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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- Official Rating
The ultimate action-packed holiday
- 'HV Live' entertainment, exclusive to Holiday Villages'
- 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
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. Themed evenings. Snacks 11.00-18.00. 1 visit per week to both the Italian restaurant and American Diner - minimum stay of 7 nights. 2 visits included for those staying a minimum of 14 nights. Reservations required. Ice-cream for children.
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
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.
Onsite waterpark Beach Club*
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.
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 balcony or terrace
These apartments are comfortable and bright with a balcony or terrace. Inside, you'll find a well-equipped kitchen with 4 cooking rings, a microwave, toaster and a kettle - plus your room will have air-conditioning and Wi-Fi*.
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We stayed here the first week of October and had a lovely holiday! Everywhere was clean and tidy, the staff were friendly and dealt with the large amount of people that arrived at the same time really well. The rooms were clean, we had one facing up onto the hills. The bed was maybe a little hard, but didn't affect our nights sleep. The pool areas were tidy and clean and we had a great time at the pools, we spent most of our time at the holiday club and there was plenty of sun loungers for everyone. We were a bit disappointed that they weren't serving food at the holiday club (should have been included in our all inclusive) but we didn't have a problem walking back over the bridge to the main hotel. Food was good, plenty of choice! Italian a la carte was great, not so keen on the burger bar. Wouldn't pay for either of them though. Drinks were great, would definitely recommend the lollipop cocktail! Staff overall were very friendly and helpful, they kept the place really clean and tidy. Entertainment was okay, what you would expect from holiday entertainment! The only thing we felt was that the First Choice entertainment team could have made more of an effort with the grown ups. Plenty of buses from the road outside and there are plenty of taxis. It's a short bus ride to Fuengirola or Benalmadena! It was a bit tricky finding our way to the beach outside the hotel, and the beach at Fuengirola is much nicer! Overall a great hotel and would definitely recommend! More
Deanna M, 186254
Went for last bit sun this hotel is stuck in middle no were realy so you have got get bus or taxi go anywhere pool is freezing on oct couldn't swim as it's not heated went water park that was cold and none of us swam it was a nice walk if u like walking to harbour takes hour half but relaxing rooms are ok but very dark inside and if facing sea it's all shade all day the food is bad realy bad u got wye fir 10-15 min at dinner but it's just slop it's gross but the Chinese is nice outside but got get booked all the reception area is lovely and big fish pond kids love it and the Thomson Rep is great very nice so helpful and do anything for you he needs to. E manager not a rep best part of the holiday talking to him he nod everywhere to go best pubs restraints supermarkets ðMore
Carly S, 190757
Great for families
Found this hotel to be good service with excellent facilities for children. Rooms were spacious if travelling with a toddler using a cot bed provided. However I would say small if travelling with a few children as they would have to sleep on the sofa bed. Food was ok - a large variety but I missed fresh veg! More
Hotel review Great hotel for families .kids will love the many pools and water park. Wifi was excellent.Everywhere in the hotel .The best I have ever had in a holiday hotel. Room was ok! We paid a lot of money for our kids to sleep on a sofa for a week ! Also wasn't the cleanest I have seen. Pools and water park were excellent! Great fun .If you got kids this is a great place for them.Pools were very clean and tidy with lots of lifeguards around. Food was ok ! Nothing special lots of it but low in quality. Entertainment was very very good !kids club and evening shows were first class.First choice guys and girls were friendly and we're excellent with the kids. Location was a taxi or bus to town and bus or good 1/2 hour walk to the beach To be honest we didn't feel the need to go out of the complex everything you need is already there.More
Good but Expected Better
We stayed here in the beginning of October after hearing how good the Holiday Village's were, like many places there was good and bad to the holiday, Reception - Very busy and not enough staff to handle guests checking in, it took an hour for us to check in on arrival i would hate to see how long it takes in the peak months, having said that staff were very friendly and helpful and always had a smile. Rooms- Great size and nice and peaceful, had a view of the mountains which includes a Rail track however this never bothered us as view was ok, Great size balcony. The room does need updating and the floor was not cleaned once during our stay so cleaning could be improved but overall loved the room. Food- There seems to be a lot of complaints on here about the food, My wife and i have no complaints, It was not gourmet restaurant food but i don't expect that. i found there to be plenty to choose from each day yes it gets a little repetitive but thats to be expect in buffet style places, I would recommend eating at the Italian and american restaurants for a change of scenery, I found the staff very helpfull and friendly and they always made a fuss of my little one which is more than the first choice staff did. Pool - Hotel pool was good and a great idea to have the artificial grass surrounding to stop all the slips and trips, The highlight for me though was the beach club, yes you have to cross a bridge to get to it but that is not a hassle at all, My one year old loved it at the beach club and could have stayed there all holiday if we had let him plenty for kids and adults, A couple of downsides the only deep area to swim in was the wave pool which was only open two days and only until 3pm and there was no food so you had to go back to the hotel if you wanted to eat, Snacks- Poor choice and left out most of the day, with little cover from the local flies which i often found enjoying the cold fries Drinks - I mainly drank the beer and soft drinks and had no issue with either, spirits were very generously poured so if you don't like them strong you need to let them know. Hotel - Overall a great size but looks a little dull inside with the dark red paint, shop was very expensive as was the laundry room, Did not manage to get to the Irish bar or spa so unable to comment on these has a games room for kids and pool tables so enough to do for little ones. Staff- As i mentioned reception and dining room staff were great however i found the first choice staff poor...they made no effort to tell us anything about the hotel or trips out, on arrival i had pre-ordered a push chair and when i asked the first choice staff for it you would thing i had asked the impossible.."Can you just come back later...maybe in an hour".....no i cant my son had been on his little legs for hours and wants to sleep and rest cue dirty look and big sigh...the hassle i had put her through of going down a flight of stairs and into a room to get it, the rest of the week i found that the staff made no interest in my son(maybe he was to young but a smile and a hello is not hard,found out towards the end of the holiday there was a club for little ones but staff made no effort to inform us of this, Not great for a hotel aimed at family's Entertainment - repetitive and not to good but staff did make the effort..bingo was the highlight with big cash prizes( if bingo is a highlight it shows how bad entertainment is) One night was a local act which made the entertainment team look excellent it was that bad. Location- Not great need to get a bus to local towns as to far to walk...We hired car for three days and went to Gibraltar (well worth going) around an hour an half drive,Marbella and Malaga only about 30 mins drive but worth visiting it was also cheaper to hire a car for three days than to pay to go the excursions. so if you want to get around worth looking into Overall we had a good holiday but just expected it to be a little better..If we had paid what it costs to go in the summer i would have been massively disappointed but for the price i paid it was good.More
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