California Garden, Salou, Costa Dorada (Costa Daurada)

ATV. Tarragona Salou, 13 Salou 43840
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Based on 1019 Reviews
3.0

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Family friendly
  • Close to the beach
  • Great service
  • Good for shopping

Hotel Info

Overview

The California Garden is an attractive beach hotel ideally located in the tourist centre of Salou, nearby guests will find a selection of attractions including the Plaza Europa, Port Aventura and the town centre with its array of shopping and entertainment venues to suit all.

The guest rooms are comfortably furnished to ensure that home from home feel and have an en suite bathroom and balcony where guests can relax in their own private haven.

The hotel offers some mouth watering dining options with an a la carte restaurant and ample buffet available at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Guests can take a refreshing dip in one of the freshwater swimming pools and for those who simply wish to unwind the hotel offers a solarium, massage service and sauna. The hotel is also family friendly with a children’s pool and playground to keep the little ones occupied giving mum and dad a chance to relax and soak up the Spanish sun.

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 1 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Internet access - wireless

Pool and Wellness

  • Swimming pool - outdoor seasonal
  • Spa tub
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Massage
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna

Activities

  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Golf course on site
  • Pool table

Food & Drink

  • Snack bar/deli
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Poolside bar

Services & Shops

  • Luggage storage
  • On-site car rental
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

General Info

  • Elevator/lift
  • Check-in time starts noon
  • Garden
  • Photocopy machines
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Terrace
  • Check-out by 11:00 AM
  • Check-out from 10:00 AM
  • Conference center
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Check-in time ends midnight
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

Parking

  • Garage parking (Surcharge)

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • In-room safe

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Direct-dial phone
  • Satellite television service
  • Cable/satellite television channels
  • Television
  • Phone

Rooms & Comfort

  • Balcony
  • Air conditioning

Bath & Shower

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub only
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 1 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
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Why book With AlphaRooms?

  • No booking fees
  • Includes taxes and charges
  • Proudly operating for 18 years
  • 500,000+ travellers away in 2016
  • 'Best Hotel Booking Website' 2016 & 17
TTA Protection
ATOL bonded
2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best National Travel Retailer 2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best Hotel Booking Website
2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best National Travel Retailer 2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best Hotel Booking Website

2017 British Travel Awards Winner

2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best National Travel Retailer 2017 British Travel Awards: Best Online/Call Centre Travel Agent - Silver 2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best Hotel Booking Website
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1019 Reviews
3.0

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Family friendly
  • Close to the beach
  • Great service
  • Good for shopping
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1019 Reviews
3.0

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Family friendly
  • Close to the beach
  • Great service
  • Good for shopping

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

Location

Attractions Nearby

  • Municipal Park 0.22 miles
  • Illuminated Fountain 0.31 miles
  • Levante Beach 0.50 miles
  • Capellans Beach 0.59 miles
  • Municipal Theatre Auditorium 0.66 miles
  • Lumine Mediterránea Beach Club & Golf Community 0.68 miles
  • Ferrari Land 0.71 miles
  • Cybernetic Fountain 0.73 miles
  • PortAventura Theme Park 0.74 miles
  • Llenguadets Beach 0.78 miles
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Reviews

California Garden Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1019 Reviews
3.0

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Family friendly
  • Close to the beach
  • Great service
  • Good for shopping

California Garden Reviews

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7/10 Good

09 July 2017

Tracey

The hotel was lovely, the rooms excellent lots of space. The shower in the bathroom had good pressure however the water temperature went from hot to cold to hot again at various stages during a shower. The cleanliness of the rooms was spotless. The hotel in general was well maintained and spotless. The dining area was very clean. The food was hot and miss a lot of pork & beef and it could of been hotter and very little vegetables. The salad bar had a good choice available. The deserts very the same most nights except the jelly was a different flavour. The waiting staff were not very friendly and they would push their trolleys through you instead of saying excuse me when collecting used plates from the tables or putting out clean crockery. The woman & man that marked your presences of when entering the dining room were quite pleasant. The pool area was well maintained. The entertainment was mainly geared towards spanish visitors. The beach is about a 10 to 15 minute walk from the hotel. There was some nights that there was a lot of noise coming from a nightclub close by but in general it was quite enough.

