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Reviews of Grand Hôtel Du Lido 3 stars

50, Boulevard De La Mer, 66700 Argelès-sur-Mer, France

#14 of 28 hotels in Argelès-sur-Mer

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Based on 369 hotel reviews

8.1

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.4

  • Comfort

    7.8

  • Location

    8.8

  • Facilities

    7.8

  • Staff

    8.6

  • Value for money

    7.2

  • Free WiFi

    6.8

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  • Reviewed: 19 July 2018

    5.4
    Nice hotel but didn't like our room. Lovely beach and a couple of great restaurants nearby.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Balcony - Lateral Sea View
    • Stayed 7 nights

    We had a terrace room which wasn't very private. Our terrace backed onto the restaurant which was quite awkward if you wanted to sit out whilst people were eating. We also had to get to the room next to the kitchen which was very nice and our room would always smell of the cooking each day.

    Lovely hotel and right on the beach which is beautiful.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 July 2018

    7.5
    Definitely not value for money,better suited for French tourists,pleasant because of the location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 3 nights

    I booked a room with balcony (as we are both smokers) on arrival was told we were in the annex and if we wanted to be in the main hotel we had to pay an extra 40 Euro per night which we did, booking,com or the hotel itself should advise prior to arrival or make it clear that we were booked in the annex.Breakfast was included but had to pay 6 euro extra for two fried eggs !! Not very much English spoken.

    Location and the swimming pool area

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 15 July 2018

    6.3
    Enjoyable to a point, but could have been better
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Reception staff could have been more helpful. As usual people were allowed to put towels on poolside loungers when they were not there for hours. Not enough poolside umbrellas to provide shade. Unfortunately my wife suffered food poisoning on our last evening but decided not to inform the hotel staff as she could not be sure that it was something she ate at the hotel. Waiters and waitresses no where near as efficient on our second evening.

    The situation of the hotel to beach was good. To be able to have a help yourself breakfast outside. To enjoy our evening meal outside. Most of the waiters/ waitresses were friendly and smiling. Reception staff could learn a lesson from them as they were so miserable. Efficient waiters / waitresses on our first evening

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 May 2018

    6.7
    Nice restaurant with good selection of product.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nice hôtel location next to the sea side but hotel difficult to access from highway. Room were clean but need some refreshment

    Nice restaurant with good selection of product. Daily menu was excellent at a decent price.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 October 2017

    6.7
    We only stayed one night and it was ok for that- typical beach hotel but location made it expensive
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Impersonal reception, parking spaces too tight.Long, steep outside steps to our room in the annexe. Expensive .

    Close to beach, breakfast by pool was excellent but expensive

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 September 2017

    3.0
    The hotel is old and tired the bedroom is very tired and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Balcony - Lateral Sea View
    • Stayed 1 night

    The hotel is old and tired the bedroom is very tired and looked gruby with damaged bath and tiles.The balcony needs repainting and had weeds growing through it.Over all staying here is like going back in time!!!!

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 September 2017

    7.5
    The evening meal was excellent and the waiting staff some of...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 1 night

    The evening meal was excellent and the waiting staff some of the best we have ever encountered. Incredibly courteous,happy and efficient, a real credit to the hotel. The bar was excellenty stocked with digestifs too!

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 August 2017

    4.2
    uncomfortable, poor quality rooms
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 9 nights

    Beds were really uncomfortable, manager came to look at them, never saw him again. Investment in the rooms stopped in the 1970s. Some of the ladies on reception need to go on a customer care course, really miserable and outright rude. Real shame because the hotel could be fantastic. I would never go back.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 June 2017

    7.1
    Position of the hotel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Towels very worn and thin. Very poor Vegetarian main meal was a small selection of vegetables, although it was well cooked and presented this was very disappointing .

