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“Great Location, Friendly/Hospitable Staff, Clean Accommodation”
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Hotel El Cid
Ranked #5 of 38 Hotels in Sitges
Certificate of Excellence
Sheffield
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Great Location, Friendly/Hospitable Staff, Clean Accommodation”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

The Hotel is a couple of minutes walk away from the nearby Renfe Railway Station and the Mon-Bus stop if you travelled into Sitges by Bus. There is no need to hire a taxi into Sitges, the public transport options (train and bus are excellent from whichever Barcelona Airport you arrive form). The Hotel was situated on Calle Jose (Carrer de Sant Josep in Catalan) just off the busy Passeig de Vilanova. The entrance and reception area was immaculate and very well presented. It had a very old authentic Spanish feel to it. We were greeted by a very friendly Hotel Receptionist who checked us in and provided all the information that we needed for our stay. We paid for a safety deposit box, which is 3 euros per day hire and a 25 euros deposit was also required to hire this. We got this returned to us in full and hassle free when we checked out. We were also charged 2 euros as part of an accommodation tax that has been enforced by the Catalan Government. Copies of Passport/National ID cards are also taken at Reception.

The Receptionist noticed that it was my Birthday on arrival and arranged in front of us to receive a complimentary bottle of bubbly, which was a lovely gesture! We used the elevator to the fourth floor and found our room. The room was small, but was certainly enough for a weekend stay. It had twin beds. Furniture was old, but fit in with the charm of the place. The balcony was a very good size. 2 sets of doors lead to the balcony, which are very secure. The balcony was a sun-trap and had tables and chairs. There were ample coat-hangers. Bathroom and shower were a reasonable size. Shower gel and soap was provided. Plenty of clean towels. Within minutes of arriving in the room, the maid knocked and brought in the free bubbly in a bucket of ice with 2 champagne glasses. She also wished me happy Birthday and gave me 2 kisses on the cheek, which again was lovely.

The maid service was excellent, rooms were cleaned immaculately and fresh towels provided. Breakfast was included on the trip. Breakfast was very relaxing and set in a spacious dining room. Plenty of cold meats, cheeses, yoghurts, toast, bread, tea, coffee, range of fruit juices were al on offer in addition to hot food such as sausages, bacon, scrambled eggs and beans. This was a pleasant surprise. During my stay, I needed use of an iron and enquired at reception. The receptionist provided me with a key to a room that had ironing facilities in with a ice cool fan above. Nothing was too much trouble for the receptionists at this Hotel. They provided ice-buckets and corkscrews upon request. All spoke good English, but do try your Spanish on them if you know any as they admire that and it's always fun to do. Reception is 24 hours and every receptionist was incredibly friendly, polite, welcoming and helpful.

The location of the Hotel is also one of this Hotel's biggest selling points. Around the corner, 2 minutes away is a mini supermarket and also a tobacco shop. Plenty of bars and restaurants are a stones throw away and all of the gay clubs and bars are within a very short walking distance, less than 5 minutes. We had a room facing the street and had no noise problems whatsoever. Very pleasant stay and would highly recommend this Hotel to anybody visiting Sitges!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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GerenciaSitges, Gerente at Hotel El Cid, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Wow, thank you for your review and wonderful comments we're very appreciative.
We would love to see you back here again in the future.
Thank you again and take care!
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Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

Hotel is very central, 5 minutes walk to centre of town and 10 to the beach. Rooms are basic but well maintained, cleaned everyday, plenty of warm water for shower and shower where the pressure would blow you away. Balcony for sitting out on and enjoying the atmosphere Sitges has to offer. Good swimming pool and buffet breakfast of fruit, breads and warm food, all very tasty and served until 12 noon for those who dont rise early. Staff very friendly. It may be rated as 1 star but dont let this put you off. Do stay here.

