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“An architectural curiosity” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Historic
Ranked #14 of 20 Hotels in Girona
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“An architectural curiosity”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

What an extraordinary place! Quite an adventure driving to it - ignore gps and trust your instincts. Beautifully presented at the top of the old town. Top floor rooms with panoramic stretch across Girona to the hills. However, if bells aren't your thing bring ear plugs as it's right next door to the cathedral. Staff happy to help put however they can. Genuine coffee for breakfast a big plus.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

The hotel is a challenge to drive to but the owner's will assist in finding a parking location after check in. The rooms seem to be scattered thought out the old building and the apartments have fully equipped kitchens. The lift is small but adequate. All Girona's sights are with in a five minute easy walking down hill. With the windowns closed the cathedral's bells are not necessarily loud.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Belmont, MA
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

I stayed for five nights at Hotel Historic in March, 2014 – while riding the hills both north and south of Girona. Hotel Historic is a family owned business – Shobi and his mom run the small hotel, in a restored medieval building; his dad created much of the artistic brass and other metalwork.

The hotel is drop-dead gorgeous – the rooms are large, and mine had a shower with four horizontal nozzles. They have individually controlled heat and air conditioning, and the windows open out onto a quiet street in the old city. Beds are foam and comfortable, even after a long day in the saddle.

Breakfasts can’t be beat – and you need to watch the orange juice squeezer. Shobi cooks eggs and catalan toast to order, and there is great chocolate granola and fresh fruit. The hotel is English-friendly and bike-friendly (our bikes sat in the dining room).

I’ll be back.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

we lived here for one whole month, very cosy place and very quite and decent sized apartments
it is located in old town near cathedral. The owner of this apartment is very nice and very friendly, if you want to experience girona i would suggest you to stay in this place. The buliding is very old which they have maintained very well, kitchen has all the utensils you need to cook and there is a cleaner who cleans your apartment and internet is good we had no issues with internet.

It's a very safe place to be which is close to university you can see lots of young crowd around and very quit in the night. i would recommend this place best place to be.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Luton, United Kingdom
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226 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

The Hotel Historic is ideally located in the old part of Girona and close to the Jewish quarter - El Call. We arrived by taxi but as traffic is restricted in the Old Town the taxi could only drive so far, from there it was a few minutes walk to the hotel.

We received a friendly welcome on arrival where we were given a wifi activation code and also a map showing the nearby sites. The apartment was on the 2nd floor and was spacious consisting of a large sitting room, kitchen, dining area, a double room, twin room and bathroom.

The whole apartment was nicely decorated and well appointed. The kitchen area contained everything that would be expected and was ideal for our 3 day stay; there was a table and 4 chairs for dining in the apartment. The sitting room was comfortable with a large 3 seater sofa, and an oversized TV with a good range of domestic channels and a few international channels. Both bedrooms were of good size, both with small balconies. The bathroom was large with bathtub, a good shower and plenty of toiletries.

This is an excellent base when in Girona and is close to the main sites in the city, highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

I can't say enough about this hotel. The people who run it were amazing, the rooms were excellent, and the building is an ancient and beautiful former Roman ruin, what could be better? Granted it is at the very top of a large steep hill, so unless you have rolling luggage and are in good shape, call a cab. It is worth the climb though.

I should point out that this place is near a church, and loud church bells sound off on the quarter hour. I found it a great part of the local culture, and I am not a deep sleeper, but very light sleepers or people sensitive to noise might not like it.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Falkirk
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Stayed her for 4 days in October with family. We stayed in a charming 2 bedroomed apartment which suited us perfectly. The owner and his family went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our stay. The hotel is at the top of a hill but its location next to the cathedral is amazing and it is well worth the walk. We loved it so much that we are hoping to go back there next year for a week.
Would recommend this in particular for anyone with an interest in cycling.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Historic
Address: C/ Bellmirall 4A, 17004 Girona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Girona
Amenities:
Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Girona
#9 Luxury Hotel in Girona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Historic 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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