28 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
A wide choice of food
"Fr a 3 star hotel this hotel had the best choice of food ever. Choose the grill bar at the end if you want food cooked in front of you. Buffett food sometimes only warm but what a choice. Themed meals most days. Restaurant staff excellent. Bar staff not that helpful with the English. Rooms comfortable and vvery clean.
Dissapointed with pool area too small for size of hotel and entertainment in evening is around the pool but never enough chairs and tables. Luckily beach close by but about a 10minute slow walk but it is beautiful.
This hotel is in the Spainish end of Salou so dont expect English bars and nightlife it is quite here. English part about 20minute walk and very lively.
Plenty of transport and theme parks only 10euros by taxi away. Would go back but to another hotel with larger pool area so you did not have to go to beach to sit outside"
- Travel date: Sat 1st of September 2007
"we have recently stayed at this hotel,my wife and I. We both speak some Spanish,which is helpful at this Hotel.However,if you wish a really good,"chill out",holiday in the Sun,then,this is the one for you.The fact that it is mainly a "Spanish " hotel ,was GREAT,because you can get away from the usual complaints from Brits Abroad. You can stay a week without speaking English if you wish,However the Staff are both friendly and bi-lingual,if not tri-lingual.Food,amenities,room,swimming pool,spa,room,and Staff ,especially are very good."
- Travel date: Fri 31st of August 2007
"I have just returned from Spain, my son and i stayed at the Eurosalou. I had read some of the reviews and was unsure to begin with.
However the hotel was great, the food was above average and the staff were very helpful.
The room was big enough for 2 people but not big enough if you had a child of over 6-8 years old as it would be cramped.
This part of Salou is quite, but you are only yards from the main shops and high street.
It is great for the station if you wish to get the train into Barcelona.
The beach is about 700meters away, not to far in my book, and the beach and water sports on offer is fantastic.
There are other hotels in Salou and Tarragones i noticed that looked great but be careful there is so much building work going on you could find that although your hotel looks great the scenery may be diggers and cranes!
The Eurosalou was situated perfectly in my view and would recommend to friends and family. The water parks and Theme parks are a taxi ride away, around 10Euros per trip.
The hotel had a number of guests from all countries but mainly spanish on our visit, but everyone was friendly and why go to Spain if you don't expect the Spanish to be there!!
So if you have booked this hotel i am sure you won't be disappointed, relax, and enjoy
I fully intend to return next year!"
- Travel date: Thu 23rd of August 2007
"The hotel is situated in the old town area, away from the noisier bars and clubs. It is a short walk to the beach, impressive promonade and train station. It is the nearest decent hotel to the train station, therefore you do get plenty of Spanish visitors to the hotel who come via the train, mainly from Barcelona. Plenty of Brits and other nationalities however. There are several bars and restaurants inthe area including a "British" bar.
The rooms are of a good size but could use extra storage facilities. The rooms are air conditioned and have modern, good sized bathrooms with walk in showers.
The food is good. Many different dishes to choose from which change each day and there are chefs dedicated to fresh pasta, pizza and griddled fish and meat dishes in addition to the hot & cold buffet selection. Breakfast was good with fresh pancakes cooked to order in addition to the usual selection.
The Pool is not the largest but adequate. There could do with being more loungers for the amount of guests but difficult to see where these would be placed.
Activiies are great. Instructions in Spanish and English. Had a great time with guests from Britain and other countries. Mixing with other nationalities was the biggest plus of the holiday, although some of the Spanish are very rude, selfish and ignorant of others. However, this is not true of all Spanish people and made friends with some.
We had hired a car so getting to the theme park was no problem. Maybe some of the poor reviews here are because of the lack of research into the location of the hotel."
- Travel date: Sat 11th of August 2007
not the best
"wel this hotel is not the best hotel ive ever been to.the food gets a little repatative?chips n chops most nights!but if ur not a fussy eater then u could probably find something different each night?i can not comment on the breackfast as i did not go to breakfast?me and my boyfriend ate in the resteraunte 2 nights then got bored of it so decided to go else were for food.the hotel is not ideally situated,although the beach is not to far away, the nightlife is a good 30 minute walk from hotel.the room that we stayin in was on the 3rd floor,the bathroom was nothing like it the picutes!our bath had some sort of rust at the bottom of it!the room was small but liveable?however the whole hotel seems 2 slant as when we were playin pool the balls were rolling into the pockets!also there is only two plugs in the room,1 in the bedroom n 1 in the bathroom,which was rather annoying!the pool does not open utill 10 o'clock and there was always a large que waiting too get into the pool area becauses there were no enough sun loungers for all the guests!the hotel was rather noisey when we stayed there!it did not quieting down until 1.30am!!!because this hotel is situated at the spanish end of the resort, alot of spanish people can be heared late at night shouting at each other!the entertainment in the hotel was mostly done in spanish even though there were only 5 spannish familys stayin in the hotel the rest were fron the uk or ireland!so why the choose to do it in spannish ill never know!!the entertainment goes on til aroung 12 at night?i woud never go back to this hotel!!"
