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Carmen Hotel
Ranked #3 of 36 Hotels in Roses
Certificate of Excellence
Roses, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent but expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a well-located hotel, in the heart of the town but on a quiet road, beautifully furnished and with kind and helpful staff. We have been several times and will come again. But it is not the cheapest place in town and there is no easy parking (10 euros extra), no swimming pool, no bar.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Sylvia G
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English first
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

We didn't intend staying in Roses being captivated by Cadaques across the bay and closer to the Dali house at Portlligat but could not find any vacancy there so we
opted for Roses and the hotel Carmen. This turned out to be a great choice. Very affordable, close to the beach promenade with really friendly staff and first class breakfast and free WiFi, all day coffee and tea plus complimentary water to take with you each day. Secure off street parking for 8 Euro a day was also a bit of a bargain for Spain where parking is at a premium in most popular destinations.
Highly recommend the hotel Carmen in Roses.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Brian D
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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We found this hotel through TA, and really enjoyed our stay. The two brothers are really welcoming and helped us get to know the area. We got a lot of help in planning our little trip around the neighboring towns. Had great time as a result.

Another highlight was the breakfast. It came with all the best ingredients and carefully chosen pastries, ham, and yogurt. . It also comes with very nicely done eggs and bacon. They serve them with care.

The room was basic but was clean. It has a big balcony.

Location is great. 2 minute to the beach and row of nice restaurant.

Overall, very good experience and we recommend this place if you are looking for a place in Roses.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank LianaSeah
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Sweden
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71 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Stayed here for 1 night in early Jan 2014. Room cost €75 incl breakfast for 2 ppl, parking (locked, underground) cost €10 extra. Did see sign for free car park but not close by hotel. Narrow back streets on approach to hotel, beware if travelling in big car. Staff v. friendly & helpful. Room clean and tidy but warm and humid, ac/heating system can only heat or cool, was set to heat. Opened window to get fresh air before going to bed but had some difficulty sleeping due to this. Mentioned on checkout and staff promised to look into issue and dehumidify if necessary. Possible to turn off heating in bathroom if necessary. 2 free bottles of still mineral water in fridge, appreciated. Supposed to have free tea/coffee making facilities but could not find, would have asked if needed. Safe box in room worked without problem. Bed + pillows comfortable. Bathroom clean. Room faced onto back side of hotel, overlooking streets (+ limited mountain view), close to local police station. V. little street noise. Wifi not included in room price, cost €2 for 24hrs. Did not purchase as free in most other hotels and only there for one night. Breakfast delicious, good selection. Good location v. close to seafront, restaurants. Would consider staying here again if returning to the area - if Wifi free and ac/heating issue improved.

Room Tip: No rooms have sea view, our room on back side had v little street noise
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank polymoog
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Sabadell
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The hotel is better than we expect. The Superior Double Room is spacious and comfortable. The finishes of the room have good quality. Hotel staff is very friendly and helped us in everything that we need.

The breakfast is very complete and very good. There is a close free parking, 150 meters from the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank jordi1979
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Very clean and stylish hotel with typical local décor and a great feel to the place. Kind and friendly welcome with well kept and comfortable rooms with everything you need for a great stay. Breakfast has everything you would ever want with fresh pastries, cold meats, cheese and breads. Coffee and tea a plenty along with fresh juices and even prosecco to start a good days drinking. Would defiantly return and recommend to others.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Richard G
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Troon, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

again through reading other tripadvisor reviews,we settled on this hotel for our visit to Roses.Planned to only stay one night,but so impressed with hotel and staff,who upgraded us free of charge on our first night that we stayed for a second night.The room was huge with L"Occitane products in the bathroom ,robes,french windows and bacony to sit out.Perfect!Location was good,only one street back from the seafront and they have secure garaging should you require it.The staff were extremely helpful and recommended an Argentinian and a Seafood restaurant to us and we very much enjoyed both.
And as for the breakfast,wow! So cheap at 4 euros each and you wanted for nothing.Fresh coffee cooked breakfast or buffet and cava if you so desired to kick off your day in style.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Wendy W
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Property: Carmen Hotel
Address: Trinitat 41, 17480 Roses, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Roses
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Roses
#3 Best Value Hotel in Roses
#3 Romantic Hotel in Roses
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Carmen Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Carmen is a tribute to Carmen & Josep, who first started welcoming travellers in their humble home in the early 1950's. The three buildings that make up the property have been recently refurbished and turned into a contemporary mediterranean hotel with a peaceful and delicate design that evoques those times. The house is located in the center of town among locals and their daily lives, and just 50m from the beach and Roses' magnificent sunset promenade. There are various rooms types available for guests, ranging from large rooms with balconies and terrasses, to smaller ones with windows. What all rooms have in common are great ergonomic mattresses & pillows, WiFi, a laptop sized safe, minibar, satelite TV, plus l'Occitane amenities and a haidryer in the bathroom. All rounded up with a nice breakfast with plenty of local products and freshly made coffee. For travellers arriving by car a garage is available as well. ... more   less 
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