Sunway Playa Golf Hotel & Spa Sitges
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... that looked like pickpockets, nor did I see any Police or security personnel. I bought a Ham & Cheese bun at a small food stand in the Metro as it was lunch time and I was getting hungry.
When I exited the Metro station, I wasn’t sure exactly which side of Sagrada Familia I’d need to go to find the entrance. I passed a couple of entry points for groups, and one of the girls there directed me around the corner to a location where ...
... there seemed to be no control, organisation, and no space around them to move. Participants and spectators were just crushed together in one mass. The people at the top were small children, which made sense, and they did at least provide them with crash helmets in case they fell. But what about the people below? A small child can do a lot of damage when travelling at high speed. My task today is to find out what on earth it was all about.
Ended up having a couple of drinks ...
... actually overpasses, or underpasses built by Gaudi to fit into the landscape. The homes are brightly tiled and
somewhat like Dali with the features looking like they are dripping over the
edges. It is amazingly
unique. Wonderful views over
Barcelona to the sea.
We walked around the park for about an hour and half, had a
drink and some ice cream and headed back to the Hotel. Much ...
Sitges is about 35 kilometres southwest of Barcelona, renowned worldwide for its Film Festival and Carnival. Located between the Garraf Massif and the sea, it is known for its ...
... but apparently it is rare to get any surf. Met up with Mary and one of her friends, Manu and had a quiet beer on the beach. We then walked in to Barceloneta and met up with some more friends of Mary’s and had food at a tapas bar. Considering none of the staff spoke English we knew we were getting an authentic Spanish tapas meal, and it was pretty amazing and cheap too!
So the first full day in Barcelona and the crowds were ridiculous. This was by far ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sunway Playa Golf Hotel & Spa Sitges
My wife and I stayed here for a week at the end of June, we were looking for a chill-out before heading into Barcelona for a few days. We looked into transport from the airport and there is a bus service to Sitges but on arrival at Barcelona the airport was so busy and we had been delayed a few hours so we just jumped in a taxi. This cost approx 70 euros. We were very pleased with our room in the hotel which was very clean and large with a large balcony overlooking the sea. The hotel itself was very pleasant with 2 large pools. Breakfast was good with a good choice and great fresh orange juice. We also ate in the hotel restaurants a few times where the food was also good. Sitges itself is very pleasant with many good restaurants. The resort centre is a good 35 minute walk from the hotel but this is a very pleasant evening stroll. Also there is a bus which runs into town although this stops at around 10pm so you will have to walk back as taxis are few and far between. Overall very impressed and would definitely reccomend this hotel.
Good quality Apartments
I stayed here in a B3 apartment. This is a good size, ideal for a couple and perhaps 1 child although I was on my own. The sleeping area is separated from the living area by a wardrobe and a cabinet containing crockery. Works fine, but as it is not a real wall, not ideal if you want privacy.
Apartment was very clean with excellent facilities. The bathroom was big, hotel standard with towels and soap. Cleaned daily. Bedroom had a safe.
The living area contained a single sofa bed, coffee table and a dining table. There was a cabinet for the television. There was another TV in the bedroom! Only a couple of English language stations unfortunately. There are blackout curtains so no need to get up with the sun!
The kitchenette had good equipment - a sink, two hot rings, a microwave with grill and a washing machine - all the crockery and cooking utensils you could need.
Free broadband connection. You'll need a long ethernet cable as the socket is behind the TV cabinet.
The apartment had a balcony with a view of the sea and the golf course. There were two swimming pools. There are 2 restaurants and a bar, room service, breakfast, etc. I only tried room service once (tasty) and otherwise self-catered.
Varied guests from Spain, Scandinavia, Germany, UK & US - families, couples, gay, straight and also local business people.
This complex has all the facilities you could possibly need for a holiday, but its location is important. It is at least a 20 minute brisk walk to the centre of town. There is a very basic mini-market downstairs so you can buy essentials without walking into town. For some, this walk is just too far, but I didn't mind - the walk along the front is always enjoyable and popular with all visitors. If you want to go to the beaches beyond the L'Atlantida disco, this hotel is about half-way from the centre.
