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O’Connor Sept 2016

We had a lovely stay in Playa De Pals and really enjoyed both the apartment and the area it was very convenient for touring round.

Robinson Sep 2016
Amazing Location to Explore. A very well kept property with all the amenities you require. The kitchen is modern and a good size extending into a comfortable living area where you walk through to a patio area which catches the sun in the morning. Great for breakfasting. The double bedroom is comfortable, and the 2nd bedroom was perfect for Grandad and Grandson. The swimming pool was kept clean. It has a shallow and deep end, so perfect for the kids. You will need a car to be able to visit the vast surrounding areas. The surrounding villages and towns must be visited as they have amazing restaurants and beautiful beaches. Our favourites were Begur, Aguablava and Pallafrugel. Highly recommend if you enjoy exploring.

Salt Aug 2016
Everything has been thought of for this apartment, it is modern, clean, very comfortable and well equipped. There are lovely little touches such as plenty of information on the surrounding area from beaches to restaurants, and books to read. The pool is a great size and more than enough for two teenage boys. All contact with Richard was great and really appreciated a late check out on our last day. Would definitely recommend this property, a great base for visiting great beeches and exploring the area.

Fournier July 2016

Très bon séjour.
La location est conforme à l'annonce. L'appartement était propre, confortable et bien équipé. La résidence calme, agréable et très bien entretenue (parties communes et espaces verts). Possibilité d'aller à pieds à la plage en 15 minutes, commerces à proximité. Bons contacts par mails avec le propriétaire. Bonne adresse!

July 16
Nous avons été très content de ces 5 jours chez Richard La résidence est calme et bien aménagée ; les ados ont profité pleinement ,entre la piscine, le foot ,le basket (Il y a une aire de jeux sous les pins parasols - à 2 pas du rez-de-chaussée de jardin L'appartement est idéal pour 3 ,je dirais Confortable et équipé comme il faut (pas de cafetière électrique ,à savoir ...) Bon environnement aussi - il faut quand même prendre la voiture pour la plage, sauf pour les très courageux Dernière chose : attention aux PV , les emplacements sont quasi tous payants et je me suis faite avoir le jour de l arrivée,! Sinon , je reviendrai volontiers

Morgan July 16
We had a most wonderful enjoyable holiday

Lawrenson May 2016

Highly recommended, beautiful and well equipped!
What a gorgeous apartment in such a beautiful part of Spain. The apartment is really well equipped, extremely clean and comfortable. It's a home from home. There isn't an item of kitchen equipment that you will need that isn't there. There is a DVD player, loads of CDs, a washing machine and even staple foods left in the cupboard. It has a great location, away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to walk out to a supermarket, restaurants, tennis and mini golf etc. There is so much to do in the area, we highly recommend Parc Aventura down the road where the kids did tree top walking and zip wiring. We hired a car which was perfect for exploring all the beautiful coves and beaches in the area. I would also recommend a visit to Begur on market day and a walk up to the top of the old castle. This really is a beautiful part of Spain and a great apartment. It's on the ground floor with a little garden which is great for toddlers as it doesn't go straight out onto the pool. The owners are very helpful and informative and have gone to a lot of trouble of leaving information in the apartment for places to visit and eat. We're not golfers but there is a beautiful golf course around the corner. We will definitely go back!!

Davies May 2016

Thank you both very much. Really enjoyed our stay in your very cosy well quipped apartment. Very nice area, easy access to everywhere we needed to go. Plenty on hand and within walking distance. Thanks again.
Contact with Richard very good beforehand, Apartment very well equipped and comfortable. Everything was close to hand i.e. Supermarket, eating out, beach, all within walking distance. All other areas easy to reach by car and straight forward. Would recommend area and apartment to relatives and friends.

Ainsworth Aug 15

We’ve had lovely fortnight, Great to revisit the place with the girls. Thanks again for great holiday, the girls loved making friends with Spanish and Dutch children.

August 15 Ian McKinnnell

Thank you for the use for your lovely apartment, we have had a wonderful time in the area. We really enjoyed the it and the place you have is wonderfully positioned.

