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Hotel GHT Balmes & Apartments
Ranked #16 of 43 Hotels in Calella
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“lovely holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

helpful staff, clean room, nice pool, air con, beach nearby., , don't need any thing more, maybe thicker walls as some guests are noisy but few knocks on the wall and you're sorted. hotel is based away from night clubs which make it good choice for families. overall thumbs up.will recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Magda_Cholota
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GHT_H0tels, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel GHT Balmes & Apartments, responded to this review, 26 August 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you very much for sending your comments to Trip Advisor. Your comfortability is our commitment. Thanks and do not hesitate to contact us in the future if you visit again Calella. Kind regards
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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england
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

Hotel was clean,there was a good selection of food but was cold. Bar & reception staff very friendly, female restaurant staff did not acknowledge you in the morning and they were very rude and chatted away next to your table whilst you're eating NOT Professional at all!!
Maria(kids entertainer)was Fantasic!! Thanks Maria x ( i would recommend more activities in the day for the kids)
Down side to the area-not for the english, just rude, miserable spanish ( this end of Callela is only for the spanish, it was their local holiday resort) the other end was full of english, happy people.
Our transfer time changed from 0335 to 0435(as originally stated on our last day)- the hotel staff did not inform us (: so we were not happy with being at reception at 0300 then having to sit in the dark reception area with our children (3&14) waiting for 0410 to leave and walk to the bus top which was 2 streets away!!transfer was 1hr 30 mins and a tour of costa brava- we would not go back to costa brava.

Room Tip: Pool view as the balcony's are bigger, street view rooms are rubbish. BUT the air con works wond...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank ilovemenorca
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GHT_H0tels, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel GHT Balmes & Apartments, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Dear valued guest,
We would like to thank you for your feedback about your recent stay with us.
I apologize for the inconvenience with the transfer, if you decide to visit us again we will recommend you the best option to arrive to the airport, maybe next time you can take a private transfer, if you are a family it is cheaper than a public one.
Best regards
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

Overal it was a nice holiday which we really enjoyed. In general the staff are friendly and helpful, the hotel and the rooms are clean. The pool is nice and good for weak swimmers, non-swimmers and children. The food is nice, warm and at your discretion. The air conditioning works well.

Marita (from Latvia) who is in charge of entertainment is a very special young lady. She will go to an extreme length to engage the guests and make sure they are happy. Always polite, she will make sure you don't miss the events that take place in Calella or in the evening at the hotel. She is the trustworthy employee everyone will want to have in the tourism industry: good listening skills, positive attitude, always smiling, good engagement with clients and children. Inventivity and encouragement words are part of her baggage. Her understanding for the need of a personal service that offers the guests (and their children) a 'superior experience' in their summer holiday is very important. I just hope the managers of this hotel will realise her potential and offer her a permanent job with them.

My wife really enjoyed her morning aerobic sessions in the pool and my son enjoyed her afternoon sessions and the 9pm disco sessions for children with her.

However there were a few issues: we had a squeaky door in the room 142 and there is no tap water available for dinner. They expected us to buy a bottle of water and this is not acceptable. You either charge for it in the price of the room with half-board booking or you provide tap water for free.

I do understand the need for hotels to make money but a half-board booking without water for dinner is not acceptable. The staff in the restaurant are very, very noisy, expecially Maria. They speak laudly from one corner of the room to someone in another corner and they chat most of the time annoying the guests.

Hope the bad points will be resolved until the next year when we intend to comeback.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Eugen N
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GHT_H0tels, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel GHT Balmes & Apartments, responded to this review, 1 August 2013
Dear Eugen,
Thanks for taking time and write this comment. For sure we will take into consideration your comments in order to improve and if possible make your vacations even more enjoyable.
Hope to see you soon! We are waiting for you and your lovely family.
Best regards,
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

Rooms clean rooms small and basic but you get what you pay for I suppose. Hair dryer had awire lose fixed next day. Pool area lovely with jacuzzi. Ate out every day. We found the hotel to be on the edge of calella a little too far out for us. Calella over all a lovely place no tacky bars more upmarket and cosmopolitan. Lovely restaurants. Takes a whole to find way round. If you want tacky bars then there near the hotel Olympic across the main rd from centre. We found a trip booking place in central square where we book coach to catalunya for Moto go it picked up in most resorts.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank loumutd
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GHT_H0tels, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel GHT Balmes & Apartments, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Dear guest,
Thanks for your comment on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled that overall you enjoyed staying with us. We all look forward to welcome you. Best regards,
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

