45 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Just back from Maripins 26/8/14 Had a lovely stay there room was clean Food was good plenty to choose from and cooked well something for everyone. Staff were friendly always spoke to you no matter what time of day. My husband and I enjoyed it so much we are going back in October. The hotel is close to the beach and shops."
- Travel date: 29th August 2014
"Should have been a family holiday, it was ruined by a lack of evening entertainment for both My wife, myself and our 6 & 3 year old girls who were very disappointed when which should have been a 3 or 4 song kids club each evening, this began with the music man and most times ended with the music man due to the sound system not working, give them there due, sometimes they managed to complete, but once they had they just turned their backs on the small group of children and left them standing there. Meals were a terrible experience, each meal time was ruined by a mass of teenage tour groups (100s) bombarding their way into the not well equipped dining room and taking what food was left. The two hour evening dinning slot was not long enough to cope with this. Reading other reviews may-be we had just gone at the wrong time, but we will not be going back along with many other guests who we spoke to, they also had just had enough. "
- Travel date: 10th July 2012
Hotel Maripins, Malgrat De Mar
"I enjoyed my stay at the Maripins Hotel,it is Well situated close to the beach, which is across a main road and railway line and can be reached via the subways,also close to the local Disco which finishes at 05.30 and the noise can be heard from the rooms which overlook it.The Hotel is very clean,All the staff are friendly and helpful. the food is buffet style,plentyful and varied.my only critisism is that i would have liked to have seen some english style food now and again along side the other food on offer.However there are plenty of English style Pubs who serve Imported British food and if i return to the Maripins hotel i would go on a Bed & Breakfast basis so that i could vary my diet using the many local cafe's,bars and resturants"
- Travel date: 3rd August 2011
Maripins hotel Malgrat
"Stayed at the Maripins in May this year,rooms small and basic but clean. Towels changed, beds made on a daily basis. Friendly and helpful staff. Variety of dishes available. Left the hotel at 7 in the morning provided us with a pack lunch as we were missing breakfast. Would return again. Only downfall no kettle in the room. Town itself plenty of shops and bars to enjoy. Pool very clean kids enjoyed. "
- Travel date: 16th May 2011
"lovely clean hotel.Basic rooms with good size balcony.Cleann towels every day.Friendly staff.Good value for money.No tea and coffee facilities in room is a bit of a let down. Excellent location,would stay again for what it cost.Entertainment not brilliant but you can go elsewhere nearby.Plenty of pubs on bar street.Champions bar good value for money,bottles of san miguel only one euro and cocktails 2.25 euros. Avoid rovers return bar.Landlord claims to be selling SAN MIGUEL for 2.95 euros a pint. NEVER been san miguel/DISGUSTING. When we asked for drinks to be changed landlord refused so we left.....ha ha..did himself out of a weeks custom from 4 of us. Go to champions bar a better drink for 1.25 euros a pint.Landlord friendly.Lets see who's still in business next season."
- Travel date: 8th October 2010
Great friendly staff and value for money
"We stayed at this hotel during august 2010 and found it to be a bargain for the price we had paid. The hotel rooms were small and basic but clean and linen changed on a daily basis. The buffet style food was plentiful and varied to suit everyones taste. The staff are very friendly and speak good English. I would recommend this hotel to friends and family its a great hotel and the prices are very reasonable. I would deffinately use this hotel again."
- Travel date: 6th September 2010
Great value for money
"Booked online and wasn't sure what to expect, but this was a great hotel. The staff were very friendly, rooms spotless, and the dining room was large enough so that we didn't have to share a table with strangers. There was plenty of choices in the meals, hot & cold, so there was always something we liked. Location is great, right among the shops & close to pubs etc. We found a couple of great pubs nearby, Eureka Corner has a good atmosphere & nice food, as does the Drunken Duck (not to be confused with the Drunken Ducklin' which we found wasn't as nice). The BEST PUB OF ALL was Champions Bar, which the owner runs single-handed so doesn't open 'til 7pm, but the drinks are 2-for-1 all night, and each drink gets you a coupon, then 12 coupons gets you a t-shirt. Great place, we met some really good people there, atmosphere fab (they even have Sports chanels on if you like that kind of thing!). We would definitely stay at this hotel again - and probably will!"
- Travel date: 3rd October 2009
Fantastic Holiday for a fantastic price!
"We booked our hoilday through a discount travel website, not sure what we were going to find for the low price we paid, we arrived at Mripins and were EXTREMLEY pleased! The reception staff were friendly and the hotel was clean. There are 2 lifts available and good disabled access too. The rooms were basic but cleaned everyday and good value for the money. Our view was fantastic, our room overlooked the swimmingpool and the beach. The swimming pool was lovely, theres a shallow pool for the children with a fountain and a good size pool with shallow and deep ends. The bar serves pizzas and sandwiches throughout the day if you're peckish and the prices are very reasonable! Breakfast at the hotel was a buffet and lovely, ranging from fruits, cereals, yoghurts, breads, pastries, toasted sandwiches to a traditional fry-up. The only down-side... No ketchup! The only bad thing I can think of about the Hotel, were the TERRIBLE cocktails! They clearly did NOT have a clue what a Strawberry Daiquiri was! DO NOT ORDER COCKTAILS THERE! Other drinks were great though. There's evening entertainment at the hotel, ranging from karaoke to traditional flaminco dancers... however I'd suggest finding entertainment elsewhere... The hotel is located on a strip with some nice restaurants, however its about a 20min walk to the busy strip of bars, shops and restaurants. If it's clubs and nightlife you want, theres several "discos" which are cheap and play good music, the highlight of our holiday was the foam party at Disco QK on a Monday! and it was only a 10min walk from the hotel. Overall, as two 21 year old women, looking for a relaxing, sunny, cheap holiday with some good nightlife.... Maripins and Malgrat De Mar did the job!!"
