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“Super location, wonderful food and room”
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Hotel Duran
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Figueres
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 August 2012

We stayed in room 222 for two nights in mid-August 2012 and had a great time.

The room was well appointed with its own very attractive terrace with two chairs and a table. Note that it (the terrace) wasn't particularly private as it was surrounded and over looked by other rooms, not that it mattered to us. The room was spacious, well appointed with a large double bed and a very good shower in the ensuite bathroom.

We ate there both nights, the first selecting the "Taster Menu" for 49 Euros per person which was excellent. The head waiter gave us a really good local wine recommendation (Espelt Quinze Roures) which was a brilliant wine. The restaurant staff were very friendly and at times joked with us, despite the language limitations.

One slight negative was on the second night at about 7.30pm we went to the bar to buy two Gin and Tonics to be told by an unhelpful female receptionist that she couldn't serve us until 8.30pm! This hadn't been a problem on the previous night when we were served the same order at around the same time without issue!

Overall, it was a relaxing stay in a very clean hotel with loads of character and at a reasonable price. The walls of the hotel are festooned with Dali paintings and sketches; well worth seeing on their own. The location is excellent, very close to the square in the centre of town and the Dali Museums.

Room Tip: Chose a room with a terrace, that way you won't get a smoker next to your open bathroom window!
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

The hotel itself is pretty good, clean rooms etc although the staff on the front desk are a bit unfriendly. During the evenng we swerved the restaurant down the road which was No 1 on tripadvisor and instead hoped for the best at the hotel restaurant. It turned out to be great - I had a huge spinach salad which was eactly what was needed - dont worry they do a huge selection I jsut can't remeber what. The reason for making this review is that I wanted to mention one of the restaurant staff he was an older member of the team and not the maitre d and he absolutely saved this place. He was really fun and his service was absolutely great. We ate late like normal and at the end of the meal he told us to chill a while and take out time as nobody needed to clear away until morning. Definately recommend this place but not if you want a lie in as everyone is up early to get to the Dal museum.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

We booked into Duran, as it was recommended as one of the best hotels in Figueres on both Tripadvisor and Booking.com. The hotel is in a great location, just a few minutes from the Salvador Dali museum, and in the centre of town. The room is clean and comfortable, apart from one fundamental problem. Our window, together with many others, open on to a small central courtyard/atrium. This atrium is open to provide sunlight and fresh air. Unfortunately, the hotel saw fit to provide a table and chairs, and as we're in Spain, people naturally choose to sit in the sunshine smoking. This means two things. First, someone smoking directly outside our bedroom window, so close, that if I smoked, I could share their cigarette. Second, we have to leave the curtains closed while in the room, for obvious reasons of decency. The hotel's response? All our rooms are non smoking! I beg to differ.

More minor irritations. No iron/ironing board available in the room. If you want the hotel to press anything, expect to wait well over 24 hours.

The hotel staff don't speak English, with one exception, a nice lady who hasn't been here since the first afternoon. I know we're in Spain, but my Spanish (or French as we're near the border) is sadly quite basic, and I struggle with properly expressing the above irritations.

Finally, building work has started quite early each morning. If you're a late sleeper that doesn't mind the smell of smoke, the hammering might get you out of bed.

All in all, sadly a let down. Still, it absolutely didn't spoil our visit to the Dali museum.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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3  Thank Jonathan M
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

We were meeting some friends in Figueres and also went to the Dhali museum anad the Hotel Duran was ideal. It is 5 minutes walk to the museum and close to the the centre with restaurants and shops.
Easy check-in and the room was very comfortable, roomy and a nice bathroom. Free internet and the breakfast was typical good european fare. Parking was in a little garage about 200 meters away otherwise you need to find a parking spot in the large parking places about 5 minutes away.

Room Tip: The hotel has been redecorated and all rooms are of the same quality.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

Pros - everything is clean and comfortable. The shower is fantastic. (I am obsessed with showers. There is nothing worse than ending an exhausting day with a crappy shower.) The AC works well, although it turns itself off when you leave the room, so when you come back the room is a bit of an oven.

Cons - it's a bit bland. Also, you only get wifi in the lobby. You can get internet in your room if you have a laptop and a LAN line (they have lines at the front desk). But you have to pay 4 euros for an ID and password, and you can only use the ID on ONE device. Also, there is no water available at the hotel (despite the fact there is a restaurant, the lady at the desk told us they had no water available) and there are no stores in the immediate area - we had to wander into a random bar and buy water there. (I suppose if you don't mind tap water then it's okay.)

Conclusion - it's not bad for the price. Not the best place we've stayed at, but far from the worst. There are a couple of discomforts, but pretty minor.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Duran

Address: Lasauca, 5, 17600, Figueres, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Figueres
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Figueres
Price Range: ₹ 3,898 - ₹ 6,367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Duran 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Duran Hotel & Restaurant is located in the heart of Figueres. It is a family hotel with great tradition and reputation. The hotel presents a sharp contrast in its interior design. Its upper floors, superbly renovated, displaying a very high-end finishes higher than expected in his category. They are distributing the 65 rooms decorated with functional furniture design wooden heads inspired Dalí elegant, warm tones on the walls and a nice lighting. The ground floor shows a more rustic, with the presence of the original corner stone of 1855, the Celler de Ca la Teta, and crowded restaurant, a landmark for those who want to learn the cuisine of the region. ... more   less 
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