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“Not Bad for Salou” 4 of 5 stars
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President Hotel Salou
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Ponent 1, 43840 Salou, Spain   |  
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Ranked #32 of 98 Hotels in Salou
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“Not Bad for Salou”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2008

Stayed in the President in May this year.

All in all I thought it was a good hotel. Exterior & interior are quite modern and clean. Check in lady was nice.

Hotel is in a good location in the town, only 10 minute walk to bars and restaurants - 2 minutes to beach. Ideally located away from main hustle and bustle.

My brother in law was actually living in Salou at the time and said that the President was one of the better hotels in town and he had seen a few others.

Didn't eat or drink so can't comment of these unfortunately.

Liked the hot tubs on the roof, a nice change from the beach.

All in all I would give the president 7.5 out of 10

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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county antrim northern ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2007

just back from this hotel and it was lovely, clean, good food infact i looked forward to my dinner each night! rooms were good, even had flat screen tv and 2 double beds, bathroom had large power shower but no bath, no swimming pool but had lovely decked roof area with 2 hot tubs. The location was great only 50 metres from the beach and easy walk to everywhere else. The only problem is the reception staff!! they are ignorant, unhelpful, speak little english, they didnt seem to know any manners or how to treat or work with people!! they really let the hotel down!! therefor i can only give the hotel 4 out of 5....

  • Liked — the food and location
  • Disliked — the reception staff!!!
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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luxemburg
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2007

Never again. I booked a 1 person room because I had to be in Salou for business. This is the worst room I ever had. The light did not work until they replaced the bulbs. And I am still afraid I caught legionnaire's disease. Never book this hotel unless you want to stay with unfriendly Russian guests and staff.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — everything
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Buckinghamshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2007

Date August 15th 2007

My wife and I have just returned from a weeks holiday at the President Hotel Salou, booked through Thomas Cook as a late deal.
At first it looked ok. The hotel is in a very convienient position, about 300 metres from the beach and with shops and bars close by. The interior is clean and furnished to a reasonable standard, as is the bedrooms. The room has a safe, at a cost of 7 euros per day with a 10 euro deposit for it's use. The bathroom has a shower with the toilet positioned right in front of the shower cubicle making it hard to get in, having to manouvre around the bowl. The towels are changed daily and the room tidied well. There is a satellite tv in the room with only Spanish speaking channels.
Sleeping at night was a particular problem as there is a night club just down the road which goes on until about 530am. The revellers leave at all times shouting and banging as they go. With this and the constant obsession of drivers tooting there car horns makes it hard to sleep.
The hotel staff are not very helpful and appear to speak little English. The hotel seems to cater more for the Spanish than for foreigners.
Breakfast choice is limited as is the evening meal. Breakfast is from 8am until 10am. Dinner is served from 8pm until 10pm but you will need to get there early to increase the choice. Don't eat the fresh meat choice as they are cheap cuts and are impossible to chew. The staff close the doors at 9.45pm and go for their supper, so don't leave it to late. The dining room staff are most unfriendly and treat guests as an inconvience.
I would say that the hotel is run for the benifit of the staff rather than the guest. I would rate this as a two star hotel rather than it's present three star status.
Look elsewhere for a better deal.

  • Liked — Close to the beach
  • Disliked — The staff
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about President Hotel Salou

Address: Calle Ponent 1, 43840 Salou, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Tarragona > Costa Dorada > Salou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 98 Hotels in Salou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — President Hotel Salou 3*
Number of rooms: 57
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