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.
After a stay in Estival Park No.2. I have to say that in my opinion this is not a 4* Hotel. There are three Estival Park Hotels all in a row, Hotel 1, Hotel 2 and Hotel 3. Hotel 1 and Hotel 3 are lovely Hotels, lovely reception areas as are the dinning rooms. I donât know what the bedrooms looked like but I have seen pictures of Hotel 1 and the bedrooms there looked really nice and are normal looking bedrooms. By reading the reviews it looks like Hotel 3 is really nice too. We arrived late afternoon and were greeted by a very unfriendly, unsmiling totally matter of fact receptionist at Hotel 1 who told us that we were to go to Hotel 2. On arriving at the reception of Hotel 2, once again we were greeted by another unfriendly, unsmiling and totally matter of fact receptionist. Compulsory courses of Customer Care should be on the agenda for these receptionists. On booking this hotel, I requested a room high up. I am aware that it was only a request and as such shouldnât really be disappointed if the request isnât granted, and wouldnât have been if we hadnât been put in a dull drab room on the ground floor, with the handle hanging off the veranda door as well as the locking catch not working properly. I reported it and got it fixed fairly quickly, only for it to fall apart again the next time we opened the door. There was a couch downstairs which I later found doubled up as a bed, as this was classed as a family room (I would not have liked to have slept on that) and hence the reason there were lots of children around. There was a set of stairs taking you up to twin beds with tables either side of the beds, wall lamps and a wardrobe. It was an odd bedroom, Iâve never seen anything like it. On the plus side and the only one, the bed was comfortable. The dining room was nice enough, it was clean and tidy but nothing like Hotel 1 and 3 which were more modern and luxurious looking compared to it. Another reason this hotel should not be classed as a 4* and charging 4* prices. We had booked for bed and breakfast and the food was really lovely with lots of choice and plenty of it. The swimming pool looked lovely, in fact all the swimming pools looked lovely but the sun beds were taken up very quickly with people draping their towels on them to reserve them all day. The hotel is in a ideal position, minutes to the beach, the shops and a very handy supermarket, also bars and restaurants. The bus service âPlanaâ is superb. Itâs so easy to pop into Salou, Taragonna and Cambrills, as well as other places including the airports, Reus and Barcelona. Thereâs a Plana bus kiosk on the front where you can buy a 10 journey card, a great idea and it works out cheaper too. You put it on the ticket machine beside the driver and then pass it onto whoever else youâre with to use too and itâs printed on the ticket how many journeys you have left on the card. Donât throw the card away when youâre returning home. You can use it if you ever return to Costa Daurada and itâll save you 3.50 Euros the next time you buy a 10 Journey ticket. I will be back to La Pineda again but not to Estival Park. I donât know how you would go about choosing which Hotel of the three you get to stay in, so wouldnât take the chance that Iâd end up in Estival Park 2 again.More
Irene T, 186534
We stayed in this hotel for 10 days. We paid for Wifi for our two daughters, unfortunately this hardly worked, waste of money. Rooms were not cleaned properly, floor mopped but not swept so the dirt just got moved around. If you wanted to get a sunbed you had to queue around the pool at 8 a.m. The food was very good, lots of choice but the tables were so close that you had to squeeze between the chairs to get into your seat. We were told on arrival that we could use all the restaurants in all three blocks but this soon changed when the hotel became full, you had to use the restaurant of the block you were allocated. The staff in the hotel were very polite and very friendly.More
Julie H, 186229
We stayed 10 days at estival Hotel and really not impressed ! Unfriendly staff they do not smile and are not helpful at all. Rooms not clean reported my 3 times to Tui staff not once was i asked if it had been cleaned properly not done the whole of 10 days. Room was cleaned but they just made beds and washed floor. Thick dust on skirting board very dirty and dusty in bottom of wardrobe and mirror of wardrobe also big slimy mark the whole of the way down and bathroom not cleaned whole of holiday i did our toilet etc a few times with wipes i had take with me. Also we suffered noise from other people sitting on terrace until early hours and slamming doors and arguing very loudly. Pool is lovely when it is empty ( evening) otherwise is really full you must not play ball games or have any toys like a rubber ring etc as there are all banned even water pistols. La Pineda is lovely beach great just a shame we did not stay somewhere else. Sunbeds you have to get up early people leave towels on them all day but never sit on them. Food again it can be a big scrum really depends on when you go but very dangerous for smaller children running around whilst hot tea and coffee being carried around i personally think a very asty accident waiting to happen. Food is okay but nothing special if you like queing and chips in every way shaoe or form. I did enjoy breakfast lots of variation but did not touch bacon or sausages and make sure you leave something personal on your table otherwise when you get back from getting something you may have forgot your table will be cleared and someone else sitting at it even of the food looks like it has not been touched. The resteraunt is so busy they want to get tables cleared away asap and if you are a large party might be difficult to sit together.More
I stayed here for a week in Hotel 1. The Wifi provided doesn't work at all so we had a week of using Spanish mobile data which is very slow and lags. In the bar there is self service coke, Sprite, etc stands and lollies you can help your self to all the time and also basic food like sausages and chips. The pool is very small and doesn't feel clean so I'd avoid that. The Spanish staff are not very friendly or helpful and their English is poor. However the Thomson English reps, were incredibly helpful and friendly and made our holiday even better. Our favourite Thomson rep was Morgan who was just amazing knew everything about the Salou area, thanks Morgan. The rooms were in need of a redo and were very basic and dated. The Tv loses signal and you have to find the channels you need Channel 4 is 68 and ITV is 67 that should save some time. The food was really good and they had different themed nights to try lovely food they served. The night entertainment is cheap so you have to wander over to the different hotels to see what's the best. Overall it is a very good hotel, close to the beach 5 minutes from aquopolis and there is a bus stop to take you to portaventura at the back of the hotel which is a great day out. I would definitely come again.More
Stayed in hotel 2 definatly gonna be back ngl staff are 10/10 friendliest fellas ever worth the money without a doubt perfectly situated with easy access to the beach pools are fab and such a good atmosphere at night would recommend staying in hotel two shoutout to the bar staff sound lads all of them and the chicken nuggets getting served are savage at the end of hotel 2 has the best staff shout out from Emma and Sandra slickMore
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