The Hotel Golden Donaire Beach has the location angle down – it’s in a beachfront spot close to the centre of town, and PortAventura theme park is only a few minutes’ drive away.
Location is the watchword here. Bars, restaurants and a waterpark are less than 10 minutes’ walk away, and El Racó Beach – a wide stretch of golden sand – edges the hotel’s grounds. PortAventura’s close by, too.
Sea views come courtesy of the pool terrace and bar – some bedrooms offer them, too. And there’s lots in the way of activities, with things like badminton, archery and water polo on offer.
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- Lifts: 3 to ground floor, 1 to first floor
Food & Drink
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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.
Facilities ► View all
A large rectangular number with a spacious sun terrace and sea views makes an ideal place to spend your time. Sunbeds and parasols align the terrace.
Sandwiches, pizzas, pasta, salad and ice-cream are on offer here.
A range of hot and cold dishes, even for special dietary requirements are available. Plus, there's Cava with breakfast, too.
Rooms ► View all
Double Room with Balcony
Double rooms are light and airy. Complete with Wi-Fi and satellite TV*. Cots are available on request.
Twin Room with Balcony
Twin rooms are light and airy. Complete with Wi-Fi and satellite TV*. Cots are available on request.
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Group of friends and child
Stayed here for a week with 6 adults and 1 child. Lovely hotel and brilliant entertainment for the kids. Could do with some umbrella by pool area especially since it's a kids friendly hotel. Rooms are very basic but fine. Did find once or twice the room and beds where not cleaned. Only had breakfast there which was fine. Very quiet area so it's perfect for family's. More
Not the best golden hotel
Been here 2 days now and it be nice to get some sleep all I here is drip drip drip the balcony is clean will update if this get any better but it's the worst golden hotel I've stayed in shame it's not more like the port salou or Bahia More
The title doesn't refer to the Frank Sinatra hit, but to a popular consumer programme of the 70's, 80's & 90's.presented by Esther Rantzen. Me and my wife first and only visit to this hotel was for our honeymoon in 1977. It was full of faults, especially the food. It was only when we arrived back in England that we found out that there was a regular feature concerning the Donaire on the TV programme "That's Life" regularly. . We booked it for our 40th anniversary, as a second honeymoon. We reasoned that it couldn't be as bad as all those years ago, but what a surprise. We have had many holidays in the last 40 years ( at least 2 a year) and I would rate the Golden Donaire as in the best top 3. One of those top 3 was a 5 star in Cancun Mexico. That's how high I rate it, for many reasons. Some are very subtle. We stayed half board, and I have never seen so much choice in food, with a high quality as anywhere in Europe.. For instance the omelettes they cook to order and you are offered a choice of fillings. The fried eggs are perfect. never saw a spoilt one all week. As expected the bacon and sausage. were Spanish, I wont go on about food, except to say an exceptional variety of bread. The last thing I will mention on the dining side is the very clever use of table dividers to give more privacy. Never seen that anywhere before. The pool is not that deep, only !.4 metres at the deep end. Never short of sunbeds, no need to reserve beds, the pool area opens at 8.30 when you can gain access. The rooms although basic, are clean with the TV giving 3 English channels. Shampoo, soap shower gel supplied along with hair dryer. Maids come in daily, and change sheets and towels. Most balconies are of average size or bigger, ours was massive because it was on a corner. As you are quite away from Salou, and you don't have a car, its no problem as the bus service is at least every 15 minutes, both to Salou or the other way to Tarragona, and the bus stops just outside the hotel. Both journeys are about equal in distance If you think you may be using the bus service frequently then I would suggest a good buy is the T10 travel card. This is how it works, A single journey around Salou, from anywhere from Cambrills to Tarragona costs 2 euro 30 per person. The T10 card costs initially 15,50 euro's for ten journeys so 2 people boarding a bus would be 2 trips. Once you have used up the 10 trips, then you can renew the card for 12.50 euro's for ten trips, which works out. that you save 7.5 euro;s initially, and topping up saves you 10.5 euro's I would recommend a trip on the bus to Tarragona, and when you arrive take the "Old City " tour on the road train. There are 12 stops. It costs 5 euros for a round trip, and 7 euros to get on and off at all the stops as many times as you like. Both charges are with free issued earphones as there are running commentaries in six languages on the places of interest. If you are feeling more energetic, then bike hire is an alternative, and the cycle paths are abundant and safe, being away from the roads, The Donaire hires bicycles, including E Cycles. I don't know what they charge, but have met people who hired E - cycles for 80 euro's for ten day hire in Salou. Well done Golden DonaireMore
excellent hotel very family friendly
been 4 times now always excellent. food excellent entertainment for kids. very clean. right on a very safe beach. town very clean. visit the waterfront restaurant café for first class food at reasonable prices.run by a very helpful and pleasant lady. just be careful round the hotel pool as the tile area gets very slippy. that's the only fault we found.More
barrie f, 186225
Excellent location, nice hotel, rubbish drinks.
The hotel is clean and reasonably well-maintained. The rooms are small but functional. The location is excellent as the hotel opens up directly onto a lovely beach. The food is quite good and there is a large selection which changes every day. We found something each of us liked every meal. The entertainment was surprisingly good. The stage is outdoors and is tiny so our expectations were low. However, on at least 3 of the evenings they brought in outside acts who were brilliant. My main criticism is the bar service. The service is slow, and not always done with a smile. The staff were obviously busy but they could have been friendlier. The drinks available on the all-inclusive package were crap. The wine was barely drinkable and gave us terrible heartburn. And the beer wasn't worth drinking, cheap rubbish with very low alcohol content. There were decent drinks available but they had to be paid for extra. We went out to a bar for a drink one day and the difference in quality of the drinks was really noticeable. Overall, we enjoyed the hotel and the area but the bar is a big part of an all-inclusive holiday and it simply wasn't worth bothering with.More
Bob C, 190748
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