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Hotels in Salou on the Costa Dorada, Catalonia, Spain

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SALOU FEATURED HOTELS - COSTA DORADA, SPAIN
Salou - a seaside resort and tourist center, about 10 km from Tarragona on the Costa Dorada, Spain. Aside from its string of beaches interrupted by rocky coves, and its landscaped promenade, one of its main attractions is the Port Aventura complex, a large theme park. Click to view map
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Augustus Hotel, Cambrils/Salou
The Augustus Hotel is a seafront resort property situated directly on the beach overlooking the promenade in the resort of Salou on the Costa Dorada. It is five kilometres from Cambrils and 10 kilometres from Port Aventura. Amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a swimming pool for adults, with a separate pool for children and a sun terrace. Drinks are available from the poolside bar, and kids can be kept amused at the kids' club.  There is also an entertainment programme, musical shows, dances and folklore evenings, and a TV room with a large satellite television and video screenings.  The Augustus Hotel has a modern restaurant serving buffet-style Mediterranean and international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Children can enjoy the playground, and other activities include billiards and video games. Augustus Hotel offers 340 air-conditioned guestrooms, located on five floors, which have simple, modern decor with tiled floors and wooden furnishings. 
Hotel Cala Font, Salou
The Hotel Cala Font is housed in an eight-storey tower block overlooking a bay with a sandy beach, and is located three kilometres from the centre of the resort town of Salou.  The hotel offers an outdoor pool with a bar, as well as a dedicated children's pool. Guests can unwind in the jetted tub. A kids' club and a children's playground will keep younger guests entertained.  In the evenings, guests can unwind over drinks in the hotel bar or play pool in the games room. Diners can head for the Cala Font restaurant, which serves a buffet of international dishes and Spanish specialities. Those arriving by car will find garage-parking facilities on site. The Port Aventura theme park is six kilometres from the hotel, and the Modern Art Museum is ten kilometres away.  The 312 guestrooms feature light decor, brightly patterned fabrics and sliding glass doors leading to balconies. 
Hotel President. Salou
The Hotel President is located in Salou, Spain, 70 metres from the beach. The railway station in the centre of town is 200 metres away. Port Aventura theme park is three kilometres.  Designed in a contemporary style with a neutral colour scheme, the Hotel President has a lounge with cream sofas, and a roof terrace area with large hot tubs and a sauna.  The hotel restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It offers a selection of international dishes. There is also a ground-floor cafeteria with terrace area. Breakfast is complimentary, and half-board rates are also available.  Services include bicycle hire and ticket- booking. A 24-hour room service is available. There is also live music in the restaurant at weekends.  The 56 air-conditioned guestrooms all have balconies, some with views of the sea. Rooms have wooden laminate floors and blue bedspreads with matching curtains.
Jaime I Hotel, Salou
The Jaime I Hotel is located on the Costa Dorada, in the resort town of Salou, Spain, 300 metres from the centre of Salou and 500 metres from the beach. The hotel is 2.5 kilometres from the Port Aventura theme park, and the ancient town of Tarragona is approximately 15 kilometres to the north.  With a restaurant, shops, a hair salon and five bars, including one by the pool, the Jaime I Hotel is a self-contained modern resort. Facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a health club with a gym, squash court, sauna, spa tub and Turkish bath. A splash pool and playground are provided for children, and the kids' club offers supervised activities. A buffet-style complimentary breakfast is served each morning, with lunch and dinner buffets available later in the day. The beach, 500 metres away, offers opportunities for boat hire, scuba diving and snorkelling.  Activities available in the local area include golf, tennis and horseback riding. 
Jardines Paraisol, Holiday Apartment Complex, Salou
Set amid lush greenery, the Jardines Paraisol is a modern property located within 500 metres of the beach and Salou town centre, and ten kilometres from Reus. Guests can enjoy a stroll through the hotel gardens and go for a cooling dip in the hotel's outdoor pool, which comes complete with a waterfall and slides. The hotel also offers a play area for children. Further practical amenities include a multilingual staff on hand to exchange currency and offer tour assistance.  Sun worshippers can pend a day at the beach, next to the hotel. Those with children can head to the Port Aventura fun park, two kilometres away, which offers roller-coasters, rides and live entertainment. The 59 modern apartments are decorated in light colours with patterned fabrics and painted wood furnishings and open onto balconies.
Sol Costa Daurada, Salou
The Sol Costa Daurada is a modern resort situated in Salou on the Costa Dorada, 900 metres from a beach and one kilometre from Port Aventura theme park. The hotel is close to many of the areas main attractions; five kilometres away is the Aquopolis aqua park, while Tarragona and its Roman ruins, shops and restaurants, is 15 kilometres distant.  The hotel's Restaurante Mediterraneo offers Mediterranean buffet cuisine served in a cool ambience with modern furnishings.  Guests can swim in the indoor and outdoor pools, and there is a separate children's pool, all within gardens, with ample terraces for sunbathing and a poolside bar serving snacks. The spa centre is the place to unwind, featuring an indoor pool, gymnasium, jetted tub, sauna, Turkish Bath, solarium and a massage treatment room, while the Miniclub can keep kids out of trouble with a range of activities. 
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Salou Tourist Information   by Gary Marshall