Jones Jul 2015

We've stayed at this property three times and in the village of Playa de Pals on five occasions and thoroughly love the area and this apartment. The ground floor apartment gives lovely access to the garden and is ideal for couples or families. The apartments are mainly owned by Spanish families and that means that the pool is never over crowded as many families only use their apartments at weekends. The apartment is very well equipped, has its own small patio with table and chairs and having stayed there a number of times, find it not particularly noisy and the other residents all very considerate. There are a number of good restaurants in local area, particularly in Old Pals and at L'Estartit a short drive away. Girona is a short drive away and there's plenty to do in the area.

July 15
We really enjoyed our holiday. The advice on where to go really helped us. Lovely coves and restaurants.
Thanks for everything. Really appreciated al the tips and info on the area.

Rees July 2015

Very happy week
The property is difficult to find in the dark. Directions should be reviewed and Lat/Long included for those with a suitable GPS. The apartment was immaculate and had all it promised. The pool was terrific and never crowded. The neighbours were friendly and the supermarket well equipped. The beach was close and clean and a convenient cafe provided us with refreshments. All in all we were delighted and would go back again soon

July 15 Mc Donnell

Thank you very much for the use of your fantastic apartment. We had a lovely time and Alex was able to learn to scuba dive, which he really enjoyed.

Joanne W June 2015

Excellent stay in well-equipped and immaculate apartment. With fantastic weather, it was lovely to stay around the pool and sunbathe in the grounds. We even had a chance to read a couple of books from the well-stocked book cabinet and enjoyed using the iPod docking station/stereo. The tennis club at the top of the road produced excellent and good value meals and was so handy it became our "local". They were also great with children. The apartment is in such a great location, it was brilliant to be able to walk down to the beach via the park. A fantastic stay and we hope to go back next year.

Whitwam May 2015

Super location
Clean, tidy, comfortable and well-appointed without exaggeration. This little gem meets every expectation of the discerning holiday maker and is located in a lovely part of Spain. So easy to access beautiful coastlines and excellent facilities. The property is well maintained inside and out and provides a haven of peace and tranquillity after a day in the surrounding picturesque countryside or coast. Definitely one for those who insist on high standards and essential quality.

Webster Apr 2015

Clean, tidy, comfortable and well-appointed without exaggeration. This little gem meets every expectation of the discerning holiday maker and is located in a lovely part of Spain. So easy to access beautiful coastlines and excellent facilities. The property is well maintained inside and out and provides a haven of peace and tranquillity after a day in the surrounding picturesque countryside or coast. Definitely one for those who insist on high standards and essential quality.

Hesketh Aug 2014

Fantastic apartment and location
Had two great holidays here. Would highly recommend. A fantastic apartment, lovely pool and super area to explore!!!

Jones Aug 2014

I've stayed at El Coto four times and will be staying again in the summer of 2016, I've also stayed in the town of Platja de Pals on two other occasions in other accommodation. It’s a really lovely seaside town and very friendly people and good restaurants. The old town of Pals is interesting and has a couple of great restaurants. El Coto itself is probably 70% owned by Spanish families who are very friendly and the garden and pool is perfect for the number of apartments (24). This apartment being a ground floor and not directly next to pool is perfect as you can sit on the patio and read a book or take a swim in the lovely pool. Weekends are always a little busier as the Spanish families are generally there but some go to their main residents during the week. Many guests have visited several times.

Great time in Playa Pals
Jul 2014

This was our first time in Catalonia and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The apartment was a great base for our travels. It was very comfortable and well equipped. Very modern decor. The complex was surprisingly quiet as most of the owners are Spanish who turn up at week-ends. As a result, the pool was unused for most of the week. Supermarket very handy just 5 minutes away and plenty of bars and restaurants in the resort. Looking to come back off-season.

Beaver July 13
Great position, friendly, well-kept apartments

We had a lovely family holiday with our two children. The apartment was ideal as it is ground floor with access to the garden and pool. The accommodation was clean and comfortable, the new kitchen area and breakfast bar works especially well. The apartment complex is very cosmopolitan, well maintained and in a good location. Beautiful area.

Hudson - September 14

Relaxing once again! Wined and dined. Lovely weather. Will be back.

