This was our second time staying in Tossa de Mar. Last time we stayed in esmereldas which is sister hotel of san eloy and located in tossa. This hotel is a considerable walk from the town.
Good and bad points
The apartment was Ok I wasn't expecting a palace and it was acceptable. No a/c wasn't major problem as the weather was mixed with cloudy days so the temp wasn't unbearable. We had no kettle provided. I hate boiling water for tea in a saucepan. Very poor selection of cooking eqpt. Our biggest problem was the lack of any outside space to sit and have your lunch or a quiet drink. We were on 1st floor. There was just a small narrow shared corridor like balcony. We didn't even have a table and could barely fit the chairs. There was a extended family either side of us and they kept going in and out of each others apartments past our door, moving our chairs out of the way...which was disruptive and intrusive. No privacy whatsoever.
We also had to ask for change of towels. We got drenched one day on day trip to barcelona and used them up drying ourselves off. Reception were not overly friendly when I asked for more eventhough we were due a change.
Facilities were good and my kids enjoyed the pools although they said that the surface was poor underfoot. Wasps were a problem round the bins. Outdoor spaces were fairly well looked after and security enforced quiet time after midnight. What bugged me was people leaving their plastic cups an chip containers around. My little boy found two floating in the kiddies pool. Kids seemed to be constantly coming out with containers if chips. Ok..if they can clean up after themselves.
Entertainment was very good top marks to the team. One of our boys enjoyed some of the daytime sports and the nights were good fun what we saw of them.
We were self catering and i do feel that the set up here is way more suited to all inclusive. The little shop has very poor selection although we did buy fresh baguette there every morning. However the bus into tossa was chargeable unless on AI. This adds up for family of 5 and we were in and out couple of times a day. also the bus stops too early if you are going out for meal etc. we had a hire car but parking in the town is so restrictive and expensive and then no sangria....
We would not be ones to stay in a resort all day long eating burgers etc. especially with an amazing resort like tossa on your doorstep with fantastic array of restaurants. If we had taken breakfast in the resort it would have cost us €30 for 5 people that is excessive considering we got 3 course meal one evening with wine for €35 in tossa.
We love the resort of tossa itself with its quaint and authentic atmosphere, castle, scenery, walks, shops etc. we drove to llorret one evening as our boys wanted to buy barca football jerseys. I couldn't get out of there quick enough.
It is quite difficult to find accommodation for 5 in tossa but on balance if we return we would pick somewhere closer to the town. We had a great holiday but while it is well run with good entertainment the san eloy really wasn't suitable for us as self caterers who like a little private space.
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- Also Known As:
- Aparthotel San Eloy Hotel Tossa De Mar
- MedPlaya Hotel San Eloy Tossa De Mar, Costa Brava