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Golden Bahia - excelent hotel
Stayed at the Golden Bahia for 6 nights with our family (including an 11-month old baby) as part of my 60th birthday celebration. We booked 3 rooms through Holiday Club and on arrival we found 2 of the 3 rooms had been upgraded and all were spacious and spotlessly clean. Almost every aspect of the hotel was 1st class, it is located 10-15 minutes walk from the seafront, the facilities are very good & the buffet breakfasts/dinners were of a high standard with a good range of hot & cold choices. Staff throughout were friendly, helpful & efficient.
Tossa de Mar itself has a lovely relaxed atmosphere, busy but not overly so, with plentiful bars and restaurants. The old town area is particularly fascinating whilst the coastal and inland surrounding scenery is very attractive.
Just one tip regarding the hotel if you have a car - they charge 10 Euros per day for use of the underground hotel car park but there is a free surface car park just off the roundabout at the rear of the hotel.
Overall we were very pleased with our stay, will definitely be returning in the future and would thoroughly recommend.
The Golden Bahia Lives Up To Its Name!
We could not possibly fault the hotel - it was truly excellent in every way. We stayed half-board, and there was a fantastic choice of food at both breakfast and dinner. You could even have Cava which tasted just like champagne with your breakfast! The staff were extremely pleasant, and we had a particularly lovely waitress who did her utmost to please. The hotel was absolutely spotless, and we would love to return so we are keeping our fingers crossed that these excellent standards will be maintained!
Modest Hotel in a Fantastic Location
1. Photo of Hotel Diana on the beach
2. Statue inside Hotel Diana [Artemis]
3. Little bar we used on the beach across from Hotel Diana
4. Dee at night near Hotel Diana in Tossa de Mar
5. Statue of Athena [Minerva] in Tossa de Mar
While in the resort town of Tossa de Mar, we stayed a Hotel Diana, which was right on the beach. The location was quite excellent...through the front door was the beach; through the back door was a sidewalk to the town area.
The building itself is quite modern; it was designed by the architectural associates of Catalonia's famous Antonio Gaudi!
This was a two-star hotel with a prime seafront location with access right onto the beach. It has 21 en suite bedrooms with the optional terrace.
The original room that we were assigned was somewhat tattered in appearance; thus, we asked for another location. That first room had a terrace; the second room did not, but it was much nicer. The hotel has a TV lounge, game room, lift, and a cafeteria. Also, there was free parking about five minutes away.
Even though the hotel itself was not as grand as others that we stayed in while in Spain, the location in Tossa de Mar on the beach was just perfection. We have fond memories of it and the little bar in front of it on the beach.
Platja d'aro next to beach
Nice place. Had a good balcony that overlooked the Mediterranean Sea. I liked it.
Here's the directions I recieved from the front desk:
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 12:49 AM
Subject: Driving Directions
I will be driving to the Silken Hotel from Tossa De Mar. Could you please
send me the directions to get to the Silken Hotel in Platya d'Aro? (pictures
would be even better!)
Hello Mr. Peter,
You can visit our website and you'll find the direction there, but you go
direction Llagostera and then Sant Feliu de Guixols, after Sant Feliu you'll
find Platja d'Aro
Front Desk Right on the beach.
This was our second visit to Tossa this year, which is a delightful resort and and stayed one week at Golden Bahia from 12 August. This hotel is fabulous, with accommodation, food and facilities etc. of the highest standard. All staff very helpful and friendly, especially Rosa, PR Manager. Will definitely be going back. Thoroughly recommended!
We have just got back from a week at the Golden Bahia and we had a great time.
Not much I can add to previous reviews, except to say that if you want a quiet relaxing holiday less than 2 hours flight from home then you can't really beat Tossa de Mar... and if you want a clean, good value hotel with a nice pool and reasonable food, then you can't really beat the Golden Bahia!!
One tip - we went with Thomson and arrived at the hotel after 10pm. The reception staff said we were too late for dinner, but we decided to have a go at getting served anyway, and we were rewarded with a lovely plate of food!!
We spent a lovely week at the Golden Bahia in September 06. The hotel was immaculate, far nicer than anything I had experienced before in Spain.
The room was spacious as was the bathroom - also spotless, which is always a plus. The balcony overlooking the pool is big enough to accommodate two lazy book readers like us when taking a break from the poolside.
Having booked half-board, we ate morning and evening at the hotel and, again, everything was excellent. A very varied menu with the odd theme going on - Asian food one night, for example, with lanterns aplenty and the female staff in kimonos. (!)
Two downsides for me, however, neither the fault of the hotel.
I don't know what it's like during the rest of the year, but in September, there seemed to be a plague of flies. You couldn't sit around the pool for more than a few minutes without flies buzzing around and landing on you. At one stage, I counted eight sitting on my girlfriend. This wasn't restricted to the pool, though, as they were in abundance down at the beachfront too. I also heard numerous other guests mentioning it.
The other thing - and it may just be us - was the amount of kids in the indoor pool during the day. It's a fairly small pool and the layout doesn't lend itself to swimming much - it's more for lazing about. If there were ten people in, it looked busy, but when there's an additional three families with their kids being propelled in the air only to come splashing down, it gets a bit much. I was a kid myself and naturally know they love things like that, but it really isn't that sort of pool. I know I probaly sound a bit of a grouch saying that, but there you go.
As I said, these were no fault of the hotel and it was otherwise superb.
Fabulous Hotel abd Resort
The hotel looks very impressive from the outside and doesn't dissapoint when you go in. We had booked a family room which was huge. It had 2 double beds as well as a sofa, dressing table, tv and 2 small tables with chairs. The bathroom was enormous and even had a window opening onto the huge balcony. There was a shower above the bath as well as a separate one in a cubicle which had lots of jets.
