On a narrow cobbled street in the centre of Begur. Restaurants, bars and shops are seconds away with the ruins of the castle and viewing point less than ten minutes’ walk. The Costa Brava’s gorgeous beaches are a short drive away, and you’re also close to wonderful walking routes and golf courses.
Tastefully done with wooden beamed ceilings, warm terracotta walls, swirly ironwork bedsteads, comfy double beds and wooden floors. The rooms are also bigger and smarter than you’d normally expect for a hotel of this size and price range. Rooms look out on the narrow streets below, apart from one of the two junior suites which has views across to the mountains and a small balcony. All the rooms have flat-screen TVs, safe, air-conditioning (I personally like the old, Casablanca-style ceiling fans) and heating in the winter.
There’s a roof terrace, and in the basement a billiards table, electronic darts, ping pong, table football and a children’s coin-operated buggy. The basement has yet to be modernised though, and it feels dated compared to the rest of the hotel.
Eating and drinking
The family who own the hotel also own the restaurant opposite, Fonda Caner which serves good, very typically hearty, Catalan food - eg Buitfarra - Catalan chunky white sausage and stews with wild boar. A buffet breakfast is served there with a good selection of fresh fruit, breads, rolls and pan con tomate ¬– the local bread with puréed fresh tomato and olive oil.
The staff are all very friendly and helpful. They can organise walking routes, arrange for your luggage to be ferried to your next hotel and book golf courses at discounted rates.
Who stays there
Couples, singles and families, including Americans, French and British.
If you only want to stay one night on a saturday in high season, there’s a 10% surcharge.
- High-Speed Internet
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Sporty types
Pros & Cons
- Central location
- Basement games area a bit dated