This place is spot-on for families. For starters, it’s just a 15-minute walk from the popular PortAventura theme park. What’s more, the shops, restaurants and bars of Salou – plus the beach – are less than a fifteen-minute walk away.
At the hotel itself, the pool scene really impresses. It’s got a tropical vibe, with sky-high palms and greenery framing the water. The pool even has a palm-clad island at its centre, connected to the terrace by a little wooden bridge. There are plenty of loungers and parasols dotted around, too, so it’s easy to find a space to relax. Plus, the poolside bar offers up snacks and drinks throughout the day.
Activity-wise, it’s easy to find something to suit you here. The hotel team provide pool games, competitions and family-themed fun throughout the day, and you can dip in to as much or as little as you like. Elsewhere, there’s a basketball court and a gym. Smaller guests have got their own club and playground, while teens will love the pool table and air-hockey game.
When it comes to mealtimes, the Villa Romana pulls out all the stops. Show-cooking is a big deal in the buffet restaurant – you can look forward to made-to-order pancakes and omelettes in the mornings, and pizza, meat and fish cooked fresh in front of you at lunch and dinner. There are also themed nights laid on. Popular ones include Flamenco Night, where the staff don sombreros and deck the restaurant out in flags, and Italian Night, where pasta, pizza and gelato are the mainstays.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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With sunbeds and parasols.
Hotel-run kids' club
For ages 4 to 12 years.
Evening entertainment programme
With live music and shows.
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Twin room sleeps up to 4 – can be sold as a single, with a sofa-bed, air-con, TV and a balcony or terrace. Cots are available on request.
Connecting room sleeps up to 3 with a sofa-bed, air-con, TV and a balcony or terrace. You'll need to book 2 connecting rooms - these rooms share a private corridor when booked together, and don't have a connecting door. Cots are available on request.
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Great family break
This was our first time visiting the Villa Romana and it was great. There was a lovely buffet every night with beautiful food, great service and pretty sculptures out of watermelons. It was in short walking distance of Portaventura. It had a great pool and great facilities. We got packed lunches which were great for picnics and extremely handy. We could easily walk into the town centre and there was great transport to other towns and cities. We visited Barcelona and it was great. The room was spacious with a lovely balcony overlooking the pool.More
Emma O, Wexford, Ireland
Me and my partner have been to salon 3 times and this was one of the best hotels we stayed in!!!! Although very busy and lots of family's with young children a nice hotel with huge pools. Kids club and family entertainment by the pool and in the evening. The food at the hotel was lovely and a wide range of variety from meats,fish,pastas etc and lots of great deserts. The pool gets veryyy busy so would suggest getting up early if you are having a pool day as lots of people like to put there towels down and leave them there !!! The spa which is meant to be for adults is nice and relaxing however the days we went down children had managed to also be allowed in and not with adults ... The local shops and pubs are great and such a friendly family orientated town we also went on a boat trip and to the theme park More
dani b, london
Still good but standards slipping.
