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.
Available from May 2017. Designed for 3 to 11-year-olds, our Kids’ Clubs by Family Life offer daytime activities, five times a week. To ensure all activities suit your little and not-so-little ones, we’ve split the Clubs into age groups and tailored the activities for each. Just like in our Family Life resorts, there’s Bamse Club for 3 to 5-year-olds and @611 Club for 6 to 11-year olds, so you and your kids get a taste of the full experience. For your peace of mind, all of our Kids’ Club team are trained to UK standards by TUI, and have undergone relevant checks.
Just returned from a 10 Night stay at the Golden Donaire Hotel and for the first time ever thought I would have to write a review especially after reading some of the poor reviews on here.
Traveled with Thomson Holidays who rate this as a three star hotel, this is a slight understatement and would not take a lot to make it a four star (Could do with Fridge & Kettle in rooms without extra cost).
Food was great and has contributed to some serious weight gain. Never struggled for anything to eat on any day. Only improvement that could be made would be that sometimes food is slightly on the cool side, however there is a microwave there should you want to heat it up. Restaurant staff provided an excellent service.
Bar was great with brilliant service (and we were all-inclusive). Was not to keen on local Lager (think it was Cruzcampo but not too sure) but for a extra euro for a pint (yes Pint in a real glass) you could get Fosters which hit the spot perfectly.
Rooms were of an adequate size and were made up daily if so required, cleaning staff throughout the hotel done a outstanding job of keeping up with the constant cleaning of sand etc. Could be a little noisy at bedtime with everyone returning to rooms but hay-ho its Holiday time.
Entertainment was a bit on the repetitive side (they could learn a lot from the likes of Haven Holidays).
Location was excellent right on the beach, however be warned the first few meters of sand is a little sharp on the feet. Local council do a great job of keeping beach in tip-top condition and the whole area in an immaculate state. Excellent quite location and ideal if you want a quite holiday and great for kids.
We also done a few day trips and used Plana bus who have a tour rep just up from hotel and a office just a little further down on opposite side of road, they provide excellent service and are a lot cheaper than Thomson charge, for same service.
Overall our experience from the moment we arrived till the moment we left was outstanding and I can see why people return here year after year and I would certainly consider returning here myself.More
We r grandparents stayed here with son his wife and 2yr old son, Arrived about 10 at nite an a cold buffet was waiting. you dont get this in many places, Our rooms were big enough and spotlessly clean Rooms were cleaned every day an towels changed.beds were done evey 2 days.Staff were very nice an helpful, The food amazing and a large variety every day, there for 11 days an never got a bad meal, Poolside very large an clean, loads of sun beds 2 kiddie pools and 2 ind literally ouoor pool one heated. Entertainment every nite for kids an adults included bingo Beautiful beach just literally outside door very clean safe for kids water quite shallow for a long bit out, We had fantastic time and will b back for sure One other thing plenty of taxis about if u wish to go to Salou or bus stop nearbyMore
Typical Spanish Hotel
The staff here are pleasant.
The food is good. There is plenty of choice - even for those picky eaters!
The rooms are very basic. The beds were incredibly hard and the sheets were thin so we had to ask for more (which eventually arrived 2 hours later).
The rooms were clean, though the same cannot be said for the bathroom. The first room we were given had 4 single beds rather than 2 doubles (which was what we booked) and the bathroom had black mold every where. It really was disgusting. We were moved after about an hour of being told they didn't have anything else, to a room with two doubles and a bathroom with only traces of mold. I went to the shop on the corner and bought some cleaning products which cleared up the mold in no time.
The one big annoyance was that there were no irons in the room so you had to go to reception to get one. They said they only had 3 for the entire hotel to share which meant you could literally wait hours for one :(
The pool is too small but with the hotel being situated on the beach, this really isn't a problem.
The entertainment is typical of what you get in most hotels in Spain. We tend to go out a lot when on holiday, so we went on many of the day trips or into Taragona which is beautiful. There is also a great water park accross the road and a theme park a short bus ride away.
All in all, the location and food are great but everything else is basic. We would stay in this area again but unfortunately not this hotel.More
Just returned from a fantastic holiday at golden donaire will definitely be going back perfect from start to finish cant believe some of the bad reviews especially one from london you no who you are get in the real world staff treat you as you treat them if you want five star pay for it people here are lovely as are all the staffMore
family orrientated hotel
first class hotel have been 3 times now, exceptionaly clean well maintained. food excellent. hotel right on the beach, which is a blue flag quality beach , cleaned every day, the sea is safe for youngsters, as you can walk out at least a hundred yards before it reaches your knees. no dogs allowed no music from radios allowed, beach is very fine sand all a;long the bay. the hotel provides child club entertainment and at night entertainment for all. the whole area is spotless and in the evening its pleasant to walk along the sea front shops and bars that are not roudy, try the waterfront bar for first class meals and drinks, and if you fancy a good old british cup of tea in the afternoon this is the place, its run by a mother and daughter from ireland, very friendly. we are already booked for next year, this is a hotel for familys so if you dont like children around you go in term time. you can hire wheel chairs for those having walking problems and the hotel is wheelchair friendly. a great hotel for all inclusive or half board.breakfast is great and so are the meals in the evening,More