Camping El Far
I would love to stay here, but unfortunately it is well out of my price range with rentals costing between €300 and €1300 per week, but maybe one day. It is situated at the south end of Calella de la Costa.
There are bungalows available or you can pitch your own tent. From the entrance to the camp, it is only a few minutes walk to beach and the centre of Calella.
I have stayed at these apartments on several occasions and have always been happy here. The only reason that I don't stay here anymore (I prefer the freedom self-catering gives you) is that their prices have been increased, it used to cost me about £70 per week, plus the cost of food and drink, now the prices range between £250 and £500 per week for a one bedroomed apartment, which will sleep upto 4 people, albeit a little cramped.
When you arrive, you are given a 10% discount card for the onsite restaurant/bar and the food is very good there.
There is a pool, not very large, and it is unheated so is very cold even on the sunniest days, it is a great hangover cure!
Mar Blau Apartments
If you book these apartments, be careful, a lot of online booking agencies use photos and descriptions of the Hotel Mar Blau which is a 4* hotel further along. The apartments are not in any way connected with the hotel.
Having said that, there is nothing wrong with the apartments, although dated they are clean and well maintained, considering that prices start at £8 per night you cannot really expect more.
This is the hotel....
....these are the apartments.
The staff are all friendly, but are only available office hours, there is an emergency number for out of hours issues, but I struggled to get hold of anyone on this number (I arrived after 6pm, could not get hold of anyone, and so had to book into a hotel for the night).
If you do arrive late, or early, keys are left in an unlocked mailbox in the foyer, most of the apartments are privately owned, with only a few let out.
But if you are travelling on a tiny budget, or just want somewhere to sleep, then there is nothing wrong with these apartments.