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Hotel Mar Bella
Ranked #40 of 43 Hotels in Tossa de Mar
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“Better than I was expecting”
Reviewed 16 August 2012

Myself and 3children stayed here from the 8th to the 15th of august it is a small 1star hotel but is very clean and the rooms are fine for just sleeping in and stashing your stuff only down side is no air conditioning as rooms get very hot also a small fridge would be helpfull . We went all inclusive and your have to go over the road to the two sister hotels tossa beach and tossa center for bars pool and food again both very clean hotels staff are constantly cleaning we found all the staff to be very friendly there is some sort of entertainment every night in both hotels pools are small and you do need to get there early to claim a sunbed there are lots of Germans there and there are very rude and ignorant this really was the only down side to the holiday tossa itself is a lovely place with plenty going on all in all a good first holiday abroad with the kids would go again anytime with no hesitation .

  • Stayed August 2012
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Sutton Coldfield, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

Myself and my partner arrived at around 23.00 on Monday 13th August. We had to carry our cases up to the 3rd floor as there is no lift. We entered our room and locked the door whilst we had a quick wash. When we tried to open the door again the lock kept spinning. As there are no phones in the rooms we had to shout and kick the door until the night door person came up. He let himself in with the master key and told us there was "no problem", he then locked the door from the inside and left us all stuck in the hot, small noisy room. He went to the balcony (luckily we gad one) and climbed over to wake up the sleeping couple in the next room. He hen told my grandson to climb over the balcony which horrified us as we were three floors up overlooking the main road. Anyway after being moved down to the 2nd then back up to the 3rd floors we finally put away our clothes in the one small wardrobe with doors put on the wrong way with handles on the inside. Meals and drinks were served in the nearby Tossa Beach and Tossa Club Hotels. Both lovely hotels but bar staff were curt and unfriendly. We wanted to watch the Olympics but they would only put on one channel which was showing only Spanish athletes. When we were watching the closing ceremony which went on past midnight, they simply turned off the lights ans TV and told us to go. The TV in our room did not show the right channel to watch it. The ford was OK but very salty serving fish every day and pork, beef and chicken meat choices on other days. There was plenty of salad and fresh fruit which was good. The drinks from the two bars was served in plastic beakers which was a little unnecessary. British children were often told to be quiet whilst Spanish children ran about screaming and jumping in the pool. The number of 'Do Not' signs increased by the day.
Overall the food was OK, the drinks were OK especially the wine but don't ask for Baileys as they give you coffee liqueur mixed with coconut liqueur. We went out quite a lot so sometimes had food from the snack bar which consisted of burgers, chips, cheese or cheese and ham toasties or hot dogs. Whatever you do DO NOT ask for cheese on your burger, we saw a very loud argument when people asked for cheese on the burgers even though there was a pile of cheese !!
The holiday was full of rules and regulations with rude staff (apart from the Lithuanian receptionists in all three hotels). If you want a relaxing holiday don't go to Mar Bella as there is noise all night long. The three hotels were very clean but we paid far too much for the star rating and were very very disappointed. Oh and the towels were so thin we could see through them. I could go on but I won't if you take my advice you will steer well clear.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

recently stayed at this hotel with my partner having previously stayed at the tossa beach hotel without any problems. This is not a 2 star hotel and is barely a 1 star. The double room we were given was a single room with a double bed, no daylight as the window opened into the middle of the building in the drain shaft so the room stank too. we asked to be moved but the manager at tossa beach didn't want to know. we were finally given another room by the under manager. in the same hotel which we had to pay another 150 euros for. there was no air conditioning and no lifts so not suitable for elderly or disabled. meals ok at tossa beach but when we tried to order a packed lunch for a day trip we were informed that because we were in the marbella this was not included in our package.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

My daughter and i staye for 4 nights at this hotel (if you could call it a hotel) we had to go to another hotel to eat and have our all inclusive deal which was in the next street.
There was no air conditioning, the toiled leaked and water ran in the pan all the time, I reported this problem 3 times! There was no security to the room as the doors were closed ba a bathroom lock and the balconys were accessible by hopping over a meta barrier.

I did not leave anything in my room of value at all it would have been silly to as access was easy by a push from the outside and you were in!

