Spain Guide


Lloret de Mar Accommodation

The seafront of what was once a small fishing village and sea trading centre is now chock a block with high rise hotels and apartment blocks. There's no shortage of accommodation to choose from here and it's incredibly cheap compared with many of the other top resorts along the Spanish costas.

The hotels are, in the main, big modern affairs where the emphasis is on providing as many tourist services as possible at a cheap price (rather than on any aesthetic considerations!).

There are no less than nine four star hotels, a huge number of mid range three star hotels and plentiful "cheap and cheerful" one and two star hotels. The vast majority of accommodation is geared to the package holiday market so airport transfers, organised entertainment and buffet meals are normally all included in the price.

One of the best quality hotels in town is the four star Aquarium which has an excellent range of facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a children's pool, gym, sauna, solarium and children's playground. Each room has satellite TV, a balcony and hairdryer.

For something a bit different try the Gran Hotel Monterrey which is set in 50,000 square metres of beautiful gardens overlooking the sea in Carretera de Blanes a Tossa. This is a tranquil spot for a relaxing holiday yet you're only a short walk away from the town centre and main beach of Lloret. The four star hotel has romantic illuminated gardens, an outdoor bar near the pool and a luxurious health and fitness centre including an indoor heated pool, spa, jacuzzi, sauna, hydrotherapy and massage cabins.

Lloret also has plenty of Spanish style "hostals" and "pensiones" where you may not get the same range of modern facilities but bathrooms are normally en suite and the accommodation is clean, comfortable and excellent value for money.

One of the bigger hostals in the resort is the Athene, in Calle Joan Llaverias right on the beachfront promenade. This is a family run hotel where you get many of the services you'd expect from one of the international hotel chains each room has a private bathroom, TV and mini bar and there's an international restaurant and pizzeria open from 11am till midnight.

Some of the smaller "pensiones" in the area are more akin to the British guest house cheap, cheerful and fairly basic.

There are hundreds of self catering apartments and private villas to choose from. This can be a good way to keep costs down if you're travelling in a group as you normally pay a set price for the accommodation rather than paying per person.

Many of the apartment complexes have communal facilities such as swimming pools, shops, bars and restaurants.

Villas range in quality and if you've got money to burn there are some fabulous seafront homes to rent with private pools, tennis courts, tropical gardens etc.

For the budget conscious there are several well equipped campsites in and around Lloret including the first grade Camping Lloret Europa in Avenida Vila de Blanes. The site has a beautiful pool and is particularly popular with young holidaymakers because of the excellent range of facilities here and full entertainment programme. The site is open from mid June to mid September.

Camping Tucan on the road to Blanes has mobile homes and bungalows for rent and a good range of sports facilities including swimming pools, volleyball, football, and petanque. There are laundry and ironing room sand the site is protected at night by security patrols.