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Balmes Hotel

Calella, Costa Brava, Spain

3 Star Hotel


A comfortable hotel, awarded the FAMILY TOURISM certificate and ISO 9001. It is a family-friendly hotel, regularly modernized, with a large garden with swings for the children and swimming pools for both adults and children, plus a hydro-massage pool, to make your holiday a truly memorable experience.Besides rooms, the hotel has studios and apartments that can be reserved with "self catering" or daily cleaning and breakfast buffet or half board, ideal for families with children.

Hotel Balmes is the ideal spot for a great holiday with your partner, family or friends.

It is situated in the quiet, residential area of Calella, close to the beach, the shopping district and the train station. It is very easy to reach from the motorway.

At Hotel Balmes all meals are buffet-style and during the summer season (June to September) we offer an entertainment programme for children and adults, as well as opportunities to take part in free activities provided on Calella’s beach, such as kayaking, salsa, trips to the lighthouse, various sports, and so on.

The hotel’s location in the town makes it a very appealing sport for participants of the IRONMAN 70.3 BARCELONA, as it is very close to the change-over points, the finishing line and the site of the pasta party and the award ceremony.
Hotel Balmes accepts dogs (up to 10 kg in weight) at a moderate cost.

Hotel Balmes, the perfect hotel for your family holiday!

Hotel facilities

  • Wheelchair access
  • Free entertainment activities
  • Air conditioning
  • Lift
  • Panoramic lift
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Heating
  • Currency exchange
  • Fitness suite
  • Jacuzzi
  • Garden
  • Children’s games
  • Car rental
  • Outdoor playground
  • Indoor play area and kid’s club area
  • Car park
  • Outdoor swimming pool with hydro-massage area
  • Children’s swimming pool
  • Entertainment programme
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Games room
  • A range of reception rooms
  • Laundry service
  • Medical service
  • Poolside snack bar
  • WI-FI free area

Hotel Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air-Conditioned
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Bath
  • Car Park
  • Children's facilities
  • Currency Exchange
  • Entertainment
  • Gym
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Lounge
  • Medical
  • Parasol
  • Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Safe
  • Sports
  • Telephone
  • TV

Room Facilities

  • Air-Conditioned
  • Balcony
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Kitchen
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • WiFi

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7.6 Very Good (77 reviews)
  • Near the beach
    Yes (58)
    No (13)
  • Near to restaurants / entertainment
    Yes (56)
    No (12)
  • Suitable for families
    Yes (72)
    No (0)
  • Suitable for older people
    Yes (64)
    No (8)
  • Suitable for younger people
    Yes (53)
    No (14)
Below Average
4.8 Below Average
  • Kyle from Belfast
  • United Kingdom
The hotel was clean and pleasant, however we did book a double bed and where met with two single beds put together. We booked half board based on reviews on trip adviser but don't be fooled. It takes a lot for us both to be disappointed with food, as we're pretty adaptable to what is on offer, but unfortunately the food was not of a good standard. We only eat twice the whole week and didn't eat breakfast due to the poor food on offer in the evening.
The pool area was great, well presented, clean and tidy. We enjoyed 3 days of good sun, dipping in and out of the cold pool and jacuzzi. If you want refreshments we recommend walking a couple of blocks to the local supermarket where a bottle of water is 40c compared to 2 euro at the bar.
All in all, if you are someone who uses a hotel just for accommodation and to relax beside the pool then this is the place. Beware though if you like to base yourself at a hotel for an extended period, you will struggle to find satisfaction with food and refreshments on offer.
Top Tip: An absolute is visiting Surf and Turf, Burger and Wines. It is based just of the main street in Calella.
Day trip to Barcelona on the near by direct train link - only 10 euro return (1 hour journey time)
Hit the beach if the weather is good, however make sure to stop at the local supermarket for food as the local bars on beach are expensive.
8.9 Excellent
  • Andrew from Barnsley
  • United Kingdom
Nice quiet location, very nice pool area, very clean, helpful friendly staff. Would definitely return.
Top Tip: Hoopers Burger Bar EXCELLENT! Consum Supermarket 2 minutes away. Ideal location for shops and bars on main shopping street.
9.5 Exceptional
  • Trevor from Tonbridge
  • United Kingdom
it is a very nice welcomeing hotel the staff are friendly and helpful could t ask for more.
the food was good also was the service.
Very Good
7.9 Very Good
  • Kent from Stockport
  • United Kingdom
Rooms basic but clean. Food was ok. Pool good size. Crowded sun beds at pool. Staff friendly. Ten mins walk to beach . Two good supermarkets near hotel. Entertainment provided was ok. Mainly Spanish and Russian clientele.
Top Tip: 15 mins walk into playa del mar is a quiet beach bar.
8.9 Excellent
  • Marc from Cheltenham
  • United Kingdom
Excellent position, just a short walk to everything you need supermarkets shops and restaurants.

Hotel staff are very friendly and helpful

Hotel facilities are great and good pool area and play area for children and toddlers

Would definitely use again

My only criticism is that the apartment doors cannot be looked from the inside we have 2 year old daughter and we found that she opened the door and took herself off for a walk up the corridor. A bit dangerous as she was sleeping in the lounge part of a night so we had to block the door with a chair.
Top Tip: Water world lorret just a short bus ride which can be booked from reception