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“Great hotel but for the food - too much”

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Hotel Mirador de La Franca
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in La Franca
Ilkley
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“Great hotel but for the food - too much”
Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Will always remember this hotel for location and accommodation - it had a lot of individuality. What let it down was the food, not the quality which was superb, but the quantity and price. Probably both at least double what you would normally expect for Asturias or Galicia.
We will return almost certainly, but next time avoid the menu del dia and have just one dish and share a salad.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2012

This hotel is right on the beach, so ideal for beach-based activities. The sand is beautiful, the sea sheltered and clean. Hotel staff were helpful, the lounge is comfortable overlooking the beach. The restaurant food was excellent (we only had the menu-del-dia), but found the size of the meal to be a bit too much (4 courses). Note there is nowhere else to eat around here, apart from the separate cafe on the beachfront (and there is a campsite down the road with a small restaurant). We had a rear facing room, which had a balcony. The room was a little small, the bathroom fine, the beds comfortable. A bit stuffy at night though - no aircon. There is a tennis court (didn't use it), but the crazy golf is derelict. Altogether, the hotel felt a little "tired", some of the decor is fading and scuffed, but we enjoyed our stay. And yes, I would go back.

Room Tip: beach facing rooms have no balcony, rear facing ones do - take your choice!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

My husband and I have just come back from a week at this hotel and I must say its one of the best holidays we have had. I emailed them before we went to tell them it was our anniversary and to ask if they had any really special rooms. When we got there they had upgraded us to a terraced room leading onto the beach. To say it was lovely is an understatement, the beach was stunning, clean white sand and crystal clear sea it was absolutely stunning. The hotel staff were lovely and friendly and the room had everything you could ask for. The breakfast was great, the only draw back was the food in the restaurant. It was fine if you like fish but we found some lovely places to eat in Llanes and Ribadedella ( which has a great market on a Wednesday ). If you want a relaxing holiday away from the tourist places in Spain this is the place to go.

  • Stayed June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2011

We stayed at this hotel for three nights during a golfing visit to northern Spain. Fellow guests included well-behaved bikers from UK on a rally. The hotel buildings are located right by a pristine cove/beach facing the sea. Had three good dinners in the evening. Decent breakfasts. Attentive staff. Quite a find if you're in this part of the world (about 90 minutes on a good road west of Santander). Recommended.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2010

Having just returned from this hotel I have to say that most of the reviews I've read are accurate but there are a few flaws that can spoil the experience a little.

The car park has some very deep drainage channels running through it that makes parking a vehicle rather awkward and uncomfortable. The room keys are very heavy and, in the days when many hotels use swipe cards, these are just cumbersome and not possible to carry around comfortably. The restaurant serves breakfast from 8.30 until 11.00 am and likewise dinner is served from 8.30 until 11.00 pm which for me and my wife was a bit too late. As the hotel is a bit remote it is not that easy to dine elsewhere either.

We went for breakfast one morning at 9.30 to find that there was very little food left as a bus party had stayed overnight and eaten early. Another day we asked for some sandwiches at five in the evening only to be told it wasn't possible despite a snack menu saying that they were available.

I don't want to sound like a moaner but these niggles, which for the most part could be easily resolved, did spoil our stay a little. Despite that the location of the hotel and the ambience makes up for a lot. Recommended but with some slight reservations.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank JohnCEngland
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2010

Do you want a location from heaven, the beach was just under our bedroom window.
You will need transport to get the best from this Hotel as it is a bit of the track, although it is only 100 from the main road. The beach is ideal for children, a nice easy slope, all soft sand. Hotel dinning room, provides an excellent breakfast, and if you can eat all that is brought out to you for Dinner, you will be doing very well, as you get FOUR big coarses, Would recommend this Hotel as five star

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed July 18, 2010

We stayed only one night while driving from Bilbao to Galicia. It was exactly as expected from other reviews and the hotel website. Despite the room and bathroom being small we had a nice stay here. It was our impression that some of the guests were returning year after year and if you want a secluded hotel right on the beach this is the place. The breakfast service is nothing to write about for food nor service, but the evening dinner service was excellent and of course with the same good view as from the rooms.

Eventhough it is a bit like stepping into the old time of full board guests year after year the hotel is modern with free wifi working very well in our room.

Personally I would only recommend it for short stays but as it is right off the highway between Bilbao and Santander it is a good choise for such stays.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Mirador de La Franca
Address: Playa de la Franca, 33590 La Franca, Spain (Formerly Arcea Hotel Mirador de la Franca)
Location: Spain > Asturias > Ribadedeva Municipality > La Franca
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in La Franca
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Mirador de La Franca 3*
Number of rooms: 61
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