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in Tarragona & Tarragona Province, Cataluña, Spain
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AC Tarragona, Tarragona
The AC Tarragona is a modern
eight-storey hotel located in historic Tarragona, 500 metres from the main
train station and one kilometre from the cathedral. Guests can relax on
the terrace in warm weather and work out using the hotel's modern fitness
equipment. Business guests have the use of fully-equipped conference facilities
and there is wireless Internet access throughout the hotel; those guests
arriving by car will appreciate garage parking. The hotel restaurant, with
its minimalist-style decor, serves modern Spanish and Mediterranean dishes
and a wide range of fine local wines and is open for breakfast, lunch,
and dinner. The 115 air-conditioned guestrooms have crisp white bedding,
parquet flooring and modern cream decor. All include minibars, satellite
television, telephones, wireless Internet, and complimentary newspapers.
Ciutat de Tarragona, Tarragona
The modern silver-fronted
Hotel Ciutat de Tarragona overlooks the central Imperio Tarraco Square,
four blocks away from the ruins of Roman Tarragona. Directly in front of
the hotel are the tree-lined promenades of the Imperial Tarraco Square.
For a family day out, the fun-packed Port Aventura theme park is a 10 kilometer
drive away. Guests can work out in the on site fitness center, go
for a revitalising dip in the pool, relax in the sauna or enjoy tapas,
aperitifs and Mediterranean cuisine in one of the hotel's two restaurants.
Other amenities include a business center, banquet facilities and 24-hour
front desk. The 168 soundproofed guestrooms have designer furniture and
polished parquet floors. Guestroom amenities include Internet connections
and newspapers. Bathrooms have designer toiletries, bathroom telephones
and hand-held showers.
SB Express, Tarragona
The SB Express Tarragona
is a modern hotel located right in the centre of the old Roman HQ of Tarragona
and about 900m from the World Heritage Site of Roman Tarraco. This comfortable,
contemporary hotel is only another 8km from the Port Aventura theme park.
For the stressed parent there is a babysitting service to allow for a few
hours of peace and quiet in the cafeteria or for a night out enjoying the
delights of the Tarragonian nightlife. The 24 hour multi-lingual front
desk staff can organise bike and car rental as well as advice on the best
golf courses and beaches in the area. In the cafeteria one finds
a wide range of breakfasts, meals, salads and warm and cold sandwiches.
The opening hours are from 7 to 11 pm which is complemented at night with
a vending service. Small pets are welcomed into the hotel at a small extra
charge. Those guests that want to keep in touch with their friends
and relatives or simply check their mails can do it at the Internet Point.
Imperial Tarraco, Tarragona
Husa Imperial Tarraco overlooks
the Mediterranean Sea in the historical Roman city of Tarragona, Spain.
Making the most of its seaside location, the hotel's Restaurant Alborada
pairs specialty regional and International cuisine with scenic Mediterranean
views. The hotel also offers daily breakfast service. Additionally, Husa
Imperial Tarraco operates a lounge bar where leather sofa arrangements
promote relaxed conversations. The hotel also hosts business gatherings
in its conference facilities, equipped with wireless Internet service.
Outside, the landscaped grounds showcase gardens, a tennis court and an
aqua blue swimming pool. Husa Imperial Tarraco offers 170 guestrooms. Rooms
display light neutral colors and plaid bedspreads with coordinating window
treatments. Each includes complimentary newspapers, satellite television,
bathrobes, refrigerators, and minibars.
for Reus Hotels
the capital of the comarca of Baix Camp, in the province of Tarragona,
Catalonia, located at 117 metres above sea level. Reus is an important
commercial city with a great sense of civic pride. People from Reus have
a reputation for openmindedness and are very proud to live in their city.
The area has always been an important producer of wines and spirits.
In recent years tourism in Reus has expanded as more and more people flock
to the Costa Dorada for their summer holidays or some winter sun.
The Hotel Gaudí is
a modern, eight-floor property situated in the centre of Reus in the Catalonia
region of Spain, 8 kilometres from the coastal resort of Salou and 12 kilometres
from Tarragona. Guests can start the day with the hotel's breakfast services,
and relax with a drink in the air-conditioned bar with its distinctive
mosaic flooring. Nearby parking is also available for guests arriving
by car. The hotel is in an excellent position to explore the surrounding
area; the Port Aventura theme park is eight kilometres away, and the beaches
and historic town of Cambrils are 12 kilometres distance. Reus Airport
is 7 kilometres from the hotel, an approximate driving time of 10 minutes.
This hotel features 83 guestrooms with simple, light decor and modern furnishings.
All offer air conditioning, satellite television, telephones and refrigerators.
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the capital of the comarca of Baix Ebre, in the province of Tarragona,
in Catalonia, Spain, located at 12 metres above the sea, by the Ebre river.
It was conquered from the Moors by the Count Ramon Berenguer IV of Barcelona
in 1148. Visit the Ebro Delta Natural Park, the Benifallet Caves
and Miravet Castle.
