Adam helped me put together this trip at lat...
Spain | Jun 10 - Jun 14, 2024

Joost S.
Sunnyvale, CA | Reviewed on Jun 17, 2024

Adam helped me put together this trip at late notice. He did a stellar job! Barcelona was great and Tossa de Mar at the Costa Brava was even better, with the Kayaking & snorkeling experience as the highlight. Can't wait for the next trip.

Hotel Reviews
Room Mate Anna

Stylish hotel staffed by friendly people. Location is perfect, walking distance from many sights and next to the Passieg de Gracia metro stop. Nice vibes in the lobby and rooftop restaurant with somewhat loud music, which i liked but may or not be for everyone. Room was well appointed, and overall nice, but cleanliness could use some attention. Nothing too bad, but bathroom could use a deep clean.

Authenticity & Character
Next to Passeig de Gracia metro stop and walking distance from many restaurants and sights
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bathrooms not spotless, could use a deep clean.
Hotel Diana
Tossa de Mar

Hotel Diana is a true gem with character. The location is perfect, a couple of steps from the beach (just across the street which has mostly pedestrians) with a view of the Mediterranean. Staff is super friendly and happily shared recommedations for tapas bars, which were very in point (esp bar La Lluna!). My room was big with a partial ocean view. The building structure is European, ie not very sound proof and the furniture isn't the newest, but it didn't bother me since the character and style more than compensated for this. I would highly recommend this hotel to travelers who value comfort and authenticity.

Authenticity & Character
Hotel feels small and intimate
Steps from the beach and 5 minute stroll the old town
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Kayaking & Snorkeling in Costa Brava
Kayaking & Snorkeling in Costa Brava
Costa Brava

Really cool kayaking experience from Tossa de Mar. The coastline is rugged, with lots of rocks sticking out out of the Mediterranean, caves and bays. Mattias, the guide and instructor, was a true professional, guiding us through choppy waters on the way back as the wind has picked up. He was very communicative and pointed out different rock features and led us to nice snorkeling bay with a cool cliff jump (about 15 meters high, fun and slightly scary!).

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Adam Gomez
Adam Gomez
Local specialist in Boulder (Kimkim HQ) | Replied on Jul 04, 2024

Hi Joost,

I am so glad I could help you plan a quick last-minute trip to Barcelona and Costa Brava! ☀️ Thank you for leaving a thorough review for each activity and hotel—this truly gives other travelers more information!

Hotel Diana is in a great location, and I'm so glad you got to experience the local hikes, beach, and views from the hotel! 🙌