Number of rooms: 12 apartments
Rate range: From 44 EUR (per apartment per night)
Owned/Managed by: Sunway S.L.
Clientele: Exclusively Gay
One of most popular Sitges property, the air conditioned Tara Apartments remain the only all-gay self catering holiday accommodation in all Sitges. What's more, there were a load of refurbishments made recently just for your comfort and delight and at huge expense!
Because the Tara offers a choice of accommodation type and size, there's something to suit everyone here. So whether you're travelling on your own, as part of a loving, sexually-active couple or among a group of friends, we're pretty sure we'll be able to slot you in somewhere.
We'll delve into each different type of apartment just a little bit later on, but you'll probably want to know where exactly this rather pleasant accommodation is located. Well, it's about a ten minute walk from the centre of town, and about a five minute walk from the beach, in the opposite direction from the centre than the marina, if that makes any sense to you.
These's a well kept lawn which surrounds a smallish but perfectly adequate swimming pool (take a look at the pics), and these lawns are surrounded by six foot tall ivy hedges, adding a feeling of seclusion and privacy to the whole property.
Anyway, whichever apartment you go for, here's a list of features which are common to all of them.:
Air conditioning; Furnished balcony or terrace; Satellite TV; Washing machine; Complimentary safety deposit box; Kettle; Ironing board and iron; Pool view; Weekly maid service.
OK. Now let's look at each different category of apartment.
(E) Standard studios, sleeping 1-2
Fitted out in attractive, Spanish wooden furniture, these standard studios comprise two single beds, one of which pulls out from underneath the other. This means that these standard studio are best suited to singles or two people who have no intention of sleeping together. That's because the beds aren't quite the same height and could therefore render any degree of sexual athleticism somewhat perilous. if you do want to stay in the Tara and value your vertebrae, take a look at one of the superior studios instead.
Anyway, now we've sorted out sex life, there's just time to tell you that there's a small kitchenette with four cooking rings, an oven and a fridge with a freezer compartment.
(D) Superior studios with Balcony / Terrace, sleeping 1-3
These spacious studio apartments are by far the most sought after of all the Tara options. They all feature good sized double beds (probably the main reason why they're so popular) as well as a sofabed in the living area for a third guest. Because there's so much more room in these studios than in their standard counterparts or, for that matter, than in a lot of one bedroom apartments, you'll find that there's more wardrobe space and more furniture in general for lounging around and looking beautiful on.
(C) Two Bedroom Apartments, sleeping 2-6
Furnished in sleek, modern pine, these superior one bedders are really quite unusual in that, although there's just the one double bedroom, there are also two living areas; one has a double sofa bed, and the other has two singles. This design quirk means that up to six people can occupy these apartments perfectly comfortably (great value), but they're also very popular with couples who appreciate a lot of living space in high quality surroundings and who don't mind spending a little bit extra on some added comfort.
Kitchen facilities in these apartments are extensive: you'll get a proper kitchen rather than a kitchenette (full cooker, big fridge/freezer), plus a dining room with a table and half a dozen chairs.
(B) Two Bedroom Apartments, sleeping 2-5
This category of apartment sleeps up to five people; that's four in the bedrooms with the poor sap who drew the short straw on a sofabed in the comfortable living room. The well-equipped kitchenette has a full fridge/freezer, an oven with four cooking rings and you have a choice of sleeping arrangements: Manolo and Paco have one twin room (ie two single beds) and one double bedroom, while Jose II has one double bedroom and a twin room with a single bed and a pull out bed. Don't forget to ask for the apartment you think will be most suitable for you when you book, otherwise our computer will allocate your accommodation at random when you reservation is confirmed.
(A) Two Bedroom/Two Bathroom Apartment With Balcony / Terrace, sleeping 2-6
This is the largest of all the apartments in the Tara and always the one to sell out first on a new brochure launch. There's a bedroom with a double bed for increased intimacy options, a further twin bedded room for chums/couples who can't bear to touch each other/Catholics, plus a large, furnished living room with a double sofabed. Both bedrooms have their own ensuite bathroom, which can save several hours in the evening if a gaggle of preening homosexuals are all trying to get ready to go out at exactly the same time.
Before we go, there's just time to mention that there's no public phone at the Tara and, if you haven't got transfers included on your booking, you'll need to collect your keys from the Sunway Playa Golf as there's no reception at the Tara. No probs taking people back then!