Travelled to Salou for the second time in in 2 years, stayed at the Villa Romana last time which is a top hotel, budget was a bit tighter this time so shopped around and found the Belvedere which is literally across the road from Villa Romana.
On arrival at the hotel the reception was clean, modern and the staff were friendly. The room was basic, no fridge, beds a bid hard but clean (and continually cleaned throughout the 2 weeks to a good standard), a good shower and a tv, air con was excellent. We had a room on the first floor looking over the pool, relieved that it was not facing the busy road on the other side though I don't know if that would have been an issue.
We were half board so breakfast and dinner, my partner is vegetarian, there was plenty on offer, hot cooked food morning and evening, salad bar, breads, meats. I thought the food was very good, tended to have chicken or veal with pasta, veg and salad at dinnertime, omellette in the morning. Plenty of protein and nutrients on offer! My partner had a decent offering of pasta, pizza, salads, veg etc. however be careful that the pasta does not have labels of what they contain, she ate a bit of fish in the pasta, not a happy camper!
The guests were mostly spanish, families in the first week and then older holiday makers in the second, good to get away from the english screaming kids. Entertainment was nothing special, we did spend about half of our evenings at the hotel but otherwise down at the beachfront drinking cocktails and enjoying the evening heat.
Pool was not the biggest and no deep end but good for a swim to cool down as it was blistering hot some days. The beach isn't far off, a 10min walk to a golden but busy beach, spent a good few days lazing by the sea. There is a decent gym on the beachfront for those interested, not for cardio but good weight training facilites.
We took the train from Porta Ventura to Barcelona and Tarragona, both fantastic places to visit and barcelona being the furthest away was only 1hr 20mins on the train.
All in all, good hotel, a 3*, no more no less, Salou is brilliant for a beach holiday and location to Barcelona.
If you can afford it go to the Villa Romana but if your budget is a bit less the the Belvedere Hotel is a good option.
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