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“Brilliant Bargain Holiday...Will definatley return!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Pins Platja Apartments
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Avenida Diputacion 147 | Carretera de la Costa, 43850 Cambrils, Spain   |  
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant Bargain Holiday...Will definatley return!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Lovel hotel, spacious, clean and lovely pool area. Sunbeds were free, as other reviews said they had to pay 1 Euro per day ( think it was because we went at the end of season) and pool area was always well maintained and clean.
The trains do pass frequently throughout the day but this was never a problem as they go that fast, it is only a couple of seconds.
The beach is right on the door step and bus stops outside to go to either Salou or Cambrils.
Excellant pubs across the road that serve lovely food; Mucky Duck and Rugby Tavern.
We will definatley be returning here after a brilliant chill out week. Could not fault it!! :)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Literally just got back from a weeks holiday here with my partner (I mean today - stayed from 25th Sept to 2nd Oct).
The hotel is lovely, clean with friendly staff and a great pool (though is absolutely freezing even with the sun beaming down on it).
We had a 2 bedroom apartment and it was huge with a nice dining area and massive balcony (ours over looked the lovely pool), the only down side is that the main entrance was never ever locked and reading previous posts about break ins I can see how this would happen as I never once see any security guard and the place is very quite.
Didn't have to pay for sun loungers, toaster or the kettle at the hotel which I had read about in previous posts.
The beach is absolutely gorgeous and about a 5 second walk from the hotel and if you're lucky enough you can even have a room over looking the sea.
The trains are a little annoying at first but you get use to them and they do tend to pass very quickly even if they are loud sometimes and they run from around 6am to 1am.
Great location as its just down the road from Salou (45min walk which can be walked along the beach the whole way or 5 min bus journey).
15min bus journey to Port Aventura theme park which is a must for anyone as their new ride Shambala is amazing.
Had a lovely time and although we only had 3 out of 7 days of good weather we still had a lovely time and would go back anytime.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Just returned from a 14 day stay at Pins Platja along with my Husband, Daughter, 3 year old Grandson and 10 year old Neice and had a fantastic holiday, apartments are spacious, spotless and although i was initially concerned about being near a railway line this just added to the enjoyment for my Grandson and the last train is at 10pm. The pools are fantastic and hotel staff were great and Thomson's rep Kerry was very helpful in helping choose excursions etc. Great location and several restaurants on our doorstep, we chose to regularly visit the Mucky Duck across from the hotel (Dont be put off by the name) the food was Beutiful and well priced, and location is a 5 minute bus ride into the heart of Salou. I would definately recommend this hotel and location to family and friends and have already booked up for next year as we enjoyed the stay here so much.

Room Tip: Blocks 1 to 4 are beside the pools and are quieter, but blocks 5 and 6 have fantastic sea views.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Spent a week in Pins Platja apartments last June and had a wonderful experience. The location of the apartment on the beach was fantastic and the apartments were spacious and clean. We had a maintenance problem which was dealt with promptly. The receptionoists were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Have just returned from a weeks holiday, staying at the Pins Platja apartments, which are located between Cambrils and Salou. The Apartment was excellent, and was clean, tidy and spacious, (and ours was situated on the sea front with excellent access and views to the beach and sea). The hotel staff (from the people on the reception, to the gardener) were very very pleasant, and very helpful, and nothing was a problem....As well as being on the beach, this hotel was also split across a main road, with apartments on either side, and with a good sized pool and sunbathing area...There is a well stocked Supermarket, and two pubs (the Mucky Duck, and O`Driscolls) both of which served excellent food, and reasonably priced drinks.. Also across the road is a Chinese restaurant/takeaway which was quite busy, and just a few paces along the road, is an Italian type restaurant (which we thought was quite expensive, and the food quality was not brilliant.....The apartments are approx a ten minute bus ride, from both Cambrils and Salou, and the buses pass the apartments at approx quarter hour intervals, daily. The buses are excellent, but buy the bus travel passes, which are excellent value... Ten Euros buys you ten trips within the `zone` (a trip to Salou from the apartments, costs 1.55 Euros and we found that buying the bus pass saved us several Euros - each time you use the pass it counts as one trip, but we went to Taragona, which cost the person in front of us Euros 4.50, whereas ours cost us one trip each, ( so one trip out of our bus pass containing 10, so it cost us approx 1 Euro each).... The apartments are about a 15 - 20 minute ride from the airport (we had booked our transfers when we booked the holiday, but we see that the bus goes from Reus Airport to Cambrils, so might think about this next time - and, some people travelled by taxi from Reus to the Pins Platja, and this cost them 30 - 35 Euros (each way !!!) Close to the resort is the Port Adventura theme park, which was an excellent day out for all the family, whether you like rollercoasters or not !!..... The beach at the Pins Platja is excellent and very clean and family friendly, but there are no Sunbeds on hire there, so we were glad that we had taken lilos with us....and what a saving, as just up the road, sunbeds were on hire at 5 Euros, and umbrellas at 4 Euros !! This was an excellent holiday, and location, and I am seriously thinking about booking a return trip to the same hotel now.... Pleasant staff, good location, brilliant beach, and lovely weather ! Thank you for a brilliant time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

