11 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Won't be going here again
"No maid cleaning for 10 days, Towels changed day before we were due to leave, Reception staff very rude and generally the staff were not nice people. Don't waste your money."
- Travel date: 24th May 2010
Bolero Was Great
"I thought the bolero was great. abit out of the way on the quieter side of lloret but only a 5minute walkf away from the nearest shops and nightlife. supermarket just round the corner, llorets main bus station is just up the road and the staff were lovely, the food was nice, the ppol area was great. 2 pools and 2 jacuzzis. rooms were nice and clean. there was also a large bar area with terrace downstairs.would definately return"
- Travel date: 21st October 2008
Cheap and cheerful
"Bolero Park is in a great location in Lloret De Mar. Being a 5 minute walk from the main promenade meant we got to see the other side of the resort - which we would have not bothered to go see if it wasn't for where the hotel was located. Going away from the main touristy area meant eating/drinking was slightly cheaper. 4 of us stayed for 5 nights costing Â£292.00 which was great value. We did get told off for enjoying an evening drink on the balconey - they do not appreaciate any noise. The apartments were clean but basic. The bad thing was they would not give you fresh towels until your 4th day. Also, would only give one extra toilet roll. The curtains were a bit shabby but overall we got what we paid for. Hotel only had 2 computers. fabulous pool area and helpful bar staff."
- Travel date: 15th September 2008
Had A Great Week In The Bolero Park Apartments
"Well, I don't understand why there are complaints on this page about Bolero Park because we had a great time! We are all 19 year old females and were looking just for a week to relax and have a good wee drink and a laugh before our term at University started. We booked through hotels.com and manged to get a studio that sleeps 2/3 people for Â£73 each for the week and then we just booked our flights from Ryan Air and our transfers online, working out at around Â£200 for everything self-catering. Our flight was good, right on time. Our transfer picked us up at the airport, but took us the long road and went to Callela 1st, then dropped us off at Lloret last, when we should have been 1st! That really bugged me because it took 2 hours instead of half an hour. The driver was a psycho too, she drove way to slow and got major road rage! The thing you have to remember though is that Bolero Park have apartments and they are not a hotel so don't expect maids in to make your beds! But we put our dirty towels out whenever and were immediately given clean ones. The apartment was spotless, we were on the corner and had windows surrounding 2 walls so our room was very bright. We had a great view of the swimming pool and sea. Our room was ideal, however the balcony was tiny and only fitted 2 patio chairs, but it didn't bother us, we got to hang our towels out anyway and just sat and had a drink inside. We thought we had to pay a deposit when we arrived, but no one asked for one! The English receptionist wasn't very pleasant, she seemed to make fun of our Scottish accent as anything we asked for she was like "Excuse me, pardon?" even though we were speaking clear for her! The foreign guys working at the reception were nice and took pictures of us together whenever we asked! Our electronic key didn't work and we had to get a few replacements but they were nice and sorted it immediately. We had to pay 2 euros for another key, so one was used to get in and the other was kept in the apartment (there was a slot to put it in to keep the electricity on, so we left one in to keep the air-con on all day - our apartment was always nice and cool!). The pool was great, clean, large, with 2 jacuzzis and a kids pool. The pool bar served nice toasties for lunch too! You could always get a sunbed. Em... what else can I say... it is on the top of a hill exactly inbetween Fenals and Lloret. People who complain about the hill must be lazy because its not that steep, it is a bit tiring walking up it in the hot weather but walking up it at night is fine! There were lots of lovely restaurants in Lloret and Fenals to eat, we had a great meal every night (would recommend Tobago Steak House and Orient Express). We went out every night, always finishing at Rockefellers Disco Bar (the only British club). It plays great music! Texas is also a good bar to have a drink or a dance. One of the PR guys was hilarious, he was good to have a laugh with! We went out to many other clubs including Gala, Collosos, Londoner and Moby's. Most places you need to pay 10 euros to get in, but you get a free drink with that, or they make you buy 2 drinks at the door. The drinks are very expensive, 5 euros for a Blue WKD, I mean with the exchange rate nowadays thats Â£5! So after dinner we always went back to our room for a drink then went out about midnight and back in about 5/6am! The thing that annoyed me though was down the strip of clubs, there were PRs for EVERY club, and you couldn't walk 2 metres without them hassling you. Some were funny though, but most of them were just ANNOYING! There are lots of nice shops around just selling the usual holiday stuff! Lots of hair-brading and tattoo parlours. I would say its a bit like the Spanish Blackpool! The beach is stoney though, not sand, VERY sore on your feet! So all in all, we had a great week in Lloret de Mar and enjoyed every minute. Would recommend it to young singles and young couples!"
- Travel date: 13th September 2008
Loud and Noisy - 24 hours a day!
"Don't stay here unless you are in your teens and willing to endure loud music through the night and drunk noisy people returning from clubs at 5am. When complaimed to front desk, we were told "This is our business!" as if to say we welcome loud music and don't care much for families. We travelled with 2 children, aged 4 and 9. Thankfully they are heavy sleepers, whilst Mum and Dad had 7 sleepless nights!"
- Travel date: 7th September 2008
Very basic but you get what you pay for!
