I would recommend these apartments to anyone going self catering to this part of Spain
Travel operator: jet 2
Travel operator: independatly
Travel operator: Ferris
Travel operator: Ferris
Travel operator: ferris coach holidys
Travel operator: ferris
Travel operator: ferris
Overall the stay in Santa Sussanna was ok but very boring.
in the apartments you get clean bedding once a week where you must make your beds yourselves, clean towels every 3 days and 4 rolls of toilet roll once during your stay then after that you have to buy your own from the local Supermercat! Maids do not clean your room but for us was not a problem as the kids like to lie in so maids are not knocking them up.
There is a bar situated underneath the apartments called The Ship...this bar has english grub, english entertainment and TV inc. Sky Sports, BBC1,2, ITV1 etc. Staff in The Ship are very helpful and polite i wouldnt call it one of the best pubs in town but we was there at the end of the night before we went to bed.
I would recommend the "English Strip" in Santa Susanna which is a street full of English bars and pubs serving english food etc. at low prices, we especially recommend Legends...very kind and helpful staff and also the Eureka pub. To find the english strip if you walk to a bar called Nemo on the same side as the Thalassa Apts then use that subway tunnel to cross the other side and follow the road upto the Hotel Monte Playa and on your left hand side right on the corner is a shoe shop and down that street is the english strip! with pubs including Rovers Return, Legends, Robin Hood, The Black Bull all very good places!
I also recommend one of the Chinese Restaurants further up the road all the way to the top and it is up a side street near the largest Pharmacy it is 5euros for a 3 course meal and a drink although they do rush u in and out but is nice food! also the restaurant Vista Mar is very nice!
The Hotel Tahita Playa is shared with Thalassa Apartments therefore Hotel Tahiti Playa's pool area bar area is used by both Tahiti and Thalassa guests, on arrival you will receive a red band you must wear at all times as hotel security is very high, also you must pay up front on Check In a total amount of 70euros deposit for any serious breakages at the end of your holiday and on departure you will receive that back although on your last day you dont really need 70euros jangling around. Henna Tattoos are not permitted as they could stain sheets as indicated in files loacated in reception and any stained sheets are paid for on departure.
Going out at night can be a pain, returning back to Thalassa Apartments is even worse, Reception doors are closed at 9pm so you must walk all the way round through the Tahiti Playa Hotel as reception in Thalassa is only open 8am-3:30pm security close these doors so that unfamiliar people are wandering and the Tahiti staff are very observative.
Overall our stay in Costa Brava was enjoyable and all staff at Tahiti and Thalassa are very kind and helpful!
Travel operator: Direct Holiday
There is also a train line running between the apartments and promenade ( you have the beach, hotel + apartments - railway line then promenade) You use an underpass to get from one to the other(you are dropped off at the promenade and have to go under the underpass with your case but the Europeans are dropped off at the door according to the rep this is how the management want it).If you have small children you have to be very careful as the train line is not fenced off.
In the welcome pack there is a sheet telling you the rooms will be cleaned 3 times a week, towels every day and sheets twice if you are there for 2 weeks. How very
wrong you must clean the rooms yourself (this includes buying your own toilet paper)I asked the reception 3 tiems for clean towels, 3 days into the holiday and finally ended up phoning Direct Travel in the resort and within 10 minutes we had clean towels. The maid rang the bell one day and handed clean sheets to my husband - he though she was away to get the cart for the dirty ones - how wrong could we have been - we had to change the beds ourselves and leave the dirty sheets outside for the maids (and I use the term very lightly) to collect them whenever.
When I approached the rep with the welcome pack cheet he stated he knew nothing about this and that was end of story.
You have only 2 rings in the room and the pots wee not very clean so really we only had soup and sandwiches in the afternoon and eat out every night.
The apartment are located between Santa Susanna and Malgret de Mar where we spent most of our evenings as it is slightly busier.
The hotel staff we felt treated the British rather poorer than they treated the European holiday makers but everyone who was in the Thalassa felt this way and are all very unhappy about it.
Entertainment in the hotel was Singers one night, Magiian another, Mr Tahita Playa etc your usual hotel entertainment.
I would maybe try these apartments again but the standards would have to be raised very much.
I felt that I do housework all year round and that this should have been a break not a continuation.
Travel operator: Direct
She was able to advise us train times and info regarding Barcelona, which we did for 5 euros return. Well worth a visit.
The Thalassa Apts share the facilties with the Tahiti Playa, the dining room was certainly not geared to the british taste, but this did not bother my family at all. There are several good cafe/restaurants to choose from. The Indian and Mexican are well worth a visit. as well as Casa Nova.
I do have to mention that i would not advise anyone
to waste their money going to the 'Mission Impossible' night with Direct Hoildays, a complete waste of 35 euros/each for a poor meal and even worse entertainment.
Overall we had a terrific hoilday in Santa Susanna and certainly will consider holidaying there again.
Travel operator: Direct Holidays
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