We stayed here for 5 nights at the end of June/beginning of July and really find it hard to find any fault.
From the moment we arrived the staff were all friendly and helpful: Joan at the entrance gate, the young man who came to meet us in the underground car park to help with our bags and Will on reception who gave us a comprehensive introduction to the hotel and all its facilities.
We had been upgraded to a room with a sea view, which was wonderful, it had a good sized balcony, an enormous bed and also the bathroom was extremely spacious.
We ended up eating in the hotel restaurant every night as the food was excellent and there was a good choice of reasonably priced wines. A nice touch was the complimentary aperitif, usually a glass of Cava and also the pre-starters which were very good. Some of the dishes did seem extremely expensive eg the crab at 55 euros (for a starter!) but there were others more reasonably priced too. Particularly delicious was the rock octopus starter, the monkfish and the confit of kid, also the walnut and fruit bread rolls. On a couple of nights it was extremely empty but, having walked down to the town a few times in search of somewhere different and not really finding anywhere that appealed, it was lovely to return to the tranquility of the hotel. All the waitresses seemed to speak at least 2 languages and had to translate for the sommelier who only spoke Spanish (apologies if it was actually Catalan) when he did his "performance' which was informative but maybe not essential.
The inclusive breakfast had a good selection of fruits, cold meats, cheeses, some delicious pastries and the usual array of cooked eggs, bacon and sausages which always seemed fresh as they didn't put out too much at a time. It was DIY tea and coffee so you never had to ask for another pot but occasionally there was a short queue at the coffee machine.
Most of the other guests appeared to be French families with beautifully behaved children, more mature French and Spanish couples or Russians. Apart from ourselves there seemed to be only one other British couple.
The areas around the pool were always spotlessly clean. Although the beach was small, if you wanted to swim in the sea it was easily accessible from the terrace with its lovely sunbeds, just through a gate and down some steps
We would definitely return to this hotel or try another in the Salles group. They even gave us bottles of water for our trip as we checked out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This luxury hotel offers direct access to Platja d'Aro's Cala del Pi Beach. It has a free 600m² spa, free Wi-Fi and parking and an outdoor pool with sea views.Rooms at Hotel & Spa Cala del Pi feature a hydromassage shower and a private terrace, many with views over the Mediterranean Sea. All come with satellite TV, pillow menu and Loewe amenities. Hotel Cala del Pi features a heated indoor pool, waterfalls, ice fountains, a Finnish sauna and Turkish bath. There is also a small fitness centre. The Rosa dels Vents restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine prepared using seasonal products. The cafe bar includes a summer terrace overlooking the sea. Hotel & Spa Cala del Pi is located on the Costa Brava, just 27 km from Girona-Costa Brava Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Salles Hotel And Spa Cala Del Pi
- Salles Hotel & Spa Cala Del Pi Costa Brava/Platja D'Aro, Spain