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MedPlaya Hotel Esmeraldas
Ranked #12 of 43 Hotels in Tossa de Mar
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 June 2013

This is a really great place to stay. All aspects of it as a base for a holiday are totally acceptable plus it is well situated for the town centre. The staff are only too happy to help in any way they can. Even an issue over bed linen was sorted swiftly and we were given ultra superior treatment after that. The pool area is more than adequate. The restaurant is clean and the food is good. The bar is always well stocked. It is certainly a hotel we are considering for a further holiday. Well done all round.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

We have just returned from a wonderful two week holiday here and would definitely recommend it; everything was great and although the apartments are quite basic I don't think you can complain for the price.
Our apartment- we stayed in a studio, which I was worried may have been too small but it was perfect for us ( 2 adults and a baby). The kichenette was well equipped and there was a fair amount of space around the bed and an indoor table as well as the one on the balcony. The beds were pretty comfortable although the mattresses didn't fit together properly to make a double bed. The TV had a few English channels including bbc1. A cot wasn't supplied though ( thomson told me it would be, this isn't the hotel's fault though) and I'm not totally sure where one would go without being in the way. It's also worth mentioning that the balconies aren't separate, they are just split by screens which meant we were sometimes covered in other people's smoke ( not good for a baby!).

The hotel- All the staff were friendly and helpful and the communal areas were quite big. There is wi-fi in reception, but it is very slow. We only ate at the restaurant once, for breakfast, and there was a reasonable choice and it was good value, Idon't think I would have fancied it every day though. The pool was good, but quite small which proved a bit of a problem towards the end of our stay when some children were constantly jumping in and splashed our baby in the face ( again not the hotel's fault). The children's pool is attached to the main pool and tiny, and was always full of dead insects. We didn't go to the entertainment, but we could sometimes hear it, despite the fact we were on the fifth floor on the opposite side of the building!


Location- The hotel is in a great location; there are two good supermarkets very close by, and the beach, shops, old town and bus station are all within easy walking distance. We used buses instead of going on thomson excursions and saved a lot of money, please contact me if you would like any information about this.

Overall, a great value hotel in a brilliant location, if we returned to Tossa we would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

Im not sure i agree with some of the reviews om here ??? we are returning for the third time in july and cant wait. The staff make the holiday xxxx. Fair enough the rooms need updating but you are on holiday and who spends all their time in their rooms ? The pool is cleaned daily and checked through out the day. The evening entertainment is hit and miss but the guys behind the bar make up for that with their houmor :-) We have made some great friends while staying here and plan to keep going to the esmeraldas for our cheao and cheerful holiday. Hopefully taking our yr old grandaughter for her 1st experiance of Spain. All i can say now is ROLL ON JULY xx

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

We booked this hotel based on trip advisor reviews & we were not disappointed. The staff were really friendly & welcoming throughout our stay.
The rooms were very clean & quite large with some basic kitchen facilities.
The hotel is located in a quiet street but only 5 minutes walk from the town centre. We went self catering & there is a supermarket just 5 minutes walk away to stock up on food.
The pool was quite small so it may get a bit crowded if the hotel is fully booked.
I am a light sleeper & we were disturbed in the mornings by the maids cleaning other rooms. This hotel is great for a cheap & cheerful holiday in the sun. I would stay here again if visiting Tossa de Mar

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the corner of the hotel. The balconies are bigger
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Dazzydazzlo
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

From all the reviews on this site the hotel was exactly what I expected so no nasty surprises. The price was good and the staff where very friendly. The pool area is small but functional and the general hotel was fine. The rooms where very basic, the kitchen, bathroom and balcony area where good. The beds where uncomfortable but the rest of the apartment was fine. We used it sparingly as we mostly went to the beach and for this it was great. The location is close to everything, you are a short walk from the beach and town and this suited us as we have a small child. So overall I would recommend this hotel as long as you are not looking for luxury. I would avoid the food served though not great, we mostly organised our own breakfast, what they serve is not worth paying for. We didn't eat anything else there after that

Room Tip: we were on the 5th floor and this was fine. Decent balcony and a bit of a view
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

It was a decent hotel for a good price, located in 5-10 walk from the beach. The positive experience was the price and the ability to find free parking on the street nearby. As the negative, I'd say the rooms need some renovation. For example, the doors and bathroom look they haven't been renovated since 80's. The TV is ridiculously small and WiFi is only reachable in the lobby or the 1st floor.

Room Tip: Avoid -1 floor. Otherwise all people walking on the street or in the kids playground, will see all y...
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank aLucky
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

Arriving in the early hours the reception desk is permenantly manned and we received a warm welcome. We booked the bedroom rather than the slightly more expensive apartment. The room was basic but comfortable and had all we needed. With two solid beds together to make a double, under bed storage, wardrobe cupboard and shelf space. A balcony with a table and three seats and a table indoors with three tables. a microwave, two hobs cooking equipment which was more than comprehensive. The bathroom was clean, the shower was good. Not realy fancy but we paid cheap so good value for money. The view from the balcony was a little sad looking over the "Childrens play area" which I wouldn't recommend for kiddies as it appeared to be mainly used as an oversized kitty litter tray by local cats but as we went out of season I have no idea whether anyone lets their kids use it. The pool looked clean but we never had time to use it. For those like us who go self catering there is a supermarket about 5 mins walk around the corner called Caprabo which is a main brand in that part of Spain, which is comprehensive but some things were cheaper at the Magatzems Palou which has a lovely local bakery charcutery section so worth a look this is more like 10 mins away and covers two floors. The beach is about 10 mins away also and the Vila Vella about 15-20 mins. The resort is quite small and it doesn't take long to get to anything.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Mermaid690
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Additional Information about MedPlaya Hotel Esmeraldas

Address: Villafranca Del Penedes 4, 17320 Tossa de Mar, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Tossa de Mar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Tossa de Mar
Price Range: £39 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — MedPlaya Hotel Esmeraldas 2*
Number of rooms: 107
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