This hotel lays on plenty for children, including a splash pool and a Thomson Kids’ Club. It’s right by the beach, too.
This place is just a stone’s throw from a golden sandy beach. And the shops and restaurants are a 5-minute walk away.
The main pool gets lots of attention here - it’s big enough for lengths. Children get a Thomson Kids’ Club, too. And the buffet restaurant takes care of meals.
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Full Board meals. Local alcoholic beverages and soft drinks 11.00-23.00 - restrictions apply. Afternoon tea 17.00-18.00, sandwiches and ice-cream 11.00-13.00 and 16.00-18.00.
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With a section for the older children.
Thomson Kids' Club
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.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is bright and airy with all your favourite foods and local specialities.
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Great family holiday!
We visited the hotel for 11 nights from 31 May 2014. Travelled with 4 adults and 2 year old. Hotel was spotless, our room was very close to the lifts but we weren't disturbed at all. Food was brilliant, plenty of choice and even a small children's buffet ~ my daughter lived off chips the whole time!!! Staff were very friendly and accommodating. The entertainment was brilliant and we didn't see two acts the same the whole time we were there, the Thompson reps were fab and there were plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained. The location of the hotel was great as it is a 2 min walk to the beach ~ the water was so clean and the beach was well looked after. Our daughter was too young to join in with the 'clubs' but there was a play area and also an area near the restaurant with lots of Little Tykes toys. The swimming pool was freezing bit after a few days we got used to it! Great pool area for the kids. We went at the start of the season so getting a sunned was fine, however, after about 5 days in we did have to get down there early to get sun beds but most people did the same thing anyway! Drinks were fine although there was no bottled water, only out of a machine which often broke down. Milk was readily available though. Cocktails were great and were only about â¬3 each. We went for a walk most evenings before the entertainment and although it was lovely, there isn't really much on the island apart from a few shops and several hotels and apartments. We usually went for dinner about 7.30/8pm as it was less busy and the food still kept coming! Our 2 year old loved the little pups club and we always made sure we were ready for that! Overall we had a brilliant time, you get what you pay for and I really didn't have any complaints. I would def choose a Thompson family holiday again. Wouldn't recommend to couples who want to 'relax' as it is very child friendly! Lots of elderly couples though who didn't seem to mind the chaos! Would recommend to anyone with children and you needn't leave the hotel as everything is there!More
Sarah D, England, United Kingdom
excellent family friendly hotel
We recently stayed for a week here, first time in Menorca. Although we didnt have children this hotel have everything covered for children - from soft play area, slides, fun pool and paddling area next to main pool. The main pool is nice and deep in the middle only way in is jump or down ladder steps, Lifeguard also on duty. There were quite a number of 0-4yrs at this time of year, the thompson team gave 110% with adults and kids alike, fitness in the pool every morning with Kate & Lewis(who must eat 3 shredded wheat a day to get his energy). Hotel very clean, our room had 3 beds in and still plenty space and TV. Guess you had to hire hairdryers as there wasnt one in the room. The restaurant was very efficiently run by friendly staff and they show you to your table depending on numbers in party - seperate child food bar - we found breakfast excellent but limited choice on lunch & dinner although what was there was very good and occasionally a special was on. Must admit the bread & butter pud most days was a winner. There is a swap box in reception for books, and quite often Lilos etc are left. Lovely grassed area with lots of shady trees to position sunbeds in, few ants too. Hotel right on beach so can wander down for a swim in sea and come back to sunbeds, ones on the beach 2beds /umbrella 15euro a day, cheaper after 4. I did get stung by "jellyfish" that we weren't warned about on a day the sea was very choppy, but the rest of the time it was gorgeous, not too deep, clean most days and calm few waves to jump over and very warm. Lovely sandy beach that you can take your own parasols etc down too but so close to hotel !!! Evening entertainment for adults was mediocre. the Take That tribute group were brill, would recommend this hotel if you have small family but we would also visit again as Hotel was so clean, friendly and ideal for a quiet break. Apparently there are plenty of walks to do but we were very lazy !!!More
simmo85, Northampton, United Kingdom
Super holiday - go to this hotel!
