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MedPlaya Hotel San Eloy
Ranked #12 of 42 Hotels in Tossa de Mar
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

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.

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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.

Stayed August 2014
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CustomerServiceMgr, Guest Relations Manager at MedPlaya Hotel San Eloy, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Dear keadm
Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us at the Aparthotel San Eloy.
At Med Playa we aim to offer our guests the very best holiday experience possible, and we are sorry that you felt that the San Eloy was not the ideal setting for a self catering holiday, mainly due to the fact that the majority of other guests were all inclusive and also that the behaviour of some other guests might have impacted on your overall enjoyment.
We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your holiday in the popular resort of Tossa de Mar, but are disappointed that you were not completely satisfied with the San Eloy.
Kind regards
Sue, Guest Relations Team, Med Playa Hotels
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Myself and 2 kids actually stayed there July 2013 but system wouldn't let me change it. Had a good time. Rooms got really hot, you can hire a mobile air con but we didn't bother in the end. Food was good although the restaurant had no air con so we all melted in the heat at dinner time! Our shower kept flooding and short circuited our electrics which was entertaining. Great entertainment for the kids and great team, who worked hard to keep us amused.

  • Stayed October 2013
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

We booked this holiday as a cheap all inclusive week away and we got what we paid for. Rooms are clean and tidy but very very basic! No air con so it was very difficult to sleep in the heat! My 6 year daughter slept on the sofa bed which was narrow and she kept falling out. The food was ok but very repetitive, chips every day for lunch and dinner... The swimming pools were full of dead fly's and we're deep so not very suitable for toddlers learning to swim. The entertainment team were there all day running games and putting on a show every night. I went here with my parents when I was 16, I'm now 33 and the place hasn't changed! We are used to holidays in the south of France, Egypt and the Dominican Republic so this holiday was poor compared to what we're used too and its not somewhere that we would go back to or recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2014
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CustomerServiceMgr, Guest Relations Manager at MedPlaya Hotel San Eloy, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Dear Victoria A
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Hotel San Eloy.
We are sorry that perhaps this popular hotel was not best suited to your holiday requirements and did not meet with your expectations.
The majority of our guests rate the San Eloy very highly and we are sorry that you do not share this opinion.
We hope that in spite of your disappointment with the hotel, your overall stay in the resort of Tossa de Mar was enjoyable
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Sue, Guest Relations Team, Med Playa Hotels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

Accomodation is an apartment rather like you get at Pontins. Basic, but clean and with a small kitchen.

All Inclusive food is excellent, lunch and tea - wide choice: at least 2 fish dishes a day, e.g. haddock, mackerel, cod in sauces, mussels, octopus and calimari. 2 meat dishes, veal, pork, chicken, beef, lamb. Rice, chips, potatoes, veg. Salad bar, oils and vinegars. Breads. Pasta and 2 sauces every day, e.g. bolognaise. Soup every day. Puddings were a bit limited but ok. Breakfast- full English and croissants, toast, jams, cereals, etc. Drinks - wide variety inc. Sna Miguel on tap.

3 pools, 1 large 3.5m pool plus two kids pools, inc a tiny one for toddlers. Hotel was full when we were there but still plenty of room an sun beds to go round.

Entertainment - wide range of activities all day. A football/basketball pitch, tennis court, mini golf, table tennis. Usual sort of evening entertainment - mini disco, a show.

Quite noisy at night but quiet after midnight. NO air con but didn't expect that of a 2 star and it wasn't a problem.

Reception excellent, will order you taxis, etc. book excursions.

Quite far from the town but a free bus is laid on from 8.45am to 9pm. Taxi is 10euro from town. Lovely litte town. Nice beach (sand a bit stony) but beautiful surroundings. NIce shops and restaurants.

Went to Barcelona on the bus (25 euro return - 1.20 hour trip) Buses go from 4.40am last return 00.45. Get the metro in Barcelona - buy a T10 ticket for 10euros - gives you 10 journeys that can be shared with others in your party. Visited Camp Nou - tour is 23euros but well worth it.

Fantastic staff and a great holiday. Will definitely think about going back next year. Thanks to all the staff at San Eloy.

