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ROBERT L
Paulton, United Kingdom

Very Nice

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 Oct 2023
Stayed at the Hotel President at the start of Oct.

The hotel is very clean and bright, i arrived early and a room was found for me which was a bonus. Basic room but cleaned every day with fresh towels which is all you need. Stayed on a Half Board basis and the food was very good, i have been called a fussy eater but most nights i was going up for 2nds as it was that nice. Bar prices very good, 3 euros for a large beer was cheaper than most of the bars i visited in Calella.

The hotel is in a great position for exploring the Costa Brava, train station is appox 25mins walk with a pleasant walk along the prom which is about 5mins away. Barcelona one way and other towns the other way Lloret de Mar is about an hour away via the train to Blanes.

I will probably stay at the hotel again next year, the staff are great and the thing i did enjoy was in the afternoon the gardens and pool area was basking in sunshine, plenty of sunbeds and perfect for chilling out with a beer after exploring the area,

Date of stay: October 2023
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

Fine spacious foyer and plenty room around pool areas. No
problem getting a subbed & umbrella. Very clean and waiter service supplied. Good bedroom , tv, safe and a great balcony. If I had a niggle would be colour of the white towels which really looked light grey.

Room tip: If u book taxi at reception , make sure you know which taxi firm for airport departure.
Date of stay: September 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2023

Great hotel, much better than some 4 star hotels I have stayed in. Compliments to the chef, I have never come across tender cooked meat like it in any hotel. The old town, with it’s bustling, never ending, street of lovely shops is amazing. Wonderful atmosphere, lots of cafes and delicious ice cream shops. Great place to be. There was a 3 day festival going on which we enjoyed immensely. Lovely to see everyone from all backgrounds come together and enjoy all on offer. I would definitely recommend this hotel and all Calella has to offer.

Date of stay: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023

Fantastic hotel lovely staff food amazing so much choice I'm full board alcohol cheap beer €2 it's about best hotel I stopped in Europe on my hols would definitely come back 10mins walk to beach lots bars restaurant around beach is fab and u can get train to Barcelona or girona

Date of stay: September 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 August 2023 via mobile

Well run family focus hotel, excellent HB food and reasonable prices drinks and large pool, very clean nice staff, older teenagers found it a bit dull. Nice garden setting great hillside views from balcony made it seem nicer. Would revisit

Room tip: Balcony with hill views, more.pleasant.than front views . Avoid rooms near.lifts and stairs.
Date of stay: August 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 August 2023

Went as a family of 7 half board and have always said to people... If you miss your evening meal or don't fancy eating in the hotel.. Go out and eat... We had no cause to do this... We are muslims and alot of the staff are too and would tell you what is halal or not... So the food was real good... Healthy even... I think the hotel, built in 1971 was renovated during covid as the hotel looks really modern.. Helpful staff on front desk especially mark, diana and Kim... Most of the reviews on this forum are accutate.. There was a nightclub at almost front of hotel and if you left your patio door to front of hotel open you would hear the noise... With it shut almost as if its not there... I have stayed in many hotels round the world and wish they would meet the standards of hotel president... Yes there is no fridge or kettle but you can make that work in alternate ways... Its not the end of the world... The town of Callela is olde style but atmospheric with lots of tourist... If you are after Halal food outside, there are at least 10 restaurants and reasonably priced... Easy to get around by train and bus to other places like Girona and Barcelona....... Beware of pick pockets... We got done and its not nice but it didnt detract from our vacation... All the guest were well behaved and fantastic... Even the pool was worth as I am a Beach bum.. I was hesitant to come here... But can't fault it... Keep it up Hotel President and thanks for a fantastic stay (this is coming from a person who has stayed at the Hilton and Raddison... This is a very practical hotel and very clean)

Room tip: Enjoy your stay
Date of stay: August 2023
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