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Accommodation in Costa Brava, Spain

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Accommodation in Costa Brava, Spain

Hi, I am a mother of 3 children who needs some help/tips with accommodation in Costa Brava We have plane tickets to go to Girona in August but I still have no idea where we are staying. I would like to stay in nearby clean, nice place, very close to a sandy beach and, if possible, with a swimming pool. The main problem is that we are in a tight budget. Can anybody help? Many thanks.

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1. Re: Accommodation in Costa Brava, Spain

Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar are two locations much loved by the Brits.

Minibus Taxis run to both locations from Girona airport, pick it up at the taxi queue, the driver will shout out for other passengers to share the taxi which cuts your spend.

Put the name of either resort in Google and look at the hotel info,

then plow thru the hotel reports on here or Holiday Truths.

You can book direct or thru a travel agent, but do it now, August is their busy month.

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2. Re: Accommodation in Costa Brava, Spain

Hi

I highly recommend Hotel Sant Roc in Calla de Pallafrugell (www.santroc.com). It is a very good 3 star hotel and very reasonable for the standard. The hotel is in a beautiful position on the coast and within walking distance of the beach resort. Walking distance to numerous little sand/pebble coves. Lots of reasonable restaurants.

Good luck

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Hey Tracy- you seem to know a good bit about the area. is the santroc the nicest hotel in the area? we're looking for great location, great views, some luxury, etc. i'm not really concerned with the price, just want to find the best spot.

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4. Re: Accommodation in Costa Brava, Spain

sunshine state

Hi

I wouldnt call it luxury. But if you upgrade the rooms I am sure you wont be disappointed.

The restaurant in the convervatory overlooking the bay is the best and expensive restaurant in the area - highly recommended.

There is also a parador in Aguiblava which is a very high standard just up the coast, worth looking into if you want luxury.

Good luck

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5. Re: Accommodation in Costa Brava, Spain

Hi. Seeing you are on a tight budget there is a fantastic campsite nearby where you can stay in tents or bungalows. You can book it direct in the following link and cheaper than through an agent: www.campinglasiesta.com/web.php?lang=EN Also you can now book accommadtion only at Thomsons here:

www.thomsonhotelsandapartments.co.uk/ao/home

Hope this helps. Karen

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6. Re: Accommodation in Costa Brava, Spain

Sunshine State,

There is a hotel called El Far which is on a hill overlooking Llafranc and I think it might offer the luxury you are after (and the views). Slightly further inland near La Bisbal is a very luxurious hotel called Castell d'Emporda. We have not stayed in either - we always stay in apartments and villas - but we know the area (Baix D'Emporda) very well, so if you need any more help, please ask.

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My daughter and I travelled to Girona in April with my 9 year old son and 6 year old grandson. We often travel with the boys but we are always on a budget and want to stay all inclusive. We stayed at a small 3 star hotel all inclusive at a very reasonable rate. The children were very happy and never stopped eating and drinking especially ice cream and children's cocktails. The entertainment for the children was very good including their own disco away from the adults entertainment. The hotel was very clean and the staff were fabulous. It was our cheapest foriegn holiday that we have had to date. The hotel is called Santa Susanna Resort in Santa Susanna and we booked through Alpha Rooms on the net. Get a quote and see what you think. We also shared one room which was surprisingly spacious and much more than we expected for such a cheap price. there is also a railway station in the town and it is very cheap to travel by train. We went to barcelona for the day and it cost 18 euros for a return ticket for all of us. I hope this is of help to you

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8. Re: Accommodation in Costa Brava, Spain

Thanks to everyone with suggestions on where to stay. We ended up getting a room at the Hostal de la Gavina. I'll be sure to post a message when we return. Now that our accommodations are in order, does anyone have any suggestion on great places to eat?

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9. Re: Accommodation in Costa Brava, Spain

Hi Mon 32

We have just returned from Llafranc - Hotel Casamar - a wonderful little hotel - but always sooooooo booked up - a year or so in advance!! We had a cancellation but room was not good - but we knew that when we booked. However, i would like to go and maybe stay in an apartment - could you tell me where I could find that out please - where do you stay? (Are we allowed to ask?) The area was so pretty - we saw the Hotel Fara - it was very expensive - but looked lovely. We also had a meal at the San Roc - and were very disappointed - the service was awful - the meal average - but it was not too expensive thank goodness. I think the little cafes on the front of either Llafranc or Calella offer the best value and choice.

Thank you

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10. Re: Accommodation in Costa Brava, Spain

Hi maggiemoon1,

we have stayed in various apartments in Calella and Llafranc over the years and booked with different local agencies: www.calamarquesa.com, www.finquesfrigola.com and www.llafranch-villas.com. To be honest, the accommodation has always been a bit dated (the majority of apartments are around 20/30 years old and most rental apartments need refurbished. The ones which have been updated are generally kept by their Barcelona owners for themselves - I don't blame them!) But having said this, we are fussy about the area (don't like El Golfet) and must have a pool, so that narrows it down. Don't book with one of UK companies specialising in the area - you will pay the same in pounds as the local agencies charge in euros, for the same apartments. Restaurants - we always eat in El Sali in Calella, never been disappointed with food but service can be a bit slow in peak season. Also Le Sal in Llafranc - family run and food has a lot of integrity.