4.25km from El Galeon de Sant Mar4ish star hotel described by Tui as "small and friendly" - which is absolutely spot on. If you want big hotel extras like show cooking, evening entertainment, daytime activities - then please read the description of the hotels to make sure you don't make the wrong choice for you. The Monica is exactly what the Tui description says and it really surprises me that some reviews have raised the lack of big hotel extras as an issue. So the pros... - Good location if you want to be close to the Old Town and lots of local restaurants and bars. A lot of the other Tui hotels are quite a walk away - Very friendly and efficient service in the hotel - the bar and restaurant particularly good - I was made to feel very comfortable and welcome as a solo traveler. - Rooms on the small side but everything I needed for a week - Free safe (quite unusual these days) - Aldi within 5 minutes walk for provisions - An english newspaper available to read (The Times) - I requested a kettle on arrival - several were available - so I borrowed one for the week - Smallish gym and a sauna free to use - Food good quality, wide selection for the size of the hotel. Quite a lot of typically Catalan dishes at supper - good to get the chance to try something new and different. I don't go on holiday to eat the same things I eat at home - so it was great for me. - Every night you could have meat (steak or burger) and/or fish (e.g. bream, monkfish,dorada, tuna) plus fresh asparagus cooked to your preference by the chef. Really nice. - Towels - 10 euro deposit - very straightforward - Toiletries - all the basics available in the room - tissues, shampoo, bath/shower gel - Fridge/Mini-bar - No complimentary items - but easy enough to move the items around and get your own bottle of bubbles and water etc in the fridge. - Drinks with supper - you could order by the glass at very reasonable prices (e.g. 2.5 euros or less for Cava/wine) - plenty of hotels force you to buy a bottle. As a solo traveler I really appreciated this. Cons - The hotel is a bit "tired" in the corridors e.g. the carpets - but how much time do you spend there? - Rooms on the small side and poor sound proofing between adjacent rooms - Occasional noise from the building works between 8:30 and 18:00 only - however Tui warned me about this (after I had booked - grr - but that is Tui's fault not the hotel) - Not a very interesting view - but again I read the brochure - checked out the hotel location and wasn't expecting much of a view. I really liked the hotel - I knew what I was going to get before I booked it and was pleasantly surprised in particular by the friendly service in the restaurant and the diversity of local food options to try.