Aparthotel Playa Mar  

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.

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Family Resorts

Family holidays designed by the experts

  • Thomson Kids’ Clubs
  • Thomson crèches
  • Parent & baby facilities
  • Guinness World Records Days
  • Family entertainment
  • Free infant luggage allowance

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Food & Drink

Self Catering

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Unlimited national beer, spirits and soft drinks. Tea and coffee.  Sandwiches, fruit and kids' ice-cream.

Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Thomson Kids' Club May - Oct

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.

Outdoor pool

It’s designed like a cloverleaf with one leaf set aside for toddlers, and edged by sun terraces laden with loungers and palms.

Splash pool

The little ones won't want to leave once they see the menagerie that is the hotel splash pool. With slides, waterfalls and water jets this custom made splash area will keep them happy for hours.

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studio

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

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.

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Hot Hot Hot!!

My husband, our 3 year old daughter & I have just returned from our second visit to this hotel. Before I begin, I must say that last year we absolutely loved the hotel & had a fantastic experience, we do however conclude after this visit that things are going downhill rapidly!!! Our main issues relate to the standard of food in the restaurant, the inadequate air conditioning system in the room & theft of clothing from the room!!!! Firstly, we were aware after eating in the restaurant last year that the quality of food in the restaurant is not fantastic, so we booked a self catering break, we did however pay 18 euros per adult & 9 euros for our 3 year old for one evening meal as we were all too tired to venture into the 20 minute walk to the resort centre. Again, we found the food to be a real mish mash of dishes, nothing really going together, all either extremely bland or over salted not to mention very greasy. We chose not to eat there again. Not a problem to us as we had expected it but just a warning to any foodies out there that you may be better just paying for self catering & taking a walk or taxi (only 5 euros) into the resort centre where there are many delicious restaurants. My second point, and much greater problem was the inadequate air conditioning in the room. After complaining on the second day, a handyman & by no means air con expert, visited the room & after poking the room thermostat for no longer than 5 seconds, called down to reception to ask them to explain to us in English that there is nothing wrong with it & that a fan would be brought up to us to see if that helped. The fan helped cool the bedroom at night which meant that we were relatively ok but not as cool as we would have liked. However the lounge area was still very hot. After putting up with it for a few more nights, we decided that we should ask at reception to see if another engineer could come up to the room to inspect the unit as we were quite sure that it could not be working properly. We were on our way out of the hotel for the evening & were told that an engineer would be sent to our room to see if anything could be done & to leave an additional fan if necessary. We do not know if anybody entered our room, there was no fan left upon our return but this leads me onto my final & perhaps most disturbing grievance. On the final night ( the night after our 2nd complaint about the air con) my husband was dressing for dinner when he discovered his white Ralph Lauren polo shirt was no longer in the wardrobe. He knows it had been there as had been saving it to wear on the last night. After searching the whole apartment with him several times, we concluded that it was nowhere to be seen & the only explanation could be that somebody had been into the room & taken it. He complained to reception who said that they would look into it but we left the next day & hadn't heard anything. On arriving home, we also realised that a pair of white Ralph Lauren boxer shorts & a pair of white Calvin Klein boxer shorts & a pair of my own jeans were also missing. We are therefore 100% sure that these items, as they are of significant value, were taken from the room, probably on our second to last evening at the hotel. Putting the financial loss aside, the thought that somebody had been in our room, rifling through our things, especially as the boxer shorts & jeans had been worn & were in a suitcase ready to go home, fills me with a feeling of horror & violation. I have sent a written complaint to Thomson & am awaiting a response. It is such a shame as we had a great experience last year. Despite the food & the air con, our holiday was still ok but it is the theft from our room on the penultimate night that has really tarnished our family holiday. Other people, BEWARE, if you have a problem with anything in the room, make sure you are there.More

rebecca m,

Great for all the family

We've never been on a package holiday before and I'm seriously wondering why not?! The mantra "happy kids = happy parents" definitely holds true for us. The photos of the hotel pool were deceptive in that the slides were heaps better than expected and the kids (12 and 9) didn't tire of them at all. One gripe - there were issues over the sun umbrellas, just not enough of them. We loved the buffet (we were half board, which I would do again) - and in fact most evening the kids went off to the entertainment leaving us to have a very civilised adult meal with proper conversation! The omlettes for breakfast were excellent (especially with cava n freshly squeezed OJ bucks fizz). One of the kids had chocolate fountain for dessert every night (with fresh fruit of course!). The themed evenings worked well (chilean, majorcan and oriental, I think). The staff were really friendly and efficient (especially since it was towards the end of a long season). We asked for a quiet room and got one overlooking the military base, which whilst it might not sound like it was really pretty with slightly ramshackle red roofs etc. The bed was really very comfortable and better still the curtains were wonderfully thick, keeping the heat and light out. The air conditioning in the room was superb (and much needed in August). And the daily maid cleaned to a pretty high standard. The little kitchenette sufficed - freezer compartment door was broken - couldn't be bothered to complain (not like me at all!). We enjoyed most of the evening entertainment (mostly tribute bands) and managed to keep our heads down so never ended up on the stage. The early evening and day time ents weren't our thing and were a bit loud & tiresome but you could ignore/avoid them. The ents team were all really good dancers but a couple of them should not be expected to sing on stage (really cringy stuff!). The location was great for us - just a stroll down to the pine walk and the local beach - wonderful clear water with snorkelling potential. In the heat of the day and with kids, it was a bit too far to the centre of the town, but we didn't care! Magaluf it was not. The only underwear we saw in a bush were that of a toddler! Some friends of ours are interested in coming with us next year, which is proper evidence that we came back full of lots of positive chat.More

