This place gives you four pools to choose between – and it’s right on the beach, too.
This hotel does well for pools – there are three good-sized outdoor ones, and they have tropical features like wooden bridges and waterfalls. On the dining front, there are theme nights at the buffet place.
The hotel overlooks Pineda de Mar’s pretty sand-and-shingle beach. And even though you’re in a quiet spot, it’s still just a 10-minute walk to the town’s shops and restaurants.
Designed for 3 to 11 year olds, Thomson Kids’ Club offers 2 hours of activities, 5 or 6 days a week. And that includes at least 3 evenings. It’s split into sections, with Tots for 3 to 5 year olds, Team for 6 to 8s, and Tribe for 9 to 11s. Best of all, most kids’ clubs activities are completely free. And outside of peak season, there are parent and toddler sessions 3 days a week, too. For your peace of mind, all Thomson Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times.
Light and airy these twin rooms sleep up to three. Cool calm colours and striped soft furnishings create a relaxing atmosphere. Air-conditioning is available from June to September. And cots are also available on request.
I would like to say a massive thank you to the wonderful Lauren & Sarah at the Golden Taurus Park Resort in Pineda der Mar, Spain. Our boys Noah and Dylan have had an amazing time in the kids club for the past week (the chocolate party was a huge hit!) These ladies are a real credit to Thomson Holidays! On the first day we went to fill in the registration forms and on Noah's form, we wrote that he has Aspergers Syndrome, a form of Autism, and explained to Lauren a little about him, she was completely unfazed by this which was fantastic. Due to the small numbers of children in the older children's clubs, she said Noah could be in the group with his little brother Dylan so he wouldn't be on his own. Lauren and Sarah seemed to recognise really early on that giving Noah responsibility was important and made him the "helper" - everyday he was so proud that he had helped out with the younger children and had loads of fun at the same time. They did a great selection of activities over the week - painting, crafting, games and dancing plus loads more. They've come home with certificates and artwork plus some lovely presents they received at the TTD party on the last night. They had an amazing week! Thank you so much Lauren and Sarah, the boys miss you already. We hope to visit you again one day. XxxMore
Brilliant Family Holiday
My family (2 adults, 9 year old boy and 3 year old boy) stayed at this hotel between 26th September and 3rd October. We stayed in a family suite on the first floor.
We arrived at the hotel just after midday and we were given a voucher to go and get something to eat and drink before checking in. We were told to put our luggage in the luggage room and make our way to the snack bar. When we got in there the staff were very patiently explaining to several people what was available from the menu. We ordered our food and drink which was made to order; the food was very nice and my wife was very impressed with the cocktail she had!
Check in was very easy and quick. We had to pay a small local tax which was shown on our booking as soon as we made it, I'm not sure how other people missed it - it really isn't much.
The room we stayed in was right at the end of the corridor so we didn't get any noise from anyone walking past which was nice. We did have a road right next to us but we didn't really hear anything. The room had 2 single beds in the "main" room with a bedroom with a double bed. The rooms are basic but have everything you need (who really needs tea and coffee in an all-inclusive hotel room in Spain?!) The beds are quite firm and I found them quite uncomfortable but my sons both slept very well every night.
Rooms are cleaned daily and the maids are very good at their job - our room was spotless everyday and we always had everything we needed. I've read some reviews of people moaning about the towels - they get you dry, what else do you really expect?
The restaurant is quite hectic at the busiest times but this is to be expected really. There was always somewhere to sit and you had a choice of sitting inside or out. You are not allowed to bring drinks into the restaurant from the bar and a waiter will come and take an order from you when you sit down. However they only come to you for one drink throughout your meal which is possibly something they could look to improve. You don't have to queue up to sign a receipt for your drink after your meal - they will just ask you to sign it when you come in next. The food was always varied and very nice. My family never went hungry at all. My wife is vegetarian and always found something decent for her meals.
There are 3 inside bars - the main bar, the snack bar and another near the shop which we never went into as I believe it is an adult only bar. The main bar and the snack bar are both excellent. The main bar has all the evening entertainment and the snack bar has a more relaxed feel to it - they were often showing sports and the bar staff would happily have a conversation about whatever game was on. There are 2 outside bars near the swimming pools which you always got served at quickly.
We only stayed for the kids disco twice as our sons were usually far too tired but they absolutely loved it. I caught a bit of the entertainment for the adults as I popped in to get a drink to take back to our room and it seemed decent enough and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.
Our son's both went to the Thomson kids club most days - my 9 year old was allowed to go to the same one as his brother as there were not that many other children in the hotel at the time. They both enjoyed every second of being in there - Sarah and Lauren really are a credit to Thomson.
We wanted to visit Barcelona on the train one day and asked for some information re train times at reception - we were given 2 print-outs of outgoing and return train times, a massive map of Barcelona and the receptionist happily advised us where the places we wanted to visit are located. I explained that my sons and I wanted to see the Nou Camp and my youngest wanted to see the penguins in the Aquarium and she explained the best way to travel between the two places and what the amount should be in a taxi should we wish to take one to ensure we didn't get ripped off. The train station is about a 10 minute walk away - come out of the hotel, turn left, over the bridge, straight over the roundabout and it's on the right. Cost for a return to Barcelona is 9,80 Euro. Trains to Barcelona travel in the direction of the hotel.
