14 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
The golden donnaire beach hotel
"We recently returned from a 2 week all inclusive family holiday, overall we had a very enjoyable stay, the hotel facilities were good, a nice medium sized pool, good food and spotlessly clean throughout, the location is perfect, situated right on the beach and only a 10 minute walk from a great water park which we visited twice. Just one problem, the bar staff, extremely abrupt and rude to the extent that we felt awkward going to the bar to ask for refreshments, more importantly our grandchildren would not go and ask for their own drink or ice cream because of their unfriendly attitude, for this reason we will not be returning to this hotel."
- Travel date: Mon 13th of July 2015
amazing hotel staff and reps, best holiday ever!!!
"Loved this place amazing holiday more like 4+ than 3 star, would definitely go back, every thing for the kids, nothing too much trouble, brill fantastic loved it!! x "
- Travel date: Mon 9th of September 2013
very nice stay
"LOCATION: Great location straight on the beach less than 5 minutes from beach, there is a local shop that sells drinks and snacks and beach toys, 1hour and half away from Barcelona and Monserratt.
20 minute walk down the promenade to aquapolis water park great day for kids. approx 1 hour to port aventura theme park we went at night as it was cooler and less busy...however you do miss out on some of the entertainers in the park such as bird shows, performers etc..
WEATHER: Fantastic weather 30+ degrees for the whole week, make sure you wear suncream, hat and glasses i came back burnt
FOOD: Really nice, make sure you get to the dining room for when it opens to ensure your not queing for your food.
ROOM: side of building able to see the beach, air conditioning, very clean, nice balcony
THOMSON REPS: very helpful with trips, ensure you attend the meeting, also ask them about a swap shop where you can get stuff for free that previous guests have left stuff that are too big to take home (we left a beach umberella, bucket and spade,, beach toys etc..)
MY ADVICE: go all inclusive we normally do but decided not to this this time..wish we would of as we would of saved a fortune ...you can ugrade upon arrival however or anytime in your holiday ...definately upgrade as it will be worth it in drinks !
- Travel date: Wed 24th of August 2011
Can't beat it,,,
"Stayed here early june.2010. this has now been my 5th stay here. and would recommend this hotel to anybody.
it's clean. the food is fine, the staff and reps friendly,and lots to do for young kids and adults. although if you have kids aged around 14-16.. not much in the hotel for them. prefer to stay early june. as to july and august. as it's more busy. and you struggle to get a bed by the pool after 10am. lots of nice bars close by. Dubliners. ( ex mad scotsman bar) really nice and friendly even Freddie works there. but all in all. a great hotel. with a superb location.. recommend you email hotel and ask for a pool or beach view.. sometimes you do get one. lots of people there from previous years.and even staff are the same each year..."
- Travel date: Mon 27th of December 2010
"me and my partner + 2 kids went + in-laws +sister in law and her family in 1997 and 1998 and we loved it. went back in 2001 and still loved it water park brill, only over the road from hotel planning to go in 2007. ps food brill"
- Travel date: Thu 20th of April 2006
Loved it right on beach
"we went half board for one week. food was great. act of a night not very good but there is so much around you dont notice. DONT visit taragona or if you do watch your purse. I got pick pocketed by gypsies, there are alot in taragona and it is abit scarey when walking around. La pineada is beautiful and the hotel is right on the beach, am going again in october this year."
- Travel date: Mon 27th of March 2006
"We stayed at this hotel in 2003 and throughly enjoyed food, entertainment was brilliant lovely location, the staff and reps where so friendly also the hotel is situated just outside Salou which is lively of a night if that is what you want with a short bus ride to theme park. A fantastic view along the beach with a short walk to the water park. What more could you ask for. We are a family with young teenagers now and after a few years on other holidays are about to book
to go back to this hotel as we think its brilliant and can't wait to return. THE SPARK FAMILY-LIVERPOOL"
- Travel date: Thu 2nd of February 2006
loved it all
"i am 16 years old and i absolutely loved the hotel
i want to go back again. the staff was nice the nightlife was ok but could be better. the entertainment was great and the food was fantastico"
- Travel date: Tue 22nd of November 2005
"Excellent hotel. Food was fantastic plenty of choice the desserts were absolutely wonderful.
Staff and reps were great and all did a wonderful job.
Hotel is located right on the beach with no roads to cross.
Entertainment was great with different acts on every night that we were there, we were there for two weeks and never felt the need to go to any other bars as we enjoyed the entertainment provided by the hotel.
There was plenty going on to keep my 9yr old son occupied both day and night with organized games around the pool and kids clubs both daytime and evening.
Port aventura, costa caribe, aquapolis and barcelona were all easy to get to by bus just outside this hotel or by going on the organized reps trips.
We visited barcelona three times once for the city tour once to visit the nou camp and fountains and once to go and watch barcelona play. All were wonderful experiences.
I could highly recommend this hotel to anyone excellent location, clean, great food and great staff."
- Travel date: Sat 15th of October 2005
"Hi me and my partner Tracy stayed at this hotel and found it very clean good food and ideal location being more or less on the beach with a lovely cove for bathing the rooms are comfy and cleaned daily the staff in most areas of the hotel were very friendly especially the cleaners and the kitchen staff theres plenty shops nearby and a nice eating place Gordons english bar good beer and food well worth a visit i found the hotel entertainment good on evenings we stayed in.on the whole its a great hotel if you have kids but if your just a couple i found it a little noisy at night. we went in september as we thought there would be not so many kids there we were wrong : ) so like i said this hotel is perfect for familys but not really couples if you like a bit of piece and quiet."
- Travel date: Tue 4th of October 2005
"i've visited the donaire on several occasions with my 2 daughters aged 22 + 25 we had a boss time, food is good especially the carvery, buses run every 10mins to salou and of a night taxi's cost around 10-15 euros, GREAT VALUE! book now you wont regret it."
- Travel date: Sun 25th of September 2005
thumbs up for this hotel
"what can i say other than the hotel was lovely right on the beach the rooms were very clean cleaned daily with fresh towels provided every day! the food was very high standard. The only downside was there could have been more entertainment for the kids during the day, sometimes the pool and the beach wasnt enough for them. Would certainly go back again and would reccommend it to anyone."
- Travel date: Thu 8th of September 2005