i would classify the hotel as "good" if that rating option had been available. to me it was not "very good" but "average" seems a little harsh.
my first impressions were that the hotel was beautiful. the terrace was lovely and the hotel cats were very welcoming. the view from my balcony was to die for.
however.............once the balcony door was shut, the room quickly started to smell of cabbage and the receptionist said the air-con was not working in my part of the hotel which meant reopening the door at night and risking the mozzies getting at me in the night, which they did. and the possibility of the cats or an intruder climbing over the railings. it was so hot in my room that i didn't care!
the bathroom had seen better days. the roller blind at the window was filthy as was the damp-smelling corridor leading to the lift and the lift itself.
there was a kettle in the room with two teabags. when i asked reception for some sachets of coffee and some milk, i was told no. it never bothers me when there is no kettle in hotel rooms abroad. i do not expect it, but when one IS actually there, i would have thought the usual assortment of sachets would be there to go with it otherwise what is the point.
the buffet breakfast was the most substantial i have ever seen anywhere in the world ever and the food at dinner was excellent too.
the outside seating area was spacious and clean and the service was good from the bar staff who came out to take orders and bring food and drink.
the steps down to the two coves were difficult to negociate and very steep with damaged steps and no handrails in places. they provided a good workout for my glutes but hammered the knees.
i was at playa d'aro at christmas and would really have preferred a hotel nearer the cafes and bars. the walk into town was not difficult or long but seemed endless in the 30+ degrees we had.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On a stunning spot in the Costa Brava, rising over two cristal-clear water coves surrounded by pine trees overlooking the blue immensity of the Mediterranean Sea, Silken Park Hotel San Jorge offers updated facilities featuring an outdoor area, swimming pool by the sea, meeting rooms, Spa, restaurants, lounge bar... The ideal place to enjoy a relaxing holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Silken Park Platja d Aro
- Silken Park Hotel San Jorge Costa Brava/Platja D'Aro, Spain