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Hotel Barcarola
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C/Pablo Picasso, 1-19 | Platja St Pol s/n, 17248 S'Agaro, Spain   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in S'Agaro
York, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

The hotel is in an excellent location. S'Agaro is so beautiful with lovely walks along the coast. We stayed here is February for 2 nights - myself, husband and 7 year old son. The rooms were large and comfortable. The bathroom was large and clean. Lovely jacuzzi bath and seperate shower. The safe is free to use and there is plenty of hanging space in the wardrobes. I accidentally put in the wrong number in the safe a few times which resulted in us being unable to use it. Went to reception and the lady came over immediately and sorted out the problem. Very helpful and excellent service. We only stayed b & b. The breakfast was very good and fresh. Cooking your own eggs and bacon was good. Would highly recommend this hotel. Excellent value.

  • Stayed February 2012, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Somerset
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2011

Stayed 2 nights, had a free upgrade to a Junior Suite with jacuzzi!! Bed was so comfortable, wanted to bring it home - pure luxury!! Hotel spotless. Very good breakfast. A few bars and restaurants down the road. Beautiful scenary, we drove to Tossa De Mar, you do need a car if you want to get out and about. not a lot to do in the area. Ok we got a good deal as it was the low season, but all in all, a really lovely stay, would definately recommend. Girona Airport taxi costs 50E each way, so much cheaper to hire a car. Beware though, we went to top up the tank on way to airport and it was closed!!!! So no doubt we shall be charged premium rates for the petrol to top up our hire car. Enjoy!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Harrogate
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111 reviews 111 reviews
65 hotel reviews
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199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2011

The Barcarola is situated a few streets from the beach in the pleasant resort of S'Agaro. It's only a minute's walk from the beach, and numerous restaurants along the seafront. There is a very nice pool with an upper area overlooking the pool and sea, which was always very quiet and had lots of free loungers.

The breakfast buffet was large, and gave you the ability to prove your egg cooking skills (or otherwise!) on a strange flat egg frying device. We drove to the hotel from Barcelona airport (90 mins), and there is a large, free car park behind the hotel. The hotel's restaurant is very good, probably the best option in town, albeit slightly overpriced – especially the starters, which were very expensive. The staff were all very friendly, and spoke good English, despite mostly being Dutch (as the vast majority of the guests are Dutch).

The town itself is very quiet; no noisy Brits or nightclubs and popular with the locals. All in all, the Barcarola is an excellent place to relax on the coast, and well located for trips on coast and inland if you have a car.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dordogne
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

Dutch delghts at this "gem" of a hotel in the Van de Valk chain in the sleepy resort of S'agaro. Too often hotels fail to live upto expectations but the Barcarola delivers on all counts. A friendly welcome at reception on arrival promised better things to come. The free secure parking was welcome. A request for extra pillows and a wi-fi connection were dealt with promptly. The room on the third floor offered spectacular views from its terrace. Comfortable beds and a well appointed bathroom and seperate shower cubicle. The air-con worked well and the T.V offered a plethora of both international and Spanish chanels. Breakfast by the pool wsa great start to the day with a varied buffet and cooked breakfast option. We were impressed by the small army of Spanish/Dutch staff cleaning and polishing their way round the building and grounds. We had booked a demi-pension holiday on the basis if the food was'nt up to scratch we could always eat out at one of the many local restaurants. However, dinner in the hotel restaurant turned out to be the highlight of every day. The table d'hote menu was varied and to a high standard. I defy anyone to find a better restaurant in the area. The fresh fish of the day - sea bass or bream, steaks and paella -were all options during our stay. Within the Sea of Mediocrity that is the Spanish Hotel Scene - the Barcarola stands out as a beacon of hope. Thank you Barcarola for a wonderful holiday - we hope to return soon.

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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TLV
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2009

We have spent 1 night at this hotel back in 2006. We were a "walk-in", the staff at reception was very nice, the service was flawless throughout the stay. Its very close to the beach, has ample parking space, the room we have stayed in was clean, tidy and cozy, the breakfast was excellent, in short - 100% value for money.
We will come back:)

  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ireland
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2009

We stayed here for three nights, it was the end of the season, the town was very quiet, but the hotel was absolutely lovely, the hotel is divided into two separate buildings, we stayed in the main part where the restaurant and reception are. The other part, just across the road seems to be an addition. The room was huge, as was the bathroom and balcony. It was really homely and just off the beach. The breakfast was a self catering affair where you cook your own bacon & eggs, we enjoyed that. The area is very calm and only about 40 minutes from Gerona airport. We will be back most definitely.
The only thing that could be a bit better was the evening meal, although we only tried that one night, it may just have been down to our expectations.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
51 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2009

I should pre-empt this review by saying I end up spending a good 20 - 30 nights a year staying in hotels for work, and I get fairly picky when I pay (even my companies) money and get anything but good service.

This however is a fantastically cared for, beautifully maintained hotel - whose staff care about their hotel and their guests, ( example, the room door stopper broke off its fixing while we where there, no big deal- none of us reported it. However that evening it was stuck back into position - the maid must have reported it - I have stayed in 5* hotels where I have asked the sink to be unblocked for days on end, with no success). The hotel exists in a couple of neighboring buildings 1 block off the beach in a beautiful little town - it has its own restaurant in the hotel, which is beautiful, and within 150M there are at least another 6 restaurants.
There is a free (Aug 09) carpark, of decent proportions, the rooms are spotless and most importantly this Dutch owned hotel sparkles with proficient staff that you could have lifted straight out of a 4 or even 5 star hotel.
We visited with my wife, 14 year old daughter and her friend, and all 4 of us had a fantastic time and have already recommended it to friends and are planning another trip there.
If you read these reviews Hotel Barcarola, thank you for a wonderful stay, and we really do look forward to visiting you again.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: C/Pablo Picasso, 1-19 | Platja St Pol s/n, 17248 S'Agaro, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > S'Agaro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in S'Agaro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Barcarola 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The friendly family hotel Barcarola is situated in S'Agaró which belongs to the municipality of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, along the beautiful coast of the Costa Brava. The romantic bay of Sant Pol is not even 30 meters from the hotel and is the ideal beach for sun lovers and water sport enthusiasts. The hotel guarantees optimum quality for service, customer satisfaction and luxury. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Barcarola Hotel s Agaró
Hotel Barcarola Spain/Costa Brava

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