We traveled to Spain towards the end of March, and planned to drive around Costa Brava and Rosas. This hotel was absolutely wonderful ! We had spent one evening in another absolutely horrible hotel, and were desperately looking for another hotel. Hotel Calina came to our rescue! Esther was so friendly, and spoke good english. We stayed for four days.
The hotel does accept pets (we were traveling with two). We had to book one of the studio apartments, but we're so glad we did. The studio was spacious, has a fridge, stove, microwave and cook ware. There is a large closet & safe as well. Everything was very clean (and is cleaned daily). The tile in the bathroom does look a little like something out of the 70's -brown tiles, but it was very clean and didn't bother us at all. There is a small yard/park area where your dogs can go to the bathroom. There is a variety of foods offered for breakfast. We just had breakfast one time as a treat, and the rest of the days we just made breakfast in the studio. We both agreed it would be a lovely place for a family to go on vacation every summer.
Salvador Dali's house is only about a 2 min walk. It's right around the corner from the hotel. You can also take a 30 min boat ride in Dali's boat 'Gala'. There is a scenic train that takes you around the nature park & near by Cap De Cruses. Excellent hiking in this area. There are also near by places for snorkling, and swimming (but probably in the shallow area only to be safe). The hotel also has a pool for swimming. The town of Cadaques is probably a 15 minute walk downhill, and the whole town is really so beautiful.
This was one of our favorite/memorable trips, and we really enjoyed our stay at the hotel.....we almost didn't want to leave, lol ;)
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