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“Costa Brava at it's best” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Sant Roc
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Placa Atlantic 2, 17210 Calella de Palafrugell, Palafrugell, Spain   |  
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Costa Brava at it's best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We went to this hotel 12 years ago and the good news is that it has't changed.The staff couldn't be more helpful the location above the rocks and sea is unbeatable.The rooms overlooking the bay are well worth the extra money,large terrace with recliners to soak up the sun.The food in either restaurant was of a very good standard plenty, of choice and good service.We will go back but won't wait another 12 years.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Schweinfurt, Germany
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We spent a week as a family. Certainly not perfect in every respect (parking, no pool) but great location, lovely evenings on the terrace or balcony, food that varied between very good and excellent, excellent Mojitos with the waves crashing below.... We had room/suite 107 and loved its seaview terrace and layout. Our daughters room didn't have a window - but neither they nor we cared.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auburn, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

After extensive research, I chose Palafrugell instead of Cadaques as a base for seeing the Costa Brave for driving accessibility.

We love balcony rooms with a seaview and Hotel Sant Roc was our favorite hotel on our 3-week trip in Northern Spain and Southern France. Hearing waves crash on the rocks all through the night is so soothing. Having a glass wine on our balcony while researching (on the Ipad) places in the area to visit which, as other reviewers have mentioned, are plentiful. Our room was on the second floor on the north end which allowed us to pick up a Wifi signal on our deck which was a nice surprise since we read that there was only WIFI in the restaurant and lounge areas below.

The family that run the hotel are wonderful, hardworking, helpful individuals. From front desk to breakfast wait staff to maids, we did not come across any staff member who was unfriendly. They all were eager to please. While we loved the view at breakfast, but never ate dinner at the hotel. Walking into Palafrugell and Lafranc was part of the charm. The hiking trail in both directions was full of breathtaking views. Thus even though it rained one of the three days while we were there in mid October, we loved this hotel and its beautiful location.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Davis, California
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27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The hotel is situated on a hill at the edge of the town. We really liked our room, with it's balcony looking out at the sea. The grounds are very nice, with big trees and lots of sitting areas. We were very disappointed that though it was a lovely evening, dinner was not being served outdoors, as it was already "too cold for Spanish people." However, only one couple at dinner was Spanish! The food was mediocre. The following night we walked into town and ate at a tapas bar, "Calau," which was inexpensive and delicious. A friendly hotel clerk helped us get online tickets to Salvador Dali's seaside home in Port Lligat (near Cadaques). It's a 1 3/4 hour drive from the hotel, but a fascinating place to visit. There are many interesting villages closer to the hotel as well. The coastal walk that starts near the hotel is gorgeous, following the edge of the cliff, with many small rocky coves along the way.

Room Tip: Definitely ask for a sea view room.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California, United States
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We were in Calella de Palafrugell just at the start of the low season, and boy does this town shut down. Hotel Sant Roc was the only game in town for accommodations, so we wound up here. The hotel was established in the 50s and seems to be resting on its laurels a bit, although it does retain a certain (faded) charm. The basic double room had two twin beds -- they don't have standard rooms with double beds for a couple. The shower, unfortunately, had black mildew all over the grout, and it didn't drain properly. I had to cut my shower short for fear of flooding the bathroom. The breakfast was meh. For the prices they charge, I would hope for better overall.

What The Sant Roc does have is a stunning location atop a hill next to the sea. Sea view rooms have breathtaking views. A staircase takes you down to a footpath along the cliffs. But for the price, I would check for other options in town if they are available.

Room Tip: It's all about the ocean view if you want to pay for it.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The Sant Roc is located in the lovely village of Callela in The Costa Brava, overlooking the sea. It is a charming little hotel, run by a local family. The service is excellent, the staff is extremly attantive but never in your face, giving you a memorable personal experience. l loved the rich and tasty breakfast at the spacious terrace in the morning under the sun, overlooking the beautiful beach of the village. You can get a lovely view from here as the hotel is on the top of the hill/rock. Rooms are clean and modern but really stylish with some elements of antique design. The beds are amazing, I had the best sleep in ages in this hotel. There is a good wealth of history attached to the building and the area itself, really interesting. Location is great, if you drive you can easily go and visit nearby villages and cities. I would love to come back here again for a romatic getaway, it is just a perfect setting for a couple. Thank you for the staff for making my stay such a nice experience.

Room Tip: Try to get an upstairs room overlooking the bay or the sea, amazing.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds England
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70 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Hotel Sant Roc has been owned and lovingly run by three generations of the same family since it was built. A hand painted mural in the bar dated 1955 depicts the hotel. Its outline has not changed, nor has the setting. Quite simply the hotel has the best position in the most charming resort on the most beautiful and rugged coast on the whole Mediterranean.

Balconies of rooms that face the sea, especially on the top floor, have the view up and down the coast with the bays and beaches of Calella in between. The terrace of the hotel allows you the same view whilst breakfasting or sipping a huge gin and tonic before dinner. Watching the sun or moon rise and set over the reflecting sea, listening to the waves breaking gently on the rocky coves, observing the fishing and scuba boats sailing to and fro, smelling the pine trees, scanning the blue horizon... if the hotel gave you nothing more than this you would pity anyone who had not experienced it. But there is so much more. It has been continuously but discreetly modernised without losing any of its charm. Since our first stay about fifteen years ago it has acquired a playground, air conditioning, flat screen TV, wi-fi. Beach towels and parasols are supplied. Breakfast has expanded to include a broad buffet with crisp fresh bread and delicious croissants, and the coffee remains strong and fragrant. The half board menu has become imaginative and delightfully presented, with a separate vegetarian menu and a ready willingness to vary dishes for dietary reasons. The Crema Catalana is so good that you could easily choose it every night. Staff are warm, cheerful and helpful without being obsequious. Rooms sparkle and linen is crisp. Bathrooms are well equipped. Do not expect lavish overblown five star luxury. This is a hotel with real and seemingly effortless charm, not contrived boutique glamour. The effortlessness is the only illusion; the staff work hard to maintain it. Everything else is real and delightfully so. It is not a cheap hotel. But it is excellent value. And, if you get bored with the half a dozen beaches within day walking distance, there are so many attractions within a short drive, including Cap Roig, Girona, Figueres (with its dazzling Dali Museum), Cadaques and the old hill towns including Pals, Begur and Besalu.

Room Tip: You get what you pay for!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Placa Atlantic 2, 17210 Calella de Palafrugell, Palafrugell, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Palafrugell > Calella de Palafrugell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Calella de Palafrugell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sant Roc 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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