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 6 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.
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.
Had a week in August at the Talayots with our children aged 3 and 5. We were expecting not to get much R&R to be honest but there was so much to keep them entertained we had plenty of time to relax. Our apartment was in E block and the terrace looked onto the splash pool where the kids would have happily played all day whilst we watched them from the sunloungers. They absolutely loved it and it was a great way for us to keep cool without having to go down into the main pool. They also went to the kids club on a few occasions and loved the chocolate party and the pyjama party ! Thomson reps were very helpful and the entertainment team seemed to work really hard, even though we weren't interested in the daytime activities (very busy and noisy by the main pool all day) and the entertainment at night was too late for our kids. We did make an exception for the Disney show and the parrot show which they were fascinated with!!
Apartment pretty basic bit clean and with all the essentials. Agree with everyone's comments on air con though - it was much needed in 30 degree heat.
Great coffee and good menu onsite at the snack bar and restaurant. Resort was clearly suffering a bit from the downturn with empty restaurants but we enjoyed everywhere we ate - particularly Es Replec, Haiti and Cuore. Loved the tapas in Es Replec and the sirloin steak in Cuore.
It wasn't amazing but good enough for us and the children were in kids paradise so we will probably go back the next time we want a week in the Med!More
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Great Family Holiday
The Talayot is a great family apartment hotel. We spent a week here in September 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff are very friendly and the Thomson reps were great. Entertainment was provided every night including a disco for the children at 8pm which was very good. Entertainment around the pool everyday too which isn't shoved in your face which is ideal if you just want to relax. There was only one real downside and that was that we required a cot and the room booking through Thomson stated there was a cot space in the room but this wasn't really the case. In order for the cot to fit in the bedroom the wardrobe doors could not be opened and it was difficult to manoeuvre around the bed. The apartment was well equipped and a good size and the balcony was a great size for all the family to use. You can purchase wifi at a very reasonable cost (7euros for a week) that is usable around the whole complex. The food isn't the best at the snack bar or restaurant but comparable to the restaurants in the rest of the resort. All local amenities are within a 10 minute walk, really good supermarket opposite the hotel and water park is just down the road which is great for families with younger children. All in all a great value holidayMore
Hayley G, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Loved it! Couldn't be more perfect for families with young children.
My husband and I stayed at the Talayot Apartments for 1 week, 13th – 20th of September with our 15 month old daughter and loved it. We would certainly recommended it for families with young children and hope to return in the future.
Our two bed apartment (A4) was located on the ground floor right by the lovely children’s splash pool, which couldn’t have been more perfect. My daughter fell in love with the big fish slide at first sight and it was the first thing she wanted to go to every morning!
We ventured to the beach a couple of times (once we finally managed to find it! – you need to turn left out the hotel) but mostly spent time around the hotel complex, out on our terrace and enjoying the pool and play areas. We have never done so little on holiday! Although since we had already decided we would like to go back, so we kind of figured we could save the excursions for next time.
We enjoyed swimming in the main pool and playing in the splash pools everyday, as well as the soft play area, ride ons and play houses dotted around the complex. (It would have been nice if there was a baby swing with a harness for smaller children though)
We also went to a couple of the parent and toddler sessions which were held in the kids club house three times a week, which were really nice.
There always seemed to be some sort of activity going on to join in with should you wish to, as well as entertainment around the pool, and we never had a problem getting a sunbed.
We ate at the hotel a couple of times, to be honest we weren’t that impressed with the quality of the food, but you can’t argue for the price. We tried a few different restaurants around the resort. Our favorite being Haiti, which seemed to offer a lot better quality for a small increase in the price, we also enjoyed Los Delfines which was nice for a change – the paella I had there was lovely, and the aqua centre, which again was alright for a cheap meal out. We just loved the fact that every restaurant had something for the kids, bouncy castles, toys, play areas, goldfish ... and were very welcoming and accommodating to families.
We mostly got our lunch and breakfast from the talayot supermarket across the road, it was a little more expensive then I was expecting, but I don’t think it was unreasonable, and we did particularly like their fresh €1 baguettes. The apartment kitchen seemed quite well equipped, although we didn’t do much actual cooking. We did seem to be missing a measuring jug though, which could have come in handy.
The evening entertainment programme, while sounding excellent, was just on a bit too late for our little one, who normally goes to bed at 7pm. We did manage to stretch it out one night, to take part in the ‘let’s get loud’ fun and games for the kids at 7.45 and see some of the Disney show, which was really good. However, most nights we were happy to sit out on the terrace with some sangria and beers from the supermarket across the road and take in the peace and quite.
We might be tempted to bring the grandparents next time though, as we noticed quite a few families had done, to give us a hand and some more time out to ourselves, or wait until we can ship the kids off to the kids club. Unless there are plans to add a babysitting service for little ones any time soon?!
There were some lovely rocks we found for sunbathing, in a bay not far from the hotel, while we were trying to find the beach, totally not toddler compatible though.
One thing I wasn’t so keen on was Thompson airways, and it is a shame that Thompson appear to have an exclusivity agreement with the hotel during the summer season, which is a little annoying, as I expect this would prevent us making our own flight arrangements.
Also, the transfer time, while already on the long side at around 45 minutes, wasn’t helped by the fact that on the outbound trip we had to go via another resort on route, which took the journey to over an hour. Not much fun with an overtired one year old. Can’t fault the reps on resort though.
Anyway, that aside, as I said above I cannot recommend it highly enough and we will be back!More
Nicola K, Biggleswade, United Kingdom
Still love this place
Have been to these apartments 4 times now and they just keep getting better.
Great for children of all ages and adults too. Lots of pools for swimming. Good daytime activites and brilliant kids clubs.More
huggy29777, Norwich, United Kingdom
Fantastic Family Holiday
Just wanted to say a BIG thank you to everyone at the Talayot for a wonderful family holiday, from start to finish you have made our holiday one to remember, the staff in the hotel and the reps are fantastic, entertainment is fab and JemJem and RoRo have kept our Katie very entertained and she is going to miss you both, thanks also to Emma our very own stalker for all your hard work, kids club reps cheeky Charlie & Marshmellow, Martin in that red dress last night was not to be missed lol, Katie & Chantelle all working very hard too, we will be sad to leave tomorrow.
Thank you all once again for a fantastic holiday....
The Wright Family (D5) xxMore
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