So, it was my first 2 week holiday in about 7years so to say I was excited about this trip is an understatement. I read on trip advisor about renting fridges and so I emailed them before I went. They said 5euros a day and it could not be guaranteed. They were quick in their response time of the email so this filled me with confidence.
We had booked a double room with a sea view (paid about £150 extra with Thomson) and the view was amazing. We were in room 504 and it was lovely. The room was an adequate size but I'm afraid to say that there was not enough storage for me. We were a family of 3 and there was not enough space for all of our clothes to be kept tidy at all. So I found myself constantly having to sort the wardrobe out and separate our clothes from each others.
We did rent the fridge and happily paid the 20euro deposit which we got back on the last day. This was a god send. We also rented an in room safe for 2.50euro a day (approx.) with a 5 euro deposit also refundable.
We asked for extra pillows and they were promptly delivered to us. The air con doesn't get switched on till mid June so in the 2nd week as it got warmer, we found it difficult to get off to sleep.
We were half board and so there was a buffet for breakfast and evening meal. The breakfasts gave you a choice from fresh fruit, cereal, continental, pancakes and full English's every day. I started to alternate what I would eat each day just for variety purposes really.
The evening buffet was well varied, they always had kids options and were full of fruit and veg too . The dessert buffet was my downfall as I would get so many yummy delights every night (and the weighing scales when I got home confirmed this).
The swimming pool was a good size, we were right on the beach so there was no need of any bigger really.
The goldy club (in-house entertainment) spoke every language from Spanish, Russian, French and then English so everyone was included. This was in addition to the Thomson kids club which were amazing. Just Mandi, Becki Boo and Samwich were fantastic. Even though we went during term time, sometimes my son would be the only attendee (10yrs old) but this didn't stop them taking him and occupying him for a few hours.
All in all, it was a fantastic 2 week break and the Donaire was everything we could have wanted. Although I do think a play park nearby would have made it a 5star in my eyes.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Golden Donaire Beach
- Golden Donaire Park
- Golden Donaire Beach La Pineda
- Golden Donaire Beach Hotel La Pineda, Costa Dorada, Spain