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“Great location...Very Good All Rounder”
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Cala Font Hotel
Ranked #26 of 93 Hotels in Salou
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
49 hotel reviews
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“Great location...Very Good All Rounder”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

The location of this hotel is excellent. On Cap Salou you feel like it is secluded but you are only a 25 min walk from the carnage of the two main towns of Salou and Pineda.

The hotel itself is very good. Food has some good variety, and drinks were of a very reasonable price. The size of the rooms are good and housemaids are excellent – the rooms were spotless every day.

The beach is also excellent – suitable for young swimmers, and the pool is also good fun and wasn’t too crowded when we were there.

There are previous posts about Russians – I personally didn’t see any problems with pushing in or bad manners as previously described, and all guests generally kept themselves to themselves.
Overall would definitely come back and would recommend.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2013

my review is a bit belated, but i have to make a comment on this hotel. Dont be put off with the address ie salou, its just outside salou, place called Cap salou,i went in sept and it was just great, the hotel is placed just right as it has a small cove of a beach on the doorstep 2 in fact, the hotel was clean food very good, could not fault it in any way,you can take a nice long walk to salou along the prom and coast route, but has great bus connections at the end of the road, visit ,the roman amphitheatre in tarragona easy on the bus, in all a great hotel with lots of things to do and see

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2013

My 20 year old daughter and I stayed at the Hotel Cala Font, Cap Salou the last week of September 2013. We wanted a quiet, chilled week by a beach and that's exactly what we got. Weather lovely - about 26 degrees every day - never too hot. A couple of days we had a bit of hazy sunshine but still warm and it always cleared away during the day. Hotel on a fairly steep hill so may not be suitable for people with walking difficulties. This 4* hotel was beautifully clean as was our room. We were on 1st floor and asked for sea view, so we looked over pool towards beach, which was just outside gates. Lovely little cove with 1 beach bar, sea still warm, shallow and very clear - I swam several days and saw little fishes. Pool not massive but perfectly adequate and never a problem getting sunloungers - don't know what it would be like in peak season. We had half board and there was so much choice. Food was regularly replenished. I agree with previous reviews re Russians and watermelon! Their plates were piled high - often 8 slices and they'd get their 3 or 4 courses at same time and cover the table with plates - perhaps they were worried food would run out! I would say about 90% guests were Russian when we were there but not a problem. Staff were great and reception girls lovely and spoke great English. Not much entertainment - we didn't bother with it - just music from 9 till 10pm in bar every night. Again, maybe more in high season. Most nights we walked up the small hill and turned right to a few bars, restaurants and shops but very low key. My daughter liked the free wifi in bars - we usually went to The Smugglers (British run). Food looked good there but we had already eaten at hotel. At top of hill near Spar shop local buses were cheap & plentiful. There were also little Dotto trains with 4 routes - just make sure you get on right one! There are 4 coloured routes. You can also get to Port Aventura easily on local buses/Dottos - it's only about 15 minutes and you can see the rides as you come into land from plane. We went into Salou one day - the busiest resort - lots of shops & cafes including McDonalds & Burger King! Beautiful wide golden sandy beaches all along this coast. Another day we went to Tarragona - got off at the bus terminal and with a map walked all around the old city - Medieval castle, cathedral and Roman ruins including a big amphitheatre overlooking the beach. The only tripped we booked through our Thomas Cook rep was Haggle & Splash - a coach trip to Cambrils (quieter and more upmarket) market & free time to wander the streets or have lunch, followed by a lovely 3 hour catamaran trip along the coast to La Pineda. The boat stopped for an hour so people could swim and snorkel off the back. Free sangria, beer & soft drinks all the time, plus music and dancing on top deck if you wanted it. A lovely way to see the coastline and catch some rays! I hadn't been to Spain for years so it was quite nice to go back for a change, and although I couldn't fault the hotel, if I wanted more action I'd stay in one of the bigger resorts.

