Holiday Village Costa del Sol

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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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Based on 1524 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 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 and Tex-Mex restaurants. 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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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.

Onsite waterpark Beach Club*

Open from 1st April to 31st October - reduced timetable at the beginning and end of season. 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.

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1-bedroom apartment with sea view for up to 4

1-bedroom apartment with sea view sleeps up to 4 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. Daily maid service with towel change 5 times a week and linen twice per week.

1-bedroom apartment for up to 4

1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 4 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. Daily maid service with towel change 5 times a week and linen twice per week.

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Ok but no where near worth the price you pay...

I'll start by saying we had a fabulous holiday, as a family of 4, 2 adults one 9 week old and a 5 year old! But I think that was because we overlooked a lot of the floors to ensure we enjoyed our expensive trip! There are lots of positives to this hotel but the negatives really rile you more when you think about what you've spent! Had this hotel had a 3 star rating and cost about £1000 less than I would say fabulous value for money! On arrival first impressions where a bit upsetting as it looked like they where expecting the big coach full of people to arrive by putting a table full of red juice in champagne glasses out on a table, however there was no one there to greet us, we really struggled to get in the hotel with 4 cases and 4 hand luggage bags and a baby and no help was offered. We queued at check in for what felt like forever with 3 members of staff for around 40 people! And nothing was explained at check in at all other than meal times. It wasn't until the next day when chatting to another holidayer that we discovered how to get a remote control for the room and how to get towels for the pool! After check in it was a farce to get to the room again with no help on hand for cases at all, tiny lifts meant 3 trips to the fourth floor with a newborn baby!!! Horrendous start. I'll summarise the rest to keep the rest short! Pros: great food, lots of choice, restaurant staff work so hard and very friendly. Water park is fantastic, lots of different pools and lunch there great. Room good size and very handy to have kitchen with baby. Location - really pretty setting, we where lucky enough to get a great room on the corner overlooking the coast and the mountains which was fab. We used the free shuttle and taxis no problem to venture out. Cons: we had ants all over the balcony and room which the cleaners had to eliminate! Had to complain and get kettle changed twice as they where so old and dirt the water we where boiling our baby to have came out filthy! Entertainment was horrendous! Worst from any hotel I have ever been which was sad as my son was looking forward to mini discos which they didn't do (however the Swedish travel company based inside did!) the first choice reps just bluffed there way through something each night and then did bingo....zzzz. Pools did close a lot due to kids pooing in the pool! We never once got a sunbed by the hotel pool, and we where up early with young kids! It is not equipt to hold all the guests. But tbh we wouldn't have stayed there anyway the waterpark is much better, and we based ourselves there everyday which meant if anything was left in the room you had a good 20 min round trip to retrieve it!! As for 'all inclusive', it was the most money we've ever spent on site! With things like slush puppies and crisps considered extra! The drinks were extremely watered down. I have not drunk for nearly a year just having had a baby and was not once even slightly merry due to the none existent alcohol content! And what really annoyed me was that they stuck these trampolines and little kids cars right next to the stage so all kids where asking to have a go every night, which I though great...until they tell you you have to pay for a go!! Pay to go on a trampoline in a family holiday village that's cost nearly 2.5k! That's a disgrace, and you can't ruin the whole holiday by having an upset child every night so of course you pay! When I mentioned this to one of the reps they said how they agree how bad it is and that many had commented but it was the hotel and not them?! Erm I thought this was a first choice hotel??? All in all I would not go back, I would not recommend but it's pros are very good and ensured we still had a great holiday and by also venturing out to the likes of the crocodile park and the dolphinarium both of which I highly recommend!More

Natncol,

Great Holiday shame about some of the Brits!!!

