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“I will never return” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel & Spa Pimar

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Hotel & Spa Pimar
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Blanes
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“I will never return”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

The hotel is well located, but i would never return.When we arrived the lady from reception was so miserable she just tell us where to go and thats it, not welcoming in any way. The surprise came when I saw the room we expect it to be double room with double bed what I find was 2 single beds put toghether, air con very slow if working at all. I went back to reception to ask to change the room and they said that they don't have any rooms available and they didn;t know what we wanted in advance, blamed booking company. The most ridicuolus excuse what room should a couple have? The staff are moody, breakfast is poor, no variety and under cooked. Took 2 days to change room, by then our short stay was over. Only 3 positives the spa, the bar drinks and deserts and the sea view. Not enough to warrant a return. Please avoid if you dont want a spoilt holiday.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Claudia M
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Russia
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64 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2012

It's a budget place, so rooms are small. However, if you only sleep there than everything is fine. The beach is just outside the front door. And the restaurant is as if it was a 4 star hotel. The choice is big and they cook grilled fish and meat at dinner.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank TravellerRussia
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

Having checked in it went downhill, the room we were allocated was at the back of the hotel overlooking other rooms opposite.but to give them credit we did get a seaview after 5 days,
The hotel its self is quite reasonable, the main thing that lets it down is the swimming pool and the sunbed area, the pool is very small and the sunbed area has a terrible panorama of a disused hotel and the backs of apartments, although the pool was small it did serve the purpose of cooling off.The food was ok there was plenty of choice but we did notice than lunch time and dinner seem to repeat the choices, the main problem with the restaurant is that the tables are placed to close to each other and you are always getting bumped,the breakfast was always chaotic as you are suppose to wait to be told where to be seated but of course some of the residents can't be doing with that so it did cause a few problems. The entertainment was very good as were the staff, the hotel was in a good location for the beach and the bars etc.overall we think it was good value for what we paid, but as they you only get what you pay for

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank dandjatno5
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Madrid, Spain
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62 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2011

The hotel is well located, but I would never return. Staying just one night was a really unpleasant experience.

First of all, they don't have parking space in front of the hotel, so you have to leave the car in the middle of a street (and pray not to be fined) while you take your luggage out, check in and take the luggage to your room.

You are also asked to leave the room before 10:00 AM. In fact, room service was knocking at my door at 09:30 AM.

To cap it all, there are signs in the corridors warning that noises are not allowed after 22:00 to preserve other guests' rest, but the hotel had entertainment at the ground floor that you could perfectly hear from my room: thunderous music, a vociferous entertainer and people shouting till midnight. At 23:00 I phoned the reception desk to ask when the noise was supposed to stop and they could hardly hear me because of the noise. Outrageous.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank MadridWorldTraveller
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Calderdale
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2010

We were just out of season so everything was rather quite but finding this hotel was a lucky break. From the moment we entered the hotel from the very friendly receptionist, restaurant staff and bar staff we could not have been made more welcome.
We had a sea view room clean tastefully decorated and comfortable. We asked for more pillows and these we received within 15mins.
The restaurant was small but well run and the food was above average, with good choices, the main fish or meats of the day were always freshly cooked whilst you waited. All in all a welcome break.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Noaks
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bournemouth
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2010

I was reading some reviews about this hotel and was terrified, I was going to stay there with my 60 year old grandma and didn't really want anything to go wrong.
But to my surprise there wasn’t one bad thing I could say about the hotel, perfect location, nice rooms, food was excellent and plenty to choose from, different meals every day + fresh meat and fish grilled for you if you wanted it.
There is a fab indoor pool and relaxation area and a small fitness room.
Don’t get me wrong it was not a luxury hotel but enough for what we needed.
If you go to Blanes you must visit the Botanical gardens, brilliant.
Magda

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Magsk
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St.Petersburg
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2009

We lived in Hotel PIMAR from 24 aug till 05 sep 2009. We stayed in many different European hotels but we have never seen the worst service and indifference about us from the staff.

First of all, we have been moved into room with view at the concrete wall. In this room we can’t even dry clothes out!!! When we asked to move us into another room, the administrator at the reception refused to do it, as if she hadn’t neither sea-side nor patio rooms. So we were forced to apply to our tour-operator for help.
After that (not without troubles) we were moved to another room in one week (!!!), but we hadn’t still received sea-side in spite of the fact that we exactly know from other Russian tourists that sea-side rooms aren’t full.
Meanwhile in our new room we can’t relax at all because of permanent nose (from whashing mashine ???) I won’t repeate that bathroom was very small
Therefore we were very unhappy with such treatment and we will never give good recommendations to this hotel.
Only one thing which we were satisfied with is a hotel restaurant. Food is very varios and tasty. Personnel is polite and efficient.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Gusena
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Property: Hotel & Spa Pimar
Address: Passeig Maritim de S'Abanell 8, 17300 Blanes, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Girona > Costa Brava > Blanes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Blanes
#4 Romantic Hotel in Blanes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel & Spa Pimar 3*
Number of rooms: 175
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Hotel & Spa Pimar Blanes, Costa Brava, Spain

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