RECEPTION - Yes it has one, tastefully decorated with wall murals of gladiatorial combat reminiscent of Spartacus (that's me, I am Spartacus) and a lovely coloured glass roof light. Check in process smooth and efficient, job done. The main reception also leads off to the restaurant and bar areas, toilets and access to the pools, one inside and surprisingly enough, one outside. Lifts are also situated here rather than being elsewhere such as the car park.
ROOM - mainly situated on either side of long corridors are the bedrooms, spread over 3 storeys, that is to say the hotel has three levels of bedroom corridors your room does not have three storeys, the room itself was functional, it contained beds and places to put your clothes and handily enough a good size bathroom which had a bath included resplendent with a shower fixture (overhead) and a hand basin for washing of hands I presume a w.c and a bidet for posh folk, some complementary items of things to keep yourself clean with and a supply of towels. The room was serviced every day to a high standard and towels were replaced and fresh sheets applied to the beds. We had three people in our room usually my wife and I and one other, our daughter, third bed consisted of a pull out sofa bed which according to child was comfy enough, rather disappointingly it did mean I had no sofa to sit on and had to sit outside on the balcony. Our particular balcony afforded a view of the pool, unfortunately it was not the pool of our hotel but the one across the road.
RESTAURANT/FOOD some previous reviewers have expressed a dislike for the food served at this hotel, I can only state that we had no issue in finding something well cooked, tasty and hot across our seven day stay, a good variety and plenty to go round, this is true for breakfast, especially the omelettes and evening meal, although i would not liked to have been a veggie as there is a lot of cooked animals involved in the menu, always fresh fish, always fresh cooked joints and trays of casseroles, escalopes of chicken and veal. All in all a good standard for this type of hotel, if you demand haute cuisine when on holiday you will have to spend more money than this. Price of drinks to go with food was reasonable for alcoholic beverages, bottle of wine 8.00 euro, pay the little bit extra to avoid house, those who prefer carbonated sugar waters will have to pay a bit more.
BAR - A spacious bar area with plenty seating, realistic pricing for a hotel, bottle of house white, not the same as restaurant wine, around 7.00 euro, lager 2.50 euro, coke 2.50 euro, this is also the entertainment center, more to follow. There is an ante-bar or "pub" if you like, just off the main bar, sport on telly the worlds most expensive pool table and a couple of electronic dart boards, can't comment any further than that as only used to facilitate transit in and out of hotel when required.
ENTERTAINMENT - A forced containment was had due to torrential rain and my family's persistence that they were not getting soaked just to go out and see Tom Jones, not that Tom Jones, I think this guy was from Nottingham and somebody told him that the bars of Salou are paved in gold for you my son, they aren't they're paved in lino. So only a brief critique of the entertainment as it was only the one night. Apart from the 15 minutes I suffered at the hands of the sensational voice of international singing star Susanne Bey, I know you haven't heard of her. Anyway entertainment consisted of kiddies disco, no got kids anymore, it was hell, followed by live music of the look at me and my organ singing songs for the over 65's to dance too variety. Essentially caught in purgatory between creche and shuffle dancing of this mortal coil, nothing for the generation who have seen it all, try and amaze me now age group, sorry.
LOCATION - Excellent spot to be in 15 minute easy walk to PortAventura, recommend this park, some very good coasters, buy your tickets on the internet before you go, 10 minutes to closest bar, all showing multiple sporting events at the same time on different telly dotted across the walls of their establishments, you could even watch the X Factor and 15 minutes from the exquisitely empty beach, which is bordered by a fantastic stretch of broad avenue for safe passage by foot along the front, think Blackpool then forget Blackpool, far better, why don't UK seaside towns have promenades like this one. Salou itself is okay at this time of year, not crowded, room to move get a seat in a bar type of thing.
OVERALL - Hotel deserves what it gets on TripAdvisor 4 green circle type things, staff are are all well presented, courteous and hard working, if you try a little Espanol it helps. We traveled with Thomsons who have a desk in the hotel there, must commend them as well as no pushy sales tactics, didn't go the welcome committee but all info posted through room door, had an air we are here if you need us for anything, just what you want.
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