Jones - Aug 14

Third visit to your apartment and as good as ever. Kids lived in the pool. Had a great time.

McNamee - Aug 14

We had a lovely time in Platja De Pals. The apartment was wonderful. Thanks for your recommendations on restaurants - we ate out all the time! We would love to return in the future. Thank you for all the information you gave us.

Derek - July 14

Had a great time. Loved the apartment. Many thanks.

McHugh - August 2013

We had a lovely holiday here in Pals. Apartment a great base for exploring the area. Favourites include Peratellada, Sa tuna, Begur. Kids loved Aqua Diver at Playa D’Aro. Great holiday!!

Barlow - August 2013

Lovely apartment and brilliant library! We would love to revisit.

Lanario - July 2013

Had a lovely 2 weeks here beautiful area – enjoyed visiting the numerous coves and beaches in particular La franc, La Fosca and Aguifreda for snorkelling. Mas Pau restaurant excellent.

Blumfield - July 2013

The area is absolutely beautiful and really nice that the apartments are so cosmopolitan, we met some very nice neighbours and the boys had great time playing in the pool with all the other children. Look forward to returning to the area next year.

Maxwell - June 2012

Brilliant time was had in ideally located plus clean, well equipped apartment. Long car trip to Marineland near Blanes but our kids (5 and 9) absolutely loved it. We hope to return next year.

Patterson - June 2103

Second time around for us – loved it! Always a pleasure to stay in your apartment. We went to Gerona for 1st time and thought it was fab. Thanks a mill.

Davis - September 2012

Had a marvellous holiday .... food great, locals very friendly, lovely apartment in excellent area served with all one could desire.

Margrave - August 2012

We had a wonderful holiday - thank you.

Nicholson - Aug 2012

We had a lovely holiday - thank you very much.

Harding July 2012

Had a great week, lovely apartment, very enjoyable.

Steve Gambling - July 2012

Thank you so much, we had a lovely time in your lovely apartment with lovely weather. Now back to rain in England!

Patterson June 2012

All went to plan, the apt is first class, like new. You have all thought of everything. We found it ideal for us, the pool was great. Bar nearby great for watching Euro 2012. The car worked out very well. I found driving on the right etc. not bad at all. We put up 500 kms. Visited Calella, Begur, Palafrugell, Sa Tuna, Sa Riera, Fornells, Aiguablava, Torrent, Torella de Montegri, Tamariu and Llafranc. All beautiful! Loved Platja de Pals! Had a lot of palella in the beach bar. The people everywhere were very nice. All in all had an absolute fabulous holiday!

Ireland Aug / Sept 2011
First came to Pals 29 years ago and we thought the climate for children was ideal at the end of August. We have been coming every year since bar one, for the weather, the beaches, the restaurants etc. Our children have now grown up but still love coming back. Stayed at El Coto twice about 12 years ago and it's as attractive as ever.

Haynes August 2011

Our first time in Pals. Absolutely loved it. Can't wait to come back. So beautiful!

Jones - July 2011

This is our second time at El Coto and we've had a great stay again. All in all we've had a very relaxing holiday and love the apartment and the pool.

Everest - July 2011

Girona is a brilliant day out - amazing cathedral. Beach at Sa Riera is fantastic.

Joy - July 2011

Had a lovely time! Apartment was great.

Hoare - June 2011

All the comments about the apartment we would agree with and cannot add anything else - superb. We came to walk and were not disappointed.

Cansfield - June 2011

A wonderful stay - thank you. Apartment beautifully clean, well stocked and comfortable. Need a year to see the area's sites.

Williams - June 2011

A lovely and well equipped apartment.

Hoyle October 2010

We had a great time. The Dali museum was fascinating, but our favorite place was Girona.

Ortiz August 2010

Just to let you know we had a lovely time in your apartment. We were very comforatable and it was a good base to be able to expore the local area.

Martin Jones August 2009

Many thanks for the use of your apartment in Spain. We had a fantastic holiday and enjoyed every aspect.

McChrystal July 2009

Thanks again for the use of your apartment, weather was great and we had a fantastic holiday.

