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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 â¬1.5 or taxi â¬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
MAGNFICENT HOTEL, POOR LOCATION.
Stayed here 22-9-14 to 5-10-14 and found it to be a lovely hotel, large, with views of the sea and /or mountains.
Check in was slow mainly due to two Spanish families booking in before us but we eventually got our room which was a junior suite, large, spacious and clean, ideal accommodation.
Food in the main restaurant was varied and well presented although at times not at the right temperature (had to microwave a couple of meals and their is only one microwave).
The two themed restaurants were excellent and well worth a visit.
Spar has a 5 euro charge but is worth it.
Hotel staff were very friendly and courteous when serving drinks, couldn't fault any of them.
Good selection of All inclusive drinks.
Entertainment wasn't that good but they do have to entertain different nationalities and age groups so bear this in mind when booking.
Didn't get TV remote as you don't need it, used the buttons on the side of TV.
Took our own towels so no need for theirs.
Had an issue with the Hotel ATM machine and the Thomsons rep and reception staff were very helpful.
Shuttle bus is very convenient although it finishes at 6pm.
Local bus service is erratic and might as well ignore Timetable.
Taxis are plentiful and necessary due to the hotels location.
All things taken into account and that we met some lovely people and had a laugh and enjoyed our stay here but due to its poor location will probably not return.More
beautiful hotel,location not great.
beautiful hotel,rooms spacious and well catered with a mini kitchen ,i know its all inclusive but very handy for a nice cuppa and keeping drinks cold.exellent t.v channels if you dont want to miss out of the u.k news ect.food was great when it was hot...a few meals were lukewarm but i just choose something else.pool scene was great,music was great,all upbeat modern spanish stuff,real holiday vibey stuff!entertainment wasnt great at night.The worse thing was location for me,i knew where it was based but i booked it anyway hoping the buses would be a bit better and more on schedule than previous years,sadly they was not.Its a great place for a chillout week or two,the waterpark is also lovely,hydro massage beds hit the spot! wi-fi was 12 euro a week,very good connection though. ALSO, take your own towel, a deposit of 15 euro each towel is a bit steep .More
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