Went here with my friend for a short break (4 days)
The hotel is clean, rooms are very spacoius and lovely roof terrace to sunbath on.
We enjoyed our break at this hotel very much. We met some lovely people and had a really nice time. I would have rated this hotel higher but the bar staff really let it down. They didnt smile, ingnored you sometimes, just used to walk off whilst you were trying to order a drink!! I have never seen such rude staff. We even went to one of the other H TOP Hotels for the afternoon and the bar staff there were also really rude!!!
I cannot understand why they are like this. You would think they would be wanting guests to return again and again to keep them in a job!!
Also another thing that was really irritating, once the clock struck midnight everyone had to go inside. You couldn't finish your drink chatting outside where you had been sitting all night. Then once inside the staff turned all the lights out!! it was pitch black. So in other words, you had to go to your rooms like naughty children who had stayed up passed their bedtime.
Good points- the food was very nice. I was expecting slop as we usually stay in a higher class hotel but I was pleasantly surprised. You could always get something to eat that you liked. Maybe we went to the dining room at the right time of evening when it was all just out fresh. We had Veal, Blue shark steaks, Rabbit. Not what I expected for the money. It could have been a little warmer but that is me being picky.
The red wine was nice from the dining room but ice cold from the bars.
The roof terrace was fabulous!!! No children were allowed on the roof terrace so it was great for peace and quiet sunbathing. Only fault I found was that they didn't open the roof terrace until 10am and the bar was not open until 11am, not even for a coffee or soft drink. I like to sunbath quite early so this really bothered me but may be okay for those who like to lie in bed till later.
My friend and I both slept really well, the beds were comfy.
Air con in the rooms but it is on a timer set by the hotel, 2pm till 2am.
There was a pool area for families but we didn't use it so cant really comment on that but it looked nice.
Also I noticed the hotel is disabled friendly, quite a few people there in wheelchairs. I think this is a great thing to let people know as it is quite difficult to find one that suits wheelchairs. You could access every area via lifts or ramps.
We also found the hotel to be close enough to the shops and beach if you wanted to go out for a walk.
The other good thing we liked was that you could use any of the H TOP Hotels on an all inclusive basis. We went to Pineda Palace for the day. We met my son and his gitrlfriend there. They were staying at another H TOP Hotel, we met hlf way and enjoyed the afternoon together. This made a nice change as well.
This hotel was ok for a cheap , short break. Would use again but the management really do need to sort the bar staff out. Everyone was complaining about the bar staff not just us.
I wouldn't say it was a 4 star, more like a 3 star. I have stayed in a hell of a lot better but also stayed in a lot worse.
We also noticed that it was very quiet during the night. Not rowdy as some reviews had stated. Maybe we went at the right time of year.
Hope this review helps.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The H·TOP Calella Palace & SPA ***S hotel is located just off in the beach in Calella. The all-inclusive resort is in a great setting surrounded by a number of attractions including shops, restaurants, bars and a lot of cultural activities. The hotel is equipped with a number of facilities including a large outdoor swimming pool with a separate pool for children. Surrounding the pool is a large sun terrace equipped with sun loungers. The hotel also features an indoor pool and a roof top terrace with plunge pool offering stunning views over Calella and the coast. Rooms at the Calella Palace are bright and air-conditioned, with a balcony and satellite TV. All have a private bathroom with a hairdryer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- h Top Hotel Calella
- Calella Hotel Palace
- Calella Palace Hotel
- Calella Palace Spain
- Calella Palace Calella
- Hotel Top Calella Palace
- Top Palace Calella
- h Top Calella Palace
- Hotel Calella Palace Calella