Good location, very relaxing, great breakfast and facilities, and right on a fantastic beach. See full review
Sep 23, 2010
Destination location, some missed marks.
Check in experience was great. The food service staff are THE BEST by far. They remembered... See full review
May 28, 2009
Located in El Vendrell on the Costa Daurada, 40 minutes from Barcelona, Le M?ridien Ra Beach Hotel & Spa offers an ideal setting to explore the Mediterranean coast, particularly the magnificent natural beauty of the region's beaches and coastline.
The classic seafront building, originally built in 1929 by the Sant Joan de Deu Order, was converted into a luxury hotel in 2004. Located in the centre of the Costa Dourada region, the hotel offers easy access to some of the world's most famous wine regions, Roman historical sites, and Barcelona.
The hotel's 143 spacious and warmly decorated guest rooms overlook the golden sands of Sant Salvador's exclusive beach. The hotel's restaurant, Vinya del Penedes, serves regional Catalano-Mediterranean cuisine.
The 7,200-square meter Ra Wellness features Thalasso therapy treatments that use seawater with an iodine concentration 10 times higher than normal. Additionally, famous Swiss treatments are available in the exclusive la prairie cabins. Located at the hotel's main entrance, the hotel's beach club offers drinks, hammocks, and parasols.
Barcelona International Airport, (BCN), 25.00, MI; Reus Barcelona Airport, (REU), 19.00, MI;
Le Meridien Ra Beach Hotel & Spa Rooms
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No smoking rooms/facilities
No smoking rooms/facilities
24 hour security
Fitness center or spa
24 hour room service
24 hour front desk
Car rental desk
Ramp access to buildings
Television with cable
Hairdryer in room
Terms and conditions
Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz
Check in experience was great. The food service staff are THE BEST by far. They remembered us and knew what we needed before we had to ask. The food, even the buffet, was very good.
However, the owner of the hotel had a private event for
his friends in the lobby on the night of May 23 (if I recall the date correctly). Resources were clearly pulled from other duties to prepare for this party. It was disruptive to the guests and their needs. We had to walk around the main lobby to get to the elevators for two days and the hotel bar / lounge was off limits during the night of his private party. There aren't any other bars / lounges in the area that compare to this one, so it was disappointing that we did not have access to it during our entire stay.
On our second night there, our room was not cleaned by 3:30 PM and we had to call for maid service to ensure we had clean towels to use when we returned from the beach.
Room design and maintenance: Le Meridien is known for some very cool room designs. This hotel is no different. However, they are not maintaining them properly or fixing design flaws.
Our glass walled shower was not properly sealed, which caused the bathroom to flood each time the shower was used. The maid service did mop it up each day when they cleaned the room (and even a 2nd time in the evening on those days we had to shower before dinner). However, it was frustrating walking in a puddle of water while getting ready to leave the room for the day. There is clear evidence of water damage in the sleeping area caused by this, but it doesn't look like they are fixing the issue.
Lastly, when using Orbitz to book your travel to this hotel, be sure they understand that it is pre-paid by your Orbitz booking when you check in and when you check out. When I checked out, they tried to charge me for the room. Their accounting department had not yet confirmed their receipt of payment from Orbitz and wanted to take a copy of my credit card in case they don't get paid by Orbitz. It took about 10 minutes to clear this up and for them to understand that they need to clear payment with Orbitz, not me.