Hotel Stella Maris, Blanes

Family friendly Costa Brava beach vacation resort

Blanes is known for its long, clean beaches — and its blue-flag-quality seawater.

El Pins, pine trees in Blanes
El Pins – pine trees along S’Abenell beach in Blanes, Costa Brava
El Pins, pine trees in Blanes

The longest beach, S’Abanell, is alongside the area of town known as “El Pins.” Pins are pine trees, and there are lots of them – giving this popular area of town a nice ‘look and feel.’

It is no wonder that most of Blanes’ hotels and campings are located here.

Now, as you may already know, we normally recommend that tourists stay at self-catering apartments.

But on several occasions when we did need to stay at a hotel for a few nights, we were fortunate enough to stay at Hotel Stella Maris

Family friendly Hotel Stella Maris, Blanes

Hotel Stella Maris is located just 100 meters from S’Abanell beach – the longest beach of Blanes. S’Abanell beach is 2.1 kilometers of clean, golden sand. There are nearby restaurants and eateries, as well as water activities.

The hotel is ideal for families. The comfortable rooms have private bathrooms, TVs and balconies — and (important to us) very good beds.

Stella Maris also has a classy dining room with an extensive buffet. We had plenty of good food and enjoyed the variety of dishes on offer.

When you’re not at the beach or at the pool you can enjoy relaxing at the bar, on the terrace or in the lounge.

The El Pins area provides everything a vacationing family would need – from children’s playground to discos, and from supermarkets to snack bars and fine restaurants.

Old-town Blanes is within walking distance. You can also rent bicycles at the hotel, or use the nearby ‘tourist train’ to travel back and forth between downtown and the hotel.

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Note: As is true throughout this entire website, the information provided above is an unsolicited, unpaid recommendation made by private individuals who do not receive any renumeration for doing so. In other words: we recommend the place for no other reason than that we think it deserves to be recommended.
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  1. Karin Witkamp August 4, 2006
  2. John and Anneke August 5, 2006

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