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Hotel Hostalillo
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bellavista 22, 17212 Tamariu, Palafrugell, Spain   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Tamariu
Barcelona, Spain
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55 hotel reviews
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“Very good quality 3 star hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Tamariu is a lovely town, tiny but extremely picturesque. Some excellent restaurants and a beach with crystal clear waters make it a great location for a short break to relax. Hotel Hostalillo is the largest in the town and is a great option. Nice room, excellent customer service and spectacular views. Lots of steps though, and parking can be difficult.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Loveland, CO, USA
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

From the time we rounded the bend at the top of the hill leading down into Tamariu, we were overwhelmed with the sheer beauty of the, almost movie set like, cove. The surprising bonus of our stay was the quality of the hotel, Hostellilo, where the entire staff was friendly but professional, where the public areas hinted luxury(Although for our September-timed visit, the prices spoke economy.), and where our (ac provided) room was clean, roomy, and comfortable. The sumptuous breakfast, presented by starched-coated servers, was served on a deck with views "to die for." Even the off-property parking was more quaint than to be quarreled over.

Room Tip: Coming from a dry, mild climate , we preferred a room with air conditioning.
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  • Stayed September 2011, 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Tamariu is a beautiful little town but gets very busy with families during the height of summer vacation season. This hotel is fairly pricey but is very clean and comfortable, they also have a great breakfast with variety every morning. The beach and water is breathtaking - make sure you rent a kayak and explore the caves along the coast.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

We stayed at the hotel in September 2011 for a week. From the moment we arrived at the hotel we were welcomed in a relaxed and friendly manner, despite arriving extremely late in the evening. The room we stayed in was comfortable and had a wonderful view of the bay and
Tamariu beach. The hotel had recently undergone a refurbishment and in our opinion was extremely good value for the money.
The choice of breakfast provided exceeded our expectations with a wide choice available for all, in a setting overlooking the bay that was absolutely stunning.
We thoroughly recommend the hotel to others.
We were so impressed with our stay. we intend to return in June 2012.

  • Stayed September 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

My wife and I stayed 4 nights in September 2011 in Hotel Hostalillo, a superb, refurbished hotel. Location is unbelievable with rooms overlooking the sea, steps from the hotel entrance directly on to the (sandy) beach, excellent breakfasts, very friendly staff, in fact excellent everything. This hotel must be the best kept secret on the Spanish Med. We booked directly because of difficulties with dates and the hotel responses were immediate and helpful.

Room Tip: Overlooking the bay - bit more expensive but worth every penny (Euro). See web site photos - they ar...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel and would revisit.We paid extra for a room with sea view and balcony which was very pleasant.Clean sheets and towels daily.Charming husband and wife team running the bar which has a splendid outside terrace and reasonably priced snacks.Breakfasts okay but restaurant for evening meal disappointing with only very mediocre fixed menu.Attractive room and good service.Much more could be made of it.
Main and probably only real criticism reserved for bored,uniterested,unwelcoming reception staff.Certainly applies to two out of the three we came across. Did not spoil our stay as we just shrugged it off.Others might not be so forgiving I suspect!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

We loved our stay at Hotel Hostalillo. Having spent several years visitng Tamariu and renting apartments we have gazed enviously on the hotel's elevated position above Tamariu's wonderful beach. So, this year we booked five nights there. We were not disappointed. The hotel is beautifully furnished, spotless, quiet, cool with great staff, a fabulous selection of terraces and easy access to the town and beach.
It is a perfect place for families or couples. We will be back.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Hostalillo

Address: Bellavista 22, 17212 Tamariu, Palafrugell, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Palafrugell > Tamariu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Tamariu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Hostalillo 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hostalillo has been completely renovated in April 2011 and it islocated in a beautiful and tranquil cove along the Costa Brava, this charming modern hotel is surrounded by pine trees and is adjacent to the beach. The Hostalillo has a bar and restaurant with panoramic views of the sea, function rooms for conferences and business meetings. Sit out on the terrace and admire views over the charming cove with its typical white houses, golden sands and the Mediterranean beyond.Make a daytrip to the fine city of Girona, just 45km from the Hostalillo. ... more   less 
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Hostalillo Hotel Tamariu

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