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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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.
All are included except where indicated.
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.
There are 3 kids' pools split out around the hotel. The smaller one is shallower for smaller legs.
These twin rooms are decorated with warm tones throughout. You’ll have 1 extra bed. Outside there’s a balcony for that extra bit of space. And there’s air-conditioning available from May to October. Just so you know, you’ll need to book 2 of these rooms to get 2 rooms with a connecting door.
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.
We stayed here for a week in June 16 (Me and boyf). Hotel rooms are ok, clean enough with large comfy beds/AC/Safe/fridge. We was in hotel 2 (2nd floor, pool view-overlooking evening entertainment). Noisy room, however usually by 12.30am all had gone to bed. Air con leaked twice in our room all over the floor and some of my clothes (ruined my straw hat) (called maintenance out, he said it happens sometimes!). Errrrr fix it then?? We ate in both restaurants - they can get busy - especially hotel 1 (we usually had to queue to get into it for evening meal-but prefered this one), and it gets hectic with people wandering around with plates of food, in all directions. Food was good...red wine = excellent, rose = horrible. Beach lovely - preferred it as less busy - often no shade or sunbeds around pools as the towels are out at 8am! Wifi only in reception and not very good at that. For the price we paid - it is worth the money.More
We had a mixed experience of this hotel, but considering the price we paid it was good value. The biggest downfall is the rude guests and miserable staff Experienced a queue on check in at the Estival 1 but it moved quickly. Tough job for the reception staff when they have a group of tired tourists arriving all at once. If you've booked aquasplash make sure you get your passes as i noticed that a few people hadn't received theirs. Also apparently we were entitled to the Wifi Plus but we weren't informed. You can hire a safe for 2â¬ per day with a 10â¬ deposit. Room was nice. Nothing spectacular however they are well maintained by the cleaners. We were given a view of the golf course and later discovered to be quite pleased with this, quiet at night and it gets the late evening sun for those that like to do a little balcony sunbathing. TV is just spanish channels but we are not bothered by that. There is a small fridge in the room which comes in handy. There are no tea/coffee making facilities in the room, you can apparently hire a kettle from the reception. There is a hairdryer in the bathroom but no Iron. The All inclusive is quite impressive and a reasonable standard. Breakfast consists of a huge spread of pastries, cereals, cooked food, cold meats & cheeses. Lunch is quite similar to Dinner. Large selections to choose from so there should be something for everyone. With dinner there was a selection of ice cream with various sweeties (very popular with the kids) There is a themed night most night to ensure that there is a variety. There is a small al fresco eating area which you have more chance of winning the lottery than getting a table there. There is a Snack bar that runs from breakfast and finishes at 11pm. Burgers, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, chips, toasties. This appeared to be quite popular. Additionally, the all inclusive get a room to help yourself to Soft Drinks, water, pastries, milkshakes and most importantly Beer (Estrella). You should expect to be shoved and queue jumped by your fellow guests. I thought the British were polite and courteous but i was disgusted by their behaviour in the restaurant. Children are running wild. People pick up food from the buffet with their hands. You cannot predict when the queues form, this restaurant is not designed for the number of people using it, i can only assume people from other hotels are coming to use the restaurant in hotel one from reading the reviews. I don't want to have to wait to eat so ended up having to eat from the snack bar. Waitresses make you feel like you are inconveniencing them by being there despite my repeated attempts to be polite and friendly with them. We were at the Pool area by 8:30am every morning and nearly all the loungers had been claimed despite signs up saying that there is no reserving of loungers. Majority of these people do not turn up until around 10am. So frustrating! The pool and surrounding area is quite small so there is no avoiding the noise from the children. My advice would be if you do not have children with you go to the beach. We decided to go to the Beach and waterpark just to avoid this most of the days. Entertainment staff work hard to keep the kids happy and seem very pleasant. multi lingual and worth weight in gold. One looks like Peter Andre Overall, lovely hotel ruined by the rude guests, rude staff & over population.More
