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“Friendly hotel, great location on the beach, but very dated”

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Hotel Marian Platja
Ranked #28 of 37 Hotels in Roses
Reviewed August 4, 2013

I stayed at this hotel during a family holiday, this hotel was very welcoming with lovely views and situated perfectly, down some steps and we were sat on the beach. cocktails were lovely and rooms were clean although could do with upgrading as very dated. entertainment left a lot to be desired and pool was freezing and small, but this was not to much of an issue seeing as the beach was so close by. The staff were exceptionally friendly especially the bar staff and the owner, we would stroll along the promenade to reach the restaurants and a small town. Staff were very friendly although food was average. One member of our party split his head open during our stay and the owner quickly called for an ambulance. No tummy upsets from here and there were 48 of us, a lovely little town where we felt safe to take evening strolls, all in all i would say stay here if you do not plan to spend too much time in the hotel (like us) although if you are someone very fussy i would say avoid, i would say this suits 3 stars as it is clean and friendly and situated nicely, let downs are it needs updating and more entertainment as we only had a disco two nights out of 8 but luckily there were enough of us to entertain each other at night sat on the deck near the pool table for the younger ones.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

We used Hotel Marian Platja as our base when we traveled for a wedding. The staff are friendly and the hotel is clean, if a bit dated, and there is plenty of free parking. Our double room was adequate and breakfast just about OK, with reasonably good choice .... but didn't like the look of the streaky bacon.
Swimming pool is on the small side but you can easily pop across to the beach, which is adjacent just over the promenade.
Suited us, as it was "cheap and cheerful", with the added bonus of adult dancing and entertainment every night.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Step back in time into 1972. This hotel is will take you there! It's clean,friendly, well situated on the sea front and reasonably priced but the average guest has long since retired! Adult dancing outside in the evenings & a €12 buffet dinner in the huge dining room is on offer if that's your thing! Roses is well prepared for the throngs of old timers & probably has been since 1972!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

It is not often you get the chance to find a lovely hotel right on the beach - but this hotel is exactly that - just a promenade path in between the hotel and beach. We travelled with our father-in-law who has been 5 times to this hotel - and I can see why. For the elderly it is a dream come true. To be able to sleep at night with the balcony doors wide open and drift off to sleep with the sound of the sea - is truly wonderful and very relaxing. The staff were wonderful and the rooms were very clean. The hotel entertainment was very good. The lady singer had a voice better than I have heard on any West End Show, and she was also giving dance lessons. Lots of fun and dancing and the drinks terrace for the evening and cocktail list amazing. Becauses Roses is so flat and the Promenade so good, anybody with walking difficulties would love this place - it is all so user friendly. I didn't care for the hotel food - but I can see why my father-in-law liked it - it was quite plain and could have been a lot better.

Room Tip: Rooms 502 and 503 - family rooms - have wonderful private balconies and the most amazing sea views
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

What a pleasant hotel. We were greeted very friendly by the front office staff as one of them even accompanied us to our room.
Though it is an old hotel, we had a very pleasant experience with wine and dine included in the BB rate offered. Breakfast was not too bad either.
The hotel is situated right on the beach and although it was cold and rainy on the day we stayed there, it was very pleasant to hear the noise of the sea whilst sitting on the balcony.
Roses is a very pretty place and reminded me of my home town, Knysna, South Africa!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

Slept there one night.
First we were given an already occupied room by mistake because of the high traffic they had that day. (They did warn us that this might happen so we did not just go into the room but knocked first).
After that they rectified the situation and even upgraded us to a room with a view to the see.
Great bed and great view. Also very good breakfast.
The only bad thing I can say is that it doesn't have WiFi in the room but only in the hotel lobby and that didn't work well too.
Other than that the staff was very nice and the room was very clean.

Room Tip: rooms that begin with small numbers face the see (401,402....)
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2011

This hotel is located on the beach about a 15 min walk into the centre of Roses.It is very clean and the room that we had was airy and serviced very well. Alas the location of the room above the main entrance was not good. We overlooked the public carpark and central bins which distracted somewhat from the seaview. On our first night we were woken by the hotel staff emptying the bottles into the glass bank at 1.30am! My husband bellowed " Bravo" and pointed to his watch, after this the bottles were emptied no later than 11.30pm. Also coaches loading guests kept their engines running and this, on some occasions, started at 5.15am and continued until 6am departure. The food was plentiful but not very good, breakfast choice was the worst of any that I have had with poor quality meats,cheese and cereals. Coffee was the best thing about breakfast. Dinner was better but there were hardly any vegetables and lots of meat mainly pork and hardly any Spanish or Catalan dishes.
The dinner menu is posted every day but is not printed in English, neither are any signs apart from the one warning you not to take food from the dining room.
Every night there was a fish dish and pasta but the pasta was usually overcooked. The dining room at night was crowded and very noisy, dinner was from 20.00 until 22.00 and I guess by this time most people were ready to eat so there was a bit of a rush. Lastly we were not keen on being told where to sit and having to share a table. We were told it was not possible to have our own but some tables were available but no real explanation was given. Lastly the hotel encouraged the use of the safety deposit boxes in the rooms, as there was absolutely no where to hide anything in the room we took one. I was shaken when I was asked to hand over 46 euros for 2 weeks with 10 being refunded if I took the key back! An absolute rip off but in my shock I handed over the money. The staff by the way are in the main multi lingual but are not keen to speak English, they seem happy to converse in French and German but English is "difficult". I ordered drinks in Spanish and was given the bill in German,when I asked the waiter to speak English he frowned and sighed, so I asked for the bill in French. Voila! No problem. For the next to weeks he greeted me in German and we went through the same scenario every night. Would we return? Definitely not.

Room Tip: Rooms over reception are noisy, sea facing may be better but remember the entertainment is below you...
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Address: Avgda. Salata s/n, 17480 Roses, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Roses
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #28 of 37 Hotels in Roses
Price Range: $89 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Marian Platja 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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