Hostal Sa Tuna

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Address: Platja Sa Tuna, Begur, 17255, Spain

Star rating:

4

Great value, stylish rooms on a tiny, unspoilt, Mediterranean cove.

The small, pebbled cove at Sa Tuna is one of the Costa Brava’s best-kept secrets. This small family-run hotel is almost on the beach, an is essentially five, classy rooms above the extremely good and stylish restaurant downstairs. It's the kind of place I could happily spend all day reading, gazing out to sea and going for the occasional stroll along the beach.

Location
4.6
90%
Eating/drinking
4.7
90%
Leisure facilities
3
90%
Service
4.5
90%
Value for money
4.4
90%
Bedrooms
4.1
90%
Public areas
4
90%

Location

As I say, virtually on the beach. There are coastal paths you can follow along the rocks round to one of the other nearby beaches and coves like Aiguafreda.

Bedrooms

The rooms (three twins and two doubles) are simple but stylish and contemporary, with a mix of Mediterranean sky blues, whites, greys and blacks, with rush matting. All have small balconies with classy wooden tables and chairs, giving you your own private bird’s eye view of the bay, and air-conditioning and WiFi but no TV - although why you’d want one with views like this, I can’t imagine.

Public areas

Only the hotel restaurant and terrace downstairs.

Eating and drinking

Continental breakfast with deliciously fresh croissants is served either in the room, on your balcony or downstairs in the restaurant, which also has a terrace on the beach. This is also considered a bit of 'destination restaurant' for locals in these parts (although this stretch of the Costa, despite being very smart, is also very laid-back, so don't think you need to dress up to the nines to eat here). The food is contemporary Catalan with an emphasis on fresh fish and rice dishes (like paella and fideua the noodle version) but often served with a bit an adventurous twist eg sea bass served with curried vegetables or the also very typical combination of surf and turf eg black pudding sausage with cod and stewed peas. 

Service

Efficient and personal, as you might expect from a hostal that’s been in the family since 1944. I also like the personal touches: complimentary bottles of water and two apples await you on arrival in your room.

Who stays there

Almost entirely couples. Mostly Spanish, French and German with a few British.

Price advice

Breakfast is included in the price. Book two to three months ahead if you’re thinking of coming in the summer. September is slightly cheaper.

Amenities

Recommended for

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

Pros & Cons

  • Great food
  • Great locaion
  • Gorgeous view
  • Only five rooms so gets booked up well ahead
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