Pippola18, Bristol, United Kingdom

Great for kids

We travelled here September 2014 (myself, husband and 3 year old). Transfer time from Palma airport to the hotel is around 1hr. We arrived around 9pm by which time the hotel mini supermarket was closed. There is a supermarket around 5mins walk to the right of the hotel that opens until 11pm. Our room was on the ground floor in block 3. I'd normally look for a room on a higher floor, however we didn't ask to be moved - we would simply move the coffee table in front of the terrace doors at night for extra security. We had a one bedroom apartment which I would have liked to be a little bigger but there was loads of storage/wardrobe space. We would moved the mattress from the sofa bed into the bedroom with us and there was enough room to do this. The pool area was great. Plenty of sun beds and we would usually position ourselves around the 'cow slide' pool. The water around the slide only came up to kids' knees so you could leave your toddler to explore themselves. You can get into the bigger pool via a great shallow section (ideal for babies) and swim under the bridge to a deeper section. The entertainment staff were around the pool everyday with aqua fit, water polo and other family games. Our toddler used the kids club 3 days out of our 7 and loved it. She also loved the entertainment at night. There is no doubt the entertainment team and kids club teams earn their money! I've never seen more enthusiastic people before and the kids love it. We were self catering and would say bar prices were a bit steep. This may be because there are all inclusive guests so they have to make their money some how. Also, there isn't anything for snacks/drinks round a bout the hotel so they have a captured audience. The hotel is around a 30mins walk from the resort centre. There is no denying the pine walk is beautiful however the uneven surface is not great for buggys. We took a taxi a couple of times which was around 5euro. Overall, we enjoyed the holiday and would definitely consider returning. We'd perhaps consider all inclusive next time thoughMore

MrsH1980, Larkhall, United Kingdom

beware of the pool, the water, and the food

Me and my wife spent week here 2nd till 9th sept for our 2nd wedding anniversary, unfortunately we were let down by a few things The food,the pool and the water,the food at times was very poor barely warm even jut after it opened we mentioned this to rep who spoke to restaraunt ,manager the next day the food was covered up but day after back to normal out of the 7 days we ate there only 3 days did we find the food warm even on 2 oxxasions having to eat out no way was the food up to 4 star standard, at best 2 star,On previous reveiws the sunbeds by the pool were a problem but was ionformed by rep they had sorted this by locking most of the sunbeds together and unlocking them at 9 in a week we never saw them locked at all just stacked in groups of 10 about 30 in total stacked up,on the Thursday my wife decided to go in the pool she was only in there 30 mins but soon afer she came out she started to feel unwell this carried on for the rest of the holiday and upon returning to uk went to drs to be inormed she had a serious infection throughout her whole body that was either caused by the pool water or the water from the bar,we went on two trips one to inca market where the driver hit another car and moved the coach without notice sending all of us flying informed rep nothing was done went on orange blossom trai;l wasnt informed you had to walk a mile and stand up for 20 mins in packed train tirip cost £120 for us both i havent got much mobility so was very hard walking in that heat, entertainment staff very good jo on thompson team very good kate friendly emily didnt he;p muchMore

mike b, Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom

Amazing hotel and staff

I cant speak highly enough about this hotel. The hotel itself is stunning, beautiful well kept grounds. Rooms are spacious and clean. Maid service daily. The staff from the reception to the bar and the thompson staff are all wonderfully accommodating and friendly. The pool is wonderful. The toddler area with lost of climbing, sliding and squinting water is loads of fun for little ones, the crab slide is fun for any age and the adult pool had a large shallow section before it got deep making it ideal for everyone. There were daily activities, like poolside quizes, water polo etc and no pressure to join in if you're not keen. Nightly shows were fun and well thought out and the kids evening club is perfect. Overall, best place i have ever stayed and the entire staff went above and beyond to make it an amazing holiday experience. Hubby and daughter (almost 4years old) in full agreement. Cant wait to get back :) More

OrlaOCM, Limerick, Ireland

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