The boutique 26-room Hotel Llevant is perfectly situated facing southeast on the beach with views of the Bay of Llafranc. With the beginning of the promenade of Llafranc running along the property line of the hotel and linking to the “Camí de Ronda” (coastal footpath), this hotel is in the perfect setting in the Costa Brava area in Spain. Hotel Llevant is also the only dog-friendly hotel in Llafranc.
82-years of history
In 1908, the term Costa Brava was first used to describe the rugged landscape of the fishing villages with what was considered high mountains. Originally, Hotel Llevant was known as “Fonda Levante”. Founded in 1935 by Maria Gratacós, nicknamed “Blanca”, it was a simple restaurant with rooms next to the bay of Llafranc. This family-run hotel and restaurant turns 82 this year, operating with the same hospitality and character that “Blanca” created.
Llafranc, a traditional fishing village, is located in the municipality of Palafrugell. It is near the villages of Begur and Pals, and is nestled between Calella de Palafrugell and Tamariu amid the calm coves between the rugged landscape, in the heart of the Costa Brava.
Known for its crystal-clear water and fine sand beaches, you can spend the day relaxing, snorkeling, diving, or out on a boat.
Not only will you see stunning views of the towns and sea along the “Camí de Ronda” (coastal footpath), you can walk to the Botanical Garden of Cap Roig, considered one of the most important botanical gardens in the Mediterranean or visit the Sant Sebastià lighthouse, which stands over 160 meters (525 feet) above sea level.
With 15 other medieval towns in Costa Brava, including Torroella de Montgrí, you will discover many ancient buildings, dating back to the 9th-cenutry, museums, town squares, and palaces.
While in Llafranc, discover the Dalinian Triangle. This is where Salvador Dalí, a renowned painter from Empordá, has his most important collections of work within a route that links three crucial points in his life.
Hotel Llevant rooms and rates
All 26 rooms in this boutique hotel come with 100% cotton bedding, bathtub and shower, hair dryer and bathroom amenities. The rooms have air-conditioning, a telephone, free Wi-Fi, and international TV channels. Limited cots and cribs are available upon request, along with adjoining rooms. Beach towel service is provided for all guests and you can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast in your room or a buffet breakfast in the restaurant.
I stayed in a double room with a balcony facing the sea. The balcony was large enough for a small table and two chairs. It is a fantastic place to enjoy the view of the sea and watch people as they stroll by on the promenade. The bed was two beds pushed together so it may not be fully enjoyable for some couples. The room was spacious to allow for an additional sitting area with two chairs and a table. It made a nice spot to sit inside and listen to the waves lapping against the sand after dark.
Hotel Llevant restaurant
Enjoy your complimentary breakfast outside on the terrace with views of the promenade and the sea. If you prefer to be inside, the restaurant offers several seating options. The complimentary breakfast includes eggs, boiled to your liking, a variety of cereals, selection of fresh fruit, an assortment of sliced meat, a mixture of cheese, and an array of homemade pastries. Some hot items, such as pancakes, eggs benedict, and omelets, are also available upon request. Beverages include an assortment of juice, water coffee and tea. For those who wish to have a private breakfast, arrangement can be made to have a continental breakfast delivered to your room. Breakfast is available from 7:30 – 11:00 am. If you are not staying at the hotel, you can still enjoy the buffet breakfast for 15 EUR (16 USD) or the breakfast menu is also available.
Restaurant Llevant is also open for lunch from 1:30 to 3:30 pm and for dinner from 8:30 to 10:30 pm every day of the week. Nibbles, including salted almonds, anchovy stuffed olives, and local matured goat cheese are available. They also have small portions, including cava-pickled partridge and wild mushroom salad, duck magret á l’orange, and roasted pork cheek. For those who are hungry, they also offer two beef dishes and a selection of rice or noodle dishes for a minimum of two people. If you have any room left for dessert, the restaurant offers several options including nougat soup with chocolate mousse, lemon and meringue tart, Catalan cream with cracknels (a light, crisp biscuit), and a variety of ice cream.
Serene beauty and magnificent history
Hotel Llevant is in the heart of the beautiful Costa Brava area in Spain. The crystal-clear water and stunning views make the hotel an ideal relaxing destination. Situated within walking distance or a short drive to many medieval towns, archaeological sites, botanical gardens, museums, lighthouses, walking trails, and golf courses, Hotel Llevant is the perfect place to stay in Llafranc on the Catalan coast.