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“what a shame!”
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Bellmirall
Ranked #16 of 20 Hotels in Girona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 October 2012

I had waited a whole year to stay at this beautiful place and the hotel itself is gorgeous. The ladies who run it are lovely and it's situated in the perfect cobbled street for you to investigate Girona. Unfortunately a couple of the other guests who obviously were unaccustomed to staying in hotels decided to make as much noise as humanly possible. With stone floors, wooden doors and a room that didn't have a private bathroom, they kept my husband and i awake until the wee hours! In the interest of Anglo/Spanish relations i decided not to address the situation so i'd recommend anyone who decides to stay here, because it is beautiful, to pack earplugs!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank elisa g
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

This is one of those hotels that you want to give an excellent review--it's quaint, charming, the women who run it are wonderful, but we just couldn't get over the fact that the cathedral bells chime every 15 minutes and traffic on the street below sounds like a drag strip. We got a very bad night's sleep. Our room was small and breakfast was adequate and served on a lovely terrace. I would not go back because of the noise.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank blhuber
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

Helpful, friendly, charming, clean, inexpensive. In a great part of the city. Great experience

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

The Lonely Planet and the Sat Nav brought us to this historic hotel, one of the best we stayed in. It was well worth the narrow cobbled streets and challenging parking. Turn left past the hotel and then right into a large parking area. The hostess couldn't have been more helpful. The large rooms were very clean and well kept. The shared lounge and dining areas were beautiful with local decorations. Breakfast lacked consideration for a gluten free diet, but the rest of my group ate well.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Toscanic
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

Girona, Gerona - what a beautiful little jewel of a town! Some poeple visit for a day - but what a shame they miss this little storybook nook in Catalunya. First thing first.... the pension is lovely and super cozy and if you dream about the church bells ringing in Spain, this IS the place to stay. However, be forewarned that the church bells ring once every 15 minutes and 4 rings every hour or so as if reminding you that time is passing whether you want it to or not...

Thoughts about my stay at Bellmirall:
Pros: great for visiting sites like the church, museums, Parc de la Devesa, the San Daniel walk, or university. You are literally at their footsteps.
- to get to shopping you are just a couple of short narrow corridors away. To get back to the hotel, you guessed it, it is up hill. Easy to do if you are accustomed to doing some walking back home, if not, get ready to do some heavy breathing.
- breakfast....was simple, but always fresh,local, and on time.
- SUPER CLEAN and neat!
- New restaurant opened around the corner called El Didal - AMAZING! Full of locals and the food and drinks were very traditional. Fantastic service and great prices too.


CONsiderations:
- wi-fi only in the sitting room downstairs. after hours you need a key which needs to be asked for before caretaker goes to bed.
- Room 5 only has a sink. Shared bath down a short hall. VERY clean! I was a single woman traveler and felt VERY safe.
- If you get easily turned around this location may not be for you as this place is at the top of the labernyth.
- never knew stone walls could be so paper thin.... you could hear EVERYTHING outside, next doors etc. Not a good place for the light sleeper, even though after about 11:30ish things got VERY quiet outside - except for the bells and here and there some cars would come zooming by this tiny little cobble stone street.
- No safe in room and "closet" was a little linen IKEA like structure.
- I can sleep on anything but some would say that the bed was a little lumpy and pillows rather flat.


My room had a balcony with two little chairs - great to watch the folks walking below and have some coffee (balcony was shared with two other rooms).

Ps... No TV in room. Not sure there was even a tv downstairs.

All this said, I loved it! I LOVED every minute of my stay. It just worked for me and my travel needs. I think however that there will soon be new ownership... so keep this in mind.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled solo
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2  Thank Gisymar
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

We stayed at the Bellmirall hotel for one night in October. Having negotiated the many steps to the hotel from the station we were given a warm welcome by our hosts. The bedroom was small but very comfortable and the decor was beautiful. We were able to get Wifi from our room which was really useful. Breakfast was fabulous and the coffee was excellent.
The only downside (which didn't bother me but it might be a problem for some visitors) was the ringing of many church bells chiming the time.
I would wholeheartedly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Cathy W
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Reviewed 2 December 2011

The hotel was designed with care, it is located in the heart of the old city, and the breakfast was very good. If you are arriving by car you can get a parking permit from the hotel that allows you to park nearby (inside the walls of the old city) if you are lucky enough to find a parking space.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank sharon2468
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Address: Bellmirall 3, 17004 Girona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Girona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Girona
Price Range: £52 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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