For 5 nights B&B sea view we paid 1200euro. For that I expected a premium service. This hotel did not deliver value for money at all. I have stayed in budget chains that were 100times better than this. We actually tried to leave a move elsewhere but anything of quality in the area was booked out.
Location: there is no doubt the location across the road from the main beach is a wonderful location. If you get a sea view you will have an amazing vista of the beach, promenade and church. Restaurants, nightlife, shopping and old town just 5mins walk from the hotel. Sitges is small so everything is pretty close together.
Staff: very friendly, helpful and pleasant. I couldn’t fault the staff at all.
Beach towels: having this service was a great positive. Could change them every day and bring to the beach across the road.
Wi-Fi: worked reasonably well. 5-8pm though and it was very spotty.
The Room: Initially given room at very top of hotel. I found this room too high up and these rooms are smaller & have smaller balconies that all rooms on lower floors. We asked to be changed to a lower floor. Lower floor room on 4th floor was given. We had unpacked when I saw from the firelocation info inside the room door, that the room was the smallest on the floor. We were annoyed again but decided to just live with it. Just don’t understand why we were given the smallest rooms twice even though others who checked in soon after were given the larger rooms. Room had two single beds. Room was small. Cold. Badly painted. Bare minimal decor. Refurb done very cheaply about 5-6 yrs ago. Bathroom was tiny. Difficult for 2 people to be in there at the same time. Walls are paper thin. Oh my God the noise.... you could hear everything from the neighbors on each side and above, below. Might as well have all been in the room together. As there are tiles on the floor the maid dragging the beds/furniture from 8am was a really great start to each day too. Nighttime then was full of people returning home shouting, roaring, and the odd room party. Wonderful - NOT. Didn’t see any security monitoring who was coming in/out or what was going on in the hotel. Levels of cleanliness in the toilet not great. Some dubious stain on the lid of the toilet when we checked into the room. Wasn’t removed for 2 days.
Breakfast: cold food. Greasy eggs. Poor selection of cereals. No sense or reason to the layout of the buffet. Butter was placed at opposite end of where e.g. jams but be. I liked that they had a separate allergy-free section. Room itself was nice with good view. But the standard of the food was not good.
Check-out: friendly, helpful receptionist - however, additional items from the bar had been added to our bill. We didn’t have anything from the bar in the hotel anytime. We never even went in to it. Someone charged to our room. Still waiting to see if they try and charge my CrCard for it in the next few days....there will be war if they do!
I see now why this hotel has pretty low ratings out of what is a low baseline for quality accommodation ….Sitges is not a good resort for accommodation. So if we had paid 120-150 a night I would be OK. But having spent much more than that per night I felt cheated. The location is good. The rooms are not good. The view is good. The breakfast is mediocre. All in all not value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in a stunning part of the Mediterranean, the Calipolis hotel boasts the best location in Sitges, with a full guarantee of quality and service. The Calipolis Hotel offers a total of 170 large, comfortable and well-lit rooms.All of them are equipped with air conditioning, heating, a desk, satellite television, mini bar, free safety deposit box, bathroom with hair dryer and toiletries, and FREE WI-FI. Rooms with a sea view, right on the beachfront, have a large private terrace with views of the Mediterranean. ... more less
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- Calipolis Hotel Sitges