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“Guests are treated almost like family.”
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Hotel Sant Joan
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Palamos
Certificate of Excellence
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
“Guests are treated almost like family.”
Reviewed 31 July 2008

From phoning the hotel to arrange our reservation, to arriving on our first day, to departing at the end of our 1-week holiday, Mercedes (the owner manager) with her husband and team, just ‘couldn't do enough’ to make our stay a happy and memorable one.

· 7 nights for the price of 6 (seasonal offer).
·Free use of their computer to keep up-to-date on my e-mails etc.
·Complimentary Mojitos on the afternoon we stayed around the hotel gardens.
·Towel robes provided (because we didn't pack our own beach towels) for the duration of our stay, for the modest price of €3 each (for laundry charges).
·Security box at Reception for free.
·Umbrellas provided (when the weather turned unseasonably wet).
·Free car parking (only 10 slots though, so be early)

Breakfast Buffet table was groaning with a vast selection of Breads (11 types), Pastries/Cakes (4 types), Fresh Fruits (10 types), Hams & Cheeses (8 types), Preserves (7 types), Infusions (Teas etc - 12 types), and a hot option of Eggs, Bacon, sausage. plus the usual cereals, coffees cold drinks etc. The fact that this little lot was on offer until midday, underscored Mercedes' customer focus for even the latest of risers.

Snacks & Sandwiches were there within a few minutes of asking. The same story for drinks service. Their bar prices were most reasonable.

Our room (106) was lovely. Just big enough, but perfectly formed (and decorated). Including T.V., a.c., Lotions & Potions in the bathroom, and good quality towels. We had this delightful Juliet balcony (parting was such sweet sorrow).

I’ve never met a lady (in Mercedes), so committed to making sure that all of her guests are treated almost like family. It’s little wonder that so many other review contributors (everywhere) rate this hotel so highly.

  • Liked — Owner/Managers commitment to guest comfort
  • Disliked — Departing
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank DarloBoy
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Nottingham, UK
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2008

My fiancee and I are just back from 6 days using the Hotel St. Joan in Palamos as a base for exploring the Costa Brava.

We could not have been made more welcome from start to finish. We were supplied on arrival and on request with maps and advice on getting about to beaches, other resorts and tourist sttractions.

The hotel itself is situated in a lovely old building (partly at least) in its own gardens with pool (perfect for a late afternoon relaxation session after a day out) a short walk from Palamos centre, beach and restaurants. It is also very handy for accessing the main route through the area without hitting any town centre traffic, but the car can be made redundant as you can walk to not only Palamos beach but also to La Fosca and Castell beach a little further afield.

The room and hotel were spotlessly clean and a generous and varied buffet breakfast was included in the room rate.

Overall it was the owners/staff who made our stay - invariably welcoming and helpful for our every need. The only downside I can think of is that parking at the hotel can be a bit restricted at weekends. Highly recommended and great value!

  • Liked — Welcoming, helpful staff.
  • Disliked — Restriced parking
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank YIMan
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Teesside
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2007

Excellent in all aspects. Cleanliness,buffet breakfast, comfort and hospitality second to none

Stayed July 2006
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Thank martynlindley
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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 May 2007

While wending our way down the Costa Brava we chanced upon this delightful hotel perched on a hillside, quietly away from and just a 10 minute walk down to the harbor scene and congestion of Palamos.

The rooms were very reasonable, with all those tasteful little touches in tile and ceramic and art that make a place to stay more than just a sleeping stopover. See our pictures!

Included was a gourmet breakfast and extremely gracious and informative hosts. While we didn't intend to stay in Palamos, Hotel Sant Joan turned out to be one of our favorite stops.

Stayed April 2007
Helpful?
Thank petuniapalm
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Barcelona
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2006

The hotel is small and familiar.
It has a small swimming pool and rooms are rustic but nice.
It is walking distance from Palamos city center and harbour, so location is perfect.
The hotel is 20 minutes by car from Begur, Tamariu, and very nice spots in la Costa Brava (small not "too" touristic towns)
Breakfast is not included, but it is worth paying for it : pastries,sausages, scrambled eggs, bacon... excellent.
It has a small parking of its own : place for 6 cars.
Rooms have AC and TV (satellite)
We paid 90 € per night on high season.
Good value for money.

  • Liked — location
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled as a couple
    • Value
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    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
3 Thank gemmeta
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Property: Hotel Sant Joan
Address: Avenida de la Llibertat, 79, 17230 Palamos, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Palamos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Palamos
#1 Romantic Hotel in Palamos
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Palamos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sant Joan 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Sant Joan is the ideal place for those who are looking for a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere with a personal touch. It is a family run hotel situated in the heart of the Costa Brava, 40km from Girona airport and 100 km from the French border.The Hotel is a XVIII century restored masía (Catalan Cottage), located in the old quarter of Sant Joan de Palamós (900mts from the beach), with a large garden (550m2) with an outdoor swimming pool (heated from June to October) and a hot water Jacuzzi that, due to its singular location, offers the guests quietness and privacy. The 20 non-smoking rooms are unique and personalised to enjoy a good rest with attention to detail to ensure your comfort. Most of them overlook the garden and all have bathroom with tub or shower, hairdryer, TV, safe, air conditioning (heat/cold) and free Wi-Fi. The junior suite and Superior rooms have mini bar. In order to have a good rest and to get up in no rush, our buffet breakfast is served from 8.30 to 12.00 and from 9.00 to 12.00 during the low season. ... more   less 
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