Hostal Sa Rascassa

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Address: Cala d'Aiguafreda, 3, Begur, 17255, Spain

Star rating:

4

Style on a budget, with the beach a pebble’s throw away. Brilliant for foodies.

I first discovered this hotel when I'd gone for dinner at the restaurant here, which is one of the best and prettiest in the area. It's in a shady, walled enclave amidst tall pines just behind Aiugafreda - one of the most unspoiled, secluded and beautiful little coves on the Costa Brava. The five rooms are simple but stylish, not to mention amazingly good value - the perfect place to unwind by the beach or to recover after sightseeing in Barcelona.

Location
4.5
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Eating/drinking
4.9
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Leisure facilities
3.5
90%
Service
4.7
90%
Value for money
4.7
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Bedrooms
4
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Public areas
3.8
90%

Location

The beach at Aiguafreda is only a few hundred yards walk away, and there are stunning coastal walks round the coves to Cap Sa Sal and Sa Tuna. The medieval village of Begur are also only a short drive away.

Bedrooms

They may be simple but they wouldn’t look out of place in Coast magazine – think muted, Farrow & Ball-style pale greys and beiges, artfully distressed furniture and terracotta tiled floors. All the rooms look out over the garden.

Public areas

There’s a small patio terrace outside the rooms, with plans to build a larger one, as well as the restaurant.

Eating and drinking

There’s a buffet breakfast with fresh fruit, yoghurts and croissants, which you can eat outdoors in the summer in the lovely, shady gravelled walled garden or indoors in the downstairs dining room in winter. For lunch or dinner, you’ve got one of the best restaurants in the area no further than a short flight of stairs from your room. See [node:171372] for separate review.

Service

Owner Oscar used to work in advertising in Barcelona and speaks perfect English. He and his staff are super-friendly and will do their best to help out with anything you need. (For example, he lent us a torch at night when we wanted to make the short walk along the coast to the [node:172198] for a drink.)

Who stays there

Mostly couples, with a high proportion of English guests, as well as some Italians, French and Scandinavians.

Price advice

All the rooms are the same price and only vary in low or high season. Prices include breakfast.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with younger children
  • Foodies
  • Sporty types
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • Relaxation

Pros & Cons

  • Bargain prices
  • The beach on your doorstep
  • Superb food
  • No sea views
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