Last year I took my family on holiday to salou, I had never been to mainland spain before so did not know what to expect. I was delighted to find that the Dorado palace aparthotel lived up to its description in the brochure. This aparthotel is a relatively new complex. 4 star. We stayed in the apartments on a selfcatering basis, they provide one bedroom apartments and they have satellite tv. They are cleaned daily and are decorated to a very high standard, although we had booked self catering the restuarant was such good value for money we often had breakfast and our evening meal there. it usually cost about £10-15 per head. There was entertainment every evening which catered for all age groups. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and there are security guards evident in the evening to prevent lager louts etc. from entering the apartments. The apartments are located about 10-15 mins from the town centre so we often spent our evenings there . There are numerous places to stop for a bite to eat and many of the pubs do a full english breakfast for those who like the taste of home. The best part of the holiday was our visit to Portaventura them park, we spent the whole day there and the fireworks display at the end of the night is not to be missed. As we had booked with airtours we got a one day pass free for all members of the group. Other trips worthy of a mention is the trip to Barcelona to see the dancing fountains and the trip to neucamp for all football fans. The trip to the sunday market is also to be recommended for bargain hunters. although our apartments where of a very high standard I would recommend that visitors chose apartments and hotels that are newly or recently built as friends who have visited salou in the past have found themselves in hotels which leave a lot to be desired including many apt blocks in which the spanish are resident all year round with only certain apartments for
tourists. There is still a lot of building work in salou with many new apts and hotels being built although I found our travel agent at lunn polly to be very helpful and honest when chosing our apts.