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Olimar II Aparthotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C/ Colon, 3, 43391 Cambrils, Spain   |  
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Ranked #6 of 33 Hotels in Cambrils
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great hotel and resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

We organised independent holiday flying with aer lingus to barcelona and then getting the coach from El Prat to Cambrils. After a smooth trip we arrived at the Olimar II to be told you are just in time for lunch, we'll look after your cases. So off we went and were we in for a treat, what great food! We had booked full board with the intention of possibly being in the hotel for lunch on the occasional day and maybe eating out a couple of nights - oh no the food was so good we were drawn back like moths to a flame for every lunch and dinner. So after that we went to our room which was in block C (the hotel is arranged in 3 blocks aroud the central courtyard with the pool). Great one bedroom apartment overlooking the pool, we had a lovely long balcony with 2 sets of patio doors 1 from the bedroom and 1 from the living room. More than enough room for a family, the couch turns into 2 full single beds, and the beds in the main bedroom were comfortable but were 2 singles pushed together. There was a full fridge (we just put water beer and cava in it - he he). The rooms were cleaned every day to a high standard and beds/towels changed every day. The whole hotel and grounds were kept extremely well, I saw the pool cleaned every morning and the results from the pool testing were posted on the wall beside the doors through to the bar. There were few problems getting a sun lounger with none of the usual bun fight or reserving, probably because the beach is 5 minutes away and is excellent.

The entertainment in the complex is mainly aimed at the Spanish crowd, as the guests in the hotel are predominantly Spanish however this didn't detract from our experience because cheesy cabaret is cheesy cabaret. It was all very pleasant and we had great fun trying to play bingo. If you are going with kids this hotel is fantastic, the animacion guy Micha is great and brilliant with the kids and will try and get them all involved. Also I was very impressed that the pool was closed off with a proper safety fence every night (although the wee round kiddies pool wasnt).

We had a fantastic holiday at the Olimar ii and would recommend it to anyone with kids, defo not for the party crowd as you could hear a pin drop after about 1am. Cambrils is a great town and very pretty and not too commercialised. We loved walking along the front and the marina and also loved the beautiful golden sandy beaches. Cambrils has loads of play areas for kids and don't miss the fishermans park.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Dublin
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
48 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

Just back from Olimar 2 after a 1 week stay. We had a nice twin bedded room with AC and another room with smallish balcony, also with AC and a small kitchen, table and four chairs and a couch that pulled out as two single beds. Also tv. There were lots of presses, sink, a two ring cooker, microwave and a fridge. Fridge didn't have ice compartment so couldn't make ice. Presses were empty except for one very small pot, 4 glasses and lots of cutlery, no cups but a few plates. Wouldn't really have been suitable for cooking. We were half board so it didn't matter. Staff exceptionally friendly at all times. Nice pool area. Had asked for pool view but didn't get it so no sun on our balcony. Lots of couples with children around. We didn't find the food very good. Very limited. Ok enough for breakfast but the choice was simply awful in the evenings and we are not fussy eaters at all. I like fish but on some nights there wasn't any or just shell fish. We have stayed many time in its sister hotel, Port Eugenia, and the food there is so much better and a greater choice. However, we would go back as price was reasonable, staff fantastic and lovely area. Hotel seemed to be in several blocks. Cambrils is beautiful. A Farrell, Dublin

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

I have just returned from a week long stay with my wife at the Olimar II and highly recommend it. We arrived late (just before midnight) and when we arrived at our apartment the staff had left a buffet meal for us of cold meat/salad/fruit/yoghurt, a very nice touch and made us feel very welcome straight away.

The apartment was very clean and well laid out, we had a large balcony overlooking the pool with sliding doors into the bedroom and the sitting room/kitchen area. Kitchen had a 2 ring electric hob, microwave & fridge and the cleaners were in every day to clean and make beds

There was a good selection of food on offer at each mealtime but as Cambrils is a resort that the Spanish use for holidays it was very continental orientated, not a problem if you really do want to see authentic Spain and sample their food

The staff were all very friendly and most of them spoke English well, avoiding any potential language issues

The pool was large enough and never that busy, and a full time lifeguard was employed to ensure safety

All in Cambrils is a beautiful place to stay and the Olimar is well located for the beach & shops etc, and I would not hesitate to go back

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

We have just returned from the Olimar II after a great weeks holiday. From reception staff to housekeeping to dining room staff we could not fault. All areas are very clean, buffet for breakfast, lunch & dinner excellent. A special mention must be given to Micha - the entertainments manager who kept our 4 year old daughter & us entertained for the week! He went out of his way to ensure she & all kids enjoyed their holiday at the Olimar. One thing to note about this hotel is that it is a quiet peaceful spot, very family orientated not for party goers - it is mainly Spainish that holiday here.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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letterkenny,Ireland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2010

