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Top Marks for Family Hotels in Spain

With the school holidays a matter of months off, lots of families are already on the search for a summer break. And if Spain’s performance in the 2012 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards earlier this year is anything to go by, the destination is all geared up for family getaways.

As Spanish website ABC outlines here, no fewer than 5 Spanish hotels made it into TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Hotels for Families in Europe category, as well as picking up awards elsewhere. And the best news is, all 5 are part of the Thomson programme, so we want to say a huge thank you to our customers for rating them so highly.

The story itself is in Spanish, so to save you translating, we’ve rounded up the 5 hotels in question here. Just click the links to find out more about them, or to book your next break.

1. Protur Aparthotel Bonaire – Cala Bona, Majorca

Protur Aparthotel BonaireThe Protur Aparthotel Bonaire swept the board in the 2012 Travellers’ Choice Awards. As well as being the No.2 hotel for families in Europe, it was also voted the best family hotel in Spain, and the 5th best family hotel in the world. It’s easy to see why it did so well. There’s a big, river-style pool, a splash park where children can play on chutes and a pirate ship, and evening entertainment that ticks off everything from talent shows to mini-discos.

2. Aparthotel Playa Mar – Puerto Pollensa, Majorca

aparthotel playa marThe Aparthotel Playa Mar is in a first class location, right by Puerto Pollensa’s collection of sandy coves – the main beach is a 20-minute stroll. The hotel itself is home to a brand new splash park with crab and cow-shaped slides, and a swimming pool that comes with a section dedicated to little ones. In the evening, you can eat at the newly-revamped buffet restaurant, and take in live shows at the new entertainment theatre.

3. Hipotel Aparthotel Coma Gran – Sa Coma, Majorca

Hipotel Aparthotel Coma Gran – Sa Coma, MajorcaYou know a hotel’s good when people return year after year. Past guests of the Coma Gran rate the spacious apartments, pool with open-air bar, and 6-days-a-week Kids’ Club. Children have also got their own pool and playground. On top of that, it’s in a really convenient location just footsteps from Sa Coma Beach, whose shallow water is ideal for families.

4. Hotel Golden Avenida Suites – Salou, Costa Dorada

Hotel Golden AvenidaIt’s the pool that hogs the limelight at the Golden Avenida Suites. It’s huge, and younger guests have one of their own to splash about in. If you want even more space in the water, PortAventura – Spain’s biggest theme park – is a short ride away on the bus. And to top it all off, the rooms at the hotel have been given a glossy new makeover, and come with minifridges and flatscreen satellite TVs.

5. Cala d’Or Playa Apartments – Cala d’Or, Majorca

Cala d'Or Playa ApartmentsLast but not least are the Cala d’Or Playa Apartments. They’ve been designed with families in mind, so you can count on a splash park and adventure playground. You won’t be able to resist the big pool, either. The apartments also get a gold star for location – they’re just a 10-minute walk from soft-sanded Cala Esmeralda Beach, and 15 minutes from the town’s restaurants and bars.

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  1. kt2tk@hotmail.com' Brown

    Hi, my wife is coeliac and we r going to use the lounge with premium seats booking and wonder if there will b anything for her to eat, when we used another lounge they catered for her, so hopefully this will b ok forbhet

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    • daniel.oneill@thomson.co.uk' Daniel Oneill

      Hello, Which airport are you travelling from? I’ll be able to see if I can provide you with the direct email for the Lounge to see if they can cater your wife’s needs. ^Daniel

  2. gharmon53@hotmail.com' Mrs Harmon

    Ref 1667568. We have booked a holiday to cancun, and we upgraded our seats to premier class, one of the advantages being we could pre book seats as we wanted to ensure we sat together. When I visited the website to manage our account and book seats according to the flight plan there were no seats available!!!! I contacted our travel company to ask for their assistance. They received a convoluted story about not wanting to release all seats on line ( I would like to know how many were in fact available ) however he did allocate seats that were not together and informed us that we could get them changed at the airport!!!! Silly question, but why would you not allocate seats together, this was a completely pointless exercise. You would be as well cancelling these seats and we will take our chances at the airport.

