The Golden Donaire Beach has got a beach on its doorstep, which is long, wide and golden. The nearest bars and restaurants are less than a ten-minute walk away, and it’s the same distance to the local waterpark, Aquopolis.
The hotel itself has got family holidays all wrapped up. When you’re not relaxing in the pool or on the sun terrace, you can enjoy a game of French boules with the children. The hotel also hosts a Thomson Kid’s Club in the summer, where the kids can make new friends.
Food-wise, there’s plenty on offer at the help-yourself buffet. Breakfast is particularly good – think sizzling bacon and eggs – and there’s plenty to fill up on come dinnertime, too. Round off your evenings with a cocktail or two in the bar, which spills out onto an outdoor terrace.
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|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Local and some branded alcoholic and soft drinks until 23.00. Mid-afternoon snacks.
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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With a spacious sun terrace that's got plenty of sunbeds and parasols plus you'll have a sea view.
For ages 3 to 11 years. Little ones can get involved in games and activities. And if they have any energy left at the end of the day there's a mini-disco.
Offering sandwiches, pizzas, pasta, salad and ice-creams.
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To be honest, beach holidays have never really been my thing.... But then my son came along and now I don't really have as much choice as our holidays also have to take his needs into account. The Golden Donaire really doesn't disappoint. For anyone with kids, this is an ideal place to visit. Located literally right on the beach, it offers everything you could possibly want from your holiday. The amazing animation team who seem to have an abundance of energy and keep the little people entertained all day (and most of the night too!). The Thomson Kids Club (Thanks Gemma & Rihannon) not forgetting the rest of the Thomson Team who were also so helpful and friendly. The rooms in the hotel are quite basic but we didn't spend a lot of time there to be fair. The breakfast & dinner in the restaurant was excellent. The buffet had so much choice, there had to be something to please everyone. The bar staff were so friendly and the Happy Hour glass of Cava for €1 became my new favourite tipple. We enjoyed it so much that we've already booked again for next year!!!More
Nicola C, Dublin, Ireland
Our First Family Holiday
Prior to having our son my husband and I would never had booked a Spanish Beach holiday. We have always booked City Breaks and "Backpack Style" holidays. However we decided to take our son away for his 3rd birthday and thought perhaps we should give the family beach holiday a try. I am so glad we did! Our son had the time of his little life on this wonderful holiday. THE LOCATION - When they say it's right on the beach they really mean it!!! You couldn't get any closer. The beach is also really quite nice. It was popular but not over crowded (We went in Sept so perhaps we were lucky). The water is so shallow which was great for my 3yo son and my 9yo nephew. I was also really impressed with how well maintained the beach was. It’s a short walk from La Pineda shops (maybe 5 mins). The shops and bars are very cheesy and typical of the places we Brits go but nice enough and it was a nice walk after dinner on the nights we wanted to stay close by. THE HOTEL If the location great then the hotel is good.... There is absolutely nothing wrong with the hotel but I would say that the 3 star rating is probably right (and you are just lucky to get the 5 star views) It was VERY clean (and even met my mother cleaning standards which really is saying something) and the staff were very friendly. Our boys especially liked Juan in the Restaurant. Our room was small but the view was great over looking the pool and then onto the beach and the sea. Although small it was clean and had pretty much everything we needed. I would suggest a couple of hooks on the back of the door or in the entrance area. I know that seems really small but it was a real pain having nowhere to hang anything. THE FOOD The food was simple and basic but plentiful and well catered for Brits. My mother is extremely fussy and she managed to enjoy a meal every night. THE POOL The pool was small but lovely. There was LOADS of sun beds and seating around the pool. Plus great views of the beach and sea. DAY TRIPS I would absolutely recommend a day at Aquapolis. It was amazing and the boys had a great day out. Tarragona was BEAUTIFUL. Barcelona is very easy BUT I WOULD NOT BOOK WITH THOMPSON. They lied to us about what their trip included, lied to us about other companies offering similar trips and OVER CHARGED US for our son too. Talking to other guests on the coach it seems that other Thompson reps were telling the same lies at other hotels in the area too. The Zoo in Barcelona was great. Overall we had a great first family holiday and would absolutely return to this area and even this hotel. But I would NOT book with Thompson!!!More
