We stayed at this hotel from 11th July - 15th and booked it all from travel republic. We understood that it would be basic for the price that we paid. One thing I would say is DO NOT BOOK TRANSFERS WITH TRAVEL REPUBLIC. They dropped us off at some random place in Tossa and we had to find the hotel ourselves wandering around with our luggage in the heat.
Nethertheless; after finding the hotel we booked in with no problems, staff spoke very good English. We were on the first floor which was fine as there are no lifts in the hotel. Got to our room, very spacious with a small balcony that looked out on to one of the side streets. I was quite happy with the room. There were even blankets in the wardrobe which came in handy when the temperature cooled in the evening. The room was clean and I had no complaints about it at all; apart from the towels maybe being tiny!
When we were given our key we thought ohmygod! It's like a huge boulder; we didn't realise that you have to give the key back to reception EVERYTIME you leave the building. I don't see what the point is in this and it's quite annoying having to go to reception to pick up the key and hand it in every time you want to go out.
The food and drink is served in another hotel which is a 2 minute walk away (just opposite over a bridge). Breakfast is served from 7:30am - 9:30am with lunch 1pm - around 2:30pm and dinner 7:30pm - 9:30pm. Snacks are served at various times throughout these but none past 9:30pm. You can always get drinks which include: alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails (gran torino is a must), soft drinks, juice, vodka, schnapps, tea, coffee, wine, beer and various others. The drinks selection is great I must say. You're only allowed 2 drinks per wristband at any one time.
Snacks include: hot dogs, burgers, cheese/cheese and ham toasties and fries. One thing I would mention is the food is VERY processed here and it doesn't taste great but you get used to it. You're only allowed 2 snacks per wristband here too (which I see as pointless because if you want more; you're gonna get it anyway).
Breakfast = croissants, cold meats, salads, egg (with green bits in?!), cold beans, cooked meat.. VERY basic.
Lunch is the same as dinner = pasta, watery sauce, potato (different sort every day!), and meat (chicken,fish,beef) and sometimes fries.
I would not eat here EVER again. DO NOT GO HERE IF YOU ARE A VEGETARIAN!!! I struggled all week. All I could eat was dry pasta and potato for a week. I got so fed up with it. One thing I can say is that the desserts were nice. Vanilla/chocolate and cream ice cream to try every day. Needless to say I was quite annoyed that I paid for all inclusive and this was all I could eat.
Other than the food which would be my only complaint; everything else was good. It's about a 7 minute walk to the beach and Tossa as a whole is a lovely place! There's not a lot to do here but then it's a beach holiday; there never is. I would visit again but I would NOT go all inclusive.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Mar Bella Hotel Tossa De Mar
- Hotel Mar Bella Tossa De Mar, Costa Brava, Spain