We booked this hotel for a week in late May. When we got there in the evening, the receptionist, an old grumpy man, served us tired guests as slowly as he possibly could with a face of an elephants butt, sorry to be honest but he looked like he couldn't care less and didn't even bother to say hello properly. Finally when we got to our room we thought it was quite OK even though the room temperature was about + 12 celcius and it was freezing in there, we looked down from our balcony and the pool looked decent. The following night was horrible, it was so cold in the room that even the 3 nasty smelling extra blankets we found from the closet didnt warm us enough. And we guys are from Finland so believe me when I say it was so damn COLD in there. Next afternoon we were starving and decided to look around for a some place to eat breakfast - found out that there were none in the near area (1-2 km) except some shabby looking british pub. Absolutely all the places were closed; restaurants, shops, supermarkets... In the evening we came back from the little town next by Blanes and again starving. We didn't have choices were to eat, again, so we were forced to eat in the hotel's restaurant. Omg if I only could forget that experience. Don't have to even mention that the food was crappy. Although some people seemed to enjoy their meals but honestly, I would never pay for a food like that ever in my life again. The next morning, again starving and frozen we decided to go to hotel's computers and booked a hotel in Barcelona for 5 days which was the best decicion ever, to leave Blanes and go there. When we came back from there we normally asked our key from the reception (again the same old grumpy man), the man got all confused and started mumbling something about it can't be our room number. We confirmed it was and asked again for our room key. Suddenly the man walked outside, looked to our room balcony and said, "look, there is light on, somebody is living there" and continued, "there is a gay couple living in your room". And we were like WHHAAATT???! We got furious 'cause we had left almost all of our stuff there when we took that 5-day trip to Barcelona and thought of course like wtf if someones living there, in our room??! Then the man gave the room key into my hand and said, "You go check it". It was a weird situation there. Well, then we went to our room and luckily there were nobody living there. I don't know what on earth had that grumpy receptionist sucked into his nose but the situation with him was beyond-words-weird, and he seriously looked so nuts when all the mumbling began that I wouldn't wonder if he had been smoking something stronger than plain cigarettes. :D But of course the situation wasn't funny at all in our perspective. And we don't know if there had been living other people in our room on some point during the five days we were exploring Barcelona. The cleaner didn't clean our room even once during the week (even though we were there only couple of days but the booking was for a whole week) and the day we were checking out, it came out that the guests must clean themselves the room. Some guy from the reception checked our room and said we must take the garbage bags to the main garbage outside the hotel ourselves! Can you believe that.. I don't want to sound too harsh, but I really suggest to go somewhere else for a holiday, for example in Barcelona, we enjoyed time there but absolutely hated Blanes and Europa hotel. I don't know what for every place in Blanes were closed every day, is it the season that begins there later than in other parts of Spain or what.. And we didn't see a bright warm sunny day not once in Blanes, but at the same time in Barcelona were amazingly hot weather.
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- Also Known As:
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- Apartamentos Europa Lotus Blanes
- Apartamentos Europa Blanes, Costa Brava, Spain