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Hotel Blau Mar
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Carrer de Farena 36, 17211 Llafranc, Palafrugell, Spain   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Llafranc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This hotel is wonderful. The staff are fab, and the room we stayed in was beautiful. It was so nice to sit outside for breakfast every morning with such a great view.
It is located in a lovely town and whilst the walk back up the hill gets your heart pumping, it is good to work off the ice cream! We had an amazing stay.
It was so nice to experience a boutique style hotel that isn't like a chain.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BlauMar, Gerente at Hotel Blau Mar, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
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We are very pleased that you had enjoyed your stay at our hotel. His pleasant review the care provided by our staff flatters us and encourages us to continue offering our best service.
It will be a pleasure to welcome you again at the Hotel Stella Maris in Llafranc
Best wishes
The Direction
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Usually when you book a hotel, you hope it will be like the website and then find that it is not quite what you were expecting, especially when it comes the supposed views. Well the Blau Mar exceeded our expectations and the view on the website is the view you get from every room, from the terrace and from the pool.

The staff are very friendly and helpful and there is always someone available when you need them. The room was really nice and I think that the rooms are pretty similar in layout and really only differ in terms of the fabric colours (as far as we could tell from open doorways). The beds were comfortable and we managed to get uninterrupted sleep every night.

In order to be balanced we have really struggled to find some negatives:
- the pool is too small and shallow.
- if you were infirm the slope home might be too much - but that slope provides the view!
- there is very little shade around the pool - presumably to avoid obscuring the view.
- the breakfast is average and repetitive.

However, we truly loved this hotel and will definitely visit again. I would definitely recommended a stay here.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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BlauMar, Gerente at Hotel Blau Mar, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Thank you for your opinion.
We hope to have again the pleasure of your visit at Hotel Blaumar in the next future.

Kind regards
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We have just returned from a 2 week stay at this hotel and would highly recommend it to anyone. Our room ( number 11) was spacious, bright and tastefully appointed, complete with stunning views of the pool area and the bay of Llafranc beyond.
Even though it was bed and breakfast only, there was a range of poolside snacks available throughout most of the day.
The service was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. Marta was particularly helpful in providing us with maps and advice on places to visit.
Whilst the price was not particularly cheap its exclusivity was beyond question and we will most definitely return in the near future.
Thank you to all at The Blaumar for making out holiday perfect.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BlauMar, Gerente at Hotel Blau Mar, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments in Tripadvisor. We are very happy to see that you have enjoyed your stay with us.
It would be a pleasure to welcome you again in a near future in the hotel

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Salford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We stayed for 10 days in June during a four week motoring tour of the Costa Brava and couldn't have chosen better.
A boutique hotel with fabulously comfortable rooms, tremendous views across the infinity pool to the bay below. Plenty of space in the garden/pool area - no crowding or sun-bed reserving - and plenty of shade.
All the staff were kind and helpful, and the owners kept on top of everything.
It was so good we stayed again on the way back home for two nights - aided by some inventive room shuffling to get us in!!
We will definitely be going back.

My only gripe - and not a fault of the hotel - was the steep walk back up from Llanfranc bay, agony on two knee replacements and a bottle of Rioja, and with no local taxi's meant calling one from Pallafrugel at 15 euros. A small price to pay for a fabulous hotel, but bad walkers be aware!

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BlauMar, Gerente at Hotel Blau Mar, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Dear Guests,
Thank you for your comments about your great holiday with us
We are very glad that you have enjoyed some relaxing time in our hotel and that you keep a nice memory of the treatment received by our staff.
Hoping that you will return very soon
The Direction
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Stayed with the Mrs in early July. It's a well-appointed hotel with fantastic views of Llafranc bay. Rooms were comfortable. Staff were attentive without being over the top. There is enough parking on site.
It's a stiff, but short, climb back from Llafranc - less than 10 minutes, and no problem unless you are unfit!
Small caveats. The pool, while attractive, is not really big enough for swimming; it's more for a quick dip and cool-off. And at nearly £200 per night it's not cheap, but maybe that's what you pay for quality in what is a very nice area.
I would certainly stay again if visiting the area.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BlauMar, Gerente at Hotel Blau Mar, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Thank you for your opinion. We are pleased to know that your stay at Hotel Blaumar in Llafranc was pleasant.
We hope to have again the pleasure of your visit at Hotel Blaumar in the next future.

Kind regards
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Stayed recently for 6 nights mid July, lovely hotel with wonderful views due to it being set quite high up behind Llafranc, don't let this put you off as its less than 10 mins walk to the restaurants and beaches etc, the slope can be a little steep on the way back however, we found Sangria/Cerveza tended to lessen the incline....

Our room (Nos 3) was ground floor and had direct access to the garden/pool area, it was well decorated, airy and spacious enough for my wife and I and our teenage daughter.

The staff were very helpful especially Martha as she gave us a map with really good local restaurants that we wouldn't necessarily have chosen if not for her recommendations.

As mentioned by previous TA members there is no 'evening' meal options but they do serve some very nice smaller dishes at lunchtime/early evening, not snacks as they are more than that, breakfast is good although slightly repetitive.

The town of Llafranc is lovely, great restaurants and beach, maybe take some rubber soled beach shoes as there are loads of rocks to climb and snorkel around.

We hired a boat and explored both West and East of Llafranc, have to say there is some stunning scenery along this coast, we like taking boats out and this has to be one of the most beautiful coastlines we've sailed along, water is crystal clear and they have mooring buoys (Mostly yellow) which you can tie off your boat and snorkel around islands you wouldn't usually be able to (usually there's no anchorage).

Highly recommended, we would return to this hotel and definitely this area as it has so much to offer.

Room Tip: Room 3, is ground floor good access to garden, pool and the patio area where food is served, good vi...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BlauMar, Gerente at Hotel Blau Mar, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments, it is greatly appreciated.
We're also pleased that your holiday in our beautiful country went so well and we were happy to be able to contribute to that.

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Hotel BlauMar Llafranc.

Best Wishes,
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

A small boutique style hotel - clean, nicely appointed rooms, friendly & helpful staff. A great location with view that is really spectacular looking across the cove and small unspoiled town of Llfranc, totally relaxing and enjoyable experience! Great quality throughout hotel, grounds and pool! Would not hesitate to recommend!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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BlauMar, Gerente at Hotel Blau Mar, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
It's a pleasure for us to know that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Your kind words are really appreciated and encourages us to keep on working hard to meet all of our guest expectations.

Thank you so much
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Address: Carrer de Farena 36, 17211 Llafranc, Palafrugell, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Palafrugell > Llafranc
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Llafranc
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Blau Mar 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This charming hotel is in Llafranc, one of the best beach resorts on the Costa Brava. All rooms at the Blaumar have a private terrace or garden with sea views.The Blaumar is located in the heart of the beautiful Empordà region. Along the coastline there are a range of beaches and interesting fishing towns.The hotel has soundproofed bedrooms with bright décor and lots of natural light. There are wooden floors and attractive furniture.Wi-Fi is free in public areas. These include a living room where hot drinks are served around the fireplace.Breakfast includes local produce and fresh fruit and is available on the outdoor terrace. There are also gardens and a snack bar.Free public parking is possible on site. There are 10 golf courses within 20 km. The Dalí Museum in Figueres is an hour's drive away, while Girona can be reached in 30 minutes. ... more   less 
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