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Hotels of Salou
A hotel in Salou is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Salou hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Salou are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Salou hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Salou hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Salou have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:
Upscale luxury hotels in Salou
An upscale full service hotel facility in Salou that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Salou hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.
Full service hotels in Salou
Full service Salou hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.
Historic inns and boutique hotels in Salou
Boutique hotels of Salou are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Salou boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Salou may be classified as luxury hotels.
Focused or select service hotels in Salou
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Salou travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Salou focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.
Economy and limited service hotels in Salou
Small to medium-sized Salou hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Salou traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Salou hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.
Guest houses and B&Bs in Salou
A bed and breakfast in Salou is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Salou bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Salou B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.
Hostels in Salou
Salou hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Salou hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.
Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Salou
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Salou hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Salou lack an on-site restaurant.
Timeshare and destination clubs in Salou
Salou timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Salou often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Salou on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.
Motels in Salou
A Salou motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Salou for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Salou motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.
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Pere Granados Carrillo (2015) (Formació Unitat Per Salou (FUPS))
15.1 km (5.8 sq mi)
5 m (16 ft)
1,800/km (4,600/sq mi)
+34 (Spain) 977 (Province)
Salou (Catalan pronunciation: [səˈɫɔw]) is a municipality of the comarca of Tarragonès, in the province of Tarragona, in Catalonia, Spain. The city is approximately 10 km from Tarragona and Reus on the Costa Daurada and 112 km from Barcelona. Aside from its string of beaches interrupted by rocky coves, and its landscaped promenade, one of its main attractions is the PortAventura resort. The Dutch movie Costa! and the television series with the same title were both filmed in Salou.
Used as a port by Greeks (who named it Salauris) and Romans, it appeared again in an important historic event, when in 1229 the fleet of James I of Aragon departed from the port of Salou to conquer the Balearic Islands, thus creating the Kingdom of Majorca. In 1286 Alfons III of Aragon also departed from this port to conquer Minorca, the last Moorish territory of the Balearic Islands. Later, Salou became a nest of pirates. After that it was considered an unsafe place, so in 1530 Archbishop of Tarragona decided to erect a new defence tower, now called Torre Vella. In 1865 the railway station began to operate, opening a new development time, that led one hundred years later to a tourist boom that has brought prosperity to the town. Salou was separated from the adjacent municipality of Vila-seca on 30 October 1989 by a decision of the Supreme Court of Spain.
In the summer of 2001, Salou suffered a terrorist attack by ETA, through a car bomb near a hotel. 13 people were injured, including two civil guards.
Salou: Main Sights
Salou: Historic Buildings and Monuments
Church of Santa Maria del Mar
Monument to Jaume I
Fountains of the Font lluminosa
Monument to Fishermen
Old Carrilet Railway Station
Salou: PortAventura Resort
PortAventura is a growing theme park resort on the Costa Daurada. The resort includes luxury four-star accommodation, a major theme park, Costa Caribe Aquatic Park and a convention centre. The theme park's main attractions are the Dragon Khan, a massive B&M mega-looper; Furius Baco, which is one of the fastest roller coasters in Europe; and The Hurricane Condor, a tall falling-tower ride which is 100 metres tall. In 2012 a new roller coaster called Shambhala: Expedición al Himalaya opened adjacent to the Dragon Khan. The park also has a grand multi-media show, called the FiestaAventura, every night between the end of June and the end of August which features fireworks, fountains and parade floats. Ferrari Land, with the highest and fastest vertical accelerator in Europe, is opening in 2017, and will also include the world's first Ferrari hotel.
Salou: Lumine Mediterranea Beach & Golf Community
Salou is also home to the Lumine Golf Club (formerly known as PortAventura golf). There are three courses, labeled as north, south, and central. North and central were designed by Greg Norman and the south course was designed by "Green Project". The facilities consist of two clubhouses, a beach club, Lumine restaurant, Hoyo 19 restaurant, a pro shop, rental services and a golf school. In the future the area surrounding the golf course will be developed into a community with six residential areas and services that include two five-star hotels, a sports area and the International School of Salou that will cater for up to 1200 students as part of the Lumine community.
Salou: Auditorium Theatre of Salou
The Auditorium Theatre of Salou (Teatre Auditori de Salou) is an important part of the local community in terms of cultural and leisure in the municipality. The theatre plays local events such as political, school and cultural events and has also welcomed famous musicians to the area such as Sergio Dalma.
Salou's main promenade is the Passeig Jaume I, which runs along the coast adjacent to the Llevant Beach, the longest beach in the town. Other beaches include Platja de Ponent, Platja dels Capellans, Platja Llarga and Platja Cala Crancs. Salou has 34 Blue Flag beaches. Water-sports, rentals and trips can be arranged on the Llevant Beach.
Salou: Sport tourism
Salou is used since 2005 as the base for Rally Catalunya, part of the World Rally Championship. Salou has also held volleyball championships, football tournaments, a triathlon and many other competitive sports.
Saloufest is the University sports festival which takes place on two separate occasions in April on an annual basis. The festival is infamous for its wild nature. The festival includes DJs and parties at the neighbouring resort's nightclub called Pacha.
In the future the local government is expected to position Salou as a sport tourism destination and therefore will promote different projects that include first class facilities to provide the city with the necessary resources to become a tourist destination that attracts visitors of reference, especially in low season. They have announced a project that will feature swimming pools, football fields and tennis courts. In April 2012 the Mayor of Salou inaugurated the facilities that have been built, which are six football fields (four artificial and 2 natural) including changing rooms, bar, waiting rooms and rooms for training sessions the second phase includes a further 6 more open fields, billiards room and shop selling merchandise.
Salou is the sub-site for the 2017 Mediterranean Games for sports such as sailing.
Salou has a Typical Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification: Csa) characterized with mild winters and hot summers. The rainiest season is the autumn, and the driest season is the summer. The sunshine hours are above 2,500.
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Salou: Local Festivals
Logo of Salou
Cavalcade of the Three Kings (January)
Cós Blanc (Winter festival; first weekend of February)
International draughts tournament "Salou Open" (May)
Children's Festival (June)
St. John's Eve (Late June)
Nits Daurades (Summer festival, week of 15 August)
King Jaume I Festival (7 September)
National Day of Catalonia(11 September)
Festa de la Segregació (30 October)
Salou's closest airport is Reus (which it is connected to by a regular bus service) followed by Barcelona. Reus Airport is mainly served by the low cost airline Ryanair. The major charter airlines from Britain use Reus throughout the summer as a gateway to the Costa Daurada. The airport mainly serves British and Irish destinations, but domestic and other European destinations are also served.
The Railway Station in Salou is served by the Spanish state rail-network, RENFE. The destinations from Salou include major cities in Catalonia such as Tarragona and Barcelona, as well as a train south to the city of Valencia.
There are plenty of taxi services throughout the area including taxi ranks in locations such as opposite the Font lluminosa, Cap Salou and Reus Airport.
The bus company that serves the area is called Plana Bus, the destinations include Cambrils, La Pineda, PortAventura, Reus and Tarragona.
The Torre Vella defence tower
Passeig Jaume I
The Book of Deeds of James I of Aragon (available in PDF format)
Ramon Muntaner, Chronicle, tr. Lady Goodenough (available in PDF format).
"Ajuntament de Salou". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
"El municipi en xifres: Salou". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.