Hotel Santa Monica  

This hotel combines a location close to the beach with a great pool scene. When it comes to food, choose between the snack bar on the sun terrace and the pool-view buffet place. There's a first-rate entertainment team, too.

You’re well placed for exploring at this hotel. It’s a few minutes from Calella’s wide, sandy beach, and there are shops, bars and restaurants within 5 minutes’ walk. The centre of Calella, with its café-lined streets, palm-shaded squares and atmospheric old town, is less than 10 minutes away on foot, too. Plus, you’re only an hour’s train ride away from Barcelona.

At the hotel itself, things tend to centre around the pool. It’s an L-shaped number with a separate shallow area for little ones. Surrounding it is a big sun terrace that’s lined with loungers and parasols. A snack bar serves up drinks and light bites throughout the day.

When it comes to meals, you’ll find buffet spreads of Spanish and international dishes laid out in the restaurant. After dinner there’s a jam-packed entertainment programme that has TripAdvisor reviewers raving.

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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast with English cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner with vegetarian option. All Inclusive is available until October 2015.  Beer, wine, soft drinks and water with lunch and dinner and house wine, sangria, soft drinks, water, coffee, tea, national beers and spirits for adults.  Snacks, afternoon tea, coffee and biscuits. Ice-cream until 18.00.

Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

There are plenty of sunbeds and parasols to choose from on the sun terrace. And the children's pool is also right next to it so you can an eye on your little ones.

Children's pool

Children have their own pool to splash around in. Right next to the main pool.

Buffet restaurant*

There's a wide selection on offer for breakfast, lunch and dinner with views overlooking the pool.

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double room

Double rooms are light and airy with splashes of colour. Outside, you'll have a furnished balcony or terrace.

double room for up to 3

Double rooms are light and airy with splashes of colour. They sleep up to three with a double bed and an extra bed for the third person. Outside, you'll have a furnished balcony or terrace.

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Another fantastic holiday!!

My family and I have just returned from yet another fantastic holiday,,this is our 5th stay at The Santa Monica,,it is a great hotel and the staff are lovely and friendly,the rooms are clean and fresh towels every day and beds made,the restaurant is brilliant ,the food is great,anything you could possibly want. I love it and we defently coming back next year!!!More

Thestylist12, cumbrian,in uk


Having stayed all over calella have to say this is our favourite hotel our 3 rd visit and already looking to go back staff are friendly hotel is spotless always found something to eat entertainment crew were great for kids & adults did miss wee game of bingo though that they have stopped the alctraz is just a short walk great bar & staffMore

June C, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Great hotel

Just returned from a 4 night stay at The Santa Monica hotel in Calella. This is the third time we have stayed here and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Lovely and clean, pool area is nice and spacious, plenty of sun beds available. The staff are all really friendly, especially the bar staff they are brilliant ! Food is average, breakfast and lunch are quite good but the evening dinner could be a little better, that is my only negative, however, there was always something you could find it just wasn't great. The rooms are a little dated but overall spacious and clean - great shower! Nice big room for the evening entertainment which is quite good, the entertainment team certainly work very hard and are a great bunch of happy smiley people ! Would definately stay again and recommend to others !More

Sue S, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Fantastic Hotel & Staff

We arrived to find we had a 2nd floor back room overlooking main road and works yard. The lovely Ladies at the Reception were very helpful and moved us albeit 2 days later to 5th Floor overlooking pool and sea. Our party consisted of 6 Adults and a toddler (15mnths). The food was very good and the Restaurant Staff couldn't be nicer. The entertainment staff were excellent. Cheerful and energetic at all times. All in all a brilliant time was had by all. We would definately go back again.More

Janet E, sussex

Good standard 3* hotel

We returned last week after a 10 night stay, half board at the Santa Monica. This very well run hotel is situated in a quiet and very convenient area of Calella. The beach is about a 5 minute walk and about the same to the main shops and bars, no hills to encounter. There are supermarkets, restaurants and bars in an even closer proximity. Maria's veg and fruit shop is immediately across the road to the front entrance. Avoid the supermarket opposite, many items are unpriced and upon asking you find out they are twice the price of the same things in other stores. There is an Eroski store within a couple of minutes, turn left out of the hotel and it is on the right side of the same road. The accommodation is basic, we hired a fridge for the room at 4 euros a day, but it was clean and adequate. The beds were comfy, sheets spotless and plenty of hot water. The towels were changed every day and the room cleaned every day also. A good sized, key operated safe cost €3 a day to hire. There is a flat screen tv, but this only had sky news in English. More clothes hangers and a drying rack on the balcony would have been appreciated. I agree with previous reviewers that the walls are thin and sound can be heard from neighbours but we were lucky and there was little disturbance from ours. The restaurant is extremely efficient but could do with opening for dinner earlier, 7.30pm is quite late for young children and consequently there were queues to enter at that time and at 8pm. I think a 7pm start could alleviate this issue. The food was adequate. The breakfast was virtually the same each day, dried fruit would have been welcome. There is a good toaster and a microwave on hand. The evening meals were good, plenty of well cooked meals, salads and desserts, fresh fruit and various ice creams. I was astounded at the sheer greed of some clientele, especially with the fruit. A certain nationality take as much as they can on their plates and either put it in their bags or leave it to waste. The pool was an adequate size with enough white plastic sun beds. I did purchase a lilo as I did find them uncomfortable to lay on after a while. The weather was very hot the whole of our stay, not complaining, but I counted only 8 parasols for the whole sun terrace. I think more are definitely required. Pool towels are not available to hire. The animation team were so lovely. Tati and Dion to name just two. We didn't stay in the hotel of an evening, nothing much caught our eye but loved the medplaya song and dance routine in the day. There was a school party staying at the beginning of our holiday but they were very well behaved and only allowed in the pool at the end of the day and made little impact on the restaurant later in the evening. There are showers and luggage storage facilities if required after a mid day check out. The staff in all sections of the hotel are kind, courteous and helpful. We have stayed in 4*star hotels which have not met the standards provided by the Santa Monica.More

Foreverthesunlover, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

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