price of the room and was amazing. It included pastries, cheeses, jamon, toast, bread, tomatoes, eggs, cold meats, and other standard continental breakfast fare. Where this one differed from most others was the high quality of the food and range of condiments available, and the ability to cook your own things like bacon . Highly recommended.
The other great thing about this hotel is the restaurant. I don’t normally eat at hotel restaurants but gave this one a go, and had one of the best paellas I’d ever had. The menu was more than your typical tourist fare, it had a range of interesting dishes available. The service was great too, an overall good experience and I’d go there again if I had the chance.
Overall, I would recommend this hotel for a short stay only, for a longer stay I would consider other options or book one of the more expensive rooms. I also definitely recommend the hotel food!
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