Ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Familiesby Darren from Reading, UK
Great food, rubbish pool area!!Posted Aug 17, 2012
Pros: The food and cleanliness.
Cons: Small pool area and lack of information from reception staff.
Location: Near the beach and in the centre amongst other Hotels and bars which sometimes could be a bit noisy.
We stayed in a family room, 2 teenage kids and me and my wife. Having always had a separate bedroom before, it was a little cramped and didn't leave much room for privacy, That aside, the room and Hotel generally was immaculately clean. The main Hotel was also very clean and had plenty of seating in the bar and reception areas. Reception staff were friendly enough, but not very forthcoming with information to help or about trips. Bar and restaurant staff were friendly on the whole, but one or two were a bit miserable, but did seem to work very long hours, so not always surprising under the circumstances. The restaurant was a bit like a cattle market sometimes with some very rude people and staff who didn't seem that interested in helping seat you. That said, the quality and variety of the food was generally very good. Fresh fish, grilled meats, casseroles, rice, pasta, salads and Spanish food making up a very good buffet style lunch and dinner with full English available every day. All inclusive was generally good with a card system in place with which you could only get 2 drinks at a time. The real let down was the small pool and pool area. The usual towel on sunbed problem exists with there not being enough room to sunbath or swim, though the beach is only 100m away. Overall, a great little 'town' Hotel with a bit of noise after 12 if you face the pool side. Great food, clean Hotel and generally friendly staff who work very hard. If you need privacy, then book 2 rooms!
by Alex from Kiev, Ukraine
Poorly Managed HotelPosted Aug 9, 2012
Pros: apples in cafeteria
Location: good enough
The rooms are very small for a family (two adults and two children). Staff did not clean well the room. But most disappointing was bad quality of staff to support guests. We had serious issues with our car and parking near the hotel because staff were not responsive at all to our inquires and were not willing to support us. Later hotel manager escaped to meet us several times to clarify the issue. It was very disappointing.
for Everyoneby Shan from LONDON
Fantastic Spain and AmaikaPosted Jun 18, 2012
Pros: Buffet Food, Location, Staff, Clean Towels
Cons: TV- volume was locked, so you cannot increase the volume to a certain level, which means you can't hear from the bed. Old-fashioned, CRT TV,
Location: Only 15 min walk from Calella Station, 1 min walk to the beach
If you are coming from Barcelona Airport, there are 3 ways you can get to Calella: a) Train - with 2 changes. From Barcelona to Sants(20 min), and Sants to Calella(1 hr). Cost about 3.5 Eur in total per person. We took this option but I don't recommend this as it was quite hectic with kids ! It is almost 15 min walk from Barcelona Airport to the train station, and was quite tiring, and trains were busier. We were lucky we got a seat ! Get down at the Calella station, and you can walk down along the beach to get to the Hotel in about 15 min. But we took a taxi, cost only 6 Eur. Would recommend taking a taxi tho' if travelling with little ones. b) Book Shuttle (recommended). We tried this on our departure day from Hotel Amaika to Airport, and certainly very good. The hotel booked this for us for 20Eur per person ( including kids ). You can get at a cheaper rate if booked early from the internet. c) Take Taxi - Cost 120Eur one way. If you are not staying for lunch, you can get it packed.Really nice and saves you few Euros ! Just remember to talk to the reception for packed lunch the day before. (possibly before 7pm) The bar was very good. You can have 2 drinks with the AI card at one go. Not a problem for us. Also. there was live music almost everyday after supper.
by Steph from Kent, United Kingdom
4* hotel........more like 2*-3* at a big push!Posted May 28, 2012
Pros: Good location and clean rooms
Cons: Food and staff service
Location: Nice area outside Barcelona - lovely beach and lots to do for little kids and big kids
If reading the this review you just want some quick basic advice. In our opinion DO NOT pick the half / full / all inclusive it is a waste of money! The hotel it self is in a good location and is well maintained - the rooms are nice and clean and the beds are made and fresh towels provided. Calella is a lovely town and there is lots to do and has a wonderful beach about a 2 min walk away. To get to Barcelona is easy by train. The train station is a 15-20 min walk and it is 1 hour from Barcelona. Regarding the services provided is very different. The reception staff are polite and helpful but all the other staff e.g restaurant and bar staff are just plain rude and make you feel very unwelcome. We booked 3 nights Full broad and our money was wasted. The food was terrible! It was pure graul - drinks also were very over priced. The swimming pool area is small and there was only about 20-25 sunbeds - only problem was - the hotel has notices around stating that you couldnt use towels to save seats around pool. This was not " noticed" by a lot of guests and when you complain to staff they didn't want to know. If all you want is a hotel as base (sleep and shower) so you can adventure out around Barcelona this is a good hotel to choose as it is cheap but don't be swayed by anyone to think otherwise on the food option. We guarantee you will be wasting your money!!!!
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Dec 15, 2011 on Hotels.com
Clean and comfortable hotel. Staff very friendly, good location.
by A verified traveler from Israel
The Hotel close to the beatch but not 4 starsPosted Jul 28, 2010 on Hotels.com
The hotelcondition is not as expected from 4 starts hotel. We had only breakfast and if the other meals are they same I would recommend to use the various resturants outside. The room are ok but again not as expected from 4 starts e.g. the curtains had holes so daylight entered early morning.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Torfaen, South Wales, UK
Fabulous Birthday WeekendPosted Oct 28, 2009
Visited the H.Top Amaika weekend of 16-19 October and had a fabulous time. The hotel is very well maintained and very clean. The staff were very helpful - we were a group of 9 and the restaurant staff gave us a large table at every meal time - the bar staff were very friendly. There is a rule for only 2 drinks at any one visit to the bar but this was acceptable. The hotel is well sited - the beach is only a couple of minutes walk away - and is also near to the shops. Because we could use the amenities of other H.Top hotels nearby we used the sun terrace and hot tubs at the H.Top Calella Palace which is only about 10 minutes walk away - the only problem was that the terrace bar closed for the season the day before we arrived and there was usually only one person behind the main bar and consequently there were always long queues. If you want to use the restaurant at another H.Top hotel you will need to book a day in advance.
by A verified traveler from east yorkshire
not aplace to relaxPosted Sep 2, 2009 on Hotels.com
hotel looks very good when you arrive but not a place to relax if you want to lay by the pool good if you want to go to the beach which is close by The pool area is very small with not many sunbeds or seating so very difficult to sunbathe at hotel almost impossible to sit outside at night again due to hardly any seating i would have to say unless you want a beach holliday dont stay at the amaika
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Phoenix, AZ
Calella - a big change from 40 years agoPosted Jul 11, 2009
Top Amaika Hotel was a good value for the money HOWEVER the wall are very thin. Some guests are NOT considerate. I brought this up to the management. Although we asked for a quite room, our neighbors were not. Three meals were included in the very reasonable rate ... plenty of food served buffet style. The beach is within one block. We stayed for three nights. We took the train from Barcelona and then walked 15 minutes to the hotel.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Warwickshire
Would use this Hotel againPosted May 27, 2009 on Hotels.com
enjoyed our stay but food could have been better quality allthought there was plenty of it, and pool is small, service and cleanliness of hotel excellent