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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2014

This place was recommended when there was nowhere else left for us to go to at short notice. And how lovely it was. It is secluded and quiet, on a dead end road with the sea 10 meters from the terrace. The room was basic but very clean. No wifi available so hopefully that will come. The owners had just...

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Tadley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2012

The reviews of this hotel influenced our choice, and how lucky that was. One of our best holidays ever, helped by a number of factors. Hotel Caracol is the ultimate in a laid-back stay - Paco is the most congenial of hosts, even given the problems with us not speaking the same language, and Nothing Really Matters seems to be...

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2Thank Farseer
Bolton, Lancs
Reviewed 31 July 2012

What an amazing little find!!! If not for the review write up would have probably bypassed it. The hotel accommodation is really clean and spacious, basic but comfortable, views from the front rooms are amazing. Beach is small but beautiful, went in June 2012 still lots of secluded areas to sun bathe. The hospitality of the owner Paco is second...

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3Thank Cpartington
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2012

We stayed here for a few nights in 2010. The hotel has a warm and friendly atmosphere. The owners were friendly and hospitable and the locals friendly. The room was large and clean and all the basic amenities. The bar/restaurant was very good, lovely fresh simple home cooked food and excellent breakfasts whilst watching the dolphins. Would recommend highly. You...

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3Thank Peter C
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2012

This hotel is lovely, clean, well maintained, food excellent (the food doesn't stop arriving at breakfast but dinner was a bit on the expensive side but we had gorgeous Paella - thoughts of it making me crave it now). We booked through Sally and John for 2 nights - who we can't wait to meet again to have a few...

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1Thank Neil F
Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2012

Superb. Expect the warmth of a family run establishment and you won't be dissapointed. The longer you stay the warmer the welcome as they get to know you. DO get up in a decent time for breakfast and watch the dolphins swimming up the bay. Hotel is really central for the best of the Galician coast, food is superb and...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2012

We are an Irish couple in the 50-55 age group. While looking for self-catering accommodation in Pontevedra, for one week in June, we came across Hotel Caracol on this website. We were immediately taken with the warm and friendly atmosphere conveyed through the very positive reviews of previous clients. We were disappointed to read that a car was recommended -...

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3Thank Sue L
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2012

We had a wonderful holiday at Hotel Caracol near Pontevedra. The accommodation was on the river leading to the Atlantic ocean and it was a joy to see schools of dolphins swimming along. The breakfasts and evening meals were first class and plentiful. A quiet peaceful location which lends itself to a relaxing holiday and convenient for lots of other...

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2012

Reluctant to say so, because we hope to go back sometime & repeat our lovely stay at Paco's - and if too many people find out how good it is then.... but what the heck: let's not be selfish. We stayed for two full weeks in a room overlooking the sea/estuary; the breakfasts were leisurely, lunches were delicious, as were...

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pwllheli
Reviewed 28 February 2012

A lovely clean hotel, Paco and the staff were very welcoming. Although we didn`t speak much Spanish or Galician we managed to make ourselves understood and Paco even taught my little son how to count in Spanish.Off the main road but very close to shops etc and just across the road from the beach, we had breakfast every morning on...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Caracol is a recently refurbished small, friendly hotel, situated off the coastal road between Pontevedra and Sanxenxo. Sitting just metres from the shores of the Ria de Pontevedra, overlooking the beautiful Island of Tambo, there are two beaches, an old harbour and a small taverna.Rooms have sea views, (and at high tide the sea is only a few metres away), ensuit bathrooms and televisions. Prices include an incredible breakfast served on the terrace, and either half or full board is available.The hotel also boasts what we consider to be the best restaurant in the area, Restaurant - Taverna El Caracol.Sit on the terrace overlooking the sea, with any luck you will see the dolphins, and enjoy the freshest seafood, or local meats cooked in a traditional wood burning oven (asadora), severed by the ever gregarious Paco the hotel owner.The hotel is perfectly placed to visit many wonderful towns, villages, islands and beaches, you can walk in the forest or just laze in the sun.Take a trip from the harbour around the ria, try a bit of mackerel fishing or go dolphin spotting it really is great fun for all.Sit on the terrace overlooking the sea, with any luck you will see the dolphins, and enjoy the freshest seafood, or local meats cooked in a traditional wood burning oven (asadora), severed by the ever gregarious Paco the hotel owner.The hotel is perfectly placed to visit many wonderful towns, villages, islands and beaches, you can walk in the forest or just laze in the sun.Take a trip from the harbour around the ria, try a bit of mackerel fishing or go dolphin spotting it really is great fun for all. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Caracol

Address: Ub Playa Covelo 14 | Poio, 36992 Samieira, Spain
Region: Spain > Galicia > Province of Pontevedra > Samieira
Price Range: €30 - €45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“Try to get a sea view room.”
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  • Breakfast on the terrace
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BabetteO_12, 25 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Sea view room would be best.”
  • Hotel Caracol from across the bay
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Farseer, 20 Sep 2012 | Read review
“Hi only scored the pool n fitness centre as terrible as there isn't one so cannot score otherwise a brilliant place to stay. Rooms to the front are more picturesque.”
Cpartington, 31 Jul 2012 | Read review
“a sea view is a must”
881PeterC, 10 Mar 2012 | Read review
“Any to the front have a sea view, then you wont have to get out of bed to dolphin watch!”
E0inF, 1 Mar 2012 | Read review
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