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Hotel Ibersol Sorra D'Or Hotel
Ranked #14 of 19 Hotels in Malgrat de Mar
Reviewed 7 June 2010

Just returned from a week's all inclusive at this hotel. Our first impressions were very good as we were checked in by the very cheery night-porter. I asked in advance for a sea-view and for both rooms to be adjacent. We were very pleased to find we had a side-sea view and our rooms were next door to each other. We each had two double beds and a table and two chairs. The bathrooms was spacious enough for our needs and everything was spotlessly clean. We did speak to a group of girls who were in much smaller twin rooms with single beds and tiny bathrooms, so it would be a good idea to email ahead with your requirements. They were amazed at the difference in our room sizes!

I have stayed in several all-inclusive hotels and I did find the food choices at Sorra D'or a bit limited. However, what there was was very tasty and well cooked. The choice of sweets was really bad though. There was only ever one sweet choice (a cake of some sort) and the rest was all fruit. I am a "pudding person" and this was a big disappointment to me. However, I would not be put off staying here again just because they did not cater to my sweet tooth!

The biggest disappointment with this hotel was the pool area. The pool is surrounded on all four sides by the hotel. This of course means that there is only one side of the pool getting the sun at any one time. There are only about two dozen sun-beds around the pool (not much room for any more than that) so obviously not many guests can get the benefit of the pool area. However, the BIG PLUS with this hotel is that the beach is right outside! There is an under-pass outside the hotel door which takes you underneath the railway line onto the beach. The beach is absolutely beautiful and there is loads of space so everyone can be well spread out. The cost of a sun-bed on the beach is 4 euros for the whole day. I spent a couple of days lying on a towel on the sand though and this was just a comfortable.

Before I booked the hotel I noticed that it advertised a hotel beach bar, which I thought would be fantastic, being all-inclusive. This bar does not exist on the beach. So a downside to beach sunbathing is that you have to go back and forth to the hotel bar if you want drinks.

Another BIG PLUS about this hotel is the railway station right outside the door. The trains are back and forth regularly and take you as far as Macanet in one direction and past Barcelona in the other direction. I would recommend taking the train to Santa Susanna on a Tuesday morning to the market there. The train stops right beside the market, so there is no long trek to find the market once you reach there. It costs just over a euro per person and takes less than 3 minutes to get there. However, its an easy walk to Santa Susanna as well and takes just over half an hour at a leisurely pace.

Having the train station right outside was not a problem noise-wise either. The trains are very quiet, and they are also very clean.

This hotel is very popular with the Spanish who, apparently, come to stay for weekends from Barcelona. This made the hotel very busy at weekends, but it quietened down a lot when Monday came around. I noticed the Spanish started arriving in their droves again on the Friday before we left. This was not a problem though as they were all very happy and chatty (I would rather a hotel full of Spanish holiday-makers than a hotel full of British Louts!!)

We took a taxi from the airport to the hotel which cost 50 euros (each way). There were 4 of us (adults) and as the organised transfers were going to cost £80 we thought the taxi option was best for us. We were at the hotel about an hour and a half before others who were on our plane, and also we got dropped off right at the hotel. Apparently some transfer buses do not come down the street to drop people off at the hotel. Instead, the travellers get dropped off at the end of the shopping street and have to walk the rest of the way. It is not far though and would only take 3 or 4 minutes. We did hear a lot of people moaning about having to walk though, which I can understand.

The hotel entertainment was fairly non-existent. There was a disco (of sorts) on in the foyer every night but that was all. I did not see any sign of an animation team so I have no idea if there was any childrens' club. We spent a couple of evenings in the Swan Bar which is round the corner from the hotel. They had a quiz on Monday night and Friday night which was good fun. The barman there is a right character as well so you would be made very welcome.

I would recommend this hotel. Shops round the corner, train station next door and the beach on the doorstep. Very good!

