A one night stay as a stop over before driving back to the UK and from reading the previous reviews I was concerned, but the sat nav directions were correct and we arrived with no problems.
We had decided to get there early and get some sun and make use of the pool, arrived at 15.00 and was checked into our 2 rooms without problem.
Room overlooking the pool, nice clean bathroom and décor. TV was as reported and a 12 inch old style portable up so high you could not see it, no remote and no English programmes, OK for 1 night but not what I would accept for a longer stay.
Outside pool was superb if a little cold but once you get in its fine, lifeguard on duty which I thought was a nice touch.
Plus points are the pool, parking and the breakfast, surprisingly I did not read any positive comments on the latter but this was a 4 star hotels breakfast with pancakes and eggs made to order and a good selection of bread, croissants, cold meats and cheeses.
So my message to the hotel, get the TV with International programmes and Internet connection in the rooms and you would go to very good or excellent.
Regarding your staff I am happy to report no problems with a friendly receptionist and 2 bar staff in the evening were pleasant and polite. The waitress for breakfast was also excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel San Carlos is a quite hotel that we recommend for families with children, people who like to play sports during their holidays (tennis, squash, sports-center, gym, pre-olympic sized open-air infinity pool (33m.X13m.), Heater indoor pool from March to May and in October, children's pool, sauna&Jacuzzi (extra charge), mini-golf, etc.) And people who look for quite place to rest, with free parking and well-comunicated to important sites of the surroundings: la Ciutadella in Roses, Museu Dali in Figueres, Casa-Museu Salvador Dali in Port-Lligat, Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l'Emporda in Castello d'Empuries, Monestir de Sant Pere de Rodes in Port de la Selva, Cadaques, etc.. The hotel is located in a privileged environment, surrounded by 3 Natural Parks: els Aiguamolls de l'Emporda, Cap de Creus and l'Albera. It's located on the Roses to Cadaques road, about 2km from the center of the village of Roses and the beach. We have a free shuttle to the centre and the beach. Hotel San Carlos has a total of 110 rooms: 103 standard rooms, 1 room adapted for people with reduced mobility and 6 suites 'La Masia'. All of them are equipped with full bathroom and terrace. Also available for all of them, centralized climate control (air conditioning or heating), direct telephone, safe and satellite flat-screen TV. You can use our wireless Internet connection from your laptop at the hotel lobby, or you can use our computers with internet. Pets under 7kgs (15 lbs.) Are allowed with a €/day supplement per pet. They are only allowed in the hall and room, not in communal areas. Other services: Buffet Restaurant with show-cooking, restaurant a la carte Mas Busca (depending on the season), lounge with big screen and satellite TV, and 2 functional rooms for banquets and conventions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- San Carlos Hotel
- Hotel San Carlos Roses, Spain - Costa Brava