We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Very Hit and Miss”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of ALEGRIA Maripins

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
ALEGRIA Maripins
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Malgrat de Mar
Certificate of Excellence
west yorkshire
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Very Hit and Miss”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

Just returned from the Maripins, went on the recommendations of others from the year before. Check in was very smooth with nice staff. We were on the 6th floor over looking the car park but the hills in the distance was nice. Rooms are pretty spacious for 2 people with a decent bathroom. Only strange thing was the plug sockets are directly over the beds so had to move furniture so we could use our kettle but wasn't any hassle. The downfall for us at this hotel was the food. No decent choice and wasn't very warm although they do provide a microwave to re-heat which I didnt think was really ideal, we ate out more times towards mid week as we just couldnt bare the thought of trying to find something to eat. Not much choice for children at all. They do grilled fish or some form of meat which was ok. All the staff are great and very polite. Rooms cleaned to a good standard with fresh towels on a daily basis. The pool area is pretty small but there is a very nice area above the pool to catch those rays. The hotel is in a great location for the shops and pubs. Just a quick tip - try the Robin Hood pub for food its one of the best and has great entertainment.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank smiler71
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fergus_Hotels, Director de Relaciones Públicas at ALEGRIA Maripins, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear smiler71,

Thank you for sharing your opinion of our hotel.
We are taking into account all the suggestions you have made in your review and we expect to show significant improvements in all those areas.

Kind regards,
Silvia Noguera
Fergus Maripins
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

693 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    284
    246
    108
    36
    19
See reviews for
239
297
15
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (131)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
cheshire
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Just returned from a 3 night stay at the Maripins. From The Reception Staff, Rooms, Food, Location Everything Was Perfect. I Would Definitely Return. Right Across The Road From The Beach We Had A seaview Room, Was Right Among The Shops, Was Quiet At Night So Slept Soundly, And All Transport ie - Trains, Buses Within Walking Distance

Room Tip: Excellent Base To Explore Costa Brava
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank maria0
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fergus_Hotels, Director de Relaciones Públicas at ALEGRIA Maripins, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear maria0,

Thank you for your positive review!
It´s a pleasure to read you enjoyed your stay with us.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you once again in the future..

Kind regards,
Silvia Noguera
Fergus Maripins
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rochdale, Lancs, UK
Level Contributor
291 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

We have just returned from a week and the location is excellent, beach just under the subway, shops as soon as you walk out the entrance. Restaurants, bars and nightlife all close by. Check in was complete in just a few minutes and we had a sea view and pool view room which was perfectly adequate and cleaned to a very good standard daily. The food choice was great with plenty for everyone and of good quality. No real queues and plenty of tables throughout. The pool area is small but then the beach is a minute away where we spent most of our time. The hotel throughout was very clean and all staff we had dealings with were excellent, friendly polite and helpful. The noise from adjoining rooms and and the corridors is quite noticeable, perhaps take the large key ring off the actual key to stop it banging against the doors so much. Would it also be possible to introduce electronic safes so you didn't need to keep a key with you at all times. As for hotel entertainment on the couple of nights we had a drink at the bar we will echo the views of others and say we were disappointed. Other hotels in the area had a variety of acts on when we were out.
All in all the hotel is very good value for money and we would definitely recomend it to anyone going to the area.
As for the beach it is steep and of the shale/broken shell type so not soft sand, we did not hire loungers on the beach we bought 2 lilos and a parasol in the shop next door for 17 euros, a far better option than 15 euros a day charge for 2 beds and parasol charged on the beach..
If you are planning a trip to Malgrat/Santa Susanna then this hotel is ideal and great value.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank TheCount69
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fergus_Hotels, Director de Relaciones Públicas at ALEGRIA Maripins, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear TheCount69,

Thank you for sharing your review of our hotel!
It´s a pleasure to read you enjoyed your stay with us and the suggestions you make will be revised to improve them for the future.

Kind regards,

Silvia Noguera
Management Fergus Maripins
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
482 reviews
94 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Please don't compare this hotel with the services and facilities that you would get in a 4 or 5 star establishment because that would not be fair. In my opinion as a 3 Star it is excellent. On the plus side it is right on the front of Malgrat de Mar, very close to the beach, restaurants, shops and clubs. You just walk out the front exit and everything that you want is there, however that means that at night times it is noisy, busy, and bustling right into the small hours. Simply put, you cant have your cake and eat it! If you want perfect peace, and green fields pick a hotel in the countryside. I have stayed in 4 and 5 star hotels that have far greater amenities but the Maripin's wins hands down when it comes to staff. Everyone including the receptionists, waiters, bar staff, cleaners, and management do their utmost to be friendly, polite, and helpful and it was good to know they were there to help whenever you had a question or query. An example of this was that one day I injured myself around the pool, and they advised me to get a taxi to go to the hospital, and offered to call a cab for me. I told them that I needed to go to the cash point as I was short of cash and they lent me 40 Euro's so that there was no delay in me getting treatment. NOW THATS WHAT I CALL CUSTOMER CARE! Also I was staying there with my wife and two grand children and everyone found a good variety of food, like chops and steak with veg for the adults, and burgers, egg and chips for the kids. There is also a poolside bar where you can get drinks, pizzas, and toasted sandwiches. Another real plus point is that everything is spotlessly clean, the reception area, the restaurant, pool area, toilets, and rooms are a credit to the staff. This Hotel really does try to deliver a complete hotel package and it obviously succeeds as some of the other guests had been coming there for years. I found the atmosphere there amongst the various guests (Germans, English, Spanish, and Dutch) was fantastic and everyone seemed to talk to one another, have a laugh, and enjoy their holiday.

