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Columbus Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Passeig Maritim 100 | Calle Lleida, 10, 17250 Platja d'Aro, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013
DavidandHelen_11 Beddau, Wales
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel needs updating. It's a shame as it could be a lovely hotel as it's in a perfect location. The hall ways are smelly, the rooms could be cleaner. The breakfast not very appetising , I wouldn't stay here again.

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london
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a loyal Trip Advisor user - can't understand how I missed the reviews of this lamentable hotel. Awful rooms - small, dark, furnished in the seventies, nothing like the promo photos - depressing public facilities. Our sea view balcony? Directly opposite beach bar and stage. No maid service for 3 days but, when I called to say we'd left... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It appears they stopped the clock thirty years ago for this hotel. Old building, smelly hallways, bad restaurant (By that I mean it had a very limited variety for breakfast and you had to get there early because by 10:30 it was all gone). I had never seen a room so old and dirty, not even as a student traveller.... More

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Beddau, Wales
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

First and foremost the hotel staff - a warm welcome EVERY time you walked through the door and help and service ALWAYS with a smile. The hotel was yards from the beach and had a big selection of restaurants and quiet bars, either side on the promenade , directly in front of it. The pool was always clean and never... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We chose this hotel due to its close proximity to the beach. When we arrived we were given a warm welcome by the receptionist, she was very helpful. We arrived at 11am and we were told we could not check in until 2pm. We were shown to the luggage room. The receptionist then caught up with us to tell us... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

My husband and I have just returned from a 10 day holiday here. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. The room was clean and the bed v comfortable and the blackout curtains ensured a good nights sleep We were on a breakfast included deal which was good value. The buffet choice was excellent and constantly replenished. The staff... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Fantastic beach front location. However, our room was dark and depressing, with a view of an overgrown building plot. No balcony/terrace, despite prior confirmation that we would have a balcony or terrace. Reception staff were quite dismissive and refused to change our room. After 3 nights I'd had enough and complained again. This time successfully and and were given a... More

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8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Comfortable and quiet with an excellent location by the beach and shops, bars and restaurants. Friendly hotel staff who aim to please. If looking for relaxation, a high standard of cleanliness, attentive service and hospitality this is for you. Good choice of buffet for breakfast and dinner, waiter service at lunch from set menu. As... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We really liked the hotel. The beach is very close. Swimming pool is clean and warm. The menu was good. The hotel has a very convenient location. Very close Amusement Park (for adults and children). There is table tennis, billiards and mini playground. The friendly hotel staff.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Very Helpful staff in the hotel and the breakfast was very good. The situation can not be faulted with a skip to the beach and a short hop to the restuarants in the high street. The views from the balcony was lovely. So yes its scruffy and you can see how once it was 4 star probably when Abba were... More

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Address: Passeig Maritim 100 | Calle Lleida, 10, 17250 Platja d'Aro, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Platja d'Aro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Columbus Hotel 4*
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Columbus Hotel Platja d Aro
Columbus Hotel Costa Brava/Platja D'Aro, Spain

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#6 Luxury Hotel in Platja d'Aro #14 On the Beach Hotel in Platja d'Aro
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Located right on the sea, on the boardwalk of Playa de Aro, one of the top tourist hubs on the Costa Brava, the Hotel Columbus offers you everything you could want for a vacation with your partner or loved ones: beach, swimming pool, sunlight, balcony over the blue Costa Brava, shopping, daytime fun for the kids, nightspots nearby, full-service restaurant in the hotel and the peace and quiet that you deserve on your vacation.The Hotel Columbus has a spectacular garden measuring almost 3,000 square metres, the home to the swimming pool, sunroom, terraces and snack bar. The hotel also has other facilities like tennis courts, ping-pong tables, billiards, a kids’ pool, monitors for kids, private parking and more. ... more   less 
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