  • Stayed September 2013
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GerenciaSitges, Gerente at Hotel El Cid, responded to this review, 7 October 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review and for taking the time to post it, it's very much appreciated!
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Sitges.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Got back from staying at the El Cid in Sitges earlier in the week and as usual had a great time, thanks to the wonderful Tony and his staff. while the hotel might not be the Platjador it's got everything you want from, the rooms cleaned daily a good breakfast, a pool that you can get the sun all day and the locality is just right for everything.
They say you get what you pay for well, the El Cid is well worth paying for.Going again next year and always happy to stay at the El Cid. *****
Colin Carberry

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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GerenciaSitges, Gerente at Hotel El Cid, responded to this review, 30 September 2013
Thank you very much for posting such lovely comments, and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay here with us! We enjoyed your company very much and would love to see you return in the future, take care!
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

My fourth stay at El Cid. The pool view rooms are worth the extra cost. As well as good aircon, fans, now a fridge! New memory foam mattresses. As ever the place is sooo clean and the staff very friendly and helpful. Now there are hot options at breakfast too! The reception has been repositioned so that the bar can stay open longer - so delicious coffee when you want it!
If you want fancy and pretentious, this is not it. If you want good value, quality and charm and character, this is the place.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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GerenciaSitges, Gerente at Hotel El Cid, responded to this review, 28 September 2013
We would love to have you come and stay with us again, thank you for your compliments and for taking the time to post a review.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Just back from my 12th stay at El Cid. Every year nice new additions have been made: TV, Air Con, new fittings, and this year very good WiFi throughout. Breakfast available until noon is great and very well done. Most appreciated is the welcome and daily help from the staff, especially the manager. Sitges is great and this hotel has the location that's right for everything. No problems, but do book ahead as the hotel is usually full. I've booked for two trips next year.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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GerenciaSitges, Gerente at Hotel El Cid, responded to this review, 28 September 2013
Thank you, for the lovely things you said.
I guess the highest compliment we can be paid as accommodation providers, is to have guests return and enjoy their stay for another time, thank you for that and for your company. Thank you very much.
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Ironbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2013

Fourth time we've stayed at the El Cid and still cannot believe its only got one star.Hotel is clean nice pool excellent breakfast with loads of choice and topped up all the time. Since the last time the hotel has added free wi fi. They even have chilled drinks in the foyer to have after the beach but the main asset this hotel have is the staff who are universally friendly a tone set by the manager. Could not recommend this hotel enough. Well done.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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GerenciaSitges, Gerente at Hotel El Cid, responded to this review, 28 September 2013
Thank you, high praise indeed! And a big thanks you for taking the time to post a review. It´s great to see at guests again, we will work as hard as we can, to see you next year keeping up with the effort and illusion for making your stay in SITGES unforgettable. Thank you again!
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

It was our first time in Sitges and we actually had a BIG problem: during the train trip from Barcelona to Sitges the wallet were stolen to the both of us, so when we arrived at the hotel we had NOTHING with us: no ID or passport, no money, no credit card. The reception staff was incredibly kind and helpful, especially Livia, who deserved our lifetime gratitude: they understood our problem and they were able to find out all the possible solutions in order to help us. In add of this, El Cid is very central located, has an excellent value for price, the rooms are nice and the hotel provides a very rich breakfast buffet. We definitely will suggest it and we're coming back for sure (Sitges is a fabulous place! But in Spain be VERY careful to your stuff!! We're frequent travelers and we've never had an issue, anywhere! In Spain there are actually at time A LOT, and very professional, rubbers!!!).

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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GerenciaSitges, Gerente at Hotel El Cid, responded to this review, 28 September 2013
Thank you very much for having found time to write a review, it's certainly much appreciated. Many thanks for your appreciation to the result of the efforts of workers in the Hotel, they worry that everything is to your liking and have a memorable stay in Sitges.
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Property: Hotel El Cid
Address: C/ San Jose 39, 08870 Sitges, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Sitges
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Sitges
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Sitges
#5 Family Hotel in Sitges
#8 Romantic Hotel in Sitges
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel El Cid 1*
Number of rooms: 77
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