Just got back last week after 2 wk stay. myself and 2 sons 8 and 9. Stayed in room 008, 1st floor. Balcony faced the road and had the same problem with the trains going past every 10 mins and very noisey at night. However the room was clean,room service every day could also get BBC and ITV channels on the TV. The hotel was clean and staff friendly. The first choice staff were excellent well run kids club and activities. Felt disapointed the football academy was extra 28 euros for 2 days. I had the same issues with poo in the pool but i blame the clientele not the hotel or first choice. Had to be up at 7:30am to put towels out. Food was good for a mass catering couldn't really expect anything more, there was always something for everyone especially for the children. I concur with the other reviews and certainly would not recommend this place for families with older children. Evening enterainment poor, thank god for english TV channels. Would go back to a first choice holiday village but not that one.More

Helen C, Manchester, United Kingdom

Worst holiday ever

Just returned back from the holiday village and it was the worst holiday we have had. We travelled as a family of four ,2 adults, 1 nine year old and a one year old. This holiday cost us 3k so not the cheapest. On arrival we were allocated room 004, very disappointed with the room, floors were absolutely filthy inside and outside on the balcony, there was a filthy drain with a dirty pipe on the balcony that we had to keep the boys away from. The view was overlooking a train track with trains passing all the time up to at least half eleven at night. We had an infestation of ants in the bathroom two nights running, bathroom floor was covered with them. We complained twice and was told by reception they would send the cleaner up, the first night we waited that long my husband ended up boiling the kettle and killing them with boiling water. No one seemed really bothered at the hotel but when you have two young children it bothered me. Finally the cleaner sprayed some ant spray and it finally did the trick. During our stay the children both had sickness and stomach bugs, I had a sore throat and aching body and my husband also had a stomach upset, not really sure what caused this but we don't think the hotel was the cleanest. The pool side bar absolutely stank and the lunch time food consisted off rubbish food hamburgers, pizza,sausages,Chips and nuggets. The free ice cream round the pool was a tiny tub of what seemed to be frozen mousse, you had to pay for any others and also slush for the kids. The thing that topped our holiday off too was the disgusting person that kept pooing in the pool, it ruined the children's day as they love the pool and it was closed at least four days on the trot for a few hours at a time. The reps kept blaming the young children and kept going on about putting swim nappies on them but we heard if was teenagers doing it for a dare. We spent a lot of money from day 1 buying swim nappies from the shop then heard they was free. If took days for some one to finally put a poo patrol in place around the pool, it was a complete farce. Never again will we stay here. Definitely not a 4 star hotel , more like a 3 star .More

Helen K, Cleethorpes, United Kingdom

First Choice Team

Me and my husband and 2 children , go to the Holiday village costa del sol every year . This has to be the worse year ever !!!!!! No complains about the hotel . The first choice team are the WORSE I've ever seen . Every year for the last 5 years we have been going to Holiday Village and the first choice team are always FANTASTIC . but this year they was a Great DISAPPOINTMENT !!!!!! RICH was the only first choice member of staff that brought a buzz to the place ..More

Zalihe G, London, United Kingdom

amazing holiday

we are a family of 4 my children are ages 7 and 14 we stayed for 2 weeks and we had the best holiday ever. the hotel was amazing clean and tidy and staff very helpfull. the food was very good can become sometimes a little repetative at times but you can always use the tex mex or italian which was very nice. the pools are fantastic but over all the best thing about our holiday was the reps they was amazing at there jobs and kept everyone entertained 24/7 nothing was to much for them the always went that extra mile to keep all ages doing activities. the night time entertainment was fab we all enjoyed every night. the only negative of this holiday was that when children had a accident in the pool the pool got closed for 4 hours at a time and the manager of this hotel never once came round the pool to speak to guest he left it to the first choice team of reps to take the abuse of some of the holiday makers who were not happy i felt this was the managers job to do this not the reps as they do so much already and work so hard. but that is my only negative of the holiday. overall i would highly recomend this holiday and we have only been back 2 days and want to be back there!!!! kelly stuart and familyMore

kelly h,

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You'll be asked on arrival for your credit card details or a refundable cash deposit of 100 euros for any damages to the room or loss of any items within the room.

Appointments are required for pedicure, manicure and massages.

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