    Position of the hotel. Off road parking. Friendly staff.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 May 2017

    8.8
    A delightful and comfortable location with good facilities
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    N/a

    Good idea having a fridge in the room. Enjoyed the room ambience and decor with the terrace adding privacy which was appreciated. We did not have a sea view, but this was not a problem for us.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 May 2017

    7.9
    Staff is very very nice.
    • Solo traveller
    • Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 1 night

    The bathroom is very very small, one must climb over the toilet to get into the shower. The bed is a normal 140cm-wide bed and the part of the room in which is stands is just a little bit larger than the bed. The room has a second part with a sofa and a small table and then a nice terrace, so, although it is small it does not give the feeling of being constricted. The hotel is outside of the town, there is no alternative restaurant nearby so you almost "must" dinner at the hotel. The menu is not cheap (35 Euros, drinks extra), but it is of excellent quality and - witch cheeses and deserts - abundant, so in the end the price is perfectly justified.

    Staff is very very nice. The hotel has a nice little pool and is directly on the beach only separated by a small pine-tree forest, that for sure spends nice shadow and adds to a perfect climate in summer. The sand beach is large and long. I could park my car for free just in front of the hotel entry. It is in a very quiet neighbourhood. Food quality is excellent. There is a wonderful variety of french cheeses included in the menu and furthermore a variety to choose from sweets, creams, cakes, mousse, fruit... for dessert. The room has a nice terrace.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 October 2016

    9.6
    Beach side luxury with friendly staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Balcony - Lateral Sea View
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Superb location on the beach. Lovely room with balcony overlooking the pool. Friendly staff, slightly manic waiters which made dinner an interesting experience.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 6 October 2016

    10
    A warm, welcoming beachside place among the pines
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Living Room - Sea View and Terrace
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The food is good, but not always excellent. Avoid paella night with dry rice and little taste. But puddings and first courses are fine.

    Fantastic pool and situation on the beach - very helpful staff - great cheeseboard - poolside breakfasts - easy parking - fine rooms and balconies, some looking out to sea - great out of season when the families have gone home.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 23 September 2016

    9.2
    Great Place...Stay in the main Hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The rooms across the road from the Hotel are obviously older and are quite close to the staff rooms where on one occasion put on 'loud' music at 8.50pm on a Sunday??. Pay the extra and stay in the main Hotel

    Close to the beach and a well kept property with plenty of facilities

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 7 September 2016

    8.8
    Original and authentic
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Could do with drinks service on beach and later service in the evening for drinks

    Location and French style and not over precious . Tree lined beach front

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 14 August 2016

    9.2
    This medium beach hotel is very nice and with many weekly...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The "Arla del a mer" town is not nice - a total circus - to many tourists. ( but you only need to stay at the hotel 🙂) No serving at the beach club - this is bad.

    This medium beach hotel is very nice and with many weekly events - the personnel is very friendly and helpfully. The beach club is nice - but there is no serving. The restaurant is in top class - go for the normal 4 course menu - you will not be disappointed- and choose the cheese course and make your choise out of 25 different types of cheese. The pool area and also the surroundings is kept very clean. It's a nice pool with a nice size.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 July 2018

    9.6
    Location, restaurant, staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Location, restaurant, staff

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 12 July 2018

    10
    Perfect holiday feel
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Small amazing staff food location and pool

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 July 2018

    7.1
    Good location right by the beach but a fair walk into town
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Balcony - Lateral Sea View
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Restaurant was quite pricey but good quality

    Good location right by the beach but a fair walk into town

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 May 2018

    8.3
    great location right on beach, nice quiet and relaxing
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 2 nights

    huge beach on the doorstep. Plenty of sunloungers around the pool

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 April 2018

    9.6
    Near sea
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Room with Balcony - Lateral Sea View
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Near sea Ok

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 July 2017

    8.8
    Perfect for a beach and bike vacation in the Pyrenees.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 8 nights

    Room was plain and bed was uncomfortable.

    The staff was excellent and location perfect for our beach/bike vacation.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 July 2017

    7.1
    Staff were excellent.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Balcony - Lateral Sea View
    • Stayed 7 nights

    Hard,uncomfortable mattress!