it was like a prison a security guard walking round telling adults to go bed at 10 o'clock, not to have a laugh, (where was security guard when a grown man got his privates out at quarter past eight of a night and had a wee up against the sunbeds right in front of my children and other parents, children and bar staff?)complained to reception and man behind desk did not want to know, also not allowed in pool until 11am and had to get out at 7pm and no inflatables that was the worse thing for my 4 children as 3 of them don't swim. Also i was told before i went we would have ground floor and cot and had neither had to use a smelly little lift eveyday, one lot of clean sheets and three lots of towels in two weeks totally disgusting and one other thing is i had cigarettes and money taken out of my room more then once as i set a trap to see if any of my family moved or took them i was only one with a card for room unless we had a ghost. The only good points was we had the sun on our balcony most of day and trips to barcelona was great and house of illusion was good. TOTALLY DISGUSTING HOLIDAY

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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dundee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Was a bit apprehensive after reading some of the reviews but had a fantastic holiday. These apartments are a great base for exploring Salou and Cambrils. We were a party of 5 adults and stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment right next to the railway line everyone goes on about. The trains probably started about 7ish in the morning and last 1 I heard was about 11ish at night - there were none overnight duirng our stay (Sep 1-8). The apartment was clean, furniture was basic, but was all we needed and beds were comfy. Big spacious wardrobes and enough storage space for 5 women!!! There was no deposit charged for the apartment, and we were able to obtain a toaster and kettle from reception at no cost.

Entertainment was limited but this didn't concern us as we were out most nights. When we returned 1 night there was a tribute act on but there were only a few people watching.

Reception staff were always courteous and did their best to assist us and answer any questions we had. Jesus was lovely when we arrived and we even understood his jokes!! We had a supply of clean towels and linen left in the room for us and towels were changed on day 3.

Pool was big but water very cold - took a good few deep breaths to get in!! Charge of 1 Euro a day for lounger, meant there was no rush in the morning to claim your space.

Pubs across the road served good food. Bakery at supermarket supplied us with warm croissants and bread daily - yum, yum. Supermarket prices very reasonable.

Beach - few mins walk - lovely, not too crowded when we went. Charge for loungers between 3-4 Euros per day.

Cambrils is lovely, more of a relaxed atmosphere compared to Salou. Nice restaurants along the front - lots of choice. Salou is your typical tourist resort - usual selection of 'tacky' shops but didn't feel it was Blackpool abroad.

Buses to and from the apartments frequent up till 11pm then service is hourly - single journey prices between 1 euro 55 cents - 1 euro 75 cents. Buses after 11pm are double the price. You can also get buses to Barcelona, Tarragona and Port Aventura from outside the apartments

Overall I would recommend these apartments, there may have been previous break ins etc but we did not experience any problems and did not hear anything whilst we were there. As per usual we didn't leave any valuables lying in the room and rented the safety deposit box at reception for 21 euros a week. There was also a security guard patrolling the areas at night.

Noise levels at a holiday complex are very dependent on the clientelle staying when you are there - also people are departing and arriving at different times, isn't this just part of being on holiday!!

Would certainly consider going back here if we return to Costa Dorada.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Avenida Diputacion 147 | Carretera de la Costa, 43850 Cambrils, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Tarragona > Costa Dorada > Baix Camp > Cambrils
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Cambrils
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Pins Platja Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 170
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