There are two main points to consider when renting an apartment in Salou. The question is do you want to stay in a residential apartment block or in a tourist block? This page explains the difference this could make to your holiday, and gives you some questions to ask when you're booking your apartment.
Whether you're renting your apartment in Salou from an agency or you are renting it privately with the owner, perhaps through a magazine ad or your own contacts, it is worth asking if it will be in a residential or tourist block before you book.
Staying in an apartment in a residential block will mean you are more likely to have neighbours that are permanent residents. Consequently they won't appreciate loud noise or music into the small hours. Your neighbours may be elderly people or families with children who are not on holiday. The apartment block as a whole will probably be quieter than one that is entirely filled with holiday-makers.
On the plus side, the apartment is more likely to contain household items and feel more like a home than just a holiday apartment.
Large tour operators often negotiate a better deal on apartments in tourist blocks by renting the whole building. This means that when you are on holiday, everyone else in the building is also on holiday. This is a bonus as everyone will be in 'holiday' mentality, although depending on the age group of the holiday-makers, it may mean more noise.
It's a good idea to ask at the time of booking, if the rest of the block is filled with holiday-makers (and if so, what age group) or if it is residential. Also ask if there are any regulations applying to the building, such as curfew hours or additional charges if you want a cleaner.
In some communal swimming pools for example, there are regulations that say you aren't allowed to have inflatable items in the pool.
Generally there are 2 types of apartments in Salou. There are apartments in residential blocks and also in tourist blocks. The apartments in residential blocks are more likely to be quieter and the tourist blocks could be noisier depending on the age group of the tourists inside.