We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Vistabella. Since we were traveling with our 15 month old daughter, we elected to stay in a oceanfront suite, so as to have a separate sitting area for us when the baby was sleeping. Overall, the suite was spacious, with a small kitchenette in the living room portion, and a large bathroom. The rooms are a bit dated, and from our experience, star ratings in Spain sometimes correspond to the size of rooms in a hotel rather than quality per se. That being said, there was a wonderful view of the ocean from our balcony, and we spent several nights sipping wine and watching the moonlight shining down on the ocean. There are at least 3 restaurants, although some close on random days. We only ate at the Tapas restaurant which was generally ok, but nothing special. There is a small beach, but while the water is calm, it is rocky in the ocean, and a bit difficult to navigate in bare feet. Having a car is a must in my opinion, partly because it is an almost 2 hour drive to Costa Brava from Spain, and also because the hotel is a decent distance from the downtown portion of Roses where the restaurants can be found. We also found time to take a day trip to a beach town in south France (1 hour trip). Fortunately, valet parking at the hotel is included for free, as is WiFi (although it is quite slow). If you are looking for a better beach experience, I would suggest trying the Roses beach near downtown which has calm waters as well, but less rocks. The included breakfast buffet had a large variety and good food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Vistabella is situated on top of a small cliff in the bay of Roses, between Canyelles and the Bonifaci beach. The last one receives its name from the calm waters that are protected from the “Tramuntana” (strong North wind).The placement is magical, its distance from the city center creates an unthinkable peacefulness during the summer months. It is the ideal hotel for a quick getaway or to spend your holidays. “In Roses the best sunsets of the whole country can be seen…”, wrote Josep Pla, a famous writer. These sunsets together with the spectacular views of the Gulf of Roses award a unique environment.The gastronomy is very privileged in the hotel, with a wide offer, where the client will find different restaurants to choose from. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vistabella Hotel Roses
- Vistabella Roses, Spain - Costa Brava