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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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.
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.
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A world of its own - amazing architecture!
First ever experience in All Inc. and that was overall very positive. Because of the low season, all the meals were served in the main dining room. The other restaurants were closed. In between, the snacks were offered at the bar. All the meals were very good and many choices to choose from and plenty of everything! Rooms were fantastic and very clean and nicely kept every day. The hotel itself was amazing, the architecture was interesting - huge complex, good shoes and good physique is recommended. Transportation is required when leaving the hotel - courtesy bus during the day and the taxis on other times were available and worked very well. Indoor swimming was the key requirement when selecting the hotel and this hotel provided one. But upon arrival we learned that the indoor pool is a part of a separate Spa and very small for the size of the hotel so in order to use to pool, we had to make reservations in advance for one hour max. We received 2 x free usage vouchers and the rest of the time we paid 10 euro/person/visit. It worked and we got to swim everyday. Only if we would have known this beforehand. Maybe it was written somewhere in the hotel website and we can only blame ourselves, but this would be useful information before entering to the hotel. During summer season situation must be different because outdoor pool/pools are available and warm enough for swimming. The staff was super friendly and helpful - hotel is good for a nice and relaxing holiday!More
Weekend get away
Benalmadena is a really great place to be! It felt like summer during the day. Our family have a great time visiting places. This hotel is huge and beautiful outside. But whatever written here in trip advisor that wifi is free is not true. Have to pay 12â¬ for a week, 5 â¬ for 5 hours and valid for 1 gadget. You have to pay for the indoor pool 10â¬ for 1 hr. And children are allowed only in the morning in a limited time. So, my kid was disappointed. The room is clean but the kitchen needs a lot of things. It's just for display. The other bed in our room, moved and creaked. The door at the bedroom is a bit broken. The remote is not working properly. We arrived with remote only having 1 battery. In the evening, I thought my neighbour had the television on. And it was our television instead, and with a loud volume. My whole family was sleeping, so I don't know if the timer is on or what. We turn it off with the remote( they have given us a battery) but it does'nt work, so we took out the plug. Food was okay. This is based from our experience and I hope they improve their services because we have been to different hotels with 4 stars and it was definitely better!More
ok, arrival, smooth check in , all nice and clean. Room was nice , unpacked then off to get some food. Had a few beers , as you do, then back to room and shower / change for evening meal. Initial impression of food was good, good selection, looked after my daughter ( lactose intolerant ) well, cooking chicken or whatever was required. A few beers then off to bed. Breakfast, big let down , fried eggs were like rubber, stone cold and very greasy, not a good morning. We only stayed for one week , but throughout the food was hit and miss , more miss than hit. Very large complex , easy to get confused .Housekeeping was non-existent, she never went onto balcony, and i don't think too much effort was put into cleaning the rest. Out of the way location, taxis were driven by Dick Turpin and co,28 euro to town and back rip off.Would we go there again ? , No, not our cup of tea,More
First impression was WOW. Hotel is fantastic, very clean, towels changed every day. Everything in one place. Bowling alley, cinema, plenty for children to amuse tem. Staff very friendly. Food was lovely but could do with being a bit warmer but nonetheless very good. Drinks also great. It is a bit away from Benalmadena but there are courtesy buses, one takes you to the elephant roundabout the other goes further affield to Torromolinos, fuenguirolla and on a shopping expedition. There are leaflets at reception to inform you of all this. I loved staying there and would definately go back. A thank you to ALL the staff for a wonderful holiday.More
Don't Go, Stay away.
Arriving at the hotel it is outstanding, room which are all suites are fantastic. Unfortunately from there it is all down hill. Most of the staff are incompetent, intolerant, rude and unhelpful. The hot cooked food is very poor. Under no circumstance should you eat in their two so call prestige restaurants unless you want to be ill. The pool, what can I say., it doesn't fit in with the building and is more like a toilet, literally!More
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