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“Lovely hotel shame about dining ”
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Blaumar Hotel
Ranked #24 of 93 Hotels in Salou
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“Lovely hotel shame about dining ”
Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

Just returned from Blaumar hotel yesterday.
Hotel is situated in a quiet area close to the marina and straight across from the beach. We stayed here for 5 nights mainly to visit the theme park which is within a 20 min walking distance.
Reception:
is very clean and tidy and the lady could speak many languages which was nice.
Room:
We were shown to our room which was 2506 right next to the elevator which i initially had reservations about but proved to be very quiet as the entire area was not busy .. Dont think it would be an ideal room if hotel was full due to traffic in and out of elevators. Rooms are ideal clean and tidy and offer kitchen utensils and a fridge. Air conditioning works well and could either be cool or heat which was ideal at night. My only concerns was the bathroom, a modern bathroom which has a bad set up. Shower is good but floods the floor as the screen isn't wide enough and the position of the toilet and door is very tight causing you to be hit with the door is someone else comes in. There is a lot of storage areas, a tv which needs retuned as most channels are fuzzy but we were on holiday and tv wasn't an issue.
Dining:
We were half board as we had planned to spend most of the time at the theme park or on the beach so breakfast & dinner was our best option but i wished i had just opted for room only.
Breakfast was ok but nothing special Lived on toast and pate which might i add was yum. It caters more for the Scandic & east Europeans pallet of squishy scrambled egg, spicy sausage and a strange looking 'bacon' ,fruit and the usual pastries.
Dinner was another matter, again for the same pallet, it consisted of tuna steaks, prawns,shrimps, rabbit loads of veal in the disguise of hamburgers meatballs, fillets and stews. Vegetarians would struggle as even the salad items like coleslaw was mixed with ham or seafood items. We are anything but fussy eaters but we struggled to find anything other than bread, pate and salad.
Pool area is lovely with a pool bar and table tennis and play area for the kids. Dont know if it was the time of year but has got to be the coldest pool I have ever put my toe into and by saying my toe that is all i got in the water. It was kept very clean by the life guard who was more than willing to help with anything.
Entertainment:
Virtually nonexistent but this may have been due to it being end of season at 2 bingo nights a quiz night and a kids disco is a little poor considering it was a positive listing on the hotel description when we booked.
Would we return ... Yes but not take the dining option and not for longer than a week

Stayed October 2013
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Stayed in the Blaumar in April 2013. Just myself and my daughter aged 15. We requested a particular room based on advice from reviews and tips on Trip Advisor and were very happy to be allocated that room on arrival. Our room was located just under the suites (2nd to top floor) at the front of the hotel facing the beach. Due to it being a corner room, we had amazing views both to the front and to the side towards Cambrils. The room itself was very nice - bathroom was large, clean and modern. There was a separate bedroom with twin beds and a nice lounge with a sofa bed.
The location was excellent - not too far from the centre of Salou, yet far enough to not hear the noise. The food was good for this area and compared to comparable hotels, eg H10 Med Village, although I would say more suited to adults than children (eg, lots of fish dishes).
Staff were helpful and polite, and overall it was a good stay - hopefully we will return in the future!

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

Stayed in the blaumar 22nd - 27th

THE HOTEL ROOM
When we arrived we were upgraded from a superior room to an exclusive roof top room, these rooms are brilliant, the massive balcony has 2 large sun loungers and 2 large easy chairs with a remote control canopy covering the balcony, "very nice", the room itself was very spacious and spotless too, the shower room had a large shower, much better than your average hotel room.

THE RECEPTION & STAFF
The reception area is small but ok for the number of people checking in off our coach, they might struggle if a large number of people wanted to check in, you might have to wait outside.
The staff are very polite and nothing was too much trouble, always welcoming every time we entered the hotel.

THE RESTAURANT & FOOD
A nice clean restaurant with plenty of tables, we were always showed to a table by a member of staff, The food ISN'T I'm sorry to say 4 star quality, at best we would say 3 star, in our opinion there wasn't a large selection of food, most evenings it was very much the same and breakfast wasn't much better either, Having stayed in 4 & 5 star hotels in the past, the food in the blaumar isn't in the same class, out of the 5 nights we stayed there we ate out 2 full days (breakfast & evening meal). Oliver's steakhouse in the town centre is the place to eat, excellent food

THE POOL AREA
The pool and surrounding area looked very inviting but 1 big fault it had was it was in the shade a lot of the time so we never used the pool, we went to the very nice beach everyday which is just across the road from the hotel,

The hotel is in the quieter part of salou, it was 5 minutes walk in to the town centre were most of the shops are you'll find the more livelier bars too, if you don't like it lively then it's in a great position with just about everything around the hotel closed by midnight.

