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“On the beach” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Terramar
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Passeig Cypsela 1, 17211 Llafranc, Palafrugell, Spain   |  
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Ranked #2 of 7 hotels in Llafranc
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25 hotel reviews
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“On the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights, and had booked an internal room (not facing the sea). We were lucky as we got a room with a balcony on the side of the hotel.

Good: location, friendly staff, cleanliness.

The hotel has a lounge room with board games and books which other travellers have left. The lounge room has a balcony overlooking the beach, so if you dont have a room with a balcony, you can always use this one. We saw hardly anyone there, so its like you have that area to yourself.

The breakfast is great. Lots to choose from.
There is a rooftop terrace with sunbeds and a shower, but no pool.

The beach gets very crowded in the summer.

Room Tip: Get a room with a balcony.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ANNA P, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Terramar, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Dear Sirs,

We contact from the customer service department you to thank you for your opinion and assessment about hotel, information that it helpful for us.

We are glad that you felt were comfortable in our hotel, and that you could also enjoy it's facilities. We appreciate your positive comments concerning the services and facilities offered by the Hotel Terramar.

Wishing to you greet again, you receive a very warm greeting.

Yours sincerely
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Unfortunately we only had one day in Llafranc! We picked the Terramar due to the location right across the road from the beach. We booked very late in the height of the season but were surprised to find a room for under £100. On arrival the staff were very helpful and friendly, asking if we required any services and giving us details of breakfast/dinner.
The room itself was fine, it was simply furnished and very clean. The air conditioning was already on, this was a relief as it was in the mid 30's and one lovely touch was two bottles of cold water in the fridge with the compliments of the hotel. A small gesture but really appreciated.
The room was described as an interior view, it overlooked the road behind the hotel but had a small balcony from where we could see the sea around the corner. The bathroom was exceptionally clean with an extremely powerful shower and a selection of toiletries, which was unexpected.
While the room does not have tea and coffee making facilities there is a lounge on the first floor where guests can help themselves to a selection of teas and coffee, again a lovely touch.
We did not have dinner at the hotel but had lunch on the terrace over the road on the beach. The menu was extensive and the sandwiches were excellent. We did have breakfast the following morning which was served in the restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed the choice of foods offered. Fruit was fresh and beautifully laid out, a selection of meats, cheese, pate, bread etc. It seemed to go on forever. Again the service was excellent.
I would recommend the Terramar for its friendliness, location and staff.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Stayed three nights after running up short on our first priorities in the Begur area. Not all rooms in Terramar are nice, but we ended up in a room in 4.th floor with beautiful view and large doors out to our balcony. High standard all around. A bit expensive - however very high season and the room was large. Tasty breakfast and friendly and helpful receptionists - really did what they could to guide us to the more off-track beaches in the area. The pasta restaurant out front needs a lesson in al-dente but really has the hang on the pizzas.

Room Tip: You do not want a small room facing to the back street.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great location. Great service. We have two children age 7 and 8 and it was ideal. The staff are friendly and efficient. The evening meal is good value and the breakfast is great. Fantastic location on the beach and Llafranc is a great place for a holiday. The cleaner lined our children's various dolls up in their bed just like we would at home. A nice touch and it sums up the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ANNA P, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Terramar, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Dear Sirs,

We contact from the customer service department you to thank you for your opinion and assessment about hotel, information that it helpful for us.

We are glad that you felt were comfortable in our hotel, and that you could also enjoy it's facilities. We appreciate your positive comments concerning the services and facilities offered by the Hotel Terramar.

Wishing to you greet again, you receive a very warm greeting.

Yours sincerely
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London/Surrey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

It's obvious from our stay that this hotel has a loyal following of repeat (British, it seems) guests, and to some extent the effusive reviews reflect this. The stars of the place are the reception staff, particularly Adrian and Marina who could not be more polite, helpful and obliging, and go out of their way to help with any matter. The location is great, right on the seafront and our balcony looked out over the bay and town (even if the pine trees obscure the beach view). It was nice to sit out there. The room was plenty big enough for a family of four - plain, clean and simple which is how I like it (not fussy, cluttered and chintzy). The breakfasts are charged separately and are fabulous - excellent choice and quality and with waiting staff who seemed to care. In stark contrast is the Restaurant Terramar (in the same room) in the evening. I don't understand the rave reviews for this place - service was indifferent; even if you come more than once the same waiter couldn't be bothered to acknowledge this. The set menu sounds great but is indifferent in quality and dull in presentation. Boring. The farce of the returned chocolate fondant: it arrived stone cold, was sent back only to re-appear cold and crushed! It was outrageous - and occurred in sight of someone of influence in the hotel who took no interest at all. The a la carte is a little more expansive, the beef wellington being actually good value and tasty. I come back to the service and am getting fed up with indifferent service in these sorts of places at peak holiday time. Lastly, the wi-fi is a bit iffy, but seemed to work best early and late. Price wise it worked out at GBP60 bed and breakfast per person; evening meals were about GBP20 to GBP25 for 2/3 courses. So all in all, I would say b&b is fine; forget the evening meals.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We've just got back from a stay at the Hotel Terramar and loved it - it was just what we wanted, a quiet, sleepy resort for lots of rest and relaxation. We did feel a bit adventurous on our second day and decided to walk to 'nearby' resort Tamariu. Three hours later and we made it after getting lost in the woods (twice), puffing and panting up massively steep hills and eventually walking along a busy A road! The walk the other way, to Calella, is much more pedestrian friendly and relaxing so do this one instead!
The hotel itself is clean, comfortable and smart, The staff are incredibly friendly and the location is spot on - we had a view of the sea from our room. We were also pleased to discover the little communal roof terrace - it's a bit sparse but does the job if you want a break from the sometimes busy beach.
The resort is very quiet however so you will be disappointed if you are looking for lots to do. We weren't, so we loved it. Next time, I think I would hire a car and explore the area - the roads were also very quiet so seemed manageable for first time drivers in Spain like we would have been.
On the last night we ate in the restaurant which was absolutely lovely, the food was great and good value too. We didn't have breakfast so can't say what that's like but we did have a coffee on the terrace by the sea which was very nice indeed!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ANNA P, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Terramar, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Dear Sirs,

We contact from the customer service department you to thank you for your opinion and assessment about hotel, information that it helpful for us.

We are glad that you felt were comfortable in our hotel, and that you could also enjoy it's facilities. We appreciate your positive comments concerning the services and facilities offered by the Hotel Terramar.

Wishing to you greet again, you receive a very warm greeting.

Yours sincerely

Customer Service Department
HOTEL TERRAMAR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Lovely location with super view over the seafront, beach and sea. Good overall menu with a wide choice so there should be something for everyone. If not, then the adjoining pizza and pasta bar are worth a look too. The staff are attentive and friendly without being overbearing. When the food arrives you will not be disappointed. Well executed traditional Catalonian cuisine.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Passeig Cypsela 1, 17211 Llafranc, Palafrugell, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Palafrugell > Llafranc
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 hotels in Llafranc
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Terramar 3*
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