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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 20 March 2017

If you are seeking a small paradise in the often hectic Costa Brava, Our small group who recently spent the most wonderful weekend together would highly recommend Hostal Spa Empuries. After waking up to the most spectacular view of the Mediterranean below our bedroom window, we sat down to a sumptuous and varied breakfast. The staff were efficient, friendly and...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 20 February 2017

A great location in front of the sea. Nice and eco-friendly space to have a rest and spend a nice time. I really enjoyed the breakfast. It was gorgeous and once finishing you can read the news on any sofa while seeing the nice landscape or practising mindfulness. Hoping to come back really soon:)

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Bordeaux, France
Reviewed 1 February 2017

A very nice place on the sea! a great view! we were in the “regular” restaurant for lunch, good simple food, nice service, a real cool moment in the middle of the trip. We will stop there next time for sure!

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Excellent location a few mts from the beach. Great team. All is easy for them.Great concept of hotel. Great home made cakes for breakfast. Quiet at winter. Very peacefull. Excellent place to walk around, from L'Escala to Sant Martí d'Empuries.

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Parking not acceptable for a 4 star hotel. Reception not friendly. Hotel was cold with no ambiance. Rooms were small , with a beautiful view . Bathroom small, and the bath/shower difficult to get into. The barman was not at all friendly. crisps 2 euros, olives 3.5 euros at the bar The restaurant was too expensive with no ambiance. we...

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Uga, Spain
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I love ancient history and this hotels location is perfect as you can easily walk over to the ruins. I didn't get a see view room and wished i had of booked one as i walked past these a number of times. Could do more with the menu so that it compliments the total look and feel of the place....

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I gave a 5 because of the care and attention to detail in design, construction, service, food and even location. The restaurant was outstanding. we ate there two nights in a row and could not have been more pleased. the highlights were the ceviche de gambas con hielo de cilantro and also the escabiche de perdiz. i struggle to describe...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We stayed as a family of four for a few nights in October. The hotel is beautifully designed, the staff are friendly, the food is fantastic, and the location is breathtaking. The quadruple room worked brilliantly for us and our children (7 and 4). We loved the little beach bar outside and the calm, tranquil location of the hotel -...

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Catonsville, Maryland
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We stayed here three nights with a group as part of a trip along the Costa Brava. With a beach on the Mediterraean, the location was beautiful, breakfast overlooking the sea every morning. Our room was lovely but not one of the beachfront ones. The staff was helpful. We were out during the days. Dinner one evening in the hotel...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Hotel sits on the water. We had a Sea View room, so we watched the sun rise out of the Mediterranean. We had a queen with 1 window. Our friends had a king with 2 windows. Room was compact but adequate. Buffet breakfast was good. Front desk was helpful arranging tickets to Dali house. Nice common areas, including a library...

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Legacy Hostal Empuries stands on an ancient settlement, beside the Greek and Roman ruins of Empuries, whose beauty and tranquility attracted the Iberians as much as the Greek seafarers and the first Romans who settled the Iberian Peninsula. Moreover this is the place from which the mythic country of Emporda took its name. This privileged location is the actual cradle of our culture and the only Greek and Roman archaeological site in the whole peninsula. Consequently, to protect and enrich this legacy is one of the main objectives of the Hostal. The History The original construction of Hostal Empuries appeared in 1907, under the name of Villa Teresita, with the idea of giving lodgings to the first archaeologists, who directed by Puig i Cadafalch, set out on the job of excavating and restoring the Greek and Roman remains. From these historic beginnings the Hostal changed at the start of the 20C and became the precursor to touristic lodgings in the area, even before the use of the term Costa Brava. Years ago there was a change of management in the Hostal which undertook to finish extensive reforms with the idea that activities should flourish throughout the entire year and that the badly run-down site would be restored. With the same pioneering spirit of the ancients and the ability to responsibly and sensitively modify this magical spot, alongside the exacting requirements of the modern tourist, the Hostal is really striving to transform itself into a new reference point, a new model of tourism under the name of Sustainable Tourism, founded on social and ecological responsibility. The spirit The new Hostal Empuries is a project based on the idea of improving the world in which we live and share so that future generations might also enjoy themselves. We would like to become the best Hostal for our world... for a world where we all belong and for the Earth that surrounds us. Accordingly, we take our responsibility for managing this site very seriously and we endevour to serve all those who come to enjoy this encounter with nature and history of which we proudly form a part. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Spa Empuries

Address: Platja del Portitxol s/n | Ap Correus 174, 17130 L'Escala, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > L'Escala
Price Range: $192 - $367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hostal Spa Empuries 4*
Number of rooms: 53
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Hostal Empuries l Escala
Hostal Empuries Hotel l Escala
Hostal Spa Empuries Spain/Costa Brava
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“Try for a room with a view of the sea”
  • A room with view, and WHAT A VIEW!
--Jorjelio--, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“select room with ocean view and a terrace”
whitepointer, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“all good, i think they all face the sea.”
cfandkn, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It's worth paying for a room with a sea view, even a balcony, too!”
cbbarrie2016, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Spa room: Do not choose rooms 13, 14 (and possibly 11,15)”
vixky, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
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