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Hotel El Far de Sant Sebastia
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Llafranc
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Dallas, Texas
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“Costa Brava's Best”
Reviewed April 5, 2009

Unbelievable views of the Mediterranean, impeccable service, and a quiet, relaxing, unique atmosphere combine to make the Hotel El Far de Sant Sebastia one of my favorite hotels in the world! The hotel is perched on a cliff overlooking the towns of Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell in one direction, with the blue waters of the Mediterranean stretching as far as you can see in the other.

Rooms are comfortable with a large bathroom and balcony. The restaurant is one of the region's finest and the generous breakfast that comes with your night's stay is something to look forward to. A beautiful courtyard welcomes you at check-in and the large patio that overlooks the coastline serves as an excellent spot to catch up on your latest read, enjoy a drink, or soak in the amazing scenery that surrounds you.

Paths lead from the hotel northward to the beautiful beaches of Tamariu or southward to the town and coves of Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell, which are about a 30 minute walk away. I highly recommend Hotel El Far, you'll never forget it!

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed October 24, 2008

Beautiful setting, beautiful little hotel in a restored fortress, a unique travel experience and a view that you know that inspired Colombus more than 500 years ago. Also, an excellent breakfast service...we were quite spoiled.

  • Liked — Solitude yet close to nearby little village
  • Disliked — Nothing to not like
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 2, 2006

A bit difficult to find, on a promontory above the village of Llafranc, near Palafrugell, this property has the sister-property 'Mas de Torrent' decoration touch...as in: close to perfect. Yes, the rooms are quite small. Yes, it is not cheap (around € 200/night for a double). No, there is no dedicated concierge and staff fluttering around. But if you want to stay in a historical converted convent with breathtaking - breathtaking, I repeat - views over the Med, in a superbly comfortable environment within 3 mns of great golf courses and in the middle of what must be one of the world's greatest concentration of outstanding country- style creative restaurants - then you hit it right on the head at El Far. We have stayed there 3 times over 3 years and would not go anywhere else, except maybe Mas de Torrent which is more deluxe but we prefer the quiet of El Far. Breakfast spectacular. The restaurant used to be a bit bland but apparently has improved. Go for dinner, though, to Can Climent at Avda 11 Setiembre in Begur for dinner - 20 mns drive but unforgettable.

  • Liked — Simply unique location, decoration and taste plus friendly staff
  • Disliked — Rooms a little small - but it used to be a convent...so that's what they used to get!
  • Tips/Secrets — Spend 50 extra compared to a so-so place, and get the real thing
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel El Far de Sant Sebastia
Address: Muntanya de Sant Sebastia, Playa de Llafranc, 17200 Llafranc, Palafrugell, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Palafrugell > Llafranc
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Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Llafranc
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel El Far de Sant Sebastia 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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