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Hotel Sant Joan
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Palamos
Certificate of Excellence
essex
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very good choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

It 's a family run hotel not far from the city centre (10 min walk) which males it really quiet and relaxing. Staff is very kind and helpful. Our room was big and clean. Breakfast is delicious with all sorts of food: cheese meats egg fresh fruit. 6-7sorts of bread..... We really enjiyed our stay in palamos

  • Stayed September 2012
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2 Thank David S
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

This is homely rather than hotelly. The owners and staff are very friendly and helpful and the room we had was comfortable, but quite basic. There is a nice garden with sun loungers but no sunshades except those over the tables and chairs - a bit of an oversight I think as it really restricts where you can sit in the garden. Breakfast is served until midday, but, as I discovered, if you are quite late down and there is hardly anything of the hot food left they do not offer to replenish it for you. It seemed that when it was gone, that was your lot! I would not have thought that this was the number one hotel in this town, but it is nice enough.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Joan L
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Oakland
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

I have to admit I was a tad disappointed when we first got to Hotel Sant Joan. Neither the hotel and nor the town of Palamos look like much when you first arrive. But the place quickly grew on me and ended up one of my favorites stops in our trip to Spain. The hotel itself has a lovely garden with a fountain, a big lawn, a hot tub and a small but refreshing pool. The public rooms are lovely and breakfast is terrific -- fresh breads, fruits, cheeses, meats and a hot dish each morning. Our room was small but comfortable. The front desk is very helpful. Palamos is a delightful town -- much less touristy than some of the towns on the Costa Brava. Walk the few blocks to the commercial district and you'll see families out in the streets. Enjoy!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank jourprof
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2010

We found this hotel on the net. The owners are very kind and welcoming. Breakfast is delicious (different sorts of bread, bacon, egg, fruit..) and till midday . They advised on restaurant, places to go... It was a wonderful and relaxing stay. To be recommended!!!!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Boysteve21
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Roma
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2010

We really enjoyed our stay. The hotel is small, great, calm, clean. The garden is lovely. The staff are very helpful and they tell you about the best places and restaurants around. Breakfast (or brunch because it's until midday) is graet. We'll go back

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank RomaLucca
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Londoner in Spain
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2009

Very quiet and lovely hotel. Excellent attention to guests. Very clean and great breakfast. Free internet access which was very important deu to my job!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Luke2009
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Sussex
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2009

It's a very charming hotel. The staf and owners are really helpful and make you feel like home. They give you really good tips for restaurants, good beaches, sightseeing... The place is very quiet and relaxing (except for occasional motorbikes from nearby road) and very clean. Breakfast is a fabulous buffet till noon. A good find and a delightful stay!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank SussexGus
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Property: Hotel Sant Joan
Address: Avenida de la Llibertat, 79, 17230 Palamos, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Palamos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Palamos
#1 Romantic Hotel in Palamos
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Palamos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sant Joan 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Sant Joan is the ideal place for those who are looking for a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere with a personal touch. It is a family run hotel situated in the heart of the Costa Brava, 40km from Girona airport and 100 km from the French border.The Hotel is a XVIII century restored masía (Catalan Cottage), located in the old quarter of Sant Joan de Palamós (900mts from the beach), with a large garden (550m2) with an outdoor swimming pool (heated from June to October) and a hot water Jacuzzi that, due to its singular location, offers the guests quietness and privacy. The 20 non-smoking rooms are unique and personalised to enjoy a good rest with attention to detail to ensure your comfort. Most of them overlook the garden and all have bathroom with tub or shower, hairdryer, TV, safe, air conditioning (heat/cold) and free Wi-Fi. The junior suite and Superior rooms have mini bar. In order to have a good rest and to get up in no rush, our buffet breakfast is served from 8.30 to 12.00 and from 9.00 to 12.00 during the low season. ... more   less 
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