We visited this hotel in July 2017. Firstly I have to say the location is absolutely stunning. It took our breath away, as did views of Begur on arrival just off the coach from Barcelona. We couldn't find the taxi driver and a non English speaking owner of one of the restaurants near the bus stop actually drove us both, cases and all to our hotel, with the help of his friend Hugo who he flagged down to ask if he knew where the hotel was. Hugo duly led the way on his moped. The hotel was gorgeous, beautifully decorated. Our room small, but very clean and attractive and the bathroom perfect. The rooms were cleaned daily to a very high standard, with clean towels as often as needed. The balcony/terrace was very roomy and as well as 2 loungers had a table and chairs and again the views were outstanding. It was tidied and swept daily, Carmel even took our washing in. We received fantastic care from Carmel who served breakfast with a cheerful smile and cleaned the rooms, keeping them spotless. All the staff were lovely, but she was a star and is the heart of the place, an absolute darling. She spoke a little English but did her best to give us advice and helped me attempt some basic Spanish in the mornings. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious with fresh orange juice, tea or coffee and a large selection of food set out to choose from. Cooked eggs and toast also available, it was very relaxing outside the hotel beside a huge olive tree. We ate at the restaurant once and the food was delicious. I got bitten by midges or mosquitos the first morning, but not after that as I wore long skirts or trousers to breakfast and put on natural insect repellent. We also ate at the fish restaurant beside the hotel and again the food was very good. We didn't do enough research and for a couple relying on public transport this was not the ideal location, although the bus stopped outside the hotel and bus timetables were left at the bus stop. The bus visited all the beaches but stopped running fairly early, maybe 7 p.m. from Begur. I think the bus was once an hour. Going to Begur we were able to sit on the terrace and watch the bus go down to the beaches, before making our way down to the bus stop after it went down to the second beach. There is a beach within walking distance (very hilly to walk to), which in July was very crowded, but the location was beautiful. Begur was great and we visited several times. We wouldn't return as you really do need a car, although we managed to get around by bus during the day. It was a mixed experience staying here as there were a couple of things we weren't happy about. We thought that a small fridge could have been installed, perhaps in the wardrobe, or under the desk, although large bottles of water were available to buy from the bar. Tea and coffee making facilities would also have been very welcome and could have been situated on the desk or a tall corner unit could have been added to the end room on the right, between windows, again tea and coffee was available when the bar was open. The restaurant seemed popular and a few evenings it was a little noisy, which wasn't a problem, but the light from below was and blackout curtains would have been useful. These sound like small niggles, but were major drawbacks for us. I also think that a complimentary bottle of water, or free cup of tea or coffee on check in would set the tone for the visit and was the welcome we received in Barcelona at a far cheaper hotel. Also unlike the helpful stranger in Begur, I cannot see the owner of this hotel offering us a lift anywhere. We checked out a day early opting for an extra day in Barcelona rather than a taxi to the bus stop for an early coach the next day. We had asked if there was anything further we needed to do to check out and were assured everything had been done. At the Begur bus stop waiting for the coach the owner rang me and said my payment hadn't gone through and he said he would drive out to the bus stop in Begur to collect payment. I had specifically asked if we had done everything necessary and as I was paying by card not cash and the coach was due within minutes this wasn't possible and I have to say he waited until the next day for me to sort it out, which was technically our last day, as we left a day early. It had been a case of my bank doing a random stop on an unusual payment and I appreciated the owner's patience.
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