A clever concept. Estival Park is actually several neighbouring hotels. Although you (or your tour operator) selects one of the hotels to sleep in, you can use any of the hotels facilities during the day, and select whichever of the hotels has the type of entertainment you most enjoy. Each hotel has a different character; Estival Park 1 is next to the Aqua Park, and has a slightly more upmarket feel to it than Estival Park 2. Estival Park 3 has the largest pool, and more shade than the other two. It also has the shallowest kiddies pool. We stayed at Estival 2. Our 4th floor room had a wonderful view from the balcony, and air conditioning that was effective yet quiet. We had a fridge that we could keep water etc in. Housekeeping was excellent, the beds always completely made up, and looked immaculate each day. DÃ©cor was a little faded, maybe a couple of cracked tiles in the bathroom, but really nothing to complain about â Iâve had worse rooms in major city centre chain hotels. The hotel has free wifi and premium wifi. The free wifi is only available in public areas and is quite slow, (ok for email and quick news update) the paid wifi appeared to have a strong signal throughout the complex. Food in the restaurants was excellent, with a very wide choice most days for lunch and dinner. The buffet was kept topped up much better than most hotels of this type, and items that ran out were quickly replaced. The restaurant was very well managed, with dirty plates collected promptly, and tables remade as soon as they were vacated. There are two spas within the resort, one is available to hotel guests at no extra charge for basic spa facilities, the other levies a charge. We tried the second one, because we were given a free pass for one session, thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it a first class facility. All the hotels are a very short walk along tree-lined walkways to the sea front, where there is an excellent beach for sunbathing and paddling, and bus services to the neighbouring towns. La Pineda is pretty quiet as a resort, but with enough restaurants to sample if you want a change from the hotel food, and a sprinkling of bars. You can see the large petrochemical works and refinery that borders the resort from the beach and the hotel balconies, if you look in that direction, but I canât say that it was intrusive in any way, no chemical smells etc, and watching the shipping come and go was quite entertaining. We found Reception very helpful, any slight maintenance problem produced an engineer within an hour, and they were helpful in calling taxis etc. The entertainment was pretty good, compared with the usual standard of hotel resort entertainment. Kiddies discos were great, and the evening acts I would rate as average plus, apart from one outstanding show that should not be missed, a world class Beatles tribute band. There was only one down side to our experience, and it wasnât really any fault of the hotel. A number of guests took the All-Inclusive package as a daily challenge to see how drunk, loud and profane they could get. It did rather spoil the holiday for us, and it generally wasnât possible to get to sleep before 1.00 am, with noise around the pool until around midnight (thankfully, there is only one karaoke night per week!) There isnât much sound insulation between rooms, so returning late night revelers sound like they are in the same room as you! I'm amazed that the staff stay so cheerful and helpful, I wouldn't last five minutes if I had to be hospitable to some of the rude and ignorant guests that were staying there. Personally, I probably won't go back, but we met quite a few people for whom this was their fifth or sixth visit, so maybe we were just unlucky with the guest mix.More
Just came back from estival park la pineda we stayed in hotel 2 .nice clean hotel , good entertainment programs, food was nice local beer and wine were free and imported bottles etc were â¬1. You could use all 3 hotels snacks were always topped up with burgers sausages chips toasties crisps nuts cakes etc. Pool area got busy it was a2minute walk to la pineda beach or a 10 minute bus ride into salou .lots of young kids at the complex which was good for our grandkids to make new friends. Main downside for me was reus airport which is the smallest ive ever used and you get rammed in like sardines . But all in all a very good holiday and would recommend this to familiesMore
we arrived here in early june for seven days,we are a family of nine and had booked 3 seperate apartments,we paid 1100 euros a head for all inclusive for a week,ok on with the review after we checked in at 9.30 am we had to wait till 3 pm to get our rooms but as soon as you arrive you get your wrist band and can avail of what the hotel has to offer. OK the room was spotless and comes with a fridge,washing machine and kitchen and in some rooms have a microwave,our bathroom had a bath come shower and again spotless you also have a large balcony with table and chairs,i got the feeling that the apartments are privately owned and run by the hotel because we noticed people coming and getting there apartment ready for the season,the apartments are all in different phases all with there own pool and lifeguard we were in phase 7,the big difference between our phase and all the others was the lack of maintenance,all the other phases had freshly painted buildings and well manicured lawns,were our was very grubby but dont let this put you off it is a very well run hotel. The room are cleaned daily with fresh towels and bedding,i would give the rooms and the phase 8-10. Ok the food in the big room is were you will get your breakfast,lunch,dinner,the breakfast is ok noting special but nobody complained now lunch and dinner are almost the same again it was ok but mostly the same for the whole week,i only do all inclusive and this one is the blandness,now on the lower ground floor of the hotel there is a food bar that openes after breakfast and stays open till 10 o clock at night,you can get a burger ,chips sausages,a mixed saled and sandwiches there is also another section were you can get bottled water,minerals,ice pops and alcohol all free and great if you have the kids. there is also a gym in the complex and not like the normal hotel gyms you get this is the real deal also has steam room and sauna,all in all i would give this hotel 7 out of ten and yes i would return.More
steve g, 186605
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