I, my wife, two small shildren (3 and 1) and my parents in law stayed here for three nights early in Aug 2013 in the adjoining rooms 14 and 15 on the second floor. We were warmly welcomed from the moment of arrival being directed to our own parking spaces (essential in Collioure in the summer). We were shown to our rooms and had help offered with our luggage (note that this hotel has no lift, but the staff are more than happy to help you). Little things like the sweets for the kids in the room (and the biscuits and chocolates on departure) made all the difference and make you instantly feel like you're staying in more than a 3* hotel.
The hotel is really well positioned, 10 minutes walk from the centre of town and all the bars, restaurants and the beach.
One of our rooms was a triple (with adequate room for a travel cot as well) and the other a double. Both had a generous terrace, with a table, parasol and chairs and the advantage of being able to lock a secondary door so we could leave the passage between the two rooms unlocked after we put our kids to bed whilst we enjoyed some time on the terrace of the other room. The terrace of room 15 was lovely, nicely lit with a wooden deck. The terrace of room 14 was better for kids (fully closed in and facing the mountains), but had no light (a shame when sitting out at night), and the deck chair fabric was damaged and had seen better days, but these are minor issues.
The beds were very comfy but I personally found the double bed in room 14 a little short (perhaps because in the triple room space was at a premium) but we slept well, also due to the very welcome air conditionning.
The hotel appeared to have been recently renovated to a very nice standard with modern rooms and decor, surrounded by nice terraced gardens, whilst retaining the mediterranean charm of the town itself. Note that there is no bar, but you can order some drinks to be picked up from reception or bring your own for consumption in your room. Free WiFi was available throught the hotel.
The Breakfast was of good quality, with a great variety of pastries, fruit, bread, conserves, cheese, cold meats etc. served buffet style and you could eat as much as you want. Our breakfast was included in the room rate (no option in high season), so at 10€ per adult, it could get a little expensive if you are staying there for a long time. In low season however, you can choose to have the breakfast or not and the rooms are cheaper accordingly.
The pool deck was lovely, peaceful and had beautiful views. The pool was nice, a good temperature and clean. There is also a gym area which looked basic but of good quality. I didn't use it personally, but if you were there for longer it might be a good way of working off all the beautiful local food.
Pricewise, it was expensive, but this is a beautiful mediterranean seaside town in peak season, and the service and staff were wonderful. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it and will definitely be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Madeloc, our charming hotel welcomes you to Collioure, jewel of the Pyrenees Orientales. Near beaches and the center of Collioure, while remaining peaceful, the Madeloc offers you 26 bedrooms with balconies combining comfort and elegant decoration; and 4 appartments. For your relaxation, bask beside our heated swimming pool and jacuzzi enjoy the sun of the Languedoc Roussillon region at its best. For more relax, hammam and massages. ... more less
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