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“Great manager Alex!”
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Hotel El Xalet
Ranked #4 of 25 Sitges B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great manager Alex!”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

I booked two rooms for two nights at this hotel. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I had to cancel it. I had booked a two 'non-refundable rooms' on bookings.com.

The manager Alex kindly only charged me one night of 60 euro. It was a very nice of him and I think they dealt with the situation very well considering they could have kept the full amount I originally paid.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

l'hotel is in a very good positions close to the railway station, the cover market, the main attractions of Sitges. Bars pubs and discos are very close too. The atrnophere is relaxing and confortable. The lady owner and her sons are very kinds, The breakfast is fine, I wanna return back very soon,

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2013

We booked to stay drawn by the appeal of the character and decor. We were unceremoniously then billeted to a local apartment block down the street to stay in a glorified bedsit in another building altogether. Breakfast was up the street with no on site facilities.
The bar,pool and hotel staff were off site. The room offered was furnished with modern MDF furniture with plastic garden chairs on a unsecured balcony.

Choose this hotel at your peril and specify, as a must , a room within the hotel only if the appeal of the decor is your attraction. Better still..... Look for another hotel with style and character.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Once again me and my wife visited Sitges stayed at hotel El Xalet for ten days.
We love the charming hotel with all its art nouveau style.
The owner and her two sons, gives us always, a first class service.
The breakfast at the pool in the old garden, is nice and a very good start of the day.
In the evening you can dine in their beautiful garden restaurant, which is one of the best in Sitges.
We are looking forward to come back, latest next spring.

Sys and Jan Olesen

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

I would recommend to stay away from this hotel, as despite good location and lovely building, the overall experience was sub-standard.
Service is horrendous, no information provided, no effort to provide with basics.
Noisy - people outside the hotel until late hours in the night.
Facilities old and worn out and not clean.
Had to leave at 08:30, and as breakfast is served at 09:00, nothing was offered, not even coffee, although breakfast was fully paid for.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Madrid, Spain
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93 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Este hotel está emplazado en un palacete modernista del centro de Sitges, junto a la estación. Su principal atractivo es el edificio en sí. It has a small garden occupied by the swimming pool and the restaurant.

The setting of the restaurant (candle lit at night) is very nice and romantic, but food should improve a lot. So should beds and bedlinen. It's not advisable for beach fans because it's far from the beach but it is strategically located to walk about and discover this peculiar city.

Remember that parking is scarce and expensive in Sitges. Getting there by train is much more convenient. Otherwise, if you are lucky, you may find a free parking space (white slots) on the north side of the railway line.

Room Tip: Definitely choose a room on the firs floor NOT overlooking the street. Room #103 (a suite) is an exc...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Stayed at El Xalet for 4 days and think that property is quite good for 2* star hotel. Definitely meets expectations with no advance overvalue.
Hotel takes two really beautiful buildings and located very close to train station (less than 2 minutes walk) and at the same time you can walk to the beach quite fast too (7-8 minutes walking). Breakfast was just ok, but with good coffee all the time and not crowded open air space were it served. Would return there for short stay (2-4 days) for sure.

Room Tip: Ask for second floor up rooms, they got balconies and less noise from street. Also if you want to ge...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel El Xalet

Property: Hotel El Xalet
Address: Carrer Illa de Cuba, 35, 08870 Sitges, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Sitges
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Sitges
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel El Xalet 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in an impressive 19th-century building, Hotel El Xalet maintains original features such as floral stained-glass windows and mosaic floors. It offers an outdoor pool, cocktail bar and free Wi-Fi. Rooms at Hotel El Xalet are decorated with antique furniture. They include a private bathroom and flat-screen TV with satellite channels. El Xalet Restaurant serves traditional Spanish cuisine and an extensive wine list is also available. During summer guests can dine beside the pool. The beach in Sitges is less than 10 minutes' walk from the hotel. Barcelona is 40 minutes away by train. ... more   less 
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