We usually bob out to the Costa Brava for a short break maybe twice a year. Just 2 hours from Leeds to Girona, and other than being ripped of by Car Hire rogues at Girona, we look forward to every trip and never tire of the Costa Brava, that seems to go under the radar of most people these days.
Despite thinking we had covered most of the coast between Barcelona and Port Bou, we were not aware of this Aguia Blava peninsula until a friend suggested that we should see if we could book into this hotel on our last trip, as he had fond memories of it. He warned us that it wasn't cheap, but 'worth every penny'.
That's exactly what we found. We booked a sea view room for about £180, which was about £50 extra for the 'view' but when we arrived we knew why. I think we were lucky to be allocated room 52 as this was more like a mini suite and definitely worth the money. It was so nice that we asked to stay another night but the room was booked. They offered another room (11 I think) this was a poor second to room 52, so we decided not to take up the offer, and leave after just the one night with fond memories of an excellent time in room 52.
The location is well discussed and is 'special'. I can see why some criticise the service. We had no problems but you could almost detect a touch of complacency.
The breakfast was superb and the outside terrace is lovely.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A four-star hotel with amazing sea views, located in one of the best beaches of the Costa Brava, Aiguablava, in Begur. Surrounded by beaches with crystal clear water and golden sand, and beautiful towns like Pals or Tamariu, the hotel offers its guests a charm that is hard to forget. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aigua Blava Begur
- Aigua Blava Hotel
- Hotel Aiguablava Begur, Spain - Costa Brava