Hotel Checkin Pineda

Here is a feed back for Hôtel Checkin in Pineda de Mar in Spain. If you are looking for a hotel : don’t book this one. Expensive, noicy without wifi.

One week in this hotel begining August. I didn’t expect the best. My expectation was not very hight. Pineda de mar is a nice family place at the mediteranean coast. The beach is at 10 mn walking.

Noise : It was the main negativ point. We can hear noices from the swiming pool even closed windows. Children playing is ok but the loud music is not pleasant. I download sonometer apps specialy for that and : 45 ou 50 db inside the room. You can even hear doors, water, batch room from the neighboor, people waling in the corridor. Phonic isolation was too bad.

Food : just ok. You have choise and are able to select food. You can have fresh fruit and vegetable but not take industrial food. Drink is not included. You have to pay 3.50 € water if you want to drink during the meal.

No wifi : Forget wifi execpt if you pay it! Wifi is free but only at the reception. But if you are lucky it works very slowly. Forget skype and things like that. At the village place you can have public free wifi.

Groups. This hotel welcome groups of youth people, handicaped people. So they can make noice and special atmosphere. One The hotel was more a spychiatric hospital than touristic hotel

Conclusion : If you have not booked yet. Try an other solution. I dont’ understand why this hotel was full.


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Sagrada Família Barcelona

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In March 2012, Spain and Greece passed of 50% youth unemployement.  That means there were more Spanish and Greek workers under 25 without a job than with one.

Six months later, it’s only gotten worse.

Youth unemployment in Spain and Greece is now 55% and 53%, incredibly. If you’re in school or not actively looking for a job, you’re not counted in the unemployment rate. This economic tragedy can easily become a social disaster as young promising people either leave their country to work somewhere else or else turn to illegal or violent activities to protest policies wrecking their economies or lash out against a country that’s leaving them behind.

Europe is a great idea but now as the economic crisis is very high, Europe doesn’t help. Euro has no leader no economic purpose. The only goal is to keep slow inflation. Unemploement is not the goal. They don’t care. Europe is definitively not a good idea.