23 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"The michaelangelo Aparthotel was ideally situated with excellent local bars(rose + crown is a must for friendliness and are very welcoming to large families) The apartments were very clean, the only downside was the lifts kept getting stuck, but were soon repaired.The beach was excellent and only 2 minutes away from hotel(sun lounger and canopy 13 euros per day)plenty of good restaurants only 5 minutes away, we recommend Jack Daniels and danny boys plus many more, The hotel is also away from the noise of the night clubs."
- Travel date: Wed 4th of July 2012
"Just returned from an excellent holiday at The Michelangelo.
We had a 2 bedroomed apartment and it was very spacious with an enormous balcony that stretched around 2 sides of the building. Beach was about 2-3 minutes walk away and shops, market and restaurants were within a couple of minutes.
The pool very clean with plenty of sunbeds and a small childrens pool and play area. The downside to this were the rules:- no lilos, no balls, no games, no diving, no food or drink around the pool. The lifeguards were so strict that it felt like a prison pool. On our first day there was only us by the poolside (I think everyone else had gone to the beach to escape the fun police) my husband got into the pool with my 13 year old with a small rubber ball and 2 small bats. There feet hadn't touched the bottom of the pool before he was out of his chair telling them to put the bats down.There was a small bridge leading to a fountain in the pool and you weren't allowed to walk or sit on either. There was a small area with tables and chairs where you could sit and I assume eat or drink but we did neither as the pool bar nd snack bar were never open and the vending machine was out of order. Having said all of this, once we learnt the rules it wasn't too bad as we learnt to hide so we could have a drink of water or a bun at the poolside without being banished. I would return to this hotel again though as it is in a fantastic position and the hotel staff are very helpful. I would also recommend The California restaurant just around the corner. Prices are very good and good food quality. The staff are very friendly and attentive. Food prices averaged around 8,50 euros for a main course with 3 course specials at 11,95 and pints of lager at 1 euro."
- Travel date: Fri 9th of September 2011
"Just got back from my holiday in salou lovely place and my apartment at michelanelo just made the holiday,it was clean and tidy,maid came every day to tidy and change towels and sheets.staff were very helpfull and pleasent.the pool was cleaned every morning,life gaurd came at 11 oclock so pool not open till then only down side is its very cold when you get in pool at first.food was great you had a big choice which siuted every one.all in all a lovely place will go back next year"
- Travel date: Wed 17th of August 2011
"Ideally situated near beach/shops/entertainment. Spotlessly clean, friendly staff, excellent service and only 20 minutes from Reus airport. Couldn't fault it !"
- Travel date: Mon 6th of June 2011
just got back......
"from salou, apartments michelangelo. had a great time in clean, well equiped, comfortable accomodation. staff friendly and helpful. food in restaraunt not so good.pool cleaned everyday. 60 euros deposit on accomomodation, get it back on checkout. beautiful beach 5 mins away, buses cheap and regular. food and drinks in restaraunts resonable. gets hot so plenty of sun cream although shady by the pool until about 11.30. would return here as it was a good base to explore the delights of salou. enjoy."
- Travel date: Wed 1st of September 2010
Great for the beach.
"My family of myself, wife and 2 daughters (11 & 8)have just returned for Salou.
When booking a holiday i never look at the quality of the hotels or apartments i look for the location. These apartments were in the perfect location, 2 mins walk to the beach,1 min walk to the supermarket and about 10 min walk to the bars (007's, the BusStop, Danny Boy)
When first booking into the hotel we were asked for a deposit of 60e or Â£40 for breakages, which i thought was a bit steep, then we paid for a safety deposit box 5e deposit and 20euro for the box. So just having walked through the door we were 85 euros down,i know you get 65 euro back at the end of your stay but that's not the point, you want to spend the money on your holidays.
The cooking facilities in the room was good enough for us, we had an oven,3 hobs and a toaster. We hardly ever eat it the rooms anyway apart from breakfast but when we did everything worked fine. We normally ate out everynight, Buddy's is a nice place if your wanting a full English breakfast and tea times we normally went to Danny Boy Irish bar.
For those people looking to laze on the beach I'd recommend not going down until about 1.30-2.00ish, that's when all the Spanish start leaving for their siestas if you go any earlier it's very, very, very full, be warned.
All in all my family had a great holiday and will be back to Salou next year, definitely.
- Travel date: Tue 11th of August 2009
Good Hotel, Great Location!
"We have just returned from a 2 week stay at the Michelangelo and overall the hotel was good, as what is expected from a holiday in mainland spain - it was in a great location 5 minutes walk from the bars and beach and there is 3 supermarkets nearby.
As with most self catering apartments, the rooms were very basic and a bit on the tatty side but comfortable enough to live in and were cleaned daily. The rooms themselves could do with a bit modernisation, the beds were quite comfortable as expected from beds abroad, and the kitchens had a large fridge freezer which is rare.
RECEPTION & BAR
The hotel has a very modern, clean, and comfortable reception area and bar and in our experience the staff were very helpful and friendly in both. The bar had a happy hour every night from 8pm but entertainment was lacking and nothing to write home about.
The hotel does a breakfast buffet which cost â¬5.50, but the food was cold and not worth the money at all, bacon was poor and sausages were hotdog sausages and not even proper ones - there was a chef that cooked fresh eggs, pancakes, and hash browns for you which was better than picking them from the buffet cart - but dont expect the cooked breakfast to be like it is in the UK, this is a spanish hotel that caters mostly for spanish people.
