More about Oasis Park
You get what you pay for...
We stayed at the Oasis park as part of a group of 17 women on a hen do', were all aged between early 20's and mid 60's.
Salou to start with is slightly like Blackpool abroad, very built up, not very many grassy or pretty area's, unlike Greek Island etc, but perfect if thats what you like.
The hotel is on a busy main street stretching through Salou, opposite bar's and shops, Salou like many other area's in Spain has a problem with the drains, so it can be a little smelly at times!
The hotel is about 10-15 mins walk away from the beach, which gets very busy, so we took a local bus from opposite the hotel (numbers 4,5 0r 47) to Cambrills, which took approx 15 mins, very nice beach, and a lot less people.
The hotel is basic but adequate for a short stay, we were on 5th floor so had to take the lift, they are slow and you sometimes have to wait quite a while, so may be good idea to request lower floor for your room.
Ok, the restaurant...Try and use the buffet that is straight infront of you when you go in, as for some reason the one to the left was always less adequate and not topped up.
Brekkie expect, cheese, ham, boiled egg's, undercooked cocktail sausages, tomatoes, cereal, rolls/croissants, churros etc.
Dinner, salads (lettuce, beetroot, grated carrot etc), chips, meat in sauce, fish. To be fair the dinners were slightly different each night, just dont expect gourmet food.
We went out one night of our stay to eat...and it was gorgeous.
Room's were fine, no hairdryer, but there was a bath which is nice as normally just a shower, could of been slightly cleaner in the rooms, but generally ok.
To sum up, it just about suited what we wanted, but i would not really reccommend Salou for a 2 wk holiday, and the hotel was catered mainly for Spanish/Russian/Polish guests, hardly any english there!.
wont be back again.
first of all can the receptionst smile and be a bit more helpfull instead of long faces.can you use cleaners that actually clean the rooms. the food was complete rubbish.we stayed their for 14 days and could not wait to get home.salou was lovely ,pity about the hotel.
Needs a shake up.
We stayed at the Oasis Park the first 2 weeks of June all inclusive. Our party of 10 ranged in age from 2 - 76. The rooms were fine but let down by the woeful maid service which was virtually non existent. We had to ask management to have the bed linen changed. The maid service policy was "in and out". My 2 year old nephew suffered a nose bleed leaving some blood stains on his pillow. After 8 days and numerous requests to the maids, it took a visit to reception and some firm words to get it and the rest of the linen changed (even though the stain was highly visible). The air con, whilst working, was not strong enough to cool our room which was on the 5th floor however was fine on floors 1-4. I put this down to the fact that the hotel plant rooms were right above us. One of our rooms had ants but this was easily overcome by a good dose of insect repellent around the balcony doors. The restaurant, again, could only be described as adequate. Every dish was topped of with a good coating of garlic oil. The childrens choice was limited to sausages or burgers. When very busy, the overflow were seated in an area of the main dining area and this didn't have all that was on offer in the former so a lot of walking from one to the other was inevitable. On the plus side, freshly cooked dishes, prepared on the spot, were available at all meal times. As with most all inclusive packages, the menu soon became repetitive. We ate out at the Little Hampton just down the street and would highly recommend it. The hotel bar staff were good although they did have a tendency to serve paying guests ahead of those A.I. We found the reception staff to be excellent. The lifts are small, slow and can cause problems for disabled users The pool areas were clean BUT in 2 weeks we only saw the pools themselves being cleaned once!! Nowhere near good enough. The area in which the hotel is situated is noisy so ear plugs are a must if you're a light sleeper. On the other hand, it is ideally situated to get to Portaventura and Aquopolis in La Pineda.
We were determined not to let these problems spoil our holiday and found that speaking to reception got those that could be dealt with sorted (don't wait).
Arrived at 1300 room not ready until 1500, room to usual h/b standard 2 double beds, dresser, tv - only cnbc and eurosport in english, rooms look clean after the cleaners have been in but check the bath for sand from the day before. Reception staff friendly, waiters, barstaff miserable. entertainment poor - juggler that keeps dropping things parrot show - seen one? seen them all !! only decent one we did not see - mauri dancers, apparently quite good. Entertainment and bar finishes at midnight and lights out wheather you have finished your drinks or not if not take them into the lobby. Food, well poor quality, poor choice, poor everything, if you like mushy croquets, boney meat, sauces on everything, oh yeah and chips every night you'll be ok, same 6 sweets every night. Check out the kids food counter we did not know it was there until our 7th night but the food here was ok, burgers, fish fingers, kebabs, eggs and best of all at breakfast pancakes, Salou at night as a family was not quite what i expected alot of Karoke bars not enough live entertainment, but do go to Champions bar, clown for the kids, quizzes and very friendly, sorry can't put many good things about this hotel.
Oasis of calm nearly
Just Got back we stayed the 10-17 august and had a great time.
However there are 3 things that will really annoy you here.
