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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Perfect base for a family holiday!!
We stayed at Marina Parc 2 years ago and decided to visit again with our newest addition. My husband and I travelled with our 9 year old and 1 year old boys. We have both holidayed in Menorca since children so know the island inside out. The hotel is perfect for young children.... Low rise apartments available, shallow pools for crawling, close to the beach, nice and quiet. It is also great for older kids... The water park, snack bars, pools, shops close, bars etc for a mooch at night. We have high standards and found the food perfectly adequate. I don't know what else people can ask for, so much variety and also hot. Found food every day for all the family. Our apartment was cleaned every other day by a lovely lady who often appeared whilst the wee man was having his afternoon nap and just pottered around us. We didn't have any experience with the ants, but it is a hot country and people should keep crumbs etc off floor. Staff were all fab. Had the option of louder pools or water park and quiet pools where no reps frequented. Shows were typical of this sort of hotel but kept all the kids entertained. In my opinion some of the issues highlighted are people who expect far too much and also parents who don't control their kids... I.e running around throwing stones, not putting litter in bins. But this was minimal. You could literally spot who was going to be the trip advisor moaners whilst looking around, and we have already worked out the face of one of the reviews on here... Please take these negative reviews with a pinch of salt!! The beach is beautiful and great boardwalk to walk round the bay on the evening too, great pools, slides, food, drinks. If you are after a nice family holiday, and aren't after a grumble or refund you will have a fab time!! More
ClaireBirmingham, Birmingham, UK
not all the same
Just returned from two weeks. First thing to say is that there is a difference between the accommodation depending on what block you are in, block 3 nearest the water park is more hotel like, block 1 nearest the Restaurant is more villa like and block two seems to be a halfway between the two. Also the two or three bedroom apartments seem to be better spec. We stayed in a two bed in block one and did not suffer the sharing air con syndrome. It did leak on the penultimate night and was fixed after nearly 24hrs though. Also it chilled the living rooms but not the bedrooms where nowt came out if the outlets. Agree about cleaning we one clean. Food was good but did get a bit repetitive after two weeks they do have a Spanish and Chinese night but no alacart like some all inclusive. There is soft drinks dispensers in the restaurant and adjacent snack bar as well as beer and wine and fruit juice. Bottles are also available. The snack bar opens after breakfast serving in the restaurant finishes and stays open apart from lunch serving till dinner. So you can always get drinks during the day. We hired a car through the reps which was cheaper than through the two local company's. There was one barman who was slow and let the other one do all the work. Most queues followed him. Kayak excursion was great you get to snorkel and the guide showed us an octopus. Becky the rep was a star for us in sorting a few things out. As well as the first choice reps who run the kids club and do the pool games there is an animation team who do a separate events list. There is also a professional act on some nights. Marian pace is actually about 1 km walk from the main part of a arnel d castell where there are some more pubs that show sky and open till early morning. The local pub cash point restuarant and supermarket 1 to 5 minutes walk depending on where you are on site is coves noves. There is also a shop by the exit from d3 block which although does sub aqua gear also does blow up crocodiles flippers etc which are cheaper than up the road. So from our point of view we didn't find anything that would stop us coming again. However I can understand some people having problems with their accommodation as its not all the same. Also apart from speedy the barman all the staff work really hard and earned my respect.More
Sewage smell in the room!
I am currently staying at the resort, and could not resist, but write about what I am experiencing here: room has not been cleaned and bedding not been changed for 4 days (every time I mentioned about it at the reception, they promise it will be done, but nothing happens) have to share air conditioning control with the room next door, so every time aircon is on it smells of SEWAGE in the room and blows all the cigarette smoke in from room next door as well... Hardly slept last night, because had to have windows open, and heard all the cars at night, and people walking outside! For the money that we payed to stay here I would never expect to smell Drains. Lesson learned for me - never ever ignore negative reviews! This is far from pleasant and relaxing holiday I was hoping forMore
Lyuda I, Waterlooville, England, United Kingdom
Lovely fun hotel
Me, my husband and two children 3,7 went to the marina parc hotel in August 2014 for a week hotel very clean. Food was very good something different everyday, the pool areas was always clean, the evening entertainment was fantastic the anermation team done some brilliant shows ie frozen, lion king and then we had a puppet show, magic show and parrot show. Weather was good apart from two days of rain but still loads to do. Aqua park was great fun loads for all ages.More
Vikki M, London, England, United Kingdom
Ideal relaxing family holiday
I was really worried about this holiday after reading the reviews from the start of the year however we had a brilliant time - PEAK session. We knew Menorca was quite and prepared for this, people really need to think about where they are booking and research the place rather than moaning once there about visiting a quite resort! Our room was fine - clean and roomy, it did have a damp smell as noted in other reviews as it was a ground floor room - however we slept in the room and spent very little time in there, who would want to be inside when you go abroad for the weather? The food was great - enough choice and my daughter who is a really fussy eater had a great time selecting her own food and found something every meal time. The restaraunt was hot with only ceiling fans. The stafff in the restaurant were really pleased that my children tried saying thankyou in Spanish - unlike a lot of the other children and ADULTS in the hotel that think all inclusive mean 'forget your manners'. Some comments have stated that the staff were miserable, well I can understand this when I witnessed the rude behaviour some people show towards the staff, for example people queue jumping and then barking 'coke' at the bar, this would not put me in the best of moods. The hotel do need to put more staff on the bars of an evening and invest in drink dispensers rather than bottled pop to try to speed things up. The Animation team worked really hard to entertain the children and my girls loved how they were always encouraged to join in - games in the water park, dance lessons to the perform on the stage at night. However the only star on the Thomsons team was 'crazy Stacey' who would spend her day in the waterpark running games and then be full of energy on a night time - however she can't run the show herself the other reps lacked any interest and Becky really needs to get a job she likes! The waterpark was fantastic - not too big but just right. The rides were great, the lifeguards very professional, no need to queue and always a sunbed available (just like in the main hotel) and it was a bonus that you could use your all inlcusive inside the park. In conclusion: If my kids are heppy then I'm happy and that's what they were on this holiday.More
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