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“Quiet and relaxing place, great for families”
Review of L'Arcada de Fares

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L'Arcada de Fares
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

We spent 9 nights in L'Arcada de Fares in August 2013, 2 adults and our 2.5yo daughter. Although we had seen the positive reviews, we were impressed by the overall quality of the place and really enjoyed our stay: clean and spacious room with elegant decoration (Rossinyol), efficient and professional staff, clean swimming pool, great restaurant, kids playground (there were lots of kids, and all families seemed to enjoy the place).

On the to-improve side:
* We were a bit disappointed by the breakfast (small buffet, not much choice), but perhaps that's common in Spain (we're from Switzerland).
* The doors to the swimming pool were often left open and one of them directly communicates with the kids playground, which is dangerous given the amount of (sometimes unsupervised) kids playing around.
* The reception desk only opens at 9:30am, so you officially can't check out before that time (unless you arrange with the staff in advance).

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

4 night stay during a cycle holiday. great location within rural setteing. 3 mins to nearest town by car. you will need a car for this area.
Neus was very welcoming and warm at reception and looked after us. This is a family business and they seek to deliver a very positive service.
The pool is very pleasant and the area very relaxing. Great cycling routes near by.
Will go back!
Thank you Neus - regards to your mother and brother.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Cant state enough how fantastic the staff are!! Really helpful and made all our guests enjoy themselves. We stayed for a week for our wedding and can't wait to go back again. Great food, great staff, great place.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

My husband and myself, eldest daughter and her family and many friends stayed here for a week in September to celebrate the wedding of our youngest daughter Kate to Rob. What a fabulous place, the grounds so pretty and the interiors done to a very high standard. We had a B.B.Q most nights (several areas supplied by the hotel) and ate in the restaurant too where we had lovely food. The owner and staff were fabulous and were only too happy to help especially as it rained cats and dogs on the actual wedding day. Luckily the place had a open sided room in the gardens which we moved into complete with bar, kitchen and toilets so we didn't get wet after the initial dash.
only snag was no kettle (only Brits use one for tea!) but one was loaned to us by the hotel. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to explore too much but think Besalu is beautiful.
Would certainly return to this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

Just wanted to share what a fantastic time we have just spent at L'arcada de Fares. We stayed in the two large apartments for a week with all the family, then were joined at the weekend by all our friends to be married in the hotel grounds!
The staff couldn't have been more fantastic, helpful and friendly for the whole time. The wedding was incredible and would highly recommend to anyone think of getting married there to do it!
The apartment rooms are finished to a high spec and were perfect for us all to stay for the week. The restaurant was great food and they did a great job and serving just over 70 of us!
A big thank you to Neus and her staff and we will return for a holiday a soon as possible!

Room Tip: Rooms don't have an oven, if you are planning self catering it is good to know in advance. (didn...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

We stayed at L'arcada de Fares for the final 3 nights of our holiday after staying on the Costa Brava. The accommodation provided is first rate, we stayed in a studio apartment (Xaloc) on the 2nd floor (reached by a lift if needed) and it was very spacious with a wall hiding the sleeping area from the living, eating and kitchen area, there was a good kitchenette and food preparation area. The terrace was enormous and had good quality table and chairs, the shower room was also very spacious and large bath sheets were provided. The whole place has been built to a high specification with luxurious finishes. Furniture and furnishings are first rate. We felt like we were staying somewhere far more expensive than it was.
On arrival the charming receptionist was very helpful giving us tips on places to visit along with maps and ideas for restaurants she thought we would like.
The location is perfect to explore Besalu, Banyoles and the lake and the volcanic area towards Olot, all of which can be reached in minutes, the down side to this is that there is a busy road very close to the property, this has to be weighted though by the glorious views in the opposite direction away from the road! There is a small swimming pool, free wi fi access. The restaurant and bar were closed, except at weekends, on our visit in mid September so we were not able to experience meals there.
An excellent place to stay for anyone who wants something more than a hotel room to return to after a day out, I would highly recommend this accommodation

Room Tip: Studio Xaloc was lovely
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

Our son's wedding took place here, the whole place was booked for guests for one night. The whole experience was excellent. The apartments are spacious and very clean. The food was superb and we noticed that the restaurant was full of local people on the Sunday. You are also welcome to use the barbeque area, if you want to cook for yourself.

The staff were very friendly and helpful and made the wedding a perfect event. They work very hard to make sure you have a good stay.

The atmosphere was friendly, casual and relaxed.

I would recommend l'Arcada to anyone and it is the perfect wedding venue. We would love to return some time.

Room Tip: We saw several rooms and they were all as good as one another.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about L'Arcada de Fares

Address: Can Figueres de Fares, 17850 Sant Ferriol, Besalu, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Besalu > Sant Ferriol
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Sant Ferriol
Price Range: £58 - £205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — L'Arcada de Fares 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
L'Acada de Fares is a small charming complex of 18 tourist apartments integrated in a restored traditional catalan house from the 15th century: Studios, apartments with 1, 2 or 4 bedrooms. Ideal for families, couples and groups. We are situated between the Costa Brava and the Pyrenees. In our large garden you’ll be able to enjoy a swimming pool, an ecological orchard, a solar oven, a barbacue, a playing area and a bar-restaurant. ... more   less 
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