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Mar Blau Tossa Hotel
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avinguda Costa Brava 16, 17320 Tossa de Mar, Spain   |  
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Ranked #11 of 43 Hotels in Tossa de Mar
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“Hospitable owners and wonderful atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The home-like, cozy atmosphere of the hotel secured by the older couple running the hotel is a big advantage of this hotel. Friendly and helpful service in addition to clean, freshly renovated, spacious rooms is a perfect combination to relax and enjoy the vacation. Breakfasts are just perfect not to feel hungry and in the meantime not to overeat. If you choose river window view it’ll be much quieter than to the street, but be prepared for fan instead of air conditioner. In early September when the daytime heat is moderate, these rooms are not only better but also cheaper option, and in addition have side views to the mountains and the sea. Tossa is a nice small family resort with beautiful castle and nature around with Mar Blau being a zest in the middle of all the tourist places. Thank you for making our vacation so wonderful!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kelowna
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stayed three nights in the Mar Blau and found it to be well located (close to beach, to shopping, and to good, reasonably priced restaurants), quiet and clean. The room was well-appointed and spacious and we did have a fridge. Staff were very friendly and accommodating.

Others have mentioned the breakfast: we found it to be a fairly light and healthy European style breakfast with yogurt, pastries, meat slices and cheese. This was perfect for us, but heavy eaters looking for a lot of choice might be disappointed.

Room Tip: Any room with a "partial sea view" puts you on the back, much quieter, side of the hotel...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Well-located and newly renovated hotel in a city that, while beautiful, completely disappointed me. We ended up spending lots of time in the hotel as the beaches were much too overcrowded and the general ambience of the place very cheap-tourism-like. Large breakfasts in the morning were a good way to start the day, and the reception team was very kind. Our room was very large, wiht a small terrace, a large bathroom, a mini-bar and a TV as well as aircondition (which we could not however control, but was at a comfortable temperature). Very good price-quality value.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

A simple but spotlessly clean hotel. The couple that have run the hotel for over forty years are wonderfully friendly and speak English and French as well as Catalan and Spanish. The rooms were simple, the beds comfortable, the breakfast good. A parking spot can be included for a small daily fee. All in all excellent value for money - I would return there again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester
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17 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I booked a superior room through booking.com. The room was as described, TV and fridge both provided and the room was light, spacious and felt relatively newly redecorated/refurbed. Balcony backed onto the rear of the hotel where there is a dry riverbed providing no noise from outside.

Something to bear in mind is the rooms are not air conditioned (at least mine wasn't). A bedside fan was provided but being in the middle of summer the room got warm. Anyone struggling to sleep in the heat might want to look at other options including a/con. The room was cleaned every day.

The breakfast was the same each day, fresh bread products, cheese, meat and jams. After a week it did get a little bit boring. Service was always good and the hotel has a good family feeling to it. The staff are always polite and helpful.

The hotel is located conveniently for the beach and centre. A 3-5 minute stroll gets you to the beach and centre where you'll find restaurants and bars.

Room Tip: Try to get a superior room at the rear of the hotel so you're not overlooking the main road.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Besides the fact that our room looked nothing like on the pictures shown on the booking website (I booked through booking.com), I would very much recommend this hotel if you are looking for a clean and comfortable place to stay.

The rooms are simple, no TV (who needs it anyway in a beautiful place like Tossa de Mar?!) or fridge, but the room was very clean, breakfast is included, and the beds are comfortable.
The owners are very friendly and eager to explain directions to various beaches and have excellent recommendations for restaurants.

The hotel is very central, only about a 1 min walk from the main street with all the shops and restaurants.

At the time of my booking, it was possible to also book a parking spot for 10 Euros a day. Be aware that the parking lot is NOT directly by the hotel, but about 3 mins walking time in a different area.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Nice hotel, reasonably priced. No air-condition, tv or fridge in our room, although it stands on the booking-website that it is included in every room. Our room was neither new or renovated as the room on the pictures on the bookingwebsite. We had our balcony towards the mainstreet witch was quite noisy on the evenings, booth weekdays and weekend. It was hard to sleep with the balcony open, but got to warm without air-condition and with only to small noisy fans as an option... The breakfast that was included was NOT A BUFFE, it stood ready on a tables in the restaurant in the mornings. The owners are friendly, the bar is cheap so i really recommend it!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mar Blau Tossa Hotel

Address: Avinguda Costa Brava 16, 17320 Tossa de Mar, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Tossa de Mar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Tossa de Mar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Mar Blau Tossa Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 40
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