45 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Not a 4 star!!
"On first impression this hotel appeared to be very nice and stylish. The reception area was spacious and clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was ready on arrival which was a bonus as usually have to wait for 1-2 hrs. The room was lovely, clean and modern, the only downside was that there wasnt enough drawers and has to pile up t shirts etc. We were allocated a table in the dining room and kept this for the whole of our stay which was good as there was no queing. The food was excellent although not hot enough for me and there was no microwave in the dining room so you could hot it up. The pool area was lovely with two adult pools and a childrens pool but there wasnt enough space for many sunbeds as this area was taken up by tables and the most uncomfortable chairs I have ever sat in!!. The bar staff was great especially the waiter called Jesus, he was very nice and friendly. The location of this hotel couldnt be better with only a short walk to he beach, bars and shops. Would I go again - Im not sure!"
- Travel date: 28th June 2013
good position, friendly staff but very quiet hotel
"we stayed at the Delphin Park for a week from 8th May 2011 and were very happy on the whole with the hotel. We overlooked the back of the hotel which we didn't mind because it was very quiet and was nice to sit and have a drink. There was a bit of a safety issue I noticed on the balconies though - not an issue for us but there is a HUGE gap between the balcony wall and the floor and a small child could easily get their legs stuck in there. We were issued a time to eat which was way too early but that was easily changed without an issue. We noticed too that some couples were being made to sit with other couples they didn't even know - quite often they were'nt even the same nationality!! We were very lucky as we had our own table - bit regimented in my opinion - we prefer to sit where we please - which indeed was the case at breakfast. One thing which we couldn't quite believe was when we asked for a ice bucket for our wine the waiter said it was already cold!!!! I think he got a bit of a telling off for that!! It also took us quite a long time to get across that my husband needed a larger glass for his beer - the drinking glasses EVERYWHERE are so tiny!!! We ended up with about 12 glasses all the same size (small) on the table until we couldn't do anything for laughing!!! There was absolutely nothing happening at the hotel during the day - the kids club was never open and there was no entertainment. The majority of the guests were over 60 and the entertainment reflected this - it gradually got worse as the week went on!!! We always went out in the evenings so it wasn't a problem but it was always a laugh to see what was on this time! The surrounding area is really nice and there are plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes around; some lovely walks especially the coastal one and easy access on public transport to nearby towns - Nessabar is worth a visit - about 10 mins on the bus and has a lovely harbour and little town and some really nice places to eat. The beach is also lovely there and was practically deserted! Fabulous! The furthest bar on the strip which is also a restaurant is also a good place to stop and have a drink - there are some really comfy chairs and it's great to sit and read, have a drink and watch the world go by. We went to Barcelona on the train and loved it so much we went again on our last day!! It takes about an hour and a half on the train and was about Â£20 return for us both which was great value. One more thing to mention about the hotel itself is just what everyone else has been mentioning - the walls really ARE paper thin - so much so that I was glad the couple next door were french so that we couldn't understand what they were saying - had they been English they may have well been in the same room!!! I didn't believe people when they said just how much can be heard through those walls but trust me - you can hear EVERYTHING!!! Even on the balcony - I was sitting reading on evening and almost fell off the balcony when the guy on the balcony next door coughed - it sounded like he was right behind me and scared the living daylights out of me!!! On the whole it was an extremely relaxing, very welcome holiday and we have no major complaints about anything at all - just the picky little things which we just laughed off - if you go knowing what to expect they you will be fine"
- Travel date: 6th June 2011
"Everything was excellent. Every day cleaning, the food was very good and they even brought by at the last moment. The staff did a excellent job. The area is close by the beach and you dont have any trouble from partying peolple. so a very good hotel, staff and area"
- Travel date: 6th June 2011
"The Delfin Park Hotel is so far the best hotel i have been to. This year was my second time and i wish i had found it before! I have already booked it for next year because I have never met kinder staff (and I've been to alot of hotels). The waiters were so polite and very well manered. The cleaners always said hello or goodmoarning, and the chef was lovely always spoke and they all made us feel very welcome. I have to agree with my daughter Aldo was great with us, but sometimes on his nights off me had to wait ages for drinks but they always apologised as soon as they noticed. And Juan (the chef) Never walked past us without saying hi or giving a smile. The hotel is in a perfect position, it's close to the shops where you can grab a quick drink, close to the beach, it's only a 5 minute walk (if that). I would definately recomend Gaber's if you only go halfboard. It is quite a walk but then you're ready for something to eat. So overall the hotel I think should be a 5* instead of four because it has everything for young one's and older one's aswell. I would definately recomend it to anyone. Will see you's all next year. Want to know more or get incontact with the person who left this review, please email [email protected]"
- Travel date: 5th December 2010
"I have not long came back from this beautiful hotel. This year was my second and i am returning next year. The waiter Aldo was one of the many kind staff members, also Christian and the chef Juan. This hotel is close to almost everything and is great for adults and children of all ages. The maids are very polite and well all the staff are to be honest. Juan (or as Aldo calls him ''Robo Cop'') is very nice and always said Hola! I am realy looking forward to going back next year. Thanks for a great holiday, i honistly wouldn't go anywhere else now. Kirsten Harper + Nicola Harper x"
- Travel date: 9th August 2010
4* hotel that lives up to it's name!
