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Gran Hotel Rey Don Jaime
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Castelldefels
Montreal
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Loved it”
Reviewed February 21, 2012

This year was our second stop in Castelldefels. Nicely located, this town is a good place to stay if you plan on taking a flight at the Barcelona airport, which is only 10 minutes away.

The hotel itself is very nice and clean. The view of the sea is awesome, since it's located at the top of a hill. There's a nice pool bar, and the hotel's restaurant, while somewhat pricey, has excellent food. The room was very comfortable.

The hotel is quite big and it's easy to get lost in it. We had a hard time following the 5 corridors to our room from the reception. The Castelldefels beach is a few minutes away by car, as is the train station which can take you to Barcelona in a short time. The location of the hotel not easy to find, you pretty much have to guess which road to turn at to go uphill.

Would recommend.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

Pros:
-Good views

Cons:
-Poor location. To go to Barcelona, you have to call a taxi, go to Castdelldefels rail station in 5 minutes, take a train to Barcelona in about 30 minutes, then use the metro
-Did not feel like a 4 star hotel

  • Stayed November 2011
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wokingham
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Reviewed October 13, 2011

Really enjoyed our two night stay at Rey Don Jaime. Its set back up on a hill about a 10 - 15 min walk from the railway station which links to Bracelona in less than 30 mins and Sitges 10 mins in the opposite direction. Frequent and reliable train service. The hotel has two parts one being old and the other new. We were first allocated in an old style room which was dark and dreary and to my mind needed updating with new furniture and decoration although the bathroom appeared to have been updated recently and was good. We asked to change to another room and after much persuasion they agered to move us to another room which was bright and airy with a fabulous bathroom and was in the new part of the hotel. We had a fridge in the room and plenty of storage and hanging space. The beds were very comfortable with lovely crisp white sheets and an abundance of large quality towels in the bathroom - we had no complaints at all. The hotel appears to be used for conferences during the week and there was indeed a wedding there on the Saturday. This however did not interfere with our pleasure. We had a quiet first afternoon by the outside pool (pool towels provided) followed by a whole day in Barcelona (17 euro for all three of us on the train to Barcelona and back along with an unlimited metro card). Our last day we spent the day in Sitges which was a wonderful beach resort/town with fabulous beaches and restaurants. The hotel breakfasts we all thought were very good and it was the usual buffet style with pastries, bread, cereal, cold meats, cheese, eggs etc. The hotel staff were always helpful and polite and overall we had a great time and felt it was good value for money. We had a taxi both ways to and from the airport and it was 35 euros each way.

Room Tip: If you like nice bright modern rooms I would ask for a room in the new part of the hotel. We felt th...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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london
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

I stayed for 3 nights in September 2011. Booked through Yeego so very good price. This is a conference and or wedding venue so not such a great holiday atmosphere. Nice restaurant but poor breakfast in a room in the new part of the hotel and the selection at breakfast and service was 2 star. Out of season its a baron dour hotel and later at night a bir eerey. The rooms are clean have been refurbishes and some with nice views but dark and the wifi.internet does not work. You need a car here to get the the beach and into Casteldefells were parking is a nightmare in September and Winter so as for Summer it would be a 'no go area'. To get to Sitges you go through 6 euro tunnel each way so very expensive if you are touring. The train station is 5k away. Airplane noise constant as you are only 11 k from Barcelona airport

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Germany
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

The hotel is on a hill far outside Barcelona. You can see the sea but can't walk there, i.e. need to take a taxi wherever you may want to go.

The facilities such as swimming pool are very nice and belie the bad state of the rooms. Rooms are not well maintained, furniture is falling apart (literally), not very clean, but worst of all, the hotel is effectively between a very loud highway and a stone pit with trucks moving all day long. So hardly a place for vacations.

The wifi works, except not in the rooms. There are fixed internet outlets in the rooms but reception told me they are defunct.

Reception is all but helpful, as is staff in general, this property needs a new owner/management.

So all in all, a bad experience, you can do much better in and around Barcelona!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2011

Sure the hotel is on top of a hill in the middle of nowhere - so you are warned. However room was clean, staff was friendly, hotel bar next to the big swimming pool serves coffee, cakes, beer, etc efficiently at cheap price (for a five star). Spent nice afternoons there with ipad connected on free wifi next to a cold beer, next to screaming kids in the pool. Warmly recommended to families seeking relaxing holidays with big nicely decorated pool with a great view.

However, the hotel is indeed a great location for marriage parties so i can also imagine the nightmare complained in other reviews...

In case hotel staff is reading this: pls work on the roadsigns pointing to the hotel. Were it not for the gps would have been impossible to find the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Key Biscayne, florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2010

Spent 3 nights with wife and 3 children (14, 12, and 6).
It is not on the beach but still a short 7 minute ride.
Breathtaking views of all Castelldefels.
Two swimming pools (outdoor and indoor)
One table tennis table and Two squash courts that we enjoyed a lot with my athletic/electric kids.
Great Restaurant with the same great views at a very reasonable price.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Gran Hotel Rey Don Jaime
Address: Avenida del Hotel, 22, 08860 Castelldefels, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Castelldefels
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Castelldefels
#2 Luxury Hotel in Castelldefels
#3 Family Hotel in Castelldefels
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Gran Hotel Rey Don Jaime 4*
Number of rooms: 220
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