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“Great value for your money” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Merce
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   C/Rd Altoni Doltra 2 | C/Ciutadans, 15, 08397 Pineda de Mar, Spain   |  
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Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Pineda de Mar
Solna, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great value for your money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

Budget hotel giving you great value for your money. Good location for exploring Costa Brava, Barcelona and the region. Nice poolarea. Pleasant staff. Free wifi in lobby. I stayed for eleven nights and would come again. Be aware of that it is a budget hotel and the standard of rooms and other guests may vary.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011 via mobile

We have just returned from hotel merce, it was a friendly, clean and well run hotel.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was edible and varied considering the cost. We would recommend this hotel we had a great stay and would return

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

Just got back from our third visit there the hotel is so welcoming very clean and friendly
The staff are always smiling and willing to help
The food is really good considering it's a two star there is a choice of hot or cold buffet for breakfast afternoon and evening meals. There is quiet a lot to choice from even if you are a vegetarian.
The hotel has been running since 1957 and is still owned by the same family it was the first hotel in Pineda de mar. People tend to complain about the church bells going of every 15 minutes but to be honest it dosnt affect you at all they start at 8am and go of at 12 midnight
The roof terrace and roof pool have a great view over Pineda de mar and the sunset and sunrise are spectacular.
The Buch family are very hands on and are always keen to chat and advise you the reception area has wifi access and flyers on excursions and bus and train timetables.
If you read a bad review about the hotel then that to me is obviously people that are expecting to much for a budget holiday as myself and my partner went to a few htop hotels that are three star to compare food and we noted that what we got was far better than what the htop offer and you get a better service from all who work there
Rooms are cleaned daily and towels changes daily too
All I can say is don't knock it before you try it it's the best budget hotel for the price you pay you in fact get more than you should and we have already booked for next year and a few guests like us are regulars and one guest has been going for 40 years so it's not that bad
Excellent fantastic great give it a try

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

Just Got Back from The Hotel Merce and what a pleasent surprise rooms cleaned daily, good choice of food, Nice Staff,( Especially Antonio in The Rooftop Bar couldnt do enough for everyone) even the entertainment was good so late in season( Hotel was closing on the 8th October For The season) Pineda de Mar a quiet Village But with a nice twist the 2nd International Folk Festival was on and offered great entertainment A multi national Hotel we even had a French Male Voice Choir there for the festival that entertained also. Thanks for a great holiday everyone at Merce you deserve more than your 2 Stars Many of the guests we spoke to return year after year and we hope to do so also

Room Tip: If possible rooms on 4th floor have outside views and are larger
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Elblag, Poland
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25 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

very good hotel.
specially for money we paid - getting deal on web icelolly.com .
we arrived early about 10 o’clock am and early check in wasn’t problem at all. we had a room with balcony and view on church . very friendly staff, nice breakfast, rooms clean and tidy . what you need more if you are in sunny Spain ? for sure not 5 English channels on tv ( that’s sad complaining for something like that )

only one issue is security. if you leave hotel you can leave key in reception - unfortunately anybody can pick up yr key - receptionist never ask about name when you request key to room fx. 324 . that was only one issue .

there is free parking space around hotel , and beach is about 5 -10 min walk through lovely town.

Room Tip: ask about church view room on 3rd floor
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bath, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

thought I would let people know what a lovely friendly hotel the Merce Hotel is.

Just returned from holiday there with my daughter, couldnt fault it, a friendly family run hotel.

Rooms cleaned everyday with clean towels. Room small but we didnt spend much time in it.

The pool area was great with a friendly barman called Anotnio.

We were also impressed with the entertainment everynight (apart from one night when the football was on) Short walk to the shops resturants and beach

We went into Barcelona by train easy to do.
Overall brill, we are booking again for next year, so that says it all.

Room Tip: ask for room with view and air con...even the church bells didnt bother us at all.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Wareham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

We stayed here for a week. Just got back today. Got what we thought was a good deal on a half board basis. The hotel was full of students who did not care about anyone else. Dirty great picture signs by the rooftop swimming pool saying no diving as the sunbeds were VERY close to the pool. They took no notice and were jumping in and splashing everyone.
The room was ok but we had ants (4th floor), the shutter didn't work, the glass rattled, no lock on the toilet door and a light switch in the middle of the headboard at perfect height that when you turned over or moved the light would be turned on or off.
The food was a thing to behold. At best it was lukewarm and if not it was stone cold. We watched as a new tray of chips was put on the "hotplate". They were stone cold. The hotplate didn't work and kept nothing warm. The warmest food we had was toast and my wife was up all night one night with food poisoning from seafood.
The only thing i can say that was good was the reception staff and the cleaners

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: C/Rd Altoni Doltra 2 | C/Ciutadans, 15, 08397 Pineda de Mar, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Pineda de Mar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Pineda de Mar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Merce 2.5*
Number of rooms: 161
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family hotel located in Pineda de Mar, a tipycal quiet catalan coast village located in Costa de Barcelona, very near Barcelona and the Costa Brava beaches. Free Wi-fi in comoon rooms.Enjoy our panoramic swiming-pool. Daily night entertainment.During July and August free animation program (beach, canoes, children activities, etc.). All rooms with bath&shower, balcony, hair dryer and balcony. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Merce Hotel Pineda De Mar
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