Hotel Polynesia  

There’s no need to go to Tahiti – here you get Polynesian style in spades. And there’s a waterpark in summer, too.

This hotel comes with a huge, lagoon pool. And it’s just a really short shuttle bus ride to the beach club and waterpark. There’s a buffet restaurant that serves internaltional cuisine and a lunch place 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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  • 1Building
  • 6Floors
  • 328Rooms
  • 8Lifts

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Selected local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, until 23.00 in winter and 24.00 in summer.  Snakcs at certain times.

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Outdoor pool

A large, lagoon-style pool takes centre stage at the hotel. Lined by a terrace with sunbeds to enjoy the sea views from.

Buffet restaurant*

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.

Beach Club

Open during the summer, the Beach Club waterpark overlooks the sea. 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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junior suite

Junior suite sleeps up to 4 with 2 beds and a sofa-bed. Cots are available on request.


Suite sleeps up to 4 with whirlpool on the large terrace and sunbeds. Cots are available on request.

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hotel Polynesia,(fab )

Had a great time,don't listen to the bad feedback,As soon as you arrive in reception,it will blow you away,the two ladies on the desk made us feel so welcome,they were always smiling and very helpful,just a tip pay for a sea view it is worth the extra.The rooms were huge,and very clean,they were the best rooms we have stayed in.The view from our room was fantastic.Some people said there was not a good selection of food,we stayed a week and had a different meal every day.The staff in the restaurant were brill,Cant say about the entertainment,we always ended our night at the piano bar were we could unwind,there was a young guy called frank,he always made us very welcome ,and on the second night we walked in,by the time my partner got to the bar ,he had the drinks ready,first class bar man,Last but not least the cleaning ladies came in most days changing towels and kept the room so clean.Only one negative point it was a bit far away from other resorts,but you had a free bus up and down the hill,were you could catch a bus to any of the resort at the bottom of the hill.Overall a great hotel ,we would like to thank all the staff for great holiday.well done and thanks,A+++++More

welshdragon1954, Cwmbran, United Kingdom

Great Holiday !!!!!!!!!!

Just returned from Hotel Polynesia after a great week's holiday. As other reviews state hotel is at the top of a hill and a bit isolated. However we didn't find it affected our holiday. Got shuttle bus down to bottom and then got a taxi to Benalmadena Marina and also Fuengirola. Stayed in a junior suite which was larger than I thought it would be. Thoroughly enjoyed the food in the restaurant. Shop has everything we needed. Entertainment at night was varied, Hypnotist, Magician, Celtic Dancing. Something different each evening. The kids enjoyed the parrot and the eagle shows.All staff extremely pleasant from the waiters, housekeepers, reception and even girls in the shop. Beautiful hotel with extra touches like the turtles and birds. The Beach Club at the bottom was great for the kids. Thanks for a great holiday.More

Carol186531, Glenrothes, United Kingdom

Loved It!

Stayed at Hotel Polynesia for a week at the end of September and my partner and myself both had a great stay. Food and drink were excellent and there was plenty of variety on offer. You certainly don't go hungry or thirsty! We stayed in a junior suite right next to the turtles! The room itself was very good and benefitted from a daily maid service. The hotel is a bit in between resorts, but the bus and taxi costs were reasonable. Only problem with the bus was on the Tuesday morning, when trying to reach Fuengirola market, the buses didn't stop as they were all full so a taxi ride had to be taken. May be an idea for the hotel to lay on a bus to the nearby resorts. All in all it was a great trip, and we would definitely stay at this hotel again. More


Perfect Polynesia

I don't normally review a place, but in all honesty some of the reviews on here are unfair. My family, (wife and 2 years old) went on holiday here for 11 nights through Thomson in May 2014, we were a little worried after reading some of the reviews, but a friend had stayed here before and loved it. It was perfect, we hired a car, definitely the best idea, if you want to get out and take a look around this is the ideal way. Benalmadena Marina is a lovely trip with nice restaurants and bars. There is Selwo Safari next to Marbella, plus plenty of other things to do within 30 mins drive. Hotel, was massive, and clean. We upgraded on the day to a spa room, as our daughter tended to take an afternoon siesta! Rooms, Junior Suite - door separates the lounge area from the master bedroom, both rooms have access to the balcony Spa Suite - same size room - but huge balcony, and a spa pool. Actually had problems heating the pool initially but in the baking afternoons a cool spa dip and a cold beer was quite pleasant! Beds are changed daily, however the room is not cleaned. May be a quick sweep would be an idea? Food was good for an all-inclusive, we ate out every now again as well. Pool was clean - water was still on the cool side at that time of the year Pool (water park) opposite, easy to get to, hotel bus takes you up and down the hill every 20mins ish until 6pm. The water park was great, we only used it 3-4 times but it is perfect for kids aged 2-14. Booze/Entertainment quizes, magic show, Bingo everywhere, lots of dancing, kids entertainment too, it all kept us amused. Never a problem getting served, and even taking it up to the room. Transfers, as we hired a car, we managed to get to the airport and back without too many snags, the Thomson transfers took a while to get in though. Overall - We are looking to go back next year with others. Perfect for families Hire a car Not for couples looking for peace and quiet. Great water park Nice sized rooms.More

Mark T, Guernsey, null, United Kingdom

great food, location a let down

Stayed here for 7nights food was great so much to choose from breakfast was full English selection and evening meals always had specials on. Chinese restaurant was really nice being able to choose your own raw ingredients then having cooked in choice of sauce hot and fresh. Rooms were great size mini bar was available but just bought own drink from shop kept cold in there. Staff were all really nice too. Location was only let down of this hotel as middle of two resorts yet to far for a walk and nothing in surrounding area so have to get bus €1.5 or taxi €12 so be prepared to chill which was very easy to do. Would stay as food and drink quality made it value for money.More

ClairBear22, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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