The rooms are fine and clean, but I hate when double bed is actually a twin put together, and one ends up falling in between the beds because they are in no way fixed to each other, which was the case. Otherwise, no complains. Room service is very nice and efficient. As mentioned in the other review, wifi in the rooms doesn't always work. We could also only connect from public areas only to one particular (out of 3 available) wifi network. We asked the staff about this, and they couldn't really help. We had a room 403 with the view to the pool, but we barely looked to the window anyway.
Restaurant was a disappointment. We once wanted to have a dinner at the hotel, and when we came to the restaurant we were the only ones, and looked like its actually closed (it was not), so we decided to just go downstairs and stay at the bar and have some snack. We ordered some tapas, and the food was fine, but for example the mayo was brought to us in a plastic bottle which was almost empty, so it was hard to get anything out of it, and then the waiter just took it away from us in the middle of our meal and put it to the other table...... We called him back and said that we still would like to have it and we did get another bottle, which was also nearly empty. We asked for some lemon, and we got a really small piece (HALF of the wedge). Breakfast was just fine, but indeed - I would expect more for such a hotel. On a good side, the waiter at the breakfast was nice and helpful.
But I guess the weakest point of the hotel is a location: If you do not have a car - be ready to pay for the taxi about 20 euro return (to the train station and back). The walk from the hotel to the beach goes through really disgusting tunnel (see pictures), and you come directly to the stony beach, which is a bit difficult for swimming because of all the stones. If you go right from there, just after about 20 meters starts a naturalist beach with sand (and btw, very clean water), which then lasts for about another 500 meters, and then you come to the public beach in a traditional sense with bars and lifeguards. Btw, the bar, which is the very first one if you come from the hotel is very nice and food was good there. So to get from th hotel to Mataro by foot you will need about 30 - 40 minutes of not very comfortable walk along the train tracks. To get to Barcelona, you need 40 minutes train (so plan about 1,5 hours to get to wherever you wanna go in Barcelona). The taxi from Barcelona Plaza Catalunya to Mataro is about 65 euro, from hotel to the airport - about 80 euro.
So after all, I guess you get what you pay for. If you want to save some money and/or have a car and/or do not plan to go to Barcelona very often, I think this hotel worth the price.
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