- Travel date: 3rd September 2009
at the maripins
" i enjoyed our stay at the maripins it was very friendly staff and the hote;l itself very central for everything beaches shops bars restaurants the rooms were very clean we did not like the view from our room and told staff we would like another room thought no more of it and the next day were told we could move to other room iwe thought the food was good and plenty of it there was something every night for entertainment i would go back again "
- Travel date: 23rd June 2009
Found a cheap deal & booked our holiday ...
"Found a cheap deal & booked our holiday via the internet for the 1st time. Got a private transfer from Girona airport direct to the hotel in 30 mins which was totally hassle free!! Very impressed on arrival at hotel & reception staff were extremely polite. Rooms were clean & nicely presented but extremely noisy on the 1st floor on entertainment nights. (Not ideal for our 2 & 10 year olds). No kids entertainment as hotel tended to cater for the majority (older couples) which was disappointing after reading other reviews which stated a hotel for familes with young children!! The food was ok the 1st couple of days but did get repetitive with not much variation & could have been hotter. The resort itself was lovely with a vast choice of shops on the doorstep. Its a lovely 10 min walk into Santa Susanna for a change of scenery. We spent most of our days at a bar across from the Maripins which was directly on the beach so the kids were happy! Would highly recommend the Eureka Pub on the corner (about 2 mins from hotel) which was a great british bar & the hospitality was superb. Most importantly, the kids enjoyed themselves with the Karaoke, quizzes etc. We found that all the staff at the hotel were courteous at all times, and the cleaning staff were wonderful. The pool area was spotlessly clean but the water was freezing, despite the hot weather (but we still had a swim anyway). We would certainly recommend this hotel for couples & older friends but definitely not for families with children. "
- Travel date: 6th October 2008
arrived at maripins 27th august 2008 day...
"arrived at maripins 27th august 2008 day after i got married was put in room at very back of hotel what a view the view was a hotel being built the nice rooms at the front were all given to the older folk not familys with children we were hid away at the back the food was awfull i lived on bread bread and more bread cold food spoke to a couple that had been going there for the past 14 years but this year they were told the owners were new ones they said food was awfull and they would never return to that hotel rooms were cleaned every day staff were very nice but as for views and food never again dreadfull cutlery every day had the previous meal on it not been washed properly the people were in a line at 6.30 waiting for evening meal did not open till 7 we came down at 8 and were told we had to wait as restaurent was full pool tiny never got a bed by pool at all we go away 3 times a year this was 1 of the worst ever food and view 0 "
- Travel date: 8th September 2008
Hotel bedrooms are quite old - early 80'...
"Hotel bedrooms are quite old - early 80's - and could do with a complete refurb. My husband and I and our 2 children stayed in this hotel, we were squashed into one room that would be adequate for 2 people. The beds were made every day and clean towels which was nice. There is air conditioning in the bedrooms which is helpful. The food was ok, although if you go early its a bit of a smash and grab - there was a nice salad selection and soup every night for dinner as well as hot food from the griddle and a hot selection too. My children found on some nights that there wasn't much that they liked - they are 7 and 9 and dont like anything that looks foreign.Breakfast was usually the same - bacon eggs beans and toast or cereal. They did seem to put a roast beef in gravy on offer for about 4 nights in a row which although was very nice - you didn't want it for that many evenings. Jelly and ice cream is available everynight so if you like that you're ok. The staff are very friendly and courteous. The bar staff are very efficient and although at times there is only one person on, they dont get flustered. Just one word of warning though, if you sit outside around the pool the flies will drive you mad after a while. I love to sunbathe but at one point they got on my nerves so much I had to go in. I would not go here again as there is not an awful lot for the children to do other than walk up and down the front every night or have a go on the quads. The hotel does not have any structured kind of childrens club, just a young lad and girl doing a small disco each night for half an hour. Watch out for the jelly fish in the sea also, my son got stung twice in one week and my daughter, although can swim - could not swim in the sea as the level of the shore drops steeply all the way across the beach."
- Travel date: 27th August 2008
Top traveller tips for ALEGRIA Maripins
"Go and visit the parks only a short walk from town."
"Take a Travel Kettle as the hotel do not provide tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms."
"Make the most of the buffet."
"Good value for money hotel"
"Lovely place to relax and enjoy the sun."
"Getting train to nearby locations"
ALEGRIA Maripins is also called
- Maripins Serhs Hotel
- hotel maripins serhs
- maripins hotel