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H.TOP Amaika Superior
Ranked #9 of 43 Hotels in Calella
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A very pleasant stay”
Reviewed August 10, 2010

Reading some of the reviews here I'm quite sure some people are not happy whilst on holiday unless they have something to moan about.. This is a very nice hotel compared to most I have seen in the area. Rooms and public areas are kept very clean. Staff are generally polite and efficient. Food is generally good, there is a wide selection, so most people should be able to find something they like for each meal. Beware of rude Europeans pushing in front of you in the queue. A.I. drinks at the bar are fine. The pool is too small for the number of guests in the hotel, only 32 sunbeds but the beach is only about 2 minutes walk away. You can queue in the morning before the doors are opened if you are desperate for a day on a sunlounger (A better system than finding that people have bagged them at 6am). Evening entertainment is very mixed- some is of a very poor standard, other nights it is okay. There is a small gymn that can be used from 9am to 9pm and saunas/jacuzzis are bookable for an hour each day.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2010

i was so dissapointed the staff were the rudest people i have ever encounted on any holiday i have ever had and ive travelled a lot the bar staff are horribble we had gold card for branded drinks but they constantly gave us local plonk and when i complained i got lots of abuse and black looks i couldnt carry the drinks to the pool so asked for a tray iwas told no cant have one so i asked if waiter could help and was told no again and to get my friend to help. The food in the dining room was attrocious, stone cold, no choice full of grease left on cold trays, nothing for breakfast only greasy bacon, undercooked sausage and rubber eggs, everything cold and broken. Waiters bad mannered and rude unless you were spanish. One night no choice of food again but noticed chef cooking pieces of chicken on griddle so asked for some. Was ignored for 5 minutes asked again and told no could not have a piece it was only for 'special' people. Told him i considered myself special as paid a lot of money for this holiday but was still told no could not have any. Please do not book this hotel it's a waste of money.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2010

I have just returterned from the Ameka Holiday and after reading the reviews on here was dreading it..... However it is not as bad as what everybody has said. The hotel is very clean and well maintained.. the bedding smelt but after a spray with body spray wasnt too bad, they are so clean that the towels did smell of chemicals. The reviews on the food are not true, we had breakfast, lunch and dinners and everything was pipping hot, the key is to wait for them to bring out the food and then go up and get it and the choice was very good. The pool is very small and didnt open until 9am, however again the clue is to be at the pool doors at about 8.40 and you would have no problems at all with getting a bed, however there are only 32 sunloungers. The only other thing is that your all inclusive finish at 12midday in the bar and 15.00 in the resturant, but I went up to the snack bat at 16.00 and had no problems. The Europeans are very very rude so just stand your ground and dont let them push in, they also have the habbit of putting their towels on the bed and dissappearing for the day, so would receommed you get down to breakfast for 8 and ten the pool for 8.40. This is the flag ship for the HTOP hotels and you can go to any of the hotels in this chain and get all inclusive.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed July 18, 2010

We have sayed at 2 H top htels in the area both on 2 occassions and had a great time at both. This hotel is beautiful, clean, food good and could be reommended appart from the bar where you have to get your own individual drink, i.e. you go then your wife then your friend and children disabled etc. had to be displayed at the bar for you to get their drinks for them.when at the bar a kind of close up magic took place if you drank shorts, 2 pieces of ice are put in glass your spririt appears to be added your mixer is added, you taste and the spirit seems to have disappeared magic. Shall'nt go again along with many more. Hope other H Tops have not gone the same

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 11, 2010

My partner and I went here for a cheap week away, the rooms are clean and big enough. The drinks included in the AI are good. The food is terrible im sorry to say, we only ate in a couple of nights ( I suggest to go in and check it out if these isnt anything you fancy eat out), There are some good reataurants nearby and if all else fails there is a MC'Ds accross the road, breakfast is fine the usual run of the mill choice, bread, jams, continental meats, warm bacon etc. Sunloungers round the pool are minimal, have to be up early to get one, we went to the beach which is close by most days. If you are like us, you will probably get your moneys worth with the room and AI drinks ( vodka, kiwi liquor and lemonade was my tipple).