- Travel date: Tue 7th of August 2007
thumbs up for eurosalou
"My family and i stayed at the euro salou for 10 nights from july 15th 07. Was pretty unsure about this hotel after reading all those bad reviews . All i can say is either managment have responded to your reviews or some people are hard to please .
Not a bad word to say . Food was great with plenty of choice , friendly staff , hotel and pool area very clean . Cound do with a few more sunbeds but didnt realy affect us as we dont spend 24/7 at the pool. The hotel is positioned in a very nice area of Salou , near the port and a short walk to the centre and beach .10 out of 10 for eurosalou look forward to seeing you next year."
- Travel date: Tue 7th of August 2007
we all loved the eurosalou hotel !
"my family and i stayed at the eurosalou in july 2007, and despite some bad reviews i read, i have to say we really loved it . the hotel was very clean [and i 'am a real clean freak] the staff very polite, and it was only a short taxi ride to portaventura, costing 7 euros. we are going to book again for next year. even my six children loved it and their age ranges from 14 to 1, so there is something for everyone and plenty evening entertainment for them to join in. i would give it a 10 out of 10."
- Travel date: Mon 6th of August 2007
"Was unsure about the hotel before my stay after reading the reviews already posted, but all i can say is, if you feel the need to be surrounded by bars owned by yorkshire lasses dont stay in this area. If you are happy to actually go to spain you should be fine. I have nothing bad to say about this hotel apart from the fact it was spoilt by one or two english/scottish people who made me ashamed and made me understand why we have a bad reputation.
The hotel is very good and the staff helpful and friendly. They all spoke good english. If you are comfortable not being surrounded by english people all the time you will be happy here."
- Travel date: Wed 11th of July 2007
"Hubby and I booked for 3 nights at very reasonable rates,Our room was lovely ,staff great,food was great with a wide choice to suit all tastes,and its positioned at the lovely peaceful end of Salou,,quite Spanish not to tacky,,only 15 mins walk to the main centre,,If your disabled your well catered for,they even have a hydraulic seat to get you in the pool,We will go there again without a doubt,,if you have young children this proberbly isnt the place for you,but if your a couple then we think its perfect. They had entertainment every night and also things going on in the day,A lot of Spanish people stay at this hotel which we loved as we adore the Spanish people,,so go and enjoy,,,"
- Travel date: Mon 11th of June 2007
"I stayed at this hotel with my husband and 2 year old daughter. We had a very pleasant experience here the food was excellent and the location was far enough away from the hustle and bustle of salou to get a good night sleep. The hotel was very clean and the pool was excellent. Although the size of the room was extremely small I would recommend this hotel as all other aspects exceeded a 3* hotel."
- Travel date: Thu 25th of January 2007
Avoid this over rated Hotel !!!
"Never been to such a disappointing supposedly 3 star hotel before, food always cold, queueing for breakfast, lunch and evening meals as there were never enough tables available for the amount of guests, restaurant staff rude, ignorant and unfriendly unless you were spanish. Had to chase waiters around restaurant to receive a drink as we were all inclusive what a mistake) very limited option and latvian girls serving behind the pool snack bar even ruder than the restaurant staff.Pool area very small and shady, never enough sunbeds unless you wanted to join yet another queue from 9 am as the pool area didn't open til 10 am, then a mad rush began fighting for sunbeds, got to be seen to be believed. Rooms very small, wardrobe not adequate for even 2 people and balcony never cleaned once during our 14 night stay.Not to be recommended and to be totally avoided !!"
- Travel date: Tue 27th of August 2013
eat, drink, enjoy but lock up your money!!
"the hotel itself was lovely, all areas clean and presented well. the bedrooms were comfortable but not very spacious - my daughther has a young baby and once the cot arrived there was very little room to manouvre. the pool area was lovely but the people queing at 8.30am for sunbeds, the pool not open until 10am, was pathetic and if you saw them running to get the best beds when opened it was unbelieveable.
we went all inclusive and the food could not be faulted, there was something for everyone and good variation at every sitting. the pool bar offers snacks which were also nice and cooked fresh not hanging around like some places. drinks available from 11-11 could have had a little more choice, quite limited although you do get 50% off if you choose something that is not included :)
the area itself was a bit too residential for our liking, although no too far from amenities.beach is about 5-10mins walk. a lot of quite rude spanish people in the hotel who thought it was their right to be there not ours, entertainment all spanish - i know we were in spain but we paid good money for this holiday and maybe one night of english entertainment could have been thrown in just to make us feel welcome as there were plenty of other english families staying there.
the one BIG thing which put a dampner on the holiday was the fact that the maid/maids who cleaned the rooms STOLE money from both our rooms , everything locked in the safe, nothing lying visibly around, they found it acceptable to rummage through the kids backpacks and take the money that family had kindly given them to go away. so if you do go here make sure you lock evrything in safe as STAFF are NOT TRUSTWORTHY!!
we went to salou for a chilling, relaxing holiday and we didnt intend to do a lot else, but if thats not what you are looking for it might be advisable to book somewhere a bit closer to the tourist areas.
- Travel date: Tue 16th of August 2011