    Staff were excellent.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 July 2017

    7.5
    Location to beach
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Not many restaurants near by, have to walk about 20mins. Didn't like that you have to pay for lounges at beach

    Beach was amazing

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 May 2017

    10
    Wonderful Hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The staff were excellent the setting was lovely!

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 May 2017

    5.8
    Avoid the restaurant but enjoy the beach and pool!
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Room with Balcony - Lateral Sea View
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The restaurant service both for breakfast and dinner was poor, as was the quality of the food.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 May 2017

    8.8
    Unfortunately we were out of season and not many restaurants open.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Balcony - Lateral Sea View
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bigger cups for tea or coffee on the patio

    Thought breakfast was very expensive

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 May 2017

    7.5
    Right on the beach.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    No coffee maker

    Right on the beach. Balconies have sea view

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 May 2017

    5.0
    3
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Balcony - Lateral Sea View
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    In check out the front disk got mistske in bill and they do not fill sorry Wife baad Room carpet

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 September 2016

    8.8
    Good brekky on terrace.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Balcony - Lateral Sea View
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Difficult to gain access to hotel after 11 pm

    Good brekky on terrace. Great position

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 22 September 2016

    7.1
    Staff were smiley, great location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Living Room - Sea View and Terrace
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Room a bit small and dowdy

    Staff were smiley, great location

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 17 September 2016

    2.9
    A dirty place with very small rooms and unfriendly staff! The only positive note: close to the beach
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Room with Living Room - Sea View and Terrace
    • Stayed 1 night

    I didn't like anything at this hotel!

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 12 September 2016

    6.3
    Good little private beach
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Some of the reception staff were not very welcoming

    Good location right by the beach Private beach

    Stayed in September 2016

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  • Reviewed: 16 May 2016

    7.5
    Although not asked for, we were given a room with a lovely...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Would be nice to have tea/coffee making facilities in the room but it's no big deal

    Although not asked for, we were given a room with a lovely sea view. Staff were very friendly & helpful

  • Reviewed: 8 May 2016

    7.5
    The hotel was right on the beach and we had a nice balcony...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The breakfast was overpriced and not good. The selection of breads and pastries was fine but only one cheese and some ham. Any egg dish was also extra on top of the 13 euros you paid for the breakfast. The coffee was also weak and from a machine. The restaurant there was also quite expensive and we did not try it out. There were plenty of other delicious choices nearby.

    The hotel was right on the beach and we had a nice balcony with a view of the sea. It was far away enough from all the noise and people on the boardwalk but still within walking distance of restaurants and shops.

  • Reviewed: 4 October 2015

    5.0
    Location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Outdated, shabby room with dusty, dirty carpet & curtains; half-broken safe box, no refrigerator or water glasses (flimsy plastic cups were provided when we moved in and never were replaced)

    Location

  • Reviewed: 26 September 2015

    7.5
    This is designated (France) 3* - if it had a few additional...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    If you try to return to the hotel after 21.30 in the evening it proved difficult to get in until the attracting the attention (from outside) of the consiarge on the inside. Hotel parking free but very tight

    This is designated (France) 3* - if it had a few additional amenities such as a fridge in the room, an in room safe (that worked), a 24 hour manned reception it would certainly rate 4* Restaurant and food excellent Staff very helpful but some knowledge of French would be equally helpful Overall good experience with a 7 kilometre sand beach and some hotel private beach amenities immediately available.

  • Reviewed: 14 September 2015

    7.9
    The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was typical...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was typical for a budget-minded beachside resort. We had a view of the sea from our bed. The location was good, though a bit of walk to get to town center (restaurants/shopping). They have free onsite parking, but you need a compact car.

  • Reviewed: 12 September 2015

    8.8
    The swimming pool, access straight onto the beach and the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Some of the other guests had pets (maily dogs) in their rooms. We had two growling dogs next to us.

    The swimming pool, access straight onto the beach and the food in restaurant, superb. This hotel was not a disappointment

  • Reviewed: 30 July 2015

    8.8
    We had a room with balcony and a lateral sea view on the top...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Although we are used to a firm bed we found this bed quite hard and after 4 nights it was becoming somewhat uncomfortable. Wifi in the room was a bit slow sometimes but excellent in the computer room.