"Stayed at the recently up-graded Delfin Hotel in June 2010 & had a wonderful holiday. Hotel in prime location for bars, restaurants, beach & Portaventura. Staff very friendly, rooms extremely clean with good service, although walls are a bit thin, as others have reported, but it didn't spoil our holiday. Were very pleased with restaurant. Having same table meant no problem finding a vacant table at busy times. Good choice of food, obviously mainly Spanish cuisine (which we like) but if you prefer more of an English type meal that was available too. If you like English bars try The Butler, opposite the Olympus Park hotel (2 min walk from the Delfin). Had great time there, watching World Cup - marvellous atmosphere! Don't forget the Spanish or Dutch bars, though, you can drink in English bars anytime at home. The Harbour is worth walking to in the evening, with illuminated fountains & really nice reatuarants that aren't expensive. Also take a walk towards the old town for good selection of shops & bars/cafes. We are a couple in our 60s, who still like a holiday with plenty of atmoshere & life so Salou & the Delfin Hotel fit the bill - have already booked again for 2011."
- Travel date: 4th August 2010
Nice Hotel BUT !!!
"There was a group of us aged 17 - 18 who stayed at this hotel for 7 nights. The hotel is very nice and in a brilliant location but this hotel would not be suitable for adults with children because they was hardly no entertainment during the day and night and not much choice of activites for children and adults. This hotel would be fantastic only for couples going away for a nice relaxing break. Food waise well i was not impressed with the choice and quality of food at breakfast and dinner as it was the same food everyday and the bacon was full of fat and not nice to eat. Restaurant staff were very friendly but could of been more professional on what the star rating was for this hotel. I felt that the reception staff could of been more friendier and welcoming as i did not feel welcomed when i arrived early hours in the morning.Swimming pools and rooms were very nice and clean and plenty of sunbeds for everyone. Salou had a good selection of supermarkets, restaurants and fantastic english, irish bars and night clubs. I would go back to this hotel later on in the year about the end of july for better weather. "
- Travel date: 6th July 2010
"Stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks and was brilliant! Lovely rooms, and a very clean hotel. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Bus journey from airport was quick and easy. The Delfin Park is in a great part of Salou, It is a 20minute walk to Portaventura which saves all the hassle of Bus Transfers etc! Shops, Restaurants, Bars etc are on your doorstep. Couldn't ask for any more. The only downer is the seating arrangments in the restaurant. You are placed with complete strangers if you are a couple or a small group of 3 etc. There are set times to go but after a couple of days we were just going when it suited us as long as it was after the time we were given to go, This was not a problem. Food in the restaurant morning and night was perfect for most people i'd say and i am quite a fussy eater! Walls in rooms are thin but in all honesty these small things can't overshaddow a great holiday hotel in a great location in a great part of Spain!Stayed June 21st to July 5th 2009. Enjoy. "
- Travel date: 13th October 2009
would go again
"we are a couple in our 50s and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. we were concerned after reading some bad reviews about this hotel but we found it clean, excellent food, very friendly and helpful staff, a good location not far from beach, bars and shops. the only things we would be critical about is thin walls, entertainment could have been better and the mini bar was not very cold. otherwise a good holiday and we will go to stay there again."
