Aqua Hotel Onabrava
(Santa Susanna (Costa Brava))
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The hotel is located at the marine promenade of Santa Susanna, just a few metres from the beach. Rooms are well equipped with balcony and air conditioning. Hotel facilities include a fitness area, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, snack bar and children's play area. The hotel also offers a programme of activities for adults and children.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Lift to all Floors
- Air Conditioned Public Areas
- Air Conditioning
- Room Service 24hr: Yes
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Indoor Pool Free: No
- Heated: No
- Free: No
- Treatment Rooms
- Gym Free: No
- Name: SANTA SUSANNA
- Distance: 200 metres
- Name: GIRONA
- Distance: 30 kilometres
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Nearest Rail Name: Santa Susanna Distance: 200 metres
- Nearest Airport Name: Girona Distance: 30 kilometres
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 1470 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
A Hotel To Suit Most Tastes
Stay Date: 07/2017, EnAitch wrote this review.
We have recently returned from 6 nights at this hotel and our overall reaction was very favourable. We booked a Premium Triple room (216) on a half board basis. All Premium room are supposed to offer a pool view but I think it’s fair to say that hav… See more
We have recently returned from 6 nights at this hotel and our overall reaction was very favourable. We booked a Premium Triple room (216) on a half board basis. All Premium room are supposed to offer a pool view but I think it’s fair to say that having a small glimpse of the children’s pool in the distance wasn’t what we had in mind. The rooms are fairly standard for holiday hotels of this rating in Spain and reasonably well appointed, including a much appreciated small fridge to store drinks that you can enjoy on your terrace. A small selection of toiletries are also supplied and replenished. Our air conditioning unit worked satisfactorily throughout our stay. The main foyer of the hotel is vast, as befits a hotel with circa 320 room and approx 1,000 guests when full. The foyer also transmits, via the aircon, a beautiful fragrance which my wife and I commented on frequently. Reception staff are friendly and efficient but one wonders whether changing pool towels and supplying train time tables etc’ could be better situated elsewhere in order to minimise the queuing at peak times. The self service buffet style cafeteria (let’s not pretend that these places are restaurants) is vast, probably around 40mtrs x 25 mtrs with well presented food stations. The fayre on offer was generally of a good standard, including a gluten free section, and you would have to be an extremely fussy eater not to find something to suit your taste. Most guests are on a half board basis and the cafeteria can get extremely busy at breakfast and dinner with no discernible “sweet spots”. One piece of advice: If possible ask to be seated to the right of the entrance door. We noted that this section was noticeably quieter and calmer than the larger section to the left of the entrance. At dinner you are able to purchase drinks at your table and pay upon exiting. The pool area is extremely compact, especially when considering that up to a 1,000 people may wish to use the area at various times throughout the day. The usual sun bed grand prix takes place as soon as possible after 8am and while we were always able to find some free beds no matter what time we arrived, we were seldom able to locate beds with one of the circa 55 fixed parasols. This was/is a significant drawback as not many people choose to or are able to sit in constant sunshine with temperatures 30+ degrees. There is no poolside bar per se but there is a Tex Mex restaurant called Pergola’s attached to the hotel which supplies drinks that can be charged to your room if you have opened a credit/charge account when you checked in. Pergola’s provides excellent food at very reasonable prices and the staff are always very happy and courteous. Pretty much the only unforgivable aspect of this particular area is that nether the restaurant or the pool area has any toilets! We found this unfathomable considering the significant number of guests and restaurant diners. The only toilets are situated inside the hotel across marble floors which are hardly ideal for people coming out of the pool with wet feet...which is why few appeared to do so!!! P.S. The pool water quality was checked daily! The animation team work hard throughout the day to keep everyone entertained but if I hear “Desposito” one more time I think I’ll scream! ;). Some of the music for aqua aerobics and other pool activities is extremely loud and just when you think it’s all ended, the hotel right next door starts their routines so be prepared for quite a bit of “boom boom shake the room” poolside music. Night time entertainment is mostly performed in the “Music Bar” but occasionally, as with the Village People tribute act, it was performed poolside which was much more fun. The animation team perform their version of Grease which is quite entertaining. There are also external acts brought in throughout the week to add variety. Those of you who enjoy a game of bingo will be disappointed as there’s no “eyes down” at this hotel...at least none that we were able to witness. The clientele at the hotel cover many nationalities with the usual Brits, Germans, Dutch, French etc’ but with the largest Easter European contingent that we had encountered on any previous visit to Spain or its islands. Santa Susanna as a resort is pretty soulless and offers little or no insight into either the regional or national culture. It consists of one street which contains the ubiquitous bars and shops associated with most other similar resorts. The solitary street carries on until it merges with Malgrat del Mar in the North and Pineda Del Mar to the South. Outside the hotel there is a road and a railway track with separates the hotel from the golden gravel beach. You will need to locate an underpass in order to access the beach and it’s selection of reasonable of beach bars/restaurants. The train station is situated literally 5 mins from the pool area and you are able to travel north towards Girona and beyond or south along the coastal route to Barcelona. The ticket machine is not the easiest to understand and neither is the rail network to return from Barcelona so good luck with both of them! The journey time to Barcelona is approx 75mins and you are far from guaranteed a sea, especially if you travel between 10-12am. Barcelona is simply manic and magnificent in equal measure. Seldom, if ever, have we seen so many tourists in one city and it is little wonder that the authorities are seeking ways to reduce tourism and the dreadful congestion that accompanies it. There are the usual hop on hop off open top bus tours around various routes which cost 29 Euros per person. That’s a lot of money for a family but some of the sights are wonderful. In summary, we enjoyed our holiday overall and the hotel delivered on our expectation level. Would we return? No. That’s no reflection on the hotel, it’s simply that there are far more pleasant, picturesque, less sprawling resorts further north in this particular region....and I’m not talking Lloret, Blanes or Tossa. If you choose to stay at the AquaBrava Onabrava Hotel I am sure you will find it an enjoyable experience. FYI it’s approx 30-35min transfer from Girona airport. Various transfer options are available but we chose Vivatransfers which cost 45 Euros each way for a private taxi. They were, and always have been, very efficient and reliable. Booking a taxi from Santa Susanna to the airport will cost a set fee of 68Euros. Collapse
Best hotel in area
Stay Date: 07/2017, Unhapp wrote this review.