Overall it's a nice hotel but in our opinion it's a 3 star hotel not a 4 star.




Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Everything was close to perfect - great location (between bus and train stations, next to the beach, close to the city center, yet away from all of the noise), clean facilities, friendly and helpful staff, great variety in food for dinner, fun shows and activities for both kids and adults.

Just a few negatives that I would like to point out:

* Variety for breakfast food could have been better. We started skipping breakfast close to the end of our two week stay because the same old food started getting annoying. Dinner variety was excellent though.
* All drinks (even plain water) are extra at dinner. Very unpleasant surprise.
* Water in the pool was extremely cold. Kids' pool was even colder than adults' (presumably, because it was always in the shade). Made it impossible for kids to use it.
* A few of the russian-speaking "children activities" staff members showed lack of professionalism by using rude language with children, sitting chatting with each other ignoring children, etc.
* Provided parking was 15 EUR per night per vehicle. Really??? However, it was possible to park for free just a block away on the street. Assuming you found a free spot. But in the end, we could have gotten away without a car altogether. Public transportation in the region is quite good. Both for getting from/to Barcelona to local travel (within Salou itself and to nearby cities).

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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nvarela, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Blaumar Hotel, responded to this review, 27 September 2013
Dear Fyodor G
thank you for your kind words and we have taken note of your comments, which will be transmitted to our staff to improve our service. We regret that you couldn’t enjoy at all our swimming pool because of the weather, but hope you could enjoy the rest of our facilities. We trust to welcome you in the future, and thank you again for your attention.
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Brighton
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

On arriving at The Balumar in Salou I was disgusted to be staying in a private block of flats around the corner of the hotel.

Some of the apartments are for rent and some privately owned and I was told 25 are family rooms and belong to the hotel.

The hotel block I stayed in was called Las Acacias, to get to breakfast you go out to the street and round the corner to the front entrance of our hotel.

Would never book a family room again although the hotel was very nice if you stay there!

I did complain straight to the manger but he said you are not allowed a family of 5 in the hotel bedrooms.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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nvarela, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Blaumar Hotel, responded to this review, 27 September 2013
Dear Heidi L,
thank you for taking the time to post your comments about your holidays at our hotel, and we are sorry about your bad experience. Right, our family rooms are located in a different building, and those are the ones with capacity for 5 persons, so we regret that we couldn’t lodge you in the main building.
Thank you again for your opinion. Best regards.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

I totally agree with the review written by Malaika W. My husband and I have just come back from our holiday at the Blaumar. It was more than we had hoped. The food was brilliant, plenty of choice, the cakes were to die for!!! we stayed half board and never went hungry quite the opposite we both put on 6lb. All of the staff were brilliant. We stayed in the family apartment block and the gentleman that kept the front and foyer of the building spotless was a very pleasant person who always had the time to give you a lovely smile and wish you good morning/afternoon. The reception staff were very good and also the lad that showed us to our room was always smiling. Our room had a fabulous view - room 3609 on sixth floor. There was no English channels on the TV as we were told that there was no satellite on the building but we were not there to watch TV so not really a problem. Look out for Laura she worked in the dining room and also at the pool bar she was a very lovely bubbly person. Not many English at the hotel, we didn't feel outnumbered and we quite liked it, everyone was pleasant so what more can you ask for, you are in a foreign country. Both of us would like to thank all of the staff for a great holiday and we will be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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nvarela, Guest Relations Manager at Blaumar Hotel, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
Dear Terri8293,
thank you very much for your kind words, which have been transmitted to our staff. We are grate to know that you enjoyed your recent holidays with us, and will be a pleasure to welcome you again if you return again to Blaumar Hotel.
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Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Had a very nice stay here when on holidays with my partner n child. Very helpful staff and ideal location to all areas of Salou. Rooms cleaned every day and food was very nice too. Also enjoyed the private area for adults to go for sauna and chill out for a while to get away to relax :)

  • Stayed March 2013
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Property: Blaumar Hotel
Address: Passeig Jaume I, s/n | cantonada C/ Joan Miarnau Ciurana, 4, 43840 Salou, Spain (Formerly Occidental)
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Tarragona > Costa Dorada > Salou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Salou
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Salou
#17 Luxury Hotel in Salou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Blaumar Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 250
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