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Hotel Mar Blau
Ranked #5 of 43 Hotels in Calella
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“three ar five”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Despite it is three stars hotel, it is much better than four stars neighbour ones, indeed. Because it is new, clean, small and its restaurant is perfect. It is not so far from a sea - it wil take 5 min to reach a beach. Friendly personell, especially Eva at the reseption. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Barcelona, Spain
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Nice and clean hotel, spacious rooms, everything very clean, comfortable beds, all hotel staff very friendly. I would say the meals were good (maybe too good, not recommended to the people wanting loose weight...lol), not a huge variety, but all fresh and well cooked. Problems with free parking in Calella, it is a better option for renting the parking place from the hotel at 8 euros / day, good price I would say. Excellent location, near to the beaches, calas and center. Gym and sauna according to the 3 stars, jacuzzi and pool OK. I recommend this hotel without any doubt. Price/quality astonishing (booking through buscounchollo.com)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, Italy
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Good food, fresh vegetables and fruits, awesome tomatoes, salmon (1st day). Nice rooms, we got one on roof top with terrace. Must see Barcelona, 'Tossa de mar', visit local vineyard - awesome sangria blanco.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Weather was rubbish when we stayed here, not a lot to do on wet days, some english tv channels, rooms cleaned daily by friendly maid, beds very comfortable, buffet breakfast and dinner with plenty of choice but did mainly cater for everybody else except english, our group of 8 were pretty much the only english at the hotel, never a problem getting a sun bed, not sure what this would be like in high season, pool was freezing, sea was wild but warm, nice clean beach, would recommend this hotel for a cheap break

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

The hotel is excellent! It has all the facilities for a young couple, with swimming pool, Jacuzzi at the top of the hotel, sauna etc. The food is amazing and with a various meals. Is is 10 min from the beautiful beach of Calella. But I don't recommend for families, because the hotel is full of group of young people of Germany and UK.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

The hotel is situated towards the rear of the town about a 10 minute stroll down to the Old Town and the same to the beach. A good location despite all the 'club 18-30' type groups all around = noise into the small hours! Not great surroundings but the hotel itself is difficult to fault, it is very clean and I'm incredibly fussy! The housekeeping do a great job.
The rooms are very average with the usual bathroom, which was quite small, tv, aircon, wardrobe, table etc. but no fridge (extra euros) and internet is extra.
The restaurant is the usual noisy buffet dining room experience, gets a little noisy and crazy but the food is plentiful and varied. My one little moan was that being a vegetarian I found it rather annoying that even most of the salads contained meat :-( But that aside the food was tasty and there are lots of choices. The staff in the restaurant work tirelessly and always have a smile, maybe the Restaurant Manager could do a little more of that too!!
The bar was reasonably priced, not conventional Mediterranean measures I'm afraid though :-( but the bar staff are super speedy and attentive.
The entertainment in the evening was actually quite good! A little cheesy a few nights but good for a laugh if you don't take it too seriously! The kids get lots of attention from 3 rather lively staff with activities day and night. The dance routine to Shakira's Waka Waka Africa song seemed to be a favourite!!
We didn't sit around or use the pool, too many screaming kids/adults; we prefer the beach and to get out and about. I guess with the pool being crowded frequently that its a little on the small side but that seems normal in this resort.
The hotel is thankfully a mixture of all nationalities, no groups of rowdy youths and definitely a family destination. There does seem to be a leaning to the Russian visitor both in this hotel and the resort. I'm not a fan of any nationality having the upper hand other than the nationality of the land I'm in; otherwise why bother going abroad.
Overall I would recommend this hotel, I wouldn't return but I've never been anywhere twice!
I didn't particularly like the resort of Calella itself, it has very little character. Even the Old town has little charm remaining after having been taken over by the tourist shops/bars. Shame. But on the upside its easy to nip off on a train to Barcelona or a resort down the coast.

Room Tip: You'll get a better night's sleep away from the pool! There are no real sea views; it can be...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Stayed here end of July with my partner and my 2 youngest children, my first impressions on entering hotel was quite good but on entering our room i was exrememly unimpressed with how tiny it was, and an oversight on my behalf that I thought we would automatically be given an adjoining room considering my son and daughter are aged 10 and 8 but NO! A tiny bathroom to the left a double bed squashed up next to the wardrobe and a foot away on other side bunk beds!The only saving grace was thebalcony pool view and so I went straight to reception and asked to be moved, I was told there were none available and if one became available it would cost an extra 12 euros per night.
Later that evening a room became available ground floor back of hotel and facing the street. This was the noisiest part of the hotel, drunks and opposite hotel guests were so loud. Thankfully it never woke my kids up, a suggestion would be drink alot to ensure you dont get woken up!
The worst part of the holiday was the fact that we were one of the only British families there, nearly the entire guests there were German, there were some French and other countries but predominanttly German, we have no problem with people from other countries but they obviously had a problem with the British! Soooo rude and arrogant and as soon as they hear your speaking English they just stared at you especially in the restaurant. One German woman even tapped me on the shoulder because my chair was too far out and said to me 'shoo shoo' I reminded her of her manners by accentuating 'please' about 3 times, I was not impressed and her daughter and husband continued to glare at us throughout our meal which we were were fuming about by the end of our meal as we would never put up with such behaviour from people back in England. The food was bizarre and had very mixed and strange combinations, and only great if you are a lover of pork which is served up every breakfast lunch and dinner! I have given a 2 rating only because of 1 the receptioniosts and the cleaners were so friendly and the rooms kept clean and tidy every day. Also not too far from the beach, but unfortunately it wasn't sand but gravelly and hurt your feet! We will not be visiting The Costa Brava again, next year Majorca which is so much nicer and prettier.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Mar Blau
Address: C/ Valldebanador, 23-29, 08370 Calella, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Calella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Calella
#3 Family Hotel in Calella
#4 Best Value Hotel in Calella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Mar Blau 3*
Number of rooms: 220
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mar Blau hotel in Calella (Costa de Barcelona-Maresme) is a 3* establishment, perfect for those ideal family holidays.Located only 450 metres from the beach, in a quiet area but also close to the shops and the main tourist features of Calella. ... more   less 
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