We really enjoyed our stay at Hofsas House. We came with our kids on a family weekend trip. When we arrived, we were greeted by friendly staff and felt very welcome. We had two rooms - one king with fireplace and next door 2 queens for the kids. We loved the dutch doors which opened at the top allowing us to enjoy the wonderful breeze and the gorgeous view of the sea and the sunset over the treetops.
There are several rooms which are HUGE with two rooms and two bathrooms which will accommodate a family in one room with lots of space, as well as family cottages. Most of the rooms have a kitchenette with sink, fridge, coffee-maker. The beds and bed linens are very nice.
Even though it was cool out, the kids enjoyed the heated pool, and especially, the dry sauna after their dip. The kids also enjoyed the light breakfast - yogurt, fruit, pastries, coffee and tea- served in the office every morning. We took our tray up to the terrace to enjoy breakfast with an ocean view.
The property is very European and all of the rooms are uniquely decorated. It's a lot like visiting your grandma...you feel very cozy and at home here; there are brass headboards, flowery bedspreads, antiques, white window shutters. There are modern amenities, too, such as flat screen TV, hair dryers, coffee maker and mini-fridge in the kitchenette. A big plus: the rooms and the property are spotless and the cleaning staff work hard to keep it that way. The property is not new--it's been around for 60 years, but it is well kept and very clean. I am VERY picky about cleanliness and I was very happy with how spotless the rooms, bathrooms and grounds were.
Carrie, the owner, works on-site and oversees everything. She is so hospitable and welcoming and gave us lots of information on where to eat, what to see and do. Knowing that we were traveling with our kids, she left us a bundle of wood and a s'mores making kit in our room along with beach blankets so we could build a fire at the beach.
The location can't be beat. It's on a quiet back street within walking distance to everything. The hotel is a nice alternative to chain hotels where you might not get the same welcoming feeling. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend Hofsas House to anyone traveling to Carmel!
Choose one of the larger family suites or cottage if you are traveling with kids.
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Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We feel the great location, beautiful views and friendly service are terrific perks to our property, and we are glad you enjoyed them too! We hope you visit us again.
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