Berenguer IV, Tortosa
The Berenguer IV is a modern
hotel located in the centre of Tortosa in the Tarragona Region of Spain,
10 kilometres from the Delta de l'Ebre nature reserve. The city centre
offers a number of attractions within 300 metres including the Gothic cathedral
and Municipal Park. The historic Jewish district, Remolins, is a one kilometre
walk. The national park and nature reserve of the Delta de l'Ebre is 10
kilometres away as is the region's mountainous area. After breakfast
guests can browse through complimentary newspapers in the lobby while enjoying
a coffee from the café. Business guests benefit from three
meeting and convention rooms accommodating functions from lectures to cocktail
parties. The multilingual concierge is on hand 24 hours a day to
help guests make the most of their stay in the city. Pay parking is available
200 metres away.
de Tortosa, Tortosa
In the centre of the fertile
Ebro valley and sheltered by the Beceite mountains, which provide a stunning
view from the pool and balconies, the Hotel stands in the higher part of
this town which adds its own beauty to the attractions of the different
types of natural settings around it. Abderramán III decided
to build the fortress which now houses La Zuda (well), and four splendid
Catalan Gothic windows. The interior decor of the hotel reflects a predominantly
Christian, baronial style, with traditional furniture and wooden beams.
Within the arabesque-decorated walls the dining room stands out with its
Gothic windows. Sit by one of the Gothic windows in the Parador’s dining
room and enjoy its rice dishes, its anguila en suc, its suquet de peix
(fish stew) or the local pastries, pastissets and garrofetas.
for hotels in Vandellos
wonderful mountainous scenery, and a great area for golfers.
general availability of hotels in Tarragona and surrounding areas
& G La Figuerola Resort, Vandellos
The F&G La Figuerola
Resort is an elegant, rustic property dating from the 11th century and
surrounded by a golf course, set ten kilometres from the beach. The hotel
is well placed for exploring the surrounding area; the Calafat Racing Circuit
is 20 kilometres away, and Port Aventura and Aquopolis Water Park are within
38 kilometres. The hotel offers two dining options: El Safreig serves
a range of local and international dishes from an à la carte menu
in an elegant, rustic setting, with 11th-century features and an adjacent
cellar; Swing offers regional seasonal dishes in a relaxed, modern setting.
Guests can compete on the hotel's 18-hole pitch and putt course; refresh
themselves in the outdoor pool, and relax in the hotel spa which houses
an indoor heated pool, a sauna, a jetted tub, turkish bath, gym, and a
massage treatment room. The hotel also has a reading room, and the
Hoyo 19 Bar has views over the golfing area.
Tourist Information by Gary Marshall
/ Tarragona Featured Hotels
is the main city on the Costa Dorada and capital of the province which
bears its name. This pleasant town boasts ancient ruins, fine beaches and
some excellent museums. Tarragona's city centre can be divided into three
main areas. The historic Old Town, Parte Alta, is situated within the city
walls and is dominated by the cathedral. To the west is the busy New Town
with the tree-lined Rambla Nova running through its centre, and lastly
there is the marina and port area which is home to many bars, clubs and
was one of the most important towns in Spain during Roman times. The city
has some significant Roman remains, most notably the amphitheatre near
the seafront. This oval-shaped arena could accommodate around 14,000 spectators
who would come to watch executions and gladiatorial contests. The church
of Santa Maria del Miracle was built on the site during the sixth century.
Close to the amphitheatre is the Romanitat Museum which incorporates the
remains of the Roman Circus, as well as the Pretori (Governor's House),
believed to be the birthplace of Pontius Pilate.
Castle, Tarragona, Costa Dorada (Costa Daurada),
to the Pretori is a modern building which houses the Archaeological Museum.
This contains a collection of Roman artifacts including pottery, sculptures,
tools and ceramics. The museum's highlight is the well-preserved mosaic
of the Medusa's head which has become a symbol of the city. Tarragona's
cathedral was built in the 12th century on the site of a former Roman temple.
It is notable for its impressive Gothic rose window and intricately carved
altarpiece from the 15th century. The huge walls that surround the old
town originally date back to pre-Roman times but have been significantly
added to and improved over the centuries.
Garden, Tarragona Cathedral, Tarragona, Catalonia
the end of the Rambla Nova is the lookout point known as the Balco del
Mediterrani, from which there are superb views out to sea. The Rambla Nova
is the city's main shopping street with big-name Spanish chain stores situated
here. There are also fountains, statues and monuments, including one dedicated
to a local hero, Roger de Lluria, and another paying homage the Castellers
(or human castles) for which the region is known. Beneath the Balco del
Mediterrani is the main city beach, Platja del Miracle. There are two further
beaches to the north-west, Arrabasada and Llarga, the latter being regarded
as one of the best on this coast.
has a variety of bars and restaurants depending on where you are in the
city. Around the Placa del Font in the Old Town are tapas bars, pizzerias
and smart restaurants, while the Rambla Nova has numerous cafes serving
coffee and cakes.
seafood restaurants the best places are the port area or the Platja Llarga
beach outside the city. If you are looking for nightlife, the bars and
clubs around the marina are usually very popular, especially with a younger
hosts several good markets throughout the week, including a bric-a-brac
and antiques market on Sundays by the cathedral, and an indoor flea market
every Tuesday and Thursday at Placa Corsini in the Old Town.
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