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Hotel Gran Sol

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Carretera N-II, Km 664, 08395 Sant Pol de Mar Spain
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The hotel is situated 100 meters away from the beach. Its rooms have complete bathroom, balcony/terrace, telephone, TV, mini-bar, air-conditioning/heating and security safe. It also has lift, air-conditioning/heating in public spaces, garden, adults pool, children pool, tennis court, pool table and parking. Animals admitted. Restaurant service: buffet.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Catalan

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Full view
56Somewhat walkable
Grade: 56 out of 100
20Restaurantswithin 1 km
3Attractionswithin 1 km
166Reviews4Q+A12Room tips
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TravellerMan72 wrote a review Aug 2021
Oslo, Norway1379 contributions205 helpful votes
This was our second visit to this hotel. Since it is the only hotel in Sant Pol there is not much choice if you want to spend some days in this beautiful village on the coast. The location is nice, up on the hill, with all rooms facing the sea. It is also used as a training facility for the University of Girona for students studying hospitality. It is a 3 star hotel but could very easily be a 4 or 5 star but it needs some major updating. The whole place is stuck in the 70’s and 80’s. The décor, the cheap plastic lounge chairs at the pool, the bar area, the dark drab breakfast room, the lay-out of the rooms, cheap partitions between balconies…. and lots more! I think the one thing that needs addressing soon is the height of the railing on the balconies; it is very low and clearly below building codes and EU standard. An accident is waiting to happen!! As mentioned, this is a training facility for students but the older senior staff is not doing much to help and educate and should all be replaced to give room for younger and more enthusiastic educational staff . The feeling of the place is like “we don’t want any changes, it’s always been like this and works well for the staff” The room comes with breakfast, a modest one! Some of the items like scrambled eggs are not refilled unless you ask for it. The products like yogurt and marmalade are the cheapest ones available. I had requested gluten free bread in my booking and on the first day I got one roll, warm on the outside, frozen in the middle. Next day they only had sweet cakes. Rooms have no facilities to make coffee or tea. There is also a restaurant, a bright airy nice room with lots of light and a view. But, all tables are laid as if they are just going to serve a 9 course gourmet dinner any time. Never seen anyone eating there. A pity breakfast is in the drab old breakfast room next to it. This hotel needs a good shake up and lots of money invested in it to develop this into what it could be.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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trishak990 wrote a review Jan 2020
Escanecrabe, France134 contributions28 helpful votes
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Wow what a fabulous evening! Eleven of us were booked in here for New Year's Eve degustation. It was absolutely stunning. You can see from menu and pictures below (sorry forgot the sorbet picture) how lovely it was. With free-flowing wine and cava it was a brilliant evening. The soup was divine. It arrived with just the bowl and the little salty bits and then the soup poured over it was very tasty. All the courses were delicious. This hotel is a gem. Views over the Mediterranean and a metro station a 2 minute walk away to get into central Barcelona. Very enjoyable break.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Nocheckedbags... wrote a review Oct 2019
Toulouse, France37 contributions21 helpful votes
We stayed for 4 nights during August while catching up with family. The staff were really friendly and helpful on the front desk. We had booked a room on the 3rd floor to ensure a good view. We were not disappointed. The room was comfortable and well appointed but very poorly insulated for noise from neighbouring rooms. We were woken at 2:00am by neighbours returning late and putting on their tv. The breakfast buffet was excellent, with a comprehensive spread both hot and cold. Perhaps benefiting from the fact that the hotel is attached to one of the premier catering schools in Spain. Would certainly consider using it again.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ray G wrote a review Sep 2019
62 contributions20 helpful votes
We spent 7 nights at the Gran Sol and really enjoyed it. OK so the entrance, reception and dining/relaxing areas are fine. The bedrooms are perfectly good but would benefit from a bit of updating. Great sea views from from 3rd floor balconies and lift to get you up to your room so no worry about stairs. It is a bit of a walk down to the village so not suitable for the severely disabled but well worth it when you get down there. Breakfasts were excellent, the best crispy fried eggs I’ve had in a very long time, great start to the day! Continental and bacon and eggs with lads of fresh fruit. It’s good to have a restaurant in the hotel and the waiting staff who are mainly students at the catering school associated with the hotel are a great bunch of youngsters, the only criticism is that they can be a little too eager. Interesting point, if you sign your restaurant bill to be put on your account there is an option to add a tip. They don’t have a ability to add tips so if you get brilliant service from the youngsters give your tip in cash. We will most likely return. Plenty of parking.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Moscowflyer wrote a review Aug 2019
Dublin, Ireland73 contributions76 helpful votes
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Stayed for few nights Nice friendly staff Food is ok, breakfast is nice but dinner a bit hit and miss -sometimes staff too eager to serve or Clear tables and it all feels a bit rushed - Dinner on couple evenings superb then average next However was not expensive so hard to rate probably a very good considering it’s 3 star rating. If the rooms were renovated this place would be a bit of a gem (minus the big hill up it !)
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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PRICE RANGE
US$80 - US$116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SpainCataloniaProvince of BarcelonaSant Pol de Mar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
44
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Gran Sol
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Gran Sol?
Nearby attractions include Playa Roca Grossa (1.2 km), Ermita de Sant Pau (0.1 km), and Can Planiol (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Gran Sol?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Gran Sol?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Gran Sol?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Gran Sol?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Gran Sol?
Conveniently located restaurants include Can Talamas, Restaurant Margot, and L'ombra D'un Sifo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Gran Sol?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel Gran Sol located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Sant Pol de Mar.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Gran Sol?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Gran Sol?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Catalan.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Gran Sol?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Guard Towers Las Torretas (1.4 km) and Refugio Antiaereo (3.2 km).