This place gives you 4 pools to choose between – and it’s right on the beach, too.
This hotel does well for pools – there are 3 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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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Local and some branded alcoholic and soft drinks until 23.00. Mid-afternoon snacks.
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Thomson Kids' Club
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.
3 outdoor pools
With terraces, sunbeds and parasols. Towels are available for a deposit.
Teens activity programme
Teens are well catered for, with football, badminton, pool games and much more.
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Connecting twin room sleeps up to 3. To book, request 2 twin interconnecting rooms. Air-conditioning is from June to September. Cots are available on request.
Twin room sleeps up to 3. Air-conditioning is from June to September. Cots are available on request.
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excellent value for money
A fantastic holiday had by all my family, plenty to do for everyone, or if you just want to chiill you can, staff very very friendly and helpful, food is outstanding, I got 1 fussy eater, but he found food to eat every day, very clean hotel, good location, entertainment fantastic, animation crew are amazing,More
I have jus arrived back from a one week stay with my partner and 3 year old. The hotel itself is amazing, 5 outdoor pools and 1 indoor pool, a playground (good size), crazy golf, mini zoo, bikes for hire, soft play, tennis, shop, and two main bars at night time. Our room was comfortable with three double beds, fridge, tv (we don't watch tv on holiday but do put the kids channel on to give us chance to get ready in peace) and a lovely view of one of the pools and the beach off the balcony. We were on the fifth floor. Maids came into room every day which was nice. I was woken very early one night by the New arrivals on the floor above but suppose the hotel can't help that. The restaurant was large with indoor and outdoor seating. The food choices were really good with different meats, fish, vegetables, potatoes ever night. The children had a smaller buffet table with chicken nuggets, sausage and mash etc. One chef cooked fresh to order every meal, pancakes and omelettes at breakfast and meat and fish at night. Really couldn't complain about the food. We stayed half board so had to pay for lunch if we wanted any. The snack bar I found was quite expensive so we generally made a sandwich from bought items for the shop. The entertainment was excellent. For children and adults there was always something to do. It rained one day and loads of indoor activities were arranged immediately. The area is very quiet and we decided to walk into pineda one night which again we found very quiet and we also walked into callela which is jus streets and streets of shops, we struggled to find a bar with any entertainment apart from our hotel. Did a day trip to marine land which was fantastic as it has its own water park and catered for the younger ones, again only complaint was it was very expensive once inside. We had a great holiday but unfortunately for us the weather was terrible for August. 3 days of cloud followed by 2 days of partial Sun, 1 day of cloud then our final day was thunder lightening and rain none stop for 24 hours. If I could pick the hotel up and move it somewhere else I would go again but we will not be returning to Spain again due to unpredictable weather.More
Steph151185, Chorley, England, United Kingdom
Have just returned from 2 weeks all inclusive at this resort and to be honest I can't really say I loved it or hated it either! So am going to be honest and give credit where it's due and be as fair as I can be. Arrival: We were checked in very quickly and having requested a room on the 3rd floor via telephone before arrival I am happy to say that this was arranged. We asked for extra pillows and they were delivered promptly. Be prepared to pay for the safe and the pool towels and the local tourist tax I think we parted with about 70 euros in all but got 45 back when we checked out. The reception staff are really friendly in particular Charlotte. Room: Very comfy, lovely and clean on arrival, took our own kettle for early morning coffees. The standard of cleaning during our stay was variable but nothing to really moan about as such. Towels fine and great view of the sea. We didn't find noise a problem and beds are fine too. Area: unfortunately there are a lot of irresponsible dog owners who don't clean up after their dog which means that the pavements can be dirty. There's not much to see either and I thought it looked rather run down in places. However, we went up to Calella and there were plenty of shops. Pools and entertainment: The staff on the Animacion team do a wonderful job of keeping everyone active especially the kids. There was a foam party whilst we were there and the kids looked to be having an awesome time. Pool areas are nice but be prepared to go and