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“Great central location - expect no sleep if room overlooks the square!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Placa de la Font
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Tarragona
London
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89 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great central location - expect no sleep if room overlooks the square!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

Tricky to find - look up the route to Placa del la Font underground parking on StreetView and it's straightforward enough and you surface literally outside the hotel door. First impression pleasant small hotel in nice location overlooking the square and very central in this attractive, compact and historic city for our one night stopover. We upgraded to get the view of the square but this was a mistake - After we went to bed the loud chatter and laughter from the many restaurants in the square went on until 4am, following which the guy who collects glass for recycling (you know the one - he visits every hotel you stay in at around 5am and wakes you with the sound of crashing glass!) did his thing, then various delivery lorries all came along, so we got virtually no sleep at all!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

The hotel is in a perfect location and the hotel itself is beautiful. We had an amazing view of the square from our balcony window. I was surprised by the convenience of the parking. The entry to the garage located below the square was just in front of the hotel's front door. We had a wonderful stay at the Hotel Placa de la Font!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jenna L
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

Hard to find but worth it. This hotel has not got all the frills that other hotels might offer but the position of it is excellent. We had a room with a balcony over looking the square. Everything was within walking distance and you didn't have far to stagger back after dinner and a few drinks. We found the staff pleasant, and although they didn't speak much English (after all we are in Spain) this did not cause a problem. Tarragona is lovely and the Roman ruins the best I have seen outside of Italy. Would highly recommend this no frills hotel.

Room Tip: Choose room with balcony.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank pollyperkins268
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manciet, france
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54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

As described by many the location of this hotel is excellent and with parking at a 50% discount in front of the hotel I have no complaints. The downside was that check in was at best cursory and a "lets see how little effort I can get away with" approach. We were checked in but had to ask about the deal on parking when it was clear we had arrived by car, no information about breakfast, no offer to provide local information basically passport here's the key and that was about it. Sadly checkout, by the same person, was equally electrifying. the room was fine if a little compact for three of us and WiFi did not extend to the 4th floor. Air Con appeared to be on some sort of timer and although available for the afternoon of our arrival could not be used in the morning.
The hotel could have easily had a 5 rating for a few words and better customer service, sadly it was not to be and just shows what a difference one member of staff can make.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nick K
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

I'll echo the positive reviews below. Clean, well run, great location and cheap. I can't fault it. We had a quiet room facing the back, which had the unexpected pleasantness of music wafting in from the nearby academy nearby (during school hours). Steps to the central sights. We walked to and from the train and bus stations. We had a nice breakfast downstairs on several mornings, and the terrace out front was ideal for a pre-dinner glass of wine. If there's a better hotel in Tarragona, I doubt it's in the city centre.

Room Tip: Back facing room was quiet. Top floor meant we were able to see over the other rooftops.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ElusiveJ
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london
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

This hotel is ideally located in the heart of the old City and on the buzzing Placa de la Font. Rooms are spotlessly clean and well equipped and well worth the reasonable price. Breakfast is available in the bar/restaurant on the ground floor with tables outside on the Square. The staff were helpful and friendly but didn't speak much English. We left our car in the car park under the hotel (50% discount for hotel guests) and took the train to Sitges. We also flew to Reus airport which is small and convenient for Tarragona. We ate in fantastic restaurants around I would certainly return both to the hotel and Tarragona.

Room Tip: We had room 503 on the top floor overlooking the square. Good double glazing meant that, if you kep...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank jacquie6London
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

Many, many factors made this hotel a great choice. Location couldn't be any more central; close to most everything and near several very good restaurants and bars. Best meal here was at Forum, which is right across the square. Confusing, since it isn't anywhere near the forum area. I didn't eat meals here other than bkft (which was adequate), but from my room overlooking the square, diners looked happy. Place seems to be run mostly by young waiters who were all very friendly and accommodating. The rooms and common areas nicely decorated and very clean. My room was spacious and well equipped. Not cheap, but excellent value for the money.

Room Tip: Get room overlooking square. Lots of good action below.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ROSE S
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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 #10 of 20 Hotels in Tarragona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Placa de la Font 1*
Number of rooms: 20
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