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Hotel Ancora

Certificate of Excellence
Carrer de Josep Pla 43 | Platja de la Fosca, 17230 Palamos, Spain
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Palamos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed here as part of a walking holiday. At first glance the hotel looks a little old and shabby, but it's actually quite comfortable, and the rooms at the back overlooking the outdoor dining area are the best. The pool area is really nice for relaxing. The whole thing has a real personal, family feel to it. The best... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I only stayed one night, so I can't comment in depth, but it seemed a fairly anonymous place. Even though it's not that big, it had that large-hotel feeling of being a business rather than a family concern. I have no complaints: everything worked, the room was clean and modern, service at reception was brisk and efficient. I just think... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The hotel is ideally located a couple of streets back from the beach in a quiet street. We were there for 3 nights to relax on the beach and the hotel was ideal for this. The room wasn't very big but fine for a few nights. The shower was great, it's over a bath. There was plenty of hot water.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This hotel was being built in 1974 which is when I last visited the lovely quiet village of La Fosca with my parents and my brothers. We were young boys at the time and all learned to snorkel on the beautiful safe, gently sloping La Fosca beach with its interesting rocky edges and coast path. The hotel did not disappoint.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

What a little gem we found in Catalonia! This hotel is family run with an exceptionally friendly and helpful staff team. The hotel is spotlessly clean and serviced well by a competent and dedicated team. Our room was spacious and comfortable and we were grateful for the air conditioning and the balcony. The outdoor pool was also a great asset... More 

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Blaricum, The Netherlands
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel Ancora for a couple of nights during a hiking holiday and found it to our satisfaction. The rooms are clean with the bathrooms looking a bit dated. The staff are pleasant and helpful, the meals simple but nice and the pool, mini-golf and table-tennis a big hit with the children.

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Penicuik
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

My name is Ron Thomson, i have lived in Catalonia for ten years and have stayed at the Ancora many times. When i was going back to Spain after arranging the sale of my house in Calonge i stayed at the Ancora. The hotel is run by a Husband and wife, son and daughter in law and a large staff.... More 

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Aulnay, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We stayed here in 2011. A nice quiet hotel , as noted by a pervoius reviewer. Lovely restaurant. Clean and tidy family hotel. Very friendly. They have a dog that walks around the ground floor area. Nice views from the top floor rooms over Fosca beach. Wonderful countryside . Parking on site or across a quiet road. Too far way... More 

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Oppdal Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Like last autumn we hiked on Costa Brava. On the hotel list from our norwegian tour operator was Hotel Ancora in La Fosca. The hotel was like last year clean, and the staff, most likely from the owner family, was kind and helpful. But not so for the dinner. The menu was not expensive, but the hotel could have charged... More 

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012 via mobile

Like many others reviewing this hotel, we went as part of a walking holiday. I won't dwell on the room - it was perfectly fine with a nice balcony with a couple if sun loungers. The pool at the back of the hotel was nice. The staff were very friendly. However the 'wow' was the food. Simply amongst the best... More 

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