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The ratings for this place are really mixed. I can only say that we found it a great place. There are not a lot of staff around, and they don't speak much English. If we needed something we were looked after and we managed to communicate fine. I don't stay at a hotel to spend time with the staff and this is Costa Brava, but it's off the beaten track. We were given an upgrade on arrival to a lovely room overlooking a pool and with the most mesmerising view. I spent lots of time relaxing with a book and a glass of cava in front of that view. Breakfast is basic but adequate. There was also a beautiful lounge with a fantastic view and I sat there with a coffee relaxing as well feeling very lucky. There is a steep hill up to the hotel from the sea front which was excellent for working off some calories from long lazy meals. Our room was number 12 and beautifully decorated, very comfortable bed, light and airy. It gets my vote. Loved it. Cadaques was lovely as well. Proof that they haven't ruined the entire coastline.

Cozy, hidden, amazing views, old fashion vibe leaving you feel relaxed, energized, great for kids. The views are just out of this world and the decoration and layouts of the rooms and hotels is so charming

The city of Cadaques is simply wow. Even the view at this hotel is astounding. However, our room in the hotel was near bleak. The odor resembled mildew and mold. First time I ever came across this experience and I have traveled all my life for work and pleasure. I recommend the city for its uniqueness and beauty, not for this hotel. The quality of the hotel arrangements like the bar they had set up was more than disheveled. Our room was #7 which was poolside to a very dirty pool or just unkept. At night, the area tends to get really windy and the sliding door continuously slides into the wall and back out that will keep the deepest sleepers awake. The distance from town is a bit out of the way as well. Personal tiffs - we were drinking wine in the room trying to enjoy ourselves. We spilled some on the floor. So as a natural courteous move, we cleaned it up with a towelette that wasn't any larger than a coffee table. What we should have done was left it right there where it was spilled. The hotel rec de Palau decided that this little towelette that we used to clean the floor was 30 Euros. We were never notified that this would cause a "nonrefundable" cost for something that was soooooo utterly valuable. Unfortunately, this is like a legal case where we didn't have photos of the smell in the room or the mold in the walls. Overall, I'd say my stay was terrible :).

I was a bit concerned reading a few reviews but super happy we stayed. We had room #9 which was a poolside room with a great sea view. Room was updated and charming. Great queen bed, very modern bathroom with a great shower. We had a small private terrace with a comfortable canapé sofa. The poolside suites have great privacy and not too many guests at the pool. The other pool which is a small walk away is wonderful as well. Now for the breakfast: many complaints but I found no problem at all.Its basic but good. Very good coffee ( refill no problem ). Had eggs with bacon and toast. Good/basic breakfast. Staff was extremely nice. Don't expect 5 star rapid service, enjoy the views as they are gorgeous. This was an amazing stay...It could be a 5 star with some effort but at this price point, its a great deal.

This hotel is a miserable existence for a hotel. THEY DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH IETHER. It has no staff at reception, no bar or ability to get tea or coffee, no menus for breakfast, our room wasn’t cleaned while we were there so we made our own bed and had to ask for clean towels. Breakfast was a miserable nightmare using an app to translate as no menus and when I asked for a second drink I was flatly told NO. One morning I waited half an hour for food. Asked twice for it and gave up. In the end we bought our own breakfast food as it wasn’t worth the stress. We were shocked to come back to our room to find no bins emptied no bed made no fresh towels. We were there for 4 days. There are a couple of ladies who do everything check you in (if you can find them) serve breakfast and clean rooms. Jacks of all trades but they do not speak English at all. This hotel is expensive and yet it was like an empty soulless shell with no visual staff no bar no friendliness no atmosphere it was really horrible. It was like self catering. We ended up buying a kettle mugs tea and coffee for our room. You also pay upfront. They are not stupid. So you pay before you have an awful miserable stay. I have left loads of reviews on here 99% are very good and I am not normally critical but this hotel left me feeling upset and angry. I should not have to provide my own breakfast. I should feel welcome and happy. Yet it was the complete opposite I’d have had a better time in a hostel

