Location is great - just on the limit of the tourist area, minutes walking to any store, restaurant or the beach, while being quite. In addition, the Casino is just under the hotel itself.
Rooms and hotel are renovated, pool is great and very nice restaurants, professional staff, free WiFi.
Parking is expensive, 18EU per night, while you may find free parking near by.
The hotel is inaccessible directly from the road. Entrance requires quite a lot of walking (arround the casino and the park that surrounds the hotel).
The location is brilliant: less than five minutes walk to the coach station, the beach and cute local shops. The facilities were brilliant: breakfast included had a large variety, bar was always open, they had showers and a room to keep stuff in for after we checked out as our flight wasn't until the evening. The staff were so friendly and helpful, we kept asking hundreds of questions about places to go, prices etc. They spoke very good spanish and english and always smiled. It was big and clean. Free wifi in the bar, have to pay for other areas of the hotel but not really necessary. Only down side was that the views were of neighbouring buildings.
We arrived at 11:00 a.m and I had emailed and called and talked to the staff about our early arrival. I was assured our room would be ready. We paid to have a room with a balcony overlooking the ocean with one full size bed. When we arrived we were told by the lady at the front desk that our room was not ready. I said okay when will it be ready? She replied that check in is 2:00.
I explained about my email and phone call and she said :"Well you talked to Expedia and they don't know the hotel rules." I told her that I had not called Expedia, I had called the hotel. I asked if the room was unoccupied and she said yes. I asked if she could have them clean our room first.We were told we would have to wait until 2:00 or we could have a room with 2 single beds now. We took that room instead but were charged the same price as for the bigger bed.
In our room, one lamp was twisted sideways and falling off the wall but the room was clean. That night we used the extra blankets because it was cold. The next day they took them out of our room. When we asked about it at the front desk, there was not a positive response but rather ho-hum. The manager did come out and take care of it.
The breakfast has gone way down in quality (we've stayed here before) so we ate in the bar each morning and we had lunch there one afternoon. The bar staff was fabulous and the food good. The maid service was good as well.
My wife lived 27 years in Lloret so we know the culture & aren't happy.
Phil from San Diego
Situated at only 50 meters (0.3 miles) from the beach, Marsol is a seafront 4-star hotel in Costa Brava , ideally located on …More
Comforatble hotel, offering quality facilities such as 2 outdoor pools, entertainment every night etc. The location of the hotel is ideal as it is about 2 mins walk from the beautiful beach of Lloret. Nightclubs, a museum, local shops, restaurants and bars are also within close walking distance. But, propbably, the best aspect of the hotel service is that you can either choose to stay on a half-board or full-board basis, which is ideal for a care-free holiday as you don't need to find a place to buy your food from every time. The meals provided at the hotel are very healthy and tasty, and the hotel does offer a good selection of dishes. Overall, i would definately recommend this to anyone looking for a quality break on a budget.
Basically, it is a very small hotel; however, some rooms seem to be larger than others. Guests were very noisy, and complaining to the front desk did not resolve the issue. Breakfast, is continental (no hot food) but it is all you can eat with good Italian coffee. The mattress was in extreme poor condition, the metal springs were poking at me not matter what part of the mattress you use, I think they served their purpose and needs to be replaced.
SAM from New York
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There are 3 hotels under Evenia Olympic Resort and it wa not clear in which one we will be staying. So when we booked the transfer from the aiport we got really nervous. Apparently, despite different addresses, they are more or less in the same but a very big building.
The hotel was very nice, 2 outdoors swimming pools with a huge area to relax, different bars. Did not spent too much there as the weather was beautiful and we were out from the hotel in the morning, soemtimes coming back for lunch and dinner sometimes not. The food was very good: nice choice, fresh and tasty. You get fish, meat, a lot of fresh fruits and veg.
The room was of a good size with 2 huge king size beds; still had some space to move around. Cleaned daily and very good.
The hotel is a bit far from the beach ( 20 minutes walk) and about 15 minutes walk from the town centre but in a nice and quite location.
Lovely hotel that offered a peaceful getaway. Room was comfortable if not a bit basic, food was fantastic and in the restaurant and can't understand those who have complained about it, we found plenty of options every evening. Only downside would be the lack of atmosphere of an evening, but plenty of local bars in close proximity!
"Great hotel for both - young people and families."
This hotel is in the very heart of the centre of the town. There are many bars and clubs just outside the hotel. Very close to the beach (about 5min walk). I have stayed with my 2 daughters (9 and 17) for 10 days. They try to alocate (depends from availability) all young and "noisy" people on the bottom floors and give a bit more quiet rooms on the top for families. Despite quite loud and very alive neighborhood it was quiet in the room after closing the door to the terrace. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning very cleaned and well maintained. Interior is a bit outdated - I would say late '70 but in good conditions. Reception staff is very friendly and very helpful. They are making an effort and seem care about guests.
I can surely recommend this hotel for short and long stay. It brings good memories.
I had been working in Girona nearby and extended by stay to have a long weekend on the Costa Brava. This choice of hotel and Lloret de Mar was therefore relatively random. I had a really nice stay. The hotel is relatively simple with a small bar and a smaller indoor kids play area. The dining room does buffet breakfasts and dinner (I went half board) which were of a fairly basic but acceptable quality. Similarly the room was clean but basic (an old CRT TV, for example, simple bed). However for me this was more than compensated by having a lovely pool area. There's a handy bar, the pools were kept really clean, with a nice garden area around with plenty of loungers. The main pool was long enough and deep enough for some serious swimming as well as splashing around.
The hotel is located across the road from the quieter beach in Lloret, Fenals Beach. It's less commercial but beautiful and a good place to relax, with enough little restaurants and cafes to keep refreshed! The main town is about 15mins walk, around the headland or over the hill.
Oddly, when I was there the hotel seemed to be filled mostly with Russians (might have been Polish) and then French.
Jeremy from Nottingham, UK
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