Travel Blogs from Girona
... IDEA. AS I CAN FLY AND SAIL I AM INTO THE THE NEXT DIMENSION.
MORE TOMORROW AFTER I RECOVER FROM ONE OR TWO RIOJAS CHEERS!!!
CAPN (I AM SO APPY I TINK I NEEDA DA NEW SHREDDIES) PJ
TOMORROW WE GO TO THE ANTIBES( WA THE F ARE THE ANTIBES)
Pushed the Boat Out?
Well think drop kicked the Queen Bloody Mary. but ...
... Marcia plus 1 or 2 others on a 46 foot Benneteau sailing around the Canaries for a week in early November.
I have been getting some grief from some quarters re the standard of my David Bailey efforts and I must disappoint again. Maybe the Canaries.
As an aside one more dodgey internet connection and I will track Bill down and ram this Toshiba up his ****.
candidate P Wash (the nervous)
In the smaller Cities, like this one, the train barely stops 2-5 minutes. It all depends whether there's anyone getting off and on.
I got off this train to catch another that left in about 35 minutes...so I had to go down 2 flights and up 2 flights of stairs with all my stupid luggage!!! And yes!!! Its heavy, by this time, I'm thinking 'why did I need to bring ...
have been advised some of my readers think the adventure is over. Wrong!!! I have yet to pass the final practical exam. set for 21 22 sept. So keep reading.e I am now in Palamos on new boat and Paul and I have been cut loose so we are sailing around teaching ourselves. Excellent.
Will post more this weekend.
see photo wearing Ian's wet weather jacket. very nautical
... are 30 monks living there continuing on the spiritual traditions, as well as welcoming tourists and pilgrims. Our guide book said you will be lucky to get in, let alone see anything, but we just made it inside the door and with the 50x zoom on the camera, we got a view! It was fantastic. After a bite of lunch, we joined the queue to see the 'Black Virgin' statue which is displayed high above the alter and obviously means a lot to the Catalan people. Legend has ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Peninsular Girona
Peninsular highly recommended - but get larger room!
Good value hotel in the centre of Girona. We stayed for 4 nights in October 2004. Our room was very very small but clean with en suite bathroom with (power) shower - good for stop over and we were out all day. Would definitely recommend the Peninsular to anyone visiting Girona and would be my first choice for my next visit to Girona. However, I will definitely book one of the larger rooms or even a suite - slightly more expensive but still excellent value. Hotel staff are very friendly and helpful. Good range of eating places in the area - Cafe & Te next door good for early morning coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice, breakfast sandwiches and cakes.
Great value for short breaks
Girona is a beautiful city,and The Peninsular hotel is a clean, friendly and convenient hotel to stop in.
It's officially 2 -star,as it has no air-conditioning(the only drawback).However ,the rooms are spotless with decent sized en-suite bathrooms .The reception staff are extremely helpful, both when booking and also when staying.We plan to return when it's cooled down a bit.
Good value in the heart of the city
Very good value for money with spotless rooms and at a very cheap price. Nicely furnished breakfast room. Excellent location in the centre of town but it would have been nice to have a fan in the room at the end of June as it was hot and there was no air conditioning
My wife and I stayed here in late Feb04 after a 3ngt stay in Barcelona on our way home. Flew in by EasyJet (?48 single) We travelled from Barcelona by train to take advantage of Ryanairs new flights from Girona - we flew on the first of the their new schedule for ?16 back home. The train from Barcelona was about ?3.50 and took 1.5hrs. The hotel is a few mins from train station-you could walk it in 8-10 mins or 6 Euros in a taxi. Taxi from hotel to Airport 16 Euros. Hotel staff were very nice/helpful and spoke excellent English - we wanted to sample some traditional Tapas bars/restaurants and we loved the ones that they recommended. The rooms were basic but clean,tidy,quiet-typical commercial hotels. I work in hotels-a word of advice-check out the web,find the best price then email the hotel with what U find,and ask them to match or better it. Usually they will coz they save agents fees.
Cheap clean and convenient
We found this after rejecting several others and felt very pleased. For 50 euros we had a big room (405) with two twin beds and lots of space + quiet as it was facing a court yard. And you couldnt be nearer either to the shops or the old town. Highly recommend the Basque tapas at the Zanpanzar bar there - not named but definitely the bar described on: ....
This is a fantastic hotel situated in the heart of Girona - superb location for sightseeing, shops and restaurants. Very friendly, helpful staff. Rooms very clean and comforable - well worth a return visit.
Perfect stopover hotel
The Hotel Peninsular is ideal for a night stopover or weekend break in Girona. A very convienient location by the river in the old part of the town. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Clean functional rooms.
Girona is a delightful town, pretty squares and narrow streets to stroll around. We had an excellent meal in the Cafe Mozart on the Placa Independencia.
In our two-week trip in Spain, this was the best value. It was close to everything--the train, the sights, the shopping, the tapas. The walls were a tad thin, but nothing kept us up. Staff service was excellent.
An underrated value in an underappreciated town.
Nice, but pretty basic
Overall a very nice hotel, only thing about it that we had a room with NO air con in mid July.
Otherwise I would have given a higher rating, because it was well kept, clean, with very friendly and helpful stuff, in a very central location.
Girona's Cheapest Jewel
Hotel is located in the heart of the city, close to pretty much EVERYTHING. Facilities are very clean, staff is extremely helpful and the price is right ($58 per night). Our only dislike was the lack of A/C (same all around Europe), if it is too hot (Summer weather) you need to open the windows and the street noise at night is sometimes unbearable (mopeds, motorcycles, you name it). Recommend you have a couple of glasses of Sangria or awesome Spanish wine with Tapas before going to bed.