Marina Parc Hotel

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

Food

Buffet meals. Tea and cake 16.00-17.00.

Drink

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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Waterpark

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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3-bedroom apartment

3-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 8 with 3 twin bedrooms, 2 sofa-beds and a kitchenette. Cots available at a charge.

1-bedroom apartment

1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 4 with twin beds and 2 extra beds. Cots available at a charge.

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wasn't at first but we didn't want to leave !

When we arrived me and my fiancé just dropped our heads... Don't judge book by its cover! Too forever to check in but drink on arrival was nice :-) it was like little hoses dotted all over which was nice like a village .. 2 pools and water park unlimited access which big kid I am loved... Room.. Old fashioned. But huge TV ! Was lovely and clean. Perfect. Food... Mmm was variety didn't enjoy at first but in end was nice. Water blah we took 3-5 main walk to shop to get bottled had fridge in room. Beer was OK I stuck to spirit.. rubbish nightlife was aimed for kids. Bar was tiny no mother entertainment for adults which was shame.. Everyday we spent at water park was ace ! Drinks was good.. If you like burgers and hot dogs you was good! Ha! I read reviews before we left and I was dreading it ! But in end we had best time ever! Got great tan got drunk and went down water slides what more do you want :-)More

Jamey C,

Great stay kids loved it!!

Travelled here on 26th sept 2014 to 10 oct. We loved this holiday. Its one for the kids they loved it the reps where amazing everynight they had fab shows on the water parc was great, the pools where clean and always cleaned daily and tidied our rooms where cleaned every other day with fresh bedding and towls too rooms where nice staff very polite. Not alot for adults to do outside the complex deffo a family holiday wouldnt recommend it for couples! More

Sarahjpeo,

Great Holiday, Would Go Again

We traveled just before the summer holidays 2014 and the reviews prior to this left me a bit concerned but i needn't of been. The park was very clean and all hotel where friendly and welcoming. The food was great with lots of options and something i looked forward to each day. The restaurant staff where amazing, especially the cleaning staff and my 2 year old son took a special exception to one of the ladies. Each time we entered the restaurant she would come over and say hello to him which was really nice. We stayed in the main complex hotel, near the restaurant and main reception. The pool was great and very clean. Unfortunately we couldn't say the same for one of the other pools we visited on the site. There where cups where floating around in the pool. Obviously lazy holiday makers who cant use a bin but we stayed for around 2 hours and didn't see any cleaning staff which could be improved. The splash world park was 60 seconds walk from our room and we had a great time each visit. Life guards where alert and on the ball. The entertainment was ok but room for improvement. The entertainment staff were brilliant but could only work with that they had. Often there would be a delay in between shows which meant kids would be restless and agitated. Most nights we went for a walk to explore the local areas. The beach is really nice, lovely golden sand, clear waters and great surroundings. The local town is also nice tho be warned there is a lot of steps if you plan to go from the beach to the top of the town. Plenty of places to eat out but its not cheap. Since i work from home and i'm self employed i needed to take my laptop on holiday so needed the hotel WiFi. Unfortunately speed is an issue so i got up before breakfast and did an hours work each morning. I would be the only one using it so speed was not a massive problem during this time. Afternoon is when it really got slow. Facebook is almost unusable. Around 4pm is another time where you can use it when speed is ok. Signal doesn't reach to far so you need to be around the reception area to use it. Now for some negative. The walls in our hotel and many others around where we were staying are paper thing. The room has a locked wooden door to the next room attached to it which means you can hear everything, such as the shower curtain being pull across or the toilet seat being lifted up. I had to visit the reception twice during our 2 week stay when guests next door where being very loud late at night. Didn't spoil the holiday but certainly could of done without it. The First Choice staff didn't need to be there. Didn't really get any interaction with them and they spent most of the time in groups of their own. Only when they had to activities with guests where they separated. Overall i recommend this park to anyone with children, We had a great time and would defiantly go again given the chance.More

richard b, Leeds, United Kingdom

Fab Holiday

We Travelled 15th June 2014 for 10 nights I have never written a review before but before we went away the reviews were awful I was actually dreading going. When we arrived we had missed dinner, reception greeted us checked us in very quickly showed us where our rooms were & asked if we needed any help with bags. They told us to come back when we were settled & they would provide us with a cold meal (which we were not expecting). We dropped our bags off & came back to reception where they had laid out a small variety of sandwiches & fruit. We got some drinks at the bar (the kiddies cocktails went down a treat with my 2) and enjoyed a quiet 1st evening. Throughout our stay food was nice & varied, never had a problem getting a sunbed & our towels were changed & beds made every other day. We did see quite a few ants on our stay but non in our room & staff always spraying them. We had a couple of small problems ie needed extra bedding & fault with air con which the reception staff resolved quickly & efficiently. The staff were so hard working & friendly the 1 thing I would say the hotel is short staffed & need to employ more staff as queue's can build up very quickly at the bar on a night & you can only get 2 drinks at a time from reception bar. The evening entertainment was fine kids disco & dances followed by quiz or show, the Disney show when we were there was fab & the parrot show very funny. Our kids went to a few of the kids clubs mainly the party's (you do pay extra for the party's) but well worth it as kids loved it. The water park was also a big hit with my kids & my partner (no cut feet as previous reviews said). Overall we all had a great time & would definitely go back. We travelled as a party of 6 my parents, my partner & I & our 2 children aged 11 & 5.More

Jo D, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Sleeping arrangements for a third person

We were a party of three, two adults & a child of 6yrs. Our room was advertised by First Choice in their brochure as a standard one with twin beds and a sofa bed. This turned out to be an absolute lie and a miss representation of the truth. Their brochure shows a standard room but without the sofa bed and other pictures of other rooms with a sofa bed shown leading you to believe the type of sofa bed you could expect. Beware what you will find for the third bed is a Melamine type board about 5 feet by 2 feet six fixed to the wall and hinges down. To this is screwed a metal frame with wooden slates. The mattress is represented by a piece of uncovered foam about two and a half inches thick. First Choice continue to describe this as a sofa bed in the 2015 brochure. So beware if you want a third person to sleep in comfort forget it. However the rest of the holiday was great.More

meldrew550, Bognor Regis, United Kingdom

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