Pros

  • Family-friendly property a 10-minute walk from the beach
  • Ample restaurants, bars, and shops within walking distance
  • Clean rooms have flat-screen TVs, hairdryers, and outdoor spaces
  • Studios and Duplexes have kitchenettes with stovetops and microwaves
  • Indoor pool and outdoor pool with adjacent wading pool
  • Buffet-style eatery serving Mediterranean cuisine for breakfast and dinner
  • Kids' club, playground, and mini-golf
  • Free Wi-Fi in common areas
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Cons

  • 30-minute walk from old town
  • Many areas are in need of a refresh
  • No in-room Wi-Fi available
  • Charges for use of safes and fridges in Standard Rooms
  • Occasional complaints of noise
  • No real gym
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Bottom Line

The family-friendly Hotel Marinada is a three-pearl hotel in Salou, located a 10-minute walk from the nearest beach and a 30-minute walk from the center of town. The 228 no-frills rooms have flat-screen TVs, work desks, and outdoor spaces, plus some have kitchenettes with stovetops, microwaves, and mini-fridges. Note that safes require a fee and in-room Wi-Fi is not available. A decent range of facilities includes an outdoor pool with adjacent wading pool, an indoor pool, kids' club, and a beat-up mini-golf course. Breakfast and dinner are served buffet-style, and the food tends to earn good reviews. Guests looking for a similar experience closer to the beach may prefer the 4R Salou Park Resort I, which also has more pleasant rooms.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Internet
  • Kids Club
  • Pool

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Hotel Marinada

Scene

A dated but decent mid-range property popular with families

The Hotel Marinada tends to attract a crowd -- mostly British and Spanish families -- willing to see past some of the dated interiors and worn areas because of the affordable rates. The design throughout is generally low-key and neutral-toned, featuring lots of wood furniture and paneling, black-leather couches in the lobby, and brass fixtures in the buffet restaurant. A display of various types of sailing knots and some potted plants are the only decorative accents. Like most hotels in this part of the world, the focus is firmly on the outside. An outdoor pool is set in an attractive terrace with plenty of room for sunbathers, plus a tiny wading pool for toddlers. Entertainment is provided every night during high season, but it's generally geared toward children.

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Location

On the outskirts of Salou, a 10-minute walk to the beach

The hotel sits on the edge of Salou’s old town, which is home to a range of shops, bars, and restaurants. The nearest beach, in Capellans, is a 10-minute walk away, whilst the centre of Salou is 30 minutes away by foot, or 10 by taxi. The PortAventura theme and water park is an eight-minute drive from the hotel. Transfer time to Reus Airport is 35 minutes by car, and it can take between an hour and 90 minutes to transfer to Barcelona-El Prat. 

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Rooms

Generic rooms, some with self-catering facilities

Rooms at the Marinada are clean and generally well-maintained, but they're bland and lack any decorative touches. Some are more up-to-date than others, but all have a neutral-tone color scheme with beige or terra-cotta tiling, cream walls, and either wood or dated rattan furniture. Travelers can choose from bare-bones Standard Rooms -- which charge for mini-fridges -- or Studios and Duplexes with well-equipped kitchenettes. The kitchenettes come with stovetops, mini-fridges, toasters, microwaves, kettles, and cookware. Studios are located in a separate building and all have a small dining area. 

Across the board, rooms have flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, and furnished outdoor spaces. Use of the safes requires a fee. Bathrooms are basic but functional, with bidets, shower/tub combos, wall-mounted hairdryers, and sachet toiletries. Some guests have reported that the towels can be tattered and there are occasional noise issues.

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Features

A large outdoor pool, and buffet-style dining

The Hotel Marinada has a decent list of features aimed at keeping families satisfied. A large outdoor pool has a separate wading pool for young children to splash about in, set in a terrace that has plenty of room for sunbathers. An indoor pool is also available, but it’s small and tucked away in a gloomy basement room. The hotel has a well-worn mini-golf course, playground, and kids' club, as well as a small game room with a pool table, air hockey, and a few arcade machines. There's no real gym, just a couple of mediocre equipment pieces by the pool. Shows and activities are provided during high season, but they're typically geared toward children. Wi-Fi is only available in the hotel’s communal areas and the first floor of the main hotel.

Buffet-style meals served in the main hotel’s restaurant are generally good, although the choice of food can get repetitive. Light snacks and drinks are available in the hotel bar, plus guests can opt for half-board and full-board plans. 

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Also Known As

  • Hotel Marinada

Address

Fra Juniper Serra, 3, Salou 43840, Spain

Website

Oyster Hotel Review

Hotel Marinada

Scene

A dated but decent mid-range property popular with families

The Hotel Marinada tends to attract a crowd -- mostly British and Spanish families -- willing to see past some of the dated interiors and worn areas because of the affordable rates. The design throughout is generally low-key and neutral-toned, featuring lots of wood furniture and paneling, black-leather couches in the lobby, and brass fixtures in the buffet restaurant. A display of various types of sailing knots and some potted plants are the only decorative accents. Like most hotels in this part of the world, the focus is firmly on the outside. An outdoor pool is set in an attractive terrace with plenty of room for sunbathers, plus a tiny wading pool for toddlers. Entertainment is provided every night during high season, but it's generally geared toward children.

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Location

On the outskirts of Salou, a 10-minute walk to the beach

The hotel sits on the edge of Salou’s old town, which is home to a range of shops, bars, and restaurants. The nearest beach, in Capellans, is a 10-minute walk away, whilst the centre of Salou is 30 minutes away by foot, or 10 by taxi. The PortAventura theme and water park is an eight-minute drive from the hotel. Transfer time to Reus Airport is 35 minutes by car, and it can take between an hour and 90 minutes to transfer to Barcelona-El Prat. 

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Rooms

Generic rooms, some with self-catering facilities

Rooms at the Marinada are clean and generally well-maintained, but they're bland and lack any decorative touches. Some are more up-to-date than others, but all have a neutral-tone color scheme with beige or terra-cotta tiling, cream walls, and either wood or dated rattan furniture. Travelers can choose from bare-bones Standard Rooms -- which charge for mini-fridges -- or Studios and Duplexes with well-equipped kitchenettes. The kitchenettes come with stovetops, mini-fridges, toasters, microwaves, kettles, and cookware. Studios are located in a separate building and all have a small dining area. 

Across the board, rooms have flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, and furnished outdoor spaces. Use of the safes requires a fee. Bathrooms are basic but functional, with bidets, shower/tub combos, wall-mounted hairdryers, and sachet toiletries. Some guests have reported that the towels can be tattered and there are occasional noise issues.

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Features

A large outdoor pool, and buffet-style dining

The Hotel Marinada has a decent list of features aimed at keeping families satisfied. A large outdoor pool has a separate wading pool for young children to splash about in, set in a terrace that has plenty of room for sunbathers. An indoor pool is also available, but it’s small and tucked away in a gloomy basement room. The hotel has a well-worn mini-golf course, playground, and kids' club, as well as a small game room with a pool table, air hockey, and a few arcade machines. There's no real gym, just a couple of mediocre equipment pieces by the pool. Shows and activities are provided during high season, but they're typically geared toward children. Wi-Fi is only available in the hotel’s communal areas and the first floor of the main hotel.

Buffet-style meals served in the main hotel’s restaurant are generally good, although the choice of food can get repetitive. Light snacks and drinks are available in the hotel bar, plus guests can opt for half-board and full-board plans. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Beach

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Kids Club

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Swim-Up Bar

  • Tennis Court

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