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“Cheap and cheerful hotel.”
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Marinada
Ranked #16 of 33 Hotels in Cambrils
Certificate of Excellence
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Cheap and cheerful hotel.”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

We stayed here for one night recently. When we arrived, as it was late we had to press the intercom as it was not manned. The staff immediately answered and let us in. There was a note on the desk with the key for us. We went to the room and the staff rang straight away to see if we got in ok and let us know what time breakfast was served. Room was plain and simple but clean. It did however smell of smoke quite strongly and we couldn't remember if we specifically asked for non smoking or not so can't really complain about that. Wifi was included in the price. There was not much choice at breakfast, toast, coffee and orange juice however it was ok and set us up for the day. Parking was hard to find and we had to drive around a few times, can imagine it being a big issue in the summer if you have a car. Would stay again if we are passing through Cambrils though.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Marinada is in an area well away from the main centre of Cambrils, adjacent to the main road which divides the old and the new town. If you need to be close to where most of the shops and restaurants are located, then you may find the 10 to 15 minute walk a bit too far - especially in the dark or if it's raining. There are a few places to shop and eat close by - think along the lines of corner stores and snack-bar/cafes - but for everything else, including the marina and the beach, it's a fair distance. If you have a car, you should also be aware that finding a parking space can be an absolute nightmare - 10 minutes driving around is quite normal. Without a car, however, the main railway station is very well located just a couple of minutes walk away.

The hotel itself is situated down a side street surrounded by residential properties and looks fairly decent from the outside. Once inside, the public areas, though somewhat sparse, are clean and fairly well presented in a functional sort of way. The couple running Marinada were friendly enough and were happy to help by providing maps, etc - but in other ways seemed rather inflexible. Breakfast was served between 08.30 and 12.00 - and they were not prepared to either make it any earlier, or perhaps leave some cold food somewhere so that guests could help themselves. Although included in the room rate breakfast was barely adequate, consisting as it did of orange juice, tea or coffee, a cake or croissant, and 2 slices of toast accompanied by a slice of cheese, a slice of luncheon meat and a slice of salami. There was no other choice as far as I am aware.

The room was clean and functional - but, on arrival, neither the heating system nor the television was working properly. On request both were fixed quite quickly - but we never did understand why the patio doors to the balcony were always left unlocked after the room had been cleaned, or why on one occasion the fresh towels were damp. Internal noise is an issue and conducts around the building - you are likely to hear your fellow guests when they enter or leave their room and when they shower or flush the loo, etc.

Marinada does offer reasonable value for money - indeed, it's probably best suited to those on a budget who are looking to pay a bit less. However, if I'm in the area again, I'd rather pay a little bit more to be in a better location, with better on-site facilities. As the old saying goes - 'you pays your money and you takes your choice'!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

This small hotel is very clean, centrally located and excellent value for money. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

Clean. Cheap. Friendly. Might not be right on the beach, but it is only a 10 minute walk.
Fantastic shower.
Breakfast was gratis, although it was in the off season, perhaps it is different during the high tourist time.
Perfect.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Additional Information about Marinada

Property: Marinada
Address: C/ Tarragona 2, 43850 Cambrils, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Tarragona > Costa Dorada > Baix Camp > Cambrils
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #16 of 33 Hotels in Cambrils
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Marinada 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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