September/October holiday La Pineda 2013
We returned last Saturday 12th October 2013 from a two week Thomson Holiday at the Golden Donaire Beach Hotel in La Pineda. The Hotel is situated right on the beach and is very safe for children although we are just an elderly couple. Our room was situated on the first floor overlooking the beach but after checking found that it was badly smoke impregnated, and as my partner suffers with a chest condition this was unacceptable. The following morning (Sunday) we advised the three Thomson reps (Sophie,Natalie & Chevorne) and after dinner that evening we had a card put under the door asking us to see reception at 11am the following day to view a new room. It was mid-day before they managed to locate a new room for us but it was on the 6th Floor and we feel was upgraded at no extra charge with a larger balcony, which was great. The Thomson reps advised us to obtain a T10 bus ticket which saved us many Euros which was very good. We had booked a trip on line with Thomsons to go to Barcelona and although it was the worst day for weather, the Thomson courier Mike on the coach gave us useful information without being boring and on our arrival at the illuminated fountain that evening kept us all on the coach until most of the horrific thunderstorm which raged had abated. The Hotel staff were all very pleasant and helpful and the room cleaning and change of towels etc.,were second to none. The weather was mostly 35c which also made the holiday. To conclude one of the best Spanish holidays we have had.More
Great food, but extremely disappointed with the view from the beach.
Just got back after 10 days of an all-inclusive holiday,at the golden Donaire Hotel. Me and the wife and my seven year old ,first thing I must say is the food is excellent and you will not be disappointed, Hotel is clean, rooms are cleaned every day but the beds are rock hard and the pillows are non-existent, some of the entertainment in the evening is a bit ropey but kids are well catered for. Now for the bad bits, The kids swimming Pool is very very small,and Will hold no more than 4 comfortably in my opinion. The larger Pool I would say is roughly the size Of your local swimming baths maybe A be a bit smaller and gets busy really quickly. we went as a family all inclusive but be warned, you have to study the drinks menu carefully ,because only local wine and spirits, soft drinks are included in the all-inclusive everything else you have to pay extra for,Including crisps and a majority of the ice creams. and last but not least, they are very careful with the pictures they show you how lovely the hotel and surrounding areas look. your main view from the hotel and specially sitting on the beach looking out to sea,is of the huge oil tankers and cargo ships waiting to dock In Spain's industrial port. then you've got a huge gas and oil refinery next door to it with two huge gas burning chimneys. if you can look beyond this then you should have a decent holiday.More
Lambratta150, Reading, United Kingdom
we went as a family of 6, 4 adults 2 kids 4 and 2 in 2 rooms! we had both kids in the 1 room was plenty of space. The rooms r big enough we had room 615 horrible for being right nxt 2 the lift but u get used 2 it eventually, beds r brick solid I still have a sore back but hey the hotel made up for it! rooms were cleaned everyday and clean towels everyday! we went full board never again! food was catered for the russians on a few occasions u would get something decent but not enough also werw very fussy so other people might enjoy! hotel is full of russians and they r very ignorant will always push into the lift! the pool my god it was freezing but once ur in it its fine its the getting in it, the sea is hotter! if ur goin 2 do any excursions do the water park we all had a great day and the dolphin show is amazing, I also done the dolphin encounter if its a dream definitely do it was the best experience of my life! we also done house of illusion great night out a must see, and do Decades great night for both adults and kids! we went out a few nights for dinner if u ever go out go 2 the Waterfront bar beautiful food and great staff! overall we had a great holiday the kids didnt want 2 go home I would definitely go bk beautiful hotel on the best location u could ever ask for.More
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