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.
2 week stay with mother and daughter of 17. The coach transfer from Gerona airport to the hotel is roughly 45-60 minutes with no stops. Check in at the hotel is quick and easy but be prepared to pay a small tax for anyone over the ages of 16 i think?
Room: We had an average sized twin room with two single beds pushed together, dressing table, flat screen tv, mini fridge, en suite, balcony overlooking the pool, wardrobe and a safe for a small fee. We stayed in room 353 this year which overlooks the central pool and pool bar with a view of the beach and sea. When booking, request a pool or sea view room otherwise you may end up facing the car park. Cleaners come round every morning who do a fantastic job and always say hello to you when you walk past.
Food: The food has gone downhill this year, it is very repetitive and check that the meat is thoroughly cooked as some chicken from the grill was sometimes a little pink because it was a slightly thicker piece. Breakfast is from 7:45-10:15am where there is a selcetion of hot drinks, fruit juices, cereals, hot food, toast, fruit, pancakes, omelettes. Lunch is from 1-2pm which is a variety of hot foods, rolls, sandwich fillings, desserts etc. Dinner is from 6:30-10pm which is very similar to lunch but every Monday and Friday there are themed dinners; I recommend going to the gala dinner, it is the best night! The snack bar does food at a cost.. All inclusive guests can get toast,toasties, burgers, hot dogs, chips and cakes betwen certain times during the day. All inclusive finishes at 11pm so get your drinks in at about 10:45 to keep you going.
Entertainment: The animation team are amazing as we have seen every year we have visited with activities starting at 10:30am with the last one at 4:30pm with them going on every hour with different activities for kids, teenagers and adults ranging from aqua gym to tennis to water volleyball. They were all pretty much smiling all the time this year, they work very hard but a couple of them sometimes just need to think what they are saying and how other people can take it. Vanesa and Valerio definately are the most enthusiastic. They then carry on with a mini disco and games for the kids from 7:45pm in the main bar until the main show starts which could be a show put on my the team or an outside company. The live entertinament starts at 10 and usually finishes around 11 followed by music until 12:30pm.
Location: This hotel is located just a short walk over the road to the beach which is shingles unless you walk up further either direction. Pineda shops is about a 15 minute walk with touristy shops, Calella is the opposite direction with more local clothing and food shops. The train station is also located in Pineda which is just over an hour away from Barcelona for under â¬10 return each. If you want night life there are quite a few beach bars, bars and pubs around with a couple of nightclubs in Calella. I recommend Moloko and Tiare beach bars and Mama and Papa bar just round the corner from the hotel and the Bucaneer which is an English pub located in the street.
Definately will be returning next year for our 6th year!More
BeckieL, London, United Kingdom
Best hotel we've ever stayed in
A fantastic 2 week all inclusive holiday - everything about hotel was brilliant from rooms to food and entertainment. Six swimming pools - even a small zoo - all on site. All inclusive deal allowed us an amazing selection of drinks, icecreams and snacks. It was a 10 minute walk to shops and 15 minutes to the train station - 1 hour on train to Barcelona. The footballers in our group went to Barcelona football stadium for a tour - and also watched a match. Hotel entertainment catered well for all ages from morning till night - shows were excellent.More
karki2015, Oxford, United Kingdom
Returned today having spent 2 weeks at Taurus.Our 6th time!Excellent staff whatever their job and always smiling.In particular Kelli,Valerio, Vanessa,Ordilo, Juan(pool bar) and room 353 cleaner.Food is is ok and can be improved.Wonderful weather.We will be back next year!More
Debbie L, Surrey, United Kingdom
not up to scratch
The hotel is not up to 4* quality, the reception area is not air conditioned, the public toilets were not clean and the restaurant was like a cafeteria, no table cloths and sticky tables, the bedrooms and bathrooms could do with updating. WiFi was only available in the reaction area. Would definitely not go back.More
Frances M, Sutton, United Kingdom
Not bad for the kids!!
We have just returned from a week at this hotel with my 7 year old step daughter on All Inclusive. She thought it was great, fun things for her to do at the Thomson kids club in the day and some evenings as well as a great team of staff in the main hotel bar with face painting etc. Lots of pool space and the ability to go and get her own ice creams and slushies all day were the icing on the cake!! As for the adults, well the room was perfectly adequate and kept clean every day. The hotel was pleasant and the pool areas nice but a but chaotic (to be expected in august I expect) the food was hit and miss, some days better than others and it did feel a bit canteeny (expect to queue) but was pleasant if you could get a seat outside. All inclusive ended at 11pm which was a bit annoying when they wanted to charge me over 11 euros for a couple of amaretto and coke. Also it seemed all of the cocktails in the Habana bar were an additional 4 euros - they were nice tho!! People had their towels on the sun loungers early and even though there was signs regarding this nothing was done to discourage it by the hotel staff. Beach was nice and not too busy, the water was lovely and clear but it did get deep quickly. Surrounding area is quite quiet, we did a few trips out organised by Thomson, the catamaran trip was great, Marine land was a hit with the younger ones but a bit of a rip off in my opinion with lots of additional charges for sun loungers and lockers when you get there. I probably wouldn't go back but I know someone who would and that's the main thing!!)More