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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  • 10Floors
  • 216Rooms
  • 2Lifts


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

Buffet breakfast with English cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner with vegetarian option.  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, cakes and biscuits and ice-cream throughout the day.

Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

With sunbeds and parasols.

Children's pool

With sunbeds.

Buffet restaurant*

For breakfast, lunch and dinner overlooking the pool.

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twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3 with twin beds and an extra bed for the third person.

double room

Double room sleeps 2 with a double bed and an extra bed for the third person.

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excellent value for money

Stayed here with my husband on an all inclusive basis, on arrival was checked in extremely efficiently by friendly staff, the room was clean and comfortable, towels were changed daily. the food was superb, always fresh, hot and plenty of choice, i personally am quite fussy about food and rarely eat meat on holiday, but i ate it at every meal here, as you could see it being cooked in front of you. snacks at the pool bar inbetween meals freshly made. The all inclusive drinks were local drinks, with plenty to choose from, as much as you want from 10.30am till midnight. The pools were cleaned daily and there was always plenty of sunbeds, never a queue at the bar or restaurant, very well managed. The beach was a 5 minute walk away and about 15 - 20 minute walk to the town, although there is a small train that stops outside the hotel every 15 minutes that takes you there for 3 euros , return. The animation team work hard to put entertainment on, there is something every night. we enjoyed our stay and would return again!!More


Pleasant stay

Just got back from a week's stay. The transfer was a nightmare. It was 3 hours from the time we landed until we reached the hotel (and over 2 hours on the return journey to the airport). Apart from that the hotel is nice and clean. The bathroom needed upgrading but the room was adequate and cleaned every day. We were in room 210 on the second floor overlooking the pool. The balconies on the first floor are large but are overlooked by those above. The food is very good with something for everyone. I would say a bit more variety of eggs at breakfast would be nice, as only fried were available! There were plenty of sunbeds but these were hard and required some sort of cushioning. A few more umbrellas are needed too. We spent most days at the beach and the hotel will give you a picnic if you ask for it the day before. The sand on the beach is sharp to walk on. To hire two sunbeds and an umbrella it was 13.50 euros so can be expensive on a daily basis. The entertainment at the hotel in the evenings was ok. There is a local pub called The Alcatraz which is popular and friendly and have good prizes if you like playing bingo! All in all we had a pleasant stay, the hotel staff are friendly and work hard.More

PMW32, Southampton, United Kingdom

Great little place

Located just on the outskirts of Calella but only a 10 min stroll to the main town and two mins from the beach makes this hotel a gem . The hotel is clean airy and welcoming , all the staff I met couldn't have been more helpful also the chamber staff who obviously only spoke Spanish were so pleasant. The food was what you would expect from a 3 star Spanish tourist hotel plenty of variety and the table allocation system was so well thought out better than many Ive stayed in . For what you got for your hard earnt cash was superb value for money .More

paulsno1, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

good food

Just got back from a week at hotel,all inclusive. Positives Excellent food, extensive selection,well cooked, no left overs at lunch served at dinner, wine,soft drinks, beer readily available. Restaurant uses an allocated seating procedure, given a table number each time you enter. a good system. The restaurant staff were very efficient and helpful. Reception staff very helpful and friendly The hotel is very clean, Wifi free in reception but pay for in room. Television lounge and laptop computer (pay for) luggage scales.and locked luggage room 2 lifts, great if you have mobility problems, but can be a bit slow at times of big demand Animation team are energetic, friendly work very hard all day and night, put on very good shows. 2 pools (one for little ones). about 100 sunbeds available, seating area by outside bar which also serves decent snacks. Again bar staff are very friendly. Outside drinks in plastic cups but inside drinks are served in proper glasses, drinks quality not bad. All inclusive ends at midnight, which is very good. Rooms are the usual ie 2/3 beds, decent bathroom with shower, wardrobe area, safe (pay for) dressing table and side tables, all rooms have a balcony facing the sun with table & chairs.TV with remote control in room, telephone, maid comes in daily. Air Con worked ok Callela is a mature and pretty town in partds,Location of hotel is quite good, beach close by, Old Town close by with a multitude of shops/bars/restaurants, train station gives access to eg Barcelona (total 19eu (return) for 2 people) or access the other way eg Lloret/Santa Sussana/Tossa etc. Little train stops outside the hotel and does a tour around the town (get off and on at any train stop) Negatives No sign of a life guard at pool No drop down clothes rack on balcony to dry clothes Walls are a bit thin, needs sound proofing Fabric of hotel is getting a bit tired, while we were there some concrete fell down on to sunbeds on 1st floor, fortunately no one was on them or there could have been serious injury Generally a very nice friendly hotel with excellent food in a good location but concrete falling down made me worried, I am sure this will be rectified and a full survey done, if the hotel was refurbished it would be fantastic. Go back? probablyMore

cooly690, Wirral

3 star hotel, 5 star holiday

Stayed here from 1st sept til 8th sept with my wife. Arrived at 11.30 am, greeted in reception by a lovely lady, who informed us our room wouldn't be ready for another 45 minutes. no problem, left our luggage and went straight to the pool snack bar for something to eat and drink. The room was on the 6th floor, lovely large room, nice and bright, fair size balcony with sea view. great beds , very comfortable, walls alittle though if you had noisy neighbours.To be honest, I booked the cheapest possible room, asked for sea view, thank you hotel, couldn't fault it. The hotel is spotless, everywhere. All the staff are so friendly and really helpful. The all inclusive food was excellent, good choice, and good quality, except maybe the salad options a little bit disappointing at times. we were allocated a table at meal times, which was great, if you have watched the scrummaging you see at some hotels,had to wait a few minutes sometimes for a table, but not a problem. The pool area was great, near the road, but quiet and private.Plenty of sunbeds, but no mattresses (which is a real bug bear of mine), would even be prepared to hire them (hotel management if you read this ). The pool snack bar was great, best I've come across. Toasted sandwiches, hot dogs, cheeseburgers, lovely lager, all served with a smile and no horrendous queues. No thumping music all day either, lovely. Best part of the holiday though, was the animacion team. Always happy, cheerful but not in your face and obtrusive. They worked so hard, and there was always something going on for both kids and adults. They don't try and force you to join in, which is probably why I did things, more than I've done before. Rifle shooting, pistol shooting, darts, killer pool, free bingo some after noons around the pool. free kayaking on the beach some days, plus lots of other things. Always entertainment in the evenings, bingo then some show, not always the best, but they tried hard and was very funny most of the time. Nicest animacion team ive ever seen. Near end of holiday, went to reception to check on our transfers to airport, when receptionist realised we were being picked up at 5am she arranged a picnic for us both, awesome. The hotel caters for multi nationals brits, scandanavians, eastern Europeans, and people of all ages, a real good mix. In a great location, only a few minutes to the beach, and if you turn left out of hotel , its about 600 meters to the old part of town, shops and tapas bars etc. I've praised this hotel throughout this review, because I couldn't find fault with it and we had a great holiday, but remember it is only 3 star, but a very good 3 star. Not luxurious, but clean, friendly and very welcoming. Ideal for couples and families, not so sure about young singles though. Had a great holiday and would definitely stop here againMore

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