Stayed here 2 nights at the end of a trip to Spain and France. It's a bit outside our normal price-range, but we felt like a treat after a couple of weeks' B&B.
Girona turned out to be very well worth an exploration, and the Peninsular's position was excellent. Not only is it right on the edge of the old part of Girona, but it's only a 10 minute walk from the airport bus stop, even trundling a suitcase.
Our room at the hotel was good; spacious, clean, quiet, recently renovated, with air-con and a decent shower. Niggles would be first, that there was only one mirror in the room, and that was in the bathroom, which is not necessarily ideal for a woman putting make-up on. Secondly the toilet paper was packed into a sheet-by-sheet dispenser, seemingly designed to rip all sheets into small pieces as it dispensed them. Thirdly the air-con was stuck on a temperature that made the room too cold for comfort. This meant waking up a couple of times in the night to switch it on and off.
The hotel provides two PCs in the lobby for Internet access, and a free wireless network in bedrooms. The latter was very poor and hugely irritating when we tried to use it; the wireless kept dropping out, and, when working, the broadband connection was sometimes very slow.
The breakfast buffet was OK, although the coffee seemed strangely tasteless, and the juice had been heavily diluted. On a positive note this was the only buffet we encountered on this trip to have generous slices of Iberico ham on offer.
On the whole I think the Peninsular was just about worth the €93 per night we paid for the room, mainly because of its position. By using the airport bus we saved two substantial taxi fares, and being very close to the old town we were able to wander back to the hotel for a siesta when the heat in town was at its peak. This hotel could have been excellent value with a bit more attention to detail.
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- Also Known As:
- Peninsular Hotel Girona