Parador de Aiguablava

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Address: Platja d'Aiguablava, Begur, 17255, Spain

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4

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
4.5
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Eating/drinking
4
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Leisure facilities
4
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Service
4
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Value for money
4
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Bedrooms
4.3
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Public areas
4
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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.

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.

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. 

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Honeymooners
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Chilling out

Pros & Cons

  • Overall location
  • Spectacular views
  • Impersonal
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