Peaceful, secure apartment in a beautifully kept complex. 500m to the beach
- english, spanish, italian, Catalan
About Peter Hodder-Williams
We are an Anglo-Catalan couple who live about 30 minutes inland from Altafulla, so we are close enough to meet you directly at the beginning and end of your stay and sort out any issues that may arise while you are here.
Peter Hodder-Williams purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Peter Hodder-Williams chose Altafulla
Altafulla is one of the very few villages on the coast of Tarragona that hasn't been over-developed. It has a beautiful old town centre (where we were married 25 years ago) and in general is a quiet, family oriented resort. We bought the apartment as a second home to enjoy ourselves and to make available to guests when it is empty.
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartment is in a small gated community with three blocks of six apartments that share a common garden/pool area. The pool has a very shallow "shallow end" making it ideal for families with small children. The terrace which overlooks the swimming pool is where we spend much of our time: perfect for breakfast in the morning sun and wonderful suppers on balmy evenings.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Fantastic apartment, perfect location, massively helpful owners
We are a family with 3 young children and had an amazing stay at this apartment in Alltafulla. It has everything you could possibly need ....and more. Really spacious apartment with a large secure balcony. The pool is wonderful and we often had it to ourselves. 5 min walk to the beach! Lovely restaurants close by. Peter was massively helpful. Thank you! Would highly reccommend.
Fantastic apartment, great owners and beautiful location.
We had a fantastic week in this apartment. We found Peter very responsive to any queries we had prior to our arrival. We used a taxi from Reus (approx. 50 Euro each way) as Altafulla has a train station for any trips that we planned.
The apartment was extremely well equipped and with 3 young children we found this really pleasing, everything that we could possibly need was provided. Peter was there to great us and provide us with a great manual of information on the facilities and the surrounding area as well as some beautiful home grown vegetables.
The pool was fantastic and we often had it to ourselves which was a real bonus. The beach was beautiful and Altafulla town provided a real taste of Spain and provided a welcome departure from the traditional tourist resorts.
We used the train to have a few trips to Port Adventura/Water park, the service is quite frequent however kids below 4 would struggle to get much out of it due to lengthy queues and strict height restrictions.
We would like to thank Peter and Montse for the use of their beautiful apartment and will definitely be returning.
Perfect family apartment
There's really nothing to fault with this spacious apartment with good sized balcony, it is beautifully decorated and as the hosts live there themselves for much of the year it has everything you could need for dining in, as well as towels, iron, blankets, hair dryer. We were met at the apartment on arrival, when Peter went through everything we could possibly need to know, all in a folder for perusal at our leisure. We were left a bottle of wine in the fridge, several large bottles of water and a huge punnet of freshly picked cherries which nearly lasted us the week! The pool doesn't need to be heated, deep enough to swim properly but shallow enough to stay really very warm, feels private, and as many other residents in the block come down from Barcelona just at weekends, we pretty much had it to ourselves in the week. Altafulla itself is more of a town than a village, but delightful and unspoilt with few English or American visitors at least in June. Golden beaches with several restaurants on the promenade, or go up to the beautiful 'old town' where there are bars a plenty, including a great little place that does delicious roasted chickens (to eat in their waiter-served courtyard, or take away) and other traditional dishes with salads, always with a small queue of locals. We didn't hire a car so booked a taxi from Reus airport for 53 Euros each way (met at arrivals by the driver, hassle free) and for a day out we caught the train from the station that's 5 minutes walk from the apartment. It is rare that we can't find anything at all to complain about, and we had one of our best holidays.
Perfect family holiday!
We found this apartment through an internet search and had not visited this part of Spain before.
We were delighted when we arrived - immaculate apartment and a beautiful pool. However, it is the hospitality of the hosts that set this experience apart - nothing was too much trouble, even fresh vegetables ready for us and refreshed halfway through the holiday! We were made to feel very welcome.
Even though we visited in the middle of August, the pool was rarely busy and in fact we often had it to ourselves. The apartment is well appointed including a dishwasher, a nespresso machine and air conditioning. Towels for bathroom, pool and beach are all provided, which is a great help with the packing.
Altafulla is a very Spanish resort, with few English people, but all the people we met, especially the other families who shared the pool, were very friendly.
The beach (around 500m) is golden sand and crowded at times, but there is always space to sit and the water is a perfect temperature for swimming.
We visited the Roman ruins (walking distance) which were impressive, and Karting Altafulla which our boys (12, 9 and 7) really enjoyed. We didn't venture further than that, as we had everything we needed close by. There seems to be lots of other things to do in the region, though, if you prefer a more adventurous holiday.
Overall, a fantastic apartment in a perfect location, I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Greta place for a peaceful family holiday
A pleasure to arrive at a holiday apartment equipped with everything you need just to walk in a relax.
The apartment is smart and well equipped, and the owners friendly and helpful. The small community it is part of was equally relaxed and friendly, with a good sized swimming pool..
Altafulla is a brilliant place for a "bucket and spade" holiday for children with a huge sandy beach, and a "sit and watch the world go by" by holiday for adults. 95% Spanish families, topped up by a few British, French and Dutch - no Sky TV bars, no "All day English breakfast", but plenty of relaxed small Spanish restaurants.
Easy train links to Tarragona and Barcelona, and ideal for driving to the local wine region.
All in all a great fortnight's holiday.
Beautiful, immaculately-kept place...lovely owners
We have been using Owners Direct for several years now and this was by far the most positive experience. A beautiful, well looked-after apartment, spotlessly clean with fully-functioning facilities (sleek and modern kitchen equipment, reliable wifi, tv etc). The owners - who live just 30 minutes away - are genuinely good people and we felt very welcome and looked after... it was lovely to see vases of fresh flowers upon our arrival, and gifts of homegrown vegetables in the fridge!
And Altafulla itself is a really lovely little town, with plenty of old streets to walk through and a clean, sandy beach close by, and absolutely zero tacky tourism feel.
We would definitely hope to return to this apartment at some point in the next couple of years.
500 metres to the beach. Altafulla has 2km of sandy beach between the Botigues de Mar sea front and the Tamarit Castle.
72km (55 minutes) to Barcelona Airport
24km (21 minutes) to Reus Airport
18km (23 minutes) to Camp de Tarragona TGV station
Car hire recommended but not essential.
400m to Altafulla station (On the main Barcelona-Tarragona line).
Tarragona is just an 8 minute train ride away, 15km by car. Well worth the trip either for the Roman remains, Tapas and a drink in the main square, or shopping.
Port Aventura theme park is just 25km away (23 minutes drive). You can also get there by train, which takes about 35 minutes.