We were moved here by Booking.com after being double booked by other property owners. It was not somewhere that we would have chosen so were relieved when we saw how clean and light the apartment was.
The Victoria is a hotel that fronts on to quite a busy main road. There are 6 apartments behind it; the two on the lowest floor at the back have a large terrace. The main drawback is that they are very close to the railway station; although there are regular trains to and from Barcelona they weren't too intrusive. However we do live quite near a railway line at home so tend to tune them out.
The hotel and accommodation were exceptionally clean. Our hire car had an oil leak and as we drove the car away it was being cleaned up. Staff were friendly and helpful, although we were a bit shocked by a note telling us to dispose of our own rubbish or lose our deposit! You have to put your rubbish in a skip on the pavement apparently. The deposit is 75 euros in cash; credit cards are not accepted for the deposit.
We had a free breakfast. There were cereals, toast, bread, fruit, meat, cheese, croissants etc, plus juice and hot drinks. It was fairly standard fare, plenty of it and fresh.
There is a nice pool with loungers etc. The roof is movable so it may be covered in very hot weather. We did not use the gym or jacuzzi; there are saunas in the male and female changing rooms.
When we stayed there were two school parties staying; they were not a problem and obviously the hotel has found a niche market. The restaurant was only open for the school parties in the evening, so it loses a star as it is advertised as offering meals.
The beach is a short walk away, as is a marina. There are some excellent restaurants nearby. Oscars restaurant is on the main strip - not cheap but very good food. They also do takeaway pizzas.
It is easy to get to Barcelona on the train; it takes less than an hour. The airport is on the same line.There is a good supermarket across the road, so you can stay here without having a car. There are banks and other facilities within walking distance.
Overall good value for the price, clean and convenient.
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