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    • daniel.oneill@thomson.co.uk' Daniel Oneill

      Hello, I have checked your booking reference and can see that there are additional seats available but again these are not in locations which are located next to one another. I can see you have been assigned seats behind one another and are in more desirable locations. You can ask at the check in desk to see if they are able to reallocate your seating but I must add this isn’t guaranteed. ^Daniel

  3. k.p.schoe@hotmail.co.uk' Keighley schofield

    Hi, i have booked a holiday online with thomsons today (1/7/15), however as the payment was going through , it timed out and left me with no booking reference or booking confirmation!
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    • daniel.oneill@thomson.co.uk' Daniel Oneill

      Hello, If you can email cares@thomson.co.uk with the details of your holiday a member of the team will be able to take a look into this for you. ^Daniel

  4. sharon.tomlinsonst@gmail.com' Sharon Tomlinson

    Hi, we are flying to Thailand in november and have booked premium,i know that the lounge is included but do we need to book a time slot ?

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    • daniel.oneill@thomson.co.uk' Daniel Oneill

      Hello Sharon, You will be able to use the lounge when check in opens for your flight on the day. This means you’ll be able to use the lounge 3 hours prior to travel. ^Daniel

  5. gillyw70@hotmail.com' P Clarke

    Booking ref 2111/415126
    The holiday was 26 May to 9 June and I still haven’t received my apd refund of £142, I’ve tried ringing your contact number but it goes on to say the office is closed and hangs up, even when I ring it between 8-5. Please can you advise when I can expect a refund, I was advised in April it would be soon and it’s 1st July today.
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    • gemma.walters@thomson.co.uk' Gemma Walters

      Hi, I am sorry to hear you’ve not yet received your refund. I have looked at your booking and can see this is pending. I have now raised this and the refund has been actioned. Thank you for your patience. ^Gemma

  6. beachino@hotmail.com' scott geddes

    hi

    we are flyin to Salou with 2 kids on 05/09/2015. are we entitled to child air tax refund?

    Booking reference is 2666/570066, flight reference 4234537

    regards
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    • gemma.walters@thomson.co.uk' Gemma Walters

      Hi Scott, Looking at your booking I cannot see this has been refunded. I will get this raised with the relevant team. Thank you for your continued patience. ^Gemma

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    To David Burling ceo, dear sir we booked a cruise on 24/1/15, at your broughtonchesterretail park branch paid our deposit with Darren the so called cruise expert checked all the details and the left . We Checked our details on Saturday morning only to find that your employee had made a mistake and printed the wrong dates and times off and your branch manager has admitted it is Thompsons fault so we have lost our cruise and flights as we cannot fly on the dates your employee should have booked we have all the documents so where does that leave us are we to be compensated and also your branch manager said to us would we like to book a cruise for next year you can imagine how upset we are . I wonder if I put all this on social media what your customers about to book with Thompsons would think !! Your branch manager promise to ring us back after contacting head office we are still waiting he had not even been in touch with us please please will you sort out the terrible mistake your company has made we await your response.

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    • gemma.walters@thomson.co.uk' Gemma Walters

      Hi Karen, I am sorry to hear this. Can you please provide me with your booking details so we can look into this and chase with your store. Can you send this through email to cares@thomson.co.uk Thank you. ^Gemma

  9. lynn-nash@hotmail.co.uk' Lynn Nash

    Would it be possible to advise me when the prices and availability of your villa holidays are ready to book for 2016

    Thank you for your help

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    • gemma.walters@thomson.co.uk' Gemma Walters

