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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Twin rooms come with a shower.
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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Stayed here from 18th to 29th august. Speedy check in and room was ready on arrival.Staff at reception all polite and friendly. Room was ok but basic.We had unlimited access to water park which was lucky as the pool at the hotel is tiny ( hotel 1) and you would be lucky to swim a couple of meters without bumping into someone. We got a sun bed most times we tried but only because we are early risers. If you go down to the pool after 10 then you can forget it! Food- In a word pants!!!! I really dont know why people think its so good, my partner generally eats most things apart from fish but all the salads seemed to have some sort of sea creatures legs init! I got what i thought was salad then realised that it had octopus init.To be fair there was a lot of choice but nothing I would personally want to eat as I have paid so much for the holiday,This has put us off of ever going all inclusive again and will now only go self catering in the future.Thank goodness for the snack bar as it was our saviour as my daughter wouldnt eat anything from the restaurant and survived on nuggets. (the only good things about the restaurant was the cakes and fruit). The hotel staff work very hard from the waiters and cleaners to the entertainment team, they were always friendly and smiling and if it wasnt for them would have probably only given this 1 star. The water park is only a short walk out of the back of the hotel which is good, but if you go get there early other wise you will be in a very long cue! (opens at 10.30 but would recommend you get there about 9.45). We paid for the v i p area(60 euros) and this gave us 4 speedy passes 4 drinks a safe and an area away from the crowds to relax in which was lovely as it does get very packed. We did a couple of trips and would recommend the jeep safari and Bacrelona stadium tour.More
peter c, London, United Kingdom
Just got back from a fantastic holiday with my son, daughter in law and grandson who is 6. This hotel exceeded our expectations. When we arrived we were checked in and in our rooms within 10 minutes. We were very surprised to be given adjoining rooms which was excellent as my grandson could go from room to room. The rooms were very clean and we were on the first floor so very easy to go to reception for meals and down to pool area. The food was excellent with an amazing choice suitable for everyone. the snack bar was a great idea as sometimes my grandson wanted to stay in the pool through the day so we just gave him a snack to keep him going till we went for a sit down meal on the night time. At the bar they also had bowls of crisps and nuts so when getting a drink we also got a bowl of crisps to munch on. The pool area was kept clean at all times and the lifeguard was always alert. People did put towels on loungers early but we always managed to get a lounger. My grandson loved the pool and by the end of the week he was able to put his arm bands in the bin as he learnt how to swim which made him so proud. We were also lucky as we had red hot weather every day. We had unlimited access to the water park which my grandson loved. There is loads to do for both young and old. You did have to queue for a while for the rides but that is expected. The dolphin show was amazing, a must. We went to the beach which was excellent and very clean. The water was shallow for quite a distant which was ideal for my grandson. There is lots of shops and reasonablely priced. There was lots of entertainment throughout the day and shows on the evening which finished at about 11. My grandson loved the shows and afterwards we took him to the park just outside the hotel before going to bed. We travelled by the local bus to salou for the day which was a great day out and loads of shops, restaurants and parks and travelled back in the little train which took you by portaventura theme park, a go kart track before heading back to la Pineda. We are looking to return to this hotel again next year but my grandson has already asked if he can stay for 2 weeks as he loved it so much.More
Diane M, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
First trip to spain
just come back from Estival park Hotel 2 in la Pineda Salou, stayed for a week all inclusive from 22/8-29/8. This was our first visit to Spain with our 2 girls aged 9/15 , as were due to go to Tunisia and had to change with Thompson holidays, wasn't sure what to expect but was very delighted with what we found here, from start to finish could not really fault anything in the hotel except for the basic Wi fi, which was only available in reception and was poor quality, staff were excellent from management down to cleaners would do anything for you and always with a smile. Had to wait for room to be ready as we arrived at 11am and not ready till 2pm but were allowed to use all facilities straight away Restaurants had a good variety of food for everyone, which changed daily although could be a bit warmer though, Breakfast had a excellent choice for all different tastes kids loved the pastries. Snack bar was good and always hot and fresh, if a bit repetitive kids didn't seem to mind lived on nuggets most of week. Hotel was always clean inside, if a little dated decor in the rooms, and the grounds well maintained outside, we stayed round our own pool most of week even though you can use all three, little tip is to get your beach towel down early on lounger if you want a good spot , they start claiming them from 8am, Pool is salt water but not overcrowded, tiling could do with maintaining a bit better at edges and a slide would be good too. We used the Spa a couple of times which was nice to relax in the pools and saunas, take a swimming cap for these as you need them in the spa's, or buy them for 2 Euros. Evening Entertainment could be better especially for younger children as most shows did not start until 10 pm and finished by 11.15pm , something needed from 8pm after dinner for kids, Beach is a five minute walk through hotel grounds and across main road, this is a excellent beach , clean and well used by all, hot during day, we used in late afternoon and is busy until about 8pm, watch out as sand was red hot, showers on beach edge to clean off if you need to. Was a bit disappointed that the Acropolis water park next door had been removed from First choice Splash world as part of the Hotels All inclusive deal, but as we had been given 3 days complimentary tickets from Thompson for the holiday change for Costa Caribe waterpark and Theme park at Portaventura kids weren't to bothered , but it is very busy here you will need all day here to get round all rides as queues can over a hour for rides in theme park, but well worth a visit. Local buses were easy to use with tickets bought at local tobacconist shops for cheaper travel, cars seem to have a laws of their own. so watch out when trying to cross roads on crossings, Was really hot on our visit hitting over 30 degrees from 10 am, so was easy to stay round pool during day using bar for drinks which were plentiful, and then go on evening walk along beach front when cooler, where there is plenty of tourist shops and restaurants and local shops to wander round which were reasonably priced. So overall a excellent relaxing holiday was had by all,More
Christopher S, Sunderland, United Kingdom
Got back from my holiday on Friday- now back to reality! We have traveled to La Pineda a few times in the past and decided to pay a visit again! We always stay in the Estival Park Hotel Resort (Also known as Aquasplash if you book through Thomson/TUI). This was our fourth visit and we were not disappointed! Friendly and efficient staff, always service with a smile. When you book the hotel you get a choice- you can either stay in one of the three hotels or you can stay in one of the apartment blocks. My family chose to stay in the apartment blocks for the following reasons: 1.You can have your meals in any of the hotels (which means no cooking!), watch any entertainment, and also use the hotel pools. 2. The hotel guests can not enter the apartment grounds. 3.Good apartments, always clean. The hotel resort is a few minutes away from the beach and the shops. Supermarket, bars, restaurants! Food was divine & the cocktails were beautiful and well made! Aquopolis Waterpark is a five minute walk from the complex. You can buy PortAventura & Aquopolis tickets at the reception. Overall rating: 10/10!!More
DisneyGaga, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Never 4 star
Good points. Clean Fab uncrowded beach Lovely pine tree laden avenues linking complex and beach Bad points Noisey no attempt by security to stop this. Shouting at 03.00 Loud music in rooms at19.00 Lots of food cooked in oil. Cheddar cheese floating in oil. Why Plague og black flies in carrots. Probably be closed down in UK Good holiday May come back for a week only. By the way. Buy a que jumper for theme park unless you want a two hour wait in 30cMore
GARYEWestMidlands, WEST MIDLANDS
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