Costa Daurada - Priorat
This establishment lives up to its name as it offers fine views of the Priorat and is very near the Montsant mountains. Listed as a three star hotel, it has ten spacious rooms with views of the Montsant range, and a good restaurant specializing in grilled meats and vegetables. Located in a quiet area.
Something of a landmark hotel in the capital of Priorat, Sport has been open for some ninety years now, but has managed to renew itself and adapt to the times without losing its friendly touch. The renovation was sometimes painful, like after a fire here in 2007 that caused considerable damage. But today it’s once again a splendid four star hotel with 28 rooms and a fine restaurant.
Charming. For the hotel itself and its surroundings. A very comfortable hotel, classified as a four star establishment, which is the result of the reconstruction of a mansion on the cliffs of Siurana. It has six bedrooms, as well as a swimming pool, a garden, a wine cellar, a tasting room and a cinema room, and guests can dine in its Carcaix restaurant, which presents us with a whole world of culinary sensations.
"A place between heaven and earth." That’s the slogan with which Cal Giral 2, a farmhouse surrounded by the cliffs of Gritella, set between the promontory of Siurana and the Montsant range of mountains, defines itself. The house can be rented by rooms (six doubles and one suite) and has a kitchen, a garden with a barbecue and a living room where you can sample the wines made on the property. It’s also an ideal starting point for a lot of walks in the area.
Set in an idyllic location, surrounded by the mountains of the Serra de Llaberia and very near the village of Pratdip, this gastronomic hotel occupies a fully restored Catalan farmhouse. In summer you can have a moonlight dip in the swimming pool or relax in the hot waters of the jacuzzi. But be sure to book well in advance because there are only seven rooms, all of which are spacious and modern and have terraces.
Located at the foot of Mola de Colldejou, this small rustic hotel has only five rooms, all equipped with terraces and offering views of the magnificent landscapes that lie all around, in which peace and quiet are essential elements. During their stay here, guests have free access to the village’s municipal swimming pool. The hotel restaurant serves market style mountain cuisine.
The dream of a couple from Capafonts came true a few years ago, when they opened this hotel with eight rooms and plenty of cosy corners to relax in, such as the library and the garden. It also has a small pool and a restaurant with modern elements like its red colour scheme and cylindrical shaped lamps. Rated four stars, it is also a good starting point for excursions and visits to the surrounding area.
Always a good choice, this hotel in Botarell has modern style room that contrast exquisitely with the original structure and stone walls of the house, which dates from 1798. It also has a spa zone that, while not huge, exudes charm, and it boasts a prime location at the foot of the mountains of the Baix Camp and an easy drive away from the region’s beaches.
This is a well known hotel in the area, firstly because it’s been open since way back in 1976, but especially for its unbeatable location, on the seafront and very near Plaça del Països Catalans. As you can imagine, this means that many of the rooms enjoy fabulous views of the coast, but even if that’s not your case, you can at least enjoy the panoramic views at other times during your stay. This is a decent hotel with very friendly staff.
With four well deserved stars, this hotel has properly soundproofed rooms and a programme of activities for all ages, especially in the summer. It’s also true that the decoration in some of the hotel spaces is a little special, especially in the rooms, but the atmosphere around the pool is both charming and relaxing.
This elegant hotel three star hotel occupies an 18th century building in the centre of Calafell built by a local who made her fortune in America. The beach may be a little farther than from other hotels in town (just over a kilometre away), but here you’ll find peace and quiet and you won’t miss the water, thanks to a lovely outdoor swimming pool surrounded by gardens. Be sure to have a meal in the hotel restaurant, which serves creative Mediterranean style cuisine.
This is the place for those wishing to stay on the seafront even if it means being in a large hotel with 215 rooms. This is a good choice, a three star establishment with an indoor pool, a buffet restaurant and a nice 'beach bar' that delights hotel guests who can have a drink on the beach on summer nights, without leaving the hotel. It also has a café with dancing and shows in the evening.
It’s located in the heart of the nightclub area of town, but when you cross the entrance of this hotel you enter a world of peace, elegance and soundproofed rooms. Be sure to have dinner outside on the terrace (book to secure a table), in beautiful surroundings and with background music.
