We stayed in Girona for a long weekend and the chosen accommodation was the hotel Melià Girona, although it is not in the city centre, you can walk easily or move around with the car and it is only 10 minutes away from the centre.
Melià Girona is a business hotel, located in the heart of the city's commercial area, called the Ensanche were El Corte Inglès and Espai Gironès is located. The hotel is surrounded by boutiques and fashion outlets and is is only 1,3km far from the city center.
It is a quiet area so you won't hear noise at night, one of the advantages of being located in the surroundings, and it is closed to Salt, pretty convenient for us that we assisted to one of the rehearsals of the Marrecs de Salt -a casteller association that do human towers-, very typical from Catalonia.
We had a very nice room, one of the refurbished ones in the building with an incredible big bed, this is something we always pay attention to as we have a big one at home too and anything smaller seems very tiny to us.
I liked the amenities in the bathroom, the shampoo, gel and body lotion are scented with orange and aloe, a nice smell and texture on your skin after the shower. Rooms start at 90 euros only room per night, price checked for a February.
I loved the details, and they welcomed us with strawberries wrapped with chocolate and coconut and curry, they were absolutely delicious and they came along with a personalized note to welcome us to the hotel and the city of Girona. Those little details it is what makes you feel special when you are staying in a hotel.
The wifi in the room was fast, something very important to us since we rely so much in our access to internet, and nowadays they say wifi should be at the base of the Maslow pyramid, right?
We were surprised of the quality of food in the dinner menu with three choices for starters, main and dessert. The restaurant has a Catalan cuisine menu with modern touches and uses local products for their preparations.
We had a salad and an asparagus cream and veal with gravy sauce and roasted lamb, the meat was very tender and tasty with its garnishments and sauces. As a dessert I had a mandarin sorbet and Roger had this lemon cake you can see in the picture.
On the other hand, I have to say that I was a bit disappointed by their night buffet on Saturday night, since we had such a marvellous experience in their restaurant menu the night before quality wise the menu was a lot better and value for money. The price for the menu is 16 euros and the price for the buffet is 19 euros.
Disclaimer: our trip to Girona/Besalú has been possible thanks to Patronat de Turisme de Girona and their partners. As always the opinion is my own.