Arrived Barcelona Airport on a sunday afternoon and had no Issues getting a train to Calella.
Train station located at Terminal two. Ticket machine in station is easy to use as you can select preferred language. One way ticket to Calella was just over four Euro's Most of the trains departing here go into Barcelona but just double check with a member of staff before you board the train. Journey to Barcelona Sants station is around 20 mins/El Clot Arago around 25 mins. Change at either of these and take the train to Blanes or Mecanet-Messanges as both trains stop at Calella. This is a lovely journey along the coast. Journey to Calella takes approx 1hr and 15 mins. When you arrive at the station the hotel is around a 15 mins walk. If you dont fancy the walk just wait for the little road train that stops outside the station. They run from 0900-2200 and theres 3/4 per hour. If you ask the driver he will tell you where to get off for the hotel.
Arrived at Amaika, was quickly checked in/took photos for id cards by friendly receptionist who spoke very good english. The lobby was air conditioned and immaculate. Desk with local information and leaflets about excursions etc.
The room we had (612) was a good size and spotlessly clean. Twin beds pushed together, chair that changed to bed, large wardrobe with sliding glass door, small portable tv (remote available for deposit 25 Euro), Balcony with partial seaview and pool view, spare bedding/pillows in wardrobe, safe (available for 15 Euro plus 10 Euro deposit) and air condioned, Bath with shower, seperate shower cubicle. Maid came in everyday and replenished toiletries and replaced towels.
Pool area was on the small side but adequate, plenty of tables and chairs, sunbeds and the whole area was spotlessly clean.
Entertainment was average, A couple of good acts on during the week, some kids activities (may be more during school holidays).
Most of bar staff very friendly and chatty, a couple were not so chatty but always polite.
All inclusive drinks choice good, we didnt queue at all. Table service available for Self catering guests.
Restaurant was clean, tidy and well maintained. Food was ok, you wouldnt go hungry but dont expect gourmet meals. Remember you are in Spain and they are catering for many nationalities...dont expect food to be as it is back at home. Wine, beer and soft drinks available with Dinner. Fruit juices , Tea and Coffee with breakfast and lunch. No drinks available during snack bar times.
Calella is a massive resort with something for everyone. Lovely long sandy beaches with a variety beach bars (HTOP bar gives you 50% off drinks), pedalo hire, bouncy castle, Beach volleyball, Sunbed and parasols available unsure of cost but if you book via reception a discount can be obtained. There are shops galore, Tobaconnist, Mcdonalds, shop that sells excursions opposite hotel . Try Casa Carlos for a lovely evening meal, English breakfast for 4 Euros at Top tavern.There are just so many places to eat and drink. Theres lovely little spanish streets and squares.
Dont forget the FREE HTOP bus - book with reception before 7pm the day before and have lunch at anyone of the other hotels within the group. We had the day in Lloret de mar and took a scenic boat trip to Tossa de mar, About 30-40 min trip each way for 15Euro each.
All in all a very good hotel and resort,value for money... would definately go back ! Please bear in mind this is a cheap and cheerful holiday and by no means luxurious !
- Also Known As:
- h Top Amaika Calella
- Amaika Hotel
- Hotel h Top Amaika
- Amaika Hotel Calella
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- H. TOP Amaika is located in Calella (Barcelona), at 72 km. from the airport of Barcelona and 62 km. from city centre where you will find the famous "Ramblas" and the beautiful world of Gaudi architecture. Luxury interior decoration is based in "Titanic" style. From the balcony of one of its guestrooms you will behold views over the swimming pool or the beautiful surroundings. All equiped with a/c, color satellite TV, safe-deposit box, hairdryer, bath tub and shower, direct dial telephone and mini bar. Mini-club, entertainment, swimming pool, lobby Internet PC, exercise room, sauna, jacuzzi, medical service 24, car rental, laundry, tours, parking and more...(Some of these services may not be included in the price) Also available suites and conference rooms. ... more less
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