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.
3 kids' pools
These spacious bungalows come with a private pool, a sea view and a terrace, offering that extra space outside. They include a double bedroom, bathrobes and slippers, a minibar*, and air-conditioning.
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we stayed from the 16th June for a week, always plenty to eat and drink and a great selection. staff friendly enough. rooms cleaned every day we also had access to the indoor pool. hotel very clean overall. only a short walk to the beach suggested changes the entertainment at night could have been better some of the the shows were not really suitable for children also the blue blankets for the beds were old and worn.no kettle tea facilities in the room . even thou the rooms were very depressing they were cool and we didnt spend much time in there, very much a family hotel.yes I would recommend families to this hotel.More
Absolutely brilliant hotel
We stayed for 14 nights at Estival 2. Our room overlooked the golf course which was brilliant if you love the sun like we do, as once it had disappeared behind the hotel from the pools. You could go up to your room to catch some more sun on the balcony. Our room was cleaned daily and our towel were changed daily We tried 2 out of the 3 Restaurants and again absolutely top grub on every visit. The swimming pools were also very good although we preferred number 1 and 3 and we could stand and play ball with our little boy as they weren't so deep. The beech is about a 5-10 mins walk as was spotless. The water park is also a 5- 10 min walk we visited twice and thoroughly enjoyed it. went to watch the entertainment on most night we enjoyed the magic shows, take that tribute was pretty good.and so was the Beatles tribute. Ignore all the rubbish about getting up at 6 to put a towel on the sunbeds we got up on average about 9- 10 am and always found sunbeds for 4 of us I would recommend this hotel to any one and have even come home and been looking at booking again next yearMore
les1967debs, Sutton, United Kingdom
Fabulous family holiday - would highly recommend!!
Me, my partner & 2 children stayed in Estival Hotel 1 for 2 weeks! We stayed in a family room which had an upstairs with a double bed and downstairs was a settee bed with a pull out bed - the rooms were lovely and very clean! All the hotel was kept lovely and clean. The food was amazing I cannot say enough how nice it was - me and my partner eat really healthy at home and we still managed to do this as the variety of healthy food was amazing! The kids enjoyed the pizza and chips and pasta choice. The snack bar I didn't like but that was just because I wouldnt have eaten any of the nuggets, burgers but if you just fancied a quick snack and didn't want to use the restaurant it was fab! The coffees are lovely which you can just help yourself to from the coffee machine! The pastries are immense!! The bar staff are quite friendly - some more than others but the entertainment team are ace especially with the children - my 2 loves Johnny who we all thought looked like Peter Andre!!! The only downside if I had to choose is the night entertainment is not the best - especially in hotel 1 it seems to cater more for the Spanish. Hotel 2 is where the kids mini disco is which my 2 loved even tho the songs drove my crazy! The entertainment in that hotel was better - a Beatles act were on one night and they were very good! The kids club in the day is good - my little one loved it, we left our 2 there a couple of times while we went off to use the gym but my 8 year old said he found it boring the second time he went in so we didn't put them in again. The gym is amazing - loads of machine and quite good air con too! The beach is just across the road from the hotel and there's loads of shops and restaurants too! The waterpark is only about a 5 minute walk and is very good - my 8 year old loved all the slides and my 4 year old loved the little ones section! All in all we had an amazing 2 weeks and I would most definitely go back and recommend to anyone with children to go!More
Good holiday but could make improvements
Myself and my partner stayed here for a one week holiday in hotel one (out of the three). We stayed all inclusive in a twin room. The Room On arrival the room looked clean and the bathroom spotless. The cleaner was very polite and would always offer to come back and clean the room if we were still in it. The final night, we returned to our bathroom filled with ants. I phoned straight down to reception however received no answer, so had to go back down. Once reported, a maid came within ten minutes and cleaned them up. The ants didnât come back after this, however it was our last night. On closer inspection of the room, it was covered in dust. Anywhere that wasn't frequently walked on or touched had a thick layer of dust. This included much of the floor, bedside tables, bedhead, TV area and the wardrobe. The dust actually covered our clothes and shoes which was disgusting. The TV had a large range of channels, with many being english, however on our third night it seemed that all the TV channels had stopped working. We enquired at reception, however they exclaimed they knew and didnât tell us whether it was going to come back on or when. The channels didnât come back on by the end of our holiday, maybe theyâd no paid their TV bill. All other channels continued to work. If you opt for a room on the poolside, it is noisy with the entertainment, however this stopped at no later than 23:30 each night. One other thing to note about the room was the toilet paper. This was cheap rubbish which we were appalled at, with the hotel having 4 stars. There were no breaks in the roll so it would just rip, it was comparable to toilet roll from a public toilet back home. The Hotel The hotel was only a 20 minute journey from Reus airport, no more than a 10 minute walk from the beach and the waterpark (Aquapolis Costa Dorada). We were able to go to our room on arrival which was unexpected. Normally you would have to wait till around 15:00 to check-in properly, however we arrived at around 12:00 and were given our key immediately. Staff were always helpful and friendly however they seemed incapable of enforcing