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“Not really recommendable” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Castell Blanc Hotel
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Empuriabrava
Bavaria
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34 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Not really recommendable”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2007

I stayed at this hotel together with some friends . We found the hotel not really good. The rooms were ok, nothing special. We had a family-room which was quite small for four people sleeping in there. The room service was just minimum, they did not make beds, did not gave us fresh towels and did not really clean the room.
Breakfast was good, but the other food, lunch and dinner, was just terrible. Nothing you really could eat except the chips at dinner time. They also had one-week-long the same lunch: spaghetti and tomatoe-sauce, but tasting just disgusting.
The pool was quite nice.
The staff was not very friendly and helpful.
The hotel is really quite a long way away from the sea and beach. There was and ALDI just around the corner so we could get us some food there instead of the terrible lunch and dinner.
All in all I would never go there again. Its not worth any money.

  • Liked — The pool
  • Disliked — The food, the cleaning staff, the long way to the beach
  • Stayed May 2007
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Wicki
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2006

Hereby I can confirm the comment of sep12, 2005. In addition I can add the following.

It's an average ***hotel and probably there are a lot better ***hotels if you search well. As already said with this hotel you have to take the car to go to the centre and the beach unless you like a long walk a few times a day with all your beach stuff. On the other hand is it quieter because it's outside the centre. The hotel doesn't breath any atmosphere and there is no hotel animation.

The big parking is an advantage but there are only a small amount of shadow places on it. And beleave me in the summer you really want to park your car in the shadow.

The food is very average, monotonous, fat and not suited for the healthy eater or the gastronomic eater.

With the prices which have recently increased I would really consider well before visiting this hotel.

  • Liked — pool bar
  • Disliked — lack of animation and motivation of staff
  • Stayed July 2002, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank Christel & Joris
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2005

The hotel is a fairly attractive building on what appears to be the only industrial estate in the area. It claims to be 2.2km from the beach; using multimap we believe it's more like 4km (not where the postcode plots it). It was a brisk 35 minutes walk to the nearest life; a tacky parade of shops, bars and restaurants near the sea front.

This is budget accommodation offering inclusive food packages of acceptable standard. Unfortunately the hotel had no atmosphere and no entertainment (apart from one man and his organ on a Saturday night). The hotel bar was only open during restaurant hours and unattended for the duration, closing promptly once the last diners had finished their meal (by 11pm).

The hotel pool is pleasant but very cold.

The bedrooms are quite dark, hardly any have a pleasant view, bedroom air-con was only capable of circulating warm air. Soundproofing between bedrooms was very poor (unless you are on the top floor).

I'd advise to stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Castell Blanc Hotel

Property: Castell Blanc Hotel
Address: 17487 Empuriabrava, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Empuriabrava
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Empuriabrava
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Castell Blanc Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 61
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