1 Sunbeds you have to get up before 9 to get one as there is a lot of pepole who put towels down and there not German either there mostly english. 2 The chairs for the entertainment at night. All the kids sit around the stage which is fair enough because there so small, If you have kids you other kids try to take their chairs. 3 Spanish holidayers. They are so rude and skip every cue. The food here was very good and were was a good variety as well as chef who cooks fish steaks and the like at night and pancakes and omlettes for breakfast.
there are 4 pools one of them a kids pool. We went half board and found it grand. As the food during the day was burgers hot dogs toasties ham and cheese and burned chips. all in all we really enjoyed our stay the staff are very friendly and the rooms were kept clean and cleaned every day. We will be Back 2 adult 3 kids aged 3 and 10...
Good value for money
Was a bit worried after reading past reviews but honestly there is no pleasing some people. For what we paid the hotel was excellent value. The rooms were spacious, clean and cleaned every day. The food was excellent. In between the all inclusive meals you could get unlimited chips, burger, hot dog or a toasted sandwich. We were impressed by the real bottle coke etc served with your lunch and main meal. The guy cooking on the griddle in the main resturant needs to be a wee bit faster though! The pools were adequate and we even managed to get a sunbed too! However, the entertainment in the hotel needs a make-over but hey your on holiday and we never really went out till after 10 and then went to town. Can't comment on the childrens club but the children seemed to enjoy the mini disco. Hope review helps.
Good family hotel
We stay here for 7 nights from 18-25 August (group aged 5-41). We found the Oasis Park to be a good family hotel.
The staff (especially those at reception) were friendly and very helpful. The dining room staff do an amazing job especially as the hotel is so big and busy. Our room was cleaned with fresh towels every day and I saw the pool area being clean at least four times during the week we stayed. That said the water in the pools is FREEZING!
I don't understand previous negative comments about the food. There was always a good variety including pasta with homemade sauces, fish, steak, veal, paella and a hotplate area with a chef who cooks burgers, hotdogs, steak and fish for dinner and pancakes for breakfast while you wait. One night there were huge platters of mussels and prawns and whole poached salmon.
The location is excellent - very nearby the beach (approx 10 min walk) shops, restaurants and bars. The majority of the bars are very family friendly - Champions in particular which is situation just across the road from the hotel. You can also get the bus to Barcelona (travel time approx 1hr 20mins) from right outside the hotel. The night time entertainment is average and a bit noisy but it finishes promptly at midnight and there is plenty of other things to do of an evening in Salou.
All in all a good family hotel. Very good value for the money.
after reading the reveiws on this web page we were worried about our holiday but we found it fantastic .it was centre for everything,our room was cleaned every day and towels left.the pool area was lovely and it was clean.the hotel entertainment was good lots for kids.the reception staff were helpful and our rep was lovely.the resteraunt was nice food ok, not much choice for kids but you can always eat out at the many pubs that are good value.salou itself very good for familys,weve been twice before.port adventura well worth a visit.overall a fantastic holiday.
We stayed at this hotel from 1st-15th August 2007 half board.
It's not a bad hotel but there are a few things which prevents me from recommeding it. These comments have previously been made on this site too.
The hotel is situated near the hippy market at the end of the main road and is about a ten minute walk to the beach. It's not too noisy during the night as we were in a room down the side of the hotel although the hotel entertainment next door can get pretty loud. This didn't bother us though. Their entertainment was better than ours and we could watch from our balcony!
The rooms were fine, maid came in every day if you wanted. Two double beds for the four of us, TV mostly Spanish with CNN and Eurosport. Good size bathroom with a great shower that was quite powerful. We were on the 2nd floor which wasn't too bad - we could walk it easily but god help you if you are on the 6th floor. The lifts are slow and only carry a limited amount of people. The food was quite poor. Dont get me wrong there was always something you could eat but although they tried - they failed to deliver. The burgers were apparently nice if you were prepared to wait in long queues.
The hotel has 4 pools. The main one is quite dirty and both my kids ended up with ear infections during our stay which involved trekking to the E14C centre over the other side of town. You could always get sdunbeds which was good.
The staff allow the children to sit around the entertainment area and so it is difficult to see the acts. Its hard to get chairs and a table despite the poor quality of the entertainment. There were a couple of 'good' acts the rest were grim. the mini disco went on forever! and the two entertainment staff were not good. Two nights entertainment was bingo! Woopee!
Salou beach is good and the water is clean, 4 euros for a sunbed or 7 under the shades. Pedalos 12-15 euros. Salou itself was a bit smelly and quite dirty compared to the other side of town (were we stayed last year at the Villa Marina Club - Excellent Hotel) and this spoiled it a bit. The Sapnish are very rude, dont queue and bash into you without so much as a backward glance. Went on the bus to Tarragona and was actually hit by a Spanish pensioner getting on the bus in a large crush!!! It wouldn't happen here I can tell you. Have a look at my photos and see what you think. If you're not to fussy this hotel will be adequate! Julie, John, John & Charli, Liverpool UK