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.
Available from May 2017. Designed for 3 to 11-year-olds, our Kids’ Clubs by 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 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.
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.
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.
I must admit I wasn't expecting too much as it was an inexpensive holiday but the hotel was clean, the food was very good. plenty of sunbeds and the entertainment was brilliant, the golden team go out of there way to make the kids happy, I cant give an opinion on the adult entertainment as I never used it. If your looking for somewhere to keep your kids happy this is the place also the free broadband.More
First family holiday
Okay, so we've been looking forward to this holiday for over 12 months. Arrival to Costa Brava airport was nice, clean, nice staff, Thompson staff at the airport lovely and the coach drivers were brilliant. my little one was having a bit of trouble with the airport procedure alot of waiting around for an excited 3 year old but they spoke to her and even managed to make her laugh. our transfer time was just shy of an hour this was with 2 drop offs before ours. not a bad journey really either. First impressions of the hotel - lovely, big but very well presented. Clean inside, lovely staff on check in and the security guard was very helpful and couldn't do enough. The room we had for 2 adults and one child was spacious. It was equipped with a fridge *not stocked but great to store bottles of pop and water in for when all inclusive finished* very clean, the maids did a wonderful job of cleaning the room everyday. Slightly disappointed about the fact that when we booked the hotel page had 'air conditioning' as one of their selling points - we thought fantastic as our little girl is only 3 if it gets hot we can whack that on - wrong, we got into the room, put the air con on and went out. came back and the room was boiling! we asked about this to be told air con doesn't come on until June. I feel this maybe needs altering on their booking that air con is seasonal. The hotel food wasn't amazing - very samey - but my other half enjoyed the steak and the burger night they did and I like pasta so didn't mind eating that for tea. We did however make full use of the snack bar toasties and hot dogs when it was available for all inclusive. That brings me onto my next point - we booked all inclusive, upon discovering its not quite as 'all inclusive' as you think. Cocktails if youre anything like myself are my favourite - these aren't all inclusive you get to have 'the golden cocktail' which is like the one of the day which seems to have been out of pina colada, sex on the beach, tequila sunrise and green lagoon rotated throughout the week. if you want certain drinks for example an irish coffee this you would have to substitute 2eur but if you ask for a coffee and then a glass of wiskey cream hey presto irish coffee that is all inclusive. branded spirits aren't included in the all inclusive so if you want Malibu its coconut liquor if you want baileys its whiskey cream etc. the snack bar is onl available at certain times to those all inclusive it was 10-1 then 4-6 then 10-11 when all inclusive finished at 11pm. Make sure you get 2/3 bottles of water before the all inclusive finishes as youll have to pay for these after that. we went in the beginning of May so getting a sun bed wasn't a problem which was nice as we also weren't crampd and overlooked by the person on the next bed. Hotel entertainment was brilliant! The golden animation team were faultless, the way they were with the kiddies was great, so much so my LG is still asking to go back to Mini disco a week after weve come home. Their shows are equally as good and theres visible effort gone in to make it all work and come together. The Thomson guys were great and aswell great with the children. There is soft play by the indoor pool - this came in handy for the first 5 rainy days of our holiday. The indoor pool is clean, warm (ish) and plenty of beds and chairs for spectators and for your stuff. the staff were lovely, very friendly, remembered our favourite drinks and just kept bringing us more when we had finished. all in all we did enjoy our first family holiday - I am however undecided as to weather I would return. one last point which I think is worth mentioning - Tourist tax! this is payable for the first 7days of your travel, it is about 99cents per person over 16years of age and Is payable when you re-claim your passports. We knew nothing about this, it wasn't mentioned on booking, it wasn't mentioned when we handed our passports over and it was cleverly missed out by the very chatty rep on the way to the hotel. This I think needs to be made more clear, weather on booking or during the information meeting etc. it was a shock to us but at least we had means to pay some people may not have.More
I came with my family first time here and I was amazed the hotel was so clean.staff polite and helpful .food good.everything was so cheep you get what you pay for wow I loved it here and will come back.its in great location with plenty to do we went by train twice to Barcelona never visited two places on one hoilday.the entertainment team were great my grandson loved it something to watch every nite I'm still singing the mascot song it's a great family hotelMore
Enjoyed holiday short flight of 2 hours 25 mins to Girona Spain plus 35 mins transfer time
The hotel is wonderful, the food is plentiful and well cooked, the staff are the best we have ever had in any hotel, the rooms are a good size and the whole place is kept exceptionally clean. it is in a quiet location, but there is the wally train that runs every half hour to pineda or callela from outside the hotel,and is 1.80 single, 3.00 return, it can also take you to the train station, and a taxiwill cost around 7 euros, it takes about 10-15 mins to walk to pineda high street and about 20 mins to callela. the pools, are kept spotless, but are freezing, so beware jumping in !!
The hotel and staff are wonderful, they also cater wonderfully for disabled guests as well." they helped me and contacted the Dialysis hospital and confirmed my arrival and the pick up by ambulance for Mon, Wed, & Friday,
Good For: Beach
Good For :Travel by high speed rail Pineda Station to Barcelona.
Was OK but did not meet expectations!
My wife and I have just returned from a 6 night stay at The Golden Taurus Park Resort. The weather was great which always plays a huge part in our holiday. Firstly, I do not believe that this hotel is classed as 4star. I have stayed in many 4star hotels and this one is a 3star at best. We found many pros with this hotel but many cons too.
I shall start with the cons. The hotel is located on the border of Pineda de Mar and Callea. A railway line and a busy main road is located towards the front of the hotel which is very noisy. A train comes past every 15 - 20 mins and pretty much always honks its horn around 6am. The area itself was a complete let down as graffiti tagged walls seem to be legal as it is everywhere. The room is quite small with wood chip walls, a bit dated but not tired. the bathroom is im afraid as the tiles had hair line cracks where mould is starting to set in. We had our balcony door open on many occasions and sometimes had a waft of sewage come into the room which was not very pleasant. There is no tea or coffee making facilities in the room and every 4star hotel I have stayed in had this as standard. The towels are a little on the course side but clean and fresh nether the less.
Pros - The hotel itself is very clean and our room was cleaned everyday without fail. This hotel is massive and we were a little worried about getting a sun bed but to my surprise, we found many empty all day long. Free wifi was a huge plus so we could surf the web and contact friends and family without getting stung with roaming charges. We even found the wifi to work around the pool area. The food was ok but not fantastic, breakfast was the best meal as you could get these monster omelets with your choice of fillings. We stayed on a half board basis and we got free house wine and water with our evening meal. There was always something going on as the entertainment team busted a gut to keep most of the children and adults entertained. The hotel reception staff were friendly as too were maids, the waiting and the bar staff.
To sum it all up, I cant really complain too much as this was a really really cheap getaway. I do not think I would return to this hotel unless they move the railway line and the government does something about the graffiti tagged walls that is on virtually every bare wall on the Costa Brava.More