This hotel is fine.
The restaurant is good lots of fish options, and good choices.
The pool area is a bit small for the number if guests though we could always get a sunbed.
The animacions team weren't great not much happening really and no sports facilities.
Bicycle hire is free for all inclusive guests and availability for this was good considering there is one large canopied family unit and 2 mountain bikes.
The hotel is a nice walk to the beach maybe 15 minutes through the shops, and is next door to the Friday market.
The town is fine, but not remarkable.
The visitors are Spanish French and Dutch, not many English at all.
This was a sudden booking I made for myself and three children, aged 22yrs, 9yrs and 5yrs. In spite of reviews that I had read, because other cheapish places were booked up, I booked with the Alexis. It was better than not going anywhere. The hotel reception was clean and well decorated as too was rest of the hotel. The rooms were adequate, basic and clean, nothing more. However, the reception staff are unfriendly and appeared to help begrudgingly. There is only one small lift in this big hotel and this was out of order at least three times during our three night stay, (we were on the fourth floor.)or there was a queue waiting before it. We were here on a half board basis. I have never received such awful food from a hotel. Got by with breakfasts fatty bacon and runny eggs as well as hot dog sausages, however, for dinner, the range was poor and was either, a fish 'thing', or vegetable fingers, and on our last night, burger and chips. Very close to beach and shops which is lovely for a couple of nights. As prices have come down so much to travel to Spain, there is so much more out there. I would not recommend this as a place to stay.
If you are coming from Barcelona Airport, there are 3 ways you can get to Calella:
a) Train - with 2 changes. From Barcelona to Sants(20 min), and Sants to Calella(1 hr). Cost about 3.5 Eur in total per person.
We took this option but I don't recommend this as it was quite hectic with kids ! It is almost 15 min walk from Barcelona Airport to the train station, and was quite tiring, and trains were busier. We were lucky we got a seat !
Get down at the Calella station, and you can walk down along the beach to get to the Hotel in about 15 min. But we took a taxi, cost only 6 Eur. Would recommend taking a taxi tho' if travelling with little ones.
b) Book Shuttle (recommended). We tried this on our departure day from Hotel Amaika to Airport, and certainly very good. The hotel booked this for us for 20Eur per person ( including kids ). You can get at a cheaper rate if booked early from the internet.
c) Take Taxi - Cost 120Eur one way.
If you are not staying for lunch, you can get it packed.Really nice and saves you few Euros ! Just remember to talk to the reception for packed lunch the day before. (possibly before 7pm)
The bar was very good. You can have 2 drinks with the AI card at one go. Not a problem for us. Also. there was live music almost everyday after supper.
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