2nd year in succession that we have stayed at the Maricel 1 Apartments (2 adults and 1 17 year old). We had a 1 bedroom apartment with a pool view. The bed in the lounge is a full sized single bed.
The apartments belong to the Hotel Miramar which is on the seafront Pine Walk. Opposite the rear of this Hotel and over a small street are the Maricel 1 Apartments but all enquiries are conducted at the Hotel's Reception by very friendly and efficient staff. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Upon arrival we paid the tourist tax €72, safe fee €30 and €30 for pool towels (towels cost was fully refundable).
The apartment is perfectly adequate for our needs although the kitchen area is too small if you wish to self cater on a larger scale. The bathroom is a decent size with a powerful shower, toilet, bidet and hand basin area. Towels are changed every day but Sundays and the bedding is changed once a week. The cleaning staff are very friendly and work tirelessly. Air conditioning is very good.
The only downside is that the walls are quite thin and for the first week we had to put up with next doors horrendous incessant snoring despite wrapping my head with a pillow and wearing ear plugs. When they left, it was fine. Obviously just luck of the draw and not the Maricel's fault. The noise was just unprecedented. We were in Room 104 on the first floor.
The Maricel 1 Apartments are advertised as being small and friendly. They certainly are and the clientele in the main are nice respectful courteous people. I noticed on other reviews complaints about reserving sunbeds at 7.30. For 2 years now I have never seen this. It's very relaxed and there are plenty of sunbeds for all the guests so there is never the need to race down at stupid o'clock.
On some occasions the pool can be busy but at other times we found ourselves being in the pool completely on our own.
I also think potential customers need to realise it is a FAMILY hotel and there will be young families having FUN. some reviewers have complained about children being there. They should have done their research properly. It's NOT for Adults only. Look at the accommodation and other reviews.
Plenty of local shops for sundries and shopping. Small Eroski close by and there is a larger Eroski which is about 15 minutes walk away but the smaller store had everything we needed. There is also a Spar next to the Apartments for fresh bread etc daily.
It's a 2 minute walk if that to the front and the views are wonderful. Beach, marina, mountains. Pine Walk. Loads of restaurants and bars to choose from. Very chilled out resort for families, many of whom return year after year, generation after generation. All in all, it's just what we want and we've already booked for next year!
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