Holiday Village Costa del Sol

This whopping family hotel pairs a Grade-A pool scene with panoramic views of the sea.

The real drawcard at this place is its all-action Beach Club, where a big bunch of pools are paired with panoramic sea views and fun extras like a wave machine and pirate ship.

You can sink into a poolside Jacuzzi® at the Beach Club, pull up a chair at the al fresco restaurant and bar, or take your pick of activities like mini golf and archery.

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  • 2Buildings
  • 6Floors
  • 360Rooms
  • 13Lifts

The ultimate family holiday

  • Clubs for 0 to 11 year olds, run to UK standards
  • Meet-and-greets with the Widgets
  • Expert-run swim, stage and football academies
  • Outdoor activities including archery, Water Walkerz and raft-building
  • Child-friendly buffets and at least 2 à la carte restaurants
  • 'HV Live' entertainment, exclusive to Holiday Villages

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All Inclusive - Here's what you get

Food

Full Board buffet meals. Themed evenings. Snacks 11.00-18.00. 1 visit per week to both the Italian restaurant and American Diner. Ice-cream for children.

Drink

Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee 10.00-24.00†.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Onsite waterpark Beach Club*

Open from 1st April to 31st October - reduced timetable at the beginning and end of season. Wave pool and Beach Club restaurant open from mid April to mid September. Deposit required for inflatable rings.

Evening entertainment programme

Our First Choice team have put together a cast of highly trained entertainers, offering an exciting and diverse range of shows, fun and activities. The programme includes themed and party nights, pop shows, bingo, kids' entertainment, karaoke, cabaret and colourful shows.

Swim Academy*

Lessons by ASA-qualified teachers. For quicker results you can go private. Our academies are for ages 3 to adult. Places on all three are hot property so get in quick.

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select 1-bedroom apartment with sea view

Select 1-bedroom apartment with sea view sleeps up to 4 with twin beds and 2 sofa-beds. Complete with a kitchen with 4 cooking rings, a microwave, toaster, kettle, air-conditioning, heating and extras like express check-in, CD/DVD player, bathrobes and slippers. Daily maid service with towel change 5 times a week and linen twice per week.

1-bedroom apartment for up to 5

1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 5 with twin beds, 2 sofa-beds and a camp-bed for a child up to 12 years. Complete with a kitchen with 4 cooking rings, a microwave, toaster, kettle, air-conditioning and heating. Space may be limited when room is fully occupied. Daily maid service with towel change 5 times a week and linen twice per week.

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wouldn't go back

after reading mixed reviews was a bit concerned on arrival getting checked in was done quickly and got 2 rooms next to each other which i had requested rooms 142 and 143 the rooms were big and quite modern with 2 large bed in bedroom and sofa bed with a pull out bed underneath in living room.bathroom was massive and also the addd bonus of a kitchen,the cleaning of the rooms was the only thing that let the rooms down cleaners don't sweep the floors they just mop hence bits all over the floor still being there for a fortnight .no wiping down the surfaces the whole time we were there and most of the time had to ask for clean towels and toilet roll. the pool at the main area was big but if you did not get up at the crack of dan you would not get a bed this is something i feel needs addressing by removing towels if beds are not in use kids pooing in the pool happened quite regularly and forced the closure of the pool for up to 3 hours i have never experienced this at any other hotel i have stayed in so we used to go over to the beach club as it didnt open till 10 there was no problem getting a bed and the lunch was served over at this part of the hotel ,we found the food at the hotel nce hot and always found something to eat although i would like to mention that kids tend to handle alot of the food and put it back parents really ought to stop there kids doing this no wonder people were getting ill with stomach problems. the entertainment was quite poor the piano bar have singers everynight well they call them singers and the entertainment round at the stage is catered for kids most of the time. we would not go back again as we feel this is a holiday more for families with young children an the pooing in the pool was not an experience we would like to experience again although most of the staff do try very hard the cleaners i feel need a lesson in cleaning and entertainment needs looking at.More

