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... around I feel taken care of. There is never a second that goes by that I am not. My trip is shear evidence of it.
Overall, my time here in Europe has been wonderful! The rhythm of life here is so different. Everyone goes topless to the main beaches, and skinny dips in the more deserted ones. It is simply lovely! And has given me a sense that I may want to live in Spain for a little while. So, we shall see what I see next!
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.
It's all about the bike.... So why would you want to sit inside and write a blog when it is beautiful weather every day and you could be out riding? Exactly my point. Last year I wrote a fairly lengthy (and some would say too lengthy) blog about the wonderful adventure that Shelly (my lovely wife) and I had visiting Girona. This year Shelly was unable to join me so that has left me with lot's of time to ride the bike.
Shortly after I arrived ...
... Battery Boy had pineapple sorbet with strawberries marinated in a liqueur and Video Girl had a Catalana cream with lycées. While they have been in Spain they have been fortunate enough to dine at some amazing restaurants where expectations are high and achieved, and sometimes you find a diamond in the rough. Cal Ros is one such restaurant. They could not fault anything about this tiny restaurant in Girona. The food, wine, service, and atmosphere ...
... out and said, "Deja de ser un hombre tan girly." "I'm not a girly man." Battery Boy replied. "Well then, can I buy a postcard from the gift shop?", he enquired of the guard. "No." And for the second time today he heard the door to the Salvadore Dali Museum slam shut.
Video Girl eventually coaxed Battery Boy back to the car and they continued on to Girona with the promise that they could return to the museum tomorrow.
They arrived at their ...
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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.