Ciutat De Girona

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Address: C/nord 2 Esquina Hortes, , Girona, 17001, Spain

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.4

Smart, contemporary, stylish hotel in the centre of Girona

Barcelona may have won the international prizes for its design style but for my money, Girona, just a couple of hours north towards France, is easily as chic and as savvy. The Hotel Cuitat de Girona is exactly what the Catalan ethos is all about - smart, comfortable and contemporary with individual flourishes of artistic flair dotted here and there.

 

Location
4.5
90%
Eating/drinking
4.4
90%
Leisure facilities
3
90%
Service
3.8
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Bedrooms
4.4
90%
Public areas
4.4
90%

Location

Right in the middle of the main shopping area of the city, you’re perfectly placed for everything you’re likely to want to do here. You’re right by the river and moments away from the bridge over to the Old Town and the Jewish Quarter and you’ve got a choice of the city’s restaurants, bars and museums on your doorstep. Girona airport is about half an hour away and there are also regular trains or buses to Barcelona which is about a two hour drive away.

 

Bedrooms

The 44 rooms are all smart, modern and comfortable with a mix of chic greys, deep reds and whites and dark wood. I like the way they’ve stopped the whole feel from being too business-like with arty touches throughout the hotel like the tastefully framed black and white photos of the city in every room. Each one has a coloured detail singled out in the same deep red as the decor.

All the rooms have flat screen TVs, sound systems, minibars, safes and coffee and tea making facilities, plus a good selection of complimentary toiletries.

 

Public areas

The ground floor reception area feels smart and business-like but with comfy, rectangular sofas in the same blacks, greys, whites and reds as the rooms. As with the rooms, they’ve given it an arty flourish though with original but unobtrusive photography installations with a series of stand-up metal frames holding black and white slides of old Girona.

 

Eating and drinking

The hotel restaurant is well-known in its own right and has the feel of a contemporary, designer library. The buffet breakfast is served here and has the usual fresh croissants, coffees and teas, fruit and cold cuts.

 

Leisure facilities

There’s free WiFi throughout the hotel and you can borrow laptops free of charge from reception on request.

 

Service

Staff are helpful and the reception desk staff speak unusually good English.

 

Who stays there

A mix of couples, families and business guests with Spanish, French and British, as well as other nationalities.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Singles
  • Shopping
  • Trendiness
  • Sightseeing

Pros & Cons

  • Central location
  • Comfortable beds
  • Can feel a bit impersonal
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