Number of rooms: 77
Rate range: From €51 EUR (per room per night)
Owned/Managed by: Hotel El Cid
Clientele: Straight Friendly
Before we lash on with all the facts and figures about this perennially popular gay friendly Sitges hotel, we're certainly not going to make out that a holiday at the El Cid represents a week or two wallowing in unadulterated luxury. That said, if you're working to a budget and would rather keep more of your hard earned pennies in your pocket to spend on having a good time, then you'll be more than satisfied with this clean, comfortable Sitges hotel.
Staying at the El Cid means that you're smack bang in the middle of town, so almost everywhere you might want to go to is within easy walking distance, including the town's best bars, clubs and restaurants, with the beach no more than a relaxing five minute walk away.
Hotels like this one don't tend to offer a glittering array of top class facilities but, fairly unusually for a property in the middle of town, there is a swimming pool surrounded by sunbathing terraces with free sunbeds provided. There's also a decent bar (phew!), a very spacious lounge and a dining room which is where continental breakfast, included in your holiday price, is served. And yes – if the thought of negotiating a steep staircase in the wee small hours after a night on the town worries you, there are a couple of lifts as well.
The rooms at the El Cid are furnished in typical Spanish style: dark wood furniture, whitewashed walls and those lovely old fashioned window shutters. Every room has its own ensuite bathroom and, although there are some single rooms on offer, those of you travelling solo can opt for a twin/double room for sole use. And if that wasn't exciting enough, every room has a ceiling fan.