Travel Blogs from Girona
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A tour north from Barcelona to the medieval town of Girona. A beautiful place you could wander around the winding streets all day! With again a magnificent catedral and churches it has so much character and history it's like stepping back in time! On to Figueres where ...
... straying to merge together and I'm getting tired. Travelling really takes a lot out of you, taking everything in, capturing everything, walking up and down trying to avoid ****** tiled roads and pot holes while also looking up trying to see every new but if architecture or shapes of buildings. Early mornings. Late nights. As fun and amazing as it is, sometimes it gets hard. With that in mind I decided to stay in Tossa ...
Today we had planned to go to the Salvador Dali museum in Figueres but I had a dodgy stomach this morning and we decided that we liked Girona enough to want to stay here. It is a lovely city with a very chilled feel about it.
Eventually we headed out for a walk around town deciding to go to the Arab baths and the cathedral. By 11am it was already seriously hot and we stopped for drinks by ...
... too tiring walk around them. We took lots of photos of the wall and watch towers and the crumbling houses and ruins within the walls. At the end of the walk we came out on the waterfront and headed along to find dinner.
We had dinner at one of the tourist restaurants in town which was maybe not a great choice but I enjoyed the paella and salad I had washed down with rather a lot of rose wine. Today has been my favourite day so far. Katie and I both feel very happy to
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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
Great little city for short stay
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.