- Travel date: 2nd August 2009
watch out delphin stayers
"we just spent 2 weeks half board there hotel fab nice and claeen down side was the rooms was so hot 1 party in our group was disabled and was told by hotel his scooter was not allowed in hotel so had to spend 14 days in hotel as we didnt get scooter resrant food was horrible we had to eat out every night as all they cooked was pork as we dont eat pork on had chips every night"
- Travel date: 2nd June 2009
Good Hotel, Great time in salou
"My boyfriend and I (aged 20) went to salou for the first time last year (19th Aug 08). I wasnt sure about going to salou as i had heard alot of different things about it. The flight over was great as was the transfer! Thomson reps waiting outside the terminal to direct us to the coach, very professional!! As soon as we arrived at the hotel we checked in an straight away and was given access to our room. The key card gives you access to the room and powers the electricity as well. Room was good size with a spotless en suite (with hairdryer), air conditioning was sooooooo good, it was so cold at one point we had to turn it right down, balcony was great too, we had the biggest one as we were on the first floor in the corner!! Staff were great(even tho their english and my spanish isnt great), we had a problem with some wee ants on the balcony but the maid came straight up with the ant killer to get rid of them. The hotel has two tvs in the lounge and five computers for internet access, they also have a gym and a games room for all ages. Bar staff and serving staff were very nice, especially the waiter we had at dinner, he made the effort to talk to us and remember what drinks we had ordered during the week. Food was great too, I am really fussy and dont eat much meat but they had a choice for everyone which I was pleased about. The entertainment was good as well, real choice during the week we stayed at the delfin, they had flame throwers, flamenco dancers, singers and djs it was a good mix, they also had daytime programmes mostly for the kids. The poolside could get quite busy but it wasnt a problem for us because we werent there to sunbathe, the pool was cold as you would expect but just too cold for me, my boyfriend thought it was great tho. For me there was only a few problems: you can hear everthing that your neighbours are doing as the walls seem to be quite thin. We were right next door to the store room so the maids were crashing about trying to get the trolleys etc out of the room. There was a fridge, tv and safe which all had to be paid for, which I was really surprise at as I thought it would be free with the room, but saying that we wouldnt have used the fridge as it looked like it hadnt been cleaned in a while. When it comes to Salou I was surprised how much I actually liked it, I didnt know what to expect to be honest as this was our first holiday ever. There were 3 bars across from the hotel (robin hood, old brown cow & fox and the hound) the one I would really recommend is the robin hood, great food (especially the shepards pie) and great staff!! The black bull is also a nice pub for a quick bite to eat. We also drank in the ibrox bar and the rovers return during the week which was also two good pubs. The cafe right beside the ibrox bar does really good food including a great roll and sausage with black pudding(for us scots)!! The rovers return as the name suggests is a great english themed bar, during the day it was very quiet but really nice, the owner always asked us if we would like a movie put on for us which was really nice and the price of the drinks wasnt too bad either (just dont order cider anywhere in salou its about Â£4 a bottle, also the canned juices can be expensive like irn bru or pepsi at two euros per can, stick to draught) At night the rovers return was good fun, there were some kids games which even i found fun and I hate kids, plus there was a pop quiz, deal or no deal and a raffle. There were also beautiful restaurants along the sea front which I would recommend. We went to the Aquopolis in la pineda it was good but food was expensive and dont walk there it took us nearly an hour not realising that a bus takes you straight to it and it only takes 20 mins and costs 3 euros 50 for two singles. Only downside I found to Salou was: how the people try to hassle you into buying something in the stalls and that on the first few days my partner and I were offered drugs by someone pretending to work for the restaurants. all in all a really good holiday and would go back again !! "
- Travel date: 12th February 2009
hotel delfin park
"please read all of this it may help.the reception 10/10, the room 10/10, the pool erea 10/10 and the restaurant 4/10 if your a couple and english.when we got there you could not ask for anything more in a hotel clean and the staff so happy to help.our room was cleaned everyday. here we go the restaurant 1st your told what time to turn up 3 sitting 18.15, 19.15 and 20.15 we got 18.15 and was told we could not change the time. 2nd you are given a table number and are not aloud to sit anywere else no matter who sits there with you, if a family of 4 or more your fine if couple you will be sitting with someone you dont know please note there was empty tables as well. 3rd the restaurant staff do not help its sit there or leave. 4th if from russia or germany the food is fine "please note we are not a fish or chips couple" but something we could eat would of been fine. 5th the breakfast it was ok and you can sit anywere for breakfast. after 2 nights we ate out."
- Travel date: 14th October 2008
Top traveller tips for H10 Delfin
"favourite bar/restaraunt - the lazy wave, robin hood a close second. boat excursions"
"loved it and can't wait until i go back"
"Juan i will never forgt you!"
"Great for any age. Already booked for 2011"
"do not take young children to this hotel"
"Great town and has a bit of everything for everyone!"
H10 Delfin is also called
- H10 Delfin Park
- h10 delfin park salou
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