The rooms were so hot it was impossible to sleep and when i asked about air con i was told by the assistant manager of the Tossa Centre Hotel (where we had our all inclisive time) to go and but a fan from the shop. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL!

The pool would have been ok if the Non English holiday makers did not keep shouting and jumping in splashing everyone all the time they were very rude! I asked for them to be told about it as previously the Management had a go at a young girl for jumping in (she was English and jumped in once to cool off) Her boyfriend was asked to tell her not to do this and was then discriminated against for the rest of their holiday by the some of staff, particulary the night man at the hotel where we and they were staying, i was told off for talking and laughing quietly at around midnight as we were chatting to the couple in the next room, it was too hot to sleep!

The porter spoke to me at the top of the stairs and told me that there had been NO COMPLAINTS about noise but the couple we were talking to were on a warning for something or other. They were very nice people and i had not observed any problems from them as we chatted most days at the pool.

A case of if your face does not fit i think, and if you complain the staff dont like it and are quite rude and half the time they did not understan English so it was a waste of time.

This has to be the worst hotel ever i will never know how they got 2 stars as they should have none at all!!!!

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

This hotel was hard to find when we got off the coach. Very basic and problem with sewers - room smelt awful, had to close bathroom door and keep balcony doors open to let in breeze all the time. I understand some rooms didn't have the benefit of a balcony at all! Management should sort out toilet issue and get air conditioning, but building very old fashioned. Very basic amenities, but was nice to be able to eat and sunbathe at Tossa Beach Hotel

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2012

We stayed here for a week on all inclusive basis the two sister hotels which are across the road is where the restaruants and bars are these being the tossa beach and the tossa centre bearing in mind the hotel mar bella is a one star and the two others are both 3 star the food is of the same quality breakfast i would say had the best choice apart from that nothing great and the drinks are limited at the bars but all in all are ok .Tossa itself is a nice place unspoilt by to much tourisem if your looking for bars clubs and a busey nite life then loreit de mar would be for you a diffrent contrast and a 3 euro bus ride .Our room was basic and hot but used as a base. 5 nights out of seven the hostals opposite were very noisey and kept us awake untill 3am ish .All in all we payed £560.. via teletext for a week inc transfers and taxes card charges web check in etc etc if your looking for a budget break with meals and drinks thrown in and dont mind the basic set up this is ideal if your looking for comfort and gourmet food pay a lot more then you have cause to moan i would return to tossa but would proberly go for the tossa beach or the tossa centre but on reflection the meals would more than likley decide me against this in the end .A few points about eating out in the many bars and restaurnts most are very resonable as we did this on a few days nights if your looking for a british bar then hollys bar do great food tipcs bar up one of the side streets in the town opens at 8 pm great beer Don Juan is another bar in the town with hams hanging from the ceiling where you can try these and cheeses together with bread all very nice but nothing special if your looking for pizza or pasta these are plentifull throuhout tossa .One bar to avoid is called bottles bar again up a side street next to dinos which i think is part of the same place 1 large beer and a tia maria and coke 10 EURO thanks for that we wont see you again nice to rip of the tourists apart from that go into any local bar and listen to the banter and pay 3.50 for a large beer and small beer .we also visited julie and nicks bar well what a undfreindly host julie was so didnt ventrue back there .Not a bad trip but the euro isnt strong and in my veiw spain is getting exspensive every year hope yhis reveiw helps .....

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Aylsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2012

Just back today from a weeks holiday staying here and was impressed by the helpfulness and friendlieness of the staff. The hotel is ideally situated in the middle of a lovely town and the food which was available at the sister hotel two minutes away was very good. The staff there were very helpful and efficient. The only negative was the rooms had no air conditioning but apart from that they were a bit basic but spotless. I cannot understand people giving bad reviews because for the money it was well worth it.. Tossa itself is lovely, clean and unspoilt by tourism. We had the misfortune to visit LLoret de Mar and the contrast between the two was startling. Buy a cheap fan when you get there and it will be a great holiday! Thanks to everyone there...

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Mar Bella
Address: Avda Costa Brava 21, 17320 Tossa de Mar, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Tossa de Mar
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Ranked #40 of 43 Hotels in Tossa de Mar
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Mar Bella 1*
Number of rooms: 30
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