The historic Catalan city of Girona attracts tourists from around Europe who come to wander the historic streets and enjoy the old world charm. And surrounded by soft rolling hills the city also makes a superb base for exploring the countryside of picturesque Catalonia. Lying only two hours by train from Barcelona and boasting its own airport with links to numerous UK airports, Girona is also easy to reach. But finding a hotel in the right location amidst the riverside houses and cobbled lanes of the old town can be hard. So here's our selection of some of the best hotels in Girona old town.
The Hotel Ciutat de Girona sits on the western bank of the River Onyar at the heart of the old town. This four star hotel can offer double rooms starting at £74 per night in the off season. All rooms feature 26 inch LCD televisions, free high speed wifi, air conditioning and pretty views over the city. All in all, this is one of the most modern and popular hotels in the city, without sacrificing the charm and character that visitors desire.
With an excellent central location, the Pensio Viladomat is a good choice for budget travellers who wish to stay in the old town. This restored town house sits next to the town hall and cathedral and is a ten minute walk from the train station so perfect if you are travelling up from Barcelona. A single room can be had from as little as £20 a night.
If self-catering is more your style, then the Hap Dreams Apartments offers rooms with kitchenettes from only £67 per night. The two star hotel offers complimentary wifi and comfortable, stylish living spaces arranged around a peaceful courtyard. The hotel sits at the foot of a hill in the historic old town, only minutes from the river.
With so many hotels in Girona old town it can be hard to choose which one is for you, so look around for the best option. Slightly further out in the more recently built parts of the city there are also hotels, often bigger, more modern and with parking spaces included. However, if you cannot do without the character and history of the old town itself, then there are plenty of places to choose from.