Place full of dirty Arabs and full of drunked Brit pensioners...also some Russians desperates and Ukrainians mafia
Sorry but could not think of any good things to say about Ninays, with the exception of the very polite staff who were 4 star working in a 1 star hotel.The bad points:-ROOM no air conditioner, no telephone, no fridge, only 2 plug points, 1 in bathroom, 1 in the middle of the head board so you had to charge any phones, etc.between you while you slept. FOOD very poor 1st night fish, beef stew boiled potatoes, salad. Another night, fish, the meat course was a baked potato with a topping of what appeared to be mince meat in a cheese sauce. Breakfast no better. POOL, very small, I think there is over 60 rooms in hotel but only 18 sun loungers, pool bar ran out of vodka one day and there still wasn't any the next day. Just not good enough.Pool bar is closed until 4 o'clock on Wednesday and Thursday so you are unable to get refreshments, the sun shades were also locked in the bar so no sun shades, sorry but not acceptable.
This holiday was not our typical Holiday as it was clearly out of season.However,I was stunned that every British bar was closed apart from one that charged inflated prices for it's drinks.What shops that chose to remain open was visited within an hour.My wife is an avid shopper who can normally window shop for hour upon hour.However,I knew we were onto a loser when she had had enough in an hour.It is not the fault of the resort that we chose to visit out of season.We have however taken that into account and still arrived at the conclusion that this is a dying resort.Something major must happen to give this resort a lifeline.However in my opinion.And it is only my opinion!It is beyond saving!!Other resorts offer much more out of season than this clearly does.If it is your passion to visit graveyards then this is the place for you.I have tried to give an honest account of what I have seen and experienced and not a rose tinted account.I appreciate that each persons requirement is not the same as my requirement.
avoid Lloret de Mar. Go to Girona or Figueres. Most cities north of Tossa are pretty good.
Going out of season meant the beach was pretty free. The beach was clean and the sea, wonderful shades of blue. There is a lovely costal path including a few steep flights of stairs which give access to wonderful views
Lloret del Mar enjoys long warm summers. Even on the hottest days there is usually a light sea breeze in the afternoon to cool you down. For the rest of the year, champagne weather presides over spring and autumn with mild, fairly wet winters.
The photos make this place look bigger than it is. But we like small anyway,although the rooms were a good size and clean. Set in a residential part of town but only 10 min walk from the beach and 2 min walk to the shopping centre. If you explore the area you will find som really good local tapas bars and typical Spanish restaurants.Opposite local medical centre. Staff fine and helpful. Food not great but not expensive either. In all a pleasant stay and would return.
Had a good time walking round quite secluded beeches found it very relaxing was last in Lloret in the 80s which was good then but the the changes that have been made sense then are for the better.
I would recommend it : it has something for everyone. that i am going back in September 08 same hotel hoping for good weather
We stayed at the Samba which is ideally situated as it is right in the middle of Lloret and Fanals. (You do have to walk uphill to get home though). After a few days of walking around, we decided we preferred Fanals as the beach is fantastic and in natural surroundings with plenty of woodland and trees. The nightlife in Fanals is less hectic but as a family group ranging in age from 16 to 63 we were happy with that. We spent most evenings in Buzzbys bar and were really looked after by owners John and Toni, a couple who are English and Spanish respectively. All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves - the weather wasn't as hot as we expected, but plenty hot enough. We all agreed we'd go there again.
We went for a hen do, and it was great. Loved the nightlife, and met loads of people from different countries. Got pick pocketed in a club called londener, that was the only downside. Apart from that, it was great. Would go there again, but not to that londener club. Best club is St Tropics.
Lloret de Mar is not a bad place but some of the bars and their owners are terrible. One to avoid is the Rob Roy, the owner is a nasty drunk that is a total pig to people regardless of their ages. I think words like "I am going to kill you" and "are you stupid or need a labotomy" when a young woman accidently wrote down the wrong number for karaoke. Totally disgusted!
I was in Lloret del Mar like 8 years ago so I don't know if it's had a big change. I would say all depends on the suburb you stay in. I was like a 5 minutes drive from downtown in a small neighbourhood with one or two roads that ended in the beach. It was mostly a family oriented area.
We could see party boats sailing about. So of course there's more party oriented places but I was there for a long weekend and maybe I didn't experience the partying.
Or... my hosts were boring.
EDIT: a word.
I am in Lloret de Mar right now, staying at an airbnb between the main beach and Fenals beach. During the week it is rather quiet and enjoyable friday and saturday are understandably busy and loud. Lots of families come from Barcelona as well as the hordes of Russian/Eastern Europeans and German tourists (typically in the sub-25 year old catagory). Boadella, the nude beach, is nice when totally dead and oddly when completely packed. Lots of good walking trails around the area and no shortage of things to do (Barcelona is a one hour €10.75 bus ride away). Fenals beach is groomed and cleaned every morning and the town in general is clean. If you have any specific questions just let me know.