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“Rocamar Hotel, Cadaques, Spain” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Rocamar
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C/ Dr. Bartomeus s/n, 17488 Cadaques, Spain   |  
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Ranked #7 of 14 hotels in Cadaques
San Marcos, California
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“Rocamar Hotel, Cadaques, Spain”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We stayed here two nights. I would say a few things. The place is comfortable and quaint. The staff is gracious and accommodating. We enjoyed our stay. That said, it IS old and the inside of the hotel was clean but maintenance has not been a priority on the outside and the groundskeeping leaves something to be desired. The outdoor pool area was unkept and there was no evidence of maintenance.

But their free breakfasts are good and we didn't go there to use their swimming pool or hang around the outside of the hotel... Just a shame more attention isn't given to appearances on the outside. The hotel seemed pretty full and their price was reasonable. Lots of French from across the border just a short ways seem to frequent the hotel. It is still probably one of the best hotels there. There are no Hiltons, Hyatts, Marriotts or Four Seasons there. Not even a Holiday Inn. Its all local places in Cadaques and maybe that adds to the charm of this village.

You can hike to the middle of town in 15 minutes so just leave your car at the hotel. It is hard to find parking in town anyway.

We would go back if we ever decided to go to Cadaquez again.

Room Tip: The small elevators are not conveniently located to go upstairs so try to get a room on the 4th floo...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Charming 50's? hotel, not much updated but lovely for that. The hotel has great views over the town and the sea. Quite basic but very comfortable; service was very good as were the restaurants (lunchtime by the pool, evenings in the hotel). Pool area is very good. There is also a tennis court and mini golf. The beach is pebbles but very nice.
As Cadaques is close to the French border all the staff assumed we were French, a little annoying after a while.
My one bugbear is the quite ridiculous attitude to smoking. I have no problem not smoking inside but cannot understand why at lunch we could not smoke at any outside tables and when we asked if we could be served on the terrace, a couple of yards away, they said no. In the evening sitting at the outside tables, with no one else around, again we were not allowed to smoke, silly.
Lots of great restaurants and bars in the town.
Recommended.

Room Tip: Visit the Dali House (probably why you're going to Cadaques anyway)
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Slightly faded hotel but didn't matter as quiet location in Cadaques overlooking sea with pleasant walk into the town. Beach and interesting rocky promontory close by for sunbathing and good swimming. Clean pleasant room with good view. Breakfast basic.

Room Tip: At front with sea view.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We loved the resort and the location of this hotel. It was very clean, air conditioned with excellent breakfasts. However it didn't start well for our party because the rooms were reconfigured wrongly and it was difficult to work out where the mistake had occurred, booking agent or hotel. That said the hotel didn't crown itself in glory in terms of how it responded, having promised they would resolve the problem the following day this didn't happen. The staff were not the most friendliest and you simply could not get a bar drink late in the evenings, but the breathtaking views of the hotel more than made up for it. With some focussed investment this could be am amazing hotel.

Room Tip: Try for seaview as the scenery is breathtaking.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Having just arrived from Palamos down the Costa Brava and having stayed in the top floor suite at the Hotel Trias (which I highly recommend) at the higher priced Hotel Rocamar, perched atop the horseshoe shaped bay with its absolutely stunning view of the port and town, I anticipated a room, if not equal in size, well appointed and gracious. And, although I upgraded to a sea view room with balcony what I received was a small room that was almost dormitory like in size with armoir, dresser and chair and a separate and very small bathroom. Now, this was not inadequate, neither was anything really 'wrong' with the room. Simply, at the @$185.00 were it not for the breathtaking view from the small balcony on which you can just step out and sit, I might have changed hotels. The staff, as previousley cited, was charming and gracious and helpful. The outdoor terrace had the sterotypical breeze, view and jaw dropping scenery.The deception was the contrast of the post card surroundings and the expectation they invited. All that being said, the stay was really pleasant. I will review the restaurant separately but suffice it to say that given we were told that they hired three kitchen staff from El Bulli, now defunct, the food was inferior at a high price that the terrace view commanded.

Room Tip: I have not been in the 'superior' rooms which have a large balcony facing the front side of...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, Director-Propietario at Hotel Rocamar, responded to this review, July 10, 2012
Thank you for your opinion. We are pleased to know that your stay in Rocamar was pleasant. We hope to have again the pleasure of your visit in the next future. In this case we kindly recommend you to book a Superior room with sea view which is a nice room with a large terrace overlooking the sea or if you prefer our Suite of 80 m2. also with a large terrace and a splendid view. There is a Restaurant in Cadaques hired by three kitchen staff from El Bulli. Our Restaurant Sa Conca is actually considered one of the best in town.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Nice quiet spot with beautiful breezes and views. Mattress was hard and room was too stuffy or too cool depending on whether window was open. Dinner on the Prix Fix menu, very good, had salt encased fish, (better than it sounds!) Food and Beverage staff staff stood-out--excellent. Desk person called/disturbed me to dress and come down to check out at 10:30 pm since we were leaving early a.m. --seemed odd since the desk was staffed in the morning. Good Stay.

Room Tip: Some Ocean view rooms have balconies, nice!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I would highly recommend staying at the Hotel Rocamar when in Cadaques. If you book a room facing the sea, you will have the view of a lifetime. In addition, the staff is very friendly and helpful. Although the room was not cheap, it was certainly worth it.

Room Tip: As for a room with a sea view on the fourth or fifth floor.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Rocamar Hotel Cadaques
Address: C/ Dr. Bartomeus s/n, 17488 Cadaques, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Cadaques
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cadaques
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Cadaques
#6 Family Hotel in Cadaques
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rocamar 3*
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