We have just returned from 7 nights at the Golden Bahia and had an excellent experience of this hotel. I can only endorse all the positive comments and maybe reply to one or two negative ones.
We travelled as a couple and whilst this is very much a hotel primarily aimed at families we were able to seek out quieter areas. The food is superb but dining in the large restaurant is never going to be an intimate, romantic experience. We did not linger over our meals but nor did we rush either. In the evening we mostly went to a bar in town which played our kind of music overlooking the Es Codolar beach. We did not see much of the entertainment (the main act started at 10pm) so cannot really comment except to say the show bar has numerous pillars and getting a good view was not always easy. Not the end of the world - just a bit of a design fault.
I'm not sure why a previous reviewer was shocked at the price of drinks. Here are some examples; house wine 210 euro, glass of Cava 230, half a litre of draught local beer 295 and a white coffee 180 euro. Overall we felt Tossa was not a rip off place, not even when sitting in bars with the best views where you would normally expect to pay a premium. In response to comments about the mattresses we found them to be very comfortable, firm but certainly not rock hard and slept like babies. Thanks to the previous reviewer for his advice about emailing the hotel ahead of staying regarding room requirements. We did just that and asked for a quiet room not overlooking the pool and we got a room on the road side which was shaded most of the time. This suited us perfectly and although there was some road noise (which did not bother us) once the doors were closed we were unable to hear it at all.
We travelled with Thompson and found Simon to be very helpful and he was in the hotel every day so there was no problem in seeing him if necessary. The hotel was spotless and the staff were attentive, happy and efficient and seemed to take great pride in treating their guests very well.
I first visited Tossa in the early 1980's and it is just as charming and unspoilt, if not a little more sophisticated, and I cannot think why it has taken me so long to return. The Vila Vella is a national monument and I recommend getting up before sunrise one morning to wander around it in the coolness and without all the crowds. We sat on the rocks on the beach watching the sun come up and it was magical.
Needless to say I'm not waiting another 30 years to return! Now then, where's next year's brochure.......
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