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Monica Hotel
Ranked #2 of 33 Hotels in Cambrils
Certificate of Excellence
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Can't fault it.”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We stayed at the hotel as a base to house-hunt. Like other reviewers we thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay. The bedroom was an excellent size and we liked the bathroom and toilet being separate. Lovely view over the immaculate garden/pool. The staff work as a friendly team and were all so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. We paid for bed and breakfast and found the variety of food was amazing and quality was excellent. We noticed that rather than put out large quantities the chef kept replenishing so the food was fresh.
We rented bicycles from across the road and they were extremely helpful. It was fun cycling along the 10 kms of promenade and we are both OAPs.
The hotel was so good we decided not to buy anywhere but in future stay at the Monica instead.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Norma G
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HotelMonica, Web-checker at Monica Hotel, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Good morning Mrs. Norma G,

We are very glad to know that you enjoyed your stay in Cambrils and we reached your expectations.

As for the breakfast, it is great that you liked it; we keep the same system for lunch and dinner so as to have the food as fresh as possible.

Thank you very much for taking the time to write about the hotel.

We hope to see you again.

Regards,
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2014

This was a return visit for us (and this is our second review), having stayed here 3 times before. We were allocated room 212 overlooking the pool/garden area (beautiful & well maintained oasis). The room itself had been refurbished and is now very sleek and modern. Everything immaculate, well stocked fridge, bathrobes and (free) safety deposit box. In the shower room plenty toiletries supplied, good hairdryer, towels changed every day.
We were puzzled by the lack of mirror in the bedroom; however were told by other guests there was a hidden one - sure enough, there was a full length mirror to pull out from the wardrobe fascia!
The staff are wonderful, many we knew from previous visits. They make a point of welcoming back return guests, a nice touch. The food was very good, although we heard one or two mutters that it wasn't hot enough. The owner, Monica, who is regularly available, dealt with this, and also sorted out a minor issue we had with our shower in no time.
We have only one suggestion to make - we had perfect weather so didn't watch TV, but there had been rain before we arrived, in which case a good British TV channel would be a bonus - ?Sky News or BBC1?
If you like a resort with a bit of class Cambrils is ideal! Lots of good restaurants and cafes, some nice little shops, miles of fabulous beach and promenade, a market once a week, a tourist "train", and the local bus company are bending over backwards to give advice and guidance for travelling around the area.
The only thing we think is a big downside is the Tourist Tax recently imposed on every visitor to Catalonia - for us it was 7 euros each for the week. A lot of people we met weren't even aware they had to pay this.
But as for the Monica Hotel and its great facilities, well done and thank you Monica and your first class team, especially Yolanda & the excellent restaurant staff.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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7 Thank cleo037
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HotelMonica, Web-checker at Monica Hotel, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Good morning Mr. cleo037,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful comment about your stay at the Monica hotel once again. We are glad to know that you enjoyed it.

We realised by guests’ comments that the mirror in standard rooms is hidden and very difficult to find it. We are going to put some stickers on the wall to indicate where the mirror is. Thank you.

As for the TV channels, we have several English channels but we take note about those you mentioned.

We hope to see you again.

Kind regards from all the staff.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

We travelled to the Monica from Barcelona, having spent 2 nights there. We wanted to spend some time in Cambrils as we had visited the town a long time ago when we were in the area. We caught the train from Barcelona and then got a taxi from Cambrils Station (about 6 euros) to the hotel. It's a lovely hotel in a perfect location. We stayed Room only so can't comment on the food. Everything is spotlessly clean and the pool area and the grounds are very pretty and relaxing. Towels can be hired from reception. We were delighted with our room, which overlooked the pool. There was a hairdryer in the bathroom and a free safe which was a nice touch. Cambrils itself is beautiful with lots of great restaurants to try and some great shops. We wish we could have stayed longer. We flew back from Reus airport. The bus stop was about 2 minutes walk from the hotel and got us to the airport in plenty of time. The hotel staff are very friendly and were happy to help with any queries. We spent one of our days in Portaventura. The theme park was really easy to reach, with the bus costing only a few euros and a short walk from the hotel. The bus stopped right outside the theme park. Overall a perfect hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank sunnylass
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HotelMonica, Web-checker at Monica Hotel, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Good morning Mr. sunnylass,

We are very glad to know you enjoyed your stay in Cambrils.

Thank you for taking the time to write about the hotel. It is nice to know that you liked the hotel; although you did not have so much time to enjoy all the hotel’s facilities, as for instance the Relax Center, with sauna, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath.

