Travel Blogs from Cambrils
Any ex-pat knows that a week kicked off with eight boxes of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and two party-size bags of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups is bound to be a great one. And this was how I started Semana Santa. My aunties, Leanne and Pam, decided the best place to celebrate their 50th birthdays would be Barcelona and they brought with them American treats, a healthy thirst for inexpensive and delicious Spanish wine and their crazy senses of humor. From the moment they landed, it ...
... in one corner of the square which had been closed the last time we were here, which was a shame because it had been full of nans but this time we spotted people going in and out so I went to investigate. There were no nans here today but the Montblanc gegants were on display in the foyer so we went inside for photographs.
It was lunchtime by now and we checked the restaurants around Placa Major for menus del dia but there was nothing obvious. We had a ...
... forming first a massive folre and then impressive manilles for the third level. It was glorious, but from where I was standing, close to the doors of the Casa de la Vila and perhaps 15 metres from the edge of the folre it was already looking unstable. Colla Vella then started to build the next seven levels. The crowd were tense and everyone there was concentrating on just one thing. Could they do it? Could they build a 3de10?
Not this time, no. The instability that had ...
There was a Diada Castellera scheduled for Reus today and we didn't have any other plans so off we went. As we were driving into Reus we noticed a large bird of prey quite low over the road and Julie got a good enough view to confirm that it was a Booted Eagle. We parked in the market car park and when we came out onto the street another large raptor high overhead had us scuttling back to the car for our binoculars. We didn't relocate it but ...
... and best of all a Golden Eagle to the birds that we'd seen from the car.
El Portal restuarant in Alcolea de la Cinca was again out lunch time stop although we arrived after they had finished serving their lunchtime menu del diada. Nevertheless the chef took pity on us and most of the menu items were available so yet again we had a tasty and satisfying meal.
Back at the Hotel Valls we met up with Cuss, Brad, Ash and Jav in the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Best Cambrils
I took my wife and two daughters 12 and 17. We had overall a memorable holiday although everything was not perfect but that can make for plenty to talk about after your holiday. The reception area although nicely laid out smelt of drains. The rooms are basic but clean, you have to hire a safe key and a fridge which are essential items. A £20 deposit for the TV remote control. The lamp at the side of the bed did not work so out came the screwdriver a loose wire. The air conditioning was poor even after dismatling and cleaning the clogged filter. Carefull of the rear rooms as it is next to a train line and they are noisy.
My boyfriend and I have just returned from a weeks stay at the Cambrils Princess. I must admit after reading other reviews I was very wary of what the hotel would be like.
Four of us stayed here in July 2006 (out of the UK school holiday season). "We" were two 13 year girls and their mums (no age given!).
My husband and I have recently returned from a week's holiday in the Cambrils Princess Hotel. I find it difficult to equate our experience with the other reviews on this page. Were we at the same Hotel, I wonder???
Stayed at this hotel in July 2005 - Dreadful small room on an angle, dark and over the kitchen. Food for whole 7 days bland & cold with lots of lettuce and fish! had to set own table for breakfast and some times wait to get into the dining room. Staff not very helpful, head waiter very rude, and the dining room is very noisy. The railway at the back of the hotel runs all night. keeps you awake. Be aware of the beach - at 2pm each day the tide turns and the wind drives you off the beach!
food cold, had to set own table for breakfast and some times wait to get into the dining room. Staff not very helpful and the dining room is very noisy. The railway at the back of the hotel runs all night.keeps you awake. central position and the bus service very good.
We have just returned and found the food cold, bland and we had to set our own tables. The railway line was busy and noisey and the reps were beyond caring. A total waste of money read other views on this hotel I kid you not; I have stayed at better Travel lodges and eaten better at KFC
I have just returned from the Cambrils Princess, 7 - 14 Sept 05 having booked the flight with a cheap airline and the accommodation with an agency saving a lot of money than going with the recognised operator.
Just got back from Gambrils Princess, after a 1 week stay (6th Sept - 13th Sept), and can honestly say, wish I had'nt wasted my money.
Just got back from Cambrils Princess about a week ago now. I stayed for 7 nights, and i can honestly say 7 nights was long enough!! The hotel is very nice, clean and the food is good, however there wasnt much choice or different types of food as i expected .... especially for familys with children. If your a big fish eater then it will be like heaven for you! Id say another big problem with the hotel is the train line that runs right at the back all through the day mostly through-out the night too. This is VERY loud if you have a room at the back of the hotel (like we did) insted of a pool view room, as they must travel at the speed of 90mph and can stop you from sleeping, so take some ear plugs! My parents came the same time as me too and requested a pool view room which, they got by emailing. Id advise to do this about 1month before departing.