mark f, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Great family holiday

We returned from our holiday yesterday and have had a great time, there are a few negatives that I will get out of the way first. The rooms could benefit from some maintenance, we had mould outside the shower and inside within the seals, mainly from the age of the hotel but this should be looked into, (room 415 for the managers benefit) The Air-con in the room seems to go off at some point during the night and it is just a fan which is not ideal, If we wanted the air-con off, we would of turned it off! The food at the snack bar needs some variety, it was the same selections everyday, as the main dining room for lunch was over the bridge, with 2 children we simply couldn't be bothered to walk across the bridge to go to it, the one day we did go it was hectic with Spanish children (around 40 of them) knocking our kids all over the place at the desserts section so we didn't bother again! As for the rest, the pool was great, no Lilo's or mini boats are allowed and I thought this was a great idea as it prevents the life guards seeing what is happening on the other side of them, It did close 3 times during our stay due to "accidents" in the pool, not the hotels fault, this is the fault of parents not putting little swimmers on their children, no excuse as they sell them in the shop in the hotel! Daytime activities were plentiful with lots going on around the pool, with guess the year, quiz, and other family games, if you like your football (adults & kids) take your trainers as you get the chance to play a few games over on the pitches. Swim academy was brilliant, Harry did a great job teaching our 2 kids, they also have a football academy and Razmatazz which is a dance school, and the kids then put on a show. Kids club was constant, going on right up until 11pm and our kids loved it each time they went. Night time entertainment was also brilliant, starts off with Live and Loud for the kids and the banter between Lee & Lois is brilliant, even for the adults with little quips and jokes that the adults will also find funny. Not forgetting Alex, Lacey & Linda who make up the team and equally did a great job. Lacey sang our wedding song during one of the shows and it was one of the best renditions we have ever heard, so thank you for that. A lot of the evening entertainment was the entertainments team and was also very good, the work these guys put in with the amount of dances and songs they need to remember is really impressive! Food was decent, breakfast was fantastic a huge selection with English bacon and sausages, even fried bread if your into your full English selections, omelettes made to order as well as the normal continual selections. 2 A la carte restaurants, we only did the Italian and it was really nice The main bar can get a bit busy think the longest I waited was 2/3 minutes, wow, but there is also the Piano Bar and Irish Bar if your really impatient! Drinks are standard all inclusive drinks local brands as expected, others are available if you want to buy them. There is a shop in the hotel which sells everything you need, but the sun cream in there is expensive, around 25Euro for a bottle! Free Wi-Fi could be hit and miss, but your going on holiday why you would want to spend all you time on Facebook is a mystery to me, so that didn't really bother us. If you are looking for a holiday to keep your kids busy and entertained then this is where you want to be, we loved every minute of it and would go back.More

davencaren, england

Great family holiday

Just home from a great week!! Was wary after reading some of the reviews but we had a great time. My husband and I, and our 2 daughters aged 3 and 5 travelled with Thompson and we were impressed. The holiday reps were amazing and worked so hard. The kids club was great. Our girls loved it, very professional, safe and organised. There was a timetable for their age group and we could pick and choose which activities to send them to. Live and loud for the kids at 8pm was great! Lois and lee were a great team! It's outdoors and there's dancing, games, jokes etc. My girls also went to the swimming Academy . It was 36 euros each for 5 days. It was our choice to send them and they loved it. They Got very good, professional tuition. They also got a beach towel and swimming bag and a certificate at the end of the week! The food was in my opinion very good. Lots of choice, even for the fussiest. It is very busy at peak times.. After 9 for breakfast and 6.30 for dinner but it is well set out and we never experienced one problem. The beach club was across the road.. A 5/10 min walk and was very popular too. We didn't bother with it as our girls were a bit small to make the most of it! We liked the handiness of the hotel and bar. Also our girls loved the kids club and we made more use of it to be honest. There is a hot buffet lunch at the beach club, but after breakfast, the lunch that is provided at the poolside bar was sufficient for us and kept us going to dinner no problems! I thought there was a good enough choice at it. Yes the kids mostly ate chicken nuggets/ pizza or chips, but I had salad, fruit etc and it was grand. Our room was spacious for our family and our towels were changed daily. There is no need bring your own towels if staying for a week.. As we were. The reception gave us vouchers on check in that allow 2 changes of towels per week! We got 4 clean towels twice in the week which we used at the pool. The only drawbacks we found was the air conditioning in the room.. It worked perfectly but we had no control over the temperature. It was either on.. Full blast.. Or off.. We found it too cold to have on all night and too warm without it!! Also.. Getting a sun lounger in a good spot with shade was impossible unless u were prepared to get up in the middle of the night. 4/5am was the time husband got up and he wasn't the first one up at that hour. Obviously people are reserving them last thing at night before they turn in. Really do feel the hotel need to address this. If u didn't want loungers with the option of shade then there wasn't the same demand.. But we did as it was 37+ degrees every day and with small kids shade is essential. It's madness getting up at 7 and not a lounger left in the place. Talk about the Germans reserving seats!!! Lastly .. The poo problem in the pool also needs a mention! I know it's not the hotels fault, or the lifeguards, but we were there for one week and the pool was closed 3 times due to poo in the pool. They seem to assume it's babies not wearing swim nappies.. But it isn't in my opinion. Unfortunately I saw one with my own eyes and I'd be sure a baby didn't do it! You really miss the pool when it closes. It takes up to 2 hours a time for the cleaning process to be completed and there is only one main (huge) pool at the hotel. There is a separate toddler pool... Funnily it Never had a poo in it! We would definitely go back to the holiday village.. No problem at all. More

