We came back to this hotel for our 4th visit and yet again had another great week. We arrived mid evening and had booked/requested a room on the first floor overlooking the pool, but unfortunately the receptionist informed us that our room was on the fifth floor overlooking the front of the hotel, how does that work? I explained it was our 4th visit and had recommended many people to this hotel, so had really hoped that our request would have been honoured. However, after a few moments waiting she informed us that she had a room on the first floor overlooking the pool, but unfortunately it was above the bar where the music goes on to midnight. We told her we didn't mind that as we were "midnight people", but she assured us once midnight came the music stopped. Because of her reassurance about the music, we agreed to take the room. Well, we were disappointed. When midnight came, the music stopped and we weren't inconvenienced by the music at all. The receptionist didn't have to tell us about the music, but she did and this is just one way of showing that the staff in this hotel really do care. We even made a point of seeing this receptionist and informing her that the music stopped exactly as she had said.
We stayed half board and we have to say the food is excellent. Breakfast consists of either hot breakfast with bacon, sausages, eggs etc. If you wanted there were cold breakfasts which consisted of ham, cheese, salad etc. There were cereals, yogurts, fresh fruit, bread, crossants, cakes, biscuits etc, as well as fruit juices together with tea or coffee.
In the evening there was always a good selection of hot meats, vegetables, potatoes, chips etc. as well as soup to start with. There was a chef at one end of the restuarant cooking at least one meat and one fish every evening. Cold salads were also available with plenty of choice. Desserts consisted of either various cakes, tinned fruit (i.e.g peach halves etc), fresh fruit, yogurts, ice creams etc. I have to say the choice is good and well presented, but the only fault I could find some evenings is that the meals could be just slightly warmer. Don't get me wrong they weren't cold, but I would have appreciated them just a little hotter than they were, but it won't put us off returning again. If you left the restuarant feeling hungry then it's your fault as there is plenty of choice for everyone!.
With evening meal you don't get any drinks at all, but there is a drinks chart with all they have to offer. A small bottle of water will set you back 1.50 euros. We often had water and then went in the back afterwards to have coffee, which we have to say was very reasonably priced at 2.40 euros for two coffess.
They have a bar called "The KIngdom of the Pint" which really does make you feel at home. Tony and the other staff in there, can't do enough for you and Tony certainly goes that extra mile to make you feel really welcome. In this bar they also have Sky TV, so whilst there we were able to watch some of the programmes we would have seen at home, which for us was an added bonus. X factor, darts, football just to mention a few.
The rooms are a very good size and for those who say they are small, then we have to disagree. We stayed at a hotel in Barcelona a couple of years ago, where the room was at least 50% smaller than the ones here. The rooms are spotlessly clean and are cleaned everyday to a high standard.
There is a bus from the hotel which goes to the beach and to Port Aventura several times a day for those who don't wan to walk/can't walk and proves popular with guests. We often took the bus down and then walked back, as it's only a leisurely 15 - 20 min walk at the most.
If you want to visit nearby towns, you can catch the buses at stops right near the beach, so if you take the hotel bus to the beach you are nearly at the bus stops which is incredibly convenient.
This hotel has a very useful back entrance which makes the walk to the beach/shops really easy.
Having stayed at this hotel four times over three years, we have to say that it looks after it staff well, as most of the were there the every first time we came and are still here three years later. If you speak to the staff, they all seem happy working there and they often have a smile on their face and nothing is too much trouble for them, they are most courteous and polite and a real pleasure to speak with.
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and are alreay looking forward to returning again.
A big thanks for all the staff who made our holiday so enjoyable. Thank you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- the hotel has located in salou, with easy access to Port Aventura and the finest beaches on the Mediterranean Coast. The hotel has sunny outdoor swimming pools for adults and a separate children´s pool with free sun longer, towel service and a snack Bar. There is also a full, profesionally-run entertainment programme incluiding live music and shows. Mini club for children, games room, etc.Our four star hotel has 300 rooms with terrace, fully equipped bathroom, hairdryer, airconditioning, heating, desk, safe, satellite television.You can enjoy moments of rest and relaxation in our indoor swimming pool and spa centre with gym, jacuzzi, sauna Turkish Bath, Uva rays and massages. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sol Costa Daurada Salou
- Hotel Sol Costa Daurada