We stayed two nights in this hotel built into the cliffside and overlooking the Mediterranean. We had a standard room with a private bathroom. As people have previously stated, the standard rooms are small, very basic, but also very clean... and the stunningly gorgeous view is superlative ! We had a small balcony with two chairs and a table, plus there are also six beautiful terraces with lounging chairs for the guests to use, all of them overlooking the bay and the utterly charming village/town of Collioure which is a 10-15 minute walk from the hotel on a path along the littoral (WOW!). The buffet breakfast (cereal, juices, yogourt, bread, pastries, ham, cheese, coffee, tea) is served ouside if you wish and weather permits, or in the airy dining room with huge windows also overlooking the Mediterranean. We found the staff very helpful and welcoming. When we arrived, we were greeted by a young lady with a huge smile saying “Oh! I’m glad you’re here, I was beginning to worry…”. Upon check-out, we were told that we could leave our car in the Parking, no problem... The night watchman, also very helpful, recommended a restaurant for supper, and we loved it so much that we went back the second night !
We slept very, very well the first night (a Thursday with few people around), however on the second one, we were woken up by the people "next door", as they were chatting and laughing on their balcony at 1:00 AM... This is not to say that they were in any way "at fault", as they weren't being overly noisy, just enjoying the cool night on their balcony (undestandably so !)... but the rooms are so very close together and have no air conditioning so we closed our shutters, and left our windows open...
All in all, the room itself would probably only merit a three star (small, basic, no air conditioning...), but the extraordinary view, the awesome location, and the pleasant staff make it a truly magical place.
- Also Known As:
- Les Caranques Collioure
- Les Caranques Hotel Collioure