just returned from a 7 day holiday to the bolero apartments. Unfortunately they didn't have a record of our booking, but this was quickly rectified and we were checked in quickly and pleasantly.
We were allocated a room overlooking the pool, which also provided a sea view. The room itself is very basic, however, having been there before we knew what to expect. On the plus side the apartments all have had a flatscreen TV on the wall installed which has BBC 1 and 2. As it was the weather wasn't too great for the first couple of days, therefore, the TV was a welcome bonus. The kitchen area isn't overly equipped. There were no glasses or a toaster, but we overcame these.
There is a shop just before the entrance to the apartments, and we found that their prices were more or less the same as the big supermarket coprado. As such don't buy your larger items from the large supermarkets i.e. water, fizzy drinks etc., as you can just buy them as the small shop and don't have to lug them back to the apartment.
We went to see Barcelona play as the Nou camp. We booked this through one of the local shops and although I hate football, I would recommend it simply for the experience. The trip is so well organised and the price of your ticket includes the bus cost.
The apartments are in a great location and a 5 minute walk takes you to either shops or the beach.
As it was I paid less than £10 per night for the apartment, and left feeling we had had good value for money. Yes the apartments look quite shabby now and could do with an overhaul, but for the price we paid we didn't expect the ritz. Essentially if you are looking for cheap accommodation, then this does the job. On the plus side, the pool area is really pleasant and has a jacuzzi. Again this is let down by the state of the sunbeds which look like they have been in the sun for about 20 years, but once your towel is on them who cares. There is also a distinct shortage of sunbeds which resulted in some people lying about the grass areas on their towels which didn't look too comfortable. There is a pool bar which provides snack foods and drinks. We used this a couple of times - once to buy breakfast and the other time for a lunchtime snack. Both times we found the food fine and freshly prepared. The costs are approximately 3 euros for a pint of lager, chips were 1.7 euros and a toasted sandwich was about 2.7 euros.
All in all we had a good stay. If I had paid £50 per night then yes I would have been unhappy, but for £10 per night I was more than happy.
Request a pool view and these also have a lovely sea view
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