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“Absolutely delightful”
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Hotel Bosque-mar
Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in O Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Gloucester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely delightful”
Reviewed 18 July 2012

This has been my fifth visit to the Bosque Mar and as the last reviewer said a real 'Jewel in the Crown'. Not on the 'tourist highway' but in a delightful,peaceful location in a small village that you would be hard pushed to find if you didn't know it was there. Gentle 5-10 minute stroll down through pinewoods to a lovely beach, although do remember its uphill on the way back !

A family run hotel where all the staff were lovely and absolutely nothing was too much trouble. The owner is always around and his wife does all the cooking using fresh produce from their own organic garden and I would just love to have some of her recipes - the food was always delicious with a varied choice of meals from European dishes to local specailities. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria or you can eat outside by the pool - a real treat in the sunny weather that we had. The beautiful Japanese gardens and the outdoor pool area were another highlight of the hotel - a lovely area to swim, read, have a drink or simply relax. There is also a small indoor pool and jacuzzi.

The hotel has two buildings, one each side of the gardens and pool. On previous visits we've stayed in the main buliding overlooking the gardens but this time stayed in the other side which was equally as nice. The bedrooms are quite spacious and very pleasant. There's a lovely lounge area there but this wasn't used much as most of the guests sat outside in the evenings.

For me the hotel has such a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and I am always amazed how so few people can produce such good service. A special mention to Oscar the general manager who seemed to be everywhere quietly directing operations and making sure things ran smoothly. The staff in the hotel speak good English but we didn't hear very much English spoken locally otherwise. There's a big Aquarium nearby that's worth a visit and a few bars/cafes on the way to the beach . What you will not find are shops - at which my husband heaves a great sigh of relief ! If you are feeling energetic you can walk the 3kms or so into O'Grove where there are lots of shops and harbour area, otherwise you will need your own transport.

If you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing time in a quiet part of northern Spain without all the tourist regalia, then this is the place for you. Thank you everyone at Bosque Mar for a lovely holiday - we'll be back !

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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bosquemar, Gerente at Hotel Bosque-mar, responded to this review, 24 August 2012
Thank you very much for your words, is pleasure for me read your opinion about bosquemar hotel, we work hard to make a grateffully stage to the customers .
Thank you, bests regards
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

We have stayed at this hotel,many times a year for more than ten years. An ideal spot for those seeking peace and quiet. The proprietors are truly hands-on,with the staff going out of their way to ensure the utmost success of one's stay. The vegetables served are from the hotel's own organic garden, and the food offered is of the highest standard and varied. The buffet breakfasts served in the Cafeteria by the pool are second to none. One outdoor pool, and another indoor with the jacuzzi, all set in delightful Japanese-type gardens only add to the pleasure of anyone's stay at this delightful property . As the heading suggests, a real 'Jewel in the Crown ! '

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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bosquemar, Gerente at Hotel Bosque-mar, responded to this review, 18 June 2012
Thank you very much for your lovely words.
Your opinions are very important for us in order to improve our services for all customers.
Bests regards
Oscar Alvarez
Director-manager
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Reviewed 20 July 2008

We especially liked the garden an pool area with the cafeteria to relax. Also, a little hidden beach is only 5 minutes away.
Our room had a little balcony and a big bathroom. It was clean and comfortable. However, it was pretty noisy; especially the noise from showering and toilet flushing from fellow guests as well as some generator (probably from the kitchen).
Unfortunately, the service in the Cafeteria was a disaster. We tried for 40 minutes to place an order, but were systematically ignored (like other guests). Even our complaint didn't help. We finally got served one and half an hour later at 22h! This was the first and last time we eat in that hotel.

  • Liked — Garden and pool
  • Disliked — Service, noisy room
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Bosque-mar
Address: Rua Reboredo 93 | Reboredo 93, 36988, O Grove, Spain
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Region: Spain > Galicia > Province of Pontevedra > O Grove
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in O Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bosque-mar 3*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Between the forest and the sea,in the paradise of O Grove and only 300 meters away the beach,offers you a perfect combination of nature and confort . ... more   less 
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