... except maybe during my military service... We stayed at the Tropic Park in 2007, in july. Awful room, small, crowded and dusty. The dust was so old, that the drops of paint from the last renovation (which was not earlier than 2-3 years at that time) were UPON the dust layer. A smell of old and dusty in the room. Probably an excellent hotel back in 1980 or even early 1990's. The restaurant smelled just like I remember the mess-hall smelled during my military service: a mixture of old food, bug repellent, chlorine (which was actually quite encouraging- it meant somebody DID disinfect the place from time to time) and rancid fat.
To top things up, the seaview room actually meant "mainstreet view" room. That means the main road connecting Malgrat de Mar to Pinar de Mar, Santa Susanna, Callella and so on, with lots of traffic. Also, the main street in Malgrat. Lots of people especially in the evening. At around 20-21.00 in the evening the cigarette smoke was so thick that you didn't even have to bother about the mosquitoes any more. In the early hours (after 3.00 am) hordes of inebriated young people raising hell in the streets with no police to calm them down. Next to te main road there also was the railroad with high speed trains running up and down each 15 minutes or so. Furthermore, the beach was of very sharp gravels. You could only have access on it with solid footwear, no beach slippers or crocks. We spent our week visiting Barcelona (which is a good one hour by train away) instead of "bathing in the blue Mediterranean Sea" as advertised. All in all, if not for visiting Barcelona, which is a great city, a totally failed vacation. As for Tropic Park, I wouldn't go back if my life depended on it! A definite no-no! There is more to tell. Much, much more!
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- Tropic Park Malgrat De Mar, Spain