Huge pools, a waterpark, and a white-sand beach on the doorstep – this all-action family hotel has plenty to keep you busy.
This place has a first-class setting – right next door to a white-sand beach. Location aside, the big pull is the pool scene. There’s one for activities, another for relaxing, plus a waterpark with slides.
The hotel's a Holiday Village between April and October, so there’s a bumper line-up of activities – think sports like tennis and football, and extras like an Aerial Adventure course, and non-stop kids’ clubs.
Based on 1169 reviews
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- Lifts: 4 in main building Manar 1, 2 in family building Manar 2
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
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. Snacks.1 visit per week to the Indian à la carte restaurant.
Local alcoholic drinks including beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee.
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.
With 2 pools and water chutes. Little ones need to be at least 1.10m tall to use the slides here.
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, cabaret and colourful shows.
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superior family swim-up room
Superior swim-up family room sleeps up to 4 adults and 2 children with a double bed in bedroom, twin beds in second bedroom and 2 sofa-beds suitable for children in the lounge. Rooms have a TV, mini-fridge and air-conditioning in the high season.
Twin room sleeps up to 3 with a TV, mini-fridge and air-conditioning in high season.
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Misses the mark in most areas
Although the Manar is aimed at the family holiday I do think that they have to remember that accompanying children are adults!!'!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't like drinking out of plastic cups especially the ones that dentists use for you to rinse your mouth out after treatment! I understand that round the pool area you need to be careful but disposable plastic cups would be better and more hygienic. in the evening I do not think it's acceptable in the indoor lounge bars to serve coffee in paper cups . Mums & dads be aware that the drinks dispensers on the bars are in bad state of maintenance as sometime they give pure concentrate or in my grandsons case concentrate and cleaning fluid only vigilance stopped him from drinking it the management were very sorry . Although the rooms are clean and spacious our room could have done with the laminate floor upgrading the mini bar in our room contained only milk no coffee or tea making facilities and not many people use sterilised milk these days. The bar staff had little or no idea how to serve drinks basically just thrown in a glass then at you .i can't neglect the duo in what purports to be the lounge bar continually murdering good songs played at a tempo akin to a snail claiming up hill . The food served in the canteen was more than adequate although difficult some days if you like me enjoy good fruit and fruit juices you are going to be disappointed and also with the salads which tended to be a little wilted , the sweets are very eye catching but my eyes didn't taste them some were very good but most were bland and very much the same taste. If you like eggs breakfast is going to be your bonus ,they do provide bacon which is unusual ,the bacon is oven cooked so you have to sift through a lot to find some cooked to your liking it was mostly cinders or rubber. Most five star hotels require you to be properly dressed for evening meal time but not here shorts are the norm and in some cases very scruffy tee shirts on very scruffy people. There did not seem to be a restaurant manager had there been I'm sure that two people taking family tables for six would not have happened basically a free for all. This hotel although nice in my opinion does reach 3star standard and has a long way to go to get 5 star rating . Most of the reviews before have NOT been as critical as me maybe most of the reviewers haven't had the full five star experience . I would not revisit this hotelMore
Ann P, Colne, United Kingdom
Trying it's best to be 5*
At the hotel at the minute the rooms are excellent, food is not up to standard at all child's menu is only available for an hour of an evening which is rather unacceptable as you have to have them our of them our of the pool by 4 to get them ready which if you have little ones is near impossible.The service is excellent by most staff with a few exceptions . I have had a lot of issues with this holiday starting with the service at home and has carried on while I am here was given the wrong room and as we arrived at midnight with a 3 year It was a night mere having to sort it out ,cold and hot water are the wrong way round in the room and have had issues with a bartender in manar 2 I do not mind giving tips to people who give good service however I refuse to give tips to those who only give good service to those who have given tips More
Staff fantastic. Hotel very disappointing. 3 star + at best!
We travelled as a family in July 2014, 2 adults & a 12 year old. We stayed in a superior swim up room in Manar 2, allegedly one of the best rooms. However we were sorely disappointed. Although the room was HUGE - massive lounge, 2 good sized bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, it was VERY basic & looked like something out of the 1980's even though it had just been refurbished! No way was it 5 star standard. The air conditioning worked well though :o) The swim-up pool was good although we didn't use it much because it was always taken over by the kids in the 2 rooms next to us. The good thing about having a swim up room, though, is not having to get up at the crack of dawn to try and get a sun bed at the main pools! Now the food. Oh dear me what an absolute disaster, it was awful! Worse than school dinners lol! I did try lots of different things, but it tasted dire. The best things were the chips and the pizza I'm afraid :o( No way was it 5 star standard. The alcoholic drinks were watered down quite considerably & the only way to get a decent drink was to go into the paying bar, which defeats the whole object of All Inclusive. No way was it 5 star standard. The only redeeming feature of this hotel was the staff & the entertainment team. The i5Live guys were amazing. Dave (the team leader), although a really nice guy, was not the best singer unfortunately, however he was brilliant at doing Farmer McGiles and his version of "I'm Sexy & I Know it", entitled "I'm a Farmer & I Know it" and it should be released as a single :o)! The star of the entertainment team was Davey. He is like the Duracell Bunny & never stops! Where he gets his energy from, Heaven knows. He is amazing! Absolutely brilliant with the kids and has the patience of a saint, but also very good at stepping up to entertain the adults too. Very, very talented and should be on TV :o) Thousands of holiday makers have already discovered this guy, come on you TV people you're missing out on a real gem here! The entertainment team really made this holiday for us. Unfortunately the hotel let us down immensely. First Choice need to reassess their star rating and downgrade this hotel to a 3 star +.More
THEKirroyale, Bolton, United Kingdom
This is the third time my boyfriend and I have been to Holiday Village Manar and we will definitely return again! The staff are very friendly and helpful- in particular Nacer the bar man and MoMo the lifeguard!! Great place to go to chill out and relax, would recommend if that's the kind of holiday you are looking for. More
A Fabulous Relaxing Family Holiday
We visited HV Manar during August for two weeks with our two children, aged 12 and 14, and I must admit I was not sure what we were letting ourselves in for. We have never had an all-inclusive holiday with the children before, preferring the independence of self catering villas, but I cannot praise this holiday enough! The accommodation was lovely ( Manar 2, sea view family room), ALL the staff were SO helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The children were a bit reticent about joining in with the kids club at first but it had SUCH a good range of enticing activities ( chocolate party anyone??) and a relaxed attitude that we rarely saw them, even in the evenings!! It was lovely for them to have some independence in a safe environment whilst we relaxed in the sun. Having the beach, the pools and the grass areas gave a great choice of location and we found ourselves joining in with activities, something we would not have envisaged doing previously. The parasailing and the banana / sofa rides at the beach were extremely reasonably priced - we were expecting to be ripped off as a captive market but this was not the case. The entertainment team were absolutely amazing, SUCH talented people, professional to the last - even in the restaurants when they were interrupted by young 'fans'!! We were concerned that we would be bored by being restricted to the site for entertainment but the variety was such that we kept going back for more. I must mention Momo, the fabulous lifeguard at the Quiet Pool who made our holiday even more relaxing by helping us find sunbeds each day in our preferred location - what a star and a character. Altogether a wonderful holiday which I would recommend to you wholeheartedly!More
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