This hotel is geared for the summer or for kids events. It is handy for the park but that is the only reason to stay there, especially in the winter. I stayed on a Friday and Saturday night. I arrived mid afternoon on the Friday and I was virtually the only guest. The weather was very cold and the public areas were just as cold as outside, especially as the front door was constantly open. The room was equally freezing and I had to ask someone to come and see to it. There was a hatch open in the room, a man came and not sure what he did but it only improved marginally. At least the water in the shower/bath was hot. The next morning I found that I was not alone and a lot of people had been cold and had to ask for extra bedding. It eventually transpired that the boiler had not been turned on as the Saturday evening it had and was better.
A lot of the cafe seating is outside and there is an open air swimming pool which would be nice in the summer.
For the price the room was very basic. It was possibly themed to the Wild West but that is an excuse. The bed was hard and the pillows were tiny and thin. The chair was uncomfortable. No coffee or tea in the room. If you weren't careful and didn't notice the doors don't latch properly therefore are not shut. I could not get the safe to work, it would not accept my code.
Breakfast was OK with a reasonable choice of food, with allocated half hour time slots and if they had run out of tickets for your choice of time that is too bad.
The buffet in the restaurant is extensive with a good choice, at a cost of €25. The Opera Restaurant was more expensive with not much choice and the food was cold.
On a positive note the hotel was decorated nicely for Christmas and there was quite a lot going on for children. There is a shop but mostly children's things, a very limited range of snacks and drinks.
There was Christmas music playing ALL afternoon and evening and there must only be one Christmas CD as the a same few songs were played on a perpetual loop all the time! It drove a lot of people mad. It didn't help on the Friday when I was feeling so cold that they were singing about fires plus being cosy and warm! The same music was playing in the park so there was no getting away from it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just an hour from Barcelona, with direct access to the Far West area in PortAventura, this hotel is the perfect destination for family holidays. It recreates a Far West town in the grip of gold fever, where water is the protagonist with immense swimming pools simulating the twists and turns of a river. Journey back more than 200 years and visit Sullivan, the most flourishing city in the Far West, and enter 1803 when Lucy Callaghan found the gold nugget next to the Gold River. Designed to amaze visitors and provide them with a totally new experience, the exclusive facilities of Hotel Gold River combine history with cutting-edge technology, all aimed at maximum comfort for our guests. With unlimited admission to the park throughout the entire stay! The rooms, divided over different buildings, form a reconstruction of the most important parts of the town: Main Street with wooden bungalows on the outskirts, the main hotel The City Hall, abandoned railway wagons and Lucy's Mansion, a 5***** hotel inside Hotel Gold River itself. In 2015 the 20th anniversary of the opening of doors PortAventura is met and to celebrate in style with family, friends or partner, we expect you to live unforgettable moments. This year PortAventura presents the new how will offer its Soleil Cirque in the Resort, Amaluna. Furthermore, in 2016 Ferrari Land will open in Europe PortAventura resot to offer a real race track, the highest and most rapid vertical accelerator in Europe and the first luxury hotel themed for the first time in the history of the Ferrari brand, including other surprises. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gold River Hotel