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... just what my spirit needed, to be outside in nature again. It was so magical, like my whole trip has been so far.
As the evening hours approached, I decided to hitch hike back to Cadeques, and I found a lovely hippie couple from Barcelona. We stopped along the way to visit the house of Salvador-Dali. Wow, it was incredible!! His art was inspiring, their company and open hearts where warming, and I felt blessed yet again. Everytime ...
This afternoon we head past the foot of the Pyrenees to Sant Pol to do some kayaking and snorkelling. We wind around the bay on our kayaks and take in the sights. The water is a crystal clear green. Of course we rock each other's boats and splash about along the way. I don't see very many fish around however. But definately a fun outdoorsy afternoon.
... riding the Gran Fondo on Sat. which will be 125K.
Just to summarize the trip so far I have met old friends from last year and made some new ones. I am starting to learn some of the nuances of living in Girona and the day to day things you need to know. Shelly and I are already talking about returning next June so we can share the experience together again.
I would like to keep writing but it's cutting into my riding time so hasta ...
... said, "This is strange, why did they leave the bottle on the table. Surely for twenty-two euros it wouldn't include a whole bottle, it must be only a glass."
Battery Boy looked at the menu, looked at the bottle, looked at Video Girl, looked back at the bottle and then at his now empty glass and said, "If that is the case, then I'll just top my glass up before they come back." Grabbing the bottle he poured a healthy splash into his glass with ...
Battery Boy's excitement quickly turned to devastation, his body sapped of all strength, he slumped to his knees in a pathetic pile before the door of the museum. He then mustered enough energy to scream, "Damn you Salvadore Dali, you call yourself a surrealist but you are being controlled by visiting hours, time, an abstract concept diluted through human perception, damn you I say!"
The door opened slightly and the same guard stuck ...
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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.
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.
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.
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...
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).
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.
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.