There’s a big choice of pools at this friendly apartment complex, which is a hit with families.
There’s a definite family vibe at these apartments with six pools dotted around. Some are lively, others peaceful, and they include a one that’s like a river and a children’s splash pool with slides.
You’ll find this hotel between Cala’n Forcat, a lively beach town, and the sandy cove of Cala’n Blanes – both are about a 15-minute walk away. You’ll find a clutch of shops and restaurants just outside the complex.
From playful to peaceful, there's a great variety on offer when it comes to the pool scene. With a river-like pool, a splash number and a bigger, quiet affair with terraces. There's plenty of sunbeds and parasols dotted around the pools for you to relax on.
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.
These contemporary 1-bedroom apartments with clean cut décor can sleep up to two. They come with a twin bedroom and a cot space in the lounge. Some apartments have child proof locks on balcony doors and cots are available to hire.
These contemporary 1-bedroom apartments with clean cut décor can sleep up to four. They come with a twin bedroom and two sofa-beds the lounge. Some apartments have child proof locks on balcony doors and cots are available to hire.
Visited October 2014.
October in Cala'n forcat is very much like May, the temp is much the same and if you go at the start of May a few of the bars and restaurants are closed. Saying that the main places to eat Frankies, Los Delfines and Coure are open, all are great for families with young children, there are a few other places as well were you can eat that are open too. I will not go on to much about the Taloyot, it is perfect, just read my last two reviews to read more about it.
There is one thing I need to tell everyone, anyone who is going back this year, just be prepared, all the Thomson Reps have moved on,I have been abroad over 20 times and the reps last year were the best reps I have come to know, also Jem Jem and Ro Ro have moved on as well, so do not read the reviews from last year and expect the same entertainment as 2014, the new Thomson team as big shoes to fill, I do hope they pull it off, as we will be returning again this October.More
Garry B, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Great holiday for families!
We stayed at the Talayot in June 2014 with our 3 year old and his grandparents. This was our first family holiday that was specifically for him rather than us, so we didn't know what to expect. We were surprised at how lovely the staff were and how exciting the Talayot was for our son. There were loads of pools to choose from and one specifically design for little kids, so it wasn't very deep and had two slides, waterfalls and what we called 'the barrel of doom!', which was a slide with a barrel overhead that threw water down the slide at regular intervals. We spent most of our time at that pool, which was great. The food was ok, not great, but the supermarket over the road provided us with very nice food so we mostly ate in the apartment during the day, venturing out to the resort at night. The resort itself on first inspection was shabby, with loads of restaurants serving pizza, burgers etc. which isn't really our thing. However after a couple of days exploring we found a few nice places that served food more to our taste. One thing to note is that every restaurant we went to had something to entertain he kids, such as trampolines, bouncy castles or toys. We couldn't believe how family friendly everywhere was. We ended up feeding our son early in the apartment with something suitable (not burger and chips) then going out at night for restaurant food for us, while he played happily. All in all we can't recommend this holiday enough. If like us you're used to travelling to Italy for wine, cheese and mountain views, then this type of holiday will be a shock. But as we found, as long as our little one is happy and entertained all day then it's a break for us all. It's all about finding the right places to eat and looking at things in a positive way. We're going to book again for this year as our son has spent the last 10 months talking about the pool and the 'barrel of doom!'. Happy holidays!More
iamsmiler, Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for families with children.
Stayed here in October 2014 with our 4 year old. Lots to do for kids and great pools. We stayed with Thomson so he could use the kids club which was good.
The beer wasn't cheap so we went out rather than drinking in the restaurant. The supermarket over the road also isn't cheap so shop around.
The rooms are nice and spacious.More
Toasey, Nottingham, United Kingdom
A couple of excellent holidays at Talayot! Shame about the resort.
We've stayed at the Talayot apartments twice and have had fantastic holidays both times. There's four of us (2+2) and I would highly recommend the place.
The Thomson staff and entertainment teams have been brilliant although I accept that you never know how good they'll be year-on-year as they constantly change. However what is guaranteed is the exceptional welcome and service provided by the Talayot staff. They're not just professional, they're genuinely warm and friendly and want to give you the best possible holiday experience. The girls on reception are outstanding and Pepe the restaurant manager is nothing short of a Legend!
The rooms are pretty spacious and kept very clean and tidy for you. The amenities in the rooms are adequate for its star rating. You get a TV with limited satellite, fridge, hob, kettle, toaster and a microwave so you're sorted really.
The restaurant is excellent quality with a range of local and British dishes at reasonable prices - even the pickiest of eaters will be OK.
The day-time entertainment round the pools and sports is excellent with all ages catered for however the evening entertainment really isn't suitable for kids over the age of 9. Our eldest daughter was 10 last time and is was a bit lame for her.
The atmosphere about the place is relaxed and friendly and we always felt safe there.
So all-in-all I'd say the Talayot is pretty much perfect for families.
There is a draw-back though and that's the resort. It has been on a steady decline for several years now and when we last went there were more and more places closed down. There's no beach and no marina, just a street which isn't much to look at at all. I've been going to holiday resorts for 25 years and Calan Forcat is about as poor as any I've visited.
I know this is controversial and subjective but if you're the type of parents who want to sit in a karaoke or Irish bar getting hammered while your delinquent kids run around going mental and breaking the odd arm or leg (yes, seriously), then this resort is for you. It's definitely not for me.
It's amazing though that these people don't seen to be at Talayot, it's a much more serene place to be than the resort.
We went just out of school holidays at the end of July and it was value for what we paid. I really don't think though that it's value for the extortionate school holiday prices but then again, where will be? You have Thomson to blame for that, not Talayot the Bear.
Would I go back? No, but that's because of the resort. My kids still talk about their holidays every week and they'd go back in a flash.
10 out of 10 for the Talayot and 4 out of 10 for the resort.More
lisadavidlucyamelia, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Amazing value for money
This a fantastic place to holiday for anyone from 1-100,nothing to fault whatsoever,the Thomson entertainment team were amazing.hotel staff amazing.lovely area even though part of shops and restaurants were closed for season.there is always plenty going on at talayot, if this place had of done all inclusive we probably wouldn't of seen any of Minorca and it's beautiful beaches More