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“A great choice” 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 #8 of 14 Hotels in Cadaques
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A great choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We really enjoyed our brief stay in Cadaques and at this hotel in particular, which was recommended by friends who have been going there for years. The location and views are wonderful, the staff was very cordial and our room was comfortable with picturesque bay/city views. An extensive breakfast buffet with the best sausage and a lot of fresh fruit added to the experience.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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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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Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed 2 nights in Sept 2012 and truly loved everything about this hotel. We had a sea view room with a view of the bay, bed was very comfortable, aircon just right. Would have liked a mini fridge in the room. Hotel was quiet and is a bit of a walk to town but it is a beautiful walk. We enjoyed watching the people coming and going as we went. Don't miss Dali's house if you go - a little bit of a walk but worth it. Town of Cadaques is a challenge to drive in - narrow streets but we just parked the car at the hotel and spent our time walking and enjoying. One of my favorite towns on this trip.

Room Tip: splurge for a sea view - worth it.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I do have a couple of issues with our stay.
Firstly, the web site room descriptions are, I think, a little misleading; maybe not purposely so. The "Sea" room description says "Double room with balcony..." The description for the "Superior Sea" room says NICE double room with balcony. Well, you get a higher floor but the same style/sized room. The view is superior, not the room.
Secondly, we arrived after the official check-in time but were told our room was not ready, it would be 20 minutes. That turned into almost an hour. The reception could have handled this so much better. At least show some concern for the inconvenience or, better, the offer of a drink while we waited. But I won't judge the hotel just on this.
Our Superior Sea room was smaller than I anticipated but was adequate. It would have been nice to have a coffee maker. The view was what we were after and we certainly got that. The location suited us, being a little way out of town. The hotel was kept very clean. The breakfast was excellent and the dining room had beautiful views of the town. It was open 8:00 through 10:30. We got coffee there at 8:00, walked the sea front and town for an hour and then back for what amounted to a brunch.
We enjoyed our stay so it gets 4 stars.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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San Marcos, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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London
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Bournemouth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Durham
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Address: C/ Dr. Bartomeus s/n, 17488 Cadaques, Spain
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:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Cadaques
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rocamar 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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