The pool was spacious with plently of sun loungers, however the life guards were very strict and would not allow any airbeds, or balls in the pool at all - unless you were spanish then they would turn a blind eye and say nothing!
If your looking for a clean hotel, close to the main bars and to the beach and dont expect too much from your room then the Michelangelo is perfect - people need to remember that if you go self catering then your accommodation wont be 5* and in no way can be compared to hotels back in the UK, if you want more facilities, better rooms, and more entertainment for kids then you better spending the exra cash and booking something else.
I would personally recommend if your planning a trip both barcelona and portaventura, however if your visiting in peak times (june-Sept) expect long queue times at the themepark during the day - we waiting 3hrs in a queue for one ride, however went after 7pm the next few times and waiting 20mins max - the park is open till midnight and the water show and firework display is a must - your best booking a 1 o 2 week ticket online before you visit Salou as this will save you Â£Â£Â£s compared to on the day prices which were â¬44 a person in July 09."
- Travel date: Fri 7th of August 2009
Just come back from a week in Salou stay...
"Just come back from a week in Salou staying at the Michelangelo and we had a great time.
The hotel rooms are basic but we stayed in a two bed apartment which was spacious enough for five of us, comfy beds, and a comfy sofa bed, the rooms were cleaned quickly and efficiently daily.
Some of the staff didn't speak great English but in Spain that was our problem, not theirs!
Only ate in the restaurant once and that was for breakfast and it was good value, about 4 Euros per person with champagne!!! Hic! And a guy making hot pancakes to order.
The pool was good but cold, probably be warmer in the middle of summer.
All in all an excellent value for money holiday. One word of warning if you're travelling with Thomas Cook your luggage allowance is only 15kgs and they charge you 9 Euros for every kg over that."
- Travel date: Fri 19th of October 2007
We have just returned from a 2 weeks sta...
"We have just returned from a 2 weeks stay in the Michelangelo. After reading some of the comments about the hotel I was worried about staying there, however the only down side to this hotel is that it is very Spanish orientated.
The pool side was excellent and the rooms were more than adequate. Cleaners came in every day and the beds were changed every second day. I read on quite a few sites that the air conditioners did not work we however didn't have a problem. As we soon realised that the doors and windows had sensors on them and until they were shut the air conditioning didn't work.
It is within walking distance to everything. People have written that the kitchens weren't up to much however I managed to cook a full Sunday dinner in ours."
- Travel date: Fri 21st of September 2007
Stayed in the Michaelangelo Apartments t...
"Stayed in the Michaelangelo Apartments the last two weeks in August. Rooms are basic need upgrading, entertainment was more for the Spanish.
Beware of the man behind the reception desk as he cannot count when exchanging money (80euros short) and must be on a back hander with the doctors as he told us all medical centres were shut and a doctor was on the way after my son had an accident. They take your 80euros off you and then still send you to the local hospital in the middle of nowhere, so they can get some more money out of you, so be very careful. Make sure you contact your rep first as when my husband spoke to the rep the following day she was very surprised that they said that because all medical centres are open 24hrs a day. "
- Travel date: Sat 1st of September 2007
"We felt that the Michelangelo was a very good hotel. It is conveniently situated for the beach, and as we were self catering the supermarket was 2 mins away which was very handy. The cooker in the room wasn't that good so we did eat in the hotel dining room most of the time. The prices were very reasonable and the food was very nice with lots of variety. The room was comfortable and is cleaned every day. We had a balcony that overlooked the street which could get a little noisy at times but it was interesting to watch the world go by!
The pool area could do with a bit of 'TLC'. Some of the slabs around the pool were wobbly but on the whole it was very clean and pleasant. (Be early if you want a sunbed) Inflatables weren't allowed in the pool but my kids played with a ball and that was ok. They also enjoyed the pool tables which cost 1 euro a time.
We had a very pleasant holiday and the staff were helpful. The lock up room for your luggage is secure and useful if you have a late flight."
- Travel date: Wed 15th of August 2007
We have spent 2 weeks at the Michelangel...
"We have spent 2 weeks at the Michelangelo Apartments and after reading some of these reviews before we went we were a little nervous about this holiday however we found the hotel to be very nice including all the staff, the rooms were basic but you havenât paid to stop in the Ritz.
The hotel is in a perfect location just a short walk from the beach, we ate in the restaurant a few times and found this to be better value for money and nicer than a lot of places in Salou, however I would recommend The Vines as they serve nice meals and also the Little Hampton do a lovely Sunday lunch, overall we really enjoyed our holiday Salou is a good place for all ages and would recommend Michelangelo as it was clean and quite, the pool does become shady from about 16:30pm but by which time we had enough of the sun for one day anyway.
We went to the aqua park in La Pindea which is well worth a visit, our 3 year old loved it, would recommend buying your Portaventura tickets from your travel agents before you go as they are very expensive when you get there (we paid Â£100 for 2 week passes for 2 adults from the travel agents where as it is 35euros each adult each visit when you get there) we could then just go for a couple of hours and come and go as we pleased (avoid weekends very busy).
All in all would recommend this hotel and Salou.
- Travel date: Sun 24th of June 2007