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 June 2010

This hotel is awful the pool is very small the food is bad and the staff are very rude and unhelpful ! It is without a doubt the worst hotel we have ever been in ...when you work hard all year and go away for a well deserved holiday and end up in a place like this its very upsetting. All Inclusive guests are treated like 2nd class citizens.Costa Brava though is loveley and the beach and sea are loveley

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 May 2010

the hotel is a nice building - very clean. very well situated as it's right next to the train station (good for travelling - bad for sleeping) and is literally 20metres from the beach and a short 2 minute walk to the main stretch of shops, bars and eateries.

the room was basic, small and adequate. the walls are paper thin which means you can hear just about everything that the neighbours say and do!

the pool was cold but can't really expect much more for 4 days in may but was sheltered from the sun most of the day as well.

some of the staff were friendly however most of them were rude and unwilling to help when problems arose.

the all inclusive bar is obviously a plus point as drinks are served from 10am - 11pm but the food is absolutely disgraceful. the quality of meals, although varied, were disgusting. i would recommend eating out whilst there.

overall, i wouldn't recommend staying here unless the quality of food improved and the rooms were soundproofed.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank tommytravellover
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Reviewed 17 May 2010

Me and my partner stayed here as the reviews all seemed good. The food was a concern and one I wished I'd taken more consideration over - it was horrid! Great if you like bland, fried and cold food.

The location is good for the train to Barcelona, and the beach is only over the track. The room was basic, but clean and what you would expect, however I had booked a double and we got a twin - not to moan we simply pushed the beds together!

On the last day of the holiday my hand bag was solen in the hotel resturant while I was eating breakfast. I had been told that Barcelona was well known for this, but didn't expect this from the hotel. It would seem people can come in from outside and the hotel did nothing to help!

Please, please don't stay here, it really was "cheap seats" in every way.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank MaryMorganBristol
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Reviewed 17 May 2010

Except that the room is clean, not many good to write on this hotel. There is not an air conditioner in the rooms, the receptionists do not endeavor to help by the choice of places of pastime, pubs, etc... " ( even time train). responsible dining room is not sympathetic ( Gamil ). Breakfast : Dry bread there are not fruits, there is not diversification of the food every day the same food and him order, dinner a little better.
Noise from promenade.
In short, rating from 1 to 10 - I give 4-

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank sefir
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Reviewed 12 May 2010

For a cheap week away this Hotel would be very hard to beat. Its location adjacent to the railway station is very handy for a trip into Barcelona or Gerona. Other resorts such as Calella or Blanes are also a very short inexpensive day out. Our room was on the first floor with a sea view directly overlooking the station and onto the beach. But the trains are electric and very quiet, in fact you are not even aware of them after the first day.
The food is excellent, testimony to that is the number of Spanish that flock to the hotel at weekends. The paella on sunday is worth mentioning, as were the plates of mussels on offer and their seafood salad. It would be very difficult not to find something that you like amongst the splendid hot and cold buffet on offer.
The beer for the AI's in the bar is draft Estrella, the local beer and is what is served in all the local bars. Listening to other Brits on holiday there it is hard to believe that so much unhappiness could be caused by the lack of fried eggs at breakfast, and no 'proper' sausages!!
The English language TV stations in the bedroom are BBC Worldnews, and Skynews. But do you really need to watch Coronation Street and Eastenders whilst on holiday?(another popular moan!).
Malgrat de Mar is a lovely little town with a pedestrian free shopping street next to the hotel. Because of this the transfer bus drops you off 3 minutes away for you to walk through to the hotel - use a suitcase with wheels and it is no problem.
The staff behind the main desk/bar/restaurant all added to the enjoyment of our holiday and deserve mentioning.
We would return to the Sorra Dor without hesitation and would heartily recommend it to friends and relatives.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 October 2009

we've just got back from the sorra d'or and had a great time. for the money we paid we thought that it would'nt be up to much how wrong we were the rooms are a little small but who spends thier holiday staying in. the towels are changed every day if you want them to be.the pool is beautiful but the pool itself is freezing but the beach is just about 100 metres away with the sea being very warm. the people who have complained about the food must be very parky eaters as there were 6 people including our 3 yr old grandson lewis in our group and there was lots to tempt your tastebuds.lots of fish and meat dishes to choose from both english and spanish.with a good selection of soft drinks and beers wines spirits and cocktails. and yes they are strong enough to get you merry and up dancing to the resident dj if you want.the entire staff (bar,reception restaurant and cleaning) were very friendly and spoke very good english.so all in all we had a great time and met lots of lovely people in and around the hotel and whats more my beloved sunderland afc drew with man utd while we were there

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with family
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Address: Passeig de Llevant 1-5, 08380 Malgrat de Mar, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Malgrat de Mar
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #14 of 19 Hotels in Malgrat de Mar
Price Range: £36 - £162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ibersol Sorra D'Or Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 240
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