We stayed at Blaucel from 22nd to 29th July. We were there for 2 reasons..
a) to be close to my Spanish son in law's family when he and our daughter and grand children went for a summer visit and
b) to enjoy the annual International fireworks competition taking place in Blanes that week.
Our room was as requested high and with a sea view. It was a block away from the sea and it was over a few low lying roofs and trees. but it was a view of the sea and we enjoyed watching the speed boat racing each evening.
The room was clean and tidy and for a couple, such as us, adequate but our sofa was a sofabed so with a couple of children would be a great scramble each night.
We also had to pay extra for the safe, a mini fridge and internet connection which I would expect to be free of charge in a 4 star hotel.
We had only booked bed and breakfast so I cannot comment on the restaurant for lunch or dinner. However there are many bars and restaurants within walking distance
Breakfast was buffet style, self service to the point that it took us 10 minutes to find coffee and tea and was more holiday camp than 4 star hotel, but it is the only hotel of any star category that I have stayed in that actually has sparkling wine as an option along side the fruit.
We had lunch in the bar once when our family joined us...never to be repeated
We booked directly and this hotel was very expensive for the Costa Brava and for what was on offer, but the pool area of the sister Hotel Blaumar ( linked directly via an underpass but really the road is very minor) was pleasant and quieter away from the road.
In conclusion this a a big multi national hotel. The staff are multi lingual and helpful but be prepared to be in the minority as Englisher speakers. The hotel does not warrant 4 stars but tries very hard to please
PS ..... 4 nights of fireworks proved to be spectacular and great fun :o)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Modern 4 star hotel in Blanes, tourist centre and fishing resort on the Costa Brava. Is attached to the villa by a sea side promenade. Its position on the seafront separated from the beach by a pine forest creates a perfect environment for family holidays or couples. His family rooms are designed for comfortable accommodation for families with 3 children. The SPA with solarium, gym, terraces with sea views and its outdoor pools and heated one allow you to enjoy the bath and relax all year round. The Hotel has large rooms for conventions, incentives and company meetings. Playground and Mini Club for children. Animation for adults with sports, live music, dance and show's. Nearby facilities offer water sports, scuba diving, golf, tennis, paddle and other entertainment for the whole family. Adapted for the disabled. Private parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blaucel Hotel Blanes
- Blaucel Blanes, Costa Brava, Spain