We were in block C on the 1st floor above the bar. On arrival we thought this may be a problem but we were wrong although it was quiet in October so in the summer I am not so sure.
Be aware that a 50 euro deposit was required on arrival but there was no problem getting this back at the end of our stay. Check in and out was made very easy and the staff are more than helpful. Even the transfers went without a hitch.
If you are looking for 5 star luxury the Europa is not for you but if you want good clean accomodation in a good location with a nice clean, if not cold pool then I would really recommend staying here. We will return.
We had to pay 50 pounds to get our room key which was very good because I thought it was 100pounds.
We stayed in Block E on the First Floor, when we first entered our room, it was not cleaned, but no beds were made. My brother had the same problem, they went down to reception told them, and soon after the maids came and cleaned our room, from then our room was very clean. Our view was ok, we was overlooking the Lotus Apartments.
The food in the restaurant was very nice, I really enjoyed eating there. The only problem was because I went in October the only entertainment was Karaoke every night, and that was rather boring because nobody every sings to it.
The pool was as like every other pool, very cold, but still I enjoyed swimming in it and so did my family and best friend.
The location of my room was a bit bad we stayed in E block which on weekends has a Disco just down the street which plays music till gone 6 in the morning, so with small children I advise against this block. We had a rough couple on the floor below us, who kept arguing, so it was very unpleasant for us at night, trying to get some sleep.
The people behind the reception desk were ok, there is a woman there who speaks very good English, which was very good for me.
But like it says you are paying to stay at a 2 star apartment, you get what you pay for.
In my own opinion thought the Europa apartments were very nice, and I haven’t decided yet whether I will stay they again but I think my family would.
I’ve always found the staff in restaurant very friendly and helpful and never had to worry about safety as it has all night security and also it has safety deposit boxes for a small fee.
The swimming pool always clean and tidy also it has got internet so you can keep in touch with friends and family at home.
You will find staff in reception very friendly and helpful too. We always leave the Europa in great spirits after such a relaxing time and would recommend these appartments to anyone couples and families with children.
The pool is clean and there is a litle pool for kids which was good. On the whole I cannot fault the apartments themselves, for the money they were more than expected, however, we won't be ging back!
Travel operator: lowcostholidays.com
Travel operator: jetline travel
Travel operator: on the beach
Cooking utensils and crockery were provided,
extra items were available from reception.
Location was as stated, 5 mins walk to the beach.
Hotel Staff friendly, and spoke good english.
Reception open 24hrs.
Entertainment 21.00 till about 00.30. Good.
50 Euros bond had to be paid before getting Room Key, No problem getting it back at the end of stay.
Travel operator: On the Beach
The problems we had centred around the equipment and facilities in our apartment - One of the cooker rings tripped power every time it was switched on, we reported it but the maintenance man just shrugged his shoulders as said don't use it.
The microwave oven was on a bracket fixed to the wall -it's lead was too short to reach any power socket outlet.
When we arrived there was an awful smell from the apartment it smelled strongly of sewers I traced the smell to the Bidet - the Ubend was leaking and being empty of water it left an open pipe to the sewer hence the smell - again this was not fixed I solved the problem by putting a plug of toilet paper in the overflow hole and a sink plug in the drain hole lucky we didn't need the bidet.
When we arrived there was a huge puddle of water on the kitchen floor, at first I thought that there was a water leak however on investigation I discovered that the fridge had been switched off and a very large ice accumulation had melted from the freezer compartment hence the large puddle. I mopped it up and switched the fridge on and so Ok till we left by when a huge deposit of ice had built up again.......
The beds were two single pushed together, they were not comfortable and any movement in the beds sent them apart leaving my amour to fall into a gap too wide to bridge.
The poolside restaurant was cheap and cheerful with excellent value food and drink. Though the staff worked extrememly long hours and were less than cheerful.
The entertainment was quite poor but then considering the time of year I suppose it wasn't too bad.
The pool is surrounded by the 4 tall blocks of apartments and was sunny only on one side and then only during the morning however it is probably better earlier in the season when the sun climbs higher.
We had a car so were able to freely travel around the area. The train and bus service were easily accessible and the service seemed excellent. the resorts either side of Blanes (Lloret de Mar and Malgrat de Mar) were still open and lively and well worth a visit. The nicest place though was Tossa del Mar which is beautiful, It is a few miles up the coast from Lloret....
If you can fly in to Gerona airport its quite close about 15km, We flew in to Barcelona which is a much larger airport and a lot further away (60km) and unless you have lots of time to use the coast road you have to use toll motorways to reach Blanes - about 6 euros if my memory serves me right.
We enjoyed our holiday and would visit Blanes and its long lovely beaches again however earlier in the season and not at the Europa Apartments.
I hope this was useful.
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Travel operator: medinland
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