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Recent Reviews

  • Great welcome to a great location
    4 of 5

    We needed to find a place fairly near Barcelona, which could accommodate about a dozen family members with an age range of 6-86. In the end, this villa served us very well. The pool is small but perfect for the little ones and the rest of us who really just wanted to dip in and out. A big plus is the main "living" floor which has lots of different spaces to sit and eat and chat, depending on whether you want sun or shade, views, little corners to play scrabble and chat... And the kitchen is very well equipped for easy catering, including a nice barbecue. Interested guests would be advised to read the details on the website carefully. The stairs up from street level to the "living" floor are in fact very steep, somewhat uneven and about 40 in number with no rail - really hard with suitcases, bags of shopping and drinks, and carting rubbish away. Fortunately Giovanni gave us a very helpful hand when we first arrived otherwise I think we'd have turned tail and fled immediately. And while there are plenty of beds and sleeping areas (and bathrooms) it is not immediately easy to see how one's party can be accommodated if each is to have the privacy (or proximity) that they need. I would say the website makes the place seem rather more luxurious and exotic than it is in reality (and that the price would actually merit) - some things are over the top but there are some areas looking rather like a youth hostel and unexpected steps in some places and lack of lighting especially after dark actually meant we had some nasty falls (even when sober). But the ready proximity to Barcelona (very near motorway but noise not troublesome), fabulous views of the sun rising over the sea in the distance (for those awake at 7am), and a plethora of first class restaurants within easy reach (Giovanni is an expert gastronomic tour guide), plus shops within easy reach though not unfortunately within walking distance (car absolutely essential) made our stay overall a good one. Giovanni could not have been more keen to help solve the smallest of issues to make sure that everyone in our fairly heterogeneous party was more or less content, while maintaining a discreet distance.

    Stayed: Aug 2018
  • Faultless stay in an awe-inspiring, sprawling villa
    5 of 5

    I can't rate Casa Soleada highly enough. Settled in the hills of Sant Vicenç de Montalt, just a short train journey from the centre of Barcelona to the west and Girona to the east, it's a sprawling, nine-bedroom villa that was perfect for myself and 16 friends, who recently stayed there to celebrate the 30th birthdays of my wife and brother. Each room is generously sized and decorated to a high spec and there are enough bathrooms for all guests. The common areas also feel luxurious and there's a big kitchen and BBQ area to help cook those large meals! The villa is just a short walk to the local grocery store and beach, where you'll also find a number of beach-front restaurants, visited by the locals so you know they're good (our favourite was Ohnades). I think what makes Casa Soleada truly special is its hosts. Wojtek and Witek were so incredibly attentive and helpful, from the moment I booked our trip to the moment we left. They live on site, but give you complete privacy. And they're on hand if ever you need them - the perfect combination. We all enjoyed our stay immensely and we will recommend this palace to anyone looking to visit Catalunya in the future.

    Stayed: Sep 2018