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Hotel Continental
Ranked #36 of 43 Hotels in Tossa de Mar
Vilafranca del Penedes, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“You get what you pay”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We stayed here for 4 days.
The price was really appealing for the half board, and although there wasn't a wide range of variety of food, we couldn't complain.

The room was Ok, with a nice balcony, but the bathroom was too old, it needs an urgent reformation.

The pool zone was quite big and it was great to relax there after a long day at the beach.

The staff was really helpful and kind.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Food was so bad paid for half board and ate out cause the food was really awful, croissants for breakfast safest option perfect for Spanish people but English avoid if u want a cooked breakfast, staff very helpful rooms very dated and basic but air con all good, just let down by the food

  • Stayed August 2014
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Chichester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Continental end of June beginning of July and had a lovely week in this quaint and comfortable hotel. We arrived with the knowledge there could be school groups at the hotel of which there was a smaller group of around 20 school children from Morecombe High School. What a delight they were, a credit to their school and teachers and in fact made the start of our holiday quite uplifting hearing about their trips out for the day and where they had been.

Our room was a good size with comfortable beds and a nice balcony overlooking our pool area and the Bahia Hotel beyond which made for pleasant people watching. Our bathroom was compact but well fitted with towels changed most days if required. The rooms were kept very clean and the air conditioner was excellent if not a little noisy.

The dining hall is small but for us was never full, the food was fresh cooked every day with a restrictive menu but every day there was a different meat dish, pasta dish and fish dish with chips salads and vegetables, pudding was cake and fruit or rice pudding typical of Spanish desserts, nicely presented.

The pool was a nice size, unheated and salt water, with plenty sunbeds around, but again the hotel was very quiet during the day and often we had the pool to ourselves until the other guests came back from their days out. the pool bar wasn't open but this was not a problem for us.

The reception staff, bar staff and cleaners were all very nice and helpful and special thank you's to Antonio (bar manager), Sara (bar staff) and Lucas (reception) for making our stay very enjoyable.

The Hotel is situated away from the beach but a pleasant walk down through the lanes with their colourful shops onto the beach front and the resort is very clean, lively family orientated resort a very pleasant place to visit with the spectacular scenery of the mountain back drop and the Fort on the beachfront.

I would recommend this hotel and resort for groups, couples, families and the only down side I can think of was that there was no entertainment out our hotel which might have encouraged the guests to stay there and use the facilities more.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

The staff greeted us after out drive from Barcelona airport, they were friendly, organised and welcoming. Our group were quickly shown to their rooms which were conveniently all on the same floor. The pool was 1st class as was the furniture. The food was plentiful and the variety was extensive. None of our group was left wanting as far as the breakfast, lunch and dinner was concerned.
It is a short 10 minute walk to the beach. The walks available during the evening are breathtaking. The Castle is lit up and is an inviting place to visit should you wish to eat away from the hotel in one of the many restaurants.
We were there at the end of the holiday season but you would n't be able to tell by the way the staff treated us.
Will definitely visit this place and hotel again.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the front are away from the swimming pool. A bit more quiet on that side and a gre...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Larne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Spent 9 nights here at the start of September, the room was big enough and clean and tidy. The room was refreshed each day if you wanted it. The Hotel had given us our request of a high floor and double bed with side sea view and views of the mountains. No one looking in at us from another hotel. The variety of food was limited but it was always presented well and meals were hot and very enjoyable. The Hotel would not profit if it had a larger range of food as there would be too much wastage. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. Most of them would speak some English. The pool area was nice and relaxing. Hotel situated at the quieter end of Tossa de Mar, only a few minutes walk to the supermarket, post office and main tourist shopping area. A pleasant walk through the narrow streets to the beach took fifteen minutes at a leisurely pace. The beach was always kept clean. The views were breath taking from the wonderful castle at the end of the beach. We had a great time and would go back again.

Room Tip: To choose a good room go higher for the views and face either the garden centre or garage.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Poland
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2013

We spend here 7 days and were occupying room for 3. About the room, very simple, for us the most missing things were a ... kettle and fridge. Still less than there is no chance to get a glass of water os some hot beverages during the lunch or even supper.
Room was refreshing every single day (always fresh towels) but what's about shower gel and soap?? (One sachet for one bath). Once we moved small cabinet we found out a big layer of dust!!! It looks like hasn't been cleaned since weeks.
One more, very important - many of leaks on the walls as we occupied corner room.
The food was great, in our opinion everybudy could find something good. Big range of vegetables, fish, meat, seafood and deserts.
Staff very friendly, even in basic English (as mine) we could go deal with everything.
Summary nice and very cheap place, for not really modern hotel the standard is enough.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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3 Thank kostig87
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013

we stayed for a week at the start of sept, initailly stayed in the side rooms, very small,just enough space for one person to move around at a time.But good staff, was no problem,moved next day, moved to room facing the pool, much bigger, better layout. rooms cleaned regulary. there is aircon and free wifi, signal will struggle in rooms and pool, but it's free.The pool is cleaned and has height markings which is good. where the hotel lets itself down is that it's very dated and a refurbishment is long overdue. it's in a good location, 10-15 min walk to shops, supermarket and beach. only 4 mins from bus station, visit lloret de mar, 3.50 eur return.(15mins). The breakfast is continental, but of very low standard and poor quality. consists of 5 trays. thin cheese, two types of processed ham, hot dog sausage, cold hard boil egg. and stale rolls. There is inadequate toaster that takes 10 mins!!!!just see the angry queue grow!!!lol. no real entertainment at night which is duplicated throughout the town is another negative. in all a good budget hotel for sleeping, cleaniness,pool, good staff but eat the breakfast out of necessity and not for enjoyment.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Continental
Address: Avinguda de Puerto Rico, 3, 17320 Tossa de Mar, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Tossa de Mar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #36 of 43 Hotels in Tossa de Mar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Continental 3*
Number of rooms: 95
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