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.
Facilities► View all
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 May - October, 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 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.
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.
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Fine hotel - great food
We stayed one week in Estival park and had a good time. We didn't take the all in and we regret this choice, because the hotel is really focused on it. We had a great holiday, our room - on the street side - was great. When the sun went down and the pool was in total shadow, we still had a lot of sun on our terrace. There was a fridge in our room so that was handy for water. The free wifi in the bar, wasn't working as it should.More
Margo G, Lier, Antwerpen, Belgium
Not what it's says on the tin!
I have had a plesent stay at estival, until I found out thing that they don't inform you about in the English virsion of the leaflets and I.e it says dining hours 19.00 to 21.30, so we went to the food hall at about 8 o'clock thinking we would have plenty of time to eat went to sit in the alfresco dining area as it was very hot in the dining hall and as soon as we sat down a very angry spanion came and told us to leave as we were to late (pointing at his watch) well at least that'd what I think he was trying to say to us, as I wasn't sure and it clearly states 21.30 not to mention the fact they were other dinners sitting and tucking into there dinner I stayed and ignored his angry Spanish order, then a few minutes later he returns with yet another angry Spanion I tried to say that I do not understand and that I speak english, but as he was soo persistent and quite rude I left and went to tell reception where they had no clue of what was happening? After looking back at the situation I assumed that they closed the outside dinning before the rest but nowhere does it say this. 2 the aquum pass cost 23 euros or for the Aquum and club 30 for the day.... Well at least that what I thought you would probably agree with this rather large amount of money for access to a leisure centre you can see in the picture it doesn't say a duration.... But on the Spanish part of the leaflet it says the 23 and 30 Euro amount was for only 3 hours whitch is rather expensive.... They were a few more times like this and instead of honering what it says and doesn't say they just say tuff whitch I think is a discuting attitude for staff at a hotel.... Lastly they bar tenders were very rude never smiled, and pretty much through my change at me....More
Disapointed on 2nd visit
We booked here again after a great time last year, unfortunately we noticed a decline in some areas. We arrived as a party of 9 with 3 3 year olds, this meant that we were at the back of the queue for check in and had to wait around 25 minutes in the queue, as we booked a year ago and requested rooms overlooking the golf course we were confident that there would be no problem. Our allocated rooms were not ready but we were told the numbers, I checked with the chap on the desk to confirm that we were on the quiet side and he mumbled something about them being on the side, so I went off to check and found that they were on the notorious service road side. when we said that we had requested rooms on the quiet side he said he could not help and we would have to speak with the manager later, we went to see the Thomson rep who was useless, (short chap with a bit of a scouse accent), he was not interested at all and said he could do nothing. So eventually we saw the manager who said that she would allocate us new rooms in the morning, well we got the rooms but they were pool view rooms and still very noisy. So our holiday got off to a bad start. As others have said the food and drink offerings are very good, although some dishes could have been hotter. we also noticed that all the staff did not seem at all happy at working there, even when spoken to in Spanish the result was stony silence in most cases, the exception were the housekeeping staff who were always cheerful, despite having the least pleasant jobs. Even going 3 weeks earlier this year the pools were still freezing, small children cannot play in the pools for long as they are two cold, for a family hotel these should really be heated in late season. Also too many people were reserving sunbeds for long periods with towels just so they could spend an hour by the pool later in the day, this should be stopped. Noise is still the biggest issue here, due to the shape of the buildings the noise echo's around, during the day it is expected and during the evening as well, but in hotel 2 even as late as 1am people were still being very noisy outside, last year at midnight security came and moved people indoors, this was a good thing to do, this year the policy seems to be let people be as noisy as they want for as long as they want, one night somebody was blowing a horn at 2am. Even inside due to the old building standards you can here what is going on next door and any noise in the corridor also can be heard in the room. The mini disco this year was very poor, the staff running it seemed to have their own agenda and messed about a lot, they would start to play a song then stop it and mess about and this was every night, it's hard enough trying to keep young children engaged, but when the music stops they get confused, the staff seemed to have no idea on how to engage small kids, which is the whole point of the MINI disco it's not for the adults. So all in all things have gone down since last year, we did not notice that any maintenance had taken place either, so I suspect that this hotel is on the steady slide downwards. We will not be coming again, there is plenty of choice in the area.More
Chris P, Chichester, United Kingdom
Fab family holiday