This was a very good 3 star hotel and we would not hesitate to recommend it. Good location, very clean, a very good standard of food and hygiene and pleasant staff. The buffet restaurant was a little quirky on that you had to virtually lay your own table. However everything was easily to hand and spotlessly clean. We were impressed by the food standard. What was nice was that fresh food was regularly coming in small amounts and neatly displayed. Some odd choices but the hotel was trying to cater for a variety of nationalities which is commendable. Also commendable were the waiting staff who rightly challenged a large group at breakfast one morning who had piled up the table with food and left a lot of it to go to waste. They were quite simply told off and warned for the next visit. Other guests fully agreed with their actions.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank STEVE S
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GHT_H0tels, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel GHT Balmes & Apartments, responded to this review, 6 July 2013
Dear Steve,
We are thrilled that you enjoyed staying with us, that the service of our team was up to your expectations and that you enjoyed our varied dining facilities.
We look forward to your next visit. Best regards,
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Inverurie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

the staff are friendly and very helpful, when checking in they missed our names to begin with but found us in the end and gave us a couple of free drinks for the inconvenience, the hotel is clean and the rooms are very good (only low point is not enough power points) with air-con and also a balcony, meals very good with hot and cold variety, very clean pool area, Calella is a hidden gem and the beach and train station at the end of the road(5 minute walk)
For a 3* hotel this is very good value for money and will stay here again no doubt

Room Tip: room 347 is the one we stayed in and it has a balcony and is on a quite street
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank dandydon35
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GHT_H0tels, Director Comercial at Hotel GHT Balmes & Apartments, responded to this review, 22 May 2013
Dear Sir,
Thank you very much for sending your comments to Trip Advisor. Your comfortability is our commitment. Thanks and do not hesitate to contact us in the future if you visit again Calella. Kind regards
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013 via mobile

Brilliant Hotel here for 3 days for the FI Grand Pr×. Fantastic Long Weekend enjoyed every moment. Hotel is excellent for Young and old alike. good value for money. Plenty of shops nearby if you need to stock up or forget something. Great play area for kids. Beautiful Beach @ the end of the road. Access via underpass or rail track.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank soarsy
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GHT_H0tels, Director Comercial at Hotel GHT Balmes & Apartments, responded to this review, 22 May 2013
Dear guest,
It's a pleasure to know that overall you had a good time with us. Thank you very much for your feedback. Thanks and do not hesitate to contact us in the future if you visit again Calella. Kind regards
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Property: Hotel GHT Balmes & Apartments
Address: C/ Balmes, 123, 08370 Calella, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Calella
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Calella
#7 Family Hotel in Calella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel GHT Balmes & Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 174
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A comfortable hotel, awarded the FAMILY TOURISM certificate and ISO 9001. It is a family-friendly hotel, regularly modernized, with a large garden with swings for the children and swimming pools for both adults and children, plus a hydro-massage pool, to make your holiday a truly memorable experience.Besides rooms, the hotel has studios and apartments that can be reserved with "self catering" or daily cleaning and breakfast buffet or half board, ideal for families with children. Hotel Balmes is the ideal spot for a great holiday with your partner, family or friends. It is situated in the quiet, residential area of Calella, close to the beach, the shopping district and the train station. It is very easy to reach from the motorway. At Hotel Balmes all meals are buffet-style and during the summer season (June to September) we offer an entertainment programme for children and adults, as well as opportunities to take part in free activities provided on Calella’s beach, such as kayaking, salsa, trips to the lighthouse, various sports, and so on. The hotel’s location in the town makes it a very appealing sport for participants of the Costa de Barcelona-Maresme Half Challenge and Challenge triathlons, as it is very close to the starting line, the change-over points, the finishing line and the site of the pasta party and the award ceremony. Hotel Balmes accepts dogs (up to 10 kg in weight) at a moderate cost. Hotel Balmes, the perfect hotel for your family holiday! ... more   less 
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