Good value hotel - quite a bit from town centre
We stayed in the Sunway Playa Golf hotel for 4 nights in October 05, in one of the sea view apartments. Balcony was a good size, with a fold out clothes horse should you need to leave items drying during the day time. There is a washing machine, fridge and hob in each apartment. The reception staff were very friendly, but I found the bar staff a bit uninterested. The supermarket downstairs is very useful, but do be aware that you certainly pay for the convenience! We saw a bottle of Torres brandy in Sitges village for €8.99 which was €30.99 in the supermarket at the hotel! But for people staying in the apartments like us, its certainly useful to be able to nip down to get croissants or milk etc. The hotel is quite a distance from the town, which is ok as we were only there for a few days but I imagine it would become tiresome if you were there for longer or if you had small children. The bus is scheduled to leave the bus stop near the hotel at quarter to and quarter past each hour, but it can be very hit and miss.
Sitges itself is a lovely town, with plenty of shops there to pass a few hours browsing through. The resturaunt with the chickens roasting on a spit outside (can't remember the name) was lovely.
All in all I would go back to this hotel again, but due to its location I would certainly try to bring a car or hire a bike every day the next time, as I found it just that little bit too far from the town for walking in and out a few times a day.
Great hotel for the money
I chose this hotel for our weekend break having read the reviews here, and I have to say it was an excellent decision.
You get a lot of space for the money. Marble flooring throughout; incredibly clean; even broadband was included in the price but remember to bring your network cable as it's not wireless (and preferably a long one as the socket is at a very awkward place). The decor isn't exceptional but it's quite comfortable and there's everything you need.
We had an apartment with a very long wrap-around terrace on the 4th floor right above the front entrace - as it's at the end of the road there's no traffic noise. The view is very nice, and it's yards from the waves which, once you get used to it, helps you fall asleep. The bedroom is not over large compared with the living room, which has 3 (or is it 4?)huge patio doors leading out to the terrace.
If breakfast is anything to go by I wouldn't recommend eating here - it's quite bland, but at least there's a buffet with fair variety to suit all tastes, the single coffee / hot water machine is annoyingly a congestion hot spot though. On Saturday morning the restaurant for breakfast was very full and the 2 waitresses were overrun clearing the tables and we ended up eating at the bar - 2 waitresses for the place simply isn't enough.
Drinks are very reasonably priced although service is quite slow even when it's not very busy.
The staff is very helpful and friendly although not many speak much English, so sometimes you have to make a few attempts to make yourself understood and get what you want.
It's worth mentioning that you don't get room service or laundry service, even though not all rooms have kitchens and washing machines.
We rented a car so we drove as near to the old town as possible and walked in - streets are very narrow in the old town and parking is very difficult. Free street parking near the hotel is plentiful this time of year. Lots of people walk along the promenade even late at night all the way from town only to reach the dead end and turn round.
When I go back I'll bring the rollerblades!
Stylin in Sitges
Wow! This was a lot nicer than we thought it was going to be for the price. It is a large, but at the same time, private feeling hotel that is right on the beach. Taking the little bus into Sitges worked great but it only goes every 30 minutes. If you like to walk, run, rollerblade, or scooter, there is a wonderful wide boulevard right next to the sea. October was beautiful weather and not many tourists. If you have an apartment there is also a mini market right at the hotel.
Great place for a quiet time in Sitges!
We stayed 3 nights at the Sunway Playa Golf Hotel & Apartments in Sitges after a 2 week cruise across the Atlantic. I actually choose this property after reading reviews on Trip Advisor and it was A+.
Having never been to Spain, this was a great relaxing property. We took the train from downtown Barcelona to the Sitges station. After getting off, there was a city bus that goes right by the hotel. (15 min from the train station) One of the locals on the bus assist us where to get off and it turns out she worked at the hotel. It is at the far southern end of Sitges so there is no passing traffic, noise from local Sitges parties, etc.
Upon checking in, the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The lobby was immaculate. The room was out of this world. The floors were marble/tile, large living room, separate area for the bedroom, and kitchen with refrigerator, small microwave, & stove. There was also a washer for clothes in the room. We were on the 4th floor and the view was spectacular. Mountains to the right, golf course straight out, and the Mediterranean Sea to the left. Could not have asked for a better view!!! (Pictures attached)
There are 2 pools at this property. The one off of the lobby had plenty of chairs if wanted to stay poolside and there is a pool bar which is open during the day. The other pool was a short walk through a hallway. It was very clean as well with partial cover from the sunlight, but they use this particular pool area for private functions booked with the hotel. There was one during our stay, but everyone was very well mannered and it was over in the early evening. The usable beach is a short 1 block walk from the hotel. The sea is crystal clear and was nice to enjoy.
