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Thumbs up for the Salauris Palace!!
We have just returned from this hotel and really enjoyed it which was a relief after reading some of the comments here! We chose the hotel for its proximity to Port Aventura and also for the swimming pool with its waterfall/jacuzzi and were pleased with both. We could see the theme park from our balcony and it was a walk of about 15 minutes to the entrance. For anyone travelling by train, the PortAventura station is closer than Salou to this hotel but it is more just a platform than an actual station and we didn't see any taxis there so maybe not such a good option if you have a lot of heavy luggage. A taxi from the hotel to Salou station itself cost only 5.30 euros.
The other best feature of the hotel was the food! We (myself & 2 teenagers) loved it. There was just so much choice and literally something for every taste from chips & burgers to shellfish (whole prawns, mussels etc), soup with about 6 different sorts of bread and rolls, at least 4 choices of large mixed salad dishes, avocados, cold meats, cheeses and 4 main dishes that included paella, meatballs, pasta, fish, turkey, lamb - well everything really. Breakfast was a similar feast with cereals, cold meats, yoghurts, fry ups, toast, cakes, croissants..... There were also mounds of fresh fruit available at each meal. I really don't know how anyone could complain about the food.
The hotel was spotless and the staff really helpful. My daughter asked for a plaster from reception & they whisked her off to a first aid room to clean the cut etc, .
The 'laser locking' safes in the rooms were really good too - much easier than constantly having to access a big hotel safe room.
The only things I didn't like were a) the lifts -as previously mentioned they were a little unreliable and it was much easier to use the stairs. b) the walls were a bit thin and there was a crying child next door who sounded like she was in the same room as us and c) the daytime hotel entertainment was a bit intrusive around the pool eg loud music and a 'Hi Di Hi' type woman trying to make you play games at intervals throughout the day.
These are only minor moans in my book though and I would definitely stay here again.
Just got back yesterday (16 July 06) after a fantastic 2 week break. Hotel is situated conveniently both for Port Aventura theme park and for the centre of Salou. We selected hotel primarily for proximity to Port Aventura. A 15 minute walk will get you there. Salauris Palace is probably nearest hotel apart from those operated by Universal Studios. Our room was well equipped, (hairdrier, satellite tv, fridge). Had to pay locally for fridge. Fiddle around with the controls at the back of fridge to crank it up to a decent level of iciness; stick in a couple of bottles of Cava, a few San Miguels and off you go...
Hotel was exceptionally clean and we enjoyed the food. Starters every evening included, smoked salmon with capers, king prawns and a selection of tapas. My favourite was crusty bread topped with cream cheese and carmalised onions. A wide range of salads complemented the array of starters. There was a hot roast every night, for example gammon, beef and pork. Local cuisine was represented, I especially enjoyed a lamb dish cooked with sliced potatoes.. delicious. Osso Bucco appreared one night, which is a dish made with veal. It was really lovely. We had a themed Mexican night. All the ladies were presented with a fresh flower when entering the dining room. Mexican dishes included burritos and fajitas. There was also a Catalan night. Yes, there were chips on offer every night but I think the hotel was just trying to cater for everone. Hotel also catered for children with their own food corner and yes more chips.
Pool is lovely but you need to be up with the larks to get a lounger. We tended to set up camp around the tables and chairs surrounding the pool and grab loungers into the afternoon. There is a roof-top sunbathing area and jacuzzi; sun loungers are padded up there and very comfy. Hotel has an indoor pool but you need to wear a swimming cap (can be purchased for 2.5 Euros). Hotel Salauris Palace has brilliant air conditioning. Public areas were cool throughout the day. AC in our room was excellent. Entertainment was as you might expect on the Costas but I must mention the 'Sweet Temptations' a Temptations tribute band who were excellent. We didn't have any problems with the staff, we found them pleasant and courteous. The hotel laid on huge pool inflatables for the kids once a week - slides and bouncy castle types of things. Our daughter loved it. We've been to Salou 3 times. Last time we stayed at the Hotel Port Aventura part of the Universal Mediterranea resort. Trust me Hotel Salauris Palace is better and won't leave you bankrupt either!
holiday dreafull never ever go back
we have just come back from our hols, while staying in the salauris palace our hotel room was brocken in too and the whole safe was stolen, the hotel would not move us, our reps would not move us, we had to stay in that room for the remainder of the holiday, we had everything stolen, passports £1360 cash engagement ring in total £3000 worth of stuff, and not one person done a thing to help us. The hotel wasnt bothered it was if this was normal. They never once asked us if we were ok or if we wanted anything not even a bottle of water for our two young children. The hotel security is nil to be able to walk out a hotel with 4 safes, as ours wasnt the only one taken, i would not recomend this hotel not only for the security but also the way no one helped us.
