I was a bit wary after reading some of the reviews for this hotel, but have to admit that this is not a bad hotel as long you know what to expect before you go.
The hotel is situated in a fairly central area, a 10 minute downhill stroll from the beach and start of the shopping area. The Calella Land Train stops right outside the reception, and is a great way of getting around the town - just €1.50 for a single journey or €2.50 for 2 trips on the same day.
This is very much like a British holiday camp in the sunshine. Plenty of entertainment day and night, a good choice of hot and cold food 3 times a day, with unlimited snacks in between and drinks on tap from 10am to midnight!
Calella is a nice little town - good shopping, nice beach and easy access to Barcelona for sightseeing. Just €9.60 return on the train, with a lovely journey all along the coast.
As with all H TOP hotels you can visit any of the other hotels in the chain during the day between 1000-1900 hours, although you need to make a reservation 24 hours in advance if you wish to eat at another hotel, and this isn't possible with some of their 4* hotels.
Choose your transfer carefully if you are arranging your own and flying into Gerona Costa Brava Airport, as Calella seems to be the last drop when you arrive, and first collection for the return flight. My flight home was at 0940 hours and I was collected at the hotel at 0425 hours and dropped at the airport at 0545 hours - far too early for the flight!
The room was clean and spacious, with a very clean bathroom and plenty of good towels. A nice balcony with table and 2 chairs, Air-Con in the height of the summer and colour TV with a few English speaking channels.
As with so many hotels these days, they make a huge amount of money by charging extra for the safe in the room (€7 per day) and even more for the WiFi that so many of us use now - this costs €20 a week for each device which is scandalous, but at least it is a very strong signal throughout the hotel including the bedrooms.
Overall a very good value holiday, but not sure that I could cope in the height of the summer...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 3-Star H·TOP Olympic hotel is in a quiet residential area of Calella in Costa Maresme-Barcelona (north-east Spain), just 350 metres away from the beach. It is the ideal choice for young couples and groups looking for a centric hotel with a young, lively and friendly atmosphere and a good standard of accommodation. It is situated at 65 Km from Barcelona – El Prat Airport and 35 Km from Girona Airport. Calella is a family tourist destination, a lively city where you will find plenty of shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife. Calella boasts its own mini train that circles the town during the summer and stops right outside the hotel, so getting around couldn’t be easier. Clients from H·TOP Olympic can visit Blue Bar Beach Club which offer sun beds and parasols with special rates for clients with All-Inclusive service. The classical 517-room H·TOP Olympic provides many facilities and services for adults and children. FACILITIES Rooms • 2 Social rooms (billard and recreatives) • Restaurant • Bar • Swimming pools (three for adults and one for children) • Sun terraces • Souvenirs/gift shop Children • Miniclub • Playground • Baby cots and chairs Staff • 24 hour Front Desk services • Multilingual staff • Housekeeping • Tour desk Others • Currency exchange • Car hire • Fax & copy service* • Medical service (external service)* • Air-conditioning • Heating • Safe boxes (in each room)* • Wi-Fi* • TV • Luggage storage (coin lockers) • Lifts • Bikes* • Parking* • Discounts Bar Beach Club *Some of these services are extra or require a deposit (ask at the Hotel) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- h Top Olympic Calella
- Hotel h Top Olympic
- h Top Olympic Hotel
- Hotel Olympic Calella
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