This was our third visit to the Villa Romana and, although we'd thought of it as an "excellent" rating in the past, this time it seemed to have slipped off its perch. This may however be due to our visit being towards the end of October (OK, I'm a bit late in submitting this review) and the hotel closed for the Winter a few days after we left. The staff seemed "de-mob happy" between themselves but not towards the guests, although our main gripe was that, during our two weeks there, there was no Gala Night, which was great fun on previous visits. It's very difficult to pin-point all of the fall in standards and I'm sure (at least I hope) that the situation will resolve itself when the new season begins. Having said all this, I really must point out that one of the Thomson's reps - Danni - was most helpful in sorting out a little problem (not with the hotel) which occurred during our stay.More
PaellaPete, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Arrived about 10.30 am and rooms wasn't ready which is understandable. There was a locked secured room to put our cases in until room was ready. Everything was lovely about the hotel, very well maintained and very clean. When our room was ready we was a little shocked on the size. There was 2 double beds together and a settee which was a pull out bed. There was 3 adults and 1 child so it was a bit of a squeeze. The most disappointing part about the room was the balcony. There was a glass door in the wall which was about 12 inches away from the floor. It might have been higher than that. This was the same on both sides. My mum was with us who is disabled so couldn't enjoy the use of the balcony. We went down to reception only to be told there was no other rooms available. Poor mum couldn't get out there so it was a bit of a let down. The room itself was a bit dated, but overall was clean. There was a tv, and safe. Clean towels was given every day. The beds aren't very comfy and the pillows could do with updating it was just one long pillow and only now each. We requested more but took a while and several request later to get them. We are glad we was only sleeping in the room as with us all being in at once it was quite cramped. The bar area is fab, staff are really friendly and work very hard. Restaurant staff are ok but could be more friendly. Some was fine others the language barrier was a problem. The food is out of this world. Everything you could ask for they had. All meats and fish was cooked to your liking every night. Mornings was just as good. Fresh omelettes made to order, pancakes and ham and cheese toasties, excellent. Always working hard the chefs and always very friendly. The entertainment staff worked extremely hard. They deserve medals. They kept the kids entertained for an hour each night. They worked from morning right into the night, where they get there energy from is amazing. They always had smiles on their faces it was a pleasure to watch them. Overall we had a fab holiday. We would highly recommend this hotel, if we was to return we would make sure we had a better room and we could get out on the balcony.More
missdisneygirl, Manchester, United Kingdom
We have been coming to this hotel for the last six years, Last year me my boyfriend mom dad and brother also some other family members went. We stayed from 24th of July-1st of august. The Staff Are nothing but pleasant to all our party so helpful, but they also interact well with people. The cleaning staff were 5+ they always left the room lovely and clean also very friendly always smiled at you in the morning when on your way to breakfast. The manger and reception stuff were very pleasant too. Also the cheek in was very quick even thought there was eight of us. The Animation Team Are just amazing the best we have seen, over the last few years my brother and little cousin enjoyed them but also so did we. They really made the holiday and hotel memorable. The Rooms. Sure they could do with a bit of a re-vamp but they are what you would expect in Spain, from all the hotels we have stayed in. The pull out couch is quite comfortable this is what me and my boyfriend slept on as we were sharing with my cousins. But the pillows are a bit hard I agree with everyone. But the Tv is just what you need, like who goes on holidays to watch TV cause i know we didn't. The balcony was just right size but still a little on the small side. but It worked for the amount of times we used it was really handy for drying off your clothes after you gave them a little wash. Lack of tea and coffee in the rooms didn't bother us as we bought our own for breakfast time. Witch i do say was a good idea. Also the towels and bed sheets could do with been replaced, I did find the towels were a bit gray. But other than that all good. Also the towel system was quite good. We also had our request of our rooms been on the same floor meet and ours pool view. The Pool. Is fab, sure there is a rush for sun beds but what can you do, my dad went out and got us two three or four most mornings as he is a early riser, but the pool area is fab, so is the pool it's just the right temp to cool you down on that hot day. It was cleaned every night and morning as I saw nearly everyday of our stay. Always clean. The Bar. The staff were just so nice, always had a smile on there face. The drinks weren't over priced in my view they were what I expected. The food Was just amazing, such a good selection of food, even for the fussy eaters in our group, Breakfast there was fresh omelets, meats, pancakes witch my younger brother and cousin loved. There was such a great selection I just couldn't complain. Dinner was the same something for everyone, and if you just couldn't find something well then I just have to say you were just nit picking. Because we could all always find something to eat all of us. The team nights made everything better. The reps. Well I can't comment because we didn't travel through a company. But the one time we did deal with them for the trip to Barcelona, they were very helpful. So thank you to them. Overall my review on this hotel is, we will deffo be returning next year, also there was not fault maybe just the towels and bed sheets need to be replaced, also the rooms a revamp, other than that I have no complaints. I would like to thank all the staff at this hotel for giving us such a nice holiday.More
Caoimhe_Molly, Dublin, Ireland
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