Hotel Golden Donaire Beach  

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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Based On 1151 reviews

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  • 1Building
  • 8Floors
  • 410Rooms
  • Lifts: 3 to ground floor, 1 to first floor

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Local and some branded alcoholic and soft drinks until 23.00.  Mid-afternoon snacks.

Full Board

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.   

Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

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.

Thomson Kids’ Club by Family Life for 3 to 11 year olds, May - 17th Oct

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.

Snack bar*

Sandwiches, pizzas, pasta, salad and ice-cream are on offer here.

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Had a great time from start to finish! Thompson staff were fantastically helpful from the second we stepped off the plane and always there. Gave excellent recommendations for trips and the local area. Check in was simple and efficient, room was adequate though could have done with better air con. Food was really something! Though terrible coffee!! Huge choice of breakfast and dinner buffet for us half boarders. Excellent shop across the road. Good entertainment. Fought daily for a sun bed, worth it. Next to lovely beach. If you get chance take the day trip to Barcelona to see the fountains and have free time in the city. Jump in a taxi to La Sagrada Familia! €8! Easy. Plus there is a Starbucks and Costa for coffee nearby? Wonderful fountain display. give the Friday market trip a go too. We went into Salou on the regular bus €2.15. And into Tarragona for €2.50. Tarragona is great for shopping and has great sales. Salou has a macdonalds for a half decent coffee!...there's a theme here..More

Jo M, 190832

Perfect two weeks by the beach

Great location, friendly efficient staff, we were half board and the variety and quality of food was excellent. We were always lucky to get a table outside and this added to our dining experience. We were on the 5th floor, our room was perfect for us and we had a pool/sea view. We availed of the bicycles at minimal charge and the nearby cycle tracks make it easy to get out and about. We enjoyed some of the evening entertainment and while we didn't have children with us, we thought the staff looked after and entertained the children very well. We did not avail of the pool as the beach was beside us and I noticed that towels are placed on beds early in the morning but people just left their towel and went off. La Pineda is a very nice resort and is well serviced by the local Plana bus. We went in to Salou to see the GAA matches in the Danny Boy Bar. We also went on the Downhill Bike Ride and took a trip with Plana to Andorra. The Downhill Bike Ride is a fun afternoon out and I especially enjoyed our trip into a typical Spanish Village and our guided tour of the local winery with tastings! Great! Our room was tidied every day and we got clean towels almost every day. The staff we encountered from the cleaners to the bar staff to the restaurant staff were always friendly and helpful. We had a very relaxing, stress free holiday in the Golden Donaire.More

Seager14, 186621

Great location

Location: Hotel was located on the beach front. The only one I could see in La Pineda. La Pineda is about 5 minutes on the bus. On one side of the hotel is the beachfront and on the other is the main road through La Pineda with great bus services to Tarragona, Reus, Valencia, Barcelona, Mont Serrat, Cambrils and of course Salou. Hotel is about 2 hours drive from Barcelona airport and 20 minutes from Reus airport. Staff: Very friendly staff working in buffet hall both breakfast and dinner. Always smiling and very friendly with young children. They will go out of their way to sort something you need, e.g. table outside, extra cutlery, cleaning up spills etc. The staff on reception were polite in the main part but one young male staff wasnt very friendly when dealing with a problem. His attitude was more annoyance than anything else. Bar staff were friendly with young children but as mentioned not enough of them for how many guests there were in peak season. Animation staff were enthusiastic and seemed interested. Food: We went half board and ate breakfast and dinner in the buffet hall. The choice on the first day was great for young fussy eaters but as the days went on there became less choice. This was commented on by various people. Snacks available in the bar area were standard e.g. crisps and ice creams etc. Rooms: Basic standard for a 3* hotel. Safe costs extra and does not come with room. AVOID AVOID AVOID room 232 due to no wi-fi connection and little to no air-con. Room has 2 balconies as it is on the end of hotel (which narrows as it is kind of triangular in shape). On one side the room was level with beach but on the other side it backs onto the hotel's recycling facilities. Bins being emptied gone midnight by recycling trucks. Room 232 also had poor air-con and 2 nights out of 7 it didnt work. We did speak to reception staff but were told that it was the same throughout the hotel and that ours was basically fine. Other guests in our party had the room next door and they had wi-fi and their air-con was working more powerfully and keeping room cooler. The maintenance staff came to check the air-con and fixed it but stopped working at midnight on last night by which point we didnt go down to reception to complain. Door lock leading to balcony level with beach front also broke on the second night. The light outside the bathroom kept flickering and broke when we tried to check it was screwed in fully. Top Tip: check the Thomson/Tui swap bin (downstairs in reception) before buying your own parasol/inflatables/etc for the beach. Save your money! More

Chris and Becca E, 528795


We are just back a few a days my husband,our 7 year old son and myself we had a brilllant 2 week holiday at this hotel our first time staying here.It is in excellent location right on the beach and brillant bus service right outside the hotel.All the Staff in Hotel are all brillant at there jobs especially The Kids Goldy Club and the Thomson Kids Club as we booked or holiday with Thomson.Thank You to Lauren and Vicky in the Thomson Kids Club and to Rachel and Mollie Staff of Thomson brillant also.To David,Max,Kimberley,and rest of The Goldy Staff who were excellent also.Would Highly Recommend this hotel for Families.Our only Complaint was a Fridge is needed in the room especially with Families with Kids. There is a 5 Euro per day charge to hire a Fridge which is unfair as a fridge should be standard in each room.More

d0c17, 186621

Value for money

Booked this hotel as a last minute deal and got a very good price. For the money we paid and the reviews I read we weren't expecting anything spectacular, however we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The hotel is a lot nicer than the pictures I had seen and is absolutely spotless. The staff were all really friendly and helpful. We booked an all inclusive and were more than happy with the food, always plenty of choice and even my fussy children were in their element with the choices. Plenty of ice creams, snacks and drinks to chose from too. The rooms are basic but clean and cleaned daily and for the time we spent in them it's all we needed. The air conditioning wasn't up to much but if you get an extra key you can leave it on all day which means your room is cooler at night. The entertainment staff worked tirelessly to ensure everyone had a good time and were amazing with the kids. The thomsons kids clubs reps were fantastic too with lots of fun sessions at the kids clubs. The evening entertainment was often quite cheesy but still good fun and the kids loved the evening mini disco. The location was amazing. Right on a gorgeous beach and and the beginning of a 2 mile strip of shops bars and restaurants. Nice for an evening walk and a cocktail. It's a quiet resort but has everything you need. We got the bus along to Salou which is a much busier resort but very commercialised and built up and the beach was packed. If you want water sports though this is the beach to go to. The only draw back of the holiday was having to queue in the morning at half 7 to ensure you got a sunbed. People would actually run to get the beds they wanted which was like nothing I've ever seen before. If the hotel moved some of the table and chairs through the day they could provide a lot more sunbeds. Overall a fantastic holiday for the money we paid. If they amended the sunbed situation we would definitely go back. More

1981kell, 186394

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Hotel Golden Donaire Beach
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