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“Start the day right” 5 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
Trimdon Village
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9 hotel reviews
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“Start the day right”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This June 18th was my husbands birthday and we were staying near the Hotel Alga, passing it every day to go to the beach. This day l decided to treat myself , husband and two friends who were on holiday with us to breakfast at the hotel. Wow what service from the minute we walked in we were made very welcome even though not residents, we were escorted to the breakfast area where a huge selection of cooked and other foods were on offer in a type of buffet. There were waiters waiting to help you at every turn, and you could even have champagne if you were feeling that way inclined. All of this for 12euros per person it was fabulous oh and did l mention you got to have the use of the Loverly swimming pool afterwards!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We've just come back from a great weeks stay at the Hotel Alga. Beautifully cared for, this is a lovely hotel in a picturesque resort. Our room was on the road rather than the garden side of the hotel and although the road was fairly busy, it was never intrusive. The room was well equipped and spacious. The staff were friendly and helpful, particularly as I bashed their gate post withe our hire car on the way in ! We had a great meal in the restaurant and there was always a varied selection to choose from at the breakfast buffet. The pool and garden area is a spectacular feature of this hotel and in all my travels I can't think of a nicer place to sit and relax. The hotel is just a short stroll down the hill to the centre of town and the beach. The sea temperature is still quite low at this time of year but perfect for a bracing dip ! The pool was a little bit warmer. All in all I can thoroughly recommend this value for money hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Knowing Calella for many years, I have seen the Alga Hotel evolving top a top holiday hotel.
Teh hotel is clean and spacy, the staff is friendly and supportive, the restaurant is is great especially the menu for Lunch a lots of special items.The garden is great and has lots of shade to take your siësta outdoors. Recently the hotel has renovated many room a the look clean and very stylish, All very well done

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Great friendly service; beautiful garden (complete with turtles), paddle court, ping ping table, billiards table, different spaces to read, relax, chat, free parking, etc. Had been here a few times about 15 years ago and they have really improved things. Highly recommended.

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Hotel Alga is a large hotel but feels like a family-run operation. We had a sea-side room with an awesome view of the town, nearby hills and the sea. The giant breakfast buffet includes all types of egg dishes, meats, cheeses, fruit, pastries, wine, juice and coffee drinks. The pool is large with plenty of options for sitting in the shade at tables or frying in the sun in lounge chairs. There's a grassy area which would be fun for kids, nice gardens, and The beach and restaurants/shops are less than 10 minutes walking distance. It is also easy to walk along the coastal paths/sidewalks to nearby towns on the cost. We were there in October, so small beach was relatively uncrowded and water was the perfect temperature. The hotel was probably less than half full the three nights we stayed, so it was very quiet in terms of noise from other guests.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We recently stayed at the hotel Alga for a twelve day period on a bed & breakfast basis.
For the first week , we had a room overlooking the front of the hotel / car park but we knew this when we booked and it was due to the hotel being full when we first arrived.
The reception team at the hotel were great and arranged for us to move to one of the quieter rooms at the back as soon as they were available.
The front of the hotel doesn't do it justice so don't overlook it when you look at the pictures. It is a really good 3 Star hotel with really nice gardens and Pool area.
We ate in the restaurant one evening but found it a little disappointing so were pleased that we only booked bed & breakfast. There is also a large choice of restaurants within a five minute walk into town.
I would be pleased to recommend the hotel to stay in but not sure I would want to eat there all the time when you have so much choice on your doorstep.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hove, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stayed here for a sneaky week before the kids went back to school on the recommendation of a friend. The hotel managed to squeeze us into one room which was fine, the beds were all comfy and although the room faced the back of the hotel there was no street noise at night at all.
We decided to eat at the hotel on our first night, we were tired and very hungry. The food took over an hour to arrive and my son's steak and chips had an arty half dozen chips with a tiny steak. Hardly enough for a very hungry fourteen year old! Our paella was very dry and very very small. My daughter chose the croquetas from the kids menu and they were pasty and tasteless. I also found the waiting staff very aloof and snobby.
However the breakfast was very good and plentiful, again we had to lay and clear our own tables as it seemed too much to expect the super aloof waiting staff to do!
The gardens and pool of the hotel were super clean and well kept with table tennis and a local tennis like game of padel available. Towels were also available at the poolside.
All in all a lovely hotel, let down by a mediocre restaurant.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 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
    • 2 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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Also Known As:
Alga Hotel Calella De Palafrugell

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