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“Great Pool Area” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Marina Sand

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Hotel Marina Sand
Ranked #106 of 127 Hotels in Lloret de Mar
derby
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Pool Area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2011

We arrived at the hotel Selvamar just after 11 am and we were in our room within 10 minutes. We did expect to have to wait until 1pm but no problems there. The room was pretty standard for Spain, the view from the balcony was great, 4th floor overlooking the fabulous pool area. The food was pretty poor but we never actually went hungry. We usually spend our days on the beach but the pool and surrounding area was that good we spent several days making use of it. The evening entertainment was pretty good, the two guys that ran the disco were a right laugh. Avoid the parrot show, it was awful. Flamenco night was good, though. There were a lot of youngsters at the hotel but disruptive behaviour was not tolerated, which was nice to see. All in all, we had a great time, Lloret de Mar is a great resort and we are looking to return next year. If we can get back in this hotel, we'll be very happy. Pity about the food.

Room Tip: Try and get on floors 3 or 4, odd numbers usually face the pool.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank hagster13
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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2011

we found the hotel staff pleasent and helpful during the stay.
food was ok..but quite random! paella,pork steaks and boiled rice one night. the hotel caters for other nationalities rather than british in the food options. saying that we ate well every night and the kids didnt complain about it either.
the rooms are basic,but adequate.we had 4 beds in our room..but nothing else.
the pool is huge and clean and never too full to play in with the children,also sunbeds and parasols were easily available,even in the afternoons.
entertainment was ok,but not really our sort of thing,but the staff were very enthusiastic!!
the only downside of our holiday was all the foreign people(lots of young and students) that happily push in queues,splash young children in the pool and generally dont care about manners or getting on everyones nerves!!!! which is obviously not the hotels fault!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank macpherson15
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Co Tyrone, N Ireland
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42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2011

I stayed here bed and breakfast, for a week (17-24 Aug 2011), and was really scared after reading all the reviews. When we arrived at the hotel, I was relieved to be honest. The rooms were basic, but had all you needed, towels changed and rooms cleaned everyday and there was even a hairdryer in the bathroom. The hotel was clean and the pools were by far the best pools in the resort. Staff were fine, answered your questions but not overly friendly. Breakfast is continental, and it was good, had a good selection of breads, pancakes and croissants, tea and coffee were dodgy though. Hotel is within 10m of the beach and 10m of the bus terminal, which runs free buses to Marineland and the Waterpark every half hour. Marineland is worth a visit. Orient Express and Taucho's Steakhouse are lovely to eat in. Definately would return to Lloret again, and to the same hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank omh1
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ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2011

ok so i saw all the bad reviews on here and was expecting a hell hole when i went. it wasnt a five star hotel but it was good. some (and only some) reception staff could be doing with a manners course but apart from that it was ok. rooms are basic but clean. pool was brillant but in need of a clean. food was ok. lots of selection. just ten mins from bus station. shops all around just a few feet from the entrance. good.,

Room Tip: ask for pool view. and ground floor unless you like waiting on lifts or walking up 4 flights of stai...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank clare c
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Salou - SPAIN
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011

On arrival we were given a room at the back of the hotel. We went back to reception and asked if we could move to a room with a pool view and they were more than happy to change it for us.

The rooms were very basic but that is what we expected with the price we paid. The pool was very nice and the best part of the hotel. It was large and there was always a choice of free sunbeds in different areas.

Meal times in the hotel were not very enjoyable. The food was limited in choice and pretty much the same every night. The quality of the food was not very good either. The waiters seemed to be rushed off their feet and therefore werent the friendliest of people. However, the worst experience in the restaurant was the other guests, many of whom were either German or French. They were extremely rude and do not seem to understand the system of queueing!

The hotel was in a good location only 10 minutes walk to beach and 15 minutes to the bars and clubs. The beach itself was tiny stones and not sand which wasnt too comfortable for walking on.

The local area had plenty of shops and restaurants to walk round or have a meal.

Room Tip: top floor. pool view side gets the sun during the day too.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank worzelins
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tyne & wear
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2011

Hotel not as it looks online, staff not very approachable, we were only english guests there. Hotel itself very dated, in need of refurb, rooms and balconies very small, air con not working so had 2 have balcony doors open where stench from street due to uncollected rubbish/waste was unbearable.
our room was situated near lifts in hotel which meant 2-3 hours sleep per night.
Only positive feedback was that hotel entertainment @ night was good and food wa average.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank jen c
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2011

We stayed for a 5 day break 2 couples in our mid to late 40s.We had to wait 45mins for our room but thats not the end of the world! We had a couple of drinks at the bar and soaked up the holiday atmosphere.The rooms are very basic but so was the price so you get what you pay for.The room was clean,hot shower,comfy beds,and we had a view of the pool and the sea which was lovely.Air conditioning was very weak but it didnt bother us too much.The hotel was in a good location bars and shops nearby and the walk down to the beach was through lovely strreets lined with shops bars restaurants theres a beautiful church and courtyard you can stop and have a coffee,beer or cocktail which ever you fansy at whatever time of day.We didnt stay for the hotels entertainment as we ate at lots of lovely restaurantsGauchos steak house loads of tasty succulent steak! and a restaurant by the castle looking out over the sea just fab service and 5* food.The hotel had lots of spanish french and germans but thats fine by us its better to have a good mix of nationalities it makes you feel you are on holiday.The breakfast is a bit basic but if you consider how much you pay for a stay im surprised they can afford to feed you at all.It would have been nice to see some fresh fruit at breakfast.It wasnt cheap to eat and drink out all the time but the quality and service is good.I would recommend this resort 100 percent the hotel if you want value for money and your not fussy and picky cos its a bit dated.Would go there again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Gav2dave
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Additional Information about Hotel Marina Sand

Property: Hotel Marina Sand
Address: Avda Vila de Tossa 51 S/N, 17310 Lloret de Mar, Spain (Formerly Selvamar)
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Lloret de Mar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #106 of 127 Hotels in Lloret de Mar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Marina Sand 2*
Number of rooms: 243
Also Known As:
Selvamar Lloret De Mar
Selvamar Hotel Lloret De Mar
Hotel Marina Sand Lloret De Mar, Costa Brava, Spain

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