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Hotel Playa Sol
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Cadaques
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Springwood, Australia
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250 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Worth returning to”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

This is a four star hotel with a number of refinements missing: no tea or coffee making facilities, no movies on demand, few English speaking TV channels (Spanish and French are well catered for), no news channels. There is a bar and breakfast room but no restaurant in the hotel. However, the welcome at reception was efficient and friendly and remained so during our visit of a few days. Parking was easily accessed. Our room was fresh, spotlessly clean, very well presented and new in all facets. The bed was comfortable. Sheets and towels were all of good quality. The bathroom was also spotlessly clean and very well presented. Wi-fi is free and easily accessed. Our room overlooked the bay facing west, beautiful, especially around 07.00 when the sun is shining on a town of white buildings. The church is central to the wonderful view. It is a few steps outside the hotel to the water and as many to the closest restaurant, La Gritta, which is very good value. Breakfast was excellent, small touches such as warm milk with the coffee presented at the table was not usual but pleasing. The food at breakfast was hot and plentiful, the service very good. Cleaning staff were most helpful. Add to this a swimming pool and tennis courts and this hotel is worth returning to. Highly recommended but tea and coffee facilities in the room would be a plus.

Room Tip: From our balcony, it would seem that all rooms facing the bay have an excellent view.
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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1 Thank Ciaran-O
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GERENTE P, Gerente at Hotel Playa Sol, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Dear guest,

We thank you for your nice opinion about our hotel. We are constantly doing our best for your comfort and want that you feel well like in your home. About the TV channels what happened is that since 15 years the TV channels are provided by Cadaques cable and deserv through their cable about 78 TV channels, 5 english speaking such as BBC World, CNBC, BBC 1 London, BBC two, Channel 5. As beginning of the year we had some kind of quality problems with the english channels we decided to install befor openning the hotel 2 satellite antenas to obtain a better reception of information channels. Once installed they said me that Astra 1 sattelite has migrated to Astra 2 and the antena instaled is no more valid. During estern the Cadaques telecast shut down and had quickly to install an provisory extra antena during these days. Normally the Cadaques telecast is now in function and next the 5th of May we will reconnect it . This is the reason because during your stay you had only 3 TV channels in english, 3 in french and 36 in spanish or catalan. You can call the town hall of Cadaques, they will explain you what happened. Next week, when every thing ist repaired, our guests will see 8 english spoken channels. About tea or coffee making facilities we will consider it. Thanks for your visit.
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

the hotel is 5 metres from the sea so if you choose a sea view you will be right on sea. good breakfast (inside), good lunch around the swimming pool situated in the back garden but still with a lot of sun all day. close to the main town centre, it is a delight to walk to restaurants in the evening
they also have a car park as it is impossible to park in the surrounding streets. a perfect hotel for a couple

Room Tip: top floor - sea view with a balcony is just amazing
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kennett Square, PA USA
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134 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

This was our fourth stay at Hotel Playa Sol over the past 14 years; needless to say, we love this hotel! The movie, Same Time Next Year, comes to mind as we have checked in with Eva on each and every visit! We have all aged gracefully over the years! :)

Hotel Playa Sol was recently renovated and is absolutely beautiful! Our third floor room had beautiful white walls and linens with charming green polka dot decorative pillows. There is a small refrigerator in the room and a large, nicely appointed bathroom. We have always had a third floor room with a lovely balcony/patio overlooking the harbor ~ simply the best and worth the extra charge! The lobby, bar, breakfast room and sitting areas have also been renovated and are also beautiful! I noticed that they have a lovely iMac desktop computer for guests to use (with a small charge). There are also several board games and a pool table available for guests to entertain themselves.

Cadaques is filled with many, many fine restaurants ~ perfect for foodies! Hotel Play Sol is the ideal place to stay when you want to overnight in Cadaques!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the harbor.
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

Excellent small boutique hotel, probably the best place to stay in Cadaques. Lovely fresh bright bedrooms, top floor giving the best views and most privacy, but smallest rooms although adequate, with a lovely private balcony for your aperitifs (small fridge in room to chill the Fino!). No restaurant in the hotel, but all of Cadaques' restaurants are no more than a five minute harbour side stroll away. Breakfast is a bit steep at €14 each, but you can get a coffee and croissant at one of the beachside cafés 100metres away if you prefer. There's a heated outdoor pool and tennis court too in the hotel's lovely gardens. Reception staff very helpful, will telephone to pre-book a visit to Dali's house for you - well worth doing. This is a lovely hotel, not full service although there is a lounge, bar and terrace, and one I would recommend for its views alone but also for it's position, rooms and delightful ambiance.

Room Tip: Must book a sea view room to benefit from the amazing views over Cadaques bay and to have your own b...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Peter H
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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

We recently travelled through Spain and visited Cadaques. We loved the look of the Hotel Playa Sol, and were fortunate enough to book into one of their beautiful sea front rooms. We had a very enjoyable stay, made even more memorable by the pleasant and welcoming staff. The receptionist heard that we were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary, and while we were enjoying the view from our balcony, there was a knock on the door - they had sent us champagne to celebrate. What a wonderful gesture!

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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London
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81 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

This hotel is in an excellent location in a very attractive town. It offers wonderful views, do go for the sea view rooms. The rooms are tastefully decorated, comfortable beds and spotlessly clean. Our room was at the top on the third floor and although compact, it offered privacy and the best view across the bay towards the town. The sound proofing must be good as we couldn't hear anyone else during our visit.
The reception staff were very helpful, polite and professional. They booked the visit to the Dali villa for us, which is well worth a trip.
The pool wasn't open when we were there as it is being refurbished, but it looks lovely.
We opted for breakfast on one of the mornings (we were there for two nights) as it was expensive at 14 euros a head. Good Coffee and croissants are cheap and nearby in the town. The breakfasts there are plentiful but I think overpriced.
Overall, this the best hotel in Cadaques, with comfortable lounges, a bar and outside seating areas all overlooking the sea. Simply a delight.

Room Tip: Always ask for a sea view room, top floor for privacy, lower floors for bigger rooms.
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jan H
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

The hotel is located in a charming place and it has all needed facilities for an enjoyable stay in Cadaques. Hotel staff is professional , starting with a warm welcome including some tips for trips and restaurants. The rooms are pretty new with all needed facilities and they are maintained clean and well. Breakfast is rich and fresh and parking garage is convenient as well.

Room Tip: Worth to book the rooms with sea view
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Cadaques
#1 Family Hotel in Cadaques
#1 Romantic 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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Also Known As:
Playa Sol Hotel
Playa Sol Cadaques

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