Room Tip: Rooms at the rear of the hotel tend to be quieter.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank geronimo1049
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fergus_Hotels, Director de Relaciones Públicas at ALEGRIA Maripins, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Dear geronimo1049,

Thank you for sharing your opinion of our hotel!
It´s great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you enjoyed the service offered by our dedicated staff. We will make sure we forward your kind words to motivate them even more.
Further i hope you recovered fully from your injury and that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future.

Kind regards,

Silvia Noguera
Management Fergus Maripins
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tywyn, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

We have just returned from another 14 day stay at the Maripins. we absolutely love this hotel. Five stars would not cover the brilliant staff. nothing is to much cover from extra pillows to special occasion options like cakes and flowers nothing is left undone. There are plenty of choices at meal times. just have to watch you do not gain to much weight. Hopefully the entertainment will be improved as this is the only let down this said l hope we will be back there again next year

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank tywyngwynedd
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fergus_Hotels, Director de Relaciones Públicas at ALEGRIA Maripins, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear tywyngwynedd,

Thank you for sharing your review with us & the tripadvisor community.
It´s a pleasure to read that you are happy with the hotel and her staff as it their passion to ensure you have a great stay.

Kind regards,
Silvia Noguera
Fergus Maripins
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
brierley hill
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

Havè just returned from 14days at the Fergus Maripins Hotel with our aunt and uncle being under new ownership and some of the reviews did not know what to expect, no longer the old meal times theese have been extended, food well what can say fabulous the best yet, never found a problem with finding anything to eat salads now introduced for people who want it to go with breakfast also now have hp sauce, big thank you to Anna and all the hard working staff. Reception staff Claudia, VIctoria and the other lady where nothing is too much trouble the luggage rooms are now locked on arrival and departure which is new ,the big bonus is the free wifi which you can use in the down stairs area just ask for password at the desk. The bar staff Angel,Migel,the lady and last but not least the two Thomas's who never fail to ammuse us,sadly after years of using the maripins l have never found anything to complain about but sadly this year the entertainment apart from the man with the guitar,theman who filled in as a replacement on14/9/ and the disco on the night before we came back the rest of the entertainment was rubbish l hope management look at this for next year and try and correct this , many thanks to the hard working cleaning staff as well a questionare is now left when you leave.

Room Tip: pool view rooms have best view
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank mrabulldog2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fergus_Hotels, Director de Relaciones Públicas at ALEGRIA Maripins, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear mrabulldog2013,

Thank you for you sharing your review of our hotel.
It´s a pleasure to read you are so happy with the hotel and her staff, it really is a motivation to keep providing the best service possible.
As your comment about the animation, we are very sorry that we have disappointed you and other guests and we are determined the improve in this area the coming season.

Kind regards,
Silvia Noguera
Fergus Maripins
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

Nice hotel. If you can get a room overlooking to pool/sea,you get the sun and a big balcony. Location is not to bad your about halfway along the attractions/shops. The only complaint was the food, several people were taking pictures of what we we given (the flies loved it). Breakfast was salad from the previous day and bacon,fried eggs and tomatoes. When a tray was empty it took a good 15 minutes to refill it, most was luke warm. Both of us got food poisoning during the week. Decided to eat out after that. To the management do yourself a favour it's a nice hotel, but sack your kitchen staff

Room Tip: View over the pool/seaview bigger balconies. Go for third/fourth floor better view, and when you com...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Colinwool
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fergus_Hotels, Director de Relaciones Públicas at ALEGRIA Maripins, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Dear Colinwool,

Thank you for sharing your opinion of our hotel!
We appreciate all comments as they are valuable in order to improve our services.
We are sorry to read that our food wasn´t always to your liking but we can assure you that the kitchen hygiene is up to a high (european) standard.

Kind regards,

Silvia Noguera
Management Fergus Maripins
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Malgrat de Mar
0.3 mi away
Tropic Park
Tropic Park
#3 of 19 in Malgrat de Mar
4.0 of 5 bubbles 547 reviews
0.2 mi away
Sumus Hotel Monteplaya
Sumus Hotel Monteplaya
#1 of 19 in Malgrat de Mar
4.0 of 5 bubbles 576 reviews
0.1 mi away
Hotel Rosa Nautica
Hotel Rosa Nautica
#4 of 19 in Malgrat de Mar
4.0 of 5 bubbles 301 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 mi away
ALEGRIA Mar Mediterrania
ALEGRIA Mar Mediterrania
#1 of 21 in Santa Susanna
4.5 of 5 bubbles 993 reviews
0.1 mi away
Amaraigua Hotel
Amaraigua Hotel
#6 of 19 in Malgrat de Mar
4.0 of 5 bubbles 302 reviews
1.1 mi away
Aqua Hotel Onabrava & Spa
Aqua Hotel Onabrava & Spa
#2 of 21 in Santa Susanna
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,393 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to ALEGRIA Maripins? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about ALEGRIA Maripins

Property: ALEGRIA Maripins
Address: Passeig Maritim 20 - 22, 08380 Malgrat de Mar, Spain (Formerly FERGUS Maripins)
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Malgrat de Mar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Malgrat de Mar
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Malgrat de Mar
#5 Romantic Hotel in Malgrat de Mar
#5 Family Hotel in Malgrat de Mar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — ALEGRIA Maripins 4*
Number of rooms: 200
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Orbitz, TripOnline SA, Priceline and HotelQuickly so you can book your ALEGRIA Maripins reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Maripins Serhs
Maripins Hotel
ALEGRIA Maripins Malgrat De Mar, Province Of Barcelona, Spain

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing