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7 nights from 20th June, 3* Europa Apartments, Blanes, Costa Brava, Spain including flights (from Luton) and 10kg of hand baggage pp £121.06 pp @ On The Beach

andywedgeandywedge[mod]

Thought this was a fab price for a holiday in late June.

About the hotel:-
Official Rating - 3* - Room Only Europa Apartments are located in a central position in Blanes, Costa Brava. Blanes lies 70 km north of Barcelona between the towns of Malgrat de Mar and Lloret. It is a town that attracts tourists from all over Europe. Accommodation All apartments have living/dining room containing a double sofa-bed, complete bathroom, kitchen, fridge, electric stove, satellite TV and balcony (pool view depending on availability). Apartments for 2/4 persons have 1 double bedroom, while apartments for 4/6 persons have 2 double bedrooms. Baby cots are available. Food & Beverage There is a bar-restaurant within the hotel and a pool bar where guests can enjoy all kinds of refreshments. Sports & Leisure Within the premises guests can find a swimming pool for adults, a children’s pool, and a sun-terrace. The hotel has an animation program for adults that consists of live-music, karaoke and disco nights. Also, games, minidisco and clown shows are provided as entertainment for children during high season (June-August). Furthermore, there is a garden area. Facilities & Services Facilities at Europa Apartments include 2 lifts, night security, luggage room, shop, laundry service, video-games, internet connection, children playroom and billiards in the premises. Private parking and safety deposit boxes are available at an extra cost. Useful Information on Distances The Europa Apartments are located 107 km from Barcelona airport, 33 km from Girona airport, 300 m from the beach and about 1km from the centre

Facilities:-
24 Hour Reception
A la Carte Restaurant
Bar
Cots (On Request)
Currency Exchange
Disabled Friendly
Entertainment
Family Hotel
High Chairs
Internet Access
Kids Playground
Kids Pool
Kitchen Facilities
Landscaped Gardens
Laundry Service
Lifts
Lounge
Mini Market
Pool Bar
Pool/Billiard Table
Restaurant
Romantic
Room Service
Safety Deposit Box
Satellite TV
Shops
Sunbathing Terrace
Sunbeds
Swimming Pool
Terrace
TV Lounge

Flights:-

Flights Out:
Date: 20th June 2012
Leaves: London Luton 07:15
Arrives: Gerona (Girona) 10:15

Flights Back:
27th June 2012
Leaves: Gerona (Girona) 10:35
Arrives: London Stansted 11:45

*If 10kg of luggage isn't enough for you then you have the option to upgrade to hold baggage for £26.00 pp

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    andywedge
    andywedge[mod]2 years, 4 months ago #1Show comment tools Reply
    http://images.hotels4u.com/Travel_Images/Resort_184/Building_9827/europablanespool%2013nov08%20ld.jpg
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    Edited By: andywedge on May 30, 2012 21:05
    andywedge
    As is the norm, mixed reviews, LINK
    In a nutshell, if you're after 5* treatment at 2* prices, it isn't gonna happen; if you're after a cheap holiday and somewhere to stay that's basic but clean then this looks OK. Negative reviewers always amaze me ie one complained there wasn't a toaster (errr, so what?); another complains that you have to buy your own toilet roll (err, wasn't aware it was free in UK); another complains that it was full of 'foreigners' (Please god, give me strength, foreigners in a foreign country, what will they complain about next?) etc etc. Like I say, if you want a 5* then book a 5*, but if you're on a budget and want a holiday abroad, this looks fab for the price, have a look at the decent reviews rather than the Victor Meldrews


    Edited By: andywedge on May 30, 2012 21:23: link
    prankster101
    Man, 500m from the beach sounds fantastic. Shame it's not Barcelona.

    Totally agree that it's a fantastic holiday for the price...

    Edited By: prankster101 on May 30, 2012 21:16
    wooookie
    It's a direct train line to Barcelona nr sea front, best bit is to go out of school holidays, as you only get old people and foreigners, and no Northern Monkeys spoiling it...
    andywedge
    wooookie
    It's a direct train line to Barcelona nr sea front, best bit is to go out of school holidays, as you only get old people and foreigners, and no Northern Monkeys spoiling it...

    Oi, I like Northern Monkeys, I like Southern Softies too. Hell, I like people. Unless they streotype ofcourse, that's a bit off putting (_;)
    simes
    Blanes is not a great resort. The tourist area ( where these apartments and lots of camp sites are) is about a mile from the town.
    It is full of lots of different nationalities ( most of them arriving by coach) - but not many Spanish. Mainly Eastern Europeans and a few Dutch.
    The beach is like grit and VERY steeply shelving ( no good for kids). Step out about 3 foot from the shore and its about 5 foot deep.

    Whilst not horrible it is the worst resort i have stayed in.

    You should be able to get similar prices ( on the same flight) staying in Lloret ( if you like it lively) or Tossa De Mar ( if you like it scenic) . Both much nicer places than Blanes.
    444748
    You don't want to come to Luton to get your flights, you'll find yourselves mobbed by muslim extremists or racists.

    Joking about my town aside, hot deal :P
    London_Fella
    Spookidoodles tht wasnt funny. DONT be racist.
    zzuazz
    Less than an hour from Barcelona by train, if my memory serves me. Good centre for exploring this part of Spain. Cheap(ish) rail fares and not too far from the French border.
    Watch out for pickpockets in Barcelona though, they target tourists and work by two or more distracting the victim whilst another picks the pocket.
    Hot for the price, but the resort is a little dull.
    superduperyay
    revolting country!! Avoid!!!!
    _bargain_lover_
    superduperyay
    revolting country!! Avoid!!!!


    Spain a revolting country?! you are kidding right?!?!
    DannyOff
    Lloret de mar is awesome. If you can get there for a little more $.
    Alexlcfc07
    Having seen this deal, I checked this site for a separate holiday that I was planning to go on and it appears much cheaper. Though having checked some reviews for this site, I have been put off!

    http://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/www.onthebeach.co.uk

    http://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews98729.html#Reviews

    http://forum.holidaywatchdog.com/Travel-Agents-&-Tour-Operators-wwwotbeachcom-On-The-Beach-Reviews-Thread-7395.html

    Has anyone on here booked through OTB?
    Ludders2341
    simes
    Blanes is not a great resort. The tourist area ( where these apartments and lots of camp sites are) is about a mile from the town.
    It is full of lots of different nationalities ( most of them arriving by coach) - but not many Spanish. Mainly Eastern Europeans and a few Dutch.
    The beach is like grit and VERY steeply shelving ( no good for kids). Step out about 3 foot from the shore and its about 5 foot deep.
    Spot on report
    Whilst not horrible it is the worst resort i have stayed in.

    You should be able to get similar prices ( on the same flight) staying in Lloret ( if you like it lively) or Tossa De Mar ( if you like it scenic) . Both much nicer places than Blanes.
    jopilar
    Alexlcfc07
    Having seen this deal, I checked this site for a separate holiday that I was planning to go on and it appears much cheaper. Though having checked some reviews for this site, I have been put off!

    http://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/www.onthebeach.co.uk

    http://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews98729.html#Reviews

    http://forum.holidaywatchdog.com/Travel-Agents-&-Tour-Operators-wwwotbeachcom-On-The-Beach-Reviews-Thread-7395.html

    Has anyone on here booked through OTB?


    I was just about to post the same. The reviewcentre reviews are completing damning!

    People should think very seriously before booking with this website.
    444748
    London_Fella
    Spookidoodles tht wasnt funny. DONT be racist.


    How was it racist in anyway? Clearly you don't live here and haven't seen any of the numerous documentaries/news reports running about all of the massivly racist group "EDL" constantly causing **** here (there leader lives here btw) and "Bury Park" being basically the Muslim capital of the UK where they have recently caught terrorists and such?

    The other saturday the had hundreds of police called in from all over the country and blocked off the entire town centre - they wouldn't let us leave with the car as they wouldn't move the blockades they had set up that weren't there when we arrived at work.

    It wasn't racist, it's true and if you paid attention to the media a bit better you'd already know that.

    Edited By: spookidoodles on May 31, 2012 23:54: lol
    Anarchist
    spookidoodles
    London_Fella
    Spookidoodles tht wasnt funny. DONT be racist.


    How was it racist in anyway? Clearly you don't live here and haven't seen any of the numerous documentaries/news reports running about all of the massivly racist group "EDL" constantly causing **** here (there leader lives here btw) and "Bury Park" being basically the Muslim capital of the UK where they have recently caught terrorists and such?

    The other saturday the had hundreds of police called in from all over the country and blocked off the entire town centre - they wouldn't let us leave with the car as they wouldn't move the blockades they had set up that weren't there when we arrived at work.

    It wasn't racist, it's true and if you paid attention to the media a bit better you'd already know that.


    Wouldn't worry about it mate, Lots of people these days just don't understand the meaning of racism. They just use it as an excuse to try to constantly take some sort of misguided moral high ground.

    Just because a sentence includes the word 'Muslim' doesn't make it racist.
    mottersheadt
    I went to Blanes (pronounced Blan - ess) a couple of years ago - what lovely place! Totally opposite to Tossa de mar, Torremolinos and all those sort of more touristy places. There is a very pleasant, long beach front with a restaurant at the far end where, after a lengthy stroll you can sit, eat, drink and bask in the sun. The town area has a local market and there are a variety of shops to walk around. The locals were very friendly and helpful, we caught a bus into Blanes and a bus conductor who was at the station actually travelled with us on the bus to take us to the correct stop to get off! I would recommend this as a cheap but better class holiday destination for anyone.

    TM
    anderg
    I used OnTheBeach a few months a go to book a similarly dirt cheap holiday on the Costa Maresma (just South of the Costa Brava).

    Very true that they do not accept the booking immediately. They DO take up to 24hrs to confirm, BUT in my case everything was fine. I took 3 people to Spain (so 4 in total) self catering at a hotel literally right next to the beach, with luggage included (as they were Ryanair flights) for a grand total of £350! I must admit that I was dubious and a little nervous but everything went fine.

    Regarding the hotel, YES they do scrape the barrel for the cheapest on the market but ours was clean and functional. Of course no kettle or toaster (we are not in Britain!!!) and of course there were lots of other tourists mainly from Netherlands and Eastern Europe (it is a holiday resort!!!). We did have to buy our own toilet paper after the one solitary roll that we found had finished but again, this is not a 5* resort, you get a clean bed, a functional kitchen and a roof over your head for a budget price.

    We flew into Barcelona airport and hired our own car from the dirt cheap Pepecar via AutoEurope so the hotel served as a good base to explore this beautiful part of Catalunya.
    simes
    mottersheadt
    I went to Blanes (pronounced Blan - ess) a couple of years ago - what lovely place! Totally opposite to Tossa de mar, Torremolinos and all those sort of more touristy places. There is a very pleasant, long beach front with a restaurant at the far end where, after a lengthy stroll you can sit, eat, drink and bask in the sun. The town area has a local market and there are a variety of shops to walk around. The locals were very friendly and helpful, we caught a bus into Blanes and a bus conductor who was at the station actually travelled with us on the bus to take us to the correct stop to get off! I would recommend this as a cheap but better class holiday destination for anyone.

    TM


    The hotel is in the camping/ tourist area about a mile along the coast from Blanes town.Its all tacky tourist shops and lots of cafe type restaurants ( the type that have pics of different variations of egg / omelette and chips pictured outside) . There is no way anyone would consider it a better class of destination to Tossa De Mar.
    Blanes town itself is not touristy because the tourist area is where the campsites are ( about a mile away)

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