82 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Hotel was not catering for english, was...
"Hotel was not catering for english, was full of germans, dutch and spanish, food was terrible and dripping in oil, only decent thing to eat was boiled eggs.
None of staff could speak english and we spent more time trying to ask for what was needed. nothing was explained to us at all as to were shops were or any excursions were booked.
Guests were very rude if not able to speak there language and staff did not help.
Only good thing about hotel was the swimming pools, as long as you didnt use indoor as you had to pay extra which was not stated
- Travel date: Thu 25th of September 2008
me and my boyfriend stayed in this holid...
"me and my boyfriend stayed in this holiday - we had read really bad reviews!! We loved this hotal and would stay again next year!! the food was plain and simple but with a hotel catering for 1,500 + guests a day with 3 meals to cool you can't expect a la carte dinners!! but there is always enough to get by! staff were friendly and tried their best at english! towels changed everyday and beds made everyday!! "
- Travel date: Wed 10th of September 2008
i thought the hotel was horrible, me and...
"i thought the hotel was horrible, me and my boy friend went as a relaxing holiday before our baby arrives in february i was wrong.
as mentioned the food was terrible who wants to eat pizza and chips every night if i wanted to do that id stay at home that would be a lot cheaper then spending hundreds just to go there to eat the same food i can at home.
the meat had not been cooked properly and was full of fat which put me off of eating any thing from there, i do not know what they had put in there spag bowl as it didnt look or smell like mince meat but only word i can use to describe it is dog food.
their entertainment was awful i wouldnt even call it entertainment how can it be when its all in spainish??? im all up for embracing the coulture when you go abroad but this was ridiculous as i had no problem with it untill the last couple of days when you have no idea whats being said but you can hear every one laughing it makes you feel like a real out sider.
the only good thing about the over all holiday was the short distance to the beach and the english pub we found which was round by the supermarket called the george and the dragon we ended up having breakfast there EVERY morning as the food at the hotel was disgusting and looked like a childs play set of plastic food.
if you think this hotel still sounds nice then go for it but i wish i had read the full reviews of every one i would have not choose to stay there.
people say dont judge a book by its cover but with this hotel i would!!!!!
- Travel date: Wed 10th of September 2008
The worse hotel that I ever was. The foo...
"The worse hotel that I ever was. The food was descanting.
This hotel was without any dough the worse hotel I was, the food was descanting, the employs of the restaurant were all very disagreeable, specially de manager of the restaurant .+/- 20 minutes before finishing the hour started to take off the food of one of the rooms and in the others 2 rooms they stopped to put more food. Every thing in this hotel was bad except the playground for kids.
I can say that this hotel is a machine to make money, without any well-being of its guests.
They had been simply the worse vacations of always.
I apologies for my English but Iâm Portuguese and I have some difficulties.
- Travel date: Tue 9th of September 2008
After reading the reviews from other sit...
"After reading the reviews from other sites bout Jamie 1 i have to say i was very nervous as to what i would expect when i arrived. I was very pleased with everything with the hotel. It was clean and tidy and the maid was in every day to keep the cleanleness. The staff were all very very helpful and friendly expecially Danielle who helped with everything we needed to sites to see and how to get there. The food was always good and a great variety.Also the hotel was situated in the perfect location close to the theme parks, easy travel and near beautiful beaches and resturants. Thank you for a pleasent and wonderful stay!"
- Travel date: Tue 9th of September 2008
I have just returned from a weeks holida...
"I have just returned from a weeks holiday to the Jaime ! hotel and after reading the reviews i was really anxious. I needn't have been. Everything seemed great on arrival. The rooms were clean and very spacious, i have 3 children aged 2,5,and 6 and we are normally all in 1 room but here there was a separate room with it's own bathroom all connected to our room, fantastic. The food was great not cold always fresh and a really good selectionthere was always something for everyone,l it does get very busy though with everyone rushing around. The staff were polite at all times. the only down side was the pool area, at first it looked lovely loads of space loads of chairs 2 large pools but unfortuneately they were always really dirty. By the third day i wouldn't go in it as there was always something touching youplasters hair etc, First thing in the morning i swam past a hair ball the size of an orange, needless to say I felt very sick. I made a complaint and found out that I wasn't the first to complain but it didn't change. We then used to go across the road to the 4 star hotel to swim where it was lovely and clean and when you got out you didn't feel yopu had to shower off everyone else's scum. Anyway had a good time but wouldn't go back as we didn't like Salou either. Much prefer the greek way of life!!"
- Travel date: Tue 5th of August 2008
Just got back from a weeks holiday at th...
