Costa Dorada: Average Review Ratings

Average Review Ratings for Costa Dorada

Weather:
4.5
Holiday:
3.5
Accommodation:
3.5
Food:
3.5
Nightlife:
2.5
Overall:
3.5
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1. Salou - Costa Dorada

Weather:
5
Holiday:
4
Accommodation:
4
Food:
3
Nightlife:
2
Overall:
4

Weather

This year and last we went on the last week of August and first week of September. Weather was glorious last year, extremely hot. This year still very hot but tempered with a breeze, which made it ideal for walking as well as sunbathing.

Evenings still wonderfully warm.

Holiday

We went for a quiet relaxing holiday to the Old Town part of Salou and stayed both times at the California Palace Hotel, which is exceptionally clean with friendly staff and a good variety of foods, that cater to all nationality tastes and preferences.

Old Salou and the Cambrill area is clean and quiet, which suited us. We would not have enjoyed staying at Cap Salou, which I feel caters more for younger energetic tourists and is far noisier and crowded. We are both sixty years of age.

I agree that the Spaniards will push past you and can be rude. However, others are charming and friendly. Furthermore some restaurants do ignore you if you are not Spanish and so these lose out on foreign custom: their loss. However, others, like the Sunset Street cafe bar, will offer a warm welcome to all.
The promenade is the ideal place for leisurely walks and comes to life with its colourful fountain displays and the water fountain spouts that the children love to run around and chance staying dry or getting wet. It is so lovely to see and hear the children`s enjoyment and they are all so full of life even at ten o'clock in the night

As for culture, it is true Salou itself is not the place for culture vultures, but a short bus ride away is Tarrangona and a little further away is Barcelona. Both places are easily accessible by bus and train and have lots to offer.

There is a street market in Salou on Mondays and in Cambrills on Wednesdays.
So deciding on what sort of holiday you want, you should look carefully at what area in the Costa Dorada you go to. If it's a quiet relaxing time enjoying the weather, the beach or the pool, Salou is the place.

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Yes

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Anonymous

2. simply wonderful

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
5
Overall:
5

Weather

Great every time we have been. Use plenty of sun tan lotion. We always come home with a lovely tan.

Very clean, friendly staff, clean streets ,local buses to theme park, plenty to do on the beach, british cafes if desired.

Really can not ask for a better holiday

Holiday

Very, very good value.

We have stayed in 5 hotels over the last 6 years, enjoyed days on the beach, shopping and visited markets.

Never had a bad day or night on either holiday.

Would really love my children and granchildren to visit as there is so much to do and see.

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Yes

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Anonymous

Mark Davies

3. Holiday to Salou

Weather:
4
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
4
Food:
4
Nightlife:
4
Overall:
5

Weather

The weather was good, a little overcast sometimes but mainly hot and sunny, about 28C.
At night you could walk around in a t-shirt and it dropped to about 19C.

Holiday

It was a great holiday.
Salou was very enjoyable, its a holiday resort pure and simple and won't suit culture vultures.
They were constantly cleaning the streets and emptying the bins, in fact Salou was the cleanest resort I have visited in Spain.
Some parts of town could do with a few euros spent on them but I could say the same for anywhere I have visited. I stayed at the Dorada Palace in an apartment and it was a very nice place to stay.
My best holiday to Spain and I will be going back this year.

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Yes

Review by :
Mark Davies

4. Costa Dorada - La Pineda

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
2
Overall:
5

Weather

The weather was fantastic, very hot days, 1 day was almost too hot to walk around. It had a couple of grey starts to the mornings but always turned out very sunny.

Holiday

Brilliant would definatly go back - we cant understand the bad reviews of Salou we thoroughly enjoyed it, looking around the beach shops surely thats what you expect from a beach resort right on the sea front!!
We stayed at Estival park hotel which was lovely had a great room which was very clean - the only thing was the staff on reception were quite rude and didnt make any effort with their quests. But apart from that we had a fantastic holiday and would definatly go back there.

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Yes

Review by :
Anonymous

5. Salou

Weather:
4
Holiday:
2
Accommodation:
3
Food:
3
Nightlife:
2
Overall:
1

Weather

Fantastic weather this is the best thing about Salou.
Long days of glorious sunshine and evening temperatures of 26 degrees. Plenty of places with air conditioning if you need to get out of the heat.

Holiday

Salou itself is dirty, tacky and in major need of a revamp. I found most of the spanish people to be quite rude and will not move aside when you are trying to walk past. The spanish themselves should complain about all the litter, the broken, dog messed, dangerous pot holed pavements. The Promenade is lovely but once you go away from there what a difference. Will I return to Salou no never again. Go to Benalmadena it is beautiful, really clean and the spanish people there are much more pleasent and friendly.

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No

Review by :
Anonymous

6. le tres calles/cambrils/miami platjes/le saint jordi

Weather:
5
Holiday:
1
Accommodation:
1
Food:
1
Nightlife:
1
Overall:
1

Weather

The weather is generally very good,clear skies the whole time we were there with no rain & approx 80 degrees most days at the end of june, 2 days we were there reached 100 degrees,at night it was approx 71 degrees

Holiday

This was the worst holiday ever!
The people in this region are not at all friendly to outsiders & they hate the British,expect to get treated with contempt wherever you go & the locals will overcharge British tourists on everything - there is one price for the Spanish & another for the British,there are a lot of little towns along the coast line most of which are dumps - there is filth & rubbish everywhere & prostitution is rife - expect to see prostitutes at least every 2 or 300 yards or so along the roads day & night & there are strip clubs everywhere,unless you are fluent in Spanish don't ever bother to go to any of these places except for Salou & Reus where the people are more friendly &* civilised,most of the costa dorada is not for the faint hearted we ended up paying extra to get early flights home

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No

Review by :
Anonymous

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