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“Great value, excellent location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Les Illes
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Les Illes 55, 17258 L'Estartit, Spain   |  
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Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in L'Estartit
Soldeu, Andorra
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Great value, excellent location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

The hotel is situated right on the marina, opposite the Club Nautic in L'Estartit. You can't actually see the Medes Islands from the hotel, but the view over the sea is lovely anyhow. You can see the Islands after a couple of minutes' stroll along the front.
The hotel has LOADS of staff, who all seem very friendly and efficient. They humoured us with our limited Spanish (sorry, the extent of our Catalan is saying "good morning"!) but also spoke excellent English, as well as French and German that I overheard.
The room was basic but clean, although the shower/bath looked like it was in need of a little TLC - there was quite a lot of limescale around it. The beds were also a little soft for me, and I had a sore back in the morning, but this is obviously personal preference.
The seafront bars and restaurants are all in easy walking distance. We chose the restaurant Salines for a really excellent meal.
The hotel also doubles-up as a diving centre and is wonderfully located for this, although we didn't take advantage on this (very quick) stay.
The free Wifi throughout the hotel is relatively fast and easy to pick up. The code to connect is on a notice board in the lobby, so there's no need to bother staff to ask for it.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lisboa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Great hotel for diving, in front of the port and 5 minutes by foot to the boat. The food was very good and with variety. The staff was very helpful, whenever we need. Recommend... a lot!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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san jose, ca
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

The hotel was an adequate place to stay at an affordable price. The staff was very helpful and courteous. The breakfast buffet was also adequate to get a bite to eat in the morning. The room we had was kind of small with very hard beds, but functional. It was nice to have a balcony to overlook the street. Some rooms, however, appeared to have an obstructed view of the street, so ask for an ocean view. While they advertised free Wi-Fi, we found it did not work on a first floor room and had to go into the lobby or bar to view the internet. They did have a terminal in the lobby to use to pick up e-mails. There is no parking on site, but they did send us to the beach parking lot about 400 to 500 meters away for free parking.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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hampshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2010

This is classed as a 2* hotel but the cost was the same for one night compared to that of a 2 night stay in a 4*Hotel in Bilbao..
When we arrived we didn't receive a greeting, we were ignored, as the male receptionist was using his computer whilst facing us. The rooms were basic , we were put at the back of the hotel, so nothing to look at but understandable for the star of the hotel. It was extremely noisy, as some guests returned late and there is no carpet on the corridor floors.
Breakfast was poor, the bacon and eggs scarce, by the time it arrived, the guests used it and you were left waiting for re-supply which didn't arrive.
I would suggest this is called a "Hostel", as it certainly was not a hotel. However, it was clean.

Would not recommend. Please look at my other travels as I am rarely negative.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Playa Blanca
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

My husband and I have just returned from a fortnight's holiday on the Costa Brava. We chose to rent a private apartment in a family house which was great apart from the bedroom. It was too hot and lacked ventilation and the beds were little more than camp beds with a piece of foam laid on the top. After 12 nights of not being able to sleep, we drove down the coast a little way to L'Estartit and decided to stay the night somewhere just to get a good night's sleep. We asked at the Tourist Office for some recommendations for an air-conditioned hotel that wasn't too expensive. Hotel Les Illes was on the list and was very close to the Tourist Office so we went to take a look. The receptionist was friendly and let us check out the room before we actually booked in and on discovering that the air-conditioning worked brilliantly and the beds has proper mattresses on them, we decided to book the hotel for the night. Our room was on the 2nd floor at the front and despite being slightly further up the narrow lane that runs along the front of the hotel, we did have a little bit of a sea-view. There was a spacious balcony with a table and 2 chairs and the sliding doors fitted well and kept out any external noise. The hotel was full of divers and there were constantly crowds of wet-suited people hanging around in the reception and on the entrance steps but our room was totally quiet during the night. The hotel is 3 star but was clean and well equipped and as good as some 4 star hotels that I have stayed in. Our room had 3 single beds, a fitted wardrobe, a couple of bedside tables and a little dressing table with a mirror over it. There was also a flat-screen TV with a fairly good selection of channels. The bathroom was compact and had a small bath with a shower over it, closed in with a sliding glass shower screen, a toilet and a handbasin. There was also a wall-mounted hair dryer and an extractor fan. There was an extra pillow and 2 blankets in the wardrobe in case of the nights becoming cold (some chance with the 36 degrees Celsius outside!) And most important of all - the air-conditioning worked brilliantly! After 12 nights of unsuccessfully trying to sleep in an oven, the temptation of just being able to lie on a comfortable bed in a cool room was too much to resist. You don't know what you've got till it's gone and we were so missing having a comfortable bed that we just laid there enjoying the comfortable mattresses and the cool air. After a fabulous night's sleep, the inclusive breakfast was excellent and included eggs and bacon, cakes, cereals, breads, toast, fruit juices and fruit, cold cuts and cheeses. We would have spent our last night there too but we had to get back to our rented apartment to collect our stuff. To us, that was 88 euros well-spent!

  • Stayed July 2010, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lindesnes Municipality, Norway
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146 reviews 146 reviews
70 hotel reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2009

Hotel Les Illes was our last stay on a bicycle trip around Catalonia. Great hotel. Nice and clean rooms. The very friendly staff, from manager to room maid, made us feel like a big family. Great buffet breakfast and dinner. Free internet access in the lobby (bring your own computer). Just at the mainstreet and very close to beach, sailclub and diving. 18 hole golf some 15 km away.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2009

We moved to this hotel after spending two nights in the ant-infested Hotel Coral, L'Estartit.
Both 2 star hotels, absolutely no comparison to each other. I would rate Les Illes 4 star. The hotel was spotlessly clean, air-conditioned and comfortable. The staff were all very helpful. This hotel made up for what could have been a disastrous holiday.
Leemal.

  • Stayed August 2009, 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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Address: Les Illes 55, 17258 L'Estartit, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > L'Estartit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in L'Estartit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Les Illes 2*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Les Illes & Activities is a family run hotel with more than 50 years of experience where we aim to provide accommodation and activities combined with an individual service in a welcoming atmosphere. The hotel is located next to the harbour of L’Estartit that is due to both its geographical characteristics and the nature reserve of the Medas Islands one of the most important holiday resorts on the Costa Brava.The hotel has 63 bedrooms equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, private bathroom, telephone, hairdryer, and heating and include a daily room service. You can choose from double rooms, 3-bed rooms, or family rooms. ... more   less 
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