We stayed six weeks during the summer of 2011 and had an absolutely wonderful time. The house managers were there to meet us on arrival and were a constant help, when necessary, throughout our entire stay. During our stay, we had groups ranging from just the four of us to as many as nine people. We never felt crowded or on top of each other, and we also had places where all of us could spend time together if we wanted to. We had lovely days lounging in the mountain sun by the pool, and we had many, many lovely excursions into the surrounding area. Some of our best moments involved food, drink, friends, and family on one of the many patios with the incredible views of the village and the mountains. It was definitely a holiday to remember fondly.
Arles-sur-Tech is a lovely Catalan village with bakeries, restaurants, and a small grocery store. It certainly has everything to keep a family busy and supplied during a stay. Nothing in the village is more than a ten-minute walk, at most, from the front door of La Paloma. The surrounding area includes small mountain towns, larger towns with fantastic weekly markets, the beach, several museums, vineyards, and countless places for excursions and day trips.
The only issues that came up during our stay involved the pool and the internet. We had issues with internet connectivity that ended up being a dead router, and the pool was constantly going green. I cant fault anyone for being inattentive to the pool it seemed the like the pool guys were there on an almost daily basis but just couldnt quite get it right.
If what youre looking for is an affordable place for a large group, then you really couldnt go wrong with La Paloma. We hope to return someday.