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Salou is a family holiday resort situated on the Costa Dorada, around 50 miles (80km) south-west of Barcelona. The town's biggest draw is the main sandy beach, Playa Levante, which is clean and well-maintained. It also boasts calm and shallow water making it ideal for children. Playa Levante has excellent facilities including lifeguards, snack bars, sun beds and a first aid post. Salou has several other good beaches, most notably Playa de Poniente which borders the neighbouring resort of Cambrils, and the pretty little Playa de Capellans which is overlooked by cliffs. If you are into waterspouts there are plenty of choices available at the marina, including scuba diving, water-skiing, windsurfing, jet-skiing and kayaking.

Alongside the beach runs a lovely seafront promenade, Passeig Jaume I, which is lined with landscaped gardens, palm trees and flower beds. At one end of the promenade is the Font Lluminosa, designed by Carles Buida. This beautiful fountain is best viewed at night-time when it becomes the subject of a spectacular light and water show. Halfway along the seafront is the Jaume I monument, built in 1965, which celebrates this famous Catalan king who set sail from Salou in 1229 on his voyage to recapture Mallorca from the Moors.

Another of Salou's important landmarks is the 16th century watchtower of Torre Vella, which was built to help protect this stretch of coastline from attacks by pirates. It now houses a municipal museum and regular art exhibitions, while the tower's gardens contain Adoma Puig's sculpture of the three maidens. For an insight into the area's rural heritage, the Masia Catalana is worth visiting. This is in fact a modern reproduction of a typical Catalan farmhouse, but one that was built using traditional methods. Inside are exhibits which trace the evolution of farming methods through the centuries.

Other notable attractions in Salou include the Old Customs House and Harbour master's Office, both impressive early 19th century buildings which have played an important role in the town's maritime history. The church of Santa Maria del Mar also has links with the sea, having been built in 1766 for use by sailors. Inside the church are Josep Grau Garriga's contemporary-style baptistery decorations which were painted in 1964.

For younger visitors the nearby Port Aventura, regarded by many as one of the best theme parks in Europe, is a must-visit. There is plenty here to keep thrill-seekers happy, including the Dragon Khan rollercoaster and Grand Canyon Rapids, as well as more gentle rides for small children. The park is based on the theme of five worlds: Mexico, Far West, Mediterranean, Polynesia and China. Adjoining Port Aventura is the Costa Caribe water park. There is also a small funfair at the end of Passeig Jaume I with traditional rides such as the big wheel.

The nearest airport to Salou is at Reus, around 9 miles (6km) away. Salou has a train station, with regular services to Barcelona and Valencia. There are frequent bus services from Salou to neighbouring Cambrils and Tarragona, with an infrequent service to Reus Airport.

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Latest update: September 25, 2012