This massive hotel has a total of 7 pools and a trio of restaurants. And it’s all just 2 minutes’ walk from beach.
It’s all about the pool scene at this large hotel. It has 3 huge outdoor pools, an indoor one and 3 just for kids. Inside there’s a choice of buffet restaurants, and live shows every night.
La Pineda beach is just a 2-minute walk through the hotel grounds. And a 10-minute walk will take you to the tapas bars and shops in the centre of town.
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- Lifts: 9 in the hotel, the apartments do not have lifts
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. Snacks 11.00-23.00. Unlimited ice lollies for children 10.00-18.00. Picnics for excursions - on request the previous day.
Unlimited local alcoholic drinks including beer, wine and spirits, soft drinks, tea, coffee and water 10.00-23.30.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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Hotel-run kids' club
Various activities are held throughout the day.
There are 3 buffet restaurants - one in each section.
3 kids' pools
There are 3 kids' pools split out around the hotel. The smaller one is shallower for smaller legs.
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Connecting room sleeps up to 3. This room comes with a TV and mini-fridge and Wi-Fi is at a charge. You'll need to book 2 of these room types to get 2 rooms with a connecting door. Cots are available.
twin room with pool view
Twin room with pool view sleeps up to 3, with twin and camp-beds. This room comes with a TV and mini-fridge and Wi-Fi is available for a charge. Cots are available.
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A good hotel that could be great
We visited the estival park hotel out of season in November which meant that it was on a skeleton service. Only hotel 1 was open and the outdoor pools were not open. It was really quiet in the hotel other than at the weekend. Out of season, la Pineda is a ghost town. About 10% of the shops and restaurants are open but even in mid November, the weather was beautiful. For us it didn't matter too much as we spent the bulk of our holiday at the theme park Portadventura (which was also in a skeleton service!). There are some really good points about this hotel but it could be much better. The food is great and the all inclusive was really worth it. You get a good selection on all inclusive at every meal. The food is high quality with loads of variety, eating really was a joy here. A lot of the guests aren't all inclusive and pay around 20euros for dinner which gives a good idea of how good it is. Drinks are also good on all inclusive, you can choose from an extensive drinks list. Not everything is included but you get a discount in drinks that aren't. The location is great, very short walk to the beach and lots of shops accessible by a five minute walk (although most are shut out of season). It's really easy to get to Salou, portadventura or the beautiful historic city of Taragona. If you go out of season, it's best to hire a car as we didn't see many buses. There's plenty of free on street parking right outside (out of season anyway) Value for money was astounding. We paid less per night than uk discount hotel chains and that included the all inclusive. The hotel must have wanted to fill rooms for this price. We found the holiday on ice lolly and for the price we paid, we had a fantastic time. There were however some points that could be improved upon significantly. The hotel itself; it's still a very pleasant and smart hotel in the communal areas but the rooms could do with updating. Even if just for practical reasons. We only had one accessible plug socket in the entire room so charging 2 mobile phones and an iPad was difficult and I ended up charging things in the bathroom on the razor plug ( bit risky). We also had 2 single beds pushed together which was hardly romantic for our getaway. Room service was good but a bit haphazard, we had to go and ask for shampoo several times. You have to pay for your safe key at 2E a day. Service isn't great, sometimes the staff seemed begrudging to help at times. Service on the main reception was slow with not enough staff to deal with queues (even in off peak times). There was a power cut one day and although it was only for a few hours, no one really knew when it would be back on. Our key card rarely worked and we got locked out of our room for half an hour one day while a technician refitted the battery in our card operated lock. It wouldn't have been so bad but every time we went back downstairs to tell the staff it wasn't working there was another 10 minute queue at the desk. You only get entry to the smaller pool on all inclusive which is actually really lovely. However go after 5pm and you get charged an astonishing 10 euros per person! Another hidden extra of the pool is that you have to wear a ridiculous shower cap (an additional 2euros pp). The spa prices are completely bonkers, I've never seen basic treatments cost so much. The gym is good and also included. (Although prepare to feel unsporty - it was full of super fit regulars, not hotel guests) All in all, we had a lovely time and I would stay here again. No this hotel isn't perfect and you don't really get a 4* service (other than at the bar and dining) For the price we paid, we had a wonderful time but had I paid the brochure price, I wouldn't be so happy about it. More
Emma H, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Estival Park 1
My husband and myself who are older people, returned from Estival Park on 16th November. What a lovely hotel! The accommodation was excellent, lovely balcony, clean linen as required, all inclusive dining was outstanding. The facilities including the Spa and swimming pool they were really good. The beach and promenade were in easy reach. The public transport to Salou was regular and cheap. All in all a lovely holiday. Our thanks to Estival Park and all its staff. To Shearings whose drivers with their knowledge of the area contributed to a great stay. Will definitely be visiting again.More
stephen c, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Can you help?
Were you staying in hotel 1 in our second week (12-19th Aug) ? If so, do you know the man who helped me give CPR to the little boy Max,who drowned in the pool, and helped bring him back to life? I think he was from Newcastle way or up that way. Will check on here every so often for replies. ThanksMore
didgewest, London, United Kingdom
Really Good Value for Money , great weather
We travelled to this hotel with Shearings and I will say it was overall an excellent holiday considering what we paid. For an all inclusive to have very good wine , food and beer was a remarkable when you see the size of the hotel. it is a busy hotel so this can take a bit of getting used to , but you can go to the other two hotels on thee same complex where some said the dining room was a bit quieter. The hotel room was very good with balcony and all the bathroom facilities with plenty water pressure and hot water . staff were very helpful . Included coach trip to Barcelona was excellent and the Shearings driver knew where all the places to stop to take photos etc. We had a hiccup on the way to Spain where our inexperienced drivers kept stopping at places that were shut. Overall really good holiday, weather was wonderful 25 deg and sunny for the most part, out stay was 4th-11th October 2014. if you don't like busy hotels then choose one on the other shearings holidays.More
Brian E, Porthmadog
A noisy family hotel
the Estival Park is in a good location, with good food there is always something available for everyone. Our 2 year old daughter ate very well. The indoor spa pool was great and we spent lots of time in there as a family. The outdoor pool however was in the shade almost all day and freezing (the sea was much warmer) so we couldn't spend much time by the pool. The covered play area that attracted us to the hotel was supervised as part of a crÃ¨che and parents were not allowed in so we did not use it. In the evenings we found the hotel to be very noisy with lots of children and teenagers shouting and running around the pool area, which is where the restaurant and only bar are located. The noise could also be heard in the rooms that look out over the pool. This was not the only source of noise as the rooms appeared to have walls made of paper and you could hear everything, not a peaceful nights sleep.More
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