jude1011, Belfast, United Kingdom

Great holiday

As a family there is always the issue of keeping kids entertained. This was not a problem at HV with kids club and entertainers. The complex is well presented with a full-sized yacht within the hotel. Rooms were spacious with our room overlooking the pool from the fifth floor giving wonderful views. Food was of a high standard with enough to satisfy all. Snacks available during the day with a larger selection at the adjacent Beach Club where further pools were available. Fully enjoyable 2 weeks.More

Alan F, Dundee, United Kingdom

Great for families with children

I have just returned from a fantastic relaxing week along with my partner and my 5 year old son. I have read some of the reviews since my return and I honestly wouldnt believe some of the complaints being made about the place. The pools are fantastic with plenty of choice of pools to sit at, whether you are after a small shallow pool for young children or the deeper pools for the more advanced swimmers. The beach club does not open until 10am so there are no need to reserve beds. We would get in the queue about fifteen minutes before. The pool area at the hotel however beds are reserved very early. This is the place where the reps do dances with the kids and there are quizzes etc to get involved in if you wanted too. The room layout was perfect for us. A massive balcony, huge bathroom with a powerful shower (however a little tired but not enough to ruin the holiday), a small kitchenette with fridge/freezer and microwave, the living room has a table and chairs and a huge sofa which turns into a bed with a tv and a separate bedroom. It was ideal as of an evening we put our son into bed and relaxed on the balcony or in the living room and watched tv (which had English TV channels and Cbeebies). The food has plenty of choice meat, fish, pasta, salad however a little repetitive but expected within an all inclusive resort. The kids choice was the only let down as it had the same every day hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken nuggets and chips. The breakfast had plenty of choice including continental and full english along with breads and cereals. The lunch is not served in the main restaurant as they serve it in the beach club (about 10 min walk from main hotel). The italian restaurant was lovely however the american diner was not the best as the food is very similar to the buffet restaurant. The kids club was great my son went to a different one every day. Each session runs for 90 mins so was ideal for us to drop our son off at 4.30pm after a day at the pool which would give us a chance to get ready for the evening. Please note that some of the kids clubs incur additional cost. The alcohol was the only thing i didnt like during my stay. I would have a few drinks and just feel sick at the end of every night. i bought a litre of smirnoff for 11 euro from a local town Fuengirola which i drank instead of the local spirits at the hotel. The cocktails are the same every day either sex on the beach or pina colada but the pina colada is made just with pineapple juice so is basically just rum/coconut and juice. If you want to pay for alcohol happy hour runs between 8pm and 9pm every night where you get 2 for 1. The entertainment team do a great job, they never stop and really involve the children. Bingo is also played every night at the outdoor stage for 6 euros for a strip of 6. Overall we loved the holiday and would return. Me and my family would definetely return to holiday village resorts.More

Clare T, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

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Holiday Village Costa del Sol
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 1852 customer reviews
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