The sun-kissed resort town of Salou on Spain’s northeastern coast is a magnet for visitors all year round. Boasting exceptional watersports opportunities, including perfect sailing conditions, much of life here revolves around the sea, though there are plenty of land-based activities too – not least several exceptional golf courses. Beach-lovers are spoilt for choice, with everything from small, craggy coves to bustling strips of sand perennially dotted with sun-loungers.
Accommodation wise, visitors to Salou also have plenty of choice, including a substantial number of all-inclusive options. We’ve done our research and picked out five of the best based on location, amenities, values for money and previous guest reviews.
Medplaya Hotel Calypso
From £134/ night
A short walk from the nearest beach, this mid-range hotel has a buffet-style restaurant offering Mediterranean dishes and a separate al fresco eatery that’s open during the summer months only. Other amenities include a games room with billiards and table tennis, bowling facilities, a children’s playground and 24-hour reception. There are also occasional themed dinners. Guest rooms have a private bathroom, satellite TV, a rental safe, and a private balcony. Free WiFi is available in public areas of the hotel. The popular Port Aventura Theme Park is 1.6 miles away.
Medplaya Pirámide Salou
From £168/ night
Ideal for those seeking something a little upscale but still affordable, this 4-star hotel is just moments from Salou’s beachfront. Amenities include an outdoor pool, a buffet restaurant with an open kitchen serving Mediterranean dishes, a poolside snack bar and lounge, and a games room with billiards, table tennis and darts. There’s also free on-site parking and guests can book car rentals plus tours and excursions at the 24-hour reception. Guest rooms have heating, a safe, a free minibar a private bathroom, satellite TV and a private balcony. Tarragona and Reus Airports are both a 15-minute drive away.
From £117/ night
Offering free access to the nearby PortAventura World theme park, this is a hugely popular option for families with small children. For an extra charge, guests can also access the Wellness services of the Hotel PortAventura and the Hotel Caribe, which include a sauna, hot tub, steam baths, indoor pool and gym. As for the resort itself, it is a short walk from Salou’s beach and offers an outdoor pool, sun terrace and free Wi-Fi zone, and there are also numerous on-site buffet and a la carte restaurants. Air-conditioned rooms have a TV, safe and a private bathroom. Barcelona is 1 hour away by car.
Hotel Las Vegas
From £115/ night
Spacious, shaded terraces that are ideal for relaxed evening drinks, an outdoor pool and a poolside bar are just some of the amenities at this 4-star hotel. There’s also a games room, a fitness centre, an on-site restaurant offering a Mediterranean buffet, a piano bar with live music and a daily programme of entertainment for both adults and kids. Guest rooms all come with parquet flooring, an LCD TV and private terraces, many providing beautiful ocean views. The beach is just 100 yards away.
Hotel Best Cap Salou
From £150/ night
Nestled directly on the seafront, this mid-range hotel has a spa centre, fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool among its amenities. For families, it also has a dedicated children’s play area where little ones can run free in a secure environment, tennis courts and a hair salon. Food and beverage options include an on-site buffet restaurant, a snack bar and a pizzeria that is open during the summer season. Guest rooms come with free WiFi and a private furnished balcony. Private parking is available on request for additional cost. Port Aventura Theme Park can be easily reached by car.