As with all package holiday hotels you get good and bad points.
Our visit started disappointingly as although the hotel confirmed our request was on record they did not allocate us a room with 2 double beds, although did change our room the next day. It was unclear from the brochure and website that the hotel has several different types of room even the standard room can either have 2 doubles beds or twin and a small sofa bed. The sofa bed has a thin uncomfortable mattress and not suitable really for more than one small child. No drawers, only one small wardrobe with hanging one side and 3 shelves on the other, have to use a suitcase for some of clothes. Hotel note there is room to add a chest of drawers to the room. Rooms are fairly small in comparison to other hotels I have stayed in, more like a holiday chalet than a hotel room, but saying that we weren't in the room much of the time. Bathroom shower great, was a little bit of black mould on tiles, where no air circulating.
As with all other reviews the hotel needs to sort out the long queues to check in - 30 minutes on arrival and then another 20mins to get room number at 3pm. Also any questions at guest services, a wait of up to 20 mins depending how many people and type of question in queue. The restaurant food was OK although sometimes food was cold. A variety of dishes each night and to keep away from repeativeness then the dine around option is good, where you get vouchers to use at the park or other restaurants’ in the hotels.
We had ground floor room overlooking beach swimming pool, we preferred to swim in the actual swimming pool so had to walk to other end of hotel area to use that pool. Easy to get sun beds any time of day, although very little shade. No inflatable’s allowed and only got away with playing with a small ball in the water if kept out of lifeguards view.
Easy to get on courtesy bus into Salou in the morning or we went by cab for €7. Lots of other places you can visit by local bus service, we didn't do these as too hot during our August visit.
On the whole as so close to theme park and tickets meant we could pop in out and out at our leisure then this makes a great location to base yourself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just an hour from Barcelona, come to an oasis of peace where you do not have to lift a finger for yourself, providing you with the opportunity to recover some of the adrenaline expended in PortAventura Park. Enjoy the serenity, white sands and freshwater of one of Europe's largest man-made beaches, surrounded by palms and exotic gardens that will transport you to a faraway tropical island. Become acquainted with this magnificent 4-star resort, a perfect combination of fun, sun, beach and tranquillity at the heart of the Costa Dorada. Complete the experience with an ample choice of gastronomic delights, unlimited access to the PortAventura theme park with admission included throughout your stay, and an extensive programme of sporting activities with special offers and rates available at associated golf courses. Visit the Wellness Centre & Spa, where you will be looked after and spoiled, making your holiday the ideal opportunity to restore energy and vitality. So what are you waiting for? Grab your sun lounger and dedicate your holidays to peaceful relaxation and enjoyment. Let yourself drift away and take it easy, with direct access to one of the best theme parks in Europe. In 2015 the 20th anniversary of the opening of doors PortAventura is met and to celebrate in style with family, friends or partner, we expect you to live unforgettable moments. This year PortAventura presents the new how will offer its Soleil Cirque in the Resort, Amaluna. Furthermore, in 2016 Ferrari Land will open in Europe PortAventura resot to offer a real race track, the highest and most rapid vertical accelerator in Europe and the first luxury hotel themed for the first time in the history of the Ferrari brand, including other surprises. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Caribe Resort
- Caribe Hotel Salou
- Hotel Caribe Salou
- PortAventura Hotel Caribe Salou, Costa Dorada