We hope to see you again.

Regards,
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Rode Heath
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

I recently returned from a two week holidays staying at the Monica hotel from the 13 to 27th May14. Following the death of my wife 2 years ago this was my first holiday as a single travellor and the selection of the resort of Cambrils was based upon information shown to me by my cousin who has been visiting this area for the past 30 years.
My selection of the Monica hotel was based upon the revues written on Trip Advisor and I was not disappointed. All the staff were extremely friendly and made me feal very welcomed, my room classed as single was more than adequate for my requirements, with a pleasent view overlooking the swimming pool area.
Numerous comments have made about the selection and variety of food available in the restaurant and I certainly agree that there was a sufficient to cover all tastes both at breakfast and at the evening meal.
This hotel is perfectly located near to the town, a short walk takes you to the seafront and the bus stop if you want to visit Reus or Tarrangona (which I did). Buses to Barcelona also start from this point.

My stay was also helped by the friendlyness to me by some of the guests who were there at the same time, for me this all helped to make it a perfect 2 week break.

Like many previous revues I certainly hope to return next year.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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6 Thank mozzer70
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HotelMonica, Web-checker at Monica Hotel, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Good morning Mr. mozzer70,

First of all, thank you for taking the time to write about the hotel and your stay in Cambrils.
We are very glad to know that we reached your expectations and you enjoyed your fortnight stay.

We look forward to seeing you next year.

Kind regards,
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Moraira, Spain
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Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

We have just returned from a short break in the Monica.I agree with everything the previous reviewer has written.Cambrils is a lovely town,and the Monica hotel is the perfection place to enjoy and make the most off it.Its a superb location and we always really enjoy our stay,and always come away feeling very relaxed.We hope to return in a few weeks time,can't wait.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Dottsie2
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HotelMonica, Web-checker at Monica Hotel, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Good morning Mr. Dottsie2,

Thank you for taking the time to write about the hotel.

We are very glad to know that we have reached your expectations; and also, that you have enjoyed your stay.

We hope to see you again.

Kind regards,
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North Shields, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Well we're do I begin! I've revues the Monica hotel before and I've mentioned the changes that happen so here we go again. Firstly the new rooms extension . We stayed in one of these on this visit and they are first class giant bed wet room shower private roof terrace with modern comfortable sun loungers with sea view spacious modern room. refurbished gym refurbish bar and lounge refurbished modern dining room oh! And Something that has not changed. THE FANTASTIC FRIENDLY. STAFF. From receptionists to housemaids (where do they find them all ) so good nothing's a problem . And of coarse the lovely Monica herself . This hotel is a GEM . If you want a relaxed holiday then just book it . Lastly the food at breakfast and evening dinner are still 1st class ( watch out for the special themed evening buffets ie seafood etc) I also visited the little Bohemia cafe just around the corner from the hotel . 2lovely ladies serving delicious salads / panninis and home made cakes and desserts with illy coffee go and try for a light lunch or a snack. Can't wait to book my next visit to this hotel I LUUUUV IT .

  • Stayed May 2014
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7 Thank FBT321
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HotelMonica, Web-checker at Monica Hotel, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Good morning Mr. FBT321,

Thank you very much for your lovely words again. You made a lovely comment about your stay in May last year; and we are very glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay this May as well.

What else can we say? It is wonderful to know that you liked the architectonical changes and the new rooms.

We look forward to seeing you soon, or at least, next May!

Kind regards,
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Henfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2014

The rooms were spotless and a fair size, pool view off the balcony was really nice. The staff were all friendly and helpful, especially the restaurant staff. The food was amazing with a really good selection for all tastes and i thought being able to have your steak freshly cooked was cool. I liked the fact it was quite a quiet hotel, maybe because we went in early May!!! It was a nice sized pool and i liked the fact there was grass around the sunbed areas, made it a very peaceful area to relax in.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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3 Thank Clare H
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HotelMonica, Web-checker at Monica Hotel, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
Good morning Mrs. Clare H,

First of all, thank you very much for your lovely words about the hotel and staff. We are very glad to know that you enjoyed our food.

As for the quietness, although there are more people in high season the atmosphere is pretty much the same as the hotel has 3000m2 of common areas which make it quiet.

We hope to see you again.

Kind regards,
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Property: Monica Hotel
Address: Galceran Marquet 1, 43850 Cambrils, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Tarragona > Costa Dorada > Baix Camp > Cambrils
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cambrils
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Cambrils
#1 Family Hotel in Cambrils
#2 Luxury Hotel in Cambrils
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Monica Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 104
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