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“Great Hotel with excellent restaurant”
Review of Hostal Vostra Llar

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Hostal Vostra Llar
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Palamos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 June 2015

We loved this hotel when we found it last year for lunch and returned to stay in June. Rooms were lovely and all the staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good.
We had a big pre-wedding family party for 15 people and all the meals were excellent. Very good value for money.
We will definitely return there.

Room Tip: Balcony rooms overlooking the courtyard are best
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  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled with family
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sara_bartrina, Manager at Hostal Vostra Llar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2015

Dear sirs,

Thanks for choosing our Hotel & Restaurant HOSTAL VOSTRA LLAR for your stay in Palamós and for taking your time to rate our services and facilities.

We are glad to read everything was as expected and hope we can welcome you again this season.

Best regards,

Carmen García
Manager

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Reviewed 25 June 2015

I love this place! I have stayed here for almost one month now and everything about Vostra Llar is great. The rooms are clean and spacious. The restaurant has a wide variety of dishes to choose from, everyone of them being delicious and of good value. But what makes this hotel as good as it is, is the staff. They are so friendly and helpful and most of them speak near perfect English.
This hotel is definately the place to stay in Palamos, but even if you are not a guest in the hotel you can visit the restaurant, try a mojito in the garden or a gin and tonic in the Piconera bar, where they also serve tasty home made burgers and tapas. You will then understand why i love this place so much.

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Guia V
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sara_bartrina, Manager at Hostal Vostra Llar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2015

Dear sirs,

Thanks for choosing our Hotel & Restaurant HOSTAL VOSTRA LLAR and taking your time to rate our services and facilities.

We are very pleased to read such good reviews, but most of all you had an excellent stay with us!

Nuestro personal está muy feliz de tenerte aquí por casi un mes. Gracias por venir y ser más que un cliente, un amigo!

See you soon!

Carmen García
Manager

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Reviewed 25 May 2015

A very nice hotel with perfect location. Value for money. Food is very good and staff very nice and professionell. Cleaning perfect and the rooms look very nice. The small garden is beautiful. Eating tapas in the bar is so lovely. We have visited the hotel every year since 2007.




Room Tip: Very nice rooms. Clean and well furnished and decorated.
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  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
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sara_bartrina, Manager at Hostal Vostra Llar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2015

Dear sirs,

Thanks for choosing our Hotel & Restaurant HOSTAL VOSTRA LLAR since 2007. It is a great pleasure to have guests like you every year.

We hope you have a good summer and we can welcome you again next season.

Best regards,

Carmen García
Manager

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

After a recent bereavement, my wife and I wanted to get away for a week, and we chose Vostra Llar where my wife had once stayed some 15 years ago.

This was an excellent choice. The public areas of the hotel (Why do they call it a hostal, I wonder?) such as the restaurant, are decorated in a style reminiscent of Spanish colonial times - I would say the Philippines around 1880! - lots of tropical wood, tropical plants etc, while the patio or garden with its profusion of greenery and the bar with comfortable armchairs are delightful places to sit and have a drink.

The bedrooms are large and airy, and have individual airconditoning system that really does work (not always found, even in hotels with a higher classification), and a balcony with a table and a couple of chairs.

We ate most of the time in the hotel's restaurant: their set lunch and dinner menus (3 courses, with wine included) are priced at just under 11 euros per head and are great value. We actually had mero (grouper) for lunch one day, generally regarded by Spaniards as one of the Mediterranean's finest fishes and which I have not seen on any menu for a long, long time. We also ate à la carte for very reasonable prices. Their rice dishes (paella, black rice with sepia and sepia estafado) were particularly good.

Breakfast (included) was simple but adequate: juices, fresh fruit (melon, water melon, oranges etc), cereals, yoghurt, croissants and "pain au chocolat", a choice of cold meats and of course "pan con tomate", The individually-made cups of coffee were excellent. I very much dislike coffee from an urn with boiled milk from another. Why cannot other hotels follow the example of Vostre LLar (and of course local bars and cafés) and serve decent coffee? It makes all the difference!

