We (4 adults) stayed at the Polynesia for a week beginning 8 September 2013 and like others we were not quite prepared for so many little children, they were everywhere and very noisy. The hotel is stunning, the rooms are mini suites and very comfortable. The bottle of water in the fridge on arrival was welcome, but we did not expect the additional costs for beach towels (refunded at end of holiday) room safe and spa. The food was good, plenty and varied but not eough staff at times in the dining room to clear tables, saying that - the staff that were there worked super fast all the time, near enough running around to clear tables! Not enough staff on the bar either, we nearly always had to queue at the pool and piano bars (although not a piano in site!) The entertainment was ok but very loud around the pool, I was sorry for people in the rooms overlooking the pool if they had small children in bed early.
We tried the beach club one day, we had to get the bus to the bottom of the hill and then walk round and up spiral stairs to a bridge and down the spiral the other side to get into the beach club, but it was very packed and noisy, couldn't find a quiet corner to read! The food and drink was good and covered by the all inclusive but again the restaurant was noisy with all the children. We were very disappointed there was no access to the beach from the beach club.
To get to the beach we got the shuttle bus to the bottom of the hill and then walked about 10 minutes across the road to get to the local beach, but it was worth it as plenty of room and very quiet. We had to buy beers there of course, but only 6 euros for 4 small beers. This hotel is not near to benalmadena or fuengirola, a very long walk either way or about 12 euros for a taxi.
The cable car at the top of benalmadena near the Tivoli Gardens is well worth a visit, the views are amazing.
I would recommend this hotel for families but not adults looking for a week of rest and relaxation.
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Polynesia Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol
- Holiday Polynesia Hotel Benalmadena