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“Two night stop in Roses” 5 of 5 stars
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Carmen Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Trinitat 41, 17480 Roses, Spain   |  
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Ranked #2 of 35 Hotels in Roses
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Two night stop in Roses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

No sea views, but, politeness, friendliness, and cleanliness and excellent facilities made up for that. Located one street away and on the periphery of the quaint area of town offering many fine restaurants and souvenir shops this little hotel was a great place for a short sight seeing trip.

The bay of Roses offers many hotels along the sea front and charge accordingly. Carmen is good value for money and offers secure parking, the staff are falling over themselves to assist and we will definitely calling back.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank nick v
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This was our second visit to this charming hotel. Our first stay was the week they opened, and although we had a lovely stay, there were obviously some teething problems.
The hotel can be hard to find without a GPS, but the situation is ideal. A short walk from the beach, restaurants, and free parking, yet in a quiet back street.
Reception staff were very pleasant, and helpful.
Our room was spacious, with a small secluded terrace. Bathroom was large with good quality toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.
Secluded terrace with loungers.
Breakfast was outstanding, with a good quality wide range of foods. The coffee was excellent.
Only complaint is that although the room was large, there was nowhere to sit, except for the bed. There was no table or desk either, which was inconvenient. Wifi, at a small charge, was very high speed.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: room 406, large, but lacking furniture. Spacious terrace with loungers.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank phluph
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miami florida
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We chose this hotel for the location near Cadaques and the very affordable price... We were so happy and very surprised to feel pampered!!!!! The bathroom amenities of great quality and my
favorite, rooms nicely decorated, simple and comfortable, and most important the family and
human touch. The owner's three boys really try their best. The day we arrived we went around
and around but were lost, we called and one of them came on foot to take us there. The breakfast
was beautifully served on lace mantelpiece with many gourmet items, delicious!!!! The receptionist
was very kind and helpful. Thanks and keep the good work and quality.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank papajavier
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Great hotel. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Superb location, a few minutes from the beach and next door to a great little French cafe. Rooms were large, comfortable and very clean. During the day there is complimentary coffee/Danishes etc, never never had that before!!! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Boston
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58 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed at this hotel in February. We chose it based on the location; it is in the center of the village, and it is just right next to the beach. Yet, amazingly quiet area. The hotel is brand new, it has a very warm mediterranean ambiance.
Staff has been very kind, helpful and knowledgeable. They recommended wonderful restaurants, places to visit in and nearby areas of Roses.
Briefly, if you are looking for a cozy hotel, friendly staff this hotel is perfect.
We will definitely stay again at Carmen Hotel if I go back to Roses.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Noa T
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Dublin
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90 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We booked the luxury room in July, during the heatwave. The hotel was nice, with a balcony, though the heat was stifling, so didn't get to use it. Breakfast was nice, and staff very friendly. We managed to find the hotel okay, with the Sat-Nav - it would be difficult without. Parking is difficult to find at this time of year, and the problem is, that if you go site seeing, it could take a while finding a new space. Overall, I would recommend the hotel.
We originally intended to stay at Cadeques, however, I'm glad we stayed in Roses - it's less sophisticated, but the beach and general tourist amenities at Roses is better. We drove to Cadeques one day and it is quite a dangerous road, not for the faint hearted -parking is also hard to find there - better to take the bus, or better still, one of the many boat excursions around the coast, at reasonable prices. The bars and restaurants are nice, and it's a good place to come for 4-5 days, and take in some of the water sports on offer.
If you are flying in to Girona, you should consider just taking the bus, and avoid the hastle and expense of bringing a car. If you have a large family and coming during the peak period, I would then try to book parking via the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Rehovot, HaMerkaz, Israel
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

although not big but very nice and clean. located in the center of roses, and near the shore. very nice receptionists. good breakfast.. there is a parking but you have to take the keys from the receptionist. recomended!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Alisa K
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Address: Trinitat 41, 17480 Roses, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Roses
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Roses
#3 Romantic Hotel in Roses
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:2 star — Carmen Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Carmen is a tribute to Carmen & Josep, who first started welcoming travellers in their humble home in the early 1950's. The three buildings that make up the property have been recently refurbished and turned into a contemporary mediterranean hotel with a peaceful and delicate design that evoques those times. The house is located in the center of town among locals and their daily lives, and just 50m from the beach and Roses' magnificent sunset promenade. There are various rooms types available for guests, ranging from large rooms with balconies and terrasses, to smaller ones with windows. What all rooms have in common are great ergonomic mattresses & pillows, WiFi, a laptop sized safe, minibar, satelite TV, plus l'Occitane amenities and a haidryer in the bathroom. All rounded up with a nice breakfast with plenty of local products and freshly made coffee. For travellers arriving by car a garage is available as well. ... more   less 
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