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Hotel Historic Apartments - Very Good
We stayed for a week in a two bedroom apartment managed by Hotel Historic. The owner was very helpful and when we had a problem with water he arrived within the hour. The apartment is located just off the Girona Ramblas, right in the centre of the old town. A great choice in a lovely city
Stayed at the Hotel Historic with my daughter in November. Fantastic little hotel next to the Cathedral in the old town. we stayed in one of the apartments, 2 bedrooms with small balconys,overlooking the cobbled streets,and only 90 euros a night, fantastic value. It is a family run hotel and Xavier and his family are very very helpful, will definitely return to Girona as its the most picturesque and quaint city I have visited.
Wonderful town, great hotel
We stayed one night at the hotel historic in Girona and it was definitely worth the trip. For just over 120 euros we stayed in a beautifully renovated medieval buidling in a lovely bedroom with small but comfortable bed, big bathroom with sunken tub, fridge etc Very minimalist decor but well suited to the austere stone surroundings. The memeber of staff who welcomed us late at night was very helpful and friendly - suggested we eat at an excellent bistrot and was very polite and available throughout our stay. There is a nice and cheaper hotel opposite called bellmirall but they wouldn't accept a late check in and we are very glad we ended up going to the Historic.
The town of Girona is very beautiful - the famous cathedral and arab baths alone are worth the trip but also the tiny cobbled streets, the great alternative shops, the restaurants, bars and clubs...all in all a very pleasurable experience.
hotel historic, set in the old town, and at the top of a steep hill, next to the cathedral, the bells chime all day and night, we stayed in the apartments, comfortable rooms, clean with good cooking facilities, comfy beds, nice bathroom, we paid 120 euros a night for a two bed apartment, great value for money, right in the heart of girona, staff were excellent, would return again, and you cant say that about most hotels.
Beautiful hotel and city!
Great hotel and a great location. Gerona is a great city to explore and this hotel is the ideal place to do it from. Note that the same owner rents apartments next door. The apartments are cheaper but perhaps are bigger (haven't quite figured that one out but perhaps not as stylish). We stayed in the hotel which was excellent.
Sounds like from the previous review, the junior suite is worth it. Ours was a basic room on the first floor (2nd floor for Americans) and was still very nice.
For light sleepers, definitely bring ear plugs or you'll hear the cathedral bell all night long. But I miss hearing those bells!!!
And if you're a bike racing fan, you'll appreciate the lobby display case.
A Perfect Spot
What a find! We discovered Hotel Historic on this website and booked in for 2 nights following a couple of nights in Barcelona. The hotel is in a fabulous location, just off the Cathedral square and this city really is beautiful. Xavier, the hotel owner, was really friendly and happy to talk to us in English (good thing as our Spanish is much less than fluent...). We stayed in 2 different rooms because the Junior Suite was booked for our first night. The double room we stayed in was gorgeous with a lovely view over the cobbled street... but the Junior Suite was fabulous! For an extra 36 Euros a night try to stay in this room. There is a private roof terrace where we soaked up the sun one afternoon and drank Cava one evening overlooking the lit-up cathedral. The bathroom has a huge round bath but do be aware that there is no door between the bathroom and the bedroom so you need to be sharing with someone you're fairly close to! All in all the perfect place to stay in Girona - we would definitely stay here again.
I arrived late (at midnight) expecting nothing... To my suprise, I found that a British family had just cancelled due to the strikes at Heathrow...thanks BA!
Xavi, the guy on reception was very kind and I was booked in to a fabulous room. Itīs a mix of 12th century stone, recntly crafted timbers and modernist furniture.. with a balcony over the street and the peel of the Cathedral bells to remind you to get up in the morning, have breakfast and explore the Las Calls... absolutely perfect.
I travel a lot with work and stay in hotels maybe 100 nights a year...itīs one of the nicest, cosiest places I have had the pleasure to find. I canīt recommend it highly enough...
Fantastic Hotel, Fantastic City!
We have just returned from staying 4 nights at the Hotel Historic, which is right in the centre of this medieval city. (yes, its next to the cathedral but after a few drinks, you honestly dont hear the bells on the hour, every hour ;0) The city is a maze of steps, alleyways, cafes, fantastic shops, restaurants and bars. We were fully occupied exploring the city for four days and spent a day in Barcelona which is very easy to get to by train from Girona station( 1 hour and 11 euros each).
The only thing I would give you as a tip is if your flying from Blackpool, the flights arrive at 11.30pm and when we arrived there were no taxi's, so we got on the bus (15 mins and 1.50 euros each) into the bus/train station in Girona. However. no taxi's are there after midnight! Fortunately for us a couple of locals were very helpful and the bus driver went and got his car and very kindly spent 45 mins driving around the city until nearly 2am trying to find out hotel !! We were very grateful. So if your flying from Blackpool, it may be wise to pre-book a taxi from the airport to your hotel.
So, a fab city, definately a fab hotel and will definately be going back...shortly.
Gem of a hotel in old Girona
We travelled to Girona for the 3rd time in May and stayed at this lovely hotel for 4 nights in an apartment. Spacious, nicely furnished accommodation where we could choose to take breakfast in the restaurant or prepare our own. The staff at the hotel were very helpful and friendly and the manager spoke very good English.
It was quite a climb to the hotel, in the heart of the old town near to the Cathedral, but well worth it as the old town late at night is beautiful and you can take a night cap half way in the shadow of the Cathedral and listen to the bells at midnight - we loved it!
The cathedral bells took a day to get used to but we really did not hear them on the second night, so some ear plugs at first may help as suggested by the previous reviewer!
We love Girona and we really enjoyed our stay at this unique hotel. Will definitely go back next year.
Good hotel in a good location
We recently enjoyed a two night stay at the Hotel Historic. It is situated very near to the Catedral de Girona in the Medieval old town on Carrer de Bellmirral. The hotel has double and twin rooms but we (four adults) stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment. We flew into Girona with Ryan air, consequently we arrived at the hotel around midnight. Having pre-booked by email this was not a problem. The apartment (2B) had a double room, a twin room, bathroom with shower, a lounge area and a kitchen/diner with microwave, oven, kettle etc. The rooms walls are a little thin, so bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper! All the staff that we met were very pleasant, the manager speaks fluent English, as do many of the other staff. Continental breakfast - including gorgeous freshly squeezed orange juice - costs 6 EUROS each. We thoroughly enjoyed this pleasant, charming hotel.
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