Gristwood May 2009

We had a lovely holiday. The area is beautiful and we managed to explore the Pyrenees as far as Nuria as well as driving further south

Martin Jones

We've stayed in Pals on four occasions and really enjoyed staying in Richard and Carol's apartment, so much so that we've booked again for 2011. Its a lovely small town on the coast and the apartment is great for a family of four or a couple. The other apartments are mainly owned by Spanish families and its very relaxing sitting in the garden with a glass of local wine and chilling. If you're after a holiday that's relaxing and is close to both cultural excellence (Barcelona) and great restaurants then this is a lovely setting.

Upson (Ringwood) August 08

We had a fantastic holiday, probably one of the best family holidays so far. The local area was beautiful, the apartment and pool were great and we all really relaxed. Thanks for a great holiday, we certainly have no hesitation in recommending your apartment to family and friends.

McChrystal August 08

Thanks again for the lovely apartment. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, sampling all the beaches and wandering around Pals.

2003 to 2006 below

Mrs. Pinkney. Wiltshire, April 2003

We had a lovely time - the apartment was perfect and a fab base to explore the region. We did a fair few beaches (Sa Reira definitely a hit with our 2 year old). Plus Figures, Girona, Peratallada, Old Pals, Llafranc and of course Besalu … the weather was very kind to us so all in all a huge success!

Mrs. Lorimer Melrose May 2003

Thanks for all your comprehensive advice. An A1 holiday!

Mrs. McKevitt. Kenilworth May 2003

Everything was perfect: your directions, the apartment & its facilities and, most of all, the location. What a beautiful area! We had a good look round and found some unexpectedly pretty coves and beaches. You might like to add Hostel Sa Tuna to your restaurant list – superb! Not the cheapest, but great for a long lunch on hot day

Mrs. Smith. Didcot June 2003

We had a fantastic time, visited a few great beaches (Sa Reira, Aigublava) and rarely got the kids out of the pool. Had one day in Barcelona – v hot but worthwhile. 32oC  most days in Pals – didn’t see a cloud in the sky all week.

Mrs. Petrie. Newcastle. July 2003

We had a fantastic holiday and I would like to thank you for letting us your apartment. In fact we loved it so much we can’t wait to return and would be very interested in booking same weeks next year.

Mrs. Robinson. Leicester. July 2003

It is a lovely apartment in a great place – lots of day trips. Many thanks.

Mrs. Brown, Surrey. August 2003

We had a wonderful time. The apartment was more than comfortable and really nicely furnished

Mr. Nicolson. Sidcup August 2003

We had a very pleasant time although he first week when it reached 40o C we feared we might never leave the pool. It cooled down to about 30o C - 35o C after that. Your directions from the airport were excellent.

Mrs. Rebelo Sept 2003

I spoke to you last year about the possibility of renting your apartment. However in the end we ended up in a villa in the area. It was your website that attracted us to the area of Pals in the first place and over the past 2 weeks it has been our ‘bible’.  Your web site pointed us to some fantastic beaches and 2 evenings spent eating in Peratallada were wonderful. Although I do apologies for not renting your apartment I did want to take the chance to say thanks for your great web site, it really did make a difference to our holiday and we will definitely be visiting the area again. Keep up the good work – the local Tourist office really should pay you a commission!!

Mr Budzinski, Canada. April 2004

Hola Richard:
Thank you for the rental. Everything went well and we enjoyed staying at El Coto in your apartment. We found Platja Pals to be a wonderful area. The weather did cooperate somewhat to allow golf and a quick dip in the sea. It was nice to have the area to explore without a lot of tourist traffic. I have no problem acting as a reference for you in the future and I will refer people to you from our area who may be interested in a similar holiday

Mrs. Felix. Leicester. April 2004

We've just returned from a lovely week in your apartment, we thought it was lovely.

Mr. Townsend. Potters Bar. June 2004

We enjoyed our week in Spain especially revisiting the local area and Girona. Barcelona was absolutely brilliant and we would love to have spent longer there. The grounds and pool are well looked after. Thanks for all the information on the area, which we found very helpful. We ate out every night and we particularly enjoyed Mas Pou - good food and atmosphere.

