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“Relaxing, friendly haven.”
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Hotel Garbi
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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1  Thank Staffsmartin
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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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1  Thank KernowTraveller9
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Reviewed 21 October 2008

We booked our holiday at the Garbi with Golf Par Excellence and it was exactly what we were looking for. Close to all the best courses, quiet setting but close to the beach and restaurants in the (5 minute walk). Don't miss the Tragamar restaurant - best in Spain??? Breakfast could be better - but good enough.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 September 2008

My girlfriend and I stayed at this hotel for a ten-day vacation during August 2008. Generally we were very pleased with the hotel.
The rooms are very comfortable and clean, and sea-facing rooms on the upper floors have beautiful views of the gardens stretching to the village of Calella and the sea. The hotel grounds are quite large and the pool and surrounding area are excellent for relaxing and sunbathing, with a poolside bar available which also offers tapas at lunchtime.
The public areas of the hotel are pleasant and well furnished.
The clientele seem to be mainly French and Spanish with some UK and Irish guests. The age groups seemed to be mainly a mix of families with children and some older couples. Thankfully there were no stag or hen parties, or groups of noisy hell-raisers- nor any wedding receptions while we were there. However, virtually nobody frequented the hotel bar….
The hotel staff were generally very efficient, courteous and friendly, especially the reception and cleaning personnel.
The breakfast buffet was of a good standard. Available items consisted of bacon / sausage / scrambled egg / beans and a good choice of bread rolls / bread / cake, croissants / cheese / cold meats / fresh fruits / cereals etc.
We would not recommend the half-board option as the table d’hote menu provided for the evening meal is rather on the plain side and the portions were not anything to write home about. However, there is an excellent buffet on a Saturday evening with live entertainment and this was well worth the money (20 Euros per person without wine). Other guests mentioned that they had eaten from the A la Carte menu in the evening and found it satisfactory, if expensive.
There are other good places to eat quite close by, so it is not a hardship to venture out in the evening for dinner. We would recommend the restaurant Albo (turn left onto the main road and walk about 200 metres and it is on the right hand side.) It looks a bit basic from the road, but there is a nice dining area on the side with waiter service and a good menu and it's open all year round.
The Cap Roig botanical gardens are well worth a visit, which are about 15-20 minutes walk (uphill) from the hotel. Ditto a walk to Llafranc ( 15/20 mins due north through Calella ).
The owners of the hotel also run an upmarket deli in Palafrugell's main square . Palafrugell is well worth a visit : lovely art galleries and shops, congenial atmosphere and a VERY good value-for-money restaurant 'Arcobalena' which at weekdays offers an excellent 3 course 'menu del dia' for 10 Euros including a quarter of wine. (Head for the church from the main square and it's on your right hand side. )
Overall I would be very happy to return to this hotel. I felt that the price / quality ratio was good and if you want a nice relaxing holiday this is a good place to stay.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2008

What a great place and only 50 minutes from Girona airport. (Could have been shorter if we had have planned the route and not stopped to read the map! Easy as basically it's a straight road to the coast). Honestly I can say we had a great time at the hotel and in the village. A bit apprehensive with the image of the Costa Brava, all these thoughts just disappeared when we looked out over the beautiful scenery from the hotel, a mixture of coastline and mountains. Nothing of high rise hotels with bad animation programmes. The pool at the hotel was clean and refreshing and the gardens were lovely. There was a serenity to the hotel which we loved, and we started the day with breakfast out on the terrace. Reception was welcoming and the waiters seemed to enjoy their work. This area is a gem, with so much to see and do. the hotel is in a great place to go out and about or just stay locally (one day we went up to Figueres to see the Dali museum which was weird but wonderful)!! Can't wait to go back, we felt welcome here!

  • Stayed: September 2008
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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
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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: £58 - £109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Garbi 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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Garbi Hotel Calella De Palafrugell
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