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Coalville, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2010

Stayed here with 16 members of the family, food was great, kids club the girls that run it are fantastic and 7 kids really enjoyed it. No problem sleeping the pool is a bit on the little side but beach is only a minute walk away. We stayed for 10 days and no problems whatsoever,really enjoyed it and we all will be returning next year.

  • Stayed June 2010
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East Anglia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2010

We have stayed in Calella twice before, and the Amaika once before. We were very disappointed as the hotel is definately not as good. The rooms and the whole hotel is immaculately clean. If you overlook the pool you are fine, our friends balcony was over the main street and have had hardly any sleep all week due to german students going out any time afternoon 10 and coming back any time after 2, shouting and being rowdy all the way up the main street. This can go on until 5am.
The breakfast - egg and bacon was cold and the other meals were luke warm, we were lucky on the odd occasion and managed to find something hot. The choice was poor. Every day was some sort of grisly fatty meat, and grilled fish full of bones! Sometimes there was even a slice of ham with a pineapple ring on top! this is not 4* food, boiled potatoes with one veg which did not look appetising, the soup was called something different every day but tasted exactly the same! cold pasta and bolognese which if you catch at the right time may be warm Sometimes there is a bit of nice plain salad, but the rest of it is all mixed with strange stuff. On the positive side between each meal time ther restaurant is open for snacks, and you can make yourself and nice ham and cheese roll! Sometimes they have nicer meat at this time too. Bar staff and reception staff are not the most friendly people - Im not sure they know how to smile! There are few sunbeds which people put their towels on early in the morning and half of them dont lay on them for very long! So you have to go to the beach, this costs 2 euros for each sun bed and you are only allowed one all inclusive drink. Istanbul Kebabs are the best (3.50 euros), as half the time we were starving we would have one of these. Barcelona is excellent, it only costs 7 euros return, and is well worth a visit, you need to get off at Barcelona Catulunya. We decided to go out for a late night drink after the bar shut one night and thought the brit bar alcatraz would be good, but I guess we thought wrong - magners 4.75 euros, pint of beer 3.50 euros (I think), hardly anyone in there, no atmosphere, the same 2 people singing karaoke, we were told there was midnight bingo, but I dont think they could be bothered the night we went there. We thought we would have a nice meal on the last day - we went to Casa Carlos and had chicken and chips for 7.80 euros but if you want steak its over 15 euros and a soft drink is 2.70 euros, the food was OK but too overpriced, and dont have the bread they offer you as you will get charged 1 euro each. We will not be going back to Calella for a long time, it way too expensive now.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: H.TOP Amaika Superior
Address: Carrer de la Diputacio 2, 08370 Calella, Spain (Formerly H·TOP Amaika)
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Calella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Calella
#3 Spa Hotel in Calella
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Calella
#9 Romantic Hotel in Calella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — H.TOP Amaika Superior 4.5*
Number of rooms: 229
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4-Star superior H•TOP Amaika hotel is a thematic hotel inspired by “The Titanic” and the ideal place for couples. It is located in a lively area of Calella, in the Costa Maresme-Barcelona (north-east of Spain), positioned just a few metres from the beach and very close to bars, restaurants, shops and the city center. The 229-room provide amazing town and sea views and many facilities and services for adults and children. It is situated 65 Km from Barcelona – El Prat Airport and 35 Km from Girona Airport.Calella is a family tourist destination where you will find plenty of things to do including water sports, cultural activities and nightlife. Clients from H•TOP Amaika can visit Blue Bar Beach Club which offers sun beds and parasols with special rates for clients with All-Inclusive service. FACILITIES Rooms • Social room (ping pong) • Restaurant • Bar • Swimming pools ( one for adults and one for children; unsupervised pools ) • Sun terraces • Laundry room Children • Miniclub (really is children's activity room ) • Baby cots and chairs Spa area* • Hot tubs • Sauna • Fitness room • Staff • 24 hour Front Desk services • Multilingual staff • Housekeeping • Tour desk Others • Facilities for guests with disabilities • Meeting & banqueting spaces • Currency exchange • Car hire* • Fax & copy service • Medical service (external service)* • Air-conditioning • Heating • Safe boxes (in each room)* • Wi-Fi* • TV • Luggage storage • Lifts • Bikes* • Parking* *Some of these services are extra or require a deposit (ask at the Hotel) ... more   less 
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