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The property was ideal for me. It takes about a 3 minute walk to get to the beach, the Plaza Catalunya for catching local buses in and out of the city, and the main tourist information center. The owner, Marcel, kept in touch with me during the whole process and was very accommodating when I needed to start my stay a day early. The day of my arrival, Marcel met me at the Plaza Catalunya in Blanes and walked me through the property. You do have to go up 2 flights of stairs and there is no lift. This was not a problem for me but it might be for some people. The apartment looks just like the pictures and is an ideal size for 2 people. There are 2 European singles in the bedroom, which I suppose you could move together and make a queen size bed. The available bedding is for single size beds, however. The kitchen is basically stocked which includes a 2 range electric stove, microwave, washer, and smaller appliances. There are plenty of pots, pans, silverware dishes, etc to more than meet your needs. I experienced no problems with any of the equipment. If you choose to do wash there’s an economy and rapid cycle and Marcel let me know one flight up is access to a rooftop patio where you can hang clothes for drying. I never had any hot water issues while showering, which I have had at other places I’ve stayed at before. The WiFi worked great and there is a small TV with all the basic Spanish channels. The apartment has plenty of windows for light, however, there is no view. I didn’t see this as a problem since I was there to explore Blanes not view it from a balcony. The property is just off the main street in Blanes where two grocery stores are conveniently located. Also, about a block away is an open market which is great for getting fresh produce for doing your own cooking. The vendors are there every morning. Of course there are plenty of restaurants, coffee houses, bakeries and more all within easy walking distance of the apartment. I would definitely stay at this property again based on its price, amenities, location in Blanes, and the owner’s helpfulness. It goes without saying, too, I would definitely recommend making Blanes one of your places to see on the Costa Brava. There is plenty to see and do, yet, the city retains a true beach not tourist community feel.
Remei the manager was very easy to deal with. We had booked a cot for the stay which wasn't waiting in the apartment. Once I contacted him, he had a brand new cot in the apartment within a few hours. The collection of keys was easy.
The apartment is well set up. There is no oven unfortunately.
The a/c worked great as it was very warm.
The pool was clean and as per the photos.
The only issue really is the parking in the area. As we travelled in a August, there is no parking anywhere in the town. Outside the school holidays, I'm sure this wouldn't be an issue.