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Tropic Park
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Malgrat de Mar
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Great stay, does look like a 3 star hotel, food excellent, location very good, staff very helpful. Room was cleaned every day, it is a little bit old but it was ok. We didn't use the pool because the beach is great.

  • Stayed: August 2010
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Reviewed 27 June 2011

I should admit that this hotel is certainly not 4 star! How they sell it as a 4 star hotel is a mystery to me! I'd say that it looks like a dorm or a cheap hostel, maximum 2 and half stars. The inventory, furniture, carpets - everything is completely worn off, old, and needs renovation.
The room was quite dirty, the bathroom stinked and I couldn't use the sink to wash my cloths, since it was dirty and unhygienic. The rooms were "cleaned" everyday: they changed the towels, but we weren't sure, if the towels were hygienic enough to be used!
The balcony door was broken and we couldn't lock the room, but the reception was very flexible and immediately sent us a technican to fix it.
Our room was located in front of some heating station, which was buzzing all the time, so we never really opened the window because it was unpleasant to hear it.
The walls are very thin and you can hear every word said in the neighbouring room.
The restaurant was great and the food was delicious! We REALLY enjoyed the food, there was a huge variety of different fish, seafood, some backery. The staff was also very nice and pleasant. A little inconvenient timing: breakfast 8 - 10 am, lunch 13 - 14:15 pm, and dinner from 20:30 - 21:15. You can have all inclusive during lunch, but you have to pay extra for drinks during lunch and dinner.
The hotel has 3 swimming pools: one in front of the hotel, mostly used by kids, the other one is in the basement with the warm water, and the small one on the roof. Everything quite worn off and unattractive.
There are some activities and animations, for example you can do yoga, aerobic, even zumba dance. In the evenings it is quiet, no disco, unlike in the other hotels. I'd say it is the most quiet hotel in Malgrat.
In front of the hotel there is a supermarket.
The beach is about 5-7 minutes walk from the hotel, across the railway ( there is an underground crossing).
The only things I liked about the hotel is food and friendly nice staff, and I certainly feel terribly sorry for wasting so much money for the value this hotel certainly doesn't have!!!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank Ellysee
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Reviewed 13 April 2011

... except maybe during my military service... We stayed at the Tropic Park in 2007, in july. Awful room, small, crowded and dusty. The dust was so old, that the drops of paint from the last renovation (which was not earlier than 2-3 years at that time) were UPON the dust layer. A smell of old and dusty in the room. Probably an excellent hotel back in 1980 or even early 1990's. The restaurant smelled just like I remember the mess-hall smelled during my military service: a mixture of old food, bug repellent, chlorine (which was actually quite encouraging- it meant somebody DID disinfect the place from time to time) and rancid fat.
To top things up, the seaview room actually meant "mainstreet view" room. That means the main road connecting Malgrat de Mar to Pinar de Mar, Santa Susanna, Callella and so on, with lots of traffic. Also, the main street in Malgrat. Lots of people especially in the evening. At around 20-21.00 in the evening the cigarette smoke was so thick that you didn't even have to bother about the mosquitoes any more. In the early hours (after 3.00 am) hordes of inebriated young people raising hell in the streets with no police to calm them down. Next to te main road there also was the railroad with high speed trains running up and down each 15 minutes or so. Furthermore, the beach was of very sharp gravels. You could only have access on it with solid footwear, no beach slippers or crocks. We spent our week visiting Barcelona (which is a good one hour by train away) instead of "bathing in the blue Mediterranean Sea" as advertised. All in all, if not for visiting Barcelona, which is a great city, a totally failed vacation. As for Tropic Park, I wouldn't go back if my life depended on it! A definite no-no! There is more to tell. Much, much more!

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  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2011

We travelled to Malgret de Mar in early June and stayed for 15 days, during which we stayed at Tropic Park. We loved this part of Spain, particularily the Costa Brava, Penedes and Barcelona. The only downfall to this trip was the hotel. It is most definetely not a four star. It is outdated and requires a serious facelift. I am not asking for the Hilton, but basic things such as air conditioning and descent entertainment would have been nice. Our room was facing the road and we did not sleep very well at all. By 1:00 am, the roads were populated with drunk college students, I felt like I was in Daytona! We tried to turn the air conditioning on to drown out the noise, but it was "turned off" and had to plead with the hotel staff to turn it on for us. Apparently, the AC is only turned on during July-September! As for the meal plan, the food was bland, heavy and lacked salads and fresh food. By the end of our stay, we were eating out just to avoid the buffet. The breakfast buffet was equally horrible, with no brewed coffee, only an instant coffee machine. The town itself is touristy and consists of a long stretch full of hotels. I would stay in Tossa de Mar if we go back.

Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 July 2010

Delicious food, great cook.The room was ok, but the housekeeping didn't do her job (I hope only in our room).Good services at reception and good location.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Address: Paseo Maritimo, 68, 08380 Malgrat de Mar, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Malgrat de Mar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Malgrat de Mar
#1 Family Hotel in Malgrat de Mar
#2 Luxury Hotel in Malgrat de Mar
#2 Romantic Hotel in Malgrat de Mar
Price Range: $76 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tropic Park 4*
Number of rooms: 204
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Tropic Park Malgrat De Mar, Province Of Barcelona, Spain

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