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“Quiet Mediterranean retreat” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Calina
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Cadaques
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Quiet Mediterranean retreat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

We recently stayed at hotel Calina for our anniversary and can thoroughly recommend it. The views are simply stunning and the staff warm and welcoming. Katy was incredibly friendly and helpful as she organised for us a beautiful and memorable dinner in the town centre which we loved.

This is an ideal destination for a costal break, just a stones throw from Dali's house. However, if you are after a beach holiday this destination may not be the right for you.

Looking forwards to returning for a longer break some time soon.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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 catalinarhall
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Mill Valley, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Our recent stay at Hotel Calina was wonderful. The hotel itself is very simple in it's decor but very clean with friendly staff and wonderful pool with sea view. The hotel is close (literally a stones throw) to Salvador Dali's residence which is a must if you visit Cadaques. You are also very close walking distance to a beach bar, scuba diving, and kayaking.

Cadaques is close to walk to (about 15 mins) but keep in mind that it is up a large hill and then down hill from there (which you must walk back up on your way back). There was a golf cart taxi for hire if you wanted to take it into town - cost of 4 euros per person. Otherwise you can drive up the hill and park and then walk down to town (about 10 mins) - however, you still would need to walk up the hill to return to car.

We stayed in a sea view room which was very nice and had a great view of the pool and Port Lligat. We would definitely stay here again.

My only recommendation for improvement would be relating to the breakfast selection and providing more variety or savory selections to choose from.

Other than that - fantastic stay and would highly recommend Hotel Calina to anyone traveling to Cadaques!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 305 which had great sea view!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MessinaHood
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Hobart
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We have just had four nights at the hotel calina and have enjoyed every minute. The position next door to Salvador dal'is holiday villa is absolutely stunning. You are away from the hustle and bustle and noise of the main area of cadaques and the staff couldn't be more helpful.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Thank tonyrachael
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Allerød
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33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

Nice quiet place. Very large and clean pool. Lot of pool chairs so always a chair to relax on. Rooms are basic but clean and ok. Location is excellent right next to the beach. A brief up and downhill walk Cadaques. Two small beach restaurants very close to the hotel. Rent a kayak on the beach for an hour. Not cheap but fun. Go to one of the two small beaches a brief walk going left out f the hotel. Nicer to swim at than the beach in front of the hotel. Quite a number of fish to see when snorkelling. Take a walk in the nature area close to the lighthouse. Very beautiful, nice views, but hot in the summertime. Breakfast at the hotel is OK. Not a place for lunch or dinner. Service at hotel is good. Staff is friendly. Had a little discussion with them regarding the credit card payment as I upon checkout specified I wanted to pay in Euro and not in Danish Crowns. Despite this I was charged in Danish Crowns. They tried to correct it but when I got home I realised this had just added more banking fees to the bills. I wrote to the hotel and complained and after a brief correspondence they credited my card with the cost of the banking fees so I was happy with this.
We had to depart the hotel before breakfast service was started and when I mentioned this the evening before they said they would bring a tray with bread, juice etc to our room the night before so we had some food the next morning. They brought a lot of food and that was pretty good service. All in all a very nice, relaxing place to be and we would like to come back

Room Tip: We stayed in room 206. Room 201-206 are ground level with direct access to the pool and trees outsid...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Bo_Alyce
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Texas
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65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

This place was so relaxing! We had been on a hectic schedule of touring and it was so nice to come here and relax for a couple of days. It's a small, but quaint fishing village and the scenery was simply amazing. The Mediterranean was so blue, truly unbelievable looking. It was windy and cool when we were there, but our room had a walled balcony and I was still able to lay out and enjoy the sun. The people that run the hotel are a family and they are very friendly and helpful. We ate at a fabulous restaurant in town called Canto's which our cab driver referred us to (the cab is a golf cart...that's how small the town is). We also had the best Mojito every at a bar while waiting for a shower to pas and doing some people watching. The beds were very comfortable and clean at the hotel and the staff very friendly. I definitely would recommend this for a relaxing getaway.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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2 Thank Gay S
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barcelona
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38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Have been coming here for many years and obviously if we've come back so many times it's because we love it here. The position overlooking Port Lligat is idyllic and the perfect place to relax. For some people the distance from Cadaques is a drawback but we enjoy the walk down to the village for dinner and the walk back. We find everything perfect. If I had to find one thing I'd like to improve would be more fresh fruit in the breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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 marymireia
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

This was a second visit to Hotel Calina within a few months, we enjoyed our first short break there so much we just wanted to go back, on the second visit we visited with two friends from France. The hotel staff made us so welcome, nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were nice and clean and with views of the sea . It was so relaxing sitting around the pool and soaking up the ambience, it is a lovely peaceful haven to return too after a day exploring the region or strolling around Cadaques . Breakfast was lovely and fresh with a variety of choice and we enjoyed sampling the tapas mid day by the pool. Parking for the car was good, with some shaded parking bays..... yes we would go back again when visiting that area.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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1 Thank Limogne
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Property: Hotel Calina
Address: 33 Av. Salvador Dali | Platja Port-Lligat, 17488 Cadaques, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Cadaques
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Cadaques
#3 Family Hotel in Cadaques
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Calina 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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