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“Last minute summer escape”
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California Palace
Ranked #41 of 94 Hotels in Salou
Worcester, United Kingdom
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“Last minute summer escape”
Reviewed 21 August 2012

Booked this at the last minute to escape the English summer and find some sun. The weather was fabulous, the hotel very clean, well maintained rooms and pool area and entertainment available should you want it. Wifi cost very reasonable and reception staff very helpful. Food plentiful but personally disappointed with selection and flavour, lots of local restaurants nearby well worth a look. Lots to do in Salou just 500m to a sandy beach and promenade. Also not far to Barcelona, Montserrat etc. Good destination, tip, book a low cost flight to Reus, taxi to Salou only 30 euros and book your hotel, no need to pay tour operator prices!

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

We stayed here in the summer, and overall we were very pleased with this hotel.
The hotel is clean and the rooms are cleaned on a daily basis. The staff were very friendly. We enjoyed lots of watersports, such as water polo and water aerobics. We also enjoyed the swimming pool and jazuzzi which was actually very quiet(I think you have to pay extra).

This hotel is about a 10 minute walk to the beach where there is a selction of shops, resautrants and cafe's, there is also quite a lot of activities to do aswell, we saw inflatables out in the sea, banana boats, zumba dancing classes by the beach and we also had a boat trip on a catamarang. Opposite the hotel there was a small shop that has food, gifts,drinks,toys etc. I would highly recommend going on the barcelona trip (ask for information or leaflet) where we saw the magic fountains light up at night and went shopping for an hour. We also went to see the olympic park and the famous cathedral. It was well worth the money!!
We also went to PortAventura, the water park, it was a good day out, there is a good few rides there and a big pool with river to go round, the food is quite pricey though.
There is a very good selection of food at the hotel, they catered for everyone. The desserts were delcious too!
When we got to the pool in the morning most of the sunbeds had been reserved with towels, so if you do want a sunbed, it's best to get up quite early.
Overall this hotel was very good and worth a 4*....

Room Tip: We were sleeping in the room facing towards the road(opposite the shop) and we had a very good night...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

Firstly why anyone would write a review based on wifi beats me! It's August in Spain or gods sake review on things people are interested in! Rant over! I personally paid 1 euro for 1 hours wifi, hardly breaks the bank does it! We found the hotel to be very clean, rooms adequate, air con was very good, we stayed full board and the selection and quality was very good, as good or if not better as any other hotel we have visited in Spain. Best part was not having to worry about reserving a sun bed! You get one any time of day. All though they are little tired and could do with replacing( my only negative) try the little spanish bar opposite hotel entrance, very friendly and at least 50% cheaper than on the front. Hotel location is a fair walk from tourist area and 10/15 mins stroll to beach. Taxi back from main area by fountain was €7.50 and required! if you want a holiday that doesn't depend on free wifi then you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Road can be noisy, pool view is quietest side
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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East Yorkshire
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

Stayed at the hotel with my 4 year old daughter. The hotel is clean and the one woman entertainment team are the only positives I can really comment on. I found that due to the method of booking I was not ellligible for the free wi-fi in the reception area. I did complain vehemently but they were not interested. So be warned double check your booking as the so called free wi-fi access is not necessarily free. Internet terminals were available in the hotel at a cost of 1Euro for 15 min however I was aware of a number of people who were paying to access on their own laptops. My guess is if it is provided on this basis then you may be in the minority to be able to access the 'free wi-fi'. Also charging for drinks even water at the evening meal times is a bit much.
As I have said the only saving grace is that the pool is cleaned daily and the rooms are cleaned daily.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Leyland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

Just returned from a week at the Calafornia Palace.This was our first time to mainland spain and it was brilliant. The Calafornia Palace was an exceptional 4 start Hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful.The rooms were clean and well maintained on a daily basis.The dining room was nicely laid out and the Food Choice was excellent,plenty of variety for adults and children alike. In the surrounding area there were plenty of Bars to have food and drink. There was a short 10 minute walk to the Beach and Marina. The Busses were frequent to hop on and go to neighbouring towns. The Portaventura Aqua park was one of our day trips out and i would advise anyone to buy their Tickets at their Travel Agents before they go so that you can skip the long queues when you get there. I would also recommend the Barcelona Ultimate Trip, its a long day but well worth it when you see the Magic Fountains at the end.

Room Tip: Try get a room overlooking the Pool.They all have Balconies.This is not a noisy hotel so whether you...
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Additional Information about California Palace

Property: California Palace
Address: C/ Ciutat de Reus 7-9, 43840 Salou, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Tarragona > Costa Dorada > Salou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Salou
#28 Luxury Hotel in Salou
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,296 - ₹ 13,564
Hotel Class:4 star — California Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 163
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California Palace Salou, Costa Dorada

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