    We had a room with balcony and a lateral sea view on the top floor. This was excellent, and since we were on the north side of the building it did not get as hot as it would have on the front or south side. The gardens and general setting was very pleasant, and we also enjoyed sitting outside by the pool for breakfast.

  • Reviewed: 17 June 2015

    7.1
    Swimming pool was lovely.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Bedroom was a bit cramped at the entrance they could have pushed the bed into the middle of the room. Bed was awful it was so hard I couldn't sleep on it.

    Swimming pool was lovely. Hotel very clean. Nice location.

  • Reviewed: 14 June 2015

    7.1
    Location, hotel's general facilities and common areas.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Bedroom small and basic. Musty stale smell in the room. Back room of annexe. Not a good room for the amount charged

    Location, hotel's general facilities and common areas. Felt like you were staying in top class hotel

  • Reviewed: 14 June 2015

    9.6
    The hotel is beautifully positioned next to the beach with...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No bad experiences.

    The hotel is beautifully positioned next to the beach with stunning views. We were lucky enough to overlook the sea from a generous balcony. The servicing of the room was excellent and without exception everyone from the Patron down was polite, helpful and friendly.

  • Reviewed: 8 June 2015

    9.0
    the lay out of the main hotel gardens ,pool, Not so good...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    the lay out of the main hotel gardens ,pool, Not so good was my room across the road up some stairs.poor outlook and very hot. All your staff very friendly and caring and efficient.

  • Reviewed: 8 June 2015

    3.8
    You can walk directly on to the beach, which has a sectioned...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The Grand Hotel du Lido was the last stop of our trip across France. We were in a double room in the annexe across the road. The building/room was very dated, it wasn't overly clean and I was bitten when I got under the bedsheets. The walls gave no soundproofing so we could hear the people in the next room. There is free wifi, however this only worked for one of us, although I'm not sure why this was. We also didn't like the area of Argeles, which was a little disappointing but down to poor research on our part when picking where to stay. Overall, we found this hotel overpriced given that for the same amount of money we had stayed in two lovely privately ran guesthouses where breakfast was included in the price.

    You can walk directly on to the beach, which has a sectioned off area specifically for the hotel guests, and it has it's own pool. Parking is also free.

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2016

    8.8
    Location, setting, staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Location, setting, staff

  • Reviewed: 8 May 2016

    10
    Nice hotel, next to the Beach.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Shower / Bathroom never seen this before.

    Nice hotel, next to the Beach. Staff very friendly. Bed comfortable.Room with Seaview.

  • Reviewed: 24 September 2015

    10
    Lovely pool area and right on the beach
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Lovely pool area and right on the beach

  • Reviewed: 10 September 2015

    10
    Superb Hotel - Excellent, cheerful and efficient staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Superb Hotel - Excellent, cheerful and efficient staff. Tremendous cuisine, close to beach

  • Reviewed: 27 August 2015

    7.5
    Nice pool.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Bed very small

    Nice pool. Great beach.

  • Reviewed: 21 August 2015

    7.5
    Very good hotel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Very good hotel. The pool was good. It was nice to have breakfast on the terrace. Out room was in the extension across the road but it was very good.

  • Reviewed: 20 August 2015

    10
    Good location, very peaceful, balcony, nice staff and a car...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Good location, very peaceful, balcony, nice staff and a car park. Good pool and some live entertainment in the evenings.

  • Reviewed: 12 July 2015

    9.2
    location and helpfulness of staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    the rubber mattress protector

    location and helpfulness of staff

  • Reviewed: 1 June 2015

    9.6
    Alles.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    In verhouding is de lift te klein (2pers.) Parking idem.

    Alles. Vooral de ligging t.o.v. de zee is ideaal. Zeer vriendelijk en attent personeel.

  • Reviewed: 4 May 2015

    10
    We looked forward to relaxing by the pool after a day out...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    We looked forward to relaxing by the pool after a day out and then a delicious dinner.

  • Reviewed: 4 May 2015

    9.2
    Balcony had a lateral view of the sea
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Balcony had a lateral view of the sea

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