I am writing because I did not get an answer from the reservation manager since the 10th October. Me and my son we were supposed to travel to Spain for 10 days. I rarely book through but I fell in love with this place and booked it. I saw after I made the booking they charged 30% directly and no refund. Anyway flights were booked. The day came to go to the airport and I took my passports and not my sons so we could not fly. Too much hassle to buy another ticket so we decided to stay home instead. I was going to Spain to see my best friend whom I haven't seen for 14 years. And for my sons 9th birthday. I did have a few emails with the hotel for more details before the incident. I wrote to them to explain my situation single mum and that I already lost my flights (the money) that if the hotel could refund me a part or all if they sold the room. I never got an answer. I even wrote twice and never got an answer. I lost the flights 250e and 149e for the room. I have waited until now to make a decision on whether or not to write a comment. I am writing because I work in hotels and I know how these sites work such as booking com. The commission they get and why it's always best to book threw the hotel itself. Anyway I just think the hotel could have contacted me and find a solution or a small gesture. Ex. Refund me some of the money. Tell me that if I come back next time they will give me a good price. I don't know but something. I find it so unprofessional what they did. And I would not recommend to go to this place. Very disappointed as I told the truth to them.

Currently staying here up on the hills overlooking the bay in Cadaqués - and WHAT a view in this glorious late October sunshine. First up - this is a slightly wonky, out-of-kilter 3 star hotel. It's a mish-mash of apartments, bedrooms and cottages spread over a steep hill - think Sunset Boulevard. My wife and I have a very pleasing sea view bedroom with an enormous double bed of great and pleasing comfort. Our bathroom is big and separate from our room, and there is a nice little ante-room as you come in the thick door for plonking your rolling case. So it's spacious and relatively inexpensive for the views and gardens. This could be - in another life - a 5 star uber boutique sort of place; but I'm really thrilled to bits that it's not - as we wouldn't get near the place if it were. ONE big downside, and this may not thrill a lot of couples looking for a pleasant, romantic kick up the bum - it's a bit family friendly, and it's school half term here now, and those over the border in France seemed to have arrived en masse. So there are about 5 families staying here with a whole load of very bored and noisy kids. I'm not anti-kids - but seriously, there is nothing to do here for young children at this time of year - so I'm guessing it's probably overrun with families that book year after year in advance for Summer. I guess all I'm saying is that I think this place is missing a trick given its position, views and location. I'd be very hard pressed to consider returning as I genuinely think there's a difference between a hotel that could offer a lot more romance (and this place could have it in great and huge abundance) and a sort of reasonably priced big on family small hotel that it is. I can't even say it's great for families - other than location - as there's genuinely really nothing for a child to do from what I've witnessed - so it's sort of odd. Neither fish nor fowl. But I genuinely like the place.

The place is well situated & has a great view over the town & the bay. We were pleasantly surprised with the hotel overall. BUT please change the pillows which were probably the hardest & most un sleep friendly we have ever had the misfortune to encounter! Friendly & helpful staff...... Was'nt our 1st choice but we left it to the last minute & we'd go back (taking our own pillows though!).

Odd hotel. Can't quite work it out. Great grounds and view and breakfast but just not totally fulfilling it's potential. It's full whilst we are here but you never see anyone other than breakfast. There are two pool areas but nobody round the pools. Breakfast good. Wifi great Grounds great. Views great Rooms average and in need of modernisation. The setting is the best and worst. Best when eating breakfast overlooking cadaques, worst when marching back up the hill after dinner and a few drinks. Will not come back but would not put people off. It's certainly an experience. Obviously cadaques is amazing.

Spent a night at the property. A no frills property, however very lovely. A 15 minute walk into the town is a must, although the walk back up the hill may not be for everyone. Breakfast is included. Staff is friendly, and helpful. Gave some great suggestions for things to do and see.

Rec de Palau, 15 Cadaques

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Cadaques Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Hotel Rec de Palau places you within a 10-minute stroll of Platja Llané Gran and Platja Llané Petit. This 16-room, 3-star aparthotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Continental breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


Each apartment has a minibar. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Rec de Palau enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a terrace. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with tours/tickets and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this beach aparthotel include laundry facilities and a garden.

Room options

Junior Double Room, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Bungalow, Sea View (sea view from garden)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, Terrace, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Comfort Suite, Terrace, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

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