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Hotel Europa
Ranked #19 of 20 Hotels in Girona
Swindon, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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“Location!”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

When booking this hotel keep in mind that it is a 2 star hotel. The room I stayed in was small, basic but spotlessly clean and it suited my needs for three nights.

The room was on the fifth floor and accessed by a small lift. There was a faint musty smell in the room on arrival but this seemed to disappear after I opened the window and had been in there for a while. The bed was vey firm. The bathroom appeared to be new and the shower was excellent. Towels were replaced each day.

It was very noisy first thing in the morning, as although the room was at the back of the hotel it was located directly under what would seem to be the owners accommodation. I could hear the distinctive tones of the washing machine on the spin cycle.

There is free Wi-Fi available but on the fifth floor it was very intermittent and it was easier to come down to the spacious guest lounge near reception to access it.

The staff were all very friendly and helpful, with some speaking better English than others. But this hotel's main attraction is it's proximity to the bus and train station! Just a five minute walk. Girona itself is a lovely town with a good feel to it and a great base to explore the surrounding region.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Stayed here while in transit and was impressed with the convenience to the bus and train station
ie 5 uncomplicated minutes of walking max. Rooms functional but clean and not miniscule. No aesthetic appeal tho. Most impressive was the level of help and friendliness from the receptionist who went well beyond the call of duty to seek information and give advice and guidance when one of us had a dental emergency. While it is not particularly well located for the historic centre of Girona neither are a lot of the other hotels. Also often being beside the train station means being in a seedy part of town, this is not the case for the Europa which is on a shopping street in an area which felt safe and busy.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Excellent location: just few steps from main train and bus station. We landed at Girona very late at night, so it was ideal cause it is very easy to find and not far to carry bags.
Hotel is good, rooms are clean, hot water late in the night.
We were also allowed to leave bags in morning on reception to see Girona before leaving to Barcelona.
Receptionist was very kind!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Gwann, Malta
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

We stayed in Hotel Europa for 3 nights, and it was perfect for a short stay. The room is very small, and beds and pillows are very uncomfortable, and the walls are very thin but the room was really clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a few problems on the first night, but the staff sorted them out very quickly. Very close to the train station and also close to the center and the shops.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Watergrasshill, Ireland
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

We were given a warm welcome on arrival and given a room at the back away from any street noise. There are 5 rooms on each floor so there is less chance of noise during the night than in a larger hotel. The bed was very comfortable, and the bathroom was clean. The hotel was chosen for the proximity to the bus station as we needed the 6am bus to the airport. The city was beautiful and probably deserved a longer stay, and this hotel would be a good base,even for 2-3 nights. Reception is open 24 hours.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

we've chosen this hotel primary for its location - 2-min. walk from the station, so if you come to Barcelona in Girona Airport late at night - it is convenient and fast to get here.
The staff is really nice (though a man who registered us spoke no word in English :)
The hotel itself is old-fashioned with antique elevator and wooden shutters on the windows, which seemed really nice to me. The bathroom is renovated, and the room is ok for a short stay.
The breakfast is pretty basic, I would recommend to better eat in town. Even if you go somewhere else, stay in Girona for half day - it's a great!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Europa
Address: Juli Garreta 21-23, 17002 Girona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Girona
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Room Service
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Ranked #19 of 20 Hotels in Girona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Europa 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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