We stayed at the olimar 2 hotel at the end of september 2010.We found it great value for money,mostly spanish guests and spanish food and entertainment but is,nt that the reason you go to Spain??I dont have a single complaint about the hotel,very clean and just 200metres from the lovely beach.loads of restaurants nearby in cambrils.There are no english/irish bars or anything like that in Cambrils so if you want a party type holiday avoid going here?but if you want a taste of real Spain and like quiet beaches and lovely walks and wathching the fishing boats landing their catch everyday then this is for you.The bus goes to Cambrils from Reus airport and costs €10.50 return.We got the bus and had no problems just tell the guy at the airport where your staying and what day and time your coming back and he willl give you a time to be at the bus stop.Its bus plana we used.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2010

Me and my boyfriend stayed here on the 5th till 12th September. The weather was hot and sunny. We arrived at the hotel at 11:00am and our room was ready, the staff were friendly and gave us our key and told us about the meal times. Our room was spotless with a good view from the balcony. The air conditioning works well but only works with all the windows and balcony doors shut. The pool although very cold was quite big, there is table tennis, pool tables and kids club. Most of the guests where spanish, however this wasn't a problem as they were friendly. Entertainment was in Spanish (but we didn't mind because we didn't go). The safe in our room was a 30 euro deposit. There was always enough sun loungers around the poolside and the pool was never too busy. There is also a poolside bar which is very good. We really enjoyed our stay at the hotel and definitely want to come back. We liked Cambrils as it is near to Salou, Tarragona and Barcelona and it's a quieter area. The buffet was ok but not great for vegetarians as it was mostly meat with salad and veg however there was pasta some nights. Its also close to port aventura theme park and aquapolis waterpark.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ayrshire
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2008

We (2 adults & toddler) stayed at this hotel for 8 nights in September 2008. We booked through Alpharooms and paid 284 for FULL BOARD for the 8 nights. It was fantastic.

At first we were a bit apprehensive to try the food as many buffet style holiday set ups receive such poor reviews, but we had booked it because the price was so reasonable and we were glad we did! The food was simply exceptional. I don't think i've ever had food of such a high quality in a buffet style before. The fish, in particular, was of a very high quality and the variety of fresh fruit, pastries, cakes, veg and main meals were fantastic.

The kids are well catered for here. Every night (bar sunday) there is a mini disco, kicking off at 9,30pm and finishing around 11.45pm. As the Spanish kids tend to siesta, they are ready to play right up 'till the witching hour! Something to be aware of if you're a young couple looking for a quiet break or pensioners expecting a quiet, relaxing holiday.

The hotel itself is clean and the we found the staff to be efficient. They don't speak much English if any at all, but do try to understand and persevere with you without becoming impatient. The clientele is predominantly Spanish with a few German nationals as well. That suited me fine. If i wanted to see any Brits i would have booked up in Salou.

The village of Cambrils is lovely. Its a quiet fishing port with a beautiful, sandy beach free from the intensely occupied, sunlounger splattered beaches of Salou.

All in, a great holiday for a family with young kids.

A tip - when you book in - try to get a room away from the lift and if you can, get a double bed instead of 2 singles pushed together.

  • Liked — Fantastic food, lots of kids activities and facilities, close to town and beach
  • Disliked — Room close to the lift (noise), 2 single beds pushed together instead of one double bed
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Olimar II Aparthotel

Address: C/ Colon, 3, 43391 Cambrils, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Tarragona > Costa Dorada > Baix Camp > Cambrils
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Cambrils
#6 Family Hotel in Cambrils
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Olimar II Aparthotel 3*
Number of rooms: 151
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideal for families, Olimar II offers the spaciousness of an apartment with all the amenities of a hotel. Independent double bedroom, bathroom with hairdryer and lounge kitchen with sofa-bed for 2 people, TV with satellite channels and different languages, air conditioning-heat pump, kitchenette with fridge and garden with hammocks microondas.Zona and umbrellas, pool for adults and children, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, mini club extensively equipped and great entertainment program for adults and children, every day of the semana.Restaurante buffet with children's buffet, show cooking and special menus celiac. Mediterranean cuisine is highly valued by our clientes.Recepcion 24 hours with Free Wifi ideal comunes.Ubicacion areas, 250 meters from the best beach and the port of Cambrils. At 100 meters from the shopping are ... more   less 
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