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Gran Garbi Mar

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Spain, Europe
Lloret de Mar

This property enjoys a convenient location just 300 metres from the beach in Lloret de Mar, a popular coastal town in Spain and one of the most popular holiday resorts on the Costa Brava. Set in a quiet area with magnificent sea views, this hotel is close to the city centre and also next to a choice of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Featuring a welcoming atmosphere as well as an excellent service, this elegant hotel provides a choice of fully-equipped rooms featuring all the necessary services and amenities to guarantee a memorable stay. Young guests can have fun at the waterpark. Restaurant and entertainment activities are available at Hotel Gran Garbi just 50 meters away.

Due to the surrounding area and the number of steps around the hotel, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

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  • Car park
  • 24-hour reception
  • Wi-fi
  • Multilingual staff
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Currency exchange facilities
  • Lift access
  • Luggage room
  • Bar
  • Breakfast room
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  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

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I don't really like writing bad reviews, i tend to be the person that takes bad reviews with a pinch of salt as most people have their own expectations, but my expectations were at the most basic level and were still not met !

We stayed in this hotel over the last weekend in September 2019, and it was just not nice, we made it work but never again.

The smell in the room was horrid, the staff were very abrupt and rude, had zero tolerance or patience for you if you had an issue. Asked the lady at the front desk about my transfer back to the airport, when she didn't know what i was asking immediately stated i must be with Thomas Cook and there is nothing she can do to help me ?!?!?! Had to contact the transfer company to confirm we still had travel.

With a few minor tweaks this hotel could be much better but honestly I will not be staying here again.

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Spotless hotel

Review by daw1962 Newtownabbey, United Kingdom

The hotel was kept very clean our room was cleaned every day. I am fussy about food and was worried as I had booked evening meals. There was no need to worry, every night for the week the meals were excellent...

We did not have a bad meal the whole week with a different menu every night. The only complaint was the block we stayed in had no pool bar open. The pool at the main hotel was always in the shade yet that bar was open. Other than that we had a great time in a very good hotel with very good staff.

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My first visit to Lloret

I write this as I’m here, on our 4th day of Gran Garbi Mar. There are 3 of us, Me, my boyfriend and our 2 year old daughter.

So with the airline Thomas Cook going bust and our original holiday to Turkey going out the window, we found a last minute deal from September 28th-4th October at Gran Garbi Mar...

Transfer was around 2 hours from Barcelona airport to our hotel, this was purely for the fact that it went around the houses and took everyone to different hotels so next time would definitely use a taxi or something more direct.

We arrived at early hours of the morning on the Sunday around 3:30 AM, we walked into Gran Garbi to check in but they didn’t have our details so had to walk 10 seconds out the back to Gran Garbi Mar (2 different hotels) which we wasn’t aware of. We were explained to that although Gran Garbi and Gran Garbi Mar are 2 different hotels, guests from either site are welcome to use facilities, pools from both hotels. In fact breakfast is served at both settings but lunch, snacks and dinner are only served at Gran Garbi, which we found was absolutely fine as was only a stones throw away from our room.

The staff are pleasant and are usually happy and friendly which is nice.

I must say I was disappointed with the aqua splash at Gran Garbi Mar. The reason for this is the slides were the main reason we booked this place and they were not in use from middle of September so really it is false advertisement as we booked it on the grounds that we were able to use the slides. The slides are only open from June-mid September.

Our room was lovely, smelt fresh, clean bedding every day, clean towels every other day, spacious (enough for the 3 of us) we had 3 single beds but we pushed them all together to make a giant bed! Lots of hangers, huge wardrobe and we had a lovely view of the bay of Lloret de Mar beach from our balcony. Complimentary soap, hair dryer, mini fridge, flatscreen tv and a safe.

The location of the Garbi hotels is perfect, away from the noise you get along the beach but close enough to walk to the beach and amenities/shops etc(literally 6-7 minutes). The bars are lovely down by the beach and in the busier areas and there’s lots of entertainment for older children, we couldn’t find so much for our daughter who is only 2.. she is apparently ‘too young’ for bowling and wasn’t much for her to do outside the hotel.

We did find that in September things start to close I.e marine land, waterworld and other tourist destinations due to it being out of season. We did however go on a lovely boat trip (45 minutes) to Tossa de Mar and spent some time there on the beach and admiring the beautiful views.

Food at Gran Garbi is different to what we are used to back in Essex, England, but there was so much variety. For breakfast there was the usual continental stuff, and eggs, bacon, sausages, beans etc. For Lunches and dinners it was a variety of foods, risottos, curries, spaghetti, sausages, freshly grilled meat/fish, a lot of deep fried things I.e chips, battered sausage type and battered fish. Deserts weren’t all that but I did enjoy the Walnut cake. I actually thought the food was quite pleasant and enjoyed it most days but can see why some fussy eaters may struggle. All inclusive cocktails were ok.. not great but I loved the ones you paid for eg black russian (only €2.50 each) and the wine went down a treat at meal times, Not much drink selection for children at meal times, only pure orange juice or fizzy, my daughter is not allowed pure orange juice and don’t want her drinking fizzy drinks for the 7 days we are here but we did find a shop nearby and bought her some squash which we just take down and mix with water.

Entertainment was different to say the least, I wouldn’t say there is particularly much for the children to do? In Hotel Gran Garbi it has a huge timetable to say what is going on at what time of day but it doesn’t say at what location and if we did manage to catch the entertainment they were late and not something children might enjoy. For example our first night. There was a children’s disco which my daughter loved! The second night was live music (questionable) and last night was a violin concert outside by the pool and their performance was phenomenal, they even performed ‘happy birthday’ to one of the guests which was really sweet. There is also an arcade room for children with grab machines etc but not much other than that.

We still have a few more days left here and I hope we can take some more positives away with us along with the ones we already have.

If I were to give 2 main constructive comments/feedback about this hotel it would be

  • to invest more time/money and enthusiasm into children’s entertainment, happy kids = happy parents.
  • to extend pool/aqua slide from may-October instead of June-September

Over all I would come back for the location and the views whilst eating dinner and from our balcony, I also found the beds comfy.

Thank you for our stay and hope to enjoy the rest of our holiday. Hope this helps x

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Awful weekend stay

I’m still here but really don’t need to wait the whole weekend to do this review...

On arrival our room was a basic slap in the face. The furniture is well past it’s well by date and the smell is just god awful. The room absolutely stinks...

At first I thought it was strong urine but it seems like it’s a problem with the pipes and if you turn on the air con it just makes it worse. Asked to be moved and the staff on desk really couldn’t care less about our discomfort. Also told that the smell is probably in all the rooms so wouldn’t be any different.
The beds are uncomfortable so I can’t get a good nights sleep. Sometimes cheap is cheerful but this is not one of those cases.

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Great water park

We didn't stay in this hotel but stayed in their sister hotel the "Gran Garbi" but got access to the water park for the entirety of our stay in Lloret De Mar

The water park is excellent, clean and spacious and the life guards very helpful.

I would definateyl come back here to use the water park again.

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