Plaça De La Font, Tarragona, is a charming hotel in the historic part of the city. We first visited (to eat, not stay) at Christmas 2022 and vowed to return to the area.
Roll forward 6 months or so and I surprised hubby with a couple of nights at the Plaça De La Font in Tarragona as part of his big birthday road trip. We were not disappointed!
Ambience at the Plaça De La Font
This really is a charming hotel. From the moment you enter reception, you are greeted with smiles from the very helpful staff. We were a little early for our agreed check-in… but they waved away our concenrs and got us booked straight in.
We were placed in Room 202 which overlooked the square and its multitude of restaurants as well as the Ajuntament (City Hall). It was a super room and we were very happy!
The tall blonde lady and the young dark-haired gentleman who were the two mainly working during our stay were both extremely attentive, friendly and helpful. They learned our preferences extremely quickly – little things like making our bed up with the extra quilt I’d pulled from a cupboard (I’m a cold soul with no meat on my bones), and having a cafe con leche, a mint tea and an ashtray ready for when we sat on their terrace each morning and afternoon, and they made us feel very welcome.
The room was spotlessly clean as was the bathroom. Little touches were done to make us feel very comfortable.
Despite the noise from the bars and restaurants on the plaza, you couldn’t hear it once the balcony doors were closed – an added bonus we weren’t expecting.
We would very VERY happily recommend the Plaça De La Font to others and will be using it again ourselves each time we return to this beautiful city (likely once or twice per year).
It is worth noting that we communicated in Castellano throughout our stay here (we don’t speak Catalan) and it was no problem. There were other English speakers staying at the hotel at the same time who seemed to have no issues with communicating in English/Spanglish.
The Plaça De La Font has a bar area just to the right of reception, selling everything you need. They even ensured that there was plenty of verdejo (wine) in for me after I’d despaired of finding a wine I enjoyed in the city.
Do try the Catalan wine yourselves though – they just weren’t to my taste… a little strong in flavour for my palate.
Drinks (soft, hot and alcoholic) were extremely reasonably priced considering this is a city centre location.
Food is plentiful and at great prices too, considering where it is. There are set menus available and plenty of other choices. They do a €6 deal currently where you can have two glasses of wine, beer or sangria plus a large plate of patatas bravas. The bravas sauce on top of the potatoes was excellent – just the right “kick” of spice.
This hotel is in arguably the best part of the city. You have the large square outside, which is teeming with life and personality, the historic centre just just a few minutes walk away with its charming cobbled streets, cathedral (spectacular!), several museums, plus plenty of shopping opportunities to boot. Reaching the beach is a little more of a hike. We could see it on our wanders, but didn’t head down to it. There is also the city’s main park about 10 minutes stroll away.
We paid €171 for the two nights for two of us. We felt this was extremely reasonable, although we see that they’ve released new (lower) prices on their website now… so you would get even more of a bargain! This was via their page on Booking.com.
Parking at Plaça De La Font
There is a very large public car park underneath the hotel (accessible from the plaza entrance) with day rates available, so we didn’t have to drag our suitcases very far – great considering its a pedestrianised area. We booked via Circo Parking. The entrance by car is right in front of the hotel and it can be accessed on foot at either end of the square.
Contact Plaça De La Font
Address: Plaça De La Font,26. 43003. Tarragona.
Tlf: +34 977 240 882
Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper.
Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.