Advantages Great for the kids, Great Swimming pools Pools, Friendly Staff, Vast selection of food. Clean.
Disadvantages Expensive inside the hotel, noisy, poor location, gritty steep shelf beach outside the hotel.
Firstly...lets be under no illusions...ITS FOR THE KIDS!
So if your planning a quiet holiday in the sun...NO NOISE..NO CROWDS... I suggest you look elsewhere!
(Unless your taking your holiday out of season when I feel the hotel and its surroundings will be a little less hectic.)
The hotel is located in-between the two resorts.
Pineda to the North (about 10 minutes Walk)
Calella to the South (about 20 minutes walk)
Or if you wish the two resorts are served by a little road train which completes a circuit between the two towns.
About €2.30 for a return ticket or a round trip.
It boasts a 15 minute turn-around time.Sometimes there is only one train in service and a complete circuit can take over an hour!
The train leaves from right outside the hotel....if you miss the train..(OR ITS FULL!).. Judging the next arrival/departure is a bit of a lottery..!
I’m afraid to say the beaches in Pineda and Calella are poor
A Builders Merchant Paradise.
Gritty Sand/aggregate!.....with a steep shelf into the sea.
Take a pair of sandals or flip flops because its impossible to walk (OUCH!)
The beach is easily reached by crossing the road and a subway underneath a railway track (COSTA BRAVA/BARCELONA line) about 5 minutes walk!
I sometimes had the feeling that this hotel was searching for an identity!!At times (In the quiet periods) you could be mistaken that you were in hotel designed to attract the more discerning customer.
Two main swimming pool areas (NORTH AND SOUTH)
The Southern area tends to be the quieter as the north becomes the main family entertainment area during the day.
Both have kiddies paddling pools.
The pools are clean and well maintained.
They are each served by a Snack bar area selling ice creams, crisps, soft drinks alcohol and Tea/coffee etc .
Not Cheap! OWNED BY DICK TURPIN I THINK!
Within the hotel grounds their is a small zoo...Goats, birds, rabbitts etc (Open from 15:00hrs to 17:00hrs only)
A ...9 hole crazy golf...very poor and they charge you over €2 to play. (DICK TURPIN ENTERPRISES!)
Lasts about 10 minutes!
A kiddies play park..slides..
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