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“Stunning views and lovely staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Vistabella

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Vistabella
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Roses
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, UK
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Stunning views and lovely staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

We spent 6 days at this charming hotel in the warm Mediterranean sunshine. We had chosen one of the new rooms, a Penthouse suite, which was one of the best we had ever stayed in - a stunning view from the huge balcony and a vast room with all the facilities you would expect including a great walk-in shower.
The staff in the hotel could not have been more natural and welcoming. This felt like warm and genuine personal service, totally unlike the more forced politeness and obsequiousness in many larger 5 star premises. Breakfast on the beautiful terrace was a great way to start the day. The semi-private beach is a little stony but a relaxing place to spend a few hours; the next beach along at Canyelles is only a 5 minute walk and has a sandy and larger swimming area.
All in all, if you chose one of the newer rooms, you will be in for a great time if you stay here.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank MatthewHeath
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VistabellaHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Vistabella, responded to this review, 6 August 2013
Dear "MatthewHeath",

We thank you for your kind word about our property. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed our new modern Penthouse Suites.

We would be very happy to welcome you again at Vistabella in the future.

Kind regards,

The Vistabella Team
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Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

Very comfortable and clean hotel with amazing views and great sized balconies. Super friendly, caring Staff will really make you feel at home. Restaurants within this hotel were simply delicious. Nice and almost private beach, indoor pool and solarium terrace with whirlpool. It is a romantic hotel but works perfectly for families.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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VistabellaHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Vistabella, responded to this review, 6 August 2013
Dear "gabtucker",

We thank you for your kind word about our property.
We would be very happy to welcome you again at Vistabella in the future.

Kind regards,

The Vistabella Team
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Suffolk, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights in July with our 2 children. It is a beautiful spot with great views. The staff are extremely helpful and couldn't do enough for us. There are some good restaurants in the hotel including one with a Michelin star! It's definitely a great place to relax. The room was very big, not the most up-to-date decor but extremely clean and comfortable for a family of 4. There is no outdoor pool (only indoor) but there are 2 hot-tubs outside. It's definitely worth a trip to Cap de Creus for the spectacular views and scenery.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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VistabellaHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Vistabella, responded to this review, 6 August 2013
Dear "Fiona C",

We thank you for your kind word about our property.
We would be very happy to welcome you again at Vistabella in the future.

Kind regards,

The Vistabella Team
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Castricum, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

We stayed in the just renovated penthouse suite for 6 nights and we enjoyed every minute of it. The suite has 2 separate floors, a stunning see view terrace, lovely spacious shower, a superb king size bed and a perfect air conditioning. Direct at arrival you get that "holiday feeling". In the morning you can join the voluminous breakfast buffet. The staff is friendly, fast and they are smiling all the time, they really love there job. In the afternoon you can go for a fast bite at the tapas restaurant with really fresh fish or you can go to "El Pirata" an unique beach club. Young staff with a good sense of humor and great service. You can start your evening in the blue Bar with a nice cocktail and don't forget to eat something in Balco de Mar, great sea food! You have to visit Els Brancs If you like Michelin star dining. The 25 course tasting menu is really a surprise and we will never forget the last one……the Fishbowl! I will not explain what it is otherwise I would ruin the surprise -:)

The only thing we missed was an outdoor pool and a better sun bed service for the beach

Overall a great hotel with a wonderful staff

Room Tip: If you want to relax, just book the penthouse suite, room 302
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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VistabellaHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Vistabella, responded to this review, 6 August 2013
Dear "Frank012",

We thank you for your kind word about our property. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our hotel and restaurants.

We would be very happy to welcome you again at Vistabella in the future.

Kind regards,

The Vistabella Team
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houston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

Rattling ceiling fans, no air conditioning in kitchenette/dining, and ac in bedroom only when balcony doors closed, in this circa 1960 design. BUT wonderful sea view and great serrvice by bell staff, reception and restaurant waiter. Car valet almost instantly, and calls for ice heeded promptly.
Small adjacet sandy/ small pebble beach is agreeable. Indor pool well maintained and small hot tub overlooks sea and roses city views. Very comfortable loung beds, almost temurpedic, accentuate balconies and generally are protected from sun by shade sails.
Would suggest hotel puts 2 umbrellas in each guest room, as there are not enough for all and eating in town generally involves parking 2-4 blocks from your destination.
All in all, we were pleased, but perhps rating should be more like a 4.5 star resort.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank eyelaserguy
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VistabellaHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Vistabella, responded to this review, 26 July 2013
Dear "eyelaserguy",

We thank you for your kind word about our property.
We would like to inform you that we do have an individual AC in every room and in the Junior Suites and Suites 2 to 3 individual ACs.
All the ACs in the rooms automatically turn-off when you open the windows. This is a rule set-up by the hotel to be a little eco-friendly and to avoid them from running continuously without a purpose.

