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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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.
Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee 10.00-24.00†.
All are included except where indicated.
This Holiday Village has a First Choice Kids’ Club that’s split into age groups. There’s Little Stars for 3 to 5 year olds, Super Stars for 6 to 8s and Mega Stars for 9 to 11s. They’re open 7 days a week and most activities are completely free. There’s also a Twinkle Stars crèche manned by qualified UK staff.
Open from the 1st April to the 31st October, with a reduced timetable at the beginning and end of the season. The Wave Pool and Beach Club restaurant are open from mid-April to mid-September. Just so you know, there is a daily part-refundable deposit required for using the inflatable rings.
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.
There's more space on offer with these family rooms - in fact there's room for up to 6 people. There's a twin bedroom, 2 child beds, and 2 extra beds in your lounge. Your room will be air-conditioned and there's Wi-Fi* available so you can stay connected. There's a balcony, too, providing that bit of outside space.
We stayed here in July, we were a family of 17 including children. when we arrived at the reception around 11pm we greeted by the reps who got us booked in through the very helpful and polite staff on the desk. we had a total of 6 rooms all of which were very clean and spacious (great start). After reading some reviews about the food we were apprehensive going down for breakfast however take no notice because it was all piping hot, constantly toped up with fresh meats, chips, salads etc. etc. that was breakfast and meals, the brilliant staff in the restaurants worked hard to maintain clean tables, presentation and was always on hand to offer advice. The entertainment was brilliant for the kids, the hard working reps were spot on and did not stop all day, they looked after the children during any games or clubs ensuring that the were in a safe environment at all times (well done to all reps). There was a bus stop outside the complex that would take you to Benalmadena which is about 15 min on the bus which costs 1 Euro 55, the bus M120 will take you straight there. alternately a taxi will cost 10 euros. all the pools each side of the bridge were clean and had life guards who were keen and alert. would definitely go back there and would recommend for families with childrenMore
Paul P, 191267
We stayed at Holiday Village in July 2016 for two weeks, as a family of four including a 20 month old and a five year old. Whole site was predominately English holidaymakers with staff speaking very good English, and catering for English taste buds eg. Sunday roast although plenty of paella and local fish and even curry as options. We had room 443. Rooms are large with huge bathroom, double sink, shower, bath and bidet. Bathroom hairdryer available but pretty useless for ladies styling so take your own if needed. Lounge has sofa bed, dining table, double wardrobes, Blackout blinds and TV with some UK freeview channels but limited - UK Cbeebies and Nick for kids . Bedroom had two huge double wardrobes, bed side tables, dressing table and Blackout blinds which were excellent. Twin beds are as expected. Perfectly ok, not the best, but I've slept on far worse. Large double front balcony doors from lounge and bedroom. Balconies are fully enclosed so no real risks unless chairs are near ledges. Kitchenette has microwave, sink, hob, fridge and a minimal amount of utensils. I really wouldn't expect to prepare much food with the limited paraphernalia. Take some washing up detergent and scrubbies / bottlebrush. Some basic cooking utensils, kettle and toaster but no cleaning provisions. No tea / coffee. Air con great. We requested a Travel Cot with mattress. We also took an extra cot quilt in case the mattress wasn't so good but wasn't needed. The room has a Safe deposit box but you have to pay to use it - approx. â¬2-3 /day apparently. Power shower with plenty of hot water at all times. Maid cleans everyday with towels changed if you put them in the bath. Additional towels available just by calling reception. Make sure you tip eh. Wifi over whole site but you need a code for each device. Partial reception around pool. Large streaming amounts will frustrate but at least it didn't log you out every time your device locks like some places. Loads of daily variety with hotel pool and activities and then you have the Beach Club which is a short walk over a road bridge - all very safe for the kids as it's enclosed from the main road all the way. Beach Club has pools, baby splash pools, paddling providing even more variety. Also water slides and cave swim. Gate opens from main hotel site to the Beach Club at 10am. AstroTurf around main hotel pool so much less likelihood of slipping. Sunbeds don't incline unfortunately. Don't go in pool wearing any white as the pool chemicals will stain. Plenty of Lifeguards poolside. Pool Towels are available from the Spa on level -2 and can be changed twice weekly. Disabled access everywhere with toilets poolside catering for less abled with a shower and baby change. If you have kids and want them to progress with swimming I would highly recommend the swim academy. It's a paid for extra but we thought very cheap. Lindsey did more for our son's swimming in 5x30 minute sessions, than the local lessons he'd be going to for ages. Thank you Lindsey ;0) Reserving sunbeds is tolerated but you won't get beds with shade after 7.30am. Lunch is served over the road bridge at the beach club 12.30pm onwards with a huge buffet or you can opt for the much lesser selection at the onsite snack bar - hamburgers, toasties, salad, fruit and every other day an additional option like pulled pork. Very noisy in main restaurant and chaotic. Two queues for main buffet serving same dishes to reduce queuing, but appears to be one. Then leads to a grill station (again can be good waits here). Salad station, drink and desserts are separate so if you don't plan you can end making several treks from your table. Food great and varied with so much selection. Very fresh and tasty. Top tip to avoid the noise and chaos of mealtimes in the main restaurant, sit outside. Besides the main buffet restaurant there are three others that I am aware of - Oh My Grill serving fresh Barbecued