The Hotel Polynesia has been designed to feel like a South Pacific island. There’s a waterfall and a rope bridge in the lobby, and a birds of paradise aviary in the grounds.
This place comes with a huge, lagoon pool. And it’s just a really short shuttle bus ride to the beach club and waterpark, which are open in summer. There’s a buffet restaurant that serves international cuisine and a lunch spot over at the beach club.
The hotel’s in a gated complex with the other hotels that make up the Holiday World Resort. It’s at the top of a hill, overlooking Caravajal beach, which is a 15-minute walk away.
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Full Board meals in the buffet restaurant. Lunch and selected drinks at Beach Club buffet restaurant - reservation required 24 hours in advance, open from the 15th April to the 31st October, subject to weather conditions. Selected local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, until 23.00 in winter and 24.00 in summer. Selected drinks from snack bar at Beach Club. Snacks at certain times.
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A large, lagoon-style pool takes centre stage at the hotel. Lined by a terrace with sunbeds to enjoy the sea views from.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with children's options, this restaurant makes a statement with an arched, glass ceiling. Dinner options include meat or fish, and there's show cooking, too. Special dietary needs and vegetarians can be catered for if prior notice is given. Highchairs are available.
The Beach Club waterpark overlooks the sea and is open during the summer months. There are rapids to float around on, waterslides, a pirate ship, splash zones and even giant sandpits with equally giant elephant statues. If that sounds too much like hard work, there are quieter areas with in-water sun loungers too. A shuttle bus service to the Beach Club is provided and the journey takes just a few minutes - just ask at reception.
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suite with balcony/terrace with private whirlpool
These contemporary suites come with a large terrace or balcony with a whirlpool and sunbeds. You'll also have a lounge, kitchenette with fridge and satellite TV.
junior suite with balcony
These contemporary junior suites come with twin beds and a sofa-bed in the lounge area. You'll also have a kitchenette, fridge and satellite TV.
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We have just returned from this Hotel , we certainly made the right choice it was everything that we read about it before we booked. Room 203 spotless, view to the sea, huge balcony , .Food Excellent always hot and plenty of variety , All staff very polite , attentive and smiley. Bar Staff very friendly always chatted to us, Cleaning excellent. Then the Valentine Event was a surprise they really put on a lovely display in reception of balloons and umberellas, food presentation of the Valentine dinner had a great deal of effort put in and attention to details, well done from us xx Entertainment in the bar was a fabulous trio of singers throughout the week, and all of them were exceptional singers. Great Hotel theme of South Pacific feel, and architecturally brilliant.More
Super Hotel, Location too far out for us.
If you love âall inclusiveâ and are happy to stay around the hotel, this is a great hotel for families with children. If like us, you like to walk out of the hotel on to the beach front then NO. Holiday World is way out of the resort of Benalmadena, it is closer to Fuengirola. Taxi to the Marina at Benalmadena 11 euros, taxi from Torremolinos to hotel 21 euros! The bus service is better 1.55 euros to Benalmadena. The Hotel is superb, we had a junior suite with a lounge, kitchen area and a separate bedroom. A large bathroom with a separate bath and walk in shower and two basins. The food was typical â4â star Spanish and for those people who moaned that the food was not hot enough! The Spanish do not eat very hot food! One of the best breakfasts we have encountered with English Sausages, and black pudding. All inclusive drinks were great, try the cava with raspberry liqueur lovely. The Staff were very pleasant and accommodating. A shuttle bus is available to take you down to the main road, as yes the hill is very steep, I managed to go down it once, and my partner climbed up it just the once! A beautiful Hotel but unfortunately not for us due to the location. More
Wish we'd stayed at home!
We had a dreadful week at this hotel. Check in was slow and this seemed to be caused by a lack of staff. A day and a half after arriving I was ill with vomiting and diarrhoea and was stuck in the room for the next two days. My husband then came down with the same problem and so we spent a further two days in the room! We were all inclusive but missed out on many meals because of the mystery illness. However the food was poor, often only just warm and sometimes simply cold. The meal planning left a lot to be desired - pork loin was served but there was no potatoes or veg? In fact fresh vegetables were a rarity. We had little alcohol to drink because of illness so we had to buy bottled water to keep hydrated. What little alcohol we did have was okay. The room was spacious with a lounge and kitchen area and separate bedroom. The bed was so incredibly hard I gave up after the first night and took my newly developed bad back to sleep on the sofa each night! The room was quiet for the first half of the week but as the hotel got busier we were kept awake by the shouting, screaming and laughing of thoughtless guests, up until after midnight. Then the 'furniture removals' began as the scraping of chairs, coffee tables were inexplicably moved around in neighbouring rooms. The hotel is remote but if you are fully mobile the local buses offer a good service. There is little seating in public areas. On our last day we had booked a late room through Thomson, only to find that after mid-day we were duly locked out. We resolved this but were stunned to find that our late room didn't include lunch even though we weren't leaving the hotel until 5pm! Finally we did find the staff helpful and friendly. More
Food was really bad only one restaurant open even though it said 4 when I booked. Food running out . Staff unfriendly. Sheets changed today for the first time on our last night !!! Water coming through the roof. Entertainment only one singer at night nothing in the day . hotel busy so no excuse. Would not recommend this place. We were really looking forward to our trip. Too far to walk into town or beach. Avoid if you can. Would never come here again , it was not a cheap holiday as I thought I was booking an amazing hotel looking at the web site. International drinks offered on the brochure but cheap poor quality given. Half board clients given priority over all inclusive guests . certainly poor quality service and hotel More
Read a lot of negative reviews about the hotel was a bit worried when I got there to my surprise the hotel was immaculate breakfast was the best one I've ever had abroad the only thing it's a bit out of the way but you have a complementary bus takes you down to the bottom and there's bus stop on the other side of the road takes you torromalinis on this side of the road takes you to fengarolaMore
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