Aparthotel Playa Mar  

You get a really big pool and a children’s splash park at the family-favourite Aparthotel Playa Mar.

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 in summer.

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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Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

Self Catering

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

All Inclusive

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

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Thomson Kids’ Club by Family Life for 3 to 11 year olds, May - Oct

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.

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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1 bedroom apartment with balcony

These apartments are simply designed with a fresh décor. You’ll find a twin bedroom and 2 additional sofa beds in the lounge. There’s also a fully equipped kitchenette, balcony and lounge. You’ll have a satellite TV and air-conditioning from May to October.

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Wonderful holiday with young family

We have just returned after a wonderful week. We travelled as a family of 3, with our daughter of 2 and a half. The hotel was absolutely ideal for us with a warm welcome, suitable room and activities and evening entertainment. We hired a car for the week, wanting to avoid a group transfer and it took about 40 minutes to drive from Palma. Parking was easy and although we didn't use the car a great deal we had some trips to some more secluded beaches as well as some fun trips up the surrounding mountains for picnics and breathtaking views as well as a trip to scenic Soller. This was our first package holiday in over a decade and our faith in them has been totally restored. The staff were utterly professional, friendly and fun. My little girl adored the animacion team who made her feel like a celebrity. The pools were perfect for our uses although it was irritating having to accept the somewhat inevitable early morning trip to ensure we had a sunbed. Overall I couldn't praise the staff and hotel highly enough-thanks to them we had a truly fantastic time.More

Susan R, 186338

NOT GOOD, Avoid the ground floor apartments.

really not impressed...we are a family of 5 so had to get two rooms next to each other, the rooms are very small, we thought we could all camp out in one and use the other to shower etc, one room stunk of smoke on arrival and they are really terrible rooms, very very dated. The security in the rooms is a joke, broken catches on the patio doors, broken door handles and constant other issues, you can get a safe for €3 a day, please do it. We reported issues to the hotel, but the response was so slow, this hotel is still stuck in the 80's, to top it off we were BURGLED on our third day, I can't go into it in full as we are seeking legal advice, but beware of any ground floor apartment, do your research, there has been major problems here. I lost a lot of personal possessions and the reaction of the hotel was shocking, they should be ashamed, but they are a big company and clearly don't give a damn. The safe is a must and don't leave anything of value in your room when you are not there, but the safe should be standard issue. The food is not good, but that is personal preference, you will decide and the pool is SO overcrowded it's a joke, unless you are prepared to get up at 6.30am ever morning and reserve sun beds you have no chance, seriously this is how it is! The hotel staff however are great and Puerto Pollensa is lovely, but the hotel itself is falling apart at the seems. Think very hard about spending your holiday here and if you do, get the best travel insurance you can. We went to Gran Canaria with Thomas Cook in May, to be fair they had it spot on, and we had a blast, this was perhaps the worst family holiday ever, happy to give more details if you want to know more.More

JonnyWebb789, 186220

Small but friendly

A small but clean and friendly hotel. I travelled with a friend but also perfect for families with younger children. Not much for older children to do but only a 10 min walk to nearby shops & restaurants.More

13JP-Y, 1931380

Great Value Holiday!

