We booked a mobile home at camping sanguli direct with the campsite rather than through Thomson Alfresco. It was about £300 cheaper, but the thing to remember if you do this, you won't have English neighbours. We were in an area with predominantly Dutch and French and although this didn't bother us, our 14 year old son might have met more friends in the more English area of the site. This was a minor drawback and I have to say, that our pitch was just fantastic and the mobile home was lovely. We went for the Louesian model which has two bedrooms. We did see the smallest ones and they did look tiny.
The campsite is absolutely beautiful and I can't really say a bad thing about it. There are 3 pools. We preferred the one nearest reception as it was much quieter than the other two, which got very crowded and it was difficult to find a sunbed. There are slides and activities at the other pools, but our son just walked round there for football and there was also water polo and other activities.
There are two supermarkets, one at each end of the site and these stock everything you would need for simple cooking. They are expensive but without a car, there was no real alternative. We tried to view it in relative terms in that it was cheaper than eating out.
With regard to eating out, the campsite restaurant is very good and we discovered that it is cheaper than most restaurants we found in Salou. It is definitely worth a visit and far better quality than those on the beach front outside the site.
The whole campsite has a very relaxed feel and all the staff were very helpful. It is very large and was very full in August, but it never felt over crowded. There were some English families, but these were totally outnumbered by the Dutch, French and Spanish. It has a very European feel, so if are looking for a holiday with lots of other English people, then this isn't the site for you. The food in the shop was very Spanish as was the restaurant and we loved that.
We flew from East Midlands direct to Reus with Ryan air and then simply picked up the local bus to the site. Don't waste your money on a taxi, the local company, Bus Plana run services from each flight and will drop you right outside the site entrance for a fraction of the price. We used the same company for a day in Taragona, which is stunning and we also went on their service to Barcelona. Quicker than the train and they stop near Camp Nou, which was great for us as we had booked a hotel there for an over night stay, after a match at the stadium. We booked tickets for the match on the Internet from home and stayed at a small hotel nearby called Bonanova park. Looking at the package prices we saw on arrival, I would recommend you book yourself as its far cheaper and the hotel was just fine, simple but clean and friendly.
All round, a brilliant family holiday and we would definitely return to Sanguli, if we return to Salou.
- Also Known As:
- Camping Resort Sanguli Salou Hotel Salou