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Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 -... More 

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Catonsville, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More 

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Newton Solney, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We have stayed many times at this superbly located hotel on the sea front near to the renowned Greek/Roman ruins at Empuries; location, location, location - but underperformance persuades us never to return. I have complained after previous visits that the small bathrooms in this former staff 'hostel' are designed to irritate me! The firmly fitted glss screen to the... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We came just for the night to celebrate my husband's birthday. Off to a bad start when I found that I has booked a room with a sea view but not a terrace. I had used nooking.com and the photos were of rooms with a terrace. Also I know the hotel. The room was changed for a "spa room", which... More 

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Berkshire
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

A super place to stay, right on the beach with amazing views. We booked a Spa Room and would have preferred a much lighter room, although facing the sea the room was a little dark and dingy. The rooms would be so much nicer, white washed wood similar to the feel of the main hotel. We ate in both the... More 

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Napa, California, United States
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We found the rooms to be beautiful with a large luxurious bathrooms. the beds were extremely comfortable with very fine linens and nice pillows. We were in a Spa room and it was very quiet. We also enjoyed the Spa where we had excellent massages. The lack of leadership shows up in service lapses at the restaurant and front desk.... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Following two weeks with family at a nearby rented chateau my wife and I checked in at Hostal Spa Empuries for two nights. It was an excellent experience. Great location on the beach and next door to the ancient Ruines d'Empuries. There is a very pleasant walking/biking route to the towns of L'Escala and St. Marti. The room was their... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is the greenest hotel on earth - so you can 'feel good' about enjoying yourself. The setting is the best thing and they have tried really hard with the expansion of the hotel to be ecologically pure. We have had three great family trips there. The beach is full, the cafe on the front (not part of the hotel)... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
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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: $125 - $522 (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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“all good, i think they all face the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles cfandkn, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It's worth paying for a room with a sea view, even a balcony, too!”
 of 5 bubbles cbbarrie2016, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Spa room: Do not choose rooms 13, 14 (and possibly 11,15)”
 of 5 bubbles vixky, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Main hotel - room facing the sea”
 of 5 bubbles JulieBerkshire, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The back spa rooms were very private and quiet. Front spa rooms may have ocean views.”
 of 5 bubbles CindyD864, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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