We booked this holiday for 2 adults and a 3 year old and returned last Friday. The facilities were fantastic, everything you could think of was available. The Beach Club, which is all part of the Holiday World complex (which contains 3 other hotels) is brilliant, with all ages catered for. Our 3 year old loved the water fountains and shallow pools.. Bars were easily accessible as were the toilets. To get to the Beach Club, the hotel complex runs a shuttle bus every 15 minutes which was great if you were staying at the Holiday Palace hotel as it went there first but was full when it came across to hotel Polynesia so we ended up walking down. There is no beach with the hotel but around a 10 minute walk from the beach club there is a lovely beach with a great bar, the beach area is maintained by Maria and is 4.5 euros per sun bed and the bar is Cubana.. great food and cocktails!!
Within the hotel complex, there is a large pool, which was noisy with children and loud music playing everywhere from 10am. The kids club was very good, with an indoor soft play and outdoor playground. Activities were well organised. The toilets were often smelling bad in the afternoon near the pool.. Although there are plenty of sunbeds, many people had reserved 5 or 6 of them with towels and not turning up for several hours. This needs to be stopped as very unfair.
The entertainment was on average poor, mostly consisting of animal displays and then photos of people being taken with the animals and charging a ridiculous 30 euros for 2 photos! The hypnotist was good though. Music was also far too loud too.. The entertainment over the two weeks was the same in week one and two which was obviously very dull.
The hotels are lovely, very spacious with a large sofa bed for the child. Definite disappointment was the bed. There were the most uncomfortable I had ever slept on and were 2 3/4 doubles pushed together so felt we were sleeping in separate beds as had separate sheets.. Many nights we wished to be asleep at home!!! One night I think I slept for 3 hours as so uncomfortable. The bathroom was lovely too with a separate shower and bath and twin sinks. Balconies are very spacious too.
I would definitely recommend this hotel for families but steer clear if you want a quiet, relaxing holiday as it is definitely not that!!
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Polynesia Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol
- Holiday Polynesia Hotel Benalmadena