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.
Cool colours and complementary soft furnishings add an inviting atmosphere to these double rooms. Each room comes with a balcony and feature satellite TV, hairdryer and shower in the bath. Air-conditioning is available from June to September. These sleep 3 with 1 sofa-bed in the bedroom.
Cool colours and complementary soft furnishings add an inviting atmosphere to these single rooms. Each room comes with a balcony and feature satellite TV. Air-conditioning is available from May to October. These sleep 1.
Just spent a week at this hotel with my partner. Despite being together for four years this was our first proper abroad sun holiday together.
We booked with Thomson and despite the shockingly awful start of our flight being delayed for 24 hours, don't ask I'm trying to forget it happened, we finally arrived at the hotel.
First impressions of the hotel was the it looked alright, but not UK 4 star hotel, more a 3 star. But that's ok I had kind of expected that.
We were all inclusive and when we arrived we were ushered down to the snack bar, where they only served greasy burgers and chips etc, whilst the half boarders checked in.
Eventually checked in and went to room, which was basic but clean and tidy. I had previously read the reviews on here and had emailed ahead and asked for a high floor sea view room overlooking the quiet pool, we got 4th floor but all the other bits we got.
Food... OK. Not great but not terrible. Clearly cater for the unpicky masses.
Despite being all inclusive not all things are inclusive on the food and drink front, there are some things you have to pay extra for eg branded alcohols, ice-cream and certain other snacks.
If you're not a picky eater you won't go hungry that's for sure, but if you're more of a fine diner I suggest you eat out or stay at a 5 star.
Facilities were good. Outdoor pools nice and clean and plenty of sun beds. We stayed by the quiet pool where they didn't have day time entertainment which suited us, and there was a pool bar too.
Pool bar drinks served in plastic cups...some people on here have been anti this but given its an outdoor environment with people in bare feet having real glass that can break and cut I'd much prefer plastic, and there were plenty of bins.
There were a few other facilities too like tennis courts and indoor pool bubble didn't use these.
2 towns in either direction as a 5-10 minutes walk. Nice evening walks along the sea front.
Lots of places to sit and relax.
Overall nice holiday. Would we go back... I wouldn't say no but I'm not the type of person to keep going back to the same place every year.
Miss_DLD, Bearsted, United Kingdom
Enjoyable visit to Golden Taurus
A basic,clean bedroom with mountain views.The food,entertainment ,pools and public areas were very good.There was a good selection of food and over 10 days the choices were never repetitive.We stayed outside of school holidays so it was mainly adults.Excellent value as an all inclusive holidayMore
jacko562, Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Excellent hotel for family
Hotel staff were excellent, friendly and helpful.
English reps were poor.
Hotel was very airy and spacious.
Food was very good and plenty of it.
Evening entertainment was ok.
Day entertainment of badminton, cycling, football was great for me and my boys.
View from back of hotel (my room) was very good with mountains in the background. Hired bikes and went exploring.
Hotel is opposite the beach, which is poor: a bit stony and difficult to get into the sea (steep drop off and one big wave) but ok once in. 5 Euros for a sun lounger and 5 more for a parasol. Cost us 30 Euros to sit on the beach. No wonder it was empty. It's free in the hotel so we stayed by the hotel pool after that.
Easy link to Barcelona by train.More
Martin P, Stockport, United Kingdom
Good food but noisy restaurant . Excellent pools
As I single male I got a room nearly hidden where two arms of the hotel met and the sun couldn't reach - not much of a problem except when drying washing !It was on the ground floor and spacious and quiet but the bathroom's telephone shower flooded the room when I bumped against it so I bathed sitting down and could do my laundry at the same time !It was great value for money for a single person and I was able to join in the quiizes in English in the Habana bar and enjoy Neil James' on keyboards and vocals reviving my favourite tunes while sipping the free wine - which probably explain why I didn't win the quiz . The choice of food was a bit repetitive but I had fish twice a day and gained 2 pounds over the week . I strolled to the street market and nearby town of Calella where there were more shops than in Pineda . I went to Barcelona on the train and enjoyed the city museum with its underground roman city. Returning I got the wrong train from platform one twice - look for Mataro and change there or Blanes and don't expect the locals to always give good advice when asked if "este tren es para Pineda ? My other trip was a coach tour of Secret Catalunia - after 1.5 hours collecting us from the hotels we went to a highpoint for the view but it was a bit misty , then to a charming small old town called Rupit . When our German/ French/English -speaking guide asked who would rather not go across the swing bridge I was happy to but the others had a longer road round .It was very atmospheric but included some steep ascents not suitable for some of us . Next we had a free lunch a fewer minutes away and we were the last coach but they served pasta , stew and ice cream and coffee and the wine flowed .We then drove to the superbly preserved fortress town of Besalu with a castle defensible bridge entrance and some great views of the river which encircled the town . Not too steep and a noddy train from the car park to the centre could be used . Warm weather , heavy rain once or twice and a pool with a Jacuzzi all helped to make the overcrowded restaurant and noisy foreigners tolerable .More
Good bad review
Good all-round hotel food very good cleanliness of hotel very good. Waiters also very good entertainment not bad. Entertainment team poor. Thompson rep very bad. Day before we left I ask about airport transfer, they even had to ask who I was.When I told them they said that they had not heard of me. Not good at all.More