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“Room with a view” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Playa Sol
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Cadaques
Certificate of Excellence
Belfast, N Ireland
Level Contributor
27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Room with a view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

We had previously stayed at the Playa Sol for one night, about ten years ago, at the end of a walking holiday and to be honest hardly remember anything about it we were so tired. Good reviews on tripadvisor encouraged a return to Cadaques and to the hotel; we were not disappointed. The hotel is small/medium size and low rise (as is everything else in Cadaques) and superbly situated with views over the bay. We were given a friendly welcome on arrival and our room had a garden view, ie overlooking the tennis court and pool. It was simply but well furnished with a balcony, excellent bathroom but surprisingly no fridge. It was in a part of the hotel that did not appear to have been part of a recent refurbishment. The staff were very helpful and gave excellent advice on local restaurants. The breakfast buffet was superb with great coffee, fresh fruit and an excellent range of breads and pastries; everything fresh and constantly
replenished.

On booking the only room available was "garden view" and we were happy to take this but on arrival I realised what we were missing! As the desk staff explained they really needed every room to have a sea view to meet demand. Don't miss out on it.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank jr89
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NY, NY
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

spring for a sea view room, and you won't be disappointed. from the minute we pulled up to the hotel, situated directly over the waterfront, the view was amazing and it only got better from the balcony of our room. the rooms are simple but very nice, with the balcony (large enough for a small table and 2 chairs) and french doors being the best part. we kept them open at nice since the breeze in Oct was very pleasant - though the garbage trucks outside were a very noisy 6am wake up call one morning. staff is very nice and helpful. the pool is large and a great place to relax. breakfast is included, and they had a very nice spread each morning in a cute little dining area. cadaques is tiny so everything is easily walkable from this location, and really I couldn't imagine a better place to stay here. absolutely loved it!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tsac33
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

I've been coming to Cadaques frequently and staying at the Hotel Playa Sol for 35 years. While much of the Costa Brava has been massively over-developed, Cadaques continues to be a beautiful, small scale coastal village. And I don't know of a more picturesque spot in Cadaques than a relatively quiet, central seaside balcony or terrace view from the Playa Sol, a 5 minute seaside walk from the heart of town.
We had a second floor balcony room for our most recent visit in October and found the rooms recently and cleverly modernized to maximize the open feeling in the modest-sized rooms. For example, the wall between the bedroom and sink/tub area of the bathroom is now glass with a traditional grille pattern for sunshine and sea view -- and pull-down shade when privacy is preferred.
The queen size bed was very comfortable, there was forceful water pressure in the shower, (free) wifi strength was adequate, everything was spotlessly clean and the view across the bay or back over the village from inside the room and on the small balcony was magnificent. This has been a family-run hotel since 1961 and the dedication is reflected in the "no-excuses" service provided by absolutely every hotel staff member we've ever encountered.
We have never used the large pool or the pleasant back garden -- the sea is too appealing. The buffet-style breakfast is nothing special but perfectly adequate.
I will certainly return again and again.

Room Tip: best seaside rooms have a "central" view; balcony is just large enough for a small table a...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MCinDC
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Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Clean and smart hotel
Small but functional garden side room with balcony and average sized bathroom
Quality breakfast with great view over the bay
Large sized pool, good for doing laps, in garden setting
Good parking
Easy pleasant walk around the bay to the town centre
Helpful friendly staff

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LeedsKiwi_10
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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

Great hotel in a good location rooms are spotless and modern. very good value for the price at this time of year. breakfast is good with fresh and wide range in the buffet. staff are helpful and the scenes from the hotel are great. i would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DrewAV
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Bonn, Germany
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64 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

spotless rooms, nice staff and great breakfast; very close to the city center, nice view and very clean swimming pool area to relax. Parking for 10 € per day is much cheaper than the big parking area at the entrance of Cadaques. Wifi is included.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JudithBo
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Good (acceptable) room and facilities for the price, but the service was non-existent. Having said that, looking around the options seem worse. Traveller tip - the Dali House requires reservations during peak seasons if you want to visit.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Lasse H
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EDUBILU, Gerente at Hotel Playa Sol, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Dear Guest.
It’s really a shame to give us a poor customer service without having been guest of our hotel. I’m the Manager of the hotel and only can say that I’m proud of my reception staff, most of them working since years, because they have always answered to your emails in your language. It’s correct. To make transparency to this case we explain shortly what happened really. You reserved through our own booking system 0n 3rd march 2013 1 3 pax room sea side.
The 30th of March you wrote us to say that you would cancel the first 7 nights and keep only the night of 31 of august. We answered to you that at that period we do not reserve only for 1 even for 2 nights, as at that period sea side rooms for 3 persons normally are reserved for minimum stays of 5 nights. On 3rd April you wrote us saying it’s no problem to keep the room 2 nights. We answered to you the 4th April to inform you that still 2 nights wasn’t possible for that kind of room and a rate calculated for long stays. So we asked you to write us to cancel your reservation because we always need written cancellations because of our policy and because in case of reclamations we always have it written. According to reservations conditions, we charged to your credit card the amount of the first night as booking guarantee.
On 4th April you phoned to us to have confirmation of our email and you told to Nicolas you will call back because you wanted to speak to your wife. Finally you never called us back and never have sent a written cancellation for this reservation so were obliged to keep this reservation for the days you asked for. In our new web side starting on 20th of august all reservations made through our online booking system can be changed and cancelled directly.
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Property: Hotel Playa Sol
Address: Platja Pianc, 3, 17488 Cadaques, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Cadaques
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cadaques
#1 Family Hotel in Cadaques
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Cadaques
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Playa Sol 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have been renovating during this last winter two thousend then and eleven quite all of our rooms. Quite all rooms have been completely rebuilt and redecorated changing distributions, creating a complete new atmosphere in our brand new rooms. We have double rooms, rooms for three people, family rooms for four people and also communicating rooms for five to six people. We also offer a brand new Jacuzzi suite and junior suite. All rooms with Internet access Hotspot one hour free.With the beach in front and spectacular views to the village the hotel is well situated in town. The large garden with pool area, invites you also for lunch beside the pool from June to end of September. The hotel offers you two bars, a large open-air swimming pool with Jacuzzi, Hammam and hydrotherapy shower. Sport activities like basket, ping-pong, petanque, kayak rentals, mountain-bikes rentals, tennis-court (paddle size)are free of charge. The hotel offers also surveyed garage places. Hotel closed from middle December to middle February. ... more   less 
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