No real complaints
We spent two weeks at the Salauris Palace and was reasonably satisfied. We requested rooms overlooking the pool but ended up with rooms at the front overlooking the road which turned out to be a good choice in the end as it was quieter in the evening when the nightly entertainment by the pool was in full swing. The view from the room wasn't much really, though we did see the fireworks at Port Aventura every night.
The hotel is in a quiet situation yet only a five minute walk from town, a fifteen minute walk from Port Aventura and its railway station, where you can catch a train to Barcelona, though you'll be lucky to get a seat.
The rooms we had were clean, beds reasonably comfortable and the air conditioning made sleeping bearable. The TV only had 3 english language channels and they were all news programmes. The balcony is solid which means you have to stand up to look at the view. The only real downside was lack of storage space for clothes for two people - the wardrobe is OK but only four small drawers to put your clothes in.
Facilities were good - bar with giant TV screen, good pool, nightly entertainment (some nights better than others), internet room, games room, small shop with UK newspapers and magazines, indoor pool (tiny), small gym, table tennis plus daily activities such as volleyball, shooting and other games.
The food was a buffet arrangement for breakfast and dinner with as much as you could eat. We were mostly satisfied with the food though after two weeks the dinners got a bit monotonous - some of the meat was tough and fatty throughout, most of the fish was full of bones. There was a good choice overall and we all found something to satisfy us. Plenty of fruit, though.
We found the staff mostly friendly - if you bother to try and say something in Spanish, even if it is only please and thank-you, they'll give you smile. Some waitresses we saw knocking off work at midnight and then back serving us for breakfast at 7.30 in the morning - I don't think I'd be too keen to smile much after 6 hours sleep but they still made an effort if you talked to them.
The beach at Salou is first class, the water is warm and appears quite clean. Salou itself has a pleasant pathway alongside the beach where you can stroll, a quiet area of shops inland and a noisy, tacky part of town near the seafront where all the tourists seem to congregate at night, with much noise, much traffic, many tourist shops, plenty of British pubs blaring out karaoke, showing Eastenders and Coronation Street, serving all day English breakfasts - that's why I won't be going back to Salou.
Best hotel in salou!!!
This hotel is one of the best in Salou the pool is great the cleanliness of the room is great the staff are entertaining and funny the only thing that could of been better is the food its good some times but then it can go rubbish.
The reception is kind every Friday at 4 they have inflatables in the pool they have a bar games room tv room sun terrace gym heated indoor swimming pool spa sayuna and a computor room where you can go on internet play games email and talk on MSN messenger and yahoo messener.
If your going to salou youve got to go to this hotel.
eantertainment staff were smashing
This was a great hotel i went with my husband two children and 5 other members of this family it was a wounderful hoilday. the hotel is clean, the staff are always happy to help, the food was outstanding with a good choice even with three children we had no trouble getting something everyone liked, but the best has to be the freshly cooked pancakes and omlettes made to order at breakfast. We had a few days of bad rain and more entertainment was laid on throughout the day to try to keep us entertained and that we certainly were. The entertainment staff were polite, and very friendly. It is certainly a hotel i would go back to with my family DA IAWN.
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Just returned from having spent 7 nights bed/breakfast at this Hotel. Family of 4 - Martin & Debbie and 2 boys aged 12 & 9.
Given a family room on 5th floor with great views overlooking Caribe Resort Hotel & Theme Park.
Excellent size room consisting of 2 queen sized beds and 2 single beds for the boys - plenty of space and a very good size balcony if you want to watch the world go by - there is building work across the road but what's the problem you find that on any street corner of the world.
Room cleaned daily and towells changed as often as required although the cleaner doesn't think under the bed gets dusty.
