Having been dropped off by our transfer bus, we could not find these apartments... eventually some locals helped, but then we discovered you have to check in at the company 'Brisasol' reception which is in the next street. We then had to try to find the right entrance to our apartments, and struggle with keys in both the front door and apartment door. All in all, it took about an hour and a half to get into our apartment!
Something else we hadn't been given information about was the fact that you have to pay a deposit of 50 Euros per person upon check in. We had not allocated money for this and so had to use 100 Euros of our spending money. On checking out, we were told we had to wait to 10am to have our apartment checked so we could get our deposit money back. Our transfer was due to collect us at 10:15 and the lady said our apartment would be checked first, but after waiting a long time we had to leave... The panic and rush that followed actually caused us to get on the wrong bus (as they said they were our airport bus but we later found out it wasn't our actual transfer bus and had to get off the bus in an unknown area and get a very costly taxi to Barcelona Airport). We feel that he whole deposit issue and waiting around for our money caused us to mess up our transfer to the airport. We were given instuctions from 'Brisasol' on how to get our deposit back since we had to leave, which involved emailing out bank details to them which we did upon return to the UK. However, it is almost a week later and they haven't yet paid back the deposit or even replied to the email (despite the fact that I have emailed again asking on the status of the refund). Hopefully we will get our money and get it asap, but right now we feel like we have had to spend a lot of extra money.
The apartment was basic but had facilities such as a kitchen with cooker and fridge/freezer which is handy to store water and food or cook if desired. Bedrooms, living room and bathroom were small but adequate. Accommodation had basic facilities needed, but definitely would not say it was four star accommodation! No air conditioning (extremely warm when trying to sleep at night), freezing cold swimming pool, squeaky beds, shabby or broken furniture and drawers, old laundry from a previous guest left sitting in a plastic bag... You also have to ensure you take out your own trash, buy rubbish bags, soap, toilet rolls etc. but it's handy enough as there is a supermarket very nearby.
The apartment location is excellent as it is beside a lovely Irish bar which does fantastic food, and all the local shops, bars, clubs, restaurants, mini golf, theme park, beach etc. are within walking distance and are very handy to reach. The bus stop is just around the corner for getting buses to the theme park if desired, and for getting buses for trips booked (the 'Bus Plana' centre to book trips is also nearby as is tourist information and a cash machine). There is so so much to do in this area whatever you are looking for.
If you are planning on visiting a lot of places and not spending much time in your accommodation then this basic apartment should have all you need, however do be aware of needing to pay a deposit and also that you have to check in at 'Brisasol' in the next street to get your keys. I only wish somebody had told us this before we went!
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