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“This seems like a good idea theoretically except it is not. It's a nightmare”
Review of Les Cols Pavellons

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Les Cols Pavellons
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Olot
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Yes I read a lot about this place, yes it seems like a great idea, great food, and to top it off a really unique place to stay. Reality is simply quite different. Lets start with the service. I get out of the taxi nobody helped with the luggage. I asked the driver to come pick me up at 1330 the next day and the girl who welcomes me told the driver to come pick me up at 12 noon instead. How welcoming!!! I told her but I came all this way from Barcelona just to stay at the hotel I would like to spend a little more time to enjoy the property. She said no but I have to leave at noon because there is nothing here and she is spot on! There really is nothing here. No common area to sit and have a glass of wine and snack or a cup of tea. There are no tables in the garden. She is right. There really is nothing. There is a bed in a glass enclosed space (allegedly where you are and can be in touch with nature and lie in bed and enjoy the change of light). Good on paper but you really can't do this really. There is nothing nowhere to sit comfortably. You eat, sleep on a futon. That's it. How's that for comfort? Bathroom? Oh beautiful but when you try to clean your face there is only a puddle of water. Brush your teeth? Somewhere to hang the towels? And wow the rain shower. Bloody hell the floor is made of pebbles. One can't or at least I could not have imagined such pain while showering. And the only thing you can do is use the towels as foot mats which I am sure all the guests before you did the same thing and just imagine how clean the towels are. They are all in dark green, no way of checking for cleanliness. All in all. I now know what an animal in a zoo feels like except I guess I am more comfortable, after all, I have a bed.
Sorry I digress. So they asked for my passport for check in, I said its in the luggage which they have not yet brought in. They asked me no fewer than six times while showing me the room. I am in the middle of nowhere. Am I going anywhere? Okay I went to the front desk to give them the passport afterwards and to arrange for transportation the next day, and I guess by then I already see that I really do want to leave earlier as the girl suggested. It was 10 degrees outside. I only have a shirt on. Olot was unexpectedly cold that day so i didn't dress warm enough. I asked if I can go into the office because I am freezing. They said no. Again, what nice people!!!
And to top it off, the food is not that good. Don't come, seriously.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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27  Thank rubyyao
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

We had lunch at the restaurant and then stayed the night in the hotel, and everything was perfect. The food was unbelievable - inventive, unexpected, gorgeous, and insanely delicious, and it kept coming! One of the best meals of my life. The best part of it was after we had finished seemingly 20 courses, they took us outside to the back lawn, laid down a blanket, and let us nap! And it was the best nap of my life! They gently woke us with espressos and dark chocolate. Oh it was magical!

The interiors are beautifully designed - minimal yet luxurious and set in a historic countryside full of lush gardens. It's the ideal mix of new and old. It's very modern and cool and you just are excited to be there. The service is traditional, attentive and friendly. I highly recommend Les Cols for an experience you will never forget!

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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank Zoe H
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

We stayed here for a night and also ate in the restaurant. It really is a unique and special experience. The bathrooms in particular are spectacular. I loved the minimalism of the space, where you are literally living in glass cubes, with a single piece of furniture in the main room (which doubles as either a flat, green couch, or a low bed at night). The trickling water and the ever-changing lighting and reflections do produce a very calming effect. Not sure I could live like that for more than a night or two though - minimalism is not very practical!

Service was excellent, very personal and friendly. We enjoyed a cockail before dinner and the same lady who checked us in brought the drink to the peaceful kitchen garden (and left the bottle of gin which we could have abused, but didn't!). Breakfast was a great selection of local meats, cheeses and bread, and they even give you a little picnic to take on the morning you check out.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank sjpoyser
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

Great food, atmosphere and staff. We even had a post meal tour of the kitchen. We loved the garden appetizers and then the beautiful dining room. Do check the website as you can see photos of both the restaurant and the new banquet facilities which are over the top. Great wines, we had the tasting menu, many courses and all wonderful. We sat at the long table in the middle of the room, the chairs are an art work themselves but don't let the staff see you rolling down to see your friend. Must have been the wine. Great experience at a wonderful, unique place.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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4  Thank westford
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Reviewed October 2, 2008

The sound of the running water, the clouds moving, the smooth light getting in, the movement of the trees,... A place to be experienced.
There are no words.

A japanese onsen of the XXI century.

Relax and enjoy the poetry of nature!

Stayed: September 2008
4  Thank Fileta
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Reviewed March 16, 2007

I came upon Les Cols website just by chance and that led to one of my more memorable hotel/restaurant experiences in a long time.So if you are looking for a hotelroom with glass walls and celings and a restaurant where the food is excellent and with an interior which is very sleek and modern, this place takes you away from the hectic every day life, a place to just relax. The staff was also very helpful during my stay .Just go there!

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank malte
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  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Address: Lloc Mas Les Cols 2 | Direccion Carretera de la Canya, 17800, Olot, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Olot
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Olot
Price Range: $353 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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Mas Les Cols Hotel Olot
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