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Nieves Mar
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ps Maritim 8, 17130 L'Escala, Spain   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 hotels in L'Escala
Quebec, Canada
1 review
“We'll be back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2007

Excellent value, clean rooms, friendly staff and very well located. We stayed for 11 nights and have no complaints. The room we booked was available as arranged. There was a problem with the balcony door, however, we were able to change rooms the next day. Parking is free and there was always space. If you've been to Escala you'll know why that is important.
Being able to speak Spanish or French is a definite asset as english is not spoken by most of the staff.
Breakfast buffet was fresh and ample. Occasional changes to the menu would have been nice, but there was sufficient variety each day.
We spoke to several of the other guests and found that many were repeat visitors. The staff seem to have been there a while also as they greeted new arrivals as old acquaintances.
If you're used to having an iron in your room, you'll be disappointed. However, one is available from housekeeping and the laundry/pressing service is fast and inexpensive.

  • Liked — Location, rooms, value
  • Disliked — Nothing - for a 3 star hotel it would be hard to beat
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2006

We stayed at the Nieves Mar for 3 nights in May. i think the hotel is the largest in l'Escala and is ideal for the beaches and is only a short walk to nearby cafes, restaurants etc. The hotel is popular with French tourists.

The hotel has a large swimming pool which was empty for most of the time we were there, probably becasue the water temperature was a bit on the cold side!

You can have food and drinks beside the pool. Staff were friendly but not the quickest. In the evening they were also not too keen to keep the bar open any longer than necessary which we found a bit strange.

Our room was on the top floor and overlooked the pool with it's own balcony. We had a great view across the town and on to the sea. The room was a good size with a nice bathroom and decent shower. It was also cleaned daily with new towels & bed linen provided. Air conditioning wasn't the greatest but there were shutters on the patio doors which helped to cool the room down. We also forgot to ask for a double bed so ended up with twin beds - I understand this is standard in Spain. Remember this if you're there on a romantic break!

Facilities in the room were basic . TV only had Spanish channels so was no good. No tea/coffee making facilities but there was a mini bar. There was also no iron (although there was one available from reception).

We never used the restaurant but it looked popular and was open to non residents. Breakfast was self service with a good selection of bread, cheeses and cold meat.

Overall the hotel was a good to place to stay mainly due to it's location. It did feel a little 'tired' but perhaps it was because we visited before the busy summer season. Given that l'Escala is only a small town then it does the job adequately and we did have a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2005

Stayed here for two nights. The hotel is about a 5-10 mins walk from the centre of L'Escala. Most rooms have a good sized balacony overlooking the pool and bay. Rooms are very modern with good bathrooms and good a/c. Breakfast is fairly average but not bad. Not much atmosphere but overall a good, clean, modern hotel with good sized rooms. Probably the best option in L'Escala.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Nieves Mar

Address: Ps Maritim 8, 17130 L'Escala, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > L'Escala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 hotels in L'Escala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Nieves Mar 3*
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Also Known As:
Nieves Mar l Escala
Nieves Mar Spain/Costa Brava

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