Room Tip: Top floor balconies a little narrow. Second floor balconies have shared walk ways.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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CustomerServiceMgr, Guest Relations Manager at MedPlaya Hotel San Eloy, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Dear Tim A
We are pleased to read that you and your family enjoyed your recent stay with us at the popular Hotel San Eloy.
We sincerely hope that we can look forward to welcoming you back next year!
Kind regards
Sue, Guest Relations Team, Med Playa Hotels
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

I stayed here last year with 3 other couples all with young children. The rooms are basic but clean and have a tv which is handy for the kids (had cbeebies and bbc1) our room had a kitchenette too even though we were all inc.
Positives -
Clean rooms
Good fun entertainment
great kids disco
free bus into tossa every hour

Negatives -
Food very basic and only really good for ppl who 'eat anything!'
WASPS everywhere I really hope they've fixed that for this year as its spoilt my time last year, 3 of the 8 adults got stung and the bins were rife with them, there must have been a pretty big nest somewhere
Pool was freezing even though the weather was scorching (I couldn't even dip my toe in!)

all in all was ok as was pretty cheap for an all inc but I defo would never go back

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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CustomerServiceMgr, Guest Relations Manager at MedPlaya Hotel San Eloy, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Dear natalie p
Thank you for your review of your stay in the San Eloy last year.
We are sorry that you were disappointed with some aspects of the hotel. At Med Playa we aim to resolve any guest issues whilst they are in the hotel and we are sorry that it appears that your disappointment was not brought to the attention of our staff or Manager at the time of your stay.
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Sue, Guest Relations Team, Med Playa Hotels
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

Enjoyed our holiday with one teen and one child in San Eloy. Highlights are the entertainment team who catered brilliantly for all ages. Took the self catering option when booking as read mixed reviews on the food however the all inclusive option seemed to be the way to go...as not only are meals included but also all drinks, snacks and free bus. Self caterers are "2nd Class" and pay as you go for drinks is expensive!!! Lowlights are the apartments themselves which are dated. Our cupboard door fell off on the first day, it was repaired quickly but fell off again before the end of the holiday. We booked what I thought a 2 bed apt on line but actually booked a 2 bed suite (this is a large room with 2 double beds- not ideal). The apt was changed for an additional fee; so take care when booking. Shared balcony's on the uppper apts mean that you have neighbours walking up and down outside your apt...not ideal when the neighbours are groups of students!! All that said our kids had a great holiday and would love to go back...

Room Tip: Rooms on the 2nd floor have shared balconies which are narrow so little room for dining outside. Tak...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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CustomerServiceMgr, Guest Relations Manager at MedPlaya Hotel San Eloy, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
Dear DeeCee2912
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at the popular San Eloy!
We are sorry to hear that you had some problems with the apartment, but are pleased that these were resolved as quickly and effectively as possible, and that your family enjoyed the activities and facilities at the San Eloy
We very much hope we can look forward to welcoming you back to the San Eloy or one of our other Med Playa Hotels on Mainland Spain
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Sue, Guest Relations Team, Med Playa Hotels
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Just got back today from a 7 night stay as the San Aloy. We are a family of five - 48, 48, 14, 19, 21.
The rooms are ok, we stayed AI and had a two bed apartment on the ground floor.
We had adequate storage space in the bedrooms. In the kitchen area there is a kettle, a two ring hob and a sink.
Bathroom consisted of a bath, shower, bidet and sink, they were all fine.
Lounge area has a sofa and a dining table with six chairs.
The tv only has CNN.
There are more than enough sun beds for everyone so no need to reserve them, but some people do as they like certain areas.The main pool is 3.5 metres deep!
We found the reception staff helpful with taxis and arranging trip and also with printing boarding passes for our return flight. €1 per copy.
Food was ok lots of chips, pasta and things to accompany them. Lovely rolls and salad items to have at lunch time.Snack bar staff very friendly, serving toasties, chips, hotdog, bacon butty. Hot drinks and cold.
Entertainment started at 8.30 with usual stuff. Then the main show at 10pm.
Lots of games to play in the day also.
Bus to Tossa de mar was free for ai guests but €1 for non ai.stops at 9pm.
Taxi from Tossa to hotel is €10 which for a short journey was extortionate.The hotel is in the middle of nowhere but a sort bus ride into town.
Taxi to Girona airport was just under €70.
Taxi to Barcelona was about €120.

To sum up we had a good stay.
Just to add, it depends who you book with as to how many sheet and towel changes you get a week, maybe worth asking your travel agent.

Room Tip: All rooms are pool facing. The ground floor has large balcony area but first and second floor only h...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Property: MedPlaya Hotel San Eloy
Address: Ctra. Llagostera Km 14, 17320 Tossa de Mar, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Tossa de Mar
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 42 Hotels in Tossa de Mar
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Hotel Class:2 star — MedPlaya Hotel San Eloy 2*
Number of rooms: 134
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