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... outside, it's well suited to Europe. Somewhere like France or Germany with it's big motorways.
The final thing I'd like to try is couch surfing, but I'm dubious of that and I'm strongly considering striking it off the list. Having tried to make it happen a couple of times now, I do believe that it's a steaming pile of horse **** that's masquerading as something that it isn't. Let's not miss the basic point of the premise: travelers with ...
... Facundo Bacardi was born in sitges before he went to Cuba in 1814 and started Bacardi Rum. The tour was cool and they showed us) how to make genuine Mojitos (no alcohol of course..). From there we met up with some friends, got tapas, and headed back to the beach to watch the sunset. Not a bad day.
The next day, I pulled myself out of bed and went to the cathedral of Barcelona where they were holding Catalun traditions. We watched spry senior ...
... will be at midnight. When I finaly was there I was already before 1 am, and they guy was ******. I wasn’t surprised.. I think he thought I’m drunk, but I wasn’t . I drunk only three beers, and of course I was so tired, that when I get to the bed… it was already 5 am.
I went by metro, with the heave bags ! ****, I took too much things ! When I get to the plaza I decided took a cab, because I was sleepy, tired and ...
... of Category 4 came to sit next to me and started tweaking my triceps to check their firmness. (They are doing fine by the way). She was hammered and was struggling to finish sentences, and kept saying "You know?" when she had dried up in the middle of a sentence, in the vain hope that i would say " Of course! I totally understand what you mean. You are SO perceptive"
Now my strategy with drunks has always been,; keep smiling cos you never know when they will turn nasty, ...
... as it was yesterday. La Plaza Catalunya was also filled with a lot more people today. People gathered around to feed the hundreds of pigeons, letting them eat right out of their hands. Sebastian of course had to do the same. He fed them, he ran into them. There were street vendors and street artists making their presence known. Tons of tourists everywhere buying into their antics. Every conversation I eased dropped in was in another language leaving me clueless and minding me to my ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Calipolis Sitges
We spent 10 days at the Calipolis Hotel and had a very good stay. The rooms were great, clean and spacious. The breakfast was wonderful, plenty of choice and cooked perfectly. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The only comment is that it lacked atmosphere, if you want a drink outside, you often had to wait for the staff to notice you as it was regularly empty. The situation was good, although lacking in a pool. I would go to this resort again, but choose a hotel with a pool. Can be noisy at night, so beware.
Nothing special...just a nice hotel
I stayed here for 2 weeks in June. I found it a pleasant hotel with pleasant staff. My room was on the first floor so I didn't experience any problems with water pressure. However, I inquired of a guest who was staying on the topmost floor and was informed that they weren't having any problems.
I'm not sure why this hotel is rated as 4 stars since they do not have a swimming pool nor a gym. The room was comfortable but rather "dated". I found that the cleaning service to be lacking. They would only clean around your things in the room, rather than move them out of the way.
For location, you cannot find a better hotel...not too far from the clubs or bars. But far enough to allow you to get away from the hustle and bustle.
I was never up in time for the breakfast so I cannot comment on it...
In general, I would probably rate this hotel as three stars...for the lack of a pool, gym and no entertainment.
A good choice for Sitges
I stayed there for 4 nights in June 2004. This is a quality establishment deserving of its rating. Although internet descriptions of the hotel state that "most" rooms have a terrace or sea view, in fact at least a third have neither - beware if the deal seems cheap - I would check in advance. Saying that, the room I stayed in was large and clean, although it felt rather dated (70's?). Air conditioning worked well (I was there during a heat wave). Comfortable double bed. There was a problem with the shower - the shower head was too big for the water pressure so it just dribbled. There is a free (€10 deposit) beach towel service - you can change your towel each time you come back from the beach (very handy). The breakfast buffet is very impressive with a large selection of hot and cold food and drink - served from 7 - 11 so ideal for both the early birds and those who sample the delights of Sitges' (late) night life. I also tried out the buffet dinner one evening and it was good quality food, though the restaurant was a bit quiet. The hotel is ideally located near to central Sitges and the main beaches but just far enough from the bar/club noisy area of the town so you will get a good night's sleep. Mixed local and international clientele.
