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El bulli in June - need help planning trip

elbulli09 Apr 21, 2009 01:17 PM

Hi everyone. My husband and I have been so lucky to get reservations to El Bulli (on the first time trying) on June 17th 2009. It actually sort of coincides with our first anniversary so we are so excited!!!! Second day they are open, lets hope all the kinks are ironed out.

Anyhow I'm having a hard time finding a hotel that we can stay in (4 star) that is somewhere near the resto.

We were thikning of staying in Roses so that we could hit the beach for a day or two and be able ot have some local seafood too.

We will have a car but I just cna't seem to find any good places.

If anyone has any tips or suggestions I would be so happy.

Also any idea if there actually is a wine tasting menu we can do as accompaniment, Ive read so many conflicting stories about this.

Thanks in advance

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    butterfly RE: elbulli09 Apr 21, 2009 05:59 PM

    Yes, they offer a wine tasting (though its generousness is entirely incompatible with the dark curvy drive back...). Roses isn't a luxury resort--it's more of a family-oriented beach town--so most of the hotels are midrange. I haven't stayed there, but the Almadraba Park is supposed to be one of the nicer ones: http://www.almadrabapark.com

    As far as I know, there aren't any luxury options near the restaurant (just a by the week sort of family resort, last I checked).

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      elbulli09 RE: butterfly Apr 22, 2009 08:33 AM

      Thanks so much we will check that place out, I had seen it but it looked like it was kind of far from town.

      When were you at El Bulli, where di dyou stay?
      Thanks so much

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        butterfly RE: elbulli09 May 2, 2009 07:13 AM

        Hi--I stayed at Hotel Coral Platja. It was fine--nothing fancy--but right on the beach with balconies.

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      Adam23 RE: elbulli09 Apr 22, 2009 11:26 AM

      There aren't many nice hotels around El Bulli. Almadraba Park is supposedly the nicest, but often has a 3 night minimum in high seasons. We are staying at the Hotel Port Salins which is fairly close by.

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        jrrugby RE: Adam23 Apr 30, 2009 12:27 PM

        I have been to El Bulli twice and stayed at the Hotel Port Salins both times, in Empuriabrava. Its a really nice hotel, in a horrible tourist town dominated by Dutch and German holiday makers/campers. Full of cheap German bars and restaurants. However the hotel is an oasis among this, and it also has a very nice restaurant - most likely the best in the town (I am not brave enough to try anywhere else) We were told we could eat well in the hotel, and they were right.

        Its about a 20 minute taxi ride to El Bulli - about 40euro fare.


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        sambamaster RE: elbulli09 Apr 29, 2009 09:00 PM

        what is a "resto"?

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          Maximilien RE: sambamaster Apr 30, 2009 03:36 AM

          it's a place we eat in exchange of money.

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          phar71 RE: elbulli09 May 6, 2009 11:35 AM

          I hope you enjoy your trip and I am sure you will!

          Can any of you give me any tips on the reservation process at the bull? I have the book, A day at El Bulli, and my Dad and I are dying for a trip at any time!

          Thanks, and sorry for the thread hijack, hope you find an adequate hotel.

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