Parador de Aiguablava

Platja d'Aiguablava, Begur, Costa Brava, Spain, 17255

Price from: £90

Terrace

By Eddi Fiegel, your Begur expert

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#10 of 10
expert-rated hotels in Begur
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Location:
4.5
4.5
Bedrooms:
4.3
4.3
Eating/drinking:
4
4.0
Public areas:
4
4.0
Leisure facilities:
4
4.0
Service:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Honeymooners, Chilling out, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Relaxation, Romance

Expert review of Parador de Aiguablava

Clifftop parador amid pine woods, with stunning sea views and a sandy cove.

Location, location, location goes the mantra, and this parador’s setting couldn’t be better. The views are absolutely breathtaking. Don’t come expecting a converted old castle or convent though. Built in the 60s, this is one of the more modern paradors, and the ground floor lounge areas have got a bit of a retro feel in the decor, with orange space-age style lighting and the slightly airport-like feel of a James Bond set. If you like that kind of ‘big hotel’ feel, you’ll love it.
 

Location: 

Perched on a clifftop above the sea, with a path down through the pine trees to the small, secluded cove below. Otherwise, it’s a short drive to the nearby beaches of Tamariu, Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell. The medieval hilltop Begur has a brilliant choice of good restaurants and bars, and is likewise a short drive away.

Bedrooms: 

Rooms are all traditionally and simply furnished with TV, mini-bars and safes, but it’s the views which you’ll remember. There are 63 twins, ten doubles and five suites.

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Public areas: 

The terrace with its sweeping, 180-degree, panoramic views of the coast is worth a visit alone. Otherwise, the ground floor lounge areas as above. Also a bar, a gift shop and some lovely gardens with palm trees surrounding the main pool that are perfect for a gentle early evening stroll.
 

Eating and drinking: 

There’s a very large scale restaurant on the ground floor (too large for me personally), and also another smaller one on the beach for lunch.

Leisure facilities: 

Gym, swimming pool and sauna. The hotel can also arrange boat trips to nearby private coves, as well as golf, parachuting and horse-riding and for bird-watchers, the Aiguamols National Park nature reserve is nearby.

Service: 

Efficient and helpful.

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Who stays there: 

Mostly couples and families from America and Europe.

Price advice: 

Discounts available if you’re over 55 or between 20 and 35. 

Pros: 
Spectacular views
Overall location
Cons: 
Impersonal

More information on Parador de Aiguablava:

Price from:
£90
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Platja d'Aiguablava, Begur, Costa Brava, Spain, 17255
Free tags / Keywords:
bird-watching
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool

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