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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Various activities are held throughout the day at the hotel-run kids' club.
There are 3 buffet restaurants - one in each section. Just so you know, two restaurants are open from June - September, depending on occupancy at the hotel.
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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twin room with balcony
These twin rooms are decorated with warm tones throughout. There’s 1 extra bed and a TV. Outside you’ll find a balcony for that extra bit of space. Plus air-conditioning is available from May to October.
1 bedroom apartment with balcony
These apartments are simply designed. There’s a twin bedroom plus 2 extra beds in the lounge. You’ll have a kitchenette and a balcony for that extra bit of space outside. Plus air-conditioning is available from May to October. Please note there are stairs leading to these rooms.
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Overall a great holiday, hotel is clean, food and drink plentiful and tasty, staff very friendly; thatâs the short answer, read on for the long one and some things I hope usefulâ¦ The transport to and from airport is easy you canât miss Thompson reps waiting to hand you your information pack. It takes under 30 mins to hotel from Airport. We checked in about 12 noon straight in room change then pool for a dip before lunch, very quick indeed. Thompson Reps are very friendly and on hand to answer questions, they are selling trips which we felt not cheap, so we investigated and went ourselves; ok free hotel wifi, brilliant wifi if you paid 3 euros a day. Reception staff excellent professional and friendly at all times. It was my wifes birthday while away and she was delighted to find a complimentary bottle of bubbly, on ice with glasses, in the room, from the hotel, with a âhappy birthdayâ card, thank you to the staff. Try the indoor Spa pool (not the new 22euros to swim one) the older one is free to all inclusive guests and well worth visiting but you need a swim cap (less than a pound online). We stayed in Hotel 2, both Hotel 1 and 3 seem to have much less noise & children. We like family holidays so found hotel 2 was great for our needs and lively until nearly midnight. We used all 3 pools & hotel bars (was like an all-inclusive pub crawl !!). Never saw a lot of entertainment, did see the Beatles tribute band which were good. It gets very busy in the entertainment rooms, get a seat early, we preferred sitting outside in the cool. Drinks aplenty including Estrella lager, tons of bottled water and white red and rose bottled wine, you get bottles at lunch and dinner, very sophisticated! Also unbranded spirits, soft drinks, no extra cost except cocktails have a 1 euro surcharge. The coffee tastes bitter unless you ask for warm milk, then its lovely, hot chocolate is good with squirty cold cream and the very popular unlimited choco milkshakes and slush puppies. When around the hotel ask waiters to get your drinks, they seemed happy to bring our drinks over even though we were all-inclusive, we did tip occasionally as they were very hard working & very pleasant. All the hotel staff were a credit to the hotel, very friendly. Food is good and in abundance, you can eat at any of the hotels or snack bars for burgers nuggets chips and hotdogs. In restaurants everything from soup to doner kebabs, roast pork to curried chicken leg, pizza, pasta and shark steaks, so much anti-pasta hams, salamis, and salads, olives, cheese, chorizo etc. You will not go hungry but some stuff is weird! Be careful if you have seafood or gluten allergies, ask as some stuff is not as it seems and not everything is labelled. I loved the very yellow fried eggs at breakfast on toast! La Pineda has a nice beach in walking distance. Walk the parade and there are some nice little shops, barter for everything they expect it and start really high and soon come down when you walk away, there is a supermarket and a fantastic ice cream parlour bit further along by the fountain, well worth the walk to try the geleto, I heard people talking about Hennesseyâs Irish bar being worth an evening walk, unfortunately we never made it. We did not take any Thompsons trips but found much better price on the parade with PLANA trips, we did the Barcelona city and zoo tour for 31.95 euros per person, its 19.95 just for zoo entry, such a good day out and left after breakfast and back before evening meal - if you go out you can ask the day before for a packed lunch, lots of people had these at the airport on the way home. Good little market on the Friday next to hotel. Great trip for the 2 euros bus ride was Tarragona and the Roman Theatre and roman history, well worth the 15 minute bus ride, was nice to get a lil bit of culture among all the fun. Ultimate thumbs up is we will return with more family.More
My husband I stayed at the estival from the 3rd to the 17th of may. When we got to the hotel we had a very long wait for checking as they dropped two coaches of at hotel block 2, and then when people got to the desk were told they had to go to hotel 1. I would advise any one thinking of going here that on arrival if you are booked for the apartments go to hotel 1 to checking. When we got to our room in block 2 it was a lovely room but only had a bath and my husband is disabled, so he was unable to climb in to it. We went back to the reception desk and asked to be moved as we were their for 2 weeks so wanted a shower. The reception staff managed to find us another room but we had to wait till the next day. When we got to our second room it was perfect very large bathroom with walk in shower. I will just say that their are only 4 walk in showers in the hole complex so if you need a walk in shower for what ever reason you will have to start when booking. Our room was