There are 2 great restaurants on the lobby level. There is also a small grocery store on the basement level off of the front door. The prices in the store were very reasonable and the store was usually open until about 8pm each evening.
The only draw back, if you want to call it that, was a 45min to 1hr walk to the main part of Sitges. It was actually worth the walk in exchange for the piece and quiet. A couple of alternates to the walk would be a city bus ride or taxi.
If you are in Sitges for a quiet and relaxing time for vacation, this is the place!!! This property is definitely not for the party crowd. I will stay here next time I visit the Barcelona/Sitges area!! Definitely worth the $$ and little extra time it takes to get to the property.
Good Value, Great Resort
We stayed at the Sunway San Jorge apartments in Sitges and found them ideal and great value at 35 euros a night. They were clean and well equipped and a 5 minute walk to the beach and 10-15 mins into the centre of town.
We stayed there mid september and found the resort was not too busy, but still plenty going on and the weather was still 25 degrees + every day. I reckon Sitges is more classy than some of the resorts further south in Spain, there are loads of bars and restaurants and no sign of 'full english breakfast' or any of that rubbish!
The only complaint i would have about the apartments are that you have to pick up and the drop the keys off at the Playa Golf hotel which is about a 25 minute walk and not so good when you have all your luggage, so a taxi sets you back about 15 euros for the round trip.
We stayed in this hotel for four nights after a visit to Barcelona and found it excellent value for money.
The hotel is located at the very end of the beachfront promenade - right on the beach and a romantic 30 minute walk to the heart of Sitges nightlife. We took a taxi to the hotel after arriving at Sitges train station (about 30 minutes from Barcelona) but walked everywhere afterwards.
Facilities in the hotel were excellent - two lovely pool areas, restaurant and bar and a decent shop downstairs that provides all the basics.
The apartment itself was very clean and comfortable providing all the necessary equipment for cooking, laundry etc.
We were delighted with our choice and would recommend this hotel to anybody travelling to Sitges.
Great Quality - Superb Value
I booked the Sunway Playa Golf for a week in February 2005 intending to use it as a base to explore the surrounding coastal area and the city of Barcelona. It proved to be perfect. I had a rental car for the duration so the slightly out of town location, about one mile along a gorgeous promanade from the centre of Sitges was no problem. Free on street parking outside the hotel was also a welcome bonus. The walk was not too demanding either!
This entrace to this lovely hotel is right on the promanade and literally a stones throw from the beach. It has an excellent range of fully equipped rooms and apartments all with kitchen facilities. Very new with smart high quality dark wood furniture, immaculate bathroom and in my case a double width balcony overlooking the pool. A sepatate living room with full size double sofa bed was perfect for my ten year old daughter. Two TVs with satellite channels in many languages was also a nice touch. (Many rooms do have sea or golf course view)
The reception area, bar and restaurant are all opulently finished with lots of marble and dark wood. Easily comparable with some of the smarter 4* hotels in the UK and US. (In my opinion it was as good, if not better than a 4* Marriott I recently stopped in, in the South of France)
And best of all, the room cost 60 Euros per night. Since my return I have seen rooms for 40 Euros per night on a late booking website, including breakfast. That believe me, is astonishing value.
Incidentally, don't let reports of Sitges being a 'gay' resort put you off. It is a charming place with a few bars and hotels in the town area that attract a gay clientele. I did not see any overtly gay activity with the vast majority of people being 'straight' couples and families. (May be different in high season though)
As a cost effective alternative to stopping in Barcelona this is a great choice. It is 20 to 30 minutes from the airport and a little further from the city centre. There is a railway station in the town with a regular service to Barcelona if you prefer not to drive, although the hotel is, as previously mentioned, some distance out of the centre.
To summarise, the Playa Golf is a great base for a city/beach break - A classy hotel in an elegant resort.
Got a great price for this accommodation. Stayed there for three nights after visiting Barcelona and enjoyed the quiet location.
Situated at the end of the promenade at Sitges, it was a peaceful spot, if a little out of the resort. A Mini-train/bus went half hourly into the centre which you had to pay for. It stopped at 10pm so if you missed the last one, it was a long walk (40 mins) or a taxi.
The accommodation was very good. We had a mini-suite which included a washing machine in the kitchinette. Our balcony overlooked the golfcourse/sea which kept my husband entertained for hours!
Recently built, everything clean and well presented,
would stay here again for a quiet break.