put towels down at 8am if you want a decent spot. If you leave the towel there and don't use the bed it will be removed by the manager by 11am. There are 3 pools in all and they are all quite cold although after 5 mins it's fine and we all enjoyed them. The evening entertainment was better than some of the other 4 star hotels we have stayed in and there were a Acrobats, flamenco dancers as well as crazy games etc. we went to the Habana bar a couple of times too and that was nice. Food: This is where the hotel lets itself down to be honest which is a shame as everything else is spot on. The dining room can't cope with the amount of people so at times there was a struggle to find a table. It's absolute chaos at breakfast and dinner and not an enjoyable experience really. The majority of the buffet consists of pork, pork and more pork. Two members of our party had upset stomachs within days of arriving and needed medical attention. I can't confirm that it was down to the food but am wary of pork in warm temperatures. The food wasn't hot just warm and sometimes we just made sandwiches for every meal. If you go all inclusive you can have some selected icecreams and food at various times of the day from the snack bar and also the cocktail of the day too. Not all drinks are included. For all my moaning I did have a couple of nice meals and I think that a lot of effort is made to accommodates lots of different tastes. Other facilities: If you wart to play footy you have to hire the court at 10 euro an hour!! The tennis court is also hired at a cost. There is a small animal area which I didn't like as the poor things look sad and bored stiff. I would return if the food was improved as I can accept the area is beyond the control of the hotel. Kids love it here and people do return year after year.More
sarah m, Stafford, United Kingdom
Not the best Hotel!
I have just come back from a 2 week holiday half board at the Golden Taurus. I went with my husband and our 2 children, my sister in law and her family and my mother in law, so there were 9 of us altogether. When we booked through Thomson we were assured that we could swap dinner for lunch as we like to go out in the evening. First problem as we arrived, they said we couldn't swap as that was the hotel rule. I was very cross and complained to Kelli , head of customer relations, as we would never have booked this hotel if we weren't allowed to swap. eventually it was agreed that we could swap, but not a great fist impression. Then we got to our room!! The hotel is 1960's and has had some refurbishment. Having read other reviews, on booking we were clear to request a refurbished room on a higher floor, not over the bar and with sea/pool view . We were given a 1st floor room overlooking the car park, and over the Habana bar and the room was definitley not refurbished. It was dark and dingy with very little light and so it was difficult to see in the room once the curtains were closed because you were getting changed. THERE WAS ONLY ONLY ONE PLUG in a family room for 4! and one in the bathroom. How on earth in this day and age can a hotel expect one plug to suffice for a family of four. WE asked for an extension lead with extra plugs but they didn't have one and my husband went out to buy one! You can't charge phones and electrical items in a steamy bathroom! As I said the room was first floor over the bar so the music and dreadful singing went on until after 1am, nightmare. The bathroom was old fashioned but that didn't overly bother me but it wasn't nice to see cracked tiles on the shower wall and bits of mould on the grout. The shower was good though and powerful ( no dribbles!) and water stayed hot so at least that was a plus. I had to call housekeeping as we arrived as the floor was not swept properly and i kept standing on bit of gravel ( ouch!) there was a sticky mess on the dressing table and the chair was old and dusty. They came and cleaned all of that and came immediately after I called. I also had to call maintenance as the bed legs were wobbly and the whole bed moved when we sat on it. They also came immediately. I happened to walk out my room barefoot to my sister in laws room next door and the carpet was yuk it felt like acrylic and dirty! That was the last time I did that! So you must be reading this and thinking OMG! but it did get better. After the teething problems, we settled in. There are 6 pools on 2 sides of the hotel. All the action happens in the pool that the dining room overlooks but good luck trying to get a bed there unless you are down at the crack of dawn. The other pools on the other side was where we ended up every day and it was a beautiful pool area. It was great for kids and there were loads and loads of kids there ! 