First impressions are the building could do with a lick of paint but once inside it has a nice reception and bar area, friendly reception lady went through all the basics of having to pay tourist tax (think this was 7€ for the family for the duration of the stay) 50€ deposit which was fine as I wasnt planning on wreaking the place so knew I would get it back (this can also be paid in £ to save you being stuck with 50€ at the end of your holiday) and 10€ for the a.c remote all of which I know about after reading previous reviews.
We booked a 2 bedroom room which was very spacious, clean and adequately supplied with pots pans and plates, beds were comfy enough my only bug bear was a random noise coming from the a.c unit but it was situated in the hall way so didnt keep us awake.
We had room 416 faces the beach and has sun in the afternoon.
We booked half board breakfast was nice but continental so the usual toast, cereal, pastries t and coffee, ham, cheese and jam but was fresh and tasty.
Evening meal you was given a choice of 3 starters, mains and desert, the menu had some strange concoctions but always managed to find something even with 2 fussy children to feed. The russian waiter in the evening was always very friendly as was the very nice gentleman who sorted breakfast in the mornings.
Friends who were staying with us had a few problems with the lock to their room and a light that was out, all seen to quickly and without fuss.
As the beach is so close the pool is very quiet with loads of sun loungers to choose from.
excellant location, quiet area, entertainment in hotel finishes at midnight so was never kept up too late with the noise, entertainment was mainly singers or tribute acts.
I woukd recommend hiring a bike from accross the road (not the hotel) and visiting cambrils as its a lovely beach, there is a cycle path from cambrils to salou along the promanade it cost us 18€ for a family of 4 for 4 hours bargain!
You will love this hotel if you are looking for cheap basic friendly accommodation you will hate it if you are looking for 5 star.
We had a brilliant time and would return again no problem.
would also look at booking a private transfer from england before travelling we paid £60 return, hotel quotes 95€ each way and the bus is 12€ each but you are one of the last drop offs and takes well over an hour. Bus to salou is 1.65£ each way.
- Also Known As:
- Esmeralda Apartments Hotel Cambrils
- Esmeralda Apartments Cambrils, Costa Dorada, Spain