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Esplai Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

arrived at 1am check in was quick and painless staff all very friendly hotel was clean n well looked after pool was nice bar staff worked hard and always smiling the entertainment in day was a gd laugh zumba games etc food was ok had a big selection could always find something to eat all in all one of the better 3 star hotels ive stayed in good value good times met gd people. Dont listen to the bad reviews they pay peanuts and want luxury if u want 5 star pay for it if u want a gd 3 star hotel in the centre of it all esplai is for you will defo b bk

So we got there didn't have to wait long to check in. We get to the first room and the shower was broken so they moved our room and yet again the shower was pretty much hanging off but as we wernt there for long though ok that's fine. Then looking at the sink and under it was filthy and just rank. We did not request to move rooms again as we knew pretty much all of the rooms were the same and would be just as bad as the first 2. There was blood on the banister the WHOLE time we were there by the last day it was dried and scrapping off. The food was cold most the time but other than that there was a nice selection. The staff were RUDE and tried to stop me taking food to my room when my boyfriend was ill when im ALL INCLUSIVE wow. We were treated like kids swap a token for a drink and were told if we lost it TOUGH LUCK. Just thought id add that the shape of the pool was literally a penis hahaha.

The hotel is in a decent location with everything in walking distance. It looks good from the reception area but the rooms are a bit tired and in need of a lot of refurbishment. Very noisy the first night there as sound carries from room to room. We had a couple of breakfasts but the range was very limited. The saving grace was that the staff were excellent and couldn't have been more helpful when needed

Its ok if you like cold food warm beer and a good time. Staff are very good and some great guests to meet up with. Wouldnt take kids but good for a quick lads break. The town is close and a nice walk in the morning then back up on the beach with a quick pint on the beach. Lots of quirky little tourist shops and fairly cheap. Like i say you get what you pay for.

To begin, our room had no electricity when we came. It took them a full day to fix this problem- since Friday afternoon till Saturda y afternoon. New room we were promised never happened and we had to wait and tell at the reception to fix this problem numerous times. The water pressure in the shower is terrible- I have long hair and I really struggled to wash it. Food at dinner was bad, we went to have dinner out instead. Rooms are outdated and furniture is shabby. Walls are super thin and we could here everything from both the hallway and out neighbours. However, the hotel is 30€/night with half board which I find cheap and I guess the prices mirros what we got. We only came for the Ironman race and this was the only hotel that had enough rooms for our group. If this was my hotel for holiday, I would be extremely dissapointed. Now, I just hope we book our hotel much earlier next time and get something better.

Stayed here for 5 days for the last week of September. Hotel is in good location for beach, it's clean (rooms and bathrooms are a bit outdated) food not to bad (not much to choose from and it's the same most days) we had all inclusive, but eat out a few time as it got boring. But you get what you pay for. Staff ok, the biggest problem with hotel is the noise, I know some hotels you can hear those in the rooms next door. But this is a joke. It's like you're in the same room. You can hear word for word what people are saying. You get woken up from about 1.00am to through to 5.00/6.00am with people coming back in. Then again about 7.30/8.00am with young kids going down to breakfast. Would stay here again as it's cheep, but only for a few days. Don't think I could go longer then 5 days with not that much sleep!!!

Stayed here for the ironman competition , Notting only noise every night till 4/5 in morning, cannot lock your balcony door so impossible to leave any valuables in your room changed rooms as no air con working in first room can hear people in adjoining room tv ect !! Children allowed to run the corridors terrible hotel

Stayed here for 4 nights as part of a group of people. All of the staff here were very polite and friendly to us. The rooms were basic but clean and cleaned daily. We stayed all inclusive and could always find something to eat for meals, there was hot food, salad, fruit and cakes or just used the snack bar which has toasties, hot dogs, burgers and chips and ice cream. The drinks were also good although served in a plastic cup at all times including in the dining room you could have any cocktail you wanted provided they had the right mixes and even gave us shots of snaps. The pool area was an adequate size and there wasn't a mad sunbed dash in the mornings. There wasn't much entertainment on but this suited us as we went out at nights. The area itself is pretty. The beach is lovely, the shops are also really nice and lovely to look around. At night we went out to bars and a club. All in all it was a nice break and is somewhere I would return again.

Booked a four day sunshine break for 3 adults. Arrived in the middle of the night and was greeted by night porter/security guard. First impression was that the pool was very small and the rooms were a little grubby and tired. The beds were not particularly comfortable but the maids were happy to give us more pillows when asked. The air conditioning was loud. The following morning was better, cheery staff and plenty of variety for breakfast, tables were cleared quickly. The pool bar was manned by a very friendly lady who was able to help with all inclusive - basically everything is included, cocktails, ice cream, everything. The pool snack bar is well stocked with toastie ingredients that you put together and pass to the bar to toast, chicken, pitta, burgers, hot dogs and chips. Was lovely for the first couple of days but became a bit samey. The staff in the bar were efficient and friendly. There were plenty of sunbeds as the area opens at 9 and vast majority of guests are late sleepers (clubbers maybe?) and so the pool was adequate. Lunch and dinner were ok. Could always find something to eat even if it wasn't particularly inspiring. There was always plenty of salad and a fantastic variety of fresh fruit available. The nearby beach is pretty but very steep and the sand is very gritty, an odd observation, however you will understand if you stand on it barefoot! Flip flops are a must!!! The little old town is a short walk away and worth a visit, especially in the evening. It is very pretty and has lots of shops. All in all it was good for a cheap get away but I would not stay for longer than 4 days.

Not a hotel to bring a family to, full of drunken teenagers that have no respect for other guests at 5 in the morning, rooms are tiny for a family of 4, beds are hard my back is in bits, food always cold.staff are friendly but there's nothing to do in the hotel no entertainment at night, would not recommend this hotel if your booking for a family

C/ Ramon y Cajol, 2-16 Calella Barcelona

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace

Esplai Hotel places you within a 10-minute stroll of St. Jaume Hospital and Calella Beach. This 198-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Pineda de Mar Beach and Pau Casals Plaza are also close to this Calella hotel.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee.


Esplai Hotel's 198 air-conditioned rooms provide furnished lanais, safes, and phones. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Desks and free toiletries are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Esplai Hotel have access to an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a rooftop terrace. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include free WiFi in public areas and a free kid's club.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

24.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 228 reviews