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“A Three Star Hotel with a Five Star Heart” 5 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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6 hotel reviews
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“A Three Star Hotel with a Five Star Heart”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We had a lovely stay at the Terramar back in July.
The location is beautiful just a few steps away from the beach, convenient for sunbathing, swimming, kayaking or strolling along the front.
The hotel is clean and well looked after and has been in the same family for several generations. The staff were all helpful especially the staff on reception and Anna our evening waitress/Catalan teacher.
If you arrive by car you can turn in and park at the entrance to unload your bags and check in. They will tell you where you can park after that, it was a few minutes walk away and free.
Breakfasts are generous with lots of choice. There is a machine with oranges in that you can get freshly squeezed juice from and the Cava is waiting on ice. The fresh fruits were good. I had cherries and strawberries with a thick and creamy yoghurt. There were cold meats, cheese with membrillo which is a quince paste called codonyat in Catalan, bacon, sausages and scrambled eggs, breads, pastries and cakes and glorious Nespresso coffee.

We have stayed in Llafranc before some years back. Once at the Terramar and the second time in another hotel nearby. Both times we mostly ate out for our evening meal as there is an excellent choice of places to eat in Llafranc. We thought we would do the same this time but we really enjoyed our meal on the first night so we ate at the Terramar's restaurant every evening. We had the set menu which included several local dishes. It was varied and interesting and included a bottle of wine, water and bread making it excellent value.
I particularly enjoyed the fideua, Palamos prawns, paella and the grilled mussels. (photos attached)

Be aware that in this part of Spain not everyone speaks English and some of those that do may not understand correctly everything you say. A bit of French worked wonders in a couple of places.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Gloucestershire England
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We enjoyed yet another October visit for 3 nights and the hotel is as good as ever. Llafranc is lovely out of season. It would be handy if there was some information in the room eg. ask for a safe key, get towels for the beach from reception, no charge for either. Hope to be here again next year. See separate review of restaurant.

Room Tip: A sea view is what makes it special.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Just back from a 3 night stay - can't fault it. Everyone was very helpful, the room was comfortable and spotless with great view across to the beach and breakfast was excellent. The Menu del dia was really enjoyable and great value. Will definitely be returning - I'm only sorry it's closing for the winter!

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Riguepeu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The hotel, is comfortable, the staff are very friendly and helpful, and the food is good. We took a late September break and had a fabulous week in Llafranc at this hotel, right on the front but not noisy. This is a beautiful area and we will return as the walking and beach experience are good, followed by a welcoming smile and good service at the hotel.

Room Tip: Front of hotel facing the sea.
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  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aylesbeare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We have stayed at the Terramar before and enjoyed it so much that we returned again this year for a late break. We booked direct with the hotel so that we could discuss our requirements as we were travelling with elderly parents with mobility problems.
Everything about this hotel is excellent. All our requirements were met with a quiet efficiency. The beds in the rooms are comfortable, the power showers in the bathrooms excellent. The first floor room supplies instant boiling water and tea and coffee but on request they will provide a kettle and facilities in your room.
The breakfast at 12 euros is excellent value and is served until 11am. From the freshly squeezed orange juice, to the fresh fruit, yoghurts, cold meats, croissants, bacon, eggs, toast, all the food is of top quality.
We ate in the hotel twice during the week sampling the both the Tapas menus and the Plat du jour. both incredible value and excellent quality.
Finally all the staff from housekeeping, to reception, bar and waiting staff are all a credit to the hotel. Nothing is too much trouble and they get on with their work in a friendly way.
You never feel like you're being ripped off. An delicious ice cream in a bowl is cheaper than a cone from the local shop!
We made use of the beach towels (you have to sign for them at reception) and had exclusive use of the sun terrace with really comfy sun loungers.
Llafranc has a flat tree lined promenade with easy walks along the coast to Calella de Parafrugel. With the improved road system only 45 minute drive from Gerona airport.

Room Tip: Request sea view
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  • Stayed September 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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Canberra, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We were still working out the Spanish way of eating and were not hungry enough for a full menu of the day. The translated choices on the menu looked good, in this small village, bay side hotel restaurant.
We were very impressed with the meal of ( shared) roasted vegetable and bean salad and the traditional sea food paella. One of the best meals we have had in 2 weeks in Spain. And the service was great, attentive, but not over bearing.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, England
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This hotel is obviously well established in Llafranc and, really, offered all we needed.
Our sea view room on the second floor was comfortable and bigger than rooms we've paid a lot more for in other countries, and of course, the location simply could not be better.

We ate in the hotel restaurant a couple of times and found the menu del dia to be a great bargain, including as it does, bread and wine.

There were one or two things that we found a little quirky about the hotel, so they may be worth mentioning.

First of all, the hotel will tell you that they have a parking space outside where, on arrival, you can drop off bags and register etc.
It may be as well to know that you have to drive over the curb and into the space between the two restaurants - I don't think we were alone in not finding this immediately obvious.

Secondly, although there are no tea and coffee facilities in the room and there is a lounge where you can make hot drinks, you can also have a tray with kettle and cups in your room if you ask at reception.

Finally we were not told that the hotel supply beach towels but, again, all you have to do is ask and they are freely available.

On the subject of the beach, I'd recommend being there fairly early at the weekend when the weather's good and the second-homers are in town - it turned into a bit of a Saturday morning scrum when we were there and it was the only day when the beach was packed.

Room Tip: We were on the second floor and didn't find our view particularly obstructed by the trees
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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*
Number of rooms: 53
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