In spite of it only being 18 months since the last visit, the resort in most senses has gone downhill. Hotel Port Aventura is supposed to be the flagship hotel in the park yet it is now very tired and need of an overhaul. A large majority of staff seem challenged to be engaging and in general at least seem apathetic in their approach to the expensive paying customers.There are a few exceptions however this hotel does not warrant a second visit.
The proximity to the park is a bonus but this benefit is actually wasted in that although hotel customers get early access to the park (10am) a lot of the rides dont open until 10.30 and in some strange cases - Dragon Khan, Shambala 11.00 and ridiculously the Log Flumes 12.00. Why they leave paying customers 2 hours before they can go on rides is unfathomable when all it does is create long queues of hot and impatient lines of people.
They also no longer give free access to the water park and offer a measly 30 per cent discount.
On the good side, the pools are good and clean and the poolside cafe Cal Pep is adequate for mid day food as long as you like hot dogs, chicken strips, cheese and ham toasties. The Wellness Centre is a welcome place to shower and change after checking out and concierge staff are welcome and speak good English overall.
If you're going for rides and thrills, this is the place to go but beware you'll spend a long time in queues now that almost everyone buys Express access.
Take plenty of money and patience and you'll be fine, as for me I'm afraid its Adios
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just an hour from Barcelona, with direct access to the "Mediterranea" area of PortAventura Park, this Mediterranean-style hotel is a replica of a quaint fishing village, with splendid sweeping gardens and magnificent lake. De-stress after a hectic day at PortAventura Park and forget everything in this charming hamlet, very close to the sea, with its little villas surrounded by exuberant plant-life and two fantastic outdoor swimming pools. At Hotel PortAventura you will find all the necessary ingredients for a few days of relaxation, peace and, at the same time, escape and fun. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and there is a wide range of typical authentic Mediterranean cuisine. In this hotel you feel the vitality, quality of life and healthy customs for which the towns of the Mediterranean are so famous. An authentic Costa Dorada villa where you are able to keep in shape at the gym, use the saunas, steam baths and jacuzzi and enjoy a pleasurable massage, your biggest allies after an intrepid day out at PortAventura Park. Access to PortAventura Park is unlimited and admission is included in the price of your stay. Highlights in 2014 the new attraction called Angkor and performance of Cirque du Soleil in summer representing the world of Kooza and the origins of the circus. Cirque du Soleil will be installed outside the theme park PortAventura, next to the Hotel Gold River. Tickets do not include admission to PortAventura Park. Likewise PortAventura Park tickets do not include admission to the show Kooza. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Portaventura Hotel Salou
- Port Aventura Salou
- Port Aventura Hotel
- Hotel Portaventura
- Aventura Hotel Port
- Hotel Port Aventura Salou