number 1410 in bloke one over looking the pool as well as out to sea and the mountains. The rooms are nearly all single beds pushed together so be prepared if your a couple to gall throw the gap. The pool is not heated out side so it feels like ice when you first get into but once in its nice and refreshing. Their ate not many loungers around the main pools and if you lucky enough to get one, be prepared to have other guests move loungers around alone and push on to a slight gap their might be. The entertainment staff are wonderful. They work hard all day to keep people off all ages entertained and have a gd holiday. The bar staff are extremely friendly and make some gorgeous cocktails, which if you are All inclusive you can have the cocktail of the day on a self service bases as well as self serve beer, sangria, fizzy drinks, hot drinks I.e tea and coffee, bottles of water and snacks at the pool bar. The dinning room is an experience all on its own. If you love to fight for your food, get pushed and shoved, get shouted at by other guests, get ignored by the staff (if you are all inclusive) then this is the perfect place for you to visit. This was the only disappointing thing about the hole hotel. Everything else was lovely. We went last year for a week with family and are even looking at going again next year. Their are two indoor pools one you can use inside the gym building for free, the other is in the spa which you can pay â¬22 a day to use if you wish to. If you are staying in one of the apartments they have their only pools and play grounds for small children to play in them. The location of the hotel is realy good. Right on the strip off shops and bars. Cross the road and your on to the beach. We travelled with Thompson and found that if you wanted to go on a trip to Barcelona it was cheaper to go with the local bus company. Thompson charge â¬60 to go to Barcelona, but the bus company charge â¬20. If you are looking at going to the theme park Portaventura you can take the bus which costs â¬2:65 each person each way. Or a taxi is â¬25. Their is a market on every Friday right next to the hotel which is really great for picking up a bargain. All you hand bags, wallets, belts and clothes. Don't forget to haggle thow. Also Salou is lovely for shopping hope on the bus only takes 15-20 mins and you can shop till you drop. They have some lovely bars and restaurants as well. The last thing I have to say would be it's a lovely place to unwind, relaxe, and have fun.More
First Holiday Abroad in 10 years
Stayed at the Estival Park from 8th - 15th May booked through Thomson for Â£606 All inclusive so a really good deal....Food was excellent lots of choice for all tastes excellent choice of drinks on AI you can have stuff like Smirnoff for 1euro if you do not like local stuff,we was based in Estival 2 but spent alot of time around estival 1 pool just prefered it...So in all a great holiday busy hotel but can choose between all 3 for eating,entertainment etc...And a quick mention of the Staff who were all friendly and very hard working.More
Stayed here second week of May and was quite impressed. For the price we paid it was a bargain. Food was really good. Self service drinks and snacks were really good too and in a really good location. There is a lot of reviews on here about the staff not being able to speak good English. Well I would ignore that cause its ridiculous. By my count there was French, german, English and Russians there and that staff have a basic grasp of each language. Plus Spanish. (Catalonia has a different language to the rest of Spain) So anyone moaning they can't speak good English when they can hardly speak one should just be ignored. We stayed (family of 4) in the apartments which were basic but good enough. Ate mostly in hotel 2 which was the British based hotel but spent most of our leisure time in hotel 1 which catered to the Germans and French. Was a lot nicer there in my opinion plus they have more of an arcade room than the other hotels. All in all it was a great hotel. One thing I will say is its nearly impossible to get a sunbed and that was in low season so you've no chance in high season unless your up at the crack of dawn. But it never really bothered us. My life ain't that sad to be reserving sun beds. I've better things to do with my time. There were other faults but nothing worth moaning about. And trust me I could moan cause it rained most of the time I was there and I got covered in ant bites but if you start letting these things get to you it would be pointless going anywhere. Cause of the rain and the time we were there it wasn't really in full swing so we never got to take advantage of anything really but in full season I've no doubt it would be even better. Well worth a visitMore
Timed it right...
Went here in October 2014 and wrote a review basically saying food was excellent, drink was excellent, staff were friendly and helpful but found it a bit crowded at times and would only return at a less busy time. Returned from an 11 night stay on 14th May, me and the missus only. This is a gem of a place and just because it's one of the cheapest 4* hotels in Thomson's website, doesn't mean they do things cheaply. Food is indeed excellent with a wide selection for all tastes. The drink is very good too and the house wine is delicious and for just a Euro extra you can get more well known brands and they don't skimp. Pool is a bit cold but clean and watched over and there's entertainment every night and throughout the day. There's a kids club and one of the best gyms anywhere in any hotel that's included. I went in May to avoid it being too crowded and I got it right as I never once felt crowded. Give this place a go because only the most fussy will find fault. If you want proof of how much I like it there, I'm returning again later this year.More
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