Overall if you are looking for comfort and quality rather than "atmosphere", go for this hotel. I'd certainly go back, subject to getting a view of the beautiful Sitges seafront.
Excellent-Even better if it had a pool.
We stayed at the hotel in mid-May. It is a very good hotel with friendly staff. The room was above average size with a side-sea view balcony. There was a large selection of food for breakfast which one could enjoy whilst admiring the attractive view. The only minus point for some is the lack of a swimming pool-the one mentioned is across the road with no sign of it being filled.
We stayed 5 nights in late October 2003 for 60 euros per night, including taxes, for a twin room and including breakfast. Wonderful, large room facing sea with balcony. Breakfasts absolutely amazing selection of hot and cold food. Also had 2 evening meals there which were good value at just under 20 euros for the set menu. Hotel has a large, comfortable public lounge and extremely friendy staff. We had a wonderful stay. And Sitges is great too!
Wonderful staff, marvlous upgraded room
After suffering through our first night in Sitges in the dreadful Hotel Subur (stay away!), we moved as quick as possible to the marvelous Calipolis. Perhaps feeling sorry for us after our dire stories about the Subur, the clerk at the front desk offered us a special discounted rate of 100 euros on a room without a view, which we reserved without hesitation for the following night. When we checked in the next day, a different desk clerk upgraded us to a room with a view of the beach and a terrace so we ended up with an extraordinary set-up at an incredibly good price. The room was very nice with a stereo system, a big comfortable bed, and a nice bathroom. The hotel location is ideal with incredible views and ambiance, the staff was extremely helpful and kind (and good looking!), and the breakfast buffet the next morning was amazing delicious food of all types and great service. Excellent in every way! There is no question that we would stay at the Calipolis when next in Sitges.
Spacious room, excellent view
Booked the room for '99 on-line for one night only, got a wonderful suite with spacious bedroom, bathroom and sitting room. Balcony right on the corner of the building overlooking the beach. Was expecting at check-out time to have been charged more than I did pay, but no - a superb location, highly recommended.
Great service at a good hotel
I stayed for six nights and felt very comfortable in a room with a view of the boardwalk and the beach. Great location, right on the beach and in the restaurant/boardwalk/shops area, which accounts for the nightly pricing. I recommend splurging for the sea view. The room was always kept cleaned and organized, with plenty of space in the room (I had a double bed) and in the bathroom. The 8th & 9th (top) floors have problems with hot water pressure, which can't be corrected, and my bathtub never drained properly, but the desk personnel were first-rate in helping with all my questions about the area and making arrangements for taxis. The restaurant was nice, although I only ate there once, for breakfast. If locale and service are important to you, I recommend this hotel.
My wife and I stayed at the Calipolis for 3 nights early March 2003. The junior suite we booked was even better than it looked on the web-site. Our large balcony was situated in the perfect spot with a lovely view along the prom and out to see. Although shaded until midday we had the last of the sun in the afternoon. We could not fault anything about the hotel and will definitely make another booking if ever back in Sitges.
this hotel is really terrific. rooms are a good size. we had a sea view, very nice. very clean and comfortable. hotel has a pool on the sea. just beautiful. there is a small fee (very small) for the sun umbrellas and lounge chairs. breakfast was not included, but very good and reasonably priced.
staff was friendly. now my gripes: hotel has parking? not for us they didn't. plus we had to drive down a very narrow ramp to be told no parking was available. we then had to back all the way up the ramp. i requested months ahead a double bed/one bed. on arrival in our room we had two single beds. they were very unwilling to do anything. and never did for our entire (7 nite) stay. that was a big disappoinment for us .