, Sant Miguel, 2, Begur, Catalonia.
When you arrive at the Hotel Aiguaclara, you will be greeted by your hosts Clara and Joan, who will take great pleasure in showing you their hotel. They put their hearts and souls into the restoration of this elegant townhouse, drawing out every nuance of more than a century of history; the magnificence of the original town mansion, the faded glory of the middle years and the return to being a place of beauty as a hotel and restaurant.
Throughout the hotel there are high ceilings, beautiful floors, tall elegant windows flooding the rooms with light and simple stylish furnishings that allow the rooms to speak for themselves. Each of the ten rooms is totally individual, decorated in a modern style yet totally in keeping with its origins, and with all the conveniences that one might require.
On summer evenings relax outside on the candlelit terrace or inside on winter evenings in the comfortable lounge bar. Enjoy a mint tea, tapas, a mojito cocktail or a gin and tonic whilst listening to some good music or making use of the free Wi-Fi Internet access.
Situated just two streets from the centre of Begur, bars and restaurants are just a short stroll away, and in summer there is a frequent bus service down to the beaches. The sea is just 3 kilometres away, offering a choice of many of the best beaches on the Costa Brava.
The restaurant is a very important part of the Hotel Aiguaclara, and here you will find a creative menu based upon Mediterranean dishes. The restaurant is located in the garden of the original house, where once again the old mellow materials of the terrace floor blend harmoniously with the steel and glass of the pergola. The result is a space that is bright by day, and romantic by night.
Dinner is served Tuesday to Saturday in the summer and Wednesday to Saturday in the winter. 3 course menu is €26.50 or individual main dishes from €12.50.
Lunch is not served but there are numerous places to choose in Begur and beyond.
Buffet breakfast is available from 9am-11am. Earlier breakfast can be arranged on request.
Breakfast consists of: bread, toast, butter, homemade jam and marmalade, honey, croissants, cake, fruit platter, assorted cold meats, cheese, cereals, yoghurt, coffee, tea (breakfast tea, red tea, green tea, mint tea, Earl Grey), and natural orange juice.
Out and About
Beaches: The best beaches of the Costa Brava are right on your doorstep:
Walking routes on the "Camino de Ronda"
Golf: Special discounts for hotel guests at all these courses: Golf Emporda, Golf Serres de Pals, Golf Playa de Pals, Pitch and Putt de Gualta.
Places to visit:
Prehistoric ruins at Ampurias
Mediaeval villages: Pals, Peratallada, Ullastret, Monells
Do the "Dalí Triangle": Figueras, Port Lligat y Púbol
Gerona: mediaeval city with its old bridges, the beautifully restored Jewish quarter and the widest Cathedral in Spain.
Barcelona: far too many attractions to list, but only 1½ hours away.
Maria Lluisa. Double room on the ground floor. Despite being the smallest room, it has the same amenities as the other doubles. Equipped with a double bed (150x190), and bathroom with shower. Maximum occupancy 2 people.
Sa Riera. Double Room, second floor. Two private balconies overlooking the village and the castle of Begur. One double bed (150x190), and bathroom with shower. Maximum occupancy 3 people.
Sa Tuna. Double Room, second floor. Two private balconies overlooking the village and the castle of Begur. One double bed (150x190), and bathroom with shower. Maximum occupancy 3 people.
Sa Lucanna. Double Room, second floor. Two windows overlooking the village, the castle of Begur, and the Pyrenees mountains. One double bed (150x190), and bathroom with shower. Maximum occupancy 3 people.
Aiguagelida. Double Room, first floor. Large windows overlooking the village and the castle of Begur. Double bed (150x190), a day bed, and bathroom with shower. Maximum occupancy 4 people.
Aiguafreda. Double Room, first floor. Private balcony with views of the village. One double bed (150x190), a day bed, and bathroom with shower. Maximum occupancy 3 people.
Aiguablava. Double room on the first floor with double bed (150x190) and bathroom with shower. Private terrace overlooking the village and the castle of Begur. Maximum occupancy 3 people.
Bonaventura. Double Room, ground floor. Private balcony with views overlooking the castle of Begur. 1 double bed (180x200) or 2 beds (90x200) and bathroom with shower. Maximum occupancy 4 people.
Begur. On the second floor. Two private balconies overlooking the village. 1 double bed (180x200) or 2 beds (90x200), sitting area and bathroom with bath/shower. Maximum occupancy 4 people.
Aiguaclara. On the first floor with private terrace overlooking the village and the castle of Begur. 1 double bed (180x200) or 2 beds (90x200), sitting area and bathroom with bath/shower. Maximum occupancy 4 people.
Reviews from Little Hotels Travellers:
|We have just returned from a lovely week at the Hotel Aiguaclara in Begur, Costa Brava.|
This is a most hospitable hotel, no formal bar, no pool, but an honesty bar available 24 hours a day with every drink imaginable, tea and coffee making facitities, ice and lemons available whenever you want it. The rooms are large, airy and well appointed, and the hotel has a superb restaurant.
We could borrow sunshades, towels and chairs for a trip to the beach and when we had a problem with our hire car, our hosts sorted everything out with a local garage.
Not your run of the mill corporate type hotel, but individual and full of character. Excellent.
Here's What Some People Have Written On Other Review Sites or in the Guestbook:
|We have enjoyed the relaxed and friendly atmosphere very much! Hope to be back again soon.|
|Beautiful atmosphere, charming host, glorious weather, perfect vacation!|
|Thank you for such a charming and tasteful place of peace and rest. We all fell in love with Begur and Aiguaclara.|
|An exceptional restaurant.|
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The house is listed as a place of special historic interest, having been built by the adventurer Caner Bataller on his return from Cuba in 1866.