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AC Hotel Tarragona
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Tarragona
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Safe option. No complaints.”
Reviewed 6 October 2009

Stayed here for one night after getting a flight into Reus with Ryanair. Its reasonably central, you can get into the mix in 10-15 mins walk, and the rooms were clean and well equipped. Free mini-bar is a nice touch. If you're parking, don't take a stretch limo......its tight!..so tight they've put foam on the walls!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Gloucester, England
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Reviewed 26 September 2009

We stayed here for 3 nights for my partner`s birthday. The hotel was excellent. Modern and spacious with good quality fittings. Breakfast was excellent. Staff were friendly. Free soft drinks minibar in the room was a big plus. Very good location for exploring Tarragona on foot. Also, 2 minutes from the bus station for catching the bus back to the airport. 3 euros as opposed to 30 for a taxi! The Santa Tecla festival was on while we were there, so lots of partying going on. Lots of fun.

Only downside to the trip was that the bus didn`t turn up from the airport (Reus) to Tarragona so had to catch a bus to Reus bus station then wait an hour for a bus to Tarragona.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2009

Just arrived back from a three day trip to Tarragona.
Hotel was reasonably priced with a good breakfast. Room was of a good size with a nice bathroom. However we were in a twin room , five floors up but even with the window closed, I could hear traffic all night. Also the location of the hotel is such that you have to walk about 20 minutes to get into the old town. There are no restaurants close by and in fact Tarragona itself is sadly lacking in restaurants. Staff at hotel are very pleasant but would not return to Tarragon again.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2009

Once again, excellent value at an AC hotel. Rooms a little small but for £60 pn (via internet) really good value, inc. (limited) free mini-bar! 10 min walk into centre of city.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with friends
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2009

I must admit, I'm a little surprised at the fantastic reviews for this hotel.
I didn't get one of the great rates mentioned in other reviews. The Hotel's own website didn't work so I booked through Expedia for £65/night excluding breakfast.
It's my normal budget when travelling abroad so I am not complaining about that, but the other reviews seem to suggest this hotel is something out of the ordinary & I'm not sure it is.
The foyer is nice and the check-in staff are good. The disappointment came for me with the room. The mini bar is nice to have and saves you buying a couple of waters and cokes, however, I would rather have had one of these things instead :-
A view, an in-room safe, a bath, a flat screen TV.
All of these things seem to be the norm at this budget around most European hotels I've visited but my room had none of them. It didn't fit my criteria for "luxury" as some other reviewers have stated. The bathroom looked great but with just a walk in shower and a couple of inches gap around the bathroom door, privacy was not the order of the day.
Wednesday morning saw some very loud cleaning activity outside the room at 8.30 am and knocks on the door from 9am to clean our room. However, I wasn't unhappy with the hotel and wouldn't have a problem recommending it. Just don't expect too much. (Maybe I was just unlucky with my room).

Some things to note.....It's a 10 to 15 minute walk to the Old Town. which for my money, is the best part of Tarragona.
If you are planning to travel to Reus Airport by Bus, there only appears to be a service every three hours or so. I ended up getting a taxi both ways, which cost around €25 per trip. It kind of negated the value of being so close to the bus station.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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london
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Reviewed 5 May 2009

A brilliant hotel, very centrally located about 60 metres from the bust station.Our room was really big, free minibar,really modern decor and the bathroom was amazing with a glass sink, all for 47 euros a night. Tip do not get the train from Reus to Tarragona unless you want see the horrible area around the train station, very scary at night time.

  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2009

This was a great hotel to stay, so I'll start off by explaining with why I only gave it 4 stars instead of 5 and then go on to all the good points..

- internet access is only free if you have your own laptop; use of the public access computer in the lobby is charged at 6euros per 1hr or 12euros for a consecutive 24hrs. The internet cafes I saw charged only 1euro per hour.

- the buffet breakfast is charged at 6euros per person if booked in advance or 12euros if booked after check-in, this is quite expensive compared to food prices in the local cafes. Also, for that price I would expect a cooked breakfast but the buffet is mostly continental; it serves fruits, youghurts, cereals, breads, cheeses, juices and tea/coffee.

- the room service menu is very limited and very expensive. a single dish can cost about 12euros which is the price of a full meal out in a local restaurant! the full menu, which is only about 12 items, is only available until 11pm, after 11pm there are only about 5 items available.

- the gym on the top floor is small, but the equipment was in very good condition. It consists of 1 running machine, 2 cycling machines, 1 multi-purpose weights machine, and free weights. There are 2 sauna rooms and free water, both still and sparkling.

- I found the TV in the room rather small for watching movies, about 20inches.

Now on to all the good points...

- the hotel is very clean, the rooms and linens were clean and the bathroom sparkling :)

- the bath was nice and Big and the shower was very good

- our room was on the 6th floor and the window had a view of the park which was nice

- the rooms have a free mini bar, no alcohol but we got 4 sodas, 2 still waters, 1 sparkling water, and these were replaced every day.

- the hotel is very well located, a few minutes walk to the right and you're at the Rambla, and a couple of minutes walk to the left and you're at the 'Parc Central' mall where all the modern shopping facilities and cinema are to be found.
20mins walk and you're at the train station where you can catch a train to Barcelona for 11euros, which takes just under 1h30.
2mins walk at the end of the road is the bus depot, and you can get a bus from/to the airport for only 3euros per person... if you get a taxi they charge 25euros even though it's only 15mins away from the airport!

- the service at the hotel is very good and the staff are very friendly. there is someone at reception 24hrs.

- you can have access to a safe behind the reception by leaving a 20euro cash deposit; they give you a key and you can access the safe whenever you want without having to ask the staff to do it for you. when you return the key they return your deposit.

- free daily Spanish (El Pais & El Mundo) and Catalan newspapers are available in the lobby and on each floor

My spouse and I stayed here for 4 days and we really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend it but wouldn't recommend paying in advance for the breakfast option unless you're there on business. If you're there for pleasure then I'd recommend going out for brunch to a local cafe.

Oh, and there's a good selection of cafes/bar/restaurants by the Ayuntamiento. The restaurants at the end of the Rambla right by the seafront are more touristy and therefore more pricey and the quality of food is not as good.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: AC Hotel Tarragona
Address: Avenida de Roma 8, 43005 Tarragona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Tarragona > Costa Dorada > Tarragona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Tarragona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — AC Hotel Tarragona 4*
Number of rooms: 115
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