L'Hospitalet de l'Infant and La Vall de Llors
Located at one end of Arenal beach, this place’s name is a fair description of what you’ll get from its rooms, which have fantastic views of the beach and the sea. It’s also very near the marina and the centre of Hospitalet de l’Infant. Among the amenities on offer are a swimming pool and a car park and, if you prefer, you can also rent one of its apartments.
Sancho is not a typical seaside hotel catering for tourists on the beachfront. It’s set in the town centre, in an area full of shops, and offers a family-style welcome. Though not luxurious, it provides all the basics an, above all, serves good food featuring fresh, seasonal produce. And you can walk to the beach in less than ten minutes.
This campsite with a name that seems to have been extracted from a Tintín cartoon is well-known in the area, not only for being a naturist establishment, but also for its range of services, which include a good swimming pool, a cinema, a jacuzzi, entertainment for young and old and direct access to the magnificent Torn beach. So if you’re looking for a good naturist campsite, this is the place for you.
Ideal for those seeking relaxation and tranquility, especially if they also like to play pitch and putt, La Figuerola offers elegantly decorated rooms, with views of the nearby mountains and a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine and local wines. There are also spa services to make sure your stay is stress-free.
Mont-roig del Camp - Miami Platja
Located on a hill near the Bonmont golf course, these apartments are surrounded by gardens and have a lake-shaped swimming pool. The apartments themselves are built in the Mediterranean-style with a terrace or balcony, and are located 7 km from Platja de Cristall beach. There is also a bar and a restaurant, El Olivo, which serves dinners.
Hotel Can Salvador has an advantage over its competitors in as much as it is a recent created establishment, and therefore everything is designed for the 21st century visitor. Rated as a three-star hotel, it doesn't have a beachfront location, but it is just over 200 meters away from the sea, and offers the additional advantage of its restaurant serving Mediterranean and market cuisine. In fact, it was a restaurant first and the hotel was built on top at a later date.
There are as many as six campsites in the town of Mont-Roig del Camp - Miami Beach, making it quite possibly the place in the country with the highest density of this type of accommodation. La Torre del Sol is considered to be a first class establishment and its owners like to present it as a subtropical paradise, since it stands out for the large number of palms and other trees on site. If we add to the mix the fact that it is a stone’s throw away from the beach, the campsite must surely be considered a good choice.
This campsite was already ideal for a family holiday at a beachfront location, with excellent facilities and lots of entertainment activities and various sports facilities. But in 2014 it also opened a pool area, a self service restaurant, a fitness center and a “wellness” spa area. So if you want to be the first to try out the new facilities, now is your chance!
Located in the town centre and very convenient for those wishing to go on cultural visits to Reus, this hotel’s decor contains a number of references to Antoni Gaudí such as the trencadis pattern on the bar floor and a large painting of the Sagrada Familia in the living room. It also offers a restaurant and 87 elegant and comfortable rooms.
Modern both inside and out, this is a good choice for both the business traveler and for tourists since it is located at an important communications hub, with easy access to the highway. This four-star hotel has functional facilities and spacious and comfortable rooms. Its restaurant is called Masia Crusells, which offers an excellent gourmet menu.
Located only ten minutes walk from the centre of town, this hotel offers all the amenities you’d expect from an establishment belong to the NH chain – elegant, functional rooms, a filling buffet breakfast and a good restaurant serving local and international dishes. Guests in town for leisure will feel at home but it’s also a good option for business travellers, thanks to its private meeting and conference rooms.
If you’d like to stay in a unique location, consider renting the house of renowned water-colourist Ceferino Olivé, which is now a house-museum. It has four double rooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a living-dining room, a study, a garden and a washroom. The house is bookable only as a unit. Every space in the house is an invitation to delve into the life and work of this local artist.
La Ruta del Cister
Located next to the monastery of Poblet and open for a quarter century now, this hotelhas always been a haven of peace. And of good food! Because one of the strengths of the place is the restaurant where you can order a foie gras crepe with truffle cream that will melt in your mouth or a dish of sweet snails, all washed down with the best wines. There are twelve pleasant and functional rooms.
