I travel a lot and when I'm on holiday, I like to enjoy hotels - nice hotels! In addition, I never stay at 2 star hotels, rarely anything else than 5 stars! However, when reading about Tossa de Mar and especially Hotel Diana on Tripadvisor, I just had to bring my family into a 2 star hotel while visiting 10 days in Catalunia!
When driving from Barcelona via the beach road and seeing all those dated hotels of the tourist traps on Costa Brava, both my wife and I started wondering why did we leave the lovely Barcelona with good hotels, nice shops and a beach for the kids. However, when finally arrived to Tossa de Mar, I was relieved - this is so much different to those tired cities on the cost!
We had 2 adults and 5 & 7 year old girls. I booked a triple room and when arrived late in the evening, was a bit disappointed on the street view from our room due to knowing how good view some of the other rooms have. When discussing with the reception, I was told that triple rooms are always towards the back and sea-view rooms are full. Still, we were able to agree to have the sea-view with a very reasonable upgrade fee once available. Now in the sea-view room, I can say that the view from the balcony is so beautiful that its surely worth it!
The room furniture might be 2 stars but apart from that, the hotel is just amazing! Breakfast is excellent, service very kind and the public areas of the hotel make it memorable! Beach is just across the street and behind the hotel are the streets with small shops.
Only small complaints; the sand on the beach is of small rocks - not nicest for the kids and the free internet of the hotel does not cover all rooms properly - still it is speedy enough when you actually get the access.
Overall, this hotel was a perfect find which I would not have ever tried without Tripadvisor - this is really why I love this service! If like experiencing nice hotels, this is something I really recommend!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on Tossa de Mar Beach, this modernist boutique hotel is in the historic centre of the town. It offers a terrace with great sea views and direct beach access. There is free Wi-Fi in all rooms and commons areas. Hotel Diana is a family-run hotel set in a historic building. This listed building has over 100 years of history and was built by Antoni de Falguera i Sivilla, a disciple of Gaudi. All rooms at the Hotel Diana offer views over Plaza de España or the sea. Rooms are all air conditioned and heated. Each one has a private bathroom. Finally, the Hotel Diana is an old private house that became a hotel and this is the reason why all rooms are different. Each room has special details that make it unique. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Diana Hotel Tossa De Mar
- Hotel Diana Tossa De Mar, Costa Brava, Spain