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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is like staying in a grand mansion, albeit a quirky one. There are multiple lounges, sitting rooms, and even a large library of art books, as well as many works of art, both old and modern/avant-garde. The rooms are nicely furnished, and the breakfast buffet quite complete with local breads and cheeses, and fruits in season. It is a...

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Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Fairly central Good customer service although they dont speak English very well. Beware Vegetarians & Vegans = at breakfast the cheese & meat were set in a same place !!! Nice coffee It was a lovely sunny day which made huge difference

Thank UK2003
Gerard F, Gerente at Els Jardins de la Martana, responded to this review

Hello UK2003, Thank you for your words on TripAdvisor, we're happy to know that you enjoyed you recent stay in our hotel. We usually have a preson who speak English in reception, maybe he was out by the time you were at the hotel, we're so sorry about this and looking forward to welcome you in English the next time....

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

A wonderful simple hotel with helpful hosts in the delightful medieval town of Besalu Perfectly situated, comfortable room and good breakfast . Has been converted from an old small palace and has several public rooms with old furniture and art. Recommended

Thank John S
Gerard F, Director General at Els Jardins de la Martana, responded to this review

Dear John S, Thank you from the whole team for your words on TripAdvisor. We're happy to know that you enjoyed your recent stay in our hotel, also that you appreciated our service, breakfast and the way we made our hotel from an old stately house. We hope we can welcome you again soon, and again, special thanks from the...

Solana Beach, California
Reviewed 14 September 2016

A rare find: an extraordinary location in a beautiful medieval town; original tile and decorations preserve the slightly faded elegance of this attractive home (but with modern plumbing). The giant (and gorgeously pruned) wisteria is as old as the 170-year-old balcony it's twined around. Guests who are interested in art will enjoy wandering among our host's large and varied collection....

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Gerard F, Director General at Els Jardins de la Martana, responded to this review

Dear Diamacleod, First of all, special thanks from all our team, we really enjoyed your words since we also love our wisteria, it becomes even nicer on springtime when it shows it's purple flowers, we have some pictures on our Facebook page. We're also really proud of our artworks and library, we try to give to our customers a diferent...

Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 11 August 2016

A hotel with a lot of charm and very friendly staff. The room was basic, good AC (July) and two balconies.overlooking garden and bridge.Silent. Breakfast served on the terrace or brought back to the room. I think this is the hotel to choose when visiting Besalu, which is not to be missed.

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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

This hotel/motel is located right next to a beautiful old bridge. I visited it during the off season and was the only visitor during my two nights. The hotel is not a big, and only has a handful of rooms to offer. The room was a bit cold and old, but bathroom was recently renovated. I can only imagine how...

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Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Very friendly, even though we came in late. Rooms are quite spare but clean. In october nights can get quite cool and we had no heat. The hot shower in the morning was well received... Breakfast was simple but very nice. Friendly Service. Worth being in already in Besalu before all the tourist busses arrive..

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Hertford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2015

We were in room 8 which has double aspect windows overlooking the bridge, comfortable twin beds and shutters. The room is very quiet with a good shower, hairdryer on request. Wi-fi is good throughout the hotel. The breakfast is very good and you can sit on a terrace outside, till 11.30 – no hassles here. There is some interesting art...

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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Tired hotel. Needs refurbishment. Basic rooms. Poor breakfast. Reasonable location. Innkeepers are ok. You pay far too much for what you get. Far better options available in town for comparable rates. Best avoid.....................

Thank Roberto M
The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Reasonable no nonsense hotel with okay rooms on a pretty good location. There are better hotels available on even better locations at more favorable prices. No hairdryer. Poor breakfast. Big barking, though innocent, dog. Friendly owners.

Thank Yoyo T

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ELS JARDINS DE LA MARTANA Hotel. Situated in the village of Besalú (La Garrotxa), within its historic-artistic centre, it is the only building situated on the other side of the Romanesque bridge, with an impressive view over the village. Built at the beginning of the 20th century (1.910), its main entrance looks at the bridge and its gardens reach down to the river Fluvià. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Els Jardins de la Martana

Address: C/Pont, 2, 17850, Besalu, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Besalu
Price Range: $121 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Els Jardins de la Martana 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“The courtyard side is noisy at night, but has great views.”
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 of 5 bubbles juhlemann, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 8 for bridge views”
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“The upper floors have less smoke smell.”
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“All the rooms in this place would be good as it seemed very private like staying in a house.”
 of 5 bubbles MonicaJ_11, 11 Apr 2012 | Read review
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