Great hotel...staff were excellent, all very helpful and genuinely friendly! We arrived at about 3 am and had arranged private transfers to avoid the aforementioned long transfer times (used HolidayTaxis,com ...excellent service cost £145 return for 4 of us). I had contacted the hotel asking for a top floor room to the back of one of the blocks, unfortunately a prior arrival had decided they didn't like their room and were given ours apparently as we were on the second floor overlooking the pool...this turned out to be absolutely fine, however only 3 of the beds were made up! The young lad at the front desk came up straight away with sheets so that was fine but hadn't expected to have to make a bed up that early in the morning! To be fair I didn't bother complaining as the room was fine!There was also platters of bread, cheese and cold meats for us in the dining room so that was nice! The room was very clean and spacious enough, but I agree refurbishment , particularly of the bathrooms, is required. We were All Inclusive and the food choices were excellent, one of the best AI's I've ever been to... it was great having the themed nights as well as it avoided things becoming 'samey'! We had always planned to eat out at least 2-3 times during our stay anyway as the restaurants in Puerto Pollensa are fantastic!! The walk into PP is around 20 mins tho it was unseasonably hot while we were there so we used a taxi when it was just too hot! Although we travelled with older kids (18 and 16) the hotel is very much aimed at families with younger children ..we knew this in advance and it wasn't a problem to us at all, we actually enjoyed watching the wee ones and had a good laugh at the antics of the hotels entertainment team who were hilarious, again friendly and welcoming, and kept the kids amused from morning til night! There were adult activities as well eg archery, rifle shooting etc which was great! There are plenty of sunbeds , but yes, you have to get up at 7 if you want beds in a particular area (in our case near the 'adult section' of the pool) ..the main issue seemed to be people who wanted 2 sunbeds each in different areas, some of which were left vacant most of the day! Evening entertainment was also very good..we ate out, or late on so avoided the kids disco and bingo so tended to get to the bar around 10 in time for the tribute acts (Abba and the Jacksons)or Stefans Music Quiz (excellent!).. there was also a magician who was very OTT and gave us a good laugh! All in all excellent value for what we paid!! If I had one complaint it would be that the pools are not huge , but adequate, and every day about 2.30/3 ish there was an adult game of water polo which lasted about 45mins...not a problem, we just cleared off our beds to avoid a ball in the face and enjoyed a few drinks at the bar; however about 4 days out of the 10 we were there we had just got back in the pool when we had to get out again to allow further adult games such as 'water bingo' to be played(another 45 mins) and on one day 'lilo racing' which took up 2/3rds of the pool for another 45 mins. Now to be honest that was a pain as unless you wanted to search for numbered ping pong balls, or make an eejit of yourself thrashing up and down the pool on a pink lilo you couldn't get in the pool! Also our hard earned sun beds were right where the entertainment team ran these 'fun' events. So it was back to the bar til we could again enjoy the reasonably quiet area of the pool! The pool shut at 6 so it ate a big chunk out the afternoon. I would respectfully suggest its 45 mins of one or the other activity. All in all tho we had a fantastic holiday here.....one of the most genuinely welcoming and friendly hotels we have ever stayed at! Thank you to all the staff who made it so!! Oh and the internet was great!!!More

feebak, 186525

One of the Best Holidays, Late check out a problem though.

We stayed here for a week in June. We arrived early hours of the morning and were given a room on the ground floor which I was a bit concerned about as always worry about being burgled, we hired a safe for 3Euros per day). As we got to our room all we could hear were the frogs croaking in the pond and thought it was going to be really annoying for the whole holiday. I can honestly say I don't remember hearing them again for the whole time we were there!? The way the hotel is laid out is perfect! I can see it being a struggle to get sun beds during the busy school holidays but we managed to always get 4 without getting up at the crack of dawn to reserve (which most people did.) Anyway, it didn't matter where the sunbeds were, we could keep a watchful eye on the kids and they could wander freely between the splash pool/slides and the main pool. Free Wi-Fi practically everywhere! The kids entertainment is excellent. The animacion team kept the kids busy all day and night with games, face painting, pool dancing, water polo,t shirt painting (10Euros) etc etc. The adult activities and Evening Entertainment were also Fab! My kids went into the Thomson Kids Club for one day, the age groups are 3-5, 6-8 and I didn't want to separate my two girl (5,7) so they allowed my older one to join the younger group. They were given a t shirt and drinks bottle which they are still wearing around the house now we are home :) The food, drink and ice cream choices were all really good. The BBQ themed night was our favourite (Thursday I think) Always something nice to eat. The pine walk along the beach to the main part was lovely, took about 20 mins to get to the Centre where there are some lovely bars & restaurants. Highly recommend the steak house. My only complaint about the entire holiday was late room check out (35Euros). I called Thomson to request this a few weeks before the holiday and they said that it couldn't be done until we got there. So on our first day I requested it, I was told by reception that they wouldn't know until the night before our departure. I went back again on the Friday evening and asked for it again, I was then told they wouldn't know until the morning(!?!) Saturday morning I went back AGAIN, the lady on reception said she didn't think we could have it but wouldn't know until she checked with her manager - who wasn't there yet! I then had about 2 hours to pack and evacuate the room so I copped a strop and decided to just pack anyway. The Shower room they provide is not up to scratch in comparison with the rest of the hotel, it has no power supply so couldn't dry our hair and felt like we were put in a dungeon, no lock on the door, light kept switching off etc! This kinda tainted what was an amazing week away, it also happened to be our daughters birthday and I felt like we let her down too as she couldn't play with the balloons and presents we had bought her as we had to leave the room. We will definitely return here, hopefully next year, however we will be getting an earlier flight so we don't have to go back in the dungeon!More


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