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Hotel Garbi
Reviewed 22 June 2011

Hotel had lovely gardens and a very nice pool with sunbeds. We were given a room on the top floor with a really beautiful view of the town and sea. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony early evening looking at the boats on the sea. The room was very clean and spacious. Comfortable beds and pillows and a beautiful bathroom. I could not fault the room and was so pleased to have one with a view. Breakfast was good and I especially liked the fact you could order either fried or boiled eggs. The scrambled egg was good too. The best thing for me each morning was that the orange juice was freshly squeezed and the croissants and pastries were fresh. This hotel is situated up quite a few steps and then some more steps! Not for anyone who has trouble with steps then! The staff were most helpful and pleasant. A very nice hotel and good value. The only small problem was that as our flight was later in the evening there was no spare room for us to shower but were told we could use the shower in the pool toilet area. This shower was in need of repair. I would stay again at this hotel -the town was so lovely.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2010

My wife & I have just returned after staying at the hotel Garbi for 9 nights from 15th September.
Overall a splendid hotel , well located in a wooded hillside over looking the bay.
Quality of the service and our top floor room with balcony were very good.
Staff, we found to be always helpful & friendly.
There were only around 15 to 25 guests staying during this period with one family with young children occupying a separate apartment in the grounds.
The breakfasts we found to lack much variety and after a few days became a little tedious.
James B.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2010

We stayed in this hotel for three nights in early September, we really want to have a good relax and had reserved a Superior Room. On arriving parking was difficult and on a very steep hill. The reception area looked nice from the outside but had a very musty smell...sadly this wasn't just in the reception but all over the hotel. I later discovered they never seem to open the window. The bedroom was a good size as was the bathroom but the beds were hard as rocks, there were no relaxing chairs,the balcony door wouldn't stay closed/locked and the glass panel on the balcony was filthy dirty. When I complained, the receptionist laughed and told me that I had to be joking!!! However they offered me another room but beds were just as hard. Dinner that evening was only okay, breakfast the next morning was a joke, nothing worked, coffee dreadful. It seemed that they put out for breakfast what hadn't been eaten the night before.
The pool was nice, and the terrace around pool was okay, there was a tiny kiosk posing as the pool bar. There once had obvioulsy been a very nice barbeque area which was now broken and gone rusty and the wass around it was falling down...definitely hazardous for small children. There is a strong smell of sileage each morning from the local farm but that of course would only be at this time of the year. The gardens were fairly fairly kept but the all the evidence showed that this is a place that is running out of time if somebody doesn't invest some money in it very very soon....such a shame because the views from the hotel on top of a very steep hill overlooking the bay and the town are wonderful.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2010

We were very impressed with this hotel. We found our room and all the public areas extremely comfortable, clean and well maintained. The staff were all very friendly and efficient. The breakfasts were very generous, with a wide range of hot and cold foods available. The pool area and pine gardens were beautiful and very relaxing. We cannot recommend the Garbi highly enough!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2010

This hotel has to be one of the best we have stayed in for value- the breakfast alone equalled any we have had in hotels with a much higher rating.
The pool is set in well-kept gardens and the views from the upper-floor rooms are great.
The resort of Calella de Palafrugell is small but charming, and the coastal path along to the next bay at Llafranc is worth taking as a pre-lunch stroll.
I would not recommend either the hotel or the resort for those who cannot walk far or manage steep hills or steps, as I think your enjoyment of the place would be spoilt, but other than that the place is perfect for those who are looking for a reasonably quiet break in beautiful surroundings. We met another couple who had stayed in July and August previously, and they warned that it can be quite crowded in those months, but that June & September were calmer.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 October 2009

Pleasant hotel situated within a stunning coastal town about 10 minute walk down to the centre / beaches. The views from the upper floors are stunning but probably not very good from the lower floors due to the number of trees. There is a delightful swimming pool in the gardens. The room was a little dated but clean and the staff were helpful. A reasonable hotel and good value for money.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 August 2009

We stayed here for ten days at the beginning of June and were surprised to find that there was only one other couple there at the start of our stay. Consequently we seemed to have the best of the standard sea view rooms which had a fantastic view of the coastline, village and inland scenery. The other advantage of being there at what was obviously the start of their season was that we often had the swimming pool to ourselves. The disadvantages were that they had not started their evening buffets, very few people ate there in the evenings, there was never anyone in the bar.
Breakfast was very good, but they were not serving it outside, so we took ours out on the terrace ourselves a couple of times. Presumably later in the season they would be more geared up for outside breakfasts.
The hotel grounds and pool were very pleasant as were the staff.
The only real minus was the steep climb from beach to hotel which involved numerous steps, but we did feel a lot fitter by the end of our stay! Not ideal for families with children though.
We loved Calella de Palafrugell - the beaches were lovely and there was a good selection of restaurants to choose from. Our favourite was El Sali - beautiful surroundings and excellent food.
It was an ideal base for exploring the area. We walked over to Llafranc but preferred Calella - it seemed to have a bit more character and life. The nearby botanical gardens at Cap Roig were well worth a visit, as was Begur, Pals, the Dali museum at Figueres, Dali's house at Portlligat, near Cadaqués and Púbol Castle which he bought for Gala, his wife.
We would certainly recommend both the Hotel Garbi and Calella de Palafrugrell.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: Avenida de Baldomer Gili i Roig 20, 17210 Calella de Palafrugell, Palafrugell, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Palafrugell > Calella de Palafrugell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Calella de Palafrugell
Price Range: £413 - £466 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Garbi 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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Hotel Garbi Calella De Palafrugell, Spain - Costa Brava

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