3 pools all different depths and an indoor pool with a jacuzzi. ( Kids get chucked out of there at 4pm) You can put your towels out on the beds but if you are not laying on them by 11am the lifeguard folds them and moves them so be aware. Be aware! If you are not all inclusive take plenty of cash! You are not allowed to put anything and I mean anything on your room bill! Drinks at the pool and at lunch all have to be paid for in cash. Hotel towels by the pool is a 10 euro deposit and then 1 euro a day per towel. You get the 10 euros back but not the payment for the towel. AS all the towels are the same kids take other peoples towels and you can lose one just like that, so that's your 10 euros gone! Extra room keys are a 5 euro deposit each key card that you don't get back until the end of the holiday. Kids clubs- Thomson reps and kids club atrocious. Lazy, never told you what was going on and sat like glumpfs doing a bit of drawing with the kids around the pool or playing catch. The hotel kids club however was fantastic and had loads of activities and fun things to do and would allow siblings cross ages to be together where as the Thomson reps said no they had to stick to their age groups. My boys are 10 and 13 and played football together and the foam party although separated for for younger and older kids they still allowed the little ones in with the big ones ( my niece and nephew are 5 and 8. ) Thomson reps and reception staff were all a bit clueless to be honest. In the end we just laughed about it !! Cahrlotte the Jordy girl on reception though was fantastic and the most helpful. Local area was ok not great. We found it difficult to eat out in the evening as most places were very cafe like rather than restaurants. If you want a great place to eat though the Restaurant Diagonal in Pineda town centre is fabulous. If you get a cab to Callella there are lots of great shops and you can get a train to Barcelona which is an hour away. Santa Susanna and Malgret De Mar are more classy areas and restaurant choice is better. They sell more designer stuff and the shops are fabulous. Well worth a visit about 14 euros in a cab one way. Also get a train to Girona which is so beautiful. We loved it there. Great shops, pavement cafes and beautiful sights. All in all we had a good holiday. Luckily as a family we all get on really well and the kids had a ball whatever. I would not place this as a 4 star hotel it's definitley a 3 star but it is clean and the pool area is nice. The food is not bad and restaurant staff good if not some of them a little grumpy! If you are looking for a reasonable holiday, book here I can't say it is dreadful but just be aware of the pitfalls.More
Joanna A, London, England, United Kingdom
This has been our second visit to Golden Taurus Park Resort and have loved it. It is also the first year we have taken our 5 year old daughter, so we paid for All Inclusive. On arrival to the hotel, we was greeted by Kelli (the head of Guest Relations/Client Services) and as we had booked All Inclusive we was handed a complimentary food voucher (this is the same if you have booked full board) so we could get something to eat from the snack bar before checking in, as there was a large queue. The food in the snack bar was a choice of burgers,chips, hot dog, ham/cheese toasted sandwiches etc,we had the chips, burger and hot dogs which we were all impressed with. When we had checked in, we had a choice of Welcome Meetings with the Thomson, either 4:30pm on the day we arrived or 10:30am the morning after. The Thomson Kids Club is brilliant, our daughter had a great time, she loved the Chocolate Madness and the Mad Hatters Tea Party as well as the morning sessions. The Chocolate Madness cost â¬5 and the Mad Hatters Tea Party cost â¬10 and lasted for 3 hours from 7pm-10pm, the Kids Club reps took the children into the restaurant for the evening meal. The food in the hotel restaurant could not be faulted at all. For breakfast, there was a wide choice of cold meat and cheese, various pastries (my fav was the vanilla slice) including croissants, pain au chocolate, chocolate rolls etc, pancakes, omelettes with fillings of mushroom, cheese and ham, cereals, toast and then cooked food including sausages, scrambled egg etc. There was definitely to suit everyone. For lunch and dinner, there was a wide range of food and desserts to suit everyone's needs. There is also a vegetarian section and a childrens area in the restaurant. The evening entertainment was brilliant ran by the Animation Team, our daughter loved the Mini Disco. There is a CD/DVD of the Mini Disco songs sold by the Animation Team for â¬15. We bought this and this morning, our daughter has had this on repeat all morning and dancing to the songs. We also enjoyed the Disney Show very much. The pools are brilliant, there are two outdoor (one where the entertainment is done by the Animation Team) and a quieter pool. There is also an indoor pool with a warm jacuzzi. The staff in the hotel are all friendly, they all work very hard to make your stay a memorable one. The rooms are kept clean daily and each part of the hotel has an assigned cleaner who we saw every day. At the front of the hotel there is a mini zoo, outdoor play area, indoor soft play area, kids trikes etc and mini golf. I cannot fault this hotel at all and definitely will be returning.More
rachifidd, Manchester, United Kingdom
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