Number of rooms: 59
Rate range: From €75 EUR (per room per night)
Owned/Managed by: Hotel Platjador
Clientele: Gay Friendly
We can't introduce you to the Sitges gay friendly Platjador Hotel without first mentioning its absolutely perfect location. Even Lewis Hamilton has never found himself in a pole position like this and, given that the hotel's name translates as Beach of Gold, you can probably work out that the Platja d'Or finds itself overlooking Sitges' main beach. A half-decent pair of tax free binoculars from the airport (or opera glasses if you're feeling on the camp side) will allow you to check out the tanning totty on the sands, but that last comment is for illustration purposes only as we couldn't possibly encourage voyeurism.
It's fair to say that, although the Platja d'Or has an official three star classification, it probably sits at the higher end, especially since its extensive refurbishments in started in 2006 that have now been completed. This is reflected in the price – you'll find three star hotels on this site for less – but what's reflected in a price tends to be reflected in quality, and we know from the past seven years since we first introduced you to this hotel, that the Platja d'Or's high standards continue appeal to regulars and first-timers alike.
The fifth floor bar ensures that you'll never go thirsty, and you can't fail to enjoy lapping up the glorious views from the hotel's roof terrace before, perhaps, doing a circuit or two of the pool or chilling out on a complimentary sunbed.
The restaurant here is stylish and modern, and breakfast gives you the choice of healthy European cold stuff or the kind of artery busting offerings which are the hallmark of these islands. You can, incidentally, book bed and breakfast or half board, so don't forget to specify when you're making your reservation.
Most of the Platja d'Or's 59 rooms are twins(some doubles are available) and all have been refurbished this winter. All are double glazed and air conditioned, with an ensuite bathroom and satellite television. Singles might prefer to go for a twin for sole use rather than for one of the smaller singles but this does cost rather more (undoubtedly worth it, we reckon).
You're given the choice of booking a room with a sea view or a view of the pool. Not all rooms have balconies, though, and we wouldn't be doing our duty as favourite gay holiday company if we didn't warn you that balcony rooms are the first to sell out. So don't come crying to us if you leave it too late.