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“Stunning”
Review of Hotel le Cara Sol

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Hotel le Cara Sol
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Elne
Certificate of Excellence
United Kingdom
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291 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“Stunning”
Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

A Yorkshire patron from Halifax and an Aussie/Brummie chef make a great combination. When you add the stunning location it becomes unbeatable.
Make sure you reserve a room at the front and you will gasp every time you open the shutters.
It's also situated in a lovely quiet non-touristy village with a great open market on Friday mornings.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Wolves
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Stayed here for a long weekend in July. What a find! tucked away in a small medievel village with views across the Pyrenees and only 15 mins drive to the beach we can quite honestly say we found a little bit of paradise
If you like big and rowdy this hotel is not for you but if like me you like peace and tanquility along with excellent service and amazing food this is for you. You can choose to dine either inside which has a lovely atmosphere or in summer months outside on the lovely terrace. The service was excellent and probably some of the best food I have ever eaten.
The rooms very clean ours was small as the hotel was full but the rooms vary in size ithas around 15 rooms all air conditioned.
Well done to all involved with this lovely hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

I spent a fortnight here with my friends and family in early July 2013 and could not fault the amazing views from the terrace where we were treated to the best food around accompanied by some amazing local wines all recommended by the really friendly and bi-lingual staff who made our stay so very enjoyable - nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are spotlessly clean and to a high standard and the views from our bedroom were unforgettable. We have already booked for next year and look forward to seeing John and his staff again,

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Stayed at the cara sol for business in June 2013. Except for the small rooms - everything else is fantastic. The service was friendly and good, rooms are clean and neat and the food (dinner) was fantastic!! Was like eating in a top restaurant in Paris - but for half the price!! Will definitely go back!

Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Bognor Regis, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

With a sunny day and views towards the Alberes Mountains,the restaurant salads such as Roquefort and walnuts or pear and Parmesan were perfect before cycling home.Drinking Byrrh as aperitif enhanced the experience.helpful multilingual staff too.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We spent a most enjoyable six nights here in late May. The hotel, which has recently been refurbished, is very well run by its affable English owner. Food in the restaurant was of a high quality. Excellent value for money.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Albany, New York
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

My wife, daughter and I visited France for a few days in early April. We chose the Cara Sol mainly because of the great reviews of the restaurant, and we were not disappointed. Since we were not familiar with the area, and je ne parle pas bien la francais, I thought it would be easier to stay in a place were we could eat every evening and not hassle with finding a restaurant, and I was glad that we did. We really enjoyed exploring Carcassone, the local wine region, and also the beach towns, and then have a great, relaxing meal in the evening. The proprietor is English, so communication was easy, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel is in clean and cozy. It is true that you may get there and nobody is there to great you right away because of the small staff, but that wasn't a problem. I had read in a couple reviews that driving in was difficult, but I didn't find it a problem finding the place (straight up the hill through the old stone gate, then a right.) It feels a tight squeeze, but easy after the first time, and parking places were plentiful when we were there.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel le Cara Sol
Address: 10 Boulevard Illiberis, 66200 Elne, France
Location: France > Occitanie > Pyrenees-Orientales > Elne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Elne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel le Cara Sol 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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