We have just returned from a great holiday at the Estival Centurion in Cambrils. We are unable to understand the negative comments about the staff and the hotel, we had a great time from start to finish.
The reception staff were helpful when we had any questions or minor problems, which were immediately attended to.
The restaurant staff worked incredibly hard, dishes were replenished as soon as they ran low. Food was constantly being freshly cooked in front of us. A good range of meat and fish and a range of local dishes too, salads were varied with a good variety of cheeses, meats and other dishes. There was a good selection of desserts and a fantastic selection of fresh fruit at every meal. Meal times were long, with as much as you could eat and no rush to leave. The coffee at breakfast came from two machines which meant queues at busy times - you sometimes had to choose between hot drinks or hot food which was unfortunate. Management should seriously consider providing an urn or two of coffee to help with this. Having said this breakfast was plentiful and a good variety. We even had an early breakfast on the morning we were leaving for the airport.
We were half board, and found that a small snack at lunch time either in the hotel at the pool bar or at one of the many restaurants and cafes in Cambrils and the local area was enough.
Our bedroom was kept immaculate by Carmel, our towels changed daily and sheets 3 times in the week we were there. The AC was excellent, there was a fridge and kettle in the room and plenty of power sockets. We used the safe for which there was a charge of 3 euros per day. Free wifi is available on the ground floor and faster broadband in the rooms at a charge.
The pool area is kept very clean and there are both a bar and a café available. The beach is literally outside the hotel fence, loungers here need to be hired separately to the hotel and there is another café on the beach. The beach is clean and very family friendly. This part of Cambrils is pretty laid back and relaxed. Towels had a 20 euro deposit per towel, but we just made sure we reclaimed the deposit before we paid our bar bill so were not left with a pile of euros at the end.
We travelled with Thomson and were well looked after from start to finish although we are pretty independent when it comes to travelling and finding our way around. Reus airport is an easy transfer and only about 45 minutes away.
The only negative comments we would make are that the rooms were not very big, they are perfectly adequate in good weather, but in winter we would want more space. Bigger rooms are available as junior suites. The only other comment is about the public areas which were not as comfortable or relaxing as we would have liked. Both of these though are very minor comments as we really enjoyed our visit.
We booked our local travel and tours at the Plana shop immediately opposite the hotel. Their prices were literally half that of Thomson. Plana is the local bus company and provided English speaking guides on both of the trips we did - they also give a discount for over 55s and another if you take more than one tour with them. We went to Montserrat and Sitges one day and on a Barcelona Panorama another day. The buses were brand new and very comfortable. You can also buy a T10 card from the Plana shop, this gives you ten journeys on local buses for around 14 euros, the card could be used by more than one person at a time. You could travel as far as Tarragona on one ticket, so this was good value. If you use more than one set of 10 journeys then subsequent recharges of the ticket cost only 11 euros for ten. The hotel is right on the bus route so this was a real bonus if you like to get out and about.
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- Also Known As:
- Estival Centurion Playa Hotel Cambrils
- Hesperia Centurion Cambrils
- Hesperia Centurion Hotel Cambrils