Usually we tow to Brittany as we love the area however this year we wanted more of a gaurantee of weather on a daily basis. After a vast amount of research we found Sanguli and booked a touring pitch for our caravan.
We thought that the brochure was very well laid out and that the photos were the normal very well angled shots that were not what you would find on arrival. However we were pleasantly surprised that just about all the shots were a very good depiction of what to expect. If I were to be picky then the onlt critism I would have is that the pitched aren't as grassy as they are made out to be but very dry and dusty. This didn't spoil our holiday though in any way shape or form. Just one tip for tourers or campers, make sure you have heavy duty awning/tent pegs with you as the ground is soild and normal pegs are no good. Further to that a claw hammer is handy to get them back out again!
The site is very well laid out and is extremely well kept with daily pruning and watering by the maintenance team.
The showers etc are cleaned around about three times daily and are spotless! I almost felt like I was being stalked by the cleaning attendants as everytime I showered they were in there cleaning!
There are three great pools on site all with full time, very observant, life guards. Some may say too observant and too keen to blow there whistles at the slightest misdemenour being conducted. To be honest I felt safe knowing that they were constantly on the look out and that my two children (12 & 15) were in a safe zone.
The shops on site are very well stocked and not that much more expensive then larger shops in the area. In fact we found some very paletable red wine in the shop at 1euro 25cents!!
The gym facilities are great for those that are that way inclined and most of the activities are free! The only one that we paid for was the spinning at 2 euros a session.
We ate twice at the main resteraunt on site and both times had a great meal with excellent friendly service. We also used the takeaway facilities on site which again were great.
Clothes washing couldn't have been less stressful! Large bin bag sized load of washing was 6 euros a time. All you needed to do was drop the bag off with the laundry attendants they put the washing in for you along with the powder and conditioner and you picked it up again about an hour later! Drying was an extra cost but with the weather so hot it was dry within a couple of hours.
The location was great for the sea front and shops of Salou. The only observation I would have would be the closeness of the main railway line which you cross to access the site. You do hear the horn and motion of the trains during the day however at no point did they keep me awake during the night.
The entertainment was good but would have been better if not mimed on certain nights. Also there was a night where the audience could volunteer to get up and have a go however our youngest daughter, who is a great singer, was turned down when she asked to get up and sing as she wasn't with one of the tour operators!!
The local area is great as well. We found some great beaches within 30 Mins at L'Hospital de L'Infants and Miami Platge. The nearby resort of Cambrilis was also great to wonder around and shop. The port/harbour was nice with many boat excursions to be taken advantage of.
We always look for pleasant resteraunts that overlook the sea and this area was full of them. Many great meals with fantastic sea views were to be had.
We took in a trip to Barcelona on one of our days and thoroughly enjoyed it. We took the train which is only a 15 min walk from the site at a cost of 60 euros for a family of four. The train does get very busy and was standing room only. Word of warning though, in the short journet we witnessed two accounts of pick pockets! One of the favoured methods is to draped a shirt/t-shirt over their fore arm to disguise their hands entering handbags etc. To be honest we could of done with two days in Barcelona so next time we would look at driving there and booking a hotel over night. One good thing that we took advantage of was the fantastic app that Tripadvisor offer of the city guide. All you simply do is enter where you want to go to and follow the compass arrow to where you want to go to! It was acurate and a blessing.
Any way back to Sanguli.
We had a great holiday and came back wishing we could of stayed.
Would we go back? YES we would and have already emailed them for a quote for next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The tradition and glamor of the Camping & Resort combine into a holiday model that appeals to any generation of customers. Due to its privileged location in the Costa Daurada, close to the urban centre of Salou and next to the promenade, it is an ideal destination for those families who want to enjoy a few days of beach. It has a large camping area, with plots of up to 140 m2. In addition to a Resort area with 4 different areas and different types of accommodation: Lodges and Safari Tents from Africa, Caribbean Villas, Bungalows from Polynesia and Mobile homes from the Mediterranean. The 5 themed pool areas are one of the great attractions during the summer days. They do not leave anyone indifferent with their slides, animal figures and water games, as well as the ample relaxing areas. Among other services of the highest quality, Sanguli has an exceptional animation team and a program of activities that leave no room for boredom. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Camping Resort Sanguli Salou Hotel Salou