This hotel in Valls is the ideal base for exploring the Cistercian Trail, the Castles of Valls and for a gastronomic experience tasting calçots. You can also take part in adventure sports in the nearby mountains and enjoy the multiple attractions of the Costa Daurada. It’s one of the most comfortable hotels in the lands of Tarragona, thanks to both its location and its restaurant, which specialises in 'calçots'. From May to the end of October, you can enjoy the seasonal Rural Menu.
Offering a great stay for lovers of rural tourism and nature, this is a cozy, personal, family oriented establishment, located in the heart of Santes Creus, the Cistercian Trail and the Way of Saint James. Scenery, tranquility, walks, sights and excursions make up a good range of extra options that ensure a great stay.
A spa hotel with all the luxuries and comforts you would expect. The rooms here are fully equipped and there is a spa area with a jacuzzi and a wide selection of massages on offer. The hotel is set in a privileged location in a quiet area surrounded by nature.
Castle Riudabella offers guests the unique opportunity to stay in its own dependencies thanks to two and three bedroom apartments offering all modern conveniences, as well as a swimming pool with a garden area, an outdoor Jacuzzi, a barbecue area to relax in and enjoy the good weather and a wide range of outdoor activities. This is very special place to go to get away from everyday life and explore both the historical and cultural tradition of the area.
Opened just four years ago, this establishment stands in the monastery square and has a number of facing the imposing facade of the medieval building. You can already imagine that the peacefulness (especially when visiting time finishes) and the location are two of the major attractions of this inn. In the rooms you will not find a television set but you will find Bibles, but there is wifi and all other modern facilities. The inn’s food is also noteworthy.
This is a good option if you are looking for a good beachfront hotel to go to with kids. It’s a four-star hotel located on Passeig de Jaume I, with entertainment for kids aged 4 to 12 during the whole day, as well as swimming pools and a games room. Adults can also take part in organized activities. There are a variety of room types on offer, as well as apartments for families.
This comfortable and functional establishment with an excellent location (overlooking the sea and close to Salou train station), is divided into two different buildings. One of these buildings only has suites, making this a great hotel if you want to go as a couple, and even more so if you take advantage of the "Romantic Package" offered by the hotel, which serves you chocolates and a bottle champagne in your room and gives you the possibility of checking out up to 6 pm on the day of departure.
This full service four-star hotel is known for its extensive schedule of all-day entertainment and activities for both children and adults. There is even room for sports and activities that are not common in hotels such as archery and rifle shooting. Regina Gran Hotel is located 700 meters from the beach.
A boutique hotel exclusively for adults – that’s how this superior four star accommodation, situated just 50 meters from the seafront in a residential area in Salou, presents itself. Offering a haven of peace in a resort oriented to family tourism, Magnolia aims to appeal to couples travelling without children, executives and visitors who want to avoid the typical beach tourism crowd. If any of these aims coincide with your own, then Magnolia is the hotel for you.
A room with a balcony offering views of the sea, breakfast next to the swimming pool, a walk around gardens full of trees and flowers: whether you go for work, taking advantage of its four meeting rooms and wifi, or for pleasure, these are just some of the attractions of Astari, a three star hotel located at the foot of Via Augusta. Its restaurant, serving a balanced variety of dishes, is at the same level of quality.
Sercotel Hotel Urbis Centre is a centrally-located three star hotel that is very near the places you’ll want to visit on your getaway to Tarragona, such as the Amphitheatre and the beach. It has a number of comfortable nooks and 44 renovated bedrooms, as well as Cócvla, a restaurant serving good traditional, Mediterranean cuisine, which was opened only a few years ago.
It is one of the most recognizable hotels in the city since it is visible from places like the Roman Amphitheatre. Thanks to its location, you can enjoy views of the sea and the Amphitheatre from its rooms, as well as taking advantage of all the services the leisure and the business traveller would expect.
Located right next door to the bus station and within easy walking distance of the city’s main sights, Hotel Ciutat de Tarragona offers all the amenities a traveller would expect and rooms at different prices. You can have a refreshing dip in its swimming pool on the highest floor of the building while you enjoy views of the city.
El Vendrell and Coma-ruga
In front you have the wide beach of Coma-ruga and, while you’re relaxing in the swimming pool, you can almost touch the waves. This four star hotel also offers large, elegant common areas and comfortable rooms. When it’s time to eat, you can dine a la carte or enjoy an international-style buffet. There is also a programme of activities for all ages.
