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“Excellent Hotel in the old part of town”

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Hotel Placa de la Font
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Tarragona
UK
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Excellent Hotel in the old part of town”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

This is an excellent hotel situated in the old 'higher' part of town not far from the cathedral. It is also ideally situated for visiting the many well-preserved Roman ruins. The rooms are small but perfectly comfortable and to find a heated towel rail and a hairdryer in a 1 star hotel is wonderful. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the cleaning is excellent. The hotel is on a square with many restaurants and bars and there are many others higher up near the cathedral. We stayed here 9 night as my wife was doing research in Tarragona and when we return we will certainly book up here again.

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the square have a great view and are not affected by noise.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Giscome
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

My GPS had a hard time finding this one. If you are coming in a vehicle and you don't know the city, it is a bit of a struggle. You have to enter the old city from the ocean side: go down Rambla Vella to the roundabout, come back and take the first right, then the second street on your left. It takes you straight to the parking. Don't forget to get your parking ticket stamped at the hotel--it is a 50% discount.
As for the hotel, it was great! Located right on a lovely plaza with a dozen cafes and bars, and close (maximum 10 minutes walking) to all of the main historical sites in the city. The hotel staff are helpful and welcoming. There is a small cafe off the lobby that serves continental breakfast (coffee and pastries).
The only downside is the noise from the plaza, which is considerable. We were there in the winter time--I imagine that the summer must be even worse. If you are a light sleeper, this is not the place for you! Try to get a room on the 4th floor, and bring ear plugs. You can also buy some comfortable natural wax ear plugs in the city pharmacies ("tapones de cera para los oidos").
Everything else, on balance, was fine-cleanliness, comfort, heating, elevator, breakfast etc. --they were all A1.

Room Tip: Get a room on a high floor, and dont forget the wax ear plugs!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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helsinki
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109 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Little rooms, but clean and good beds. Get a front room, much nicer than those viewing back. Friendly service, if only few persons speak english, but thats not a problem.No fridge, but you have drinks near in many good restaurants.

Room Tip: Chooce a room to plaza, much nicer and costs only little more.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chennai, India
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We stayed at the Placa de la font in Nov 2013 and found it to be perfect for our vacation in Tarrragona.

This hotel is located right at the heart of the historic old city. Facing a square that bustles with restaurants, the hotel has rooms that are just about appropriate in size, sparkling clean bathrooms and very friendly staff. Carlos and Amaliya in particular, made our trip special. No request was too much for them and they even heated up our dinner of packaged food that we had carried with us.

We stayed in a triple room overlooking the square and would recommend a room with a view, even if it means paying a little more. The aircon in the room was just about adequate for the November weather and we dare say, the rooms will get a bit warm during the summer months. It is worth remembering that the aircon gets cut off automatically when either the door of the tiny balcony or the window in the bathroom, is opened.

We are vegetarians and the restaurant had little to offer for us. Breakfast was just about adequate - not buffet, but one could order eggs if one wanted a hot meal. But the small restaurant (like the foyer) is bright and cheery and serves a great cup of real coffee. We spent a lot of time at the reception area since wi fi access was available only there. We did not mind that though. Tables are also laid out in the square, just outside the hotel and most people seemed to prefer eating outside, enjoying the great atmosphere and balmy weather

All in all, great location, good rooms and very friendly staff, makes Placa de la font a cosy haven for vacations in Tarragona. We will happily return to this warm and friendly hotel.

Room Tip: Select a room with view of the square.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

This time we managed to get a room at the front with a balcony, far nicer than the back rooms to be able to look out and see the world going by. The bed was comfortable and very clean room/bathroom. Went for the weekend and misplaced my coat on first evening, found in cupboard when we put our cases their for storage until our departure. Everything in my coat was there, purse, cards, money etc. Thankyou for your honesty and to whoever saved my coat! Faith restored in humanity. We look forward to returning yet again

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2013 via mobile

Well, this hotel deserves more than 1 star ! Location is top, on a lively plaza, at the entrance of the old city, near a parking where you can get 50% discount. Rooms are clean and bathrooms were renewed not so long ago. let's stop and rush there

Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Portland, Oregon
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46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Location, location, location. Right on a little plaza within walking distance of all the sights.
Tarragona has a rich history and a wonderful archeological museum.
Room was a little cramped. Couldn't get WiFi in room.
It was a bit hard to find and our GPS tried to drive us through an ancient Roman wall! Be sure and have good directions.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Placa de la Font
Address: Placa de la Font, 26, 43003 Tarragona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Tarragona > Costa Dorada > Tarragona
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Tarragona
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Placa de la Font 1*
Number of rooms: 20
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