This huge complex packs in a triple helping of pools, plus an impressive waterpark. It’s only a short walk from Arenal’s centre and sandy beach, too.
The waterpark is this place’s crowning glory, with pools, ring rides and slides to keep speed demons grinning like Cheshire cats. Watery fun aside, there’s also loads of sports and activities going on.
The hotel’s set in 12 acres of greenery, and is really close to Arenal Beach – you can walk it in less than 10 minutes. The town centre’s really close, too.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet meals. Tea and cake 16.00-17.00.
Selected beer, wine, local spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee 11.00-23.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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The waterpark is right next to the Marina Parc Hotel. There's a great range of speedy slides, a bowl and even a lazy river. Kids get a section all of their own with slides and fountains. Even better, your All Inclusive can be used here, too. And just so you know, both the dinghy slides here have a height restriction of 140cm.
First Choice Kids' Club
First Choice Kids’ Club caters for 3 to 11 year olds – so brothers and sisters can join in the fun together. And most of it’s completely free. It runs 5 days a week and – outside of peak season – there are parent and toddler sessions for under 3s, too. For your peace of mind, all First Choice Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. Plus there’s a strict sign-in and out system.
3 outdoor pools
There are 3 large pools in the hotel, one at each block of apartments. Each pool has a poolside bar which is open from 11am to 5pm.
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Bad and good points
Good and bad points.... If you are into nice cocktails /luxury /getting dressed nicely for evening meal on this all inclusive resort then this is not for you. If you have a few children and you're happy if they are happy then this could be for you. Good points…. Large resort, the apartment and pool areas we always very clean. There are a couple of pools and a splash park which were great for kids - all the refreshments here are part of the all inclusive too. The nearest beach is stunning, so clean, the water so clear. Staff and first choice reps at the hotel were very helpful and cheery. We actually needed to use the resort doctor quite urgently and they sorted this out for us quickly. There was always something to eat in the restaurant -however see below for bad points about restaurant. Our apartment location was right next to the main pool so great for us. There is a bus stop not far away, so you can go into Mahon for about 3euro if you didn't want to go on the rep trip. Bad points.... There is no way it was 4 star. This must be based on the addition of the splash park / facilities rather than quality. The brochure says 200m to beach and 600m to bars and restaurants - its certainly longer than 200m to beach and you would struggle if you had walking difficulties. The bars and restaurants….there are a couple on a square nearby and then in Arenal itself there were about 3 /4 on the beach. There is no sort of beach front /prom that you can walk down just to get out and about - i really missed this. Saying this, the beach is stunning, we spent a few days there. I heard a couple of people moaning about the location - especially older people who may not be able to walk as far. Sadly there isn't much outside of the hotel complex. The check-in took about an hour and then our room wasn't ready. I'd ordered a cot for our baby son in advance both via First Choice and with the hotel direct - when we checked in, they had no record of this and said they would get one for when the room was ready and when we went back to get the keys, I checked and they hadn't done it - it eventually got sorted out but shouldn't take 4 times of asking. Restaurant - although there was always something you could eat, some nights were better than others, nothing wrong with how things were actually cooked but it always felt like a school cafeteria. Needs updating. Old plastic tables and chairs. It was ok for breakfast and lunch but i didn't look forward to going there for my evening meal. I am far from a snob but it seemed to attract rough, loud families around the pool. I also found there was a lot of smokers - I don't suppose the hotel can do a lot about this but with having a little baby we were always trying to avoid tables of smokers. Saying that, we had an OK time but wouldn't go back to this hotel or resort as I felt it was disappointing. Its the most I've ever paid for a holiday and the most disappointed I have been.More
I cannot stress enough but please ignore the bad reviews about marina parc. As this was our first family family abroad with a 2 year old little boy we were quite worried about our booking after reading the reviews it had received. However after the first half hour of arriving the hotel management and first choice reps soon put our worries at ease with their helpfulness and friendliness and we were made to feel very welcome. Walking to our apartment by the main pool were impressed by the cleanliness of all the surrounding areas and the beautiful views of the complex. Our apartment was abit of a let down (but that was mainly an error on our behalf and not the hotels by the way) but there was still plenty of room for the 3 of us. The apartment was cleaned 3 times during our stay to a high standard. The restaurant was nice and spacious with friendly staff and had plenty of variety of foods with a few themed nights throughout the week (chinese night was the best) and every night the food was beautiful, no cold bland food as other reviews stated. The first choice reps were brilliant cara, becky , sam and luke you really are a credit to first choice and not forgetting the lovely stacey who is fantastic with the kids. The entertainment team work their socks off for both kids and adults all day and deserve full credit and I really hope they are kept on for next year for when we return as they made the place what it is ..........A FUN HOLIDAY RESORT The beach is beautiful with crystal clear water and well worth the 10 minute walk I highly recommend trying the pirates of menorca excursion our little boy totally loved it !!!! I honestly cannot praise Marina Parc enough for our lovely holiday and will definitely recommend to anyone else looking for a nice entertainingy resort More
Have just returned from a week at the Marina Parc... I was slightly concerned having read some pretty poor reviews, especially as I have two children (10 + 5 ) but I have no idea what people were complaining about or what exactly they were expecting!!! The food was excellent and always plenty of it even the fussiest of people wouldn't go hungry, I was impressed that there was something fresh being cooked morning, lunch and dinner time everyday right in front of you! All the hotel staff and reps were very friendly and helpful nothing was to much trouble. Our apartment was clean and tidy and the waterpark is brilliant. . Maybe some people should do their homework before booking their holidays... this isn't a 5star and it is a family resort so yes there is going to be children!!! We really had a great holiday and will defiantly be returning but for 2 weeks next time as one flew by far too quickly!!More
Daisy M, Wales
Family resort?! Ok for children shame it's the parents holiday too!
Having read such a variance of reviews myself and my husband decided on this holiday figuring that some people are just fussy which we're not!!! How Wrong we're we!! This is possibly the worst hotel I have ever stayed in having arrived to chaos I have to say our first impressions were not great!! When we finially got our room rubbish had been left outside the room and stayed there for 4 days until we rang and asked them to remove it! The floor Was soaking wet so my 5 year old slipped stright away (having had his cast removed for a broken limb the day before made this more stressful). The all inclusive was full of rules such as tea and coffee only available in the resturants and between 4-5 outside this your charged!!! and the term cocktail can be used loosely. The food kinda reminded me of school dinners and I actually lost weight whilst here!! on one evening I resorted to crisp butties in our room! We were there 7 days on the 4th day we rang for them to change the towels and on the 6th day they cleaned the room. The pools are ok and the splash park good for children over 1.4 which my son isn't so we spent most our time on the beach which is beautiful and what saved the holiday. The entertainment was cheesy but my son loved it and the children involved in the kids club appeared very happy. So overall I would not recommend this hotel!More
Good Holiday overall
We have returned from 2 weeks at the Marina Parc Hotel. Overall, we had a good 2 weeks, Splash Park is brilliant, can always get on slides straight away, life guards were brilliant and very safety conscious. Rep's were brilliant, especially Luke,Cara,Becky and Stacey. Not forgetting the kids clubs reps, they were very good too. Hotel was kept clean, apartments were spacious and clean. Getting drinks was easy and a big shout out to Fran and Hugo who are barman. Beach was lovely and well worth walking too. Would highly recommend hiring a car to see Island, we did for 2 days. Overall a good 2 weeks at a nice Hotel on a lovely Island Do think food could be better and more varied, entertainment wasn't brilliant, apartments could do with a spruce up and think sound system and stage area need money spent on it. Would class as a 3*, definitely not a 4*.More
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