I'll start at the end and work backwards.
My departing flight left at 5pm, so I caught most of the day in the sun. The hotel advertises a shower-and-change place, but I certainly wasn't expecting this. (In other top-of-the-line hotels, I've had to change in the luggage room or in the toilet.) At Hotel Sitges, I was shown to a full-size shower room, fully equipped with towels and soaps - and at no extra charge. Like the sleeping rooms, the changing room had a rain shower shower head and the big difference from others I've experienced, this one has pressure. Amazing.
I had breakfast only once and it was ample. Cereals, yoghourts, meats. cheeses, juice. And at €7.50, it's a good deal by Sitges standards.
I had room 207; it's one of the rooms often featured on the hotel website. I took lots of pictures but have to say that the pictures on the website are absolutely accurate.
Just a little over a year old, the hotel sits in a neighbourhood amongst houses with pools and service entrances. It is only a 5 minute walk to the beach and a 10 minute walk to the main, busier beaches where there are more amenities (food stands, loos). But that 10 minutes is also the only drawback. After hours, it's another 10 minutes farther than I would like - not that there was any issue with safety or anything like that. But the trade-off is more than fair.
There were so interesting touches: little packets of Gummi bears on the nightstand. Shutters on the outside of the windows and black-out doors on the inside. More than enough hanging space; free wifi.
And more on room 207. It's on the front corner with a balcony that looks into the trees over the never-used pool that belongs to the apartments next door. And, even though it's on the front of the building, this is definitely a residential neighbourhood with no busy sounds - even though it is also on the bus route.
The staff could not have been more helpful and friendly.
Elaborating on the drawback of being 10 more minutes from the edge of Sitges centre, there are no food options close by. I would think: not good if you've got little ones to haul about. For couples, it would be great, and there were a lot of couples in residence.
I would probably really give it 4.5 stars because the one thing that I found surprising was the quality of the towels. This is a 4-star hotel with barely 3-star towels. They were small and thin. My only complaint. But not enough of a complaint to keep me away: definitely will be back next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 3-minute walk from Sitges beach, this charming restored house offers stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. There is also a sun terrace with a hot tub, hammocks, and a cocktail bar. Rooms at Hotel Sitges are decorated in elegant white, with light wood floors and touches of colour. All include air conditioning, a safe and a modern bathroom with toiletries and a hairdryer. A room adapted for guests with reduced mobility is available on request. The hotel has a spa and a sun terrace which are open during the summer months. Bikes can be requested for free at the reception. This modern hotel is located in Sitges' quiet, affluent El Vinyet district. Within a 10-minute walk, you will find a wide range of shops, restaurants and lively bars. Sitges Train Station is a 20-minute walk away and offers regular services to Barcelona. Barcelona Airport is 30 km away, and the hotel can arrange transfers at an extra cost. Hotel Sitges also offers a luggage storage service and information about Sitges and the surrounding area. ... more less
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