Address: Av. Camí de Miralpeix, 12, 08870 Sitges, Barcelona, Spain
Phone:+34 938 10 90 00
My Rating: 81%
Price Rating: $$$
Summary of Stay: The Dolce Sitges is the only 5 star property in Sitges - and knowing that, I was able to get an unreal deal on Hotwire.com. The hotel is fresh, relaxing and aesthetically interesting and huge. 263 rooms make up the property - so to go from the lobby to my room was a fifteen minute walk that required 2 elevator rides. Accept the assistance of the staff. Once you’ve gotten accustomed with the hotel, it’s pretty easy to navigate.
The rooms are a bit plain. I had a deluxe room with ocean view and the balcony was huge and relatively private. The bed and linens were very high quality - but the room itself was comfortably boring as it tried to balance between being a luxury and practicality.
Highlight of the Hotel: The pools - and there are five of them - are the jewel of the hotel. Each pool has it’s own and therefore attract their own crowd. There are different seating options, plentiful umbrellas and attractive lifeguards. Service at the pool was also noticeably attentive. The other highlight was the custom cologne in the room - made exclusively for the Dolce Sitges. If they sold it in a gift shop, I assure you it would be a best seller.
Highlight of the Stay: While my meal at Restaurant Esmarris can be described only as adequate, my afternoon lunches at the Dolce Deli Bar totally made up for it. The food is relaxed, high quality, affordable and well portioned. Furthermore, the staff were very friendly and would make small talk and ask about whatever book I happened to be reading that day. They asked me questions about Canada and overall went above and beyond to ensure my stay was great. Not what I expected from the hotel deli.
Drawbacks: There are two main drawbacks for this property. It is slightly removed from the Sitges townsite and walking into town is not really an option. So be prepared to part with some euros to take the 10 minute taxi into town. And you will want to go into town - Sitges is a beautiful, colourful, energetic town. Secondly, while the Dolce Vital Spa is well designed, I had disappointing treatments and the common areas were not kept tidy throughout the day. Easy fixes for the hotel in the future.