Buffet breakfast consisting of everything under the sun - if you can't find something to eat you've got a serious problem - we all thought it was really good.
Mainly used the hotel as a base only and sampled the evening entertainment once which was outside by the pool and could be noisy if you get to bed before midnight with a room facing inwards. Had the fortune to witness a barman refusing to leave his brushing up duties in order to serve at the bar even when his colleague was trying to sort him out - he still refused and manfully held on in order to complete the brush tango with null points for style.
We found the reception staff very efficient and enjoyed our stay at this hotel and would return again - Our 12 yr old son is Autistic and it is always a worry to see how he copes with the change - We all enjoyed the theme / water parks and would recommend them.
We travelled independently with Easyjet to Barcelona then train down to Salou (return family ticket cost approx £25 and takes about 80 mins from Barcelona Sants).
We tried the train from the airport to Sants and on our return got the bus from the station to the airport which was much easier. Don't bother with the train from the airport get the bus.
Enjoy your holiday - We did !
Date: 20th June 2006
Reviewer: Travel Virgin
Have just returned from my first SUN holiday, i am a single parent with two boys age 17 and 9 so was looking for something to keep all happy.
Flight was late in and didnot arrive at hotel till after 12 midnight. The dining room was left open for us arriving and a cold salad was waitin.
The room were very nice with a great view of the pool, which i found to look a lot smaller than the broucher, but still big enough.
The bathrooms are great and the shower is very powerful and a good constant supply of hot water.
Safes are provided and i had no problem at all with stuff going missing.
Food at this premises is catering for all nationalities, my y7oungest found the idea of chocolate desserts available at every meal wonderful.
I can honestly not fault this hotel. We all were made feel at home , staff and service was excellent.
what a let down
we have just returned from our holiday,and we are all very disappointed.the hotel itself was clean, the staff were miserable,the food was absoulutely disgusting.the menu consisted of pork and chips every night. even chips for breakfast. the hotel was burgled our first week ,and the hotel staff were not interested in helping the familys that had every stolen, in my eyes salou is avery over rated resort so go else were.
The Roman name for Salou was Salauris. It is sure that the Salou the Romans knew was a far cry from the Salou of today.
Situated on the Costa Dorada, Salou is one of the most fequented by tourist resort in Spain.
Every summer from May to October the town is a throbbing metropolis of holiday makers and pakaged tourism, which has, unfortunately, its own disadvantages.
The destination has long sandy beaches and gentle sea.
There are hundreds of bars and restaurants feasting an enormous selection of cuisines, there's traditional Spanish food, good old English fish and chips, Chinese, Indian, French, Italian, in fact the choice is endless.
Salou's night life is lively enough to please even the most discerning party animal.
Many of the bars have great live music and there's karaoke and of course discos catering for every age group.
If you like shopping then you will be in your element. There is a bargain to be had on every corner.
But if you like moonlit walks along the beach; quiet drinks sitting outside small cafes while watching the world go by, then you must surely pay a visit to Cambrils . It is situated just a few miles away but it is like being in a different world. Every day they have a street market specializing in arts and crafts, it is the best place to find unusual jewelry and clothes.
Lisa & Amy, 2005
hi has any1 been to the salauris palace hotel, who is in a wheel chair. could you tell me how far this hotel is from the main town thanx
hi, its wheel chair friendly, and the main town is not that far, turn right out main door follow pavement road to side of hotel, cross the road at the rear of hotel and the main town is 250m away.
HIya took some digging but if you use this link it states its by the belverder on the road shown on map 8 and 9 road terrer does show on the map though
hi has anyone stayed at the salauris palace salou.or does anyone know if this hotel has disabled facilities.? i am in a wheel chair .we havnt booked yet .but have heard this hotel is very good.any advice much appreciated, or if anyone knows of any hotels that has disabled facilities i would be greatful.i will be travelling with my wife and 2 childfren.ty
Hi, yeah i have been to this holtel this year, and yes would be great for yourself, pool lift in the outdoor pool and in the indoor pool , wide doors and lifts to all floors, very near to the theme park which is a 10mins away. Night time entertainment for children is limited to a 30min disco, and some night are for the over 60`s we felt, say 5 out of 14 were like that,
have fun, salou is great for children.