Hotel Estival Park and Apartments

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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Based On 2081 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 3Buildings
  • 6Floors
  • 968Rooms
  • 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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Kids' club

Various activities are held throughout the day at the hotel-run kids' club.

Buffet restaurant

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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1-bedroom apartment

1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 4. This comes with a TV and fridge and Wi-Fi is at a charge. Cots are available.

2-bedroom apartment

2-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 6. This comes with a TV and fridge and Wi-Fi is at a charge. Cots are available.

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Won't be back.

This place is massive, which I think is the problem. It all just seemed 'ok', nothing was done properly, it needs done up, the food was rubbish considering it was 4 star. Been to better 3 stars being totally honest. Staff rude, other guests were dare I say 'rough'. Had a duplex, would have been excellent back in the 80s. Queues for everything, just not a nice ambience at all for a 4 star hotel. In the height of summer you would think all pool bars etc would be open....not here. Also the snack AI menu is not upto much. Room looked onto road and grass. Why this is a 4 star I will never know. La Pineda is beautiful, will return to it, however not to Estival.More

chris g, Dundee, United Kingdom

My Favourite Holiday to date!

After returning to this hotel for the second time, I can say that the hotel is amazing. The rooms were very neat and simple, and the maids cleaned them very well. The pools are AMAZING and you can go in to any of the three pools from the 3 blocks. The food especially is amazing, with loads of choice. Also, the free access to the water park (aquapolis), is extremely fun. I love this hotel, and will definitely be returning in the future.More

Paul S, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Great base

Excellent base for Barcelona, Portaventura and Salou. Had no problems with hotel. The room was perfect, although on the road side it wasn't noisy and view was fine. Travel to Salou and Portaventura was cheap, easy and travel time was good. A lovely hotel with great grounds and addition an indoor pool and spa as a bonus. Part of a complex so you have good use and choice of pools, entertainment and restaurants . Local area quiet with a sandy beach within easy walking distance. A few shops however with Salou in easy reach by bus if you want something busier it's not far away. Overall great hotel and perfect for Portaventura.More

A C,

Hotel nice but could do better!

The Estival Park 2 hotel is advertised as 4 Star but in my opinion 3 Star would be more appropriate. This hotel is made up of 3 blocks, each of which has a large buffet restaurant and pool area, but are slightly different in each building. The Restaurant staff were mainly very hard working, helpful and polite. we did try one of the other restaurants and although the Thomson Reps informed us we could use any of the restaurants, the staff disagreed and nearly turned us away so this needs sorting out. One of the female members of staff possibly the manager in block one was particularly rude and unhelpful. She clearly didn't want to be there. The food is buffet style and can be quite busy and intimidating at times especially in the restaurant in block one. The food is very good and they cater for a broad range of people but it was quite samey at times. The bedrooms are very spacious and the beds were comfortable, however there was dust everywhere which never got cleaned. The air conditioning was good and we had views over the golf course at the front. This side is recommended for people who prefer quieter bedrooms. The Thomson Reps were friendly and polite but at times not very knowledgeable about the local area including the water park next door to the hotel and the main nightclub near the hotel!! The pool area in block 2 was nice, but one of the pools was very deep. Plenty of sun loungers and staff allowed guests to place towels on sun beds to reserve them although you would have to get up fairly early to get the best places. There are hardly any umbrellas and the ones that are there are fixed to the ground and cannot be moved. We bought our own for a very reasonable price from a local shop. The snack bar at this pool was well stocked. The bar staff were mainly friendly and there was only a small supplement for some of the branded drinks. There was nightly entertainment, some better than others. The Take That tribute band were extremely good. All in all a great holiday but could do with a bit of an upgrade in all areas.More

susie6146, Lancashire


I WILL GIVE AN HONEST REVIEW AS ALWAYS. TRANFER TIME. Excellent 20 mins, on arrival check in took around 30 mins only 1 person serving, reception staff not very friendly, A SMILE COSTS NOTHING. We had a pool view room which I liked, IT WAS NOISEY BUT WHEN YOU GO TO A FAMILY RESORT YOU REALLY SHOULD EXPECT THIS.The room was dated but very clean, THE MAID SERVICE WAS FANTASTIC, MAIDS BEST AND FRIENDLIEST STAFF IN ALL THE HOTEL. FOOD, There was plenty of choice, cant see why anyone would complain about it, yes it gets a bit repetitive, but its cooked well and tastes nice. The snacks are 11am till 11PM, BURGERS, SAUSAGES, CHICKEN NUGGETS, BEANS, CHIPS, TOASTIES AND SALAD. THE SELF SERVICE DRINKS........A bit strange to have an alcoholic slush in the same place as the kids slush. WITH JUST A SMALL 18 ON IT..........A CHILD WOULD NOT READ THIS. I seen teenagers drinking the alcohol in diet coke cups. ALCOHOL, good measures, no complaints here. The cocktails are 1 euro to all inc guests as are branded drinks which is to be expected and I think 1 euro is very cheap and did not mind paying.........NOW THE BAR STAFF WITH THE EXCEPTION OF MORGIC WHO WAS VERY NICE AND A CREDIT TO THE HOTEL, WERE AWFUL. SO RUDE AND NASTY ESPECIALLY LAURA. THIS HOTEL REALLY NEEDS TO FIRE HER OR LEARN HER SOME MANNERS. SHE CONSTANTLY TALKS ABOUT THE BRITISH GUESTS AND SNIGGERS. NOT GOOD AT ALL. The british guests are a massive minority here and it seems not liked. ENTERTAINMENT, WORST EVER...........there was a kids disco which started around 8.30 for 40 mins or so which was awful as was mainly in every other language BAR ENGLISH. the main show started at 10 pm which was mainly an outside act, not the best but the beetles were good. All inc drinks ends at 11.30 and you have till around 12.30 to finish drinks and leave. which was no problem. THE POOLS, we were in hotel 2 But did visit all 3 pools, They are all very small. Hotel 2 pool was very deep, IM 5FT 6 and could not touch floor in either end of the very small pool, FAR TO SMALL FOR THE AMOUNT OF GUESTS HERE. Also no lilos allowed unless the hopeless lifeguards on his phone WHICH WAS OFTEN. Pool 3 was a walk in pool and the best of a bad bunch. SUNBEDS WERE NEVER A PROBLEM AS OTHERS HAVE STATED, WE WENT DOWN AROUND 8.30 AND ALWAYS GOT WERE WE WANTED. THE AREA WAS SUBURB, about a 7 min walk to the water park is fantastic and a 5 min walk to a beautiful beach. Lovely shops, bars and restaurants. DO NOT COME HERE IF YOU WANT A QUIET HOLIDAY. In all we did have a good holiday. WE TRAVELLED WITH 6 ADULTS AND 3 KIDS.More

maxine s, Durham, United Kingdom

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Hotel Estival Park and Apartments
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 2081 customer reviews
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