The best thing about my stay was...

Cleanliness and spacious rooms.
7/10 Good

04 July 2017

Great stay

The Claifornia Hotel was ok, the beds were very firm, descent walk to the beach and bus stop for Cmbrills, could never get the lift as so busy, so had to walk up 6 flights of stairs as on the 3rd floor, food good, plenty of choice, queue's for tea/coffee/juice/toasters are horrendous at breakfast, something needs to be done about that, the dining room staff certainly earn their money, very hard working, nice hotel in general but would not stop there again

The best thing about my stay was...

away from the busy busy
10/10 Amazing

03 October 2016

Perfect location

This is a lovely hotel. Everything clean, and staff helpful. Didn't make it for breakfast but food at dinner was lovely. Perfect location, near everything, great local bars with good entertainment at night. Beautiful beach, what more can you ask. Thoroughly enjoyed our week at California Gardens, would definitely go back.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location and weather
8/10 Great

05 August 2016

Good location but

Very busy in August queues for food at breakfast and dinner meant long waits.Rooms small for family. No hairdryer, no iron available, charge for remote control and very expensive daily rate for wifi. Food was basic but of good quality. No entertainment but very close to main area of Salou and beach

The best thing about my stay was...

location
6/10 Good

11 May 2016

Spoilt by "Food"

Really clean hotel, excellent staff, reasonable location, good pool area. Exorbitant charge for WiFi, most hotels I`ve stayed in either have it free in the lounge area and most have free in your room. "Entertainment" pathetic, and coming up at the rear "Food." Very poor quality and choice. With a little effort this could be a really good hotel. Oh, and don`t bother getting the remote for the TV, the only proper English chanel was BBC World News.

The best thing about my stay was...

Cleanliness.
8/10 Great

27 September 2015

Good

Everything was nice apart from the food. Food was horrible

The best thing about my stay was...

Weather
2/10 Okay

05 August 2015

Staff very rude.

The staff were less than accommodating; in fact I would go as far to say that they were ignorant. They seemed very unapproachable, when we did approach them, they would speak to us like we were an inconvenience to them. This was every member of staff that we had dealings with. When I booked the hotel it said there was wifi available, which there was, however it was 6euro a day and did not work in the room. There was no remote control in the room for the television. There was no information booklet in the room that showed the services available in the hotel which would have been useful as the staff would not provide you with this information. The enterntainment could be heard very loudly in our room even with balcony Door closed. The staff were the most disappointing thing about our stay everything else just added to our disappointment. The only positive of the hotel was the location.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location
2/10 Okay

10 July 2015

Very disappointing

This hotel was very disappointing, the staff were rude and the food was horrendous

The best thing about my stay was...

Going home
8/10 Great

27 May 2015

Fair`s fair

I have previously reviewed this hotel and been quite scathing about it. Well, my wife and I thought we would give it another try and were pleasantly surprised. The food has definitely improved and is now a pretty good standard, I would give it 4 out of 5, the staff, in the main, were pleasant and helpful, however the "entertainment" was not. pleasant. Just a point about Salou. It would seem that the authorities are insisting that the bars have to have soundproofing and a licence for music and are closing bars that don`t comply. It would seem a little draconian to me, as these bars were the life and soul of Salou. My wife and I went to Salou twice a year for the past 7 or 8 years, unless normality is restored we wont be going again.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location
6/10 Good

28 July 2014

Great location

On arrival to hotel room was not ready so we had to wait for an hour for it to be cleaned. Room was very basic with just bed, TV and wardrobe with very little hangers.. It would have been nice to have a little fridge and a kettle. But.. Room was cleaned every day and we got clean towels daily. Food was very poor so I would recommend not doing half or full board. It was very cheap to eat out and you won't be short of places to go.

The best thing about my stay was...

Close to beach