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“Lovely hotel, very hard to fault” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Alga
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av Joan Pericot i Garcia 55, 17210 Calella de Palafrugell, Palafrugell, Spain   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Newtonmore, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
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“Lovely hotel, very hard to fault”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

What a lovely hotel, very hard to fault. The setting was beautiful, the whole hotel immaculately clean, room well designed and comfortable and the grounds superbly cared for. We even went for a swim in the pool after a long hot walk, although the water was a bit cool being early May. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I loved staying there; it was a pleasure to sit on our balcony looking over town to the sea. The breakfasts were excellent. The only downside was some very odd choices of food in the evening. The oddest was some very strange meat served only with potato CRISPS (yes, crisps) and gravy. Maybe it’s a Spanish delicacy, if so this should have been explained to us. One group of six took such a dim view of the first evening meal that they opted out and ate in some of the many local restaurants. Generally there was a lack of vegetables or salad which is puzzling knowing how much Spain produces. The a la carte menu was completely different, but we didn’t sample it. I hope the management can reconsider their menu provision for our type of group. I feel this hotel deserves more than *** and would return anytime providing we could avoid the group evening meals menu or we could stay on a B&B basis.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Thanks for your time and valoration about our hotel

We took note about your comments and improve all our service and food to make your new stay with us more pleasant

Yours sincerely

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  • Location
    4.5 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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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

This a a medium sized (60 rooms) family run hotel and it shows: we have seldom seen a cleaner place with such an eye to details - beautiful antiques, a very well tended garden, a huge and extremely clean pool. The service is excellent. Marta, the receptionist is a true treasure trove of good advice and helpfulness as is the lady who looks after the breakfast. Breakfast is very generous and delicious (we did not eat at the restaurant) - in short, we enjoyed our stay very much and will be back. The only little thing we missed: in such an international place (they had French, German and British guest during our stay) it would be nice to have some international TV chains - there were exclusively Spanish ones.

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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
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I bought half board vouchers for a 2 night stay from Travelzoo, £65 and £75 (different prices September/October). I had read from reviews that it was worth paying extra for the rooms that overlooked the gardens and noted that the extra charge was €17 per night. As we were there for my husbands birthday I wanted to book one of these rooms, but was disappointed to find out that the hotel wanted to charge an extra €30 per night as my booking was made through the Travelzoo deal. I was also quoted €7 per night to use the car park. We parked directly outside the hotel without any problems (the resort was practically closed down).
We had a very nice modern room that overlooked the car park, very spacious and light. The staff were helpful at all times. The breakfast was adequate, the evening meal was very good. Waiter service, choice of starters, main and dessert, a really nice experience, you felt like you were in a restaurant, not in a hotel. The gardens were beautiful.
It was a shame that so many bars/restaurants were either closed or closing as it was the end of the season, so it was too quite for us, but for those who enjoy a break in a beautiful resort, it would be perfect.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Returned 27/09/12 after our second stay at this lovely relaxing hotel. Good location just a very short stroll to the beach and bars in this lovely unspoilt village. Well worth the few extra pounds for room with a balcony which commands views over the lovely hotel gardens and the bay at Callela. The breakfasts and dinners were excellent, with smiling friendly service in the spacious restaurant. The whole place is spotless and well run

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Grantham, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I recently stayed in the Hotel Alga on a last minute booking. The room which faced the garden was a good size and was kept immaculately clean. The staff were without exception friendly and helpful. I have a severe nut allergy and was a little worried about staying half board. However, I needn't have worried the waiting staff advised me what I could have from the menu and the chef was happy to adapt items where necessary.
I will be visiting the hotel again and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys this area of Spain.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Lymington, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Calella De Palafrugell is a gem on the Spanish Costa Brava - largely unspoilt and without high rise blocks!
Hotel Alga is deceptive - the outside look is functional rather than aesthetic, but once inside, the rooms are great, with quiet efficient air conditioning that is essential in the summer months.
The food is also very Spanish, but also contemporary so you will find something to fit all tastes.
A couple of swimming pools, small play park, table tennis table and a tennis court add to the family friendly draw to this hotel.
I can't speak highly enough about the Hotel Alga, and look forward to returning again soon.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

stayed 4 nights.lovely hotel -not architectually a beauty but interior is pleasing ,friendly , helpful staff.It was a quiet hotel ,set in green well tended gardens with a good sized pool and baby pool.The breakfast was sumptious and catered to all tastes.
This is not the place to stay if you want "hectic clubbing scene".great for familes and couples wanting to enjoy an attractive smalltown with marvellous rocky coves and pretty beaches.
Would stayat the hotel again and explore this area of costa brava further

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Av Joan Pericot i Garcia 55, 17210 Calella de Palafrugell, Palafrugell, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Palafrugell > Calella de Palafrugell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Calella de Palafrugell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Alga 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family hotel situate 200 meters from the beach of Calella de Palafrugell to focus on the Costa Brava. The restaurant offers fine local cuisine. ... more   less 
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