Not sure what to say, just blown away. The staff were very helpful and friendly from the start. This is extremely unusual in Catalonia due to Catalans being ever so reserved and generally regarding you as lucky to be in their establishment but not here. The relaxed nature of the hotel does not detract from its obvious class. But again, not overly pompous and ever so accommodating of our two young children. They are making additions all the time and I would guess next would be a fully fledged restaurant as they serve just cold and heated food at present, albeit to a very high standard. So don't be fooled by the lowly star rating, this will be a five star hotel one day soon. The rooms are on the small side but beautifully appointed and the bathroom was actually quite large by comparison with a really deep and long bath. Everything looks really new and done in a 'New England' style rather than the usual overly contemporary sharp and bright finishes the Catalans usually offer. The pool is as gorgeous as it looks in the pictures and with only 17 rooms or so, you really feel special here. It is a the top of a steep hill we heard one couple complaining about but its tough to get a view from the bottom of a hill in my experience and the walk back from Llafranc is not that difficult even with two kids in tow. The area itself is just amazing, Llafranc and the various bays that make Calella de Palafrugell are really as nice as you would find in the most exclusive resorts in Italy and Sicily, even Hawaii-like in some areas. Tamariu is also very nice and all offer a huge variety of restaurants. Just be warned that none really open before 8.30pm for evening dinner so if you have kids be prepared to settle for burgers and such. We were surprised by that being a tourist area but the local tradition and timetable still hold. We will be going back but then it is only an hour up the road for us!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This charming hotel is in Llafranc, one of the best beach resorts on the Costa Brava. All rooms at the Blaumar have a private terrace or garden with sea views.The Blaumar is located in the heart of the beautiful Empordà region. Along the coastline there are a range of beaches and interesting fishing towns.The hotel has soundproofed bedrooms with bright décor and lots of natural light. There are wooden floors and attractive furniture.Wi-Fi is free in public areas. These include a living room where hot drinks are served around the fireplace.Breakfast includes local produce and fresh fruit and is available on the outdoor terrace. There are also gardens and a snack bar.Free public parking is possible on site. There are 10 golf courses within 20 km. The Dalí Museum in Figueres is an hour's drive away, while Girona can be reached in 30 minutes. ... more less
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