I could write a mini essay on my stay at the esplai, calella, this August but will keep it brief! Did a 2 hotel stay, based on my finances, with Esplai being the first part-6nights all inclusive starting 30th August. I was a little concerned about some reviews but usually like to find things out for myself so booked anyway! This is a fairly large, clean hotel where the staff were all very polite and friendly to my husband & I. I agree that the food choice is limited if you dine later and my husband hated the fact that you had to hand a token over at the bar, get a plastic cup and return the cup in order to get another drink! The bathroom was extremely slippy after showering as our room had a forward facing showerhead-as in facing outwards onto the floor!
Being the last week of college holidays the hotel was full of very young people, mainly German, Dutch or Czech and I think my husband and I were the oldest people there that week [we're 50!]. However, it didnt stop us sitting round the pool, playing snooker or otherwise enjoying ourselves. The youngsters were mostly polite to us and the noise didn't go on all night-it was actually quite quiet after midnight, with only a few minutes of joviality when they all returned from whichever nightclub they had been at. The most offensive language came from some young english lads who got the room next to ours, but after my husband leaned over the balcony to say hello and offer them a newspaper they obviously were mortified to realise that their neighbours were old enough to be their parents, were english and would have been able to hear and understand everything they'd just been talking about! They were good as gold after that! Funnily enough we overheard reception taking a complaint about some guests singing and playing a guitar until 5am-which turned out to be the german students lecturers [the only other middle aged people staying there]!
So-high season-if your interested in mixing with young, energetic 18-25's, aren't too much of a food connoisseur and love saving money, you can't go wrong with the Esplai!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is totally reformed during 98 and 99 & it is located 400 m. from the beach and 400 m. from the old village, into the tourist area Calella. All the rooms have terrace, fully WC, satellite TV, telephone, air conditioning, heated and safety box. Restaurant areas, reception and bar are fully air conditioned. Buffet service in all the meals, with national and international cuisine. From June to September there is a supper with a fully selection of Mediterranean products ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Esplai Hotel Calella