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“Good hotel but take kettle”
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Hotel Carlemany
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Girona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Hotel Carlemany, Placa Miquel Santalo, Girona, Spain

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for a city break in October, arriving from Girona Airport by Barcelona Bus at a cost of Euros 2.60 each. The bus seems to run once an hour and takes 25 minutes to get to Girona bus station, which is next to the train station. The really nice thing is that the hotel is only a five minute walk from the bus station, an easy drag of the suitcases.

The hotel is situated next to shops and is a ten minute walk to the tourist centre where there are street restaurants, the old Jewish sector with its very interesting cobbled streets and alleyways, and the old city wall to walk along. Although the hotel is in a busy area once inside the hotel it is quiet. We arrived at noon and the efficient reception was able to give us our room straight away. The room is of the usual European standard smallish room with most things that might be needed. Stocked mini bar, toiletries, flat screen tv, the only English channel was BBC News, room Wi-Fi, spacious safe, and a comfortable large bed. There was no tea and coffee making facilities; this is such a pity as room service does not start until at 8:00 am. For us this was a big bad point as we like to have a tea and coffee when we wake up in the morning. Breakfast was an expensive 14.00 Euros each, however a five minute walk back to the bus station and there is a very good inside and outside eatery - Inversions Pils Plas. We had breakfast there for less than 10 Euros for the two of us. Another big down point is that evening food is not served until 9 o'clock in the evening in the restaurant which is far too late for us to start eating. However, the restaurant did have a very good wine list, and it was possible to sit outside people watching drinking wine while waiting for the hot food to start.

Overall we had a nice time in this quiet hotel and it is very close to the train and bus station, and easy walk to the tourist sights.

When in town as a tourist, do have a meal at Cafe Le Bistrot, Pujada Sant Domenec, which is in the Jewish area. We paid 30 Euros for the both of us from a set meal, starter, main and pudding, from a range of meals with a bottle of nice wine. We arrived at 1 o'clock when they were opening up and sat outside, we very much enjoyed eating there. Good food service and atmosphere.

Room Tip: Go for floor two of the three floors to get away from any noise that might come from below shops. W...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for 1 night during our Catalonian tour. Very comfortable, modern and clean hotel with good location. Walk to Old town takes only 5-10 min. Many shops and restaurants close to hotel. Great breakfast, tidy room with plaza views, free wifi and parking garage. Nevertheless there was an aircon, the room was very hot even in September. The room has not a balcony.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Stayed at Carlemany during a Congress in the city of Girona.

Location (geographic center + 2 min walking to train and bus station) and staff are unsurpassable. Rooms nice, spacy and cozy.

Wifi works great and breakfast buffet is so good both in options and quality.

Only few thinks i didn't like, which doesn't necessary apply to everyone, and guess might be the same on every city hotel:

- I'm used to live in a small and silent 500 pop. village. As i'm used to sleep under complete silence (or at most, birds singing) it was disturbing at some point to hear the air conditioning working. (no outside noise at all though)

- Couldn't open windows. I guess there's a good reason for that, but as i'm used to have every window opened at home it felt a little bit weird.


If you are doing business in Girona, this is a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Excellent hotel, good size rooms, Superb location, walking distance to train and bus station as well as the old city / cathedral. Located in a nice plaza. 5 star quality all over. Stayed there for one night in a double room.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the square are nice
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights after flying from Venice. We got the rooms at great prices and really exceeded our expectations. The rooms were big, contemporary - perhaps more suited for those on a business travel. Modern, clean and great view of the plaza. Wifi was complimentary. Big bathrooms with a tub together wit basic amenities.
The bed was really big and more than enough for two people.

There were quite a number of places to shop/boutiques like H&M, Zara, Bershka etc. near the hotel.

Location was great as it was only 5 mins from train station which you can take about an hour train to Barcelona city center. It was about 20 mins by car from Girona Airport.

Room Tip: A standard room is fine. You get everything you need!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

For me Carlemany is rather a business hotel than a place to begin your daily excursions around Costa Brava! The atmosphere around the hotel, the reception and the restaurant was quite formal and elegant. The stuff was very helpful in evefything we needed. The room was spacy with complimentary WiFi. Last but not least the parking below the hotel saved us from a lot of trouble. Plus there was direct access from the 3rd floor to the basement so we could reach our car in our swimsuits and flip flops!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Spent 1 night in the Carlemany en route to the Costa Brava. This is well located hotel only minutes from the train/bus station and within easy walking distance of Placa de Independiencia, shopping and the old town. Rooms are comfortable quiet and well equipped and the room safe is free which is always a welcome bonus. An excellent buffet breakfast is served and the hotel also provides a cafe, tapas bar and restaurant, although there are plenty of other eating options without easy walking distance. A good choice either for a stopover or for a weekend in Girona which is a very pleasant city well worth visiting.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Placa Miquel Santalo, 17002 Girona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Girona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Girona
#3 Family Hotel in Girona
#3 Business Hotel in Girona
#4 Romantic Hotel in Girona
Price Range: $83 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Carlemany 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located right in the center of Girona, Hotel Carlemany, undoubtedly offers you the best location for your trip whether is for business or leisure, allowing you to discover walking distance the most interesting sites of Girona. ... more   less 
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