the rules. The majority of people smoked around the pool, despite no smoking signs being present around the area. Hotel staff also acknowledged that it was a no smoking area, but continued to do nothing about it. One night we were pretty certain we saw a child order a cocktail. It was made clear to us on the first day that no one under the age of 18 would be served alcohol, however we saw this child pay â¬1 for the drink. As far as we could see, only alcoholic drinks on the menu had a supplementary charge. The main pool for hotel one was salt water, which we didnât expect and were a little unhappy about. If you had any sort of graze or cut on any part of your body, the pool would severely irritate it. Again not something Iâve seen throughout other hotels under First Choice. There was free WiFi available, however the may as well not have been. It was incredibly slow, so slow you couldnât use it. There were no times where it run fast, even early in the morning or throughout the day. You could choose to pay for the WiFi, making it available in your room. However we were reluctant to do so as we had expected usable free WiFi, as the First Choice page described and for fear that it would be just as bad as the free WiFi. Premium WiFi was charged at â¬15 for one week. The Spa/Gym We went to play tennis at the gym which we had expected to pay a small deposit for. In fact there was a charge of â¬15.50, of which none was refundable. This charge was for the use of the court for one hour, two rackets and three balls. We also went to the spa pool. This was included in our stay as with us being all inclusive however treatments are not. We couldnât fault the pool, with a range of relaxing jacuzzis and waterfalls/fountains. It also had a steam room and sauna. You do have to purchase and wear a swimming cap. The Restaurant/Snack Bar/Drinks The variety of food in the restaurant at all mealtimes was good however by the end of the holiday it did get quite repetitive as food would not change from day to day. Restaurant staff were very polite and helpful. Drinks were not self service through lunch and dinner time, you have to ask waiters to get you them. The snack bar was always fully stocked and a great variety of food throughout the day, from 10:00 till 23:30. Breakfast is served if you check-out early however you have to obtain a voucher the day before which we were not told about. Fortunately, having stayed in other First Choice hotels, we thought to ask which I believe other guests did not. Some drinks had a supplementary charge, which we were not at all happy about. We had paid to stay all inclusive so didnât expect to have to pay any more money. It does state clearly on the Estival Park page, on First Choiceâs website that the hotel offers unlimited local alcoholic drinks including beer , wine and spirits. There was only one bottle of wine on the menu that had no charge. Iâve never come across having to pay for cocktails or other alcohol drinks, even made with branded spirits, in any other hotels Iâve stayed in with First Choice. Other Things to Note (not related to the hotel) Pedlows at the beach require you to hand over your passport. We didnât actually ask whether they would keep the passport as security or they were going to photocopy it and give it back. However we were not happy with either outcome, whether that was having to take our passports out on the pedlow with us or leave them with a stranger weâd never met before, so didnât purchase. There was also a â¬20 euro deposit plus at least another â¬20 to actually use the pedlow. Thomson failed to tell us that there was a 5KG allowance on hand luggage. We looked back through all the documentation sent to us which included the holiday confirmation, invitation to select our seats and the boarding apsses. None had anything about a weight allowance on hand luggage, only a dimensional limit (as is normal). This meant we had to leave quite a lot of cosmetics at the airport and other items which infuriated us and was not a good start to the holiday. An excursion to Barcelona costs â¬19.95 each return, which we felt was quite good. We were a little displeased with the service given by the driver. On return we were the only people getting off at our stop. The driver opened the rear door for us and then began to pull away and slam the brakes on, as if to hurry us off. This resulted in a very valuable personal possession being left on the bus, due to rushing off the bus. Fortunately this was recovered and returned to us the next day.More
Dominic S, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Just back from a lovely week at Estival park hotel/ apartments hotel 1, 2 adults 3 kids 14 10 and 1, we checked in straight away u also have to pay a tax on check in for anyone over 17, we got a 2 bed apartment which aren't in the hotel its self the out the back of the hotel just a short walk away, apartment are great in there own little compound with gate & private pool which u can stay in longer as the main hotel close theres at 7 for the entertainment , shutters on all the windows to keep it cool also have ac, kitchens are nice with a washing machine which did come in handy, staff are nice, u can use all 3 hotels but we like hotel 1, but hotel 2 is the best for kids as they could get there drinks and slushy's themselves, there free ice pops as well local beer and sprirts are all free name brands like bottles of beer at â¬1 as are cocktails, foods nice breakfast gets a bit boring, lunch and dinner changes every day u'll always find something if like me and like to try new foods it's great,for people worrying about no kettles in the room specially if u have a small baby u can make bottles up in the morning in the restaurant there are tea and coffee machines with boiling water I seen loads doing this, snack bars are handy for a quick snack during the day when restaurant is closed, u can also order a picnic to take out with u we did this the day we went to the water park, there's 2 supermarkets near by if u want to stock up on a few bits we also bought the T 10 bus pass from the kiosk and took a short bus ride into salou there are a lot more shops here and it's nice just get out for the day..we will definitely return More
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