Room Tip: request a sea view - they accommodated us without extra charge!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Just came back from Cala Font, we stayed 1 week in September! Yes, the weather was lovely, the view (sea view balcony) and the location were amazing, especially if you like a private and not crowded beach, everything regarding appearance was more than wow!
However... what a pity! This hotel could be a really 4-star hotel with some improvements! The room wasn't nice, it looked oldish, beds were hard and unstable, sheets were... pff, clean but gray... pillows and blankets very simple - overall I would give not more than 2 stars for cosines and comfortableness. The bathroom was better, but not more than for a normal 3-star hotel. The towels were old and gray.
I stayed a lot in 3-star and 4-star hotels, and I can not understand how this rooms could get near 4 stars...
And now the food! What a catastrophe! I am not pretentious, but at the breakfast I could nothing eat or drink! The coffee was awful, a very chip instant, a very chip - unknown - tea, no lemon served, eggs were old (very gray skin) - only boiled and fried - no omelet! A lot of bread and sweets... full of chemicals and unhealthy! The only thing to eat were vegetables and fruits!
At lunch and dinner, situation was a bit better, but still very poor quality and tastiness.
Me and my husband had the idea, that food is served that way - not to be eaten too much, except fruits. It was very unpleasant that we've booked full board...don't do this, you'll terribly regret it!
Overall it was ok, very clean, every day the room was cleaned and smelled good...but this is not enough! People like to sleep well and to eat well in a vacation, and exactly in these fiels there are a lot of minuses!
We won't return, sorry!

Room Tip: Look for sea-view rooms
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Had 5 nights in the Cala Font. Overall impression was a very good one. We had a sea view room (awesome views!) which was clean and tidy. The beds were a little hard, but I'm used to a really soft mattress at home. The food was okay, decent choice. You need to be quick if you want watermelon though, the Russians that stay here seem to love it. We didn't realise how out of the way the hotel is, but there is a bus that comes every 5mins to take you into the centre of Salou. Service from the cleaners and reception was amazing, only problem we had was with the service in the restaurant, the staff seemed like they couldn't be bothered. Also, we were half board but had to pay for drinks at lunch/dinner, never experienced this before. The only real thing that spoils the hotel are the russians who charge about the place and have no manners whatsoever, but they were easily avoided by going into the centre of Salou for the night. I probably wouldn't go back to the hotel, but this is due to it's location other than anything else. All in all, really enjoyed our stay in Salou in the Cala Font.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Lovely hotel food,room's,was very good,beach is great on the door step,bars near by we're u can get food from if u want to go out for a drink or a meal,bus run near the hotel you have got every thing near I can not wait to go back + it was red hot,hope if u go u enjoy it has much has my friend and I did.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2013

We enjoyed a weeks stay at the Cala Font hotel. The hotel has 5 floors and has lovely views of the sea and pool. The Hotel is decorated with marble throughout and the Dining Room was very nice with views of the pool and sea. Breakfast included Bacon, eggs, Frankfurters and Sausages, Beans, Tomatoes, Salad, Cheese, Meats and little cakes. They even have soya milk for people with allergies. The Breakfasts were always really lovely and you had options of hot drinks and fruit juices included in the price you paid for breakfast. At Dinner you paid for your own drinks which were quite cheap and afterwards you could always go to the Bar if you wanted any more. We found the Diner got quite busy at around 8pm and so waited a little longer and found it to be quieter. The staff were very pleasant and happy to help you. We didn't see a place where they stored any spare knives and forks and had to look for them at times because there weren't any on the table but the staff are very busy serving drinks and re-laying the tables so they aren't slacking, just working very hard!

The Bar Service was excellent, being waited on hand and foot! The Entertainment was of live music and Acrobats which we really enjoyed. There is a beach just 30 seconds walk from the hotel and this has a beach bar also. There is a translated menu in English incase you can't speak Spanish and this was helpful :) The beach itself was lovely. It is a beautiful little cove and much less busy than Salou. I would highly recommend the hotel and the beach. Pool was lovely, very relaxing and there is a poolside bar if you want a burger and some drinks. The rooms are kept very clean, could not fault the maid service. We were disappointed by the beds as we found them to be quite hard but this was our only issue with the hotel. I would say the value overall was excellent, very very good for two people going half board. I would highly recommend it, service was excellent

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cala Font Hotel
Address: C/ Les Dunes 2, 43840 Salou, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Tarragona > Costa Dorada > Salou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#19 Luxury Hotel in Salou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cala Font Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 312
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