You get a really big pool and a children’s splash park at this family favourite.
This aparthotel is in a scenic spot beside the mountains. It’s got big outdoor pool and loads for kids, including a splash park and a Thomson-run Kids’ Club. Entertainment is big here, too, with shows most nights.
You’re a 20-minute coastal stroll from Puerto Pollensa’s centre, as well as its main beach. Along the way, there are sandy coves and littler beaches to explore.
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. Available May to October.
Studio sleeps up to 4 with 2 beds, a sofa-bed and a pull-out bed. Centrally controlled air-conditioning not 24 hour. Kitchenette with 2 electric rings, toaster and kettle and a flatscreen satellite TV. Maid service is 5 times a week with towels changed 3 times a week and linen twice.
1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 4. Twin bedroom and a sofa-bed with pull-out bed in the lounge, centrally controlled air-conditioning not 24 hour. Kitchenette with 2 electric rings, toaster and kettle and a flatscreen satellite TV. Maid service is 5 times a week with towels changed 3 times a week and linen twice.
We were all inclusive, family of four (teenage boys 19 & 13). Normally not into package holidays but this was too good a deal (Thomson- flying from Leeds/Bradford in Scottish school October week).
Looking for activities to keep the boys amused and the entertainment team delivered so much that it was hard to prise the boys away to see the resort etc. Nikki manages to remember everybody's name somehow. Our 13 year old was a bit of a Mr In-between (water polo is for 16 and over only - company rule) but for everything else they gave him the choice of competing against the adults or children.
The apartment is a bit 'pokey' to spend any time in but the children's entertainment goes on till 9pm and there isn't another bar area to sit in if you just want to have a quiet family game of cards - so we just sat up the back and blocked 'Thomson' the dog out (it is a big entertainment room). They put the Scotland game on for us when we asked (t.v. up the back) but not ideal if they score half way through the bingo.
Food was as good as any other 4* buffet style we have experienced, plenty of choice if you don't pile everything on your plate on the first day. Hotel staff were the friendliest that I have ever come across - they love children - just as well really because every other table has a high chair at it - the area closest to the buffet is a bit quieter.
Pool area was good - plenty of loungers, even for us late risers. We went up near the deeper pool where you'd hardly know there were any younger children in the hotel - but we still went and had a shot of the water slides!
Took the advice of a previous reviewer and took my own hairdryer and was glad that I did - hairdryer in bathroom is pitiful!
Good time was had by all - totally recommend the Playa Mar - might even do another package holiday - felt a bit like sheep being herded on to the bus etc. but it was nice to not have to think about how we get the hotel.More
Wendy K, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Can't be beaten
3rd time here in the last 18 months- that says it all. My 5 year old son loves it- kids club good and staff friendly. Entertainment staff superb particularly Nikki who has an excellent attitude and is very likeable , over and above the call of duty. Breakfast good, main meal ok for a week. Every single member of staff is friendly but in particular Sebastian really tries to help and make sure you enjoy your holiday. We have recommended this hotel to friends and they have also retuned - they had a 9 year old and an 11 year old. The 9 year old was so sad to go she cried in the morning. We will definitely be going back and were very pleased with the weather in October. Rooms very clean and who complex spotless. Pool was a bit warmer than it was in the spring/early summer. If you have young kids young will not be disappointed.More
davidyule, Glasgow, United Kingdom
One week stay in October 14.
The personnel were fine. The room was fine. The food and drink were good. Only problem was the open air entertainment which went on all day hence we were more affected by noise until 11pm compared to our stays at the family resort at Cala Bona where the entertainment is contained in a building which reduces the noise level.More
Good family holiday
Great family hotel, brilliant child friendly pools, plenty of entertainment for children.
Lots of sunbeds.
Apartment cleaned daily, clean towels every day.
Hotel grounds and environment clean and very we'll presented.
Port de Polllenca is gorgeous, fantastic views, lovely pine walk, great selection of beaches (small and large) lovely restaurants and Marina, very good bus services in centre, plenty of places to visit.
Apartments small and dated, kitchen in need of attention.
Block 2 close to entertainment which is loud.
A bit of a walk into town minimum 20 minutes (for eating and bus)More
Arrived Playa Mar, greeted with glass cava, kids got juice/sweets..nice touch..Stayed self catering basis, could not fault hotel, very clean, fresh bed linen/towels daily..pool great for kids, never got bored of it, even when pool freezing!! Hotel entertainment, great for kids. The reps do work hard, always something going on. Ate at pool bar few days, very large portions, good value. The port not too far, either brisk 20 min walk or few mins taxi ride for 5 euros. Would definitely recommend and come back again. More
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