The Hotel Golden Donaire Beach has the location angle down – it’s in a beachfront spot close to the centre of town, and PortAventura’s 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
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Local and some branded alcoholic and soft drinks until 23.00. Mid-afternoon snacks.
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With a spacious sun terrace and sea views.
Thomson Kids' Club May - 17th Oct
Skytours kids’ club is run by our sister company, Thomson. Designed for 3 to 11 year olds, it offers 2 hours of activities, 5 days a week. And that includes at least 3 evenings. The club is split into sections, with Tots for 3 to 5 year olds, Team for 6 to 8s, and Tribe for 9 to 11s. Best of all, most kids’ clubs activities are completely free. And outside of peak season, there are parent and toddler sessions 3 days a week, too. For your peace of mind, all Thomson Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. Open from May to October 17th.
Offering sandwiches, pizzas, pasta, salad and ice-creams.
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Such a lovely hotel, fantastic location next to the beach.Everyone that worked in the hotel where friendly and helpful. i recommend that you go all inclusive as the food is fantastic and lots of it with plenty of options. The entertainment staff are fab at the hotel and work hard to keep everybody entertained.More
scarysar36, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Deserves to be upgraded to a 4 star hotel!
What can I say about this hotel? It's in an ideal location for going to spend the day on the beach, the staff (everyone from management to housekeeping) are really friendly and are always ready to greet you with a cheery "hola!" The food is excellent, we only had breakfast and dinner last year but we are looking forward to lunch this year as well. I was a fool and after a night out in Salou I had lost the hotel room keycard in the taxi on the way home! However, the night reception staff waved this off as no problem at all and activated a new one for me without any hassle. The drinks are not overpriced at all and if you do decide you wish to eat out it is located in a prime area for all kinds of restaurants and the promenade stalls and shops have something to interest everyone. The hotel has great activities for the kids and adults... The Golden Games are a particular highlight! Then at nighttime, since it is located in La Pineda as opposed to central Salou, it is nice and quiet although there is still a lot of activity along the seafront until late. I saw that this place was the No2 place to stay in La Pineda... It should be No1!!! You will not be disappointed with a family holiday in this hotel. PS. The cleanliness is 2nd to none. The rooms are cleaned daily unless you use to door sign to specify otherwise and they are left spotless.More
SunWorshipper764, Newtownards, United Kingdom
One of the best hotels that I have stayed in, rooms cleaned and beds made daily. Would urge everyone to go All Inclusive because you will not go hungry as breakfast, lunch and dinner are all great - no need to eat out. We went as a family of 5 for one week and only spent 750 Euros and that was including 2 trips to the massive water park (10 minute walk from hotel) and a Catamaran trip on the Med which came to approx 375 euros. Great value for money and hotel right on the beach. The entertainment staff put on free activities - archery, piston and rifle shooting, pool, darts, shuffleboard, beach football and volleyball, water basketball and shows on every night. Only downside would be there are a lot of Russians, most signs have Russian as the first language even before Spanish, but saying that they keep themselves to themselves and don't mingle.More
Hotel is well maintained, and very clean. Food was outstanding, there was 12 in the group and a few fussy eaters, but not 1 person moaned. Never bothered with hotel day entertainment, so cannot comment. Night entertainment was not the best but helped us get to bed early for the activities the next day. Went to many places, some went to Barcelona trip with the local bus tour, which they all enjoyed. And it worked out a lot cheaper than doing the Thomson excursion. Went to waterpark, which was a 15 minute walk from hotel, paid an extra 2 euros each and had a pink band to allow us all to go in for a second day. May consider getting speedy pass next time. If pink bands snap of the kids wrists through the week, keep them and park was fine, don't panic that you won't get them in. Went to Bonavista Market, it was the worst thing we did all holidays. Got pickpocketed and never felt a thing, very scary with 3 young children. Would advise not to go with children, and do not take any thing of importance with you (ie.passports, all your money, or cards). Did put a dampener on the holiday. The market is over crowded and the stalls are full of fruit and junk! If you would like to see thieves in operation, take no money and just an empty wallet and see if it is there at the end! Apart from that, and not getting my luggage on way home, hotel and holiday was awesome. More
Superb Family Holiday!
