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La Malcontenta Hotel
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Palamos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 11, 2012

It wasn't easy to find; but, we finally did it after wandering for an hour. Tranquil location & very nice large clean swimming pool with upscale lounges & poolside service--exceptional for a small hotel. Rooms very spacious; but lack easy storage for lots of luggage. Also, a little sad on the seating, because you have to put suitcases on the available chairs. BIG walk in shower; but, poor lighting in the bathroom. No magnifying mirror-so, difficult to shave. Nice balcony with view; but, pesky wasps kept us inside most of the time. Free internet. Charming staff--the evening shift does not speak English. Absolutely superb breakfast. Castell beach is a 15 minute walk & one of the best in the area.But, that beach is absolutely jammed on the weekend. Adjacent restaurant best for lunch (great fixed menu value); the evening menu has very limited selections.

Room Tip: Grand room with balcony--all rooms expensive--so the big rooms are worth the extra cost.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

The house and decoration in this hotel are very sophisticated and beautiful, the high ceilings, big mirrors, marble in the bathroom... It is very comfortable, the beds and linens are wonderful, and there is no noise at night. The breakfast was huge and delicious. We loved the swimming pool. Everything is extremely clean, and luxurious. It is a big advantage to have a little stroll to go to a nice beach, not crowded at all.
We were doubting to give it a fifth star for "excellent" just because of some very minor details: the DVD did not work and we had to change it, the welcome at reception was not too great (no "welcome" word at all), and the room with the WC is a bit dark. Everything else was wonderful!
We hope we'll go back.

Room Tip: We stayed in a suite with terrace, you have good views to the surrounding nature, and the terrace wh...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

Althought the setting is bucolic, has good services and the cottages are very confortable, in my opinion is an upgraded hotel not as a luxury understanding. A low note to the staff because a hotel of this category should be more profesionalized. A really bad experience at the restaurant. Even the waiter had attended my complain about one of the dishes, the maitre was unable to interest. And menu prices aren t really fair. In fact, you pay an overprice if you compare with other hotels in the area, i supose for its excellent marketing department and its press notes and good qualifications in specialized international travel magazines

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed December 4, 2011

We live in Barcelona now and I love to go away for the week end. I have 14 y.o. and 2,5 y.o kids.The location of the hotel is very nice. We went in December, so we didnt "count" to swim obviously. Room (25) was ok but has rather long stairs up to get to the bedroom (again if you have little one). We took a nice long walk to the beach on Saturday and had very nice dinner the same night. Breakfast is nice and they serve it personalized. Would be nice for those with the kids if they either made a small playground or a small room/play area inside with some toys. Hotel is not cheap and to be honest when you pay this price and come in December or any other month in winter/autumn period with small kids, you are stuck with them. It doesnt cost a fortune to do that.

Room Tip: We had room 25. You have double room up the stairs and little "corridor" that serves nothi...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 12, 2011

La Malcontenta is a great hotel. I had been concerned when booking that it was little out of the way -- outside of towns, away from the beach. But a secluded beach was a 10 minute bike ride away, down one of the many "Via Verdes" (a matrix of walking and biking paths). A car is a must, though. Begur and the beautiful beaches at places like Sa Tuna and 20 minutes away. Cadaqués is about 90 minutes away, but the coast road.

It's is not so easy to find, especially at night. Study a map before you actually get to the exit of route 31.

There are rooms in the main house, on both the ground and 1st floor, and in outer buildings. Ours was in an outer building with a little patio and a view of a field and trees. We'd select that again. The king sized bed was actually two doubles pushed together. I'm not fond of that, but perhaps one can ask for a single queen or king.

We were there around 1 October. A glorious time, and not too crowded. I'm guessing the Costa Brava is thick in August, but in September-October it is fantastic. La Malcontenta is on the expensive side, but we'll definitely go back.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

A great hotel, beautiful rooms a very good breakfast and a great restaurant. A real pleasure.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

This is a gorgeous spot in a beautiful region of Spain...this is a perfect balance to a week in Barcelona...the hotel has bikes to ride down to the beach or tour the vineyards nearby on bike trails. The pool is set in a garden and is lovely. The food is delicious and so fresh...not to be missed are the breakfasts and fabulous lunches! We also had a car so it was fun to explore the neighboring towns for dinner...put this on your list!!!!

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about La Malcontenta Hotel

Address: Platja Castell 12 | Paratge Torremirona, 17230 Palamos, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Palamos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Palamos
#2 Family Hotel in Palamos
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Palamos
Price Range: $122 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — La Malcontenta Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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