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Hotel Placa de la Font
Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Tarragona
Saint-Gelven
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19 reviews
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“Nice hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

Nice hotel right in the centre of the old part of the historic city. Very clean, well priced, great location. Placa de la Font is a lively square full of restaurants and bars.

Pleasant and helpful staff.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the square will be the noisiest.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

Booked this hotel on the basis of Tripadvisor reviews, so arrived with some trepidation given that I had never stayed there previously. What a fantastic choice! From the very moment we entered the hotel it became clear that it was absolutely spotlessly clean, beautifully and recently decorated and staffed by helpful and very polite local people. Room 303 turned out to be an equal delight, a wonderful view over the square (alive with open air restaurants and city bars) with totally effective noise cancelling double glazing, very rapid air conditioning and a bathroom to die for. The beds and linen were equally spotless and comfortable, with spare pillows and ample clean and very new looking storage for clothes and luggage. On the day of departure left luggage was safely stored, a taxi promptly ordered and we were sad to leave this gem of a hotel, just a stones throw from a beautiful beach, magnificent Roman remains and superb medieval buildings. My usual London hotel costs more for one night than for a whole week here. Thank you, Trip advisor reviewers, for a wonderful break.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Milton Keynes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

This hotel was perfectly located on the Placa de la Font which is in the centre of the Old Town in Tarragona.

I arrived to the hotel quite late in the evening and had no issues with finding it, checking in and getting to my room. The rooms are quite simple but have all the essentials (en suite, tv, aircon...bed) and I definitely recommend booking a balcony room with a view of the Placa de la Font. You would think having a balcony would mean more noise but it was very quiet with the balcony door closed - no disruption at all. The only thing I would say is that some may find the bed a little small especially if sharing with someone - I think it is a double rather than a king or queen.

The staff are friendly and very helpful. I had no trouble with accessing the free WIFI (in the reception/restaurant only) and the staff were more than helpful when trying to sort out a broken plug adapter (unfortunately they didn't manage to find me one but that was only after ringing/speaking to local shops and searching the hotel!). Oh and don't worry if you come back to the hotel late in the evening to see it all 'locked up' - there is a porter on duty and will let you in.

The hotel itself is pretty small with a combined reception/bar/restaurant area with some tables outside (perfect in the warm weather and for people watching with a drink). It's furnished/decorated in a modern style (think perspex chairs and white 'leather' in the bar and chunky wicker furniture in the reception) and there is a nice touch to the rooms with the picture/painting of a part of the local area on the wall.

Being located on the Placa de la Font means you are in the hub of the Old Town - lots of bars, restaurants and cafes with people socialising all around the clock. You are also right in the middle of the area that contains the Roman ruins, sites and Cathedral; great for any sightseeing. Tarragona is quite small so you can navigate your way round pretty quickly after a few days.

One of the main reasons I booked a room here (apart from the location) was that the hotel was in the cheap end of the price spectrum but still ranked VERY high on the list of hotels for the area. I was very happy with my decision and will go back to this hotel on my own, with friends or family at some point.

I hope your stay is as good as mine - enjoy Tarragona!

Room Tip: Choose a room with a balcony and view of the placa.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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19 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

The location is all this entire place has going for it. At first glance you think, great. DON’T BE FOOLED. 1) The AC has a 4 hour timer, so if you sleep for more than 4 hours at a time your AC will turn off. 2) The bed felt like the mattress was plywood. 3) When I stayed there, construction was happening in the complex so every morning at 8 AM there was hammering on the wall of the headboard. 4) The cleaning staff took our personal wine glasses out of our room. 5) When I brought all of these issues up to the management at the front desk she had no interest at all. Don’t be fooled. NEVER AGAIN!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Loudbellow
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Shrewsbury
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

This review is a bit overdue as I have now stayed at Placa de la Font three times when enjoying Tarragona's Festa Major, Santa Tecla.

The place is clean, well looked after and comfortable but it is the location more than anything that we enjoy. Pay the extra for a balcony room. During the Festa Major, many events happen on Placa de la Font so great birds-eye views can be obtained but when there's nothing happening it is rewarding just to stand on the balcony and watch Mediterranean life being lived. Another reviewer has observed that Tarragona is often overlooked and I would agree that this super little city has a lot to offer and Hotel Placa de la Font is an ideal place to start your discoveries.

Should you stay during the festival, about 15th - 25th September, be aware that the square can ger noisy and on the night of the Baixada de l'Aliga there will be bands and thousands of revellers arriving in the square between about 01:00 and 04:00 - but hopefully you will be with them.

Room Tip: Balcony rooms provide entertainment all day long.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hawkinge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

Stayed here on our way down from France to Marbella. Absolute gem of a place. Completely central and facing a lovely plaza. I was concerned this might mean it was noisy but not at all. Had a peaceful night. There is parking in the underground carpark under the plaza. The streets around are extremely narrow and there is only one way in by car to the plaza. Check a map. Room was not huge but was comfortable and the bathroom was clean and nice. Plenty of places to eat all around the area and it is a stone's throw from Roman ruins and many shops. Would definitely return here.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cameron, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

Stayed here one on our way to Murcia. Great location but was a little hard to find. Parking is underground and hotel can not be seen from the street as it faces the plaza. Once we did find it we loved it. Great location with a balcony that looked out over the plaza. Room was a little small since we had 3 people but that seems to be the way of European rooms. Wireless worked well.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Placa de la Font
Address: Placa de la Font, 26, 43003 Tarragona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Tarragona > Costa Dorada > Tarragona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Tarragona
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Placa de la Font 1*
Number of rooms: 20
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