A long review but I have tried to cover a lot of info.
I went on holiday with my partner for one week in Sept 2013 and we loved it.
The hotel was very nice and very clean.
We were given a room with a poor view at first, the other hotel facing us was so close but we went straight to reception and asked to be moved to a Pool view.
The receptionist Emma was lovely and said she would try to accommodate us.
Two days later we had our pool view like they said. We were very happy with this room.
Lovely view of the pool and entertainment area.
We loved to come home in the evening and be able to relax on the balcony, watching the evening entertainment.
The staff were all lovely, well apart from the restaurant staff. They were very moody and just pointed to an area to find a seat. This sometimes meant you had to walk around for 5 minutes trying to guess which tables were free.They slowly grow on you towards the end of the week but their unfriendly attitude did ruin the hotel atmosphere a bit.
Other than this the staff were great. Reception, very friendly, Thompson reps very friendly and the animation team were amazing. Made the holiday one to remember. Really fun and would go back just to see them.
We went half board and found we never queued up for more than a few minutes to get in to the restaurant.
The food was ok. Typical buffet for abroad to be honest.
They had theme nights so there was always something new to try and it was all at a decent standard.
The hotel was a 5 minute walk from the town, beach and theme park.
It was in a nice quiet area but very close to all you need.
The noisiest part was the H10 hotel next door but not a big issue as most entertainment finished by about 11.45pm.
One thing to comment on is the Salou fountain at the beach. It was said the light and music show comes on every night at 9pm but we waited 45mins plus for this It seems it comes on whenever and you are lucky to catch it. We did see it one night when we least expected it.
We did a day trip to Barcelona. The magic fountains are a must. They were amazing.]We booked the excursion with Thompson, the coach was about 40mins late from pick up time which was quite annoying as this meant less time in Barcelona. Also the drop offs were silly on the way back. It was late and they went past our hotel a few times to drop off at hotels further away first. Would have been quicker to walk.
This was annoying when we were all tired and fed up but what can you do.
The hotel is only 20mins from the Reus airport so a really quick transfer which is great.
We were a couple but went out of the holiday season so hardly any screaming kids around.
As usual people were reserving sunbeds at silly o'clock and then going off to have breakfast and then going out for the day.
This was annoying and seemed to be the Russians and Germans mainly.
There was a sign saying no reserving towels but nothing was done about the reserving so a little annoying.
In the end we had to start getting up to reserve our sunbeds before breakfast to make sure we got a space.
I can imagine in high season this would be really annoying and you would be up very early getting a bed.
One thing to watch out for are the cleaners They do a good job but the do not disturb light , seems to be ignored as they just knock and come in the room anyway.
They came quite late in the day but not a bad thing as they then didn't wake you up.
The safe in the room was 23 Euros for the week which is expensive but air-con is free.
You also have to pay a local tax but that is at every hotel.
The room walls are very thin and if people were loud next door or in the corridor you had no sleep. We had this on our last night and was awful.
I would definitely recommend the villa Romana hotel to anyone, couples and families.
Clean hotel, great location, great staff ( minus restaurant staff )
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