      Hi Lynn, Unfortunately a date has not been confirmed as of yet. ^Gemma

  10. cutepetal2005@hotmail.co.uk' Melissa bazeley

    Hi here are the complementary drinks as and when you want or is it just when the trolley goes by thanks

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    • gemma.walters@thomson.co.uk' Gemma Walters

      Hi Melissa, The drinks service on long haul economy cabin are complimentary. In the economy cabin there will be the 2 normal drinks/bar service and customers can have soft and alcoholic drinks from this cart. There will also be water services and then passengers can choose between tea, coffee, wine or water with the meal service too. If customers do require another drink aside from the bar services, they can go to the galley and as long as there is a member of staff that is free from doing other duties, they will be able to get another drink. Hope this answers your enquiry. Thank you ^Gemma

  11. jade.johns@live.com' Jade johns

    Hello. Do you do wedding at the blue lagoon princess ? We will be looking to get married September 2016.
    Thank you

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    • chantelle.sambrook@thomson.co.uk' Chantelle Sambrook

      Hi Jade, Unfortunately we do not offer Weddings at Blue Lagoon Princess. Please feel free to take a look at the gorgeous hotels we offer here – po.st/tavnbR.

  12. nigelsgamble@gmail.com' Nigel Gamble

    I have booked a holiday through you, booking ref, 3002367 departing this Saturday.

    I do not appear to have been refunded the air passenger duty I paid for my son who is aged 10.

    Please can you confirm when this will be done.

    Thank you

    Nigel Gamble

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    • gemma.walters@thomson.co.uk' Gemma Walters

      Hi Nigel, APD refunds are for all bookings that booked before the 08th December. Bookings that were made after this date were already adjusted to reflect the APD amount. ^Gemma

  13. robertstrbrts@aol.com' tracy roberts

    Can you please tell me is the suite princess still going to be adults only in june 2016 had a fantastic holiday there this june but heard a rumor that it might be going to be family hotel instead

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    • chantelle.sambrook@thomson.co.uk' Chantelle Sambrook

      Hi Tracy, Hotel Suite Princess in Gran Canaria will only remain adult’s-only until April 2016.

  14. tia@tiastreasures.net' Tia

    I am writing on behalf of myself Tia age 10, my Mum Lisa and a group of Friends who are fundraising to raise funds for a specialist wheelchair for a 4 year old local boy who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which is a progressive disease with no cure therefore life expectancy is dramatically shortened.

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    • chantelle.sambrook@thomson.co.uk' Chantelle Sambrook

      Hi Tia, I’m sorry to advise, we can’t help with individual requests for support because we’re committed to partnerships with a number of charities through our fundraising programme. We support: Tommy’s, The Family Holiday Association and Born Free Foundation. In addition, Thomson Airways staff nominate a charity local to where they’re based, to help through collections on our flights. Nevertheless, we wish you the best with your fundraising.

  15. GAllen@educ.somerset.gov.uk' Mrs G Allen

    Looking for Christmas holiday in the carribbean , have to be back to work on 4.1.16.
    Ideally leave from Bristol/Exeter from 22.12.15 for 10 nights.

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    • gemma.walters@thomson.co.uk' Gemma Walters

      Hi Mrs Allen, I am sorry but we are unable to provide prices due to fluctuation. Please visit our website http://www.thomson.co.uk for the latest prices and availability. Thank you ^Gemma

  16. freddiewoolland@msn.com' F Woolland

    I’ve just tried to check in for my flight tomorrow with my girlfriend. Flying from Gerona to London. We’ve been told repeatedly over the past hour that check in is not open yet. This is not a drama if we are able to check in at the airport tomorrow at no extra cost and can sit next to each other. Please acknowledge this message as confirmation that we have tried to check in but cannot on account of a faulty system. Thanks.

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    • gemma.walters@thomson.co.uk' Gemma Walters

      Hi, I am sorry for the delay in our response. Due to the recent incident in Tunisia we were prioritising these. We do hope you are having a wonderful holiday. ^Gemma

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