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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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