We booked this hotel for the first time, as a complete random pick, based on price and location. We are a young family with an 18 month old daughter and 12 year old daughter. We went with the all inclusive option, and a family room for the four of us for two weeks. We were part of a large group, with all ages there so was a bit sceptical about the hotel, but we couldn't be happier with the selection, and had a fantastic time. Where to start; The Restaurant: Very impressed with the selection and quality. There wasn't any repetitive items at dinner (apart from chips!) and there were plenty of different meats/fishes available each night. The chefs freshly preparing items in front of you was a surprise, and very tasty, the gammon was probably the best I'd ever had, carved straight off the joint in front of me. Having to cater for a toddler aswell was a bit of a worry, but the selection was wide enough that there was always something different to choose from. The only mealtime which came repetitive was breakfast, but there is enough available to mix it up. The restaurant service is also superb, being waited on a soon as you arrive and continually until you leave. There were also plenty of high chairs to make use of. The Rooms: We had a family room for the two of us, a 12 year old girl, and a toddler. The fairly small room had a double bed, a single bed and a cot waiting for us. The rooms are not luxury at all, the beds were uncomfortable from what we were used to, but we made do. The bathroom was large and adequate enough for us. We were worried about the balcony before coming with a toddler, but once we'd seen it there was no problem. The balcony height is around 4ft, and very sturdy. Our room overlooked the main beach road, which also gave us a view of the beach and pool area. It took us a couple of days to figure out the aircon, and had the patio door open. Noise wasn't really an issue for us, and we were probably downstairs creating it! The only early night we had, did give us a problem with noise from the shows, but its all wrapped up for midnightish. The maid service isn't anything special, beds made and fresh towels. A lot of the sand we brought up from the first day was still there when we left, and the room didn't get a thorough cleaning, but it didn't create an issue for us. There was a TV with a selection of different channels, Disney Channel was a result for us! There is a safe you can pay a deposit to use; there isn't much hanging space or draw space so be careful of that. Other than that, nothing really to tell you about; pretty basic. The Beach and surroundings: In a word, superb! The water was so warm, we were in it more often than not. Nice soft sand, and plenty of room to sunbathe. You can hire a sunbed for â¬5 for the day. The water is very shallow for a good 50-60 yards before it drops off, so safe enough for the little ones. The looky looky men were all over the place which became irritating; FYI they'll sell anything for â¬5, so if you pay anything more than that you're not haggling hard enough! I'd definitely recommend a massage of one of the ladies, only â¬5 for a decent 10 minute massage. La Pineda is a 5 minute walk away, and has nice restaurants and shops. The Aquopolis waterpark is a 10 minute walk, and is a great day out. There is a specific toddler section for those with toddlers. Salou is worth a visit, not much different from any other spanish town, but plenty of English bars around for a drink in the day, and a night on the tiles if you fancy it. The Pool: Looks small on the website, but big enough to accommodate us. With the hotel being right on the beach, you'll never get everyone from the hotel at the pool at the same time. Be careful of the slippery tiles around the pool! There is a small baby pool aswell if you have little ones. Never had a problem with it; get your towels down early if you want to stay there all day though. The Bars: Being all inclusive, we made full us of the wristband. The main bar was good, and you could get pretty much anything you want locally branded. If you are AI, you can pay â¬1 for branded drinks. There is also a bar by the pool which is open a certain times in the day. A good selection in there aswell. There is a waiter service during the evening entertainment which was bang on. Facilities: The hotel reception staff were friendly and helpful and sorted anything we asked; extra pillows, small problems etc. The lifts are a bit temperamental; a bit of nuisance with a buggy at busy times, but only had to wait 5 minutes at the most. The snack bar is good for the kids; serving chips, hot dogs, toasties, burgers etc all day. AND FINALLY, The Entertainment (saving the best for last): The Entertainment team are just brilliant. We had the pleasure of meeting David and his team, and grew to love them by the end of the two weeks. During the day, they ran activities in and around the hotel, pool and beach, which kept us all entertained for two weeks. For the little ones, there is a kids club with a wide variety of things to do. The pool games are a big hit; water polo/volleyball/basketball. They also run beach football/volleyball, and also boules on the beach, rifle/pistol shooting, archery, poker/blackjack....the list is endless. They do a presentation of medals and certificates for winners also, which is good fun. From around 19:30 each night there is facepainting then a kids mini-disco where they dance on stage to kids music; decent fun for the littles ones, (and the adults who have been on the beers all day!). From 20:00 there is bingo each night, then from 21:00 there is a different show. The Beijing Acrobats was a personal favourite; there was a different show every night for two weeks. They really do a fantastic job all day, and made our holiday great fun. A special mention to David, Jose and Aneta, for managing to put up with us for two weeks, and getting involved with the banter! Overall, the shortfalls in the hotel are covered by the fantastic location, superb restaurant and fantastic entertainment team. Would definitely recommend this for family looking for an eventful holiday.More
HitmanHeron, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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