Mr. Francis. Witney. July 2004

We had an enjoyable time, and the apartment was location were just right for us.

Mrs. Neville. Abergavenny. August 2004

Your apartment was just fine, clean and tidy and a lovely swimming pool! Pals was great and we had an excellent meal at El Pati in Peratallada. Many thanks.

Mrs. Charleston. Newton –le-Willows. August 2004

Apartment was great, ideally situated and a lovely pool. Instructions from Barcelona were spot on.

Mrs. Oakley. Derby. August 2004

Your place was really lovely and we rally enjoyed ourselves. Plenty of places to visit and the weather glorious.

Mr. Steel. Weymouth. October 2004

Thank you for the stay in your apartment. We were very comfortable. Very lucky with weather – good for the whole 10 days. Very quiet which suited us.

Mr. Larmour  Co. Antrim. April 2005

We had a wonderful time – your apartment is very nice, very comfortable and well appointed. My wife thought the pictures were really nice and was wondering where you got them. I joked that if I had a screwdriver I would have brought them home!

It was very quiet, with only a few people, mostly Spanish around at the weekend. The weather was great – about 22-23 degrees and sunny. The evenings were a bit chilly but no rain!

Your directions and the advice about the region, shops and restaurants were very helpful. We took your advice and drove to Flaca and then the train to Barcelona. We also drove to Port de la Selva where we spent many happy holidays many years ago. It has changed very little but we agreed we would prefer, when returning, to stay in Pals.

Mr. & Mrs. Griffin. Cork. June 2005

Thank you for the use of your beautiful apt in Pals. We had a great time and the children loved the pool,

Mr. Maxwell. Glasgow. July 2005

We had a wonderful time in your apartment; we would love to return to El Coto sometime in the future.

Mr. & Mrs. Sigsworth. Cambridge. July 2005

We had a very good week in your apartment. It was certainly a very convenient and comfortable place to stay and we made good use of the pool in between visits to Pals Beach and other coves. Visiting out of school holiday was a bonus because of the lack of crowds.

Thank you very much for all the information which was helpful. We would certainly be interested in using the apartment again, because we know there are many places we did not manage to visit – Gerona and Barcelona in particular.

Mr. & Mrs.  McCulloch. Dunblane. Aug 2005

Our boys loved the pool and meeting the Spanish children, we could hardly drag them away. However, we did manage 3 days in Barcelona which was wonderful. Many thanks for all the useful advice.

Mr. & Mrs. Marrison. Leeds. Sept 2005

We had a lovely holiday, saw lots of the surrounding area and were very impressed with the old medieval villages of Pals, Peratallada and Palau Sator. The golf was excellent despite the electronic storms which were spectacular. We had lots of lovely meals out and thought the location of your apartment was excellent and in such a lovely setting.  We enjoyed being able to sit out on the terrace in the evening and the pool was excellent. I’m sure we will return to cover all the things we didn’t get time for. We would particularly like to see the Dali Museum in Figures.

Mr. Barton. Hants. Sept 2005

Many thanks for a great holiday, the apartment was lovely and well equipped and in a great location – very much enjoyed.

Mr Homes. New Zealand. October 2005

Firstly can I say your web site is extraordinary. I have been to it numerous times to get information on the surrounding area and still haven’t exhausted it. It is first class.

Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our time at your fabulous holiday spot in Spain. We loved the variety of beaches, towns, history and foods that were on offer. The apartment was perfect. For the most part there were only 5 or 6 other residents there although the weather was still great.

We love to think we'll be back sometime.

Ms. King.  London. July 2006

Just a note to say that both Steve and I had a fantastic time in Pals.  The apartment & pool were lovely & we really liked Pals as a holiday destination.

Mr. Butler. Sale. August 2006

Many thanks once again for letting us have it; we had a great time. The information in the apartment was particularly useful to enable us to visit the best restaurants, beaches etc.

Mr. & Mrs. Hobden. Bexhill. September 2006

Thank you very much for the use of your apartment, it has a lovely comfortable and homely feel and proved to be a great base from which to explore that region of Spain. We had a wonderful holiday.