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.
Double Room with Sea View and Balcony
Double rooms are light and airy. Complete with Wi-Fi and satellite TV*. Outside, there's a balcony with views of the sea.
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stayed for week at this hotel. Maybe just lucky but ended up on 8th floor in large room with huge balcony. Room was clean and very well maintained. Staff were excellent and very helpful. Only point I would make is towels are needing renewed as getting past best. Hotel does supply fridge on request at 5 euros a day. Well worth it in the heat. Location was superb especially for beach lovers as yards to walk. Bus service is brilliant and if intending to tour buy the multi bus pass, journeys local work out 1.20 euros per trip. Visits to Cambrils and Tarragona well worth visit and within 15mins on bus. Cathedral in Tarragona is stunning.More
Just spent 10 days all inclusive at this hotel. We had read the negative reviews but went with an open mind. The hotel, food, rooms and entertainment by far exceeded our expectations. â¢Food - excellent choice, great quality something for everyone, large choice of fresh salads, cheeses, meats, pasta, fish, fruit and puddings for lunch and dinner. (The reviewer who said repetitive salads was right they repeated the same fresh 40 + salad dishes twice a day - what more were you expecting?, there was nothing more to be had!) Great choice for cooked and continental breakfasts including a glass of cava if you fancy. â¢Rooms - clean and functional with daily maid service, powerful shower and bath. Limited English TV channels but didn't bother us. No kettle or fridge but if it's important to you, as it was for us, we researched before we left and brought a travel kettle with us. â¢Entertainment - great variety of daytime activities and evening shows. Animation team were lovely and friendly. â¢Thomson Rep - Craig was the best Rep we have ever come across, as well as being at the desk at the times he said he would be and he'd go the extra mile by popping out to the main areas to check if people were okay. He was really helpful and knowledgeable about the area. â¢Area - La Pineda smallish with a couple of good size supermarkets and plenty of bars, restaurants and gift shops. Salou was a 15 minute bus ride and beautiful town with plenty of very late nightlife and thriving beach front promenade as well as good shopping. â¢Beach- large beach with lovely and clean golden sands and beach bars. Sad to read of the review criticising the port in view (which was miles away and you could barely make out) and the occasional cargo ships as this made interesting viewing and beyond the hotels control! Additionally the trucks which combed the beach did so in the evening and kept the beach immaculate. We loved it!!, exceptional value and great holiday. Most of the people we spoke to had been coming back year after year as we intend to.More
Fantastic holiday. No complaints whatsoever. Was in reception area when they were having to deal with a really rude customer and they did everything they could to assist him even though he was extremely obnoxious. This was the only negative part of the holiday. Will definitely come back to this lovely hotel. More
Golden donaire beach hotel- via a Thomson booking possibly the worst hotel/holiday stay we have had as a family. Currently writing this midway through our 10 day hotel stay. Rooms are clean as is hotel. However food choice with young children really Is not great. Appreciate you get what you pay for and this is a cheap hotel. Breakfast ok. Lunch appalling. Salad selection same every lunch and evening. Desert table ok but repetitive. Main meal selection poor unless a main of tripe stew is to your liking or fair play if you can convince a 3 year old that is the choice to be had. Lasagne- but def not beef- more likely horse.6 trays repeated on 2 sides of the concourse for the hot dinner option. 1 tray always fries / vegetables that have been sat under heat for ages. Vegetarian label by vegetables but after starting to eat green beans a lot of prawns all mixed in.Another option is always a stew that looks more like dog food. Another option is a potato dish and a 3rd will also be a potato dish. If you like fish there is always a fish option mainly dog fish cooked on grill.Meat quality very poor usually grisly and on bone. No point talking to reception as they are extremely rude and evasive. They do not care about your problems even when you address them politely. Lady behind reception very rude and dismissive of issues. Thomson rep unable to make eye contact or stop rubbing his forehead as though he couldn't care less. Thomson rep based at hotel not interested in even listening to any complaints but just threw a piece of paper down on table to be filled in so complaint could be filed. No easy choices for families with young baby . No kettle in room for boiling water to make up sterilised bottles. Suggest bringing travel kettle as Â£10 deposit for use of kettle plus 2 euros daily for its hire. So 30 euros to be put down for 10 day stay. No fridge etc in room to keep milk cold. Charged 1.30 euros for baby's bottle.No air con / heating til June- sept. Lights in main bedroom kept tripping. Shower head not working in room so can't shower only bath. Entertainment at night starts very late and is poor and odd i.e. Celtic / Spanish music mix one night. If you don't want ice in your drink you only get your glass filled 3/4 Of way up. Just generally not appeasing! Supposed table service in bar- rarely seen!only certain guests seem to qualify! Although hotel is on beach the brochures/ pictures fail to tell you that the outlook is hardly one of beauty but instead a big port across the bay with industrial tankers and cargo ships constantly passing by. Also view right outside the hotel reception is 3 big diggers all lined up ready for beach cleaning duties. Not a lot in terms of anything going on in the local area. Buses are however easy to catch right outside hotel . Much better hotels and areas to visit - don't waste money coming here on holiday! No wifi in roomMore
Was a clean tidy hotel and seemed very posh although the rooms could be updated, no fridge and beds were uncomfortable, I can see why it's only a 3 star hotel. If they updated the rooms a little better then maybe it would become a 4 star. Disappointed but was great as it's right near the beach so didn't spend much time in the room anyway. More
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