My partner and i booked these apartments or the first week of September 2012. On reading the reviews they were very mixed, so we decided to give it a go,as was looking for a budget holiday,so knew the apartment would be very basic,which was ok with us,as we don't plan to stop in,as we're on holiday,so want to spend most of our time exploring. One or two of the reviews did say,that even though it is advertised as Europa/Lotus, it basicly a toss up on which you get...Lotus being the not so great one!...We booked into Europa reception, being told we were at the Lotus. At the Europa reception, we got told where we had to pick our keys up(Blanes.com) which told us our keys were somewhere else. We got our keys, knowing it was 50 euros, but to our surprise it was 50 each....also had to pay for our own bedding!!!!!.....When we finally managed to get into our apartment, which was clean enough,but basic, we also realised there was no towels!!...no kettle....so had to boil a saucepan o water to make a cuppa.....which took an hour to even bubble(thank god we don't have any children)....so if you book these apartments, i think it best to find out which ones you have booked,as the Europa seems to be a better choice.....Blanes itself was to quiet for us...we told if we had came earlier in the year,it would have been busy,but it would have been full of clubbing dutch kids...so i guess we chose a better time...a few english bars which have been mentioned in other reviews,i would say the bar bistro being the best,2 english women work there,very nice and helpful people....your best bet is on the beach front using hotel bars that are open,least in them there was more than 4 people,which only seemed to be in the english pubs...el blanc which is near the (rock)is nice...there's a train that runs to barcelona and a coach can take you to lloret. A word of warning....if you book with "On The Beach", once you arrive at Barcelona airport,which we did,there was nothing there to tell us where to catch the coach transfer,so look out for the black horse,which is supposed to be a meeting point....also we had nothing to tell us on our return coach home,so had to ring "OnThe Beach" to make sure we would be getting picked up....all in all Blanes a nice place,but wouldn't go again.
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- Apartamentos Europa Blanes, Costa Brava, Spain