The hotel was built in 1963 but was completely renovated in the year 2000-2001. We are now renovating the hotel slowly, step-by-step, during the winter months. Therefore we have some rooms that are of Mediterranean style and our new rooms of a more Modern style.

We would be very happy to welcome you again at Vistabella in the future, maybe in one of our new rooms, which you will surely prefer.

Kind regards,

The Vistabella Team
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Vistabella. Since we were traveling with our 15 month old daughter, we elected to stay in a oceanfront suite, so as to have a separate sitting area for us when the baby was sleeping. Overall, the suite was spacious, with a small kitchenette in the living room portion, and a large bathroom. The rooms are a bit dated, and from our experience, star ratings in Spain sometimes correspond to the size of rooms in a hotel rather than quality per se. That being said, there was a wonderful view of the ocean from our balcony, and we spent several nights sipping wine and watching the moonlight shining down on the ocean. There are at least 3 restaurants, although some close on random days. We only ate at the Tapas restaurant which was generally ok, but nothing special. There is a small beach, but while the water is calm, it is rocky in the ocean, and a bit difficult to navigate in bare feet. Having a car is a must in my opinion, partly because it is an almost 2 hour drive to Costa Brava from Spain, and also because the hotel is a decent distance from the downtown portion of Roses where the restaurants can be found. We also found time to take a day trip to a beach town in south France (1 hour trip). Fortunately, valet parking at the hotel is included for free, as is WiFi (although it is quite slow). If you are looking for a better beach experience, I would suggest trying the Roses beach near downtown which has calm waters as well, but less rocks. The included breakfast buffet had a large variety and good food.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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3 Thank Travel_Snack
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VistabellaHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Vistabella, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Dear "John P",

We thank you for reviewing our property and are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay.

We would like to inform you that we have a total of 8 different room categories to choose, which sometimes makes it difficult to choose the right option for your stay. The rooms are mainly divided into the traditional Mediterranean style rooms and the Modern style rooms.

Room prices vary a lot depending on the season, July and August being the peak season.

We would be very happy to welcome you again at Vistabella in the future; maybe you can try our Modern (renovated) rooms, which we believe will make your stay more enjoyable.

Kind regards,

The Vistabella Team
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London, United Kingdom
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47 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

It's clearly the best located hotel in Roses, with a stunning view from the terrace, and direct access to the see.
However the rooms are very disappointing with almost no furniture and poor lighting, especially the ones that are facing the parking and don't have see view. They are not worthy of a 5 stars hotel, and the overall hotel facilities were a little bit weak too when i stayed in May 2012.
The food at the Els Brancs restaurant is brilliant though.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Alexis M
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VistabellaHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Vistabella, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Dear "Alexis M",

We thank you for reviewing our property and enjoying partly your stay with us.
We would like to inform you that we have a total of 8 different room categories to choose. The rooms are divided into the traditional Mediterranean style and the Modern style rooms.

We would be very happy to welcome you again at Vistabella, maybe you can try our Modern (renovated) rooms, which we believe will satisfy you better.

Kind regards,

The Vistabella Team
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Property: Vistabella
Address: Avda. Diaz Pacheco 26 | Cala Canyelles-Petites, 17480 Roses, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Roses
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Roses
#1 Romantic Hotel in Roses
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Roses
#2 Luxury Hotel in Roses
#5 Family Hotel in Roses
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Vistabella 5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Vistabella is situated on top of a small cliff in the bay of Roses, between Canyelles and the Bonifaci beach. The last one receives its name from the calm waters that are protected from the “Tramuntana” (strong North wind).The placement is magical, its distance from the city center creates an unthinkable peacefulness during the summer months. It is the ideal hotel for a quick getaway or to spend your holidays. “In Roses the best sunsets of the whole country can be seen…”, wrote Josep Pla, a famous writer. These sunsets together with the spectacular views of the Gulf of Roses award a unique environment.The gastronomy is very privileged in the hotel, with a wide offer, where the client will find different restaurants to choose from. ... more   less 
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