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.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Local and some branded alcoholic and soft drinks until 23.00. Snacks 10.00-13.00, 16.00-18.00 and 22.00-23.00.
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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Kids’ Club by TUI Family Life for 3 to 11 year olds
Available from May 2017. Designed for 3 to 11-year-olds, our Kids’ Clubs by TUI Family Life offer daytime activities, five times a week. To ensure all activities suit your little and not-so-little ones, we’ve split the Clubs into age groups and tailored the activities for each. Just like in our TUI Family Life resorts, there’s Bamse Club for 3 to 5-year-olds and @611 Club for 6 to 11-year olds, so you and your kids get a taste of the full experience. For your peace of mind, all of our Kids’ Club team are trained to UK standards by TUI, and have undergone relevant checks.
3 outdoor pools
The terraces are dotted with palm trees and lined with sunbeds and parasols. Towels are also available for a deposit.
Daytime activity programme
There's loads going on all day, with a full programme of sports and activities. Bike excursions, films, water volleyball and games really are just a small selection of what's on offer.
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Double Room with Sea View, Pool View and Balcony
Twin Room with Balcony and Interconnecting Room
Cool colours and complementary soft furnishings add an inviting atmosphere to these twin rooms. Each room comes with a balcony and feature satellite TV. Air-conditioning is available from June to September. They have a double bedroom with an interconnecting door to a second bedroom with twin beds. These sleep 3 with 1 extra bed in the bedroom. To book these rooms, you'll need to request two twin interconnecting rooms.
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Not so baby orientated, quiet resort.
Just got back from a weeks stay at the Golden Taurus. Overall the hotel is nice, clean, three pools but there were a few issues the hotel should look at as a 'family' hotel. The room isn't equipped with a kettle. This is frustrating for someone who not only likes a brew but is needed for warming up a baby's bottle. I tried to hire a kettle from reception but all were out at the time. Luckily, one of the Thomson reps managed to sort one mid week. Noisiest, uncomfortable creaky bed in room 272, one roll over would wake our sleeping baby in the cot next to us. The onsite supermarket sells tat and inflatables. No essentials. Like baby milk. My husband walked approx 30 mins to larger supermarket - still no formula! (Stage 1, nothing fancy). In the end we switched our baby onto cows milk. If you have a baby under 1yrs old, make sure you pack a tin of formula and a kettle. Food: children don't like change. When I saw the children's buffet I thought 'great' but only to be greeted by chicken nuggets (puréed chicken slop filling) and fish fingers (puréed fish filling). Hideous. The other food was all ok, nothing that stood out as a good meal to be honest. Distinct lack of paella or other Spanish offerings. Silly things like limited bananas and no strawberries (in Spain!). Resort: ok so we booked knowing it's quiet but too quiet for our taste. Walked into Pineda, seemed to be a hotel resort, no restaurants that we could find just hotels selling toasties, baguettes... Walked into Callela and whilst it's great for clothes shopping again we couldn't find a restaurant. Ate at a cafe called El Raco de L'Esglesia and ordered seafood paella in an attempt to eat Spanish food, it was the blandest paella I've ever eaten. Beach: just across the road from the hotel, under the underpass. Take your beach shoes, it's a mix of shale/shingle. Oh and €18 for two sun beds and a parasol. Facilities: my son attended the chocolate party hosted by Thomson and had a great time. He also enjoyed the park area. Shame there was nowhere my baby could crawl on the park, especially as there were playhouses she couldn't access. All inclusive cocktails: the AI 'cocktail of the day' has zero alcohol in it. Out of curiosity I ordered a Pina Colada and paid for it €3 and it was much better! Bit of a con.More
Absolutely fabulous holiday
We have just arrived back from an amazing holiday. Fabulous place , lovely staff, rooms where lovely. My daughter loved the pools as we did too. The thomson reps where there everyday if you needed anything. Loads of activities for the children, we couldn't fault anything. Actually planning our next holiday there in 2018. We can't wait, highly recommended. More
Great hotel but !!!
Just return from this great hotel, large modern bedrooms, 3 outdoor pools plus 2 kiddie pools and an indoor pool. Good kid clubs run by both the hotel & Thomsons. A very impressive entrance hall and games room. Plenty of daytime activities, great animation team and a very friendly and helpful staff as were the Thomson reps. But the downside the beds were incredibly hard ( like sleeping on concrete) the hotel offered toppers to go the the matteress, we had 2 but it made very little difference the single beds however were nice and soft. Then there was the food a subject that is subjective, breakfast both bacon and sausages were not cooked enough nor was the back, there was only. 1 rotary toaster and a toaster hence long queues which was the same for fried eggs, the selection for the midday and evening meals was poor, chicken on the griddle every night with long queues(10 minute wait) also the pudding selection was poor and repetitive. We were all inclusive and the drinks were good as was the ice creams and snack bar, not much more I can say except I won't be going back. But that said a lovely hotel and wonderful staffMore
Fantastic hotel lots to do!
We stayed at this hotel for a week from Saturday 3rd June 2017, We had an early flight and found ourselves at the hotel at around 10am. We were immediately addressed by the reception manager advising that we can either check straight in or if we were all inclusive we could go straight into the restaurant for food. After check in we got to the room and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the room. Once we had unpacked we spent the first day by the pool (there are literally hundreds of sunbeds). The hotel has 4 pools, there is an in door pool with Jacuzzi, one is a big "quiet" pool where you could relax and just have a drink in the sun. The other 2 main pools are in the "activity" area where every day there was loads going on in and out of the water including water polo, volleyball, darts and other stage games and even a poker table. The day around the activity pool is ran by the amazing animation team! There was 10 of them in total and all did a fantastic job in providing constant entertainment. The hotel also has an on site petting zoo, tennis court, shooting / archery range, football pitch, mini golf course and a play area for the kids. The evening entertainment was so good that we spent most nights in the hotel. some of the shows like mama mia and broadway were performed by the animation team and some like the magic show and the Michael Jackson tribute was performed by professional companies. The food was really good with a range of different styles to suit everyone (although i basically lived on the pizza as it was soo good!) There is so much praise I could give this hotel but literally don't have the time or space to type it all out! Overall a 10/10 experience.More
Fabulous Family Holiday
Stayed here Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th June, with my little 3 year old son and my parents. The hotel is excellent and is 100% targeted towards families. We went half board, the breakfast options were great each day (buffet style), and for evening meal each night there were lots of options, though my boy opted for pasta most nights! The waiters/waitresses were very attentive, bringing you drinks and always with a smile on their faces. We stayed in room 4006, a family room, it was spotless with a wonderful view of the sea and the pool area. The balconies are safe and the two joining rooms both have en-suite bathrooms and a fridge is also in the room. The entertainment team worked tirelessly and we thank them, especially for the fantastic evening disco that they put on each night for the kids and also the excellent musicals from broadway show. The pool areas were spotless with more than enough sunbeds. We hired towels from reception, around 2 euro per day. The toddler pool is excellent and very safe. Though all kids including my son were running around with the huge waterguns you can buy from the onsite shop, causing chaos ha We are already planning on revisiting next year, but this time will probably go all inclusive. Only real recommendation was that I went to look at the onsite kiddies club with my son. I am unsure of the childcare rules in Spain but there was only one rep with about 10-15 children, a ratio that is not allowed in the UK, needless to say we did not stay in the kiddies club! Overall I highly recommend this hotel, it is spotless and everyone was friendly. Great memories of a first holiday away for my little boy!More
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