food which was really amazing - An Italian, which if I'm honest wasn't up to much but ok. Our friends loved it however - and an American Diner style. Again very good, serving Steaks, TexMex and Burgers. You have to pre-book these early and you can dine at each once per week. Staff are fabulous from reception to chefs, waiters and poolside staff. Everything really clean and hygienic. Toilets too. There are Pool tables, Table Tennis, arcade, and shop located in the lower level of the main hotel. Shop in main atrium sells everything you'd really need whilst abroad including milk and baby provisions. Nappies â¬13 or â¬12 for 25 in Benalmadena Water â¬1.20 / Ltr Milk â¬2.10/Ltr. Also a vending machine for some basic non prescription medicines etc. e.g. Nappy rash cream, Cough medicine, thermometer, calamine lotion. Also a medical centre onsite for a drop in if you really needed. Late bar in around court yard with very simple free sandwiches until midnight. Then become chargeable. Crazy Golf around the rear of the Hotel but you can access from level zero rather than walk via pool. Ball gets stuck at hole 9 but there's usually a length of pipe laying purposefully nearby. Free hire of clubs and balls from reception. Most of all for the families are the Creche and Kids Clubs which are legendary in the First Choice Holiday Villages. Our kids loved them with many sessions to pick and choose throughout the day into the evening. Get sorted early for maximum benefit. Creche â¬55 for 6x2hr sessions. Taxis and buses right outside. Nearest towns are a good walk away at about 6-7 km down main coast road. Approx. â¬6 for a Bus and â¬12 for single taxi journey from Benalmedena family of four. Buses appear to run every 30 Mins. First choice really do seem to have this market wrapped up and this hotel really is the brand. One critiscm.... be prepared for loud blaring poolside music all day, everyday. They didn't even really want to entertain a rest bite, when I asked so you're probably forced to retreat back to your room if baby wants a nap, like we did. You may see comments or worry about rooms facing away from the sea with a train line running past the hotel. Don't. It's the quietest train ever. Overall. we never felt so safe with the kids and enjoyed every minute. The hotel could do with a bit of an update, but really, with some very small issues aside it's a fantastic place, as are the staff. Thereâs a Facebook group if you are interested which provides loads of extra tips and info, just donât take to many sad comments to heart. As is always the case in another country, try a little Spanish while youâre there â it will be appreciated. Finally the obligatory Water Gun review that I always do. We purchased two over the two weeks we were there â photos uploaded. The Green / Orange was by far the best with very long range and capacity. However, as usual lasted about 4-5 days. There were plenty that last only two and they were 10 Euros each !! The second blue / green was less money, less range and less capacity but probably slightly longer lasting although eventually gave up again.More
Just spent a week at this great family fun village. Very well run hotel, clean and well kept lots of sun beds but could do with a few more umberellas for shade in the August sun. There was a large group of us so didn't really get involved with the evening entertainment or kids club. Food is varied but all eatable. Not a place you would choose to go without children but if your family loves the water this place is ideal for all ages.More
Enjoyed our holiday .This is our second visit here weather beautiful.No problem getting sunbeds for 4 every day .Food good in holiday village & beach club also enjoyed american & italian.Lager could be better did buy a few bottles some days .Apartment with sea & pool view very spacious,although could be cleaned better.All in all would go againMore
Me and my partner stayed here with my daughter who will be 2 years in October, overall it was a nice hotel staff were good and the room was always cleaned to a good standard everyday with fresh towels and bed sheets. My daughter absolutely loved the little baby pool it was shallow enough for her to enjoy playing and standing in. The girls In the crÃ¨che there where lovely I put her in for 3 sessions and she loved it came out with a memory book they had helped her make which I thought was really nice. The entertainment for the kids where good however I felt the entertainments team weren't as enthusiastic as the last lot we seen in the holiday village in Majorca Lat year, the adult entertainment wasn't great either the entertainment team were brilliant when they put then shows on and done the bingo but i didn't enjoy any of the acts they brought in. The food was the biggest disappointment I felt there wasn't much of a selection and it was very repetitive, the breakfast wasn't great at all I didn't enjoy that we only stayed for 7 nights and I struggled with the food so glad it wasn't for longer i ate chips most nights. The snack bar at the pool was an absolute joke! The queues were terrible having to line up and wait for 20 mins in that heat just to get a snack, when you got your turn there was usually nothing left and you had to wait for more to be put out, the staff weren't very nice either I understand that they must have been stressed but one woman was shouting (everyone keeps take take taking and we are having to refill it all so you'll just have to wait!) the food wasn't even nice either, it's far too small a snack bar for the size of the hotel and for the amount of people that stay there. The beach club was good but it's better for older children my wee girl was too small to really appreciate it, but for older kids it's brilliant, you can get your buffet lunch over there as well it's a 10 minute walk over a bridge, the only thing I didn't like about it was 4 other hotels could use the beach club it wasn't just ours and Spanish people could pay to get in and use it which I didn't like as this wasn't stated in the brochure it resulted in the beach club always being mobbed! Overall we had a good time and it was a nice enough hotel with nice enough staff, there was so much to do for the kids and the kids clubs and football coaches were all really good with them. I wouldn't stay here again as the holiday village in Majorca was much better I thought. But I'm glad I went and enjoyed it.More
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