We booked this as a mega cheapy and I cannot say how much we enjoyed this hotel! It was clean, with the maids coming in every day to make beds, empty bins, and sweep floor. The breakfast was fantastic with as much as you could eat with plenty of choice ranging from bacon and eggs to cereal and croissants.
The staff were brilliant with nothing too much trouble for them. They gave us so much help with day trips and taxi bookings. The bar staff were excellent in the night with great entertainment laid on every night! From flamenco dancing to singers and they got the audience involved as well. They also serve nice cocktails!!!!
The beach was about 10 minutes walk away through charming streets and the main square. It was spotless with plenty of loungers and parasols. We did have to pay for these but well worth it as beach is made of small pebbles rather than sand. However, we did get free use of kayaks, pedalos, pushbikes plus other stuff we didn't use through the hotel linking up with others in the town. We had one hour per day of each activity per day which is fantastic. The sea was calm-ish but in the afternoons it did get a bit choppier and there is a sharp drop at the beach edge.
The hotel is opposite the parish church which does ring every quarter of hour but stopped at midnight so not an issue. We took the train into Barcelona which was 7 euros each and took 1hr and 20 min approx. Well worth it. We also went to the Water Park and Lloret de Mar on the free bus. Great slides but not enough time there due to queues. Still worth a visit though. The hotel pool is clean with great staff in the bar there, serving nice food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Three stars family hotel located in Pineda de Mar, a tipycal quiet catalan coast village located in Costa de Barcelona, very near Barcelona and the Costa Brava beaches. Free Wi-fi in comoon rooms.Enjoy our panoramic swiming-pool. Daily night entertainment.During July and August free animation program (beach, canoes, children activities, etc.). All rooms with bath&shower, balcony, hair dryer and balcony. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Merce Hotel Pineda De Mar
- Merce Pineda De Mar