Coastal hotel breaks

Many people like the idea relaxing in a seafront hotel, but are often put off by the over-crowded, over-developed mainstream resorts that have grown over the years throughout Europe and the Med. Headwater's specially selected range of hand-picked coastal hotels are a world away from the mainstream seaside hotel chains and provide a glorious mix: unspoilt white sandy beaches, hidden pine-fringed coves, coral-lined sea grottoes and traditional fishing villages. Choose two nights or two weeks - the choice is yours!

Below is our range of coastal break hotels

Click on the appropriate hotel title for full details, take a look at our activities section for further information about our short hotel breaks or use the links on the right.

Hotel Almadraba Park

Short hotel break in spain

Owned by the Subirós family, the Almadraba Park is in an enviable location. Set above the Bay of Roses with steps down to the beach, it has a fabulous panoramic swimming pool and the most perfect cocktail lawn for pre-dinner drinks with 180 degree views. The modern building has spacious rooms simply presented, each of them with a balcony. Great care is taken with customer service and Señor Subirós often greets his guests in the evening before dinner. There is also a tennis court if you feel energetic!

  • Location: Roses
  • Hotel type: Coastal
  • Rating: 4 Star

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Hotel Garbi

Short hotel break in spain

The Hotel Garbi is located on the hillside overlooking the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell with its own extensive gardens, shaded by pines.
The Hotel is family-run and has a warm welcoming atmosphere where its friendly staff will do their utmost to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible.
The hotel also has a car park-for anyone who would like to drive to this hotel.

  • Location: Calella de Palafrugell
  • Hotel type: Coastal
  • Rating: 3 Star

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Hotel Palazzo Murat

Short hotel break in italy

The Palazzo Murat is an optional upgrade in Positano to Casa Albertina.
Situated in the very heart of the picturesque town of Positano, just a stone's throw from the beach, the Palazzo Murat is a restored 18C palazzo which has been tastefully restored and furnished to reflect its original baroque architecture.
The hotel gets its name from Napoleon's brother in law, Gioacchino Murat, who became the King of Naples in 1808 and who used the palazzo as his summer residence.
Breakfast here is a treat! Served in the hotel's private garden, a sumptuous buffet includes homemade pasticcerie. There is also a cocktail bar in the hotel's courtyard which opens in time for evening aperitivi.
The hotel upgrade supplement for the 2 night stay in Positano from the 3* Casa Albertina to the 4* Palazzo Murat is £14pppn for all dates, for a twin garden view room which is the standard room.
For room upgrade supplements to the superior, deluxe and special deluxe rooms, please see below. This is in addition to the hotel upgrade supplement of £14 pppn.
Stays are on a B+B basis and based on 2 people sharing a double room.

  • Location: Positano
  • Hotel type: Coastal
  • Rating: 4 star

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Hotel Printania

Short hotel break in france

With its superb location a short 50m stroll from Dinard's main beach and situated right on the sea front looking out towards St Malo, the views from the Hotel Printania are fantastic! The hotel seems more like a museum in style: its quintessionally Breton public rooms - including a sitting room with piano which guests are welcome to play! - all feature the carved wooden furniture typical to the area, as well as paintings by local artists and Henriot Quimper porcelain.
All 55 rooms are ensuite and all are individually decorated with characteristic Breton detail. Headwater customers stay in the delightful upgraded sea view rooms.
Please note that the triple rooms at this hotel only have a double bed and a single bed; 3 bedded rooms are not available.

  • Location: Dinard
  • Hotel type: Coastal
  • Rating: 3 Star

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Hotel Ta Cenc

Short hotel break in Gozo

The Hotel Ta'Cenc has an inimitable setting, scattered across the Ta'Cenc cliffs, just near the town of Sannat. This is the highest point on the island, and the views from the hotel's 400 acres of ground sweep across the entire island to the sea, even taking in Malta and Comino.
The hotel offers two enormous outdoor swimming pools and a heated indoor/outdoor pool in the spa area where treatments can be booked (payable locally). The hotel also offers a fitness centre and has tranquil gardens and the bar terrace overlooks the pool and surrounding countryside. The building itself has been built on one level to blend in sensitively with the natural surroundings, and guests are accommodated in individual air-conditioned stone bungalows, each with its own terrace or small garden.
The standard double or twin rooms are spacious and have a private terrace or patio. The standard double rooms have a Super King size bed (75' width) and the twin rooms have 2 x single beds (37' width). Both are equipped with satellite television, minibar, safety deposit box, air conditioning/ heating, tea and coffee making facilities, a trouser press and en-suite bathrooms with hairdryers. Meals are usually served al fresco on the patio under a 200-year old carob tree or in the main restaurant.

  • Location: Sannat
  • Hotel type: Coastal
  • Rating: 5 Star

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Quinta da Bela Vista

Short hotel break in portugal

The luxury 5-star family-run Quinta da Bela Vista, one of the most exclusive hotels on Madeira, commands fabulous panoramic views of Funchal from its hillside location on the edge of the city.
All the rooms are stylishly furnished and you'll come across original paintings and rare antiques throughout the buildings. There are two fine restaurants, heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and tennis court. A regular complimentary day time shuttle service is provided to and from Funchal, and there are beautifully established private gardens if you just want to relax.

  • Location: Funchal
  • Hotel type: Coastal
  • Rating: 5 star

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