Finally, I would like to commend the staff. They were all extremely pleasant - the reception, restaurant, bar, chamber maids etc - very helpful, and with just the right amount of attention - not hovering over you at all times nor causing you long periods of waiting before you can even grab their attention. In point of fact, the staff seemed to anticipate our wants and additional requests - having noted our ejnoyment of their fresh orange with chocolate at lunch time, when we repeated at dinner time we were brought extra large portions!

Minor complaints? As in so many hotels these days, the bedroom lighting is so dim that there is hardly enough light to read in bed. The lift is very small - two people only at a time, or one person and a suitcase - but this was not a real inconvenience to us. Parking is not easy as the hotel has no garage, but staff told us of the places where we could park free of charge, only a 2 minute walk away.

Vostra Llar (Catalan for "Your Home") certainly lives up to its name. It's 50 metres from the beach, and while there is not a great deal to do in Palamos if you are not a beach fan, it is the ideal base for visiting the area. Whatever you do, don't miss (1) the Botanical Gardens of Cap Roig, designed and built in 1927 by Dorothy Webster - look her up on the web, a "fallen woman" in her day - and her Russian colonel husband; and (2) the castle at Pubol that Salavador Dali bought for Gala, his mistress and inspiration.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vostra_Llar, Gerente at Hostal Vostra Llar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2014

Dear Mr.,

We are very grateful to read that you have devoted so much time to comment our hotel as well as our restaurant. We are very happy that you chose our hotel for your stay and we hope to see you next season.

Sincerely,

Director
Carmen García

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Reviewed 3 July 2013

Although called the Hostal Vostra Llar this is correctly rated as a 3* hotel. It is more traditional as against the modern high glass palaces usually found on the Costas. It is very well kept with ongoing re-furbishments every year. We have stayed here over many years. It is welcoming and very professionaly run by what seems to be the same staff over the years. The rooms are excellent. All have air-con, balconies and bathrooms (some with bath + shower and others with just shower). A generous continental breakfast is included with the option of half or full board as well. The restaurant is very popular with outsiders for the menu del dia which is remarkable value.
There is no pool or entertainment here just comfortable surroundings with really nice staff. A small patio garden is at the front but not seen from the road. The beach is about 100 yards away.
Palamos is a smallish town and is a working fishing fishing port. Although a holiday town as well it is very Spanish (Catalan). A walk along the seafront takes you to San Antonio which is the modern holiday part of the bay. Mainly a self catering spot but equally nice. Recommend the town and hotel to older folk who do not want late music bars and discos etc. Teenagers would probably say it was boring with nothing to do ! Just what we like.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank david george
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Reviewed 12 May 2012

quirky elegance,comfortable room,good restuarant and warm and friendly staff who glide about with an unhurried air which belies their efficiency;we had a lovely four days here;it's near the beach and children are well recieved in both hotel and restuarant (hello humphry!!)
this hotel is a little unusual and well worth looking at.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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4  Thank lorcan m
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

the menu is very complete and for children they have more simple things. Food is fresh and attractive, and prices are smooth enough !

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank Flavie B
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Additional Information about Hostal Vostra Llar

Address: Avenida President Macia 12, 17230 Palamos, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Palamos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Palamos
#3 Family Hotel in Palamos
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Palamos
Price Range: $108 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostal Vostra Llar 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
3 star Hotel and Restaurant with special charm, located in Palamos, Costa Brava just 100m from the beach. - Our restaurant: Our Restaurant is serving regional dishes, made with love and all the knowledge of experience. We have got a Restaurant inside and in the garden, a cocktail for an aperitif or an evening to remember. - Our Hotel: Hostal Vostra Llar hotel belongs to a long hotel family tradition. 3 Star hotel 100m from the beach, 45 rooms completely renovated and decorated with careful detail, wifi, TV, bathroom and terrace. General information We are open from March 15 to October 15, 2015 For any questions or comments during this winter, we are open to public from 10am to 20pm from Monday to Friday. ... more   less 
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