This hotel is designed for family holidays and children are sure to enjoy its swimming pool, kids’ play area, mini cinema, games room and daily entertainment. It’s located on the seafront and also offers a lot of food choices, with a pizzeria, a buffet restaurant and a restaurant specializing in rice dishes.
Even though we don’t know any of the people reading this text, we’re willing to bet that none of you will come away from this hotel and spa disappointed. Le Meridien in Sant Salvador is located on the seafront; in fact it offers direct access to the beach and a range of treatments using sea water. It’s a five star hotel with all the services you could wish for and a restaurant that serves dishes made exclusively from certified, top quality, locally sourced ingredients.
This spa hotel is inspired by the sea, which lies just in front. Open since 2006, it’s the ideal establishment for relaxation and health-giving baths. It’s decorated in a slightly minimalist style, with white as the dominant colour, while the light of the Mediterranean streams in through its wide bay windows. The hotel offers interesting packages that allow guests to combine their stay with spa treatments.
For those of you who would like to stay at a campsite in this area, we recommend Vendrell Platja because it is classified first class and is just 50 metres from the beach. If you don’t fancy sleeping in a tent you can rent a cabin or a mobile home. As you can imagine, it has a bar, a restaurant, a swimming pool, a playground, sports facilities and a supermarket.
Vila-seca and La Pineda Platja
Classified as a superior four star hotel, Estival Park offers its Aquum spa, excellent buffet meals and equally good and elegant rooms and amenities. You also have the option of occupying one of its apartments, which enjoy the same services as the hotel rooms, including daily cleaning.
Spectacular. That’s is the first word that comes to mind when approach the front door of the Gran Palas Hotel. And once inside, it’s still the best way to describe this five star establishment which opened in 2009. It’s ideal for business conventions thanks to its meeting rooms, but it’s also great for leisure, if you need a few days of relaxation in its spacious gardens and magnificent spa center with indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzis, a sauna and a Turkish bath.
This is a grand hotel in every sense of the word. It is classified as a superior four star establishment, has 452 rooms and was completely renovated in 2010. As you can imagine, it offers all the services you could ask for and is located right next to the beach. In the summer you can enjoy its outdoor swimming pool and the indoor pool is perfect when the weather is less than perfect. The hotel also boasts some luxurious looking public areas.
White is the predominant color at this hotel that exudes Mediterranean chic. The design is minimalist and relaxing, especially if you spend a summer evening at its Caffe di Marina, having a drink by the beach while surrounded by pine trees. This elegant four star hotel is also equipped with a fresh water swimming pool and a games room.
If you prefer to relax a few kilometers away from the beaches and streets of these resorts, you have the option of staying in Vila-seca, and at a good hotel, the Mercure Atenea Aventura, which also has apartments. It is a four star hotel located in a stone's throw away from PortAventura, in which you have everything from a swimming pool to a sauna area and massage treatments, as well as a restaurant and a bar.
A grand hotel in every sense of the word, this four star establishment has 260 room, all with their own balcony. It also offers swimming pools, a gym, paddle tennis courts, a spa and a jacuzzi. The decoration is both avant-garde and luxurious in some of the public areas but always focussed on the comfort of iits guests. There is a buffet-style restaurant with a variety of meat, fish and seafood dishes.
