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.
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.
Everything at the hotel was brilliant will go back again staff helpful food and room was just what you would expect from a three star hotel this hotel was right on the beach great for sun worshiper loverley beachMore
Lorraine D, Uk
THE HOTEL IS FANTASTIC! It does not seem like a three star hotel! It's better than most four stars! As we all has some sort of cut on us we all can agree that the sea has magical healing powers and our cuts healed!! The value is brilliant, but that is probably because we were all inclusive. The buffet was fabulous! Could not believe the range of slush's! Getting a pool side sunned was a bit tricky and we did have to wake up early! The reps were fabulous! Unbelievable quality of food! They even had lemon fanta!!! Although some of the guests were inappropriate, the staff soon helped! Was a great hotel! In some of the rooms you could even get wifi! Never been more satisfied with a three star hotel! More
Good value October Week Break in The Sun near Port Aventura and Salou
Unfortunately Room was not ready on arrival but this was due to Thomsons ridiculously early morning flight times. Hotel room and all facilities are clean. Hotel Food (including Snack Bar) was much better than you usually get in a Hotel especially when on half board very good in fact. Couldn't fault the staff they are all efficient but not overly friendly. Our daughter loved the pool and the beach that the hotel is right on and we had an excellent view of the beach from our balcony. Drinks were not expensive considering it was a Hotel and had entertainment on every night of a decent standard a bit more singing acts rather than acrobat,Polynesian , juggling shows which were all good but would've been good maybe to alternate every 2nd night with a singer or duo. Kids Mini Disco every night and Bingo. Hotel has it's own Animation Team for poolside games and both it's own The Goldy Club for Kids and Thomsons Kids Clubs. One of the downfalls of this hotel is the noisy aircon in the rooms which doesn't seem to work the rooms are apparently being refurbished in 2015 which would be a good opportunity to upgrade the aircon also the foyer is very dated looking. Towards the last few days we noticed a lot of flies around the pool and the dining room don't know why as it hadn't been noticeable earlier but there was an absence of fly zapper machines which the hotel should perhaps consider investing in to alleviate this
problem as it is otherwise a very clean hotel in a great location right on the beach with good food and a bus stop right outside for Port Aventura, Salou and Cambrils . Also around the corner is Legends British Bar for
watching the Footy and there is an Irish Bar called Hennessy's about 15mins walk away. Lots of Souvenir Shops and Supermarkets in La Pineda.More
Lovely location right on beach front
We stayed here for one week my husband and I and we did have a lovely time hotel was nice food was good n it was a great price. There is a bus stop just a few minutes walk which takes you all over different areas there is massive shopping centre and el cortio shop is massive you can get a bus bono ticket from the shops and every journey is about two euros also u can get bus to the market which was quite big. The beach was lovely as was the walk along the coast sadly the weather that week was very windy so we did appreciate being able to hop on a bus to all the surrounding areas. We normally go 4* so we were not expecting the food and location to be so good also the rooms were very spacious and cleaned every day so handy if you have children fir the theme parks etc. we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we would return which is a positive feed back from us. More
Chav-tastic but with good food!
We stayed here as a couple All Inclusive for 7 nights from 30 September to 7 October. Our initial impression was terrible but improved over time (see below). We arrived mid-morning starving so thought we'd get something from the snack bar - but the food was awful. The bar/entertainment area was also very dated and shabby. Our room for 2 people was so tiny we thought it was a joke; so I went to reception to politely request something else, and the receptionist was very helpful and did assign us another room with a double and single bed (for 3 people) for which we were very grateful. Staff everywhere were always very friendly.
At lunch we were very pleasantly surprised as the restaurant was new, fresh and bright - it felt like we were in another hotel - it's open to the public so that's probably why. The food was excellent. There was always lots of choice that catered to everyone's needs (maybe not so good for vegetarians though). Some people say the food was repetitive, but we thought there was always something different and everything delicious.
We weren't impressed with the evening entertainment - bingo every night is not our idea of a good time; neither is watching a group of adults dressed up in wigs and shiny outfits miming to Grease songs (hence my "Chav-tastic" title). They did have a very good flamenco dance couple one night and the Four Tops tribute band were also quite good.
The location of the hotel right by the beach was our main reason for choosing this hotel, and it was great as it was close enough to pop back to use the loo or get a drink from the bar. The bar drinks were always good and the choice excellent.
The rooms were a bit shabby round the edges, but clean and basic. Towels changed when you wanted and beds changed once in the week. There was only one socket in the room (in the bathroom) which proved a bit difficult at times with charging phones, etc. Air conditioning didn't work very well. Also, noise from other rooms was quite noticeable - snoring heard every night!
Smokers are allowed at the hotel in certain areas, which is a shame as there is a lovely area with tables facing the sea which is for smokers. Great for them but not for non-smokers. Also, smoking is allowed on balconies, which meant we didn't want to sit out there or even have our balcony door open as our neighbours were smokers.
If the bar area and rooms were at the same standard as the restaurant, and it was totally non-smoking, I would have given it a higher rating. Overall a good holiday but mainly because we got it for such a great price and the weather was perfect.More
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