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“Slightly isolated, but oh so relaxing” 4 of 5 stars
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Parador de Aiguablava
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Platja d'Aiguablava, 17255 Begur, Spain   |  
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Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Begur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Canada
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Slightly isolated, but oh so relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I would not stay here without access to a car as it is a bit isolated but that also means it allows for great relaxation. The rooms are dated but very clean. The wood floors in the hallways have huge gaps and sink and creak underfoot rather disturbingly, like a rotting deck! There are wonderful views from most rooms, the terrace and breakfast room. We remarked that the picture windows and views are the only decor in the restaurant; once the sun goes down, the room is very stark and with its regimented tables lacks atmosphere. The dinner options were generally good - we liked the black rice, the veal sirloin and the sequet the best - although there was little or nothing in the way of vegetables with each plate. The beach (reached by a path and stair) is not big so it does get busy. The water is very clear and shallow and a gorgeous colour.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reme O, Coordinadora de Calidad at Parador de Aiguablava, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
In first place I should like to thank you both personally and on behalf of the Parador of Aiguablava for your comments written to us consequent on your visit. Our principal objective at the Paradores is to assure your satisfaction and your well-being as well as to offer our distinguished clients the comfort and quality which they deserve - in accordance with the system of quality in which we are practiced and certified.
Thank you so much
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nashville, Tennessee
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78 reviews 78 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We stayed here for a few nights on a family holiday. The rooms are clean, the bathrooms are large (by American Standards) and the breakfast was fabulous. The spread that is provided for breakfast will make finding something to suit your pallet easy. Lots of fresh fruit, fresh squeezed orange juice, choice of many breads, yogurts, lots of pastries, cereal, soft boiled eggs, and I could go on. One night we ate the beach restaurant. I was underwhelmed with the selection and I thought the food was average. I had expected better but was not disappointed.

The view we had was of a beautiful little cove with lots of boats anchored and a nice beach. It did get rather crowded with the locals, but the hotel pool was beautiful and not crowded if you wanted something quieter. The pool was guarded and very clean.

The staff was friendly but there weren't a lot around. The hotel is off the beaten path so it's not a bustling place. Seemed slower paced. We enjoyed ourselves and I would go back. The only negative was that there wasn't a fitness center. I actually think there may be a treadmill or something but it was not working.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the cove.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reme O, Coordinadora de Calidad at Parador de Aiguablava, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Thank you for your comments. We would like to inform you that the gym is closed as we are improving facilities, we wait that in you nest visit you can use all the service.
Best Regards
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Berks - UK
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127 reviews 127 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The setting of the parador is magical.. Sitting on the balcony was so relaxing and just the best part of our holiday. Only minus is that evening food options can be limited (due to the setting) as other places all need a car. But absolutely exceptional in setting and service.

Room Tip: We preferred rooms on the Begur side (rather than the sea)
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great view and food,but the local people is cutting the trees on the montain…they want more people come to here,but i don't think the bird and fish wanna to.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Panama City, Panama
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Located in a priviledged promontory on the Costa Brava of the Mediterranean Sea. The view from our room was extraordinary. You could see the open sea, the seagullls gliding around and caring for their chicks, a marina, a beautiful rock formation accross a small water inlet, and the nice houses perched on the side of the hillside.

The room had a balcony with chairs and a table.

The internet didi not require any password or special connection procedures, however, the coverage inside our room was spotty. We got along with an inexpensive cellular internet SIIM card we had purchased earlier.

Breakfast was excellent in terms of variety, quality, quantity and operating hours. The hotel has an additional restaurant right by the water. Guests can easily walk down to it as they take in the beautiful view.

There is a big swimming pool.

The hotel has ample parking.

Our room was large, clean and comfortable. The bathroom was well equipped and included a bidet.

The staff was particularly helpful and friendly.

There are not too many signs guiding you to the hotel, so we had a little bit of a hard time finding it in spite of having a GPS and and Ipad.

All of the other hotels in the chain where we have stayed are remodeled medieval or otherwise historic buildings. This one however is modern in comparison, a little old but well maintained.

Room Tip: There are some rooms which have a big ledge in front which limits the view.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reme O, Coordinadora de calidad at Parador de Aiguablava, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
We are very pleased for the comments of our Parador, Comments likes yours helps us to improve day by day. Thank you very much.
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Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A magnificent setting on a cliff peninsula overlooking the Costa Brava. I believe each room has a water view.
Our room was large with the best bath facilities we found in our latest trip to Europe. Both the counter and restaurant staff were courteous & multi-lingual. Our room was quiet in the evening.
We raved about both the dinners and a full continental breakfast in great settings. Entertainment & social settings in the hotel were enjoyable.
Well appointed paths to walk around the hotel or down the cliffs to the water...

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reme O, Coordinadora de Calidad at Parador de Aiguablava, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
We are very pleased for the comments of our Parador, Comments likes yours helps us to improve day by day. Thank you very much.
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Loved staying here. Excellent location, great rooms, friendly staff, decent food and two seagull chicks in a nest just below the terrace!
Aiguablava is well-situated for visits to other places like Figueres and Cadaques if you don't mind a bit of a drive but there is plenty of interest close by too.
All in all a fantastic location.

Room Tip: Rm 121 is on the first floor, facing Begur with a an excellent bathroom for the disabled.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reme O, Coordinadora de Calidad at Parador de Aiguablava, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
We are very pleased for the comments of our Parador, Comments likes yours helps us to improve day by day. Thank you very much.
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Additional Information about Parador de Aiguablava

Address: Platja d'Aiguablava, 17255 Begur, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Begur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Begur
#3 Family Hotel in Begur
#8 Romantic Hotel in Begur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Parador de Aiguablava 4*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Parador overlooking the sea surrounded by pine trees, on the "Punta d'es Munts" allows traveller to enjoy the sea and nature by peaceful walks in cliff-hangings gardens and wonderful views over hidden coves. The living rooms are a haven of peace, and the bedrooms present us with marvellous panoramic views over the sea. ... more   less 
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Parador De Aiguablava Begur, Spain - Costa Brava
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