Although not quite central, it's not too far down the hill to the main shopping area and the restaurants - ten minutes at most. The hotel itself is well appointed and has hidden extras which make the very competitive pricing even more of a bargain. After a fairly long but exhilarating drive from Perpignan, we enjoyed a relaxing afternoon by the swimming pool. This is one hundred yards up the road from the Hotel but free to use by guests. The dramatic mountains provide a reminder that you are over three thousand foot above sea level, having sat round a few pools over the years, this is way up there in terms of the view. The hotel also has a natural hot spring spa in the basement which is free to use, a great way to start our day before a sumptuous continental breakfast in the dining room overlooking the cascading river. Is it only Spanish hotels that provide cava for breakfast? We were unable to resist and felt decadent enjoying our mimosas alongside scrambled egg, chorizo, ratatouille and various patisseries. There is parking attached to hotel, next door to the swimming pool. If you do bring a car however, a word of warning. We were told at reception that we could park the car in the "reserved area" outside hotel to offload our luggage. For perhaps first time in my life I will accept it probably was my fault that I mistook the reserved area for a bus stop. After checking in and leaving Karen an Ellie to go up to the room, I returned to find a serious looking hombre in a high viz vest checking out my car and about to tow it away. He spoke no English. I speak pigeon Spanish. I appealed to his better nature. He did not have one. I had to follow him to the police station where his colleague spoke a little more English. She smiled. We talked some more. My hopes were raised that common sense might prevail. All I managed was to fill the gap in her English vocabulary with the word for "fine" . She made me pay the forty eight euro fine but did tell me I got a 20% discount. Perhaps she felt sorry for me after all.
On reflection I was wondering what would happen if a Spanish guy parked illegally in England. I think we all know the answer. At least I got a captivating Catalan smile as I handed over the dinero.
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Response from SERHSHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Spa Termes SERHS Carlemany
Responded 03 Jul 2019
Thank you very much for this magnific review! We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in the Hotel Spa Termes SERHS Carlemany, despite the incident with the car. We hope, despite of this, to welcome you back soon again in our hotel. :) Best regards,
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