Excellent Holiday provided by Shearings
Traveled to resort late June 2012 and went by the Eurotunnel (best way to travel and little chance of travel sickness) and express coach with plenty to stops and refreshments (extra charge) and comfortable staff.Drivers and courier were professional and high standard.The Hotel is situated in quiet part of Lioret de Mar in village called Fenals about 1 mile from the Lively resort (very loud at night time with people clubbing - so be warned best to stay at this hotel if you want some kip).The bus service is best and cheapest way to travel although there are paths to Blanes (2 miles away) and Tossa De Mar (6-10 miles away).Plus Shearings provide to good excursions to Barcelona, Andorra with excellent local guides provided. For the optional excursion of Besalu + Ripoll excellent trip in the mountains with stunning view and villages, also included is a meal and trip to local winery where you can buy local spirits at good price (payable on top)The Hotel is comfortable and staff are good with each night entertainment provided however some minuses on the Wi-fi not being free and expensive, also food is average and in some circumstances 2 English, salty and not local produce. Suggestion is to budget extra to eat out in the evenings at the local resturants which service excellent local dishes like piella, pizza, pasta, etc. There is a good clean swimming pool, jacuzzi and sun terrace.Fenals has nice local restaurants and nice promenade with restaurants, ice cream stalls, mini market & supermarket onmain road, also nearby is the nice Santa Clotilde Gardens.Local beaches are good and accessible -keep on applying sun cream in summer frequently (strong sun) and word of warning be wary of:-* Locals begging for money and coming up demanding for money especially away from public view* couple of beaches South of Santa Clotilde are mixed beaches were people wear clothes and no clothes.* At night walking along Fenals promenade hagglers pushing cheap goods on to you as you walk and being confrontational if you ignore and refuse to buy any of their goods.All in all a good holiday with only additional improvements needed - mainly at the hotel.