A very nice place to stay for a weekend.
The hotel itself is quite nice. The rooms are comfortable - decent size bed, tv, aircon, mini bar (quite reasonably priced) and ensuite. The staff are friendly and very helpful.
The pool is also really nice, quiet big and there are pool side showers. There are free sunlongers and tables and chairs by the pool to help you relax in the sun. There is a building site next to the hotel, but don't let this put you off. Unless your balcony looks directly over it (fortuately ours didn't) you hardly ever notice it. And you hear very little noise from it, I don't think we saw any movement all weekend.
The only compliant I would have as far as the hotel was concerned is that the bar closes for most of the day. As do most of the local shops. So unless you want to dehydrate I strongly recommend keeping a supply of water because at certain times of the day you cant buy a bottle for love nor money!!
Tarragona itself is really nice, but I would recommend that you have at least a basic knowledge of the Spanish language if you intend to stay here. Not many people spek English!!
The beach is gorgeous, and very spacious. Even at the weekend it wasn't very busy. The sea was warm and very clear. The views are stunning.
The town is very nice with a few resturants and a cute little irish bar (if you want to watch football, you'll have to find it because nowhere else in the town screens it!!). There are a few shops but it's a bit like any other town, not really geared up for tourists, although that's not always a bad thing.
You can get a taxi to near by waterparks for about 15 Euros, around these areas things are a lot more touristy. You can get buses there too, which would be a lot cheaper but after getting a bus from the hotel into the town centre we decided to give up and jus get a taxi!!!
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