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Auditoriums, monasteries, theatres, museums and more essential cultural venues in Costa Daurada regions and towns Baix Camp Mountains of Prades Interpretation Centre Audiovisual presentations and a museum visit based on interactive modules that engage all of the senses allow visitors to explore the natural and cultural wealth of the Mountains of Prades. Serra de Llaberia Interpretation Centre This centre has three thematic areas, the first offering information on the Serra de Llaberia mountain range, the second on the town of Pratdip, and the third, the most curious one, which explores the world of myth through four stories of magic. Castle-Monastery of Escornalbou A castle that is peculiar, to say the least, from a time in which the wealthy bourgeoisie acquired historic buildings and adapted them to their tastes to make them their homes. Eduard Toda rehabilitated a monastery founded in 1153, with excellent views of the surrounding area. So, Sant Miquel d'Escornalbou is part early 20th century manor house and partly the remains of a remarkable religious building. Fruits of the Landscape Interpretation Centre Located in the old mill and headquarters of the Agricultural Cooperative in Riudecanyes, here we can learn about the history and traditions of this inland region as audiovisual panels and interactive games take us on a trip through its landscapes and products. Spring and summer getaways on the Costa Daurada Baix Camp Where the Costa Daurada meets the mountains One of the
Time Out Barcelona's selection of the best restaurants and bars for a gastronomic getaway to taste the best Costa Daurada has to offer Baix Camp L'Estanc This restaurant's name comes from the fact that it is housed in what was once the tobacconist’s shop in Prades. But you won’t notice the smell of tobacco: this small restaurant offering home cooking using traditional, simple recipes has been open for three decades now. Once past the entrance arches, if you feel like eating something solid, order a butifarrada – an assortment of local sausages - or grilled lamb served with garnish. La Cuineta i el Fornet Located in Borges del Camp, this cosy restaurant with a double diminutive name serves up excellent dishes of snails, grilled meat, pig’s trotters and, when in season, calçots. This is market style cuisine served in peaceful surroundings. And in summer you can also enjoy a pleasant after-dinner cocktail. La Cuina d'en Carlos If you’d like to try some mountain-style cuisine, consisting of game dishes, stews, grilled meat, cold cuts or cheeses, all washed down with good local wine, La Cuina d'en Carlos, located next door to the Chapel of Santa Marina in the village of Pratdip, is an excellent choice. These are uncomplicated dishes but feature high quality produce served in a relaxing and friendly environment. If you’re with a group you can ask for a tailored group menu. Ca l'Amadeu Serving home-style local cuisine, this restaurant is located on the first floor of a rustic hotel.
Hotels, hostals and cottages where you can stay in Costa Daurada towns and regions Baix Camp Mas Mariassa Set in an idyllic location, surrounded by the mountains of the Serra de Llaberia and very near the village of Pratdip, this gastronomic hotel occupies a fully restored Catalan farmhouse. In summer you can have a moonlight dip in the swimming pool or relax in the hot waters of the jacuzzi. But be sure to book well in advance because there are only seven rooms, all of which are spacious and modern and have terraces. Aire de Colldejou Located at the foot of Mola de Colldejou, this small rustic hotel has only five rooms, all equipped with terraces and offering views of the magnificent landscapes that lie all around, in which peace and quiet are essential elements. During their stay here, guests have free access to the village’s municipal swimming pool. The hotel restaurant serves market style mountain cuisine. Davall Plaça The dream of a couple from Capafonts came true a few years ago, when they opened this hotel with eight rooms and plenty of cosy corners to relax in, such as the library and the garden. It also has a small pool and a restaurant with modern elements like its red colour scheme and cylindrical shaped lamps. Rated four stars, it is also a good starting point for excursions and visits to the surrounding area. Cal Barber Always a good choice, this hotel in Botarell has modern style room that contrast exquisitely with the original structure and stone walls of the
From music and film to arts and entertainment, discover the best festivals and events taking place on the Costa Daurada throughout the year More info on the Costa Daurada Cultural venues Auditoriums, monasteries, theatres, museums and more essential cultural venues in Costa Daurada regions and towns Baix Camp Mountains of Prades Interpretation Centre Audiovisual presentations and a museum visit based on interactive modules that engage all of the senses allow visitors to explore the natural and cultural wealth of the Mountains of Prades. Serra de Llaberia Interpretation Centre This centre has three thematic areas, the first offering information on the Serra de Llaberia mountain range, the second on the town of Pratdip, and the third, the most curious one, which explores the world of myth through four stories of magic. Castle-Monastery of Escornalbou A castle that is peculiar, to say the least, from a time in which the wealthy bourgeoisie acquired historic buildings and adapted them to their tastes to make them their homes. Eduard Toda rehabilitated a monastery founded in 1153, with excellent views of the surrounding area. So, Sant Miquel d'Escornalbou is part early 20th century manor house and partly the remains of a remarkable religious building. Fruits of the Landscape Interpretation Centre Located in the old mill and headquarters of the Agricultural Cooperative in Riudecanyes, here we can learn about the history and traditions of this inland region as audiovisual panels an