We stayed as a family of 5, 3 adults & 2 children (7 & 5) in Hotel 1 from 4th to 18th August 2015. The resort is made up of 3 hotels and apartments which back onto each hotel down to the seafront. We had a great holiday, our rooms were fine, overlooking the pool, rooms facing the the pool are noisier in the evening due to the entertainment, but who goes on holiday to have an early night! If you do want a quieter room ask for a golf course facing room. There was a fridge in our room so that was handy for water, no kettle though, I always take my own... Rooms were always cleaned daily. We went with First Choice and got free entry into the Aquapolis water park next door and we used it a few times, good day out and kids loved the dolphin show there. Check in seemed slow on arrival, and one of our rooms wasn't ready but had arrived early and didn't wait that long, like every one else we received a note on check in saying reservation of sun beds is not allowed, but on observation the hotel pool staff did nothing to enforce this at all, every morning we watched people going out at 7am to put towels on sun beds, so, if you can't beat em join em, my dad got up early 7.00 to reserve our sunbed otherwise you didn't get a sunbed.. Not in my opinion what you should have to do on holiday. Pool towels were available for 10 Euro deposit from the hut by the pool. We had all our meals in the hotel 1 restaurant, this restaurant was very modern and the food was excellent for all inclusive, you were served wine, beer and soft drinks by a waiter, show cooking was excellent I had some lovely shark, salmon lots of choice, great salad bar and sweets selection, my children were happy too pasta, pizza chips always on. Meal times did get busy and could/did result in queuing at peak times, we did eat in hotel 2 one night due to this, more dated restaurant but food still good. There is a snack bar next to the bar in the hotel and they had a small salad bar, and hot food sausages, chicken nuggets, pork steaks, chips that you could eat round the pool if you couldn't be bothered to go upto the restaurant. The hotel also puts out pastries, cakes, crisps, peanuts next to the bar, kids can help themselves to milkshakes, and coffee is self service from a machine, bar staff will do a coffee but didn't seem keen & pointed to the machine. Bottles of water available in a big fridge regularly stocked. Ice lollys for kids available, not ice cream. One thing I will mention as one our party is Coeliac is the fact that the hotel has a separate area with gluten free foods and toaster, gluten free bread, biscuits were in a fridge, so, very handy for Coeliac guests. There is also a massive Aquum Spa & gym on site & I didn't use this but it all looked very impressive, lots of people using the facilities. Daytime entertainment, the animation team all worked hard, didn't pressure you into participating, Zumba in the pool and waterpolo all sorts to take part in, my daughter went into the kids club one morning and enjoyed it. Evening entertainment ok, they try to please everyone, different entertainment on in each hotel so, you don't get cabin fever, the white party was good that the animation team did. If you like a market, we found the one behind the waterpark good on a Friday morning lots of stalls on til lunchtime. This hotel is a good base to explore the area, we went to Barcelona only an hour away by coach to watch Barca v Roma while we were there and I took my son back for a day tour round Barcelona FC, if you're into football then a good day out, best to book trips through Bus Plana on La Pineda promenade, much cheaper than tour operators. Bus Plana is their local bus service so, all busses pick up on the front and you can go to Salou, Cambrils (nice fishing port & shops here) Bonavista Market big market near Tarragona, just buy a bus pass card and you load it with 11 Euros and each trip costs 2.20 Euros. Port Aventura a big theme park is at the back of the resort, so,if your into that sort of thing, that would be a good day out. Overall, had a good holiday, and to sum up, the hotel needs to sort the sunbed hogging problem out, I probably wouldn't go back but that's not the hotels fault, I just like to visit other places....More
TRAVELLINADDICT, LEICESTER, UK
Good hotel, lovely food, lovely staff...shame about pool size and poor day entertainment
I have just returned from a weekâs stay at Estival Park 1. Unfortunately the weather was awful, but the stay was still really enjoyable. Apologies for the long review, but I wanted to cover all information. We arrived rather early, around 11am, and were advised the room would be ready by 2pm. This was expected due to our early arrival and we were given our wristbands and shown where to leave our luggage (in a locked room) We took this opportunity to explore the hotel and help ourselves to food at the snack bar. The snack bar is amazing, open 11am â 11pm with lots of tasty choices which you can help yourselves too. By 12pm our room was ready, and I was really impressed with it. The room has a large and very clean bathroom, with a very powerful shower. The downstairsâ lounge area is also large, with a TV, but this only has Spanish channels. Not a big deal though as who wants to watch TV on holiday? Upstairs is the bedroom with another flat screen TV. They could do with more storage space in the room though. We had a pool view, and were close to the entertainment stage but this caused no problems noise wise. On the occasion that we did need an early night, we closed the door and were able to sleep fine. The Breakfast was quite poor, with not much choice for a full English (I know I am in Spain and should try new foods but I am very fussy) and it is disappointing that they have proper English sausages at the snack bar but not at Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner were both very good, with lots of choice. Always well cooked and warm. Loved the fact that they had Chefs cooking different meats to your taste each night. 5 stars for dinner ï The drinks were also very good. Lots of choice, and the soft drinks are all branded. For just 1 euro you can get branded alcoholic drinks including JÃ¤germeister, Amaretto, Smirnoff Vodka etc. Due to the weather the entertainment was quite poor. On the days it was warm they played a few games and gave out certificates for the winners. But when the weather was poor, they seemed to disappear and this was disappointing. The pool is very cold, and also very small. Meaning no inflatables are allowed and also no pool games. This definitely let the hotel down. Lots of sunbeds, and no problem at all getting these. No towels were ever really left on the beds, which I was very impressed by. This may have been due to the time of year though. Also an indoor Spa and gym, well equipped and free to AI guests. Evening entertainment mainly cancelled due to weather, but when it was on it was exactly what I expected. Good fun and people seemed to enjoy it. Thomson Reps were probably the worst Reps I have experienced. Often not in unit during the advertised times. Gave incorrect information. Did not seem happy and made no effort with guests. Got the feeling that as it was the end of the season, they couldnât care less. Also book excursions with outside companies, we found the trips are exactly the same as the Thomson trips and a lot cheaper. Hotel staff were great and very friendly, in particular the bar staff. Hotel 2 seemed a little run down, and also had a lot of queues, Hotel 3 was full of Russians so we mainly stayed in Hotel 1. Overall, great holiday and great hotel. Probably wouldnât return due to small pool and poor day entertainment but enjoyed myself here!!More
Stacey A, Greater London, United Kingdom
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