"We stayed in an apartment for 2/3 people, which consisted of a lounge area with a sofa and a bedroom with twin beds. We were right on the corner of the hotel block which made the rooms all strangely shaped but they were of a decent size. The apartment when we arrived was clean, but it was obvious that it was only a 3 star hotel. There were a couple of handles missing off the cupboard doors, holes in the sofa, the curtains didnt meet properly and the balcony was tiny, with just enough room for 2 patio chairs. The pool was a good size and clean and there was also an outdoor jacuzzi, although as this has a shade over the top, it makes the water freezing cold!!! We didn't have any problems with service from the staff. We realised we were missing a kettle and toaster and after asking at reception, these were brought up to our room after about half an hour. The hotel seemed to have a mixture of couples, young families and single young people. We were out every night from approx 8pm to 5am so I cannot comment on how noisy it was during this time, During the daytime, the noise level was pretty much as you would expect from a busy hotel. Overall, it was a basic hotel, but fulfilled our needs, as we literally were using it as somewhere to get some sleep after our nights out. As someone who is used to staying in Holiday Inn/Thistle/Hilton standard hotels, it was a bit of a shock to the system, but it was very cheap. Although we had no problems, I don't think we would return here in the future."
- Travel date: 29th June 2008
Hated Bolero Park Apartments
"What can i say!!!!!! The staff are the rudest i have ever came across in the travel industry, the rooms were never cleaned or made up once in the 7 days i stayed and the hotel room stank when i arrived there. All in all i would never recommend this hotel to my worst enemy!!"
- Travel date: 21st June 2008
Clean and basic, shame about the hilltop location!
"The apartments and complex in general are clean and tidy. Previous reviewers mention a renovation in 2005 and it looks like they renovated some bits but left others - modern lampshades in the bedroom but a mental hospital bed, which was actually impossible to sleep on as it made so much noise every time you moved the slightest bit! We had a lot of problems with things either missing or broken in the room, no kettle or toaster, then a set that was broken, along with a broken tv, one broken hob ring and a bathroom door that wouldn't shut (not lock but shut!). They did their best but it wasn't really good enough. There was also a lack of cots for the kids, luckily we borrowed one from a relative living nearby otherwise our two year old would have been in with us. The bathroom was also pretty basic and ours needed some tiles replacing as well as a new layer of sealant round the bath. There was also a curious white mould growing on the walls in the hallway. The supplied pans and plates were OK though and I managed to cook a few meals without any problems. Things the reps didn't tell us where that you needed to give a 30 euro deposit for the tv remote (it doesn't work without it) and a further 27 euros (10 euros is refundable) for the inroom safe. The location is really what lets this place down though. It's at the top of a hill (although there is a bus stop outside), with Fenals on one side and Lloret de Mar on the other. Fenals is really disappointing, just a couple of shops selling fake suncream and fake Louis Vuitton bags, oh yes and a 'Kwiksave'... Lloret is definitely better, a lot more shops and a better and bigger beach. There are also two local supermarkets (Caprabo), one in each direction and each a couple of minutes walking distance. The one in Fenals is bigger but a little further. Prices in Caprabo are much better than in the no-name places which are just for tourists. All in all it's a reasonable place and although we'd go back to Lloret de Mar, we wouldn't stay at the Bolero Park again unless it was an incredible deal."
- Travel date: 21st September 2006
Good value for money
"It's a couple of years since I stayed in the apartments but seen as there aren't many reviews thought i'd write what i can remember. We paid Â£260 for the 2 weeks self catering in June so it was the price that attracted us here. The room was nice and clean with separate bathroom and bedroom. The kitchen was basic but when you eat out most of the time it's fine for what you need it for. My only problem with the room was that we were right above reception which could get a little noisy at time, especially in the early hours of the morning when people were coming home from the clubs. The pool was lovely and spacious with seats in the water by the pool bar. There were plenty of loungers but as we went before the schools broke up it wasn't overly busy. The beach was a good 20-30 minute walk away but you have to walk past all the shops and bars so there's plenty to look at. There's no entertainment at the hotel or much catering but the sister hotel across the street (can't remember the name) is all inclusive and if you show your room key you can join the evening buffet for about 8 euros. The food was good with a variety of choices and it was great if you didnt want to venture out too far. Trips from the hotel were well organised and fairly reasonably priced. We went on an all day cruise where we got free drinks and a bbq and the boat dropped anchor for an hour so you could swim in the sea and use the various slides the boat had. A must see is nou camp in Barcelona. We went on a day trip through the hotel and toured the stadium, saw the Olympic stadium and the Sagrada Familia. We then had a few hours to spend looking around the centre. the only problem with this trip was you spent alot a time on the coach and felt a bit rushed. Another guest decided to stay in Barcelona for the evening and not return on the coach and said the train was reasonably priced to get home. We also did the local go-karting, which there's a free bus to from the station, it was quite expensive and you didn't get long on the track. There's also a bus to the water park from the station which was a great day out with plenty of slides. Lloret is really a clubbers paradise but can be enjoyed by everyone. We found a great bar ccalled the Ministry of Rock which had excellent music and cheap drinks."
- Travel date: 12th June 2006
Great holiday apartments!!!!
"We visited the Bolero Apartments for 3 nights in June. The apartment had a modern kitchenette including toaster, kettle, microwave, hob and fridge. Clean and all cultlery and pots available. There was a seating area with TV payable at Reception. The balcony although small was accessible from the seating area and bedroom. Comfortable bedroom with dressing table. Separate bathroom with decent shower. There is a pool table, table tennis and arcade games are available downstairs. The internet is also available. The pool is gorgeous!!!!!!! Views of the sea and cafe/bar with nice food. There is a large pool with jacuzzi in the middle, smaller jacuzzi at the side and another shallow pool with tree type water fall. The town in 5 minute walk downhill where there are loooooooooads of bars! Lovely beach with plenty to do. We were only there 3 nights but loved it!"
- Travel date: 12th June 2006
Fab for the MOney
"Went to the Bolero in May for a Hen Weekend and had my expectations exceeded. For the money we paid I didn't expect a lot. The room was good size and clean. The pool was lovely with a big jacuzzi in the middle. It's an average walk to either beach. It is up a hill which helps work off cocktail calories after a night out but it isn't far."
- Travel date: 28th July 2005
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