There’s loads for little ones at this hotel, including a splash pool with slides and fountains, and a Thomson Kids’ Club. What’s more, it’s right by the beach.
The Hotel Victoria Playa is geared up for family holidays. Little ones will love the children’s pool filled with slides, fountains and big tilting buckets. And there’s even a section at the buffet where kids can load up their own plates.
Location-wise, this place is just footsteps away from a golden-sand beach. From there, you can follow the coastal path over the cliffs to the neighbouring resort of Son Bou. Within a five-minute walk, there are shops and restaurants, too.
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 until October 2015, 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 double rooms are decorated in a simple and bright style. You’ll find a flatscreen TV. Plus there’s a balcony for that extra bit of space outside. You’ll also have an additional double bed plus air-conditioning from May to October.
Visited for 7 nights back in September with the wife.
Location is excellent right on the beach. Staff collectively are excellent, always there to help with a smile.
Room serviced every day but one.
This is a family hotel, so don't book here if kids make you miserable. The wife and I don't mind, hence the very positive review.
Really can't understand anyone complaining about food. It's excellent for this type of establishment. Plenty of choice, freshly made omelettes for breakfast to order, good range of meat an fish dishes. Always hot and the cleanliness in the restaurant is absolutely top notch.
Buses to Cuitadela and Mahon right outside the door. Nice walk around the coast to Son Bou to the left if you can handle the first 150 metres of a pretty poor path. After that it's easy going.
Choice of bars to use, either inside (quieter), or by the entertainment. Remember that's geared for kids as well in the main, so don't expect it to be geared for adults.
One downside - we had a room right off the stairwell and could be a little noisy until everyone settled down for the night. That said, by midnight, most people were.
Would I go back - most definitely. Santo Thomas is a lovely quiete resort with a fantastic beach and this hotel meets our needs.More
Geoff M, Tamworth, United Kingdom
A FAIR REVIEW
My room was nice comfortable bed loads of coathangers very good. The food was excellant . That was it entertainment non existant if you are over 6 i was just so bored and you could not even buy a drink after 11pm. I spent a lot of time in my book reading i know it was advertised as in a quiet area but there was one pub and ok daytime for a drink but if you do not like football forget it .More
Pauline S, London, United Kingdom
We (3 adults and 2 kids) stayed for 10 days at the end of September and had a fantastic time. It is a Family hotel so was full of families and aimed at families. If you are a couple and want fun go elsewhere.
Hotel was clean and staff friendly and helpful.
Thomson reps were fab, huge thanks to Tom Tom (whom my kids adore!) and Emma who did the evening entertainment along with Thomson the Dog.
Food was good, plenty and varied. Liked the cava for breakfast.
All inclusive meant drinks from 11 till 11 with wine, beer, sangria and few cocktails on tap. Other drinks you asked for at the bar and some you had to pay for (not expensive tho).
There were always sunbeds for 5 of us without the need to reserve them from early morning but it was out of season.
Beach was just a short stroll away with gorgeous sand and shallow waters. We had a lot of seaweed at the start of the beach but it was fine a bit further. Sunbeds and parasols were for hire at 15E and there were lifeguards too.
Liked the swap box at reception where you can borrow inflatables / books, buckets and spades etc.
We went pony trekking one day which was fun and reasonably priced at 9E for about 20 minutes.
Overall we enjoyed our stay and the kids loved it.
Would come back.More
desbara, London, England
Bargain all inclusive week-long trip
We (a couple in our early 20s) visited the hotel in October 2015.
The hotel staff were excellent, very friