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Hotel Stella Maris
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av Vila de Madrid 18, 17300 Blanes, Spain   |  
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Ranked #7 of 23 hotels in Blanes
London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the Stella Maris for 3 nights on a half board basis in April. Wonderful time to go, as hotel and resort not crowded. Rooms were spotless, well serviced and very functional. Certain extras like a safe in the room had to be paid for, but it was extraordinary good value, with a buffet style dinner included which was limited but quite tasty. Is close to the camping areas so would imagine in season is very crowded and noisy, but lovely at this time of year.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kiev, Ukraine
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16 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We (a couple with a child) spent there two weeks in September. We choosed this hotel due to the good reviews on tripadvisor. At that we should admit that overall the rating is quite overstated. We rented a car during our stay and free parking was not an issue (at least in September).

There is a nice beach near the hotel, however, we did not use it since it was overcrowded. There are few nice lagoons near Blanes which are definitely recommended for a visit and are much picturesque then the beach in Blanes (Cola Giverola, Santa Cristina, Santa Marta)

Pro:
- the hotel is realy clean and
- has a not bad location (the sea is 5 min walk), however, the main promenade is 15-20 min
walk;
- personnel is helpful and friendly;
Cons:
- our room had a road view and it was very noisy (therefore we wold recomend to ask for a yard looking rooms);
- furtniture in the room was rather outdated (but again clean);
- there was a poor choice of dishes for breakfast (even no becon) and awful powder juices;
- dinner was better, but only few types of simple fruits not of a good quality (apples, grape or peaches).
- nearby bars and restaurants close to early in the evening and we had to go to the main strip;
So given the price we paid for 2 weeks at half board basis (600Euro) we were not dissapointed.
But I really do not understand excited reviews since nothing special in this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

My partner and I stayed here for 5 nights in September this year. The hotel was in fab location! Blanes is a really lovely seaside town, with the hotel being situated a few minutes walk from the beach. The hotel itself was clean, with daily cleaning from the staff. We had a little balcony overlooking the town below which was lovely. The pool is a decent size although we only went it in once as the beach was so close! Food was what you would expect, decent buffet food although I can imagine would be hard if you are a vegetarian as most of the food is meat. Staff were friendly and provided information when asked. I'm use to staying in 4 start hotels back in London and thought this place was decent... nothing to complain about! I would say don't stay in Loret de Mar. We went over to there on the boat and unless you are going away on a lads/girls holiday the place is over crowded, dirty beach and miles more expensive than Blanes. Blanes was lovely, would recommend!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kelso, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

My wife and I have just spent 9 days in September at the Stella Maris and we had a wonderful time. We were met my the night porter who explained everything to us when we arrived very clearly and was very friendly. There were two wonderful girls on the desk during the day who were very polite and helpful . Any info we required they were very happy to help, any issues with our room was dealt with immediately.
Room was cleaned every morning when we were out, and towels changed when needed. ( There's a notice in the room and the Bathroom about towel changing) The head waiter kept the dining room running very smoothly, he also was willing to help with any details or use of the utensils. I am a very fussy eater and I always came out of there full.
Nice pool and just a few mins from the beach, Lots of tourist shops outside.
I cannot understand why people complain about this place ( as I have read on this web page ) For what we paid we got very good service and we were very well looked after. I would very happily recomend this Hotel to any of my friends and family.
Surely if you want five star then pay for five star.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

4 Adults have just returned from a fortnights holiday at this gem of a hotel .Having worked in the hotel industry for 20 years I feel I am quite discerning when it comes to hotel accomodation.without exception from the first cheery welcome smile the staff were excellent. we had no problems with noise as it was October and the resort was slowing down.our rooms and all communal areas were immaculate, fresh towels and bedding supplied constantly and room cleaned every day no request needed. The food was excellent and plentifull lots of local dishes and very well cooked. As the hotel is small the chef can specialise more. Breakfast was more than just continental and the packed lunch was large and very edible. The dining room staff excellent and if you speak to them lovely natured (try this)! the Other guests stated much more preferable from the larger factory style hotels with more stars.The small pool does not recieve a lot of sun but the beach is only a short walk away and is very clean, quiet ,and safe for all ages.all in all excellent all round accomodation some of our hotels at home could learn from this hotel.Perhaps a little entertainment other than football would be nice, some nights in the very nicely appointed lounge area.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

well, here's my experience, I just came back from this hotel.
the good things are:

1- staff, very good and friendly, receptionists, cleaners, the whole lot, wonderful people, they would help you even if you are not doing the right thing,except for the bloke in the restaurant watching you and looking like he would pay to force you out of the eating hall. and when you arrive, he forces you to stand in a queue waiting to be fed.
2- location, perfect, just 2 min away from beach.
3- room size, enough for 3 (mine was number 216)
4- clean hotel, I must say, everyday fresh everything .. and the cleaners waited for us to leave everyday before we let them in.
5- there is just about everything at cheap prices very near by!

bad things are:
1- the bloke with glasses in the restaurant
2- the food was very limited and the cooking was not very tasty.
3- the swimming pool does not get enough sun, so it was called when we were there.
4- walls are so thin you can hear people giggling in far rooms!!!

to be honest, I would recommend it, but it should be a 2 stars not a three stars hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

just come back from a weeks holidayhotel and staff first class rooms cleaned every day food good could cater for english breakfast but did find something to eat at breakfast position or hotel close to everything night porter very helpfull and pleasant

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Av Vila de Madrid 18, 17300 Blanes, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Blanes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 23 hotels in Blanes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Stella Maris 3*
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Also Known As:
Stella Maris Blanes
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Hotel Stella Maris Blanes, Costa Brava, Spain

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