"Just got back from a weeks holiday at the Jaime 1 Hotel, after reading the reviews I was concerned about the quality of the hotel, however I found it an excellent hotel and would definitely return!!
The hotel is very clean and the rooms are cleaned every day. The rooms are a good size and are all air conditioned! The breakfast was basic but there was a wide choice for your evening meal and the food was lovely!! There are two large pools with plenty of sun loungers on the terrace.
The location is ideal as it is five minutes from the beach and all the main restaurants and bars.
There were very few British guests staying at the hotel, mostly Spanish guests at the hotel however this is typical of many of the hotels in Salou, the majority of the entertainment was also in Spanish but this was not an issue as we went out to the local bars at night.
I had a fantastic holiday and would definitely return to the Jaime 1 Hotel!!
- Travel date: Mon 4th of August 2008
I have just returned from three nights a...
"I have just returned from three nights at Jamie I hotel. After reading the reviews before i went i was quite worried . I found the hotel very good. The rooms are very clean and the cleaners come in every day. The staff were friendly . The only downside was the food. The breakfast was ok and there was always fresh rolls etc. But the dinner was not very nice. The food was cold so we only ate there one night. The location of the hotel is ideal as the beach and shops are very near. The pools are great. Yes the sunbeds are taken first thing in the morning but we still found room round the pool and there are plenty of chairs you can sit on. The entertainment is aimed at the spanish but it was ok to watch. The bar stays open till midnight . I would not hesitate to return to this hotel again. "
- Travel date: Sun 27th of July 2008
We stayed at the jamie 1 hotel last sept...
"We stayed at the jamie 1 hotel last september, after reading reviews i was terrified, but we need not have been, yes the food was repeated after a while but what do you expect
if you stay anywhere for 2 weeks!! The pool was clean, rooms were spotless, anyone that complaned about this holiday needs to pay more and stay in a 5 star hotel!! it was money well spent for us."
- Travel date: Sun 20th of July 2008
it is now june 2008 an we are packing fo...
"it is now june 2008 an we are packing for our 5th stay at Jaimie,the rooms are standard but spotless;maids make beds,clean rooms an put fresh towels daily. the staff will not put up with unacceptable behaviour either.the food is buffet style hot/cold dishes inc deserts, tea,coffee,juices included at breakfast other meals drinks purchased but prices ok.special section for children-cooked there an then ! not pre cooked/the usual chicken nuggets,fish fingers,burgers,fries.yes the entertainment can be repetative but you are 3/4 min walk to main town where there is plenty to do, mixture of tavernas,cafes,restaurants an shops, all open till very late.nightlife great for the younger generation but never experienced problems [as police pesence strong,in early hours when clubs empty]we been to a few ourselves an we in early 40s.the beach is staight opposite the town,[just cross the street] and is always clean.[machine,dragged cleaned nightly]
People moan staff speak little spanish,food has spanish dishes,an entertainment spanish/translated to other languages.YOU ARE IN SPAIN if you want everthing english then stay in britian.We love jaimie an we are a mixed family under 5,20+,40+ an 60+. give it a try."
- Travel date: Thu 26th of June 2008
Just got back from a weeks holiday in sa...
"Just got back from a weeks holiday in salou, staying at the Jaime 1, after reading the previous reviews, i wasn't quite sure what to expect, bit i have to say it looks like the Jaime1 has certainly cleaned up their act.
We stayed in the picasso building half board. Rooms were spacious we had 3 single beds, balcony and great shower roomand bath. Room had heating and air con. TV with 1 english channel. Maid sevice daily with clean towels and bins emptied.
Ther is a huge dining area with meals on a buffet service. Food was very varied with a choice of chicken pasta, pork, pizza, fish and a great salad bar. I have to say i never had a bad meal the whole week i stayed here.
Pool area is great with plenty of loungers, although we prefer the beach. Bars and nightlife only a short walk 5-10mins, and beach about the same distance.
Overall the Jaime1 was excellent value for money.
- Travel date: Sun 25th of May 2008
We went as a family of 4, 2 children 9,6...
"We went as a family of 4, 2 children 9,6. Hotel location was fab not to near the night life but close enough to walk too, great! Room was cleaned every day basic but with air con that worked! Entertainment was great for the kids throught the day and the evening infact the children were sad when we had to leave Manuel and Chloe! Pool side was great lots of pool choice for all of us! The kids park was great and near! Ok the food was a bit boring after a week, and we could of done with a little more choice as I have dietry needs, but the kids were happy to try and experiment spanish food, but hey we're in Spain dont wants english food! Staff were polite but found some of the spanish guests very rude! Over all for the price and the location and small flight a good holiday that I will in time return too!!
- Travel date: Wed 14th of May 2008