My wife and I had a great time at this hotel for 2 weeks. The Thomson staff made our arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel very smooth. The rooms are really clean and we had a nice view of the sea. The balcony is nice and is at an angle so you don't really see others in their balcony. We spent most of our time on the beach in Santo Tomas and San Bou. The walk across the headline to Son Bou only took us 25 minutes and is idyllic. We bought lilos and a parasol, but people leave their parasol, lilos and books when they leave so you may be lucky and get one for free. Tip - people tend to leave books get have finished in a box next to the Thomson desk in the reception. There was some good surf which was fun with the lilo. Pretty good snorkelling - standard Mediterranean - the best place is near the rock/small island near the snack bar at the end of Son Tomas beach. I had fun on the Paddle Board which only cost 5 euros. We also enjoyed some time in the sun beds under the thatched umbrellas which were 5 euro per person. The water is illilic as is the beach. It is shallow for ages and really really nice. I saw a couple of jelly fish that are about 8 inches in diameter and brown. But these were only seen on a couple of days on my paddle board trips/snorkelling trips. One thing you should really know about is the lovely promenade walk which was lovely before and after dinner. This is a meandering walk under pine trees. It starts close to the hotel (opposite the exit to the beach from the garden). It then goes along about 1 mile, past the back of other hotels and to a nice bar/restaurant that is very restful and a brilliant view. On the Saturday night they had live music where people were dancing in the restaurant and alongside it. The rooms are noisy at times due to the Italian hotel next door - who know how to have fun, but... they have open air performances on about 3 nights a week. Plus the bedroom doors are fairly thin so you can hear people walking in the corridor when they get back from the bar between 10 pm and 12 pm, which was a bit annoying. Also there is noise in the morning from about 9 am when the cleaners start cleaning. As the floor is hard stone/marble/tile you can hear the cleaners upstairs and on the same floor moving furniture. This acted as a good alarm clock:) but the noise didn't bother me much as I wore ear plugs and it was quiet from about 11. That said, we had a brilliant nights sleep as the mattresses are hard-ish, which is how I like it. There was good air conditioning. We took our own DVD player and connected it to the Samsung HD television using a Scart cable (need about a 2m cable) which meant we could watch our own DVD box set etc, We really enjoyed the food. Friday night was the best night both weeks (I think this is because it's the most popular change over day) and there was paella, steaks and kebabs. The food was lovely, the waiting staff were really nice (as was the lady who cleaned our room). Finally I found reading trip advisor really helpful because it really helps you manage your expectations and I often find that I am cautiously optimistic after reading the reviews.. I know what's coming on the whole.. And my expectations are exceeded. I knew this would be a 3 star hotel (Thomson 4 star) so wasn't expecting a luxury hotel, and really liked it. By the way the best entertainment offered by Thomson for me was Friday nights eg tribute bands to Take That and Abba, which were just fun! And very good singers and entertainers. If you want a brilliant beach holiday, where you don't have to think about a thing (or even take your wallet out of the hotel room for the whole trip!), that's very close to the beach and next to the headland that you can walk through to get to Son Bou without having to pass any other hotels, you can't go wrong I going to Hotel Playa. Enjoy your holiday, wherever you choose to go!More
Chris P, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Good family hotel
Stayed here for a week in June with my husband and 3 year old. It is right next to the beach, which is the nicest beach I have been on in Europe. Soft white sand, crystal clear shallow water. More like the Caribbean than Menorca. Only downside was quite a few jellyfish but they are easily spotted as the sea is so clear. There is not much in Santo Tomas itself, a couple of supermarkets and a beach bar or two. But the hotel had everything we needed to entertain our son. The hotel was good for children, the swimming pool was nice, the splash park was good, although floor very slippery around it and we saw a few children fall and hurt themselves. There is a nice grassy area with sunbeds too. Excellent playground near the pool. Some nights there was a bouncy castle put up, which was great but you had to pay to go on it. There is a large area with little tikes cars and houses too for the kids to play, which was great. The kids club team were fantastic. My little boy loved the dance party in the pool every day. The hotel rooms are very very small and this is where it is obvious that the hotel is only officially a 3 star (although Thomson rate it 4 star). It didn't spoil our holiday though as after all, we were not there to sit in the rooms, and they were fine to sleep in. It was a bit cramped to unpack our things though. I was a little bit disappointed with the food, at lunchtime there was no choice, only a ham / cheese sandwich available at the pool, which my son wouldn't eat so I had to take him into the buffet at lunchtimes. The buffet was ok but not a huge amount of choice, surprisingly there was hardly ever pasta available so finding something my son would eat was difficult. He lived on chips (which he's not a big fan of ) and bread. I mostly found something I liked and what was there was nice but there could have been more choice. Again, this is where it is definitely 3 star and not 4 star. The other downside is that the kids entertainment in the evening is indoor. It gets very hot in the bar and we only stayed to watch Thomson before leaving to go to the playground and get some air. Overall I have given 4 stars as the facilities for children are great, my son loved it, the beach is fantastic and we had a good time. And it's brilliant value for money. If I wanted a cheap week away in the sun again I would probably go back. More
A fabulous family Holiday
We recently spent 7 nights at this hotel and what a fabulous holidya we had, The hotel is well maintained and the grounds are beautiful, We were a family of 5, with boys aged 17, 13 and 11 and had 2 inter-connectng rooms which were very clean and and spacious, On arrival the reception was very clean and bright and airy, The food was excellent and we had different things every day during our stay, Santo Tomas itself is very quiet and the beach was lovely very safe and very clean, The Thomson Team at the hotel was excellent especially loopy lewis who was great with kids and adults alike, The hotel staff were effecient and friendly and nothing was too much trouble Overall we had a fabulous holiday and much needed break in the sun and we will definately be returning again in the near future.More
westlifenut, Ashford, United Kingdom
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