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“Nice hotel, simple, good food, great staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Continental
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avinguda de Puerto Rico, 3, 17320 Tossa de Mar, Spain   |  
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Ranked #30 of 43 hotels in Tossa de Mar
Larne, United Kingdom
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“Nice hotel, simple, good food, great staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Spent 9 nights here at the start of September, the room was big enough and clean and tidy. The room was refreshed each day if you wanted it. The Hotel had given us our request of a high floor and double bed with side sea view and views of the mountains. No one looking in at us from another hotel. The variety of food was limited but it was always presented well and meals were hot and very enjoyable. The Hotel would not profit if it had a larger range of food as there would be too much wastage. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. Most of them would speak some English. The pool area was nice and relaxing. Hotel situated at the quieter end of Tossa de Mar, only a few minutes walk to the supermarket, post office and main tourist shopping area. A pleasant walk through the narrow streets to the beach took fifteen minutes at a leisurely pace. The beach was always kept clean. The views were breath taking from the wonderful castle at the end of the beach. We had a great time and would go back again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We spend here 7 days and were occupying room for 3. About the room, very simple, for us the most missing things were a ... kettle and fridge. Still less than there is no chance to get a glass of water os some hot beverages during the lunch or even supper.
Room was refreshing every single day (always fresh towels) but what's about shower gel and soap?? (One sachet for one bath). Once we moved small cabinet we found out a big layer of dust!!! It looks like hasn't been cleaned since weeks.
One more, very important - many of leaks on the walls as we occupied corner room.
The food was great, in our opinion everybudy could find something good. Big range of vegetables, fish, meat, seafood and deserts.
Staff very friendly, even in basic English (as mine) we could go deal with everything.
Summary nice and very cheap place, for not really modern hotel the standard is enough.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

we stayed for a week at the start of sept, initailly stayed in the side rooms, very small,just enough space for one person to move around at a time.But good staff, was no problem,moved next day, moved to room facing the pool, much bigger, better layout. rooms cleaned regulary. there is aircon and free wifi, signal will struggle in rooms and pool, but it's free.The pool is cleaned and has height markings which is good. where the hotel lets itself down is that it's very dated and a refurbishment is long overdue. it's in a good location, 10-15 min walk to shops, supermarket and beach. only 4 mins from bus station, visit lloret de mar, 3.50 eur return.(15mins). The breakfast is continental, but of very low standard and poor quality. consists of 5 trays. thin cheese, two types of processed ham, hot dog sausage, cold hard boil egg. and stale rolls. There is inadequate toaster that takes 10 mins!!!!just see the angry queue grow!!!lol. no real entertainment at night which is duplicated throughout the town is another negative. in all a good budget hotel for sleeping, cleaniness,pool, good staff but eat the breakfast out of necessity and not for enjoyment.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a week at start of september. We asked to be moved from the first room as it was so small i felt closed in. The staff were helpful and moved us to a room facing the pool which was much bigger. The hotel was clean. Freindly helpful staff. Absolutely no entertainment though. The breakfast was the WORST I have ever experienced in any hotel. Stale rolls. Cold hotdogs. Cheap meat and cheese. We thought we got lucky when we spotted a bowl of fruit only to find it was plastic! Nice pool though. What can i say...dont eat here!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

My husband and I have just returned from a fabulous 11 days at the Continental.
This hotel is not disguised as a upmarket hotel with poor service. It is a homely, friendly, welcoming hotel with good staff.
The rooms were adequate for our needs. They were kept very clean and beds comfortable.
Our little balcony overlooked the bus station and the town. Ideal for "people watching".
The food; OK so its a continental breakfast. I still was full after each breakfast.
Evening meals were always VERY GOOD.
The choice was limited compared with some larger hotel chains, but this is family run, and ample for all guests. I prefer to have a smaller selection of very well cooked food than loads of choice which is all awful.
The chef was very attentive and in my opinion, produced very good quality food. His Chicken is to die for!!!!
On the whole, I would not hesitate to go back to this hotel. Many guests I talked to come back many times.
Tossa de Mar is a beautiful place, and the hotel made our stay a home from home.
Go on, give it a try. What do you want for your money? You wont be disappointed if you don't expect the Ritz. Get real people!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

I have just come back from a five day holiday in this hotel with my friend. We wanted a nice pool and lots of sunshine, and that is exactly what we got! This hotel is located in a small town, with plenty of bars, pubs and restaurants. There is also a good supermarket within a couple of minutes walk. The rooms are small, and the decor is dated, but the Aircon was good and the hotel is, as others have mentioned, very clean and well-kept. The pool is unheated but is a good size if you want to do a few lengths. The only bad thing about this hotel, in my view, was the sun loungers. They are not adjustable, which means that you have to lie down on them, and can't sit up comfortably to read. There also aren't many umbrellas around, but there is some shade under the trees. There was good Wi-Fi within the hotel, although it was patchy by the pool.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

I stayed for one week half board at this hotel.

Positives:

Clean hotel overall.
Room size although a little small was perfectly fine for the price.
Friendly and helpful staff.
WIFI included in price.


Negatives:

The food was mostly disgraceful and let the hotel down. Very poor variety, for example breakfast mainly consisted of cake, cornflakes, cheap hams, boiled eggs. It wouldn't cost them much to have a Muesli. On my last day the frankfurters were infested with ants, however after a guest reported it they quickly dealt with the problem.

Dinner was slightly better than breakfast however the selection was still poor.

Overall if you want only a room this is very good value but if you want to eat here forget it. I can imagine getting better food in prison.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Avinguda de Puerto Rico, 3, 17320 Tossa de Mar, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Tossa de Mar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 43 hotels in Tossa de Mar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Continental 3*
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Continental Hotel Tossa De Mar
Hotel Continental Tossa De Mar, Costa Brava, Spain

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