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“Stayed for 3 nights 20-23 April 2012” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Polynesia

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Holiday Polynesia
Ranked #21 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
1 review
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“Stayed for 3 nights 20-23 April 2012”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012 via mobile

The hotel is very large and very nice with a lovely surrounding. The food was very good and always fresh. during the evening you could make your own pancakes and also have the use of chocolate fountains. I also noticed that they cater for children very well even though there wasn't any with us but did look as I am a mum of two. most of the staff were friendly, the only problem was there was little staff on duty and had to wait a while to get served, this could have been because it was erly season. he pool areas were lovely and clean however the water was extremely cold, too cold to swim

Stayed April 2012
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Hartlepool, England
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

We stayed in April, First week of the easter Holidays, and although the weather was terrible, we tried to make the most of things. The outside pool was freezing and although there was an inside pool, you were not aloud to use it unless you paid. This I thought was a bit much seeings we were all inc. The Hotel itself could not be faulted, although I agree it was desperately understaffed, from the reception area, the bars and the entertainment. We were told we could use the a la carte restaurants once each while we were there, but they didnt actually open till the day we came home. Luckily the food in the self service restaurant was very good, sometimes a little cold but always plenty of choice. The kids enjoyed the chocolate fountains immensly. The hotel rooms were spotless and were cleaned every day. Although we were AI there was still a microwave, fridge and hob if you wanted to cook in your room, although there was no need ever to be hungry, there was always food to be eaten. I would certainly go back to this hotel, it was ideal for the kids, but would leave it until later in the season when entertainment was ongoing and the weather was nicer. The hoel should definately employ more bar staff though!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank patcol
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012

We stayed here as our first holiday as a family with our 15 month old (in 2010).

We thought the hotel was stunning, the reception areas, lobbys, walkways etc were immaculate and lovley to wander through.

Our room was fantastic, all you could need travelling with a little one, a one bedroom apartment with separate lounge, kitchenette with fridge (ideal for bottles etc) and a lovely bathroom with bath, separate shower and two sinks.

Outside was a huge balcony which was perfect to lay out on when our little one was having a sleep.

The pool was lovley with a great shallow end for the children, never had to fight for a sunbed. We went to the aqua park which was also brilliant, a bit busier and harder to find a sun bed but not too bad. We didnt eat their but had a few drinks.

The restaurant was great, very large so we liked to sit outside and it felt less imposing. The food was of a very good standard, always something delcious, I couldnt imagine anyone going hungry. The snacks by the pool were ok, nothing to write home about but if you wanted a proper meal then you could always go to the main restaurant. We tried both al a cartes, the chinese was good, the other only ok. But it was nice to get away from the buffet for a change!

I found this hotel to perfect for us travelling as a family with small children, I wouldnt reccomend it to couples. Nothing to do in the immediate area but that didnt bother us really. I would go back again, but the cost has risen on this hotel too much!!

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

first impression of the hotel was brilliant, marble floors, glass elevators, fountains, ponds with turtles and caged birds, The suites were really large with everything you needed.The rooms were cleaned everyday, with clean towels etc. The staff were really friendly and polite, However they were understaffed, some nights we queued 20 mins to get a drink, and as only one bar and restaurant were open we had to wait for tables and there was not enough seats in th bar.The hotel had a bus on to take you down the bank to the water park, the pools were really cold and the water slides were not working, people with kids had to put up a fight for entertainment for the kids on a night, The hotel was beautiful, but in a terrible location, nothing near it for miles. Maybe ideal for families when everything is open , but not very good for couples, and entertainment on a night was dire. The fountains were on once for about an hour, Think carefullybefore coming at the start of the season.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tracey R
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

Myself, husband and 5 yr old stayed for 7 days last July and we LOVED it! We have never visited the same place twice but we will definitely make an exception for Polynesia, we have so many good memories. Still now we will repeat the famous shout outs we heard from the animations team round the pool for 'water bingo a la piscina!'. We loved the vibe round the pool, the music, the AI snack bar and drinks. My son loved the play area and all the workers there and it was a good break for him away from the midday heat whilst we relaxed by the pool. Other days we visited the water park on the very short bus trip down the hill...in the topless bus...another highlight for my son! The water park is great, a good selection of pools, splash areas and small slides, food over there was also good. We found the buffet restaurant slightly hectic and noisy at times but big enough that once you had your food and sat down everyone had plenty of room, although we much preferred to sit outside and eat. Entertainment was great especially the end of week 'party' which was round the main pool and was a fantastic mixture of entertainment violinist, fire eaters, dancers and the atmosphere was lovely. We will be back!!! the only reason we're not going back this year is we are holidaying in early May this year and think the weather won't be as warm so we are trying Egypt.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Emoria
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London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

When we arrived to this stunning hotel, we almost fell to our knees in awe. The hotel is based around jungle theme, so there were trees as high as ten double decker buses, the reception was a waterfall and there was a structure made of wood. It has an indoor swimming pool, although you have to pay extra, and a waterpark down the road. We never found ourselves with nothing to do. Great fun for all the family.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank reviewer r
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Mancheter
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

Loved every minute of a great week at the Hotel Polynesia - the hotel was clean and had lots of things to entertain. Our two year old loved it, perticularly the beach club. The staff were friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The food was always varied, well cooked and enjoyable - wasnt sure what to expect from reading some reviews but there was nothing to worry about as it was delicious!!!

We will be going back again and the all inclusive side was the icing on the cake - would give it 6 stars if trip advisor would let me - great!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Holiday Polynesia
Address: Avenida del Sol (antigua CN-340) P.K. 215,6, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benalmadena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Benalmadena
#5 Spa Hotel in Benalmadena
#15 Luxury Hotel in Benalmadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Polynesia 4*
Number of rooms: 328
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