The restaurant was very efficiently run and there was an option to eat either inside or out. The breakfast was amazing. There was a selection of pastries as well as the usual croissants, bread (with toaster), rolls and cakes. There was a selection of cereal, fruit juice, cold meats and cheese (even caviar). The cooked selection was fabulous. There was even a boiler to cook your own eggs if you wished as well as a chef to freshly fry eggs or make omelettes to order for you. Freshly made smoothies as well as water, fruit juice, tea, coffee and hot chocolate were available to drink. There was even chilled cava.
Dinner was just as good with chefs also freshly preparing grilled meats and carving a freshly roasted joint of meat. There were the usual salad and vegetables. Things for children, authentic spanish food as well as french and italian. There was a themed chines night while we were there which was very tasty. The whole restaurant was decorated the the waitresses dressed in chinese style clothes.
All of the staff throughout the hotel were extremely helpful and friendly and the hotel was very clean.
There is a laundry in the basement which you pay for which I found very useful.
The town of Tossa de Mar is quite large with shops and restaurants in all directions
The climb up to the top of the castle is really easy, we did it with a small child and a buggy twice!!
Overall we had a fabulous holiday and would recommend it to antone.
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"Tossa de Mar"
Tossa de Mar is a beautiful town with cobbled streets, an ancient castle and a beautiful mountainous scenery with green valleys, gorges and natural springs. There's a popular beach life in this attractive resort that appeals to couples and families rather than lager louts.
Local Tossa de Mar (Spanish) time: UK + 1 hour.
Currency: the Euro
Language: Spanish (Catalan)
Medieval Tossa dates back to the year 966 and in 1187 the castle was built on the headland to defend the town against invaders by sea.
Today it's invaded by tourists who enjoy the feeling of history and great views from this highest point in this ancient town of Tossa de Mar.
"Another view FROM the castle."
I was staying in Malgrat de Mar when I visited Tossa de Mar as part of a trip to San Feliu de Guixol by sea. All arranged by the Hotel reps.
"View from the top."
You can just see the castle on the left and halfway up the picture.
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"FIRST HOLIDAY ABROAD"
This was our first holiday abroad,back in 1964.we flew from luton airport.
We both where very excited, as we had never flown before.
did not have to go far to airport as we lived fairly near.In those days luton airport was not all that big, not like it is today.Also in that year luton was to get its first jet liner,so we was even more excited,to think that we where going on a new plane.Was we let down with a bump.The plane that we had was an old constelation looked like a plane from world war two.
Well what a disapiontment.Plane took off it seemed to take for ever.the flight in the end was not to bad,at least it got us to spain.
Our stay in tossa de mar was very good. We stayed at the hotel california,very nice rooms, and restauront,we was happy we where on holiday.
The walk to the beach was not to far away.A lovely cove with hills to each side.On one side was a nice walk upto a a very lovely sort of castle cafe.The owners gave us a good welcome.We went to it quite a few times as the view was very good over looking the bay.
One evening we went to a nightclub, which had flamenco dancing.You had to go down stairs into a fair sized sort of cellar.To our surprise it was well laid out with tables and a big stage.Had a great time.the floor show was spectacular.
Had to have a trip to Barcelona,which the tour operator had organised.We was each given a packed lunch.Then of we went by bus.The journey took about hour and a half.We had alovely day site seeing.
After about an hour we felt peckish,so sat down to have our packed lunch,on opening the bag a nasty smell came out,the chicken that the hotel had packed for us had gone off,so could not eat it.Went over to a cafe and a beer or two,made us feel better.
When we got back to hotel we complained to tour operator,they went to management and sorted a refund.Which we was happy about,as we got our money back.
Went to beach one afternoon.I only put shorts on.whilst walking to the beach a policeman blew his whistle i wondered what was going on,he came over to me and said shirty shirty i did not know what he ment,luckly i was carrying my towel with meas he got hold of it and put it round my shoulders,then let us carry on walking.iknew then that you had to be covered up,while walking in the street.Breathed a breath of fresh air as i thout i was going to be tookaway.Got to the beach took my towel off and relaxed.Went and had a good stiff drink.
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We are a group of 6 (3 couples) who are in our late 50's that are planning to spend 4 nights in Tossa de Mar in April 2009. We are not intending to hire a vehicle. Is it possible to spend a day in the mountains (some easy trekking) during our stay?
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From Tossa itself you can do some hiking, along the "camins de ronda" (old paths along the rugged seacoast, used by smugglers and policemen during the old days). You can ask at teh tourist info office, all the info I could find online (and a hiking guidebook I use) is in Catalan. I have not done the area near Tossa yet, but other areas of the Costa Brava and some of the landscapes and cliffs were really impressive
If "by mountains" you meant the Pyrenees, or volcanoes near Olot... it will be difficult without a car. Hopefully others may help.
If you can find public transport to Ribes de Fresser, a daytrip to Nuria is well worth it.
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hey... I just found this:
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hi im going to tossa de mar in spain at end of novembre with my friend and her boyfiend we are going for a long weekend any suggestions on what to do at the time of year whats weather like what should i pack and most important whats the shopping l;ike there is ther any weekly markets on and is clothes shops any good i am also looking for childrens clothes shops good quality to bring home for my youngest daughter any replies are most appreciated ps how much is alchohol over ther lol many thanks trudyx
taxi from gerona airport to tossa de mar
how much will it cost roughly for a taxi from gerona to tossa de mar please many thanks trudy x
Re: taxi from gerona airport to tossa de mar
It's quite a long way Trudy so will be expensive. I assume you are flying Ryanair so how about their bus ? Details on www.toandfromtheairport.com or you could try www.resorthopper.com. Haven't stayed at that hotel so couldn't answer your other question, Darren.