Overall, this is an excellent hotel, only reason I didn't mark as a 5 is because of the beds being pretty uncomfortable and the drink situation - having to sign a receipt after every order does get a bit tedious after about the 4th day. The staff are all fantastic and can't do enough for you. We'd happily return here one day.More
BenAndDonna, Farnham, United Kingdom
Very nice hotel.everywhere very clean,food very good lots of choice.reception staff excellent really helpful and friendly,in fact all staff were great, we really missed Renata went she went home to Latvia.children very well catered for,kids clubs entertainment,ice creams,food etc.Great location. Travelled in a party of 5 adults, definately returning in 2016 with the Granson.entertainment staff very good not to pushy but always smiling and talking to you.better than some 5 star hotels we have stayed in. Kelly helpful on reception also.More
Dalbirt B, Derby, United Kingdom
Very good hotel reasonably priced. Food was good. Gets a bit hectic in the dining room but you can expect that as there are always a lot of guests as it is so popular. There are quite a few different companies use this hotel. Very handy for the train in Pineda or Calella. Easy to get to Barcelona,Figurereas( Salvador Dali Museum) also Gerina which is another lovely City to explore. A really good holiday to explore the Costa Brava.More
Anne S, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Worst 4 Star Hotel Ever
This hotel is definitely not a 4 star hotel. If you have ever been to a good standard 4 star hotel, then do not expect the same service, food, cleanliness, helpfulness, entertainment at this hotel.
On arrival DO NOT expect tea and coffee in your room because there is none. Yes this is a 4 star hotel with no tea and coffe making facilities. Even a basic bed and breakfast has tea and coffee in the room. You do have a fridge but waste of time as there is nothing in there even though we were all inclusive.
Also on arrival be prepared to pay â¬7 euros each to check in, which was not mentioned anywhere in our tour operators brochure. If you want a drink at the hotel on arrival, in the early hours of the morning, then be prepared to pay for it as long as the snack bar or bars are not closed, if they are then no drinks are available.
This hotel is next to a main trainline, and there is not much to do in the close town centre so you are really stuck with evening entertainment in the hotel if you can put up with it!!.
Basically there really isn't any evening entertainment as the children's entertainment goes on from 8.30pm til 10pm and then adults have entertainment from 10pm to 11pm which is not the best, then to top this, the bar for all inclusive closes at 11pm. So the only entertainment is to go to your room to maybe watch some tv but don't bother as there are only 2 English channels, one is the news channel and the other just keeps scrambling. So other than this then you could sit in the lounge areas to try and use the wifi connection which is very slow and not available in the rooms.
The restaurant staff are miserable, unhelpful and will take time coming to your table to get drinks for you. But don't expect more than one drink as the staff will not return to offer more, as they are more concerned about clearing tables and sweeping the floor whilst you are still eating. The food is very bland, warm and uninviting. Very very occasionally there was a reasonable variety and something nice to eat. Do not expect to sit and have a tea or coffee after your meal as this is not offered or available either. There is no antibacterial cleaning dispensers anywhere or on entering the restaurant.
The maids do not know how to clean a room, let alone leave the right products such as toilet roll and towels. They will also enter your room even if you have "Do not disturb " sign on the door. The suite room is not a suite, just to single beds and the towels are rough and beds uncomfortable.
The room only has to plugs in it, one in the bathroom and one in the bedroom. There is no dressing table mirror and the lighting is bad so you have to do your hair and makeup standing in the bathroom.
The hotel has a great idea to have its deliveries at 6.45 - 7.00 in the morning delivered on loud metal trolley/pallet truck if you are in rooms on the left side of the hotel (room 383) then don't expect any sleep as this is every other day, plus you have the trainline and the lift shaft keeping you awake. Then on top of all this they decide to jet wash the pool area at the same time in the morning. Would it not be more helpful to jetwash the pool area around 6pm when it is not in use.
If you do go all inclusive be prepared to sign a receipt for everything you request i.e drinks, including hot water, water, milk, as you can not just get a drink and walk away without signing. If you want any drink from soft to alcohol in the restaurant then you get a ticket and then have to queue to leave the restaurant for about 5 - 10 minutes before you can leave. If you don't sign they chase you the next day for a signature. The drinks are confusing as you can have sangria for free on all inclusive but you can not order a litre at dinner as you will have to pay 3 euros extra or you could order two halve litres for free which makes no sense at all.
If you wish to keep your valuables safe then for ten days holiday this will cost you 30 euros plus an extra 10 euros deposit which the deposit will be given back to you. Also if you want to change your room they will charge you an extra 10 euros per night and move to the other side of the hotel to listen to a peacock "squawking" in the early hours.
Thank god the lady on reception was helpful telling us how to catch the train to get out of this hotel.
If you are a couple looking for a 4 star hotel with entertainment and relaxation then please do NOT book this hotel as you will be very very disappointed.More