Hotel is clean and has all nessecary facilities. Hotel is 2 mins from train station and beach. Restaurant provides good value if you go half board. Nearby is a good Mexican restaurant to try. Water sports are a 20 min walk up the coast. Beaches have … See more
Hotel is clean and has all nessecary facilities. Hotel is 2 mins from train station and beach. Restaurant provides good value if you go half board. Nearby is a good Mexican restaurant to try. Water sports are a 20 min walk up the coast. Beaches have good snorkelling opportunities & are very clean. Collapse
Stay Date: 07/2017, 12345ceri wrote this review.
Just got back from a 5 day holiday here and I've got to say this has been the best holiday by far! Down to receptionists specially fini ( sorry if I've got her name wrong) bar staff, cleaners and most of all the entertainment guys around the pool! Th… See more
Just got back from a 5 day holiday here and I've got to say this has been the best holiday by far! Down to receptionists specially fini ( sorry if I've got her name wrong) bar staff, cleaners and most of all the entertainment guys around the pool! They all must love what they do as there was always a smile from everyone of them, all day! Lovely and clean hotel in fact its spotless! Rooms lovely and lots of space, air conditioning works well! Housekeepers clean everyday and they do a brilliant job. Pool area again brilliant, don't have to wait until a sun bed is free as there's plenty. Tuesday market... well what can I say! I've never seen a market so big Train station 5 minutes from hotel, we jumped on and went into Barcelona to nou camp Very easy to get to. All in all a great hotel for everyone. We will be back See you next year ✈️ Collapse
Very Good Hotel, Almost Outstanding
Stay Date: 07/2017, HolidayHal wrote this review.
We have just spent a very enjoyable 10 nights at the Aqua Onabrava and were extremely sorry to leave. Every aspect of the hotel was very good with some areas even better than that. Firstly, the staff from the cleaners to the restaurant staff to rec… See more
We have just spent a very enjoyable 10 nights at the Aqua Onabrava and were extremely sorry to leave. Every aspect of the hotel was very good with some areas even better than that. Firstly, the staff from the cleaners to the restaurant staff to reception were all extremely friendly, helpful and informative. But the animation team were particularly good, especially Kimberly in the Kids Club who was particularly lovely with our 4 year old daughter. Food was a good variety of options each night although it was a little disappointing that the food was on rotation every 7 nights so we had the same food on a few of the nights we stayed. In addition a few very minor points - mini tubs of ice cream rather than providing scoops for guests to get their own (admittedly one night per week ice cream was served by staff) was a bit strange, as was having cheese without crackers or not having pineapple at breakfast but having it available in the evening. However these are minor criticisms and the variety and quality was overall very good. The atmosphere by the pool was great with the animation team constantly getting people involved in games (but not being pushy about it if not) and the aquagym being good to partake in or watch!! Location of the hotel is nice being close to the beach. However the beach itself is not great (gravel) which just means more time at the hotel!! There has been a lot of mention in recent reviews about air conditioning. Our experience was that it was adequate. It did feel slightly better later on in our stay (which would align to the management saying they had made changes to improve it) but on our last night it was no more than 'ok'. There was no need to fight for sun beds although there were the usual groups queueing up well before 8am each day. When we wandered down at 9:30ish we didn't have any issues securing either a sun bed or parasol. Mix of nationalities whilst we were there was good with no one individual country dominating. This added to the overall atmosphere. Thanks Aqua Onabrava for a really enjoyable 10 days. Collapse
Fab hotel...on the tourist walkway of Santa Susanna.
Stay Date: 05/2017, sheila951 wrote this review.
We had booked to stay in lloret, but had booked a one nigt stay in Santa Susanna, planning a train trip there for a wee change of scene. We were so pleased when we arrived and checked into this beautiful hotel, and were sad to only have one night the… See more
We had booked to stay in lloret, but had booked a one nigt stay in Santa Susanna, planning a train trip there for a wee change of scene. We were so pleased when we arrived and checked into this beautiful hotel, and were sad to only have one night there. It is lovely, and everything about the hotel was so comfortable, clean and fresh. The ambience is calm and so pleasant. Collapse
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