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Hotel Aromar
Ranked #16 of 32 Hotels in Platja d'Aro
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We arrived in Platja D'aro on Friday, looking for a decent place to spend our last night of a 4 day break before heading home. We ideally wanted a sea view, to take advantage of the nice weather and amazing views of the beach.

References to TA, took us to try the Hotel Costa Brava, that was prominent and interestingly set at the left hand end of the beach. They had one room available, but no sea view. We checked the room, but it looked onto the car park, and wasn't too inspiring regardless of the view. On registering our negative views about the room available, the very nice and helpful receptionist advised that they also owned another hotel, the Aromar, and she checked with them that they had a room available with sea view.

We wondered back down the beach, and were very pleased to find the room they had was right on the front, with good balcony and that special sea view. The room itself was large and well furnished. Slightly let down by a tired old CRT TV (although nothing worth watching anyway!), and a basic but functional bathroom.

The facilities are good, with decent pool and bar areas, plenty for kids, and evening entertainment on the front. We didn't eat in the evening there, but the full buffet breakfast was ok just about. On the whole, a decent, well positioned hotel, and compared with other options we considered, seemed good value. Some older reviews talk about no lift/lift problems, and unhelpful staff. We had no problems with either of these. The staff were great and so were the lifts!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

We booked for the first week of septmeber, we already payed the rooms for 2 nights and on friday we received a call from the hotel that we can't go there cause a group of people booked and they rather say yes with 6 people than a 2. Thats really nice right? Awesome managers in this hotel never be again.
Btw i've been there once one time ago and it was good but something has changed... Careful people... Don't trust this hotel until you'll be in!!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

We spent only a couple of night in there but I was impressed by the place. Nice staff, clean and big room. Food was more than OK according to what we expected.
I have to admit, our room was not well noise insulated and I could hear everything from the rooms next door or the corridor. Thanks god I thought about ear plugs.
I would recommend the place (with ear plugs)

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

stayed here 1 week sept 2012, delfin apts part of hotel aromar on side. apts were very good inside (2 bedrooms) fully equipped.just been completely refurbished INSIDE,but not outside,ours was with balcony and seaview.no seaview as such balcony looked as going to collapse, and 5 flights of stairs (outside) to climb. NO LIFT. nice pool, hotel on the beach. lovely large resort very busy with french,german and dutch, but never spoke to or met any irish or english people in the week at all. no english or irish bars and restaurants at all. weather was lovely 30s every day.great shops, this would be the marbella of costa bravo but twice the size, great shopping if you was loaded.

Room Tip: book a low floor of the apts the stairs are a pain, or the hotel itself it has a lift.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

we got a very nice triple with side sea view. family with 6 years old kid.
wifi at the lobby and in the room, but some devices do not connect to wifi like my HP laptop.
the food was really tasty, not very wide range but it made our lunch even better (didn't have to taste too many)
the beach just a min walk away. great beach for adults but not perfect for little kids.
the umbrella and the sunbed 5 euro each.
no issues at all. everything was fine...
enjoyed the hotel paintings everywhere on the walls...
i do recommend it!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank RenaBo
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

Booked an appartment (me, wife & two 14 year olds), upon arrival my reservation was nowhere to be found. I could prove my payments through the use of printouts, and we were assigned to an appartment ... luckely there was one free. Booked lateral sea view from the balcony, what I got was street view, on level 1, nothing more. Entered the appartment, it was nothing like the pictures as shown on the hotel's website. Maybe the pictures were taken 20 years ago? Feel free to compare my pics enclosed to the ones shown on their website, go to Google and search for hotel Aromar, Platja d'Aro. "Delfin Appartments" There were clean sheets and towels, and that's all the positive I can say. Spider in the corner stayed there for 6 days, dust clod above my head (ceiling) in the bedroom stayed there for 6 days, microwave was dirty, oven was dirty, freezer was not clean/defrosted, walls were dirty, windows were dirty, etc. But staff cleaned the room every day!? What did they clean??? The website mentiones fresh towels & sheets every 3rd day ... we received clean towels every day, except for the 5th day ... no towels at all anymore! AC unit did a good job, nice &cool however no climate control ... whether you set the AC to 20°C or to 30°C, made no difference ... meaning that temp during the day was OK, during the night it was freezing. Our room was next to the hotel kitchen! Noisy : plates, cups, etc banging all morning during breakfast hours. Next, the food : why they got their 4th star for the food, God knows. Nothing special, every day similar to identical buffet. Sometimes the hot food was cold, and the cold food was hot. Drinks needed to be paid separately at time of check-out. Dinner : all tables were assigned, which was great. Breakfast : no management what so ever, sit down where there is room ... as a result, noisy & all tables (cloth) were dirty, not inviting to have breakfast. Terrace : drinks were very reasonably priced compared to the home country however ... when there was live music the minimum consumption was 3.50€ each. Meaning that a glass of water 10 minutes prior to the live music was sold against 1.80€ , during the "show" the price suddenly increased to 3.50€ ! Even for the attendants, having a room or appartment at the hotel. When you took a seat on the terrace next to the hotel, you could still see and hear the singing (she was trying her best), and the cost of a normal drink remained unchanged. The secured parking against 10€ per 24 hours ... pls check the pictures! They should have paid me 10€ a day to park my car there ... and to make matters worse, the parking lot was closed between midnight and 5AM ... no security, no access to our car. And for that we needed to pay! as the title reveals : once, but never again. The only good thing worth mentioning is their location ... 5 meters to cross a boulevard and you are on the beach. To make a long story short ... I could tell you more, but I believe it's clear that this hotel has had its glory days. Maybe nobody bothers anymore because of economical recession, that hit Spain bad? I could understand, but why take more money in a hidden sneeky way, and not use it to revive the hotel?

Room Tip: Simply book a room @ another hotel ...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

We arrived at the hotel late on Thursday evening and from the moment we arrived the service was excellent.
I will admit I have stayed here before but it is always a pleasure.
Location is great ....however the beach is a bit far away - 20 meters
I will use the hotel again and have recommended it to many friends.

Room Tip: Fly into Girona airport transfer is only 30 mins
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Emporda 28, 17250 Platja d'Aro, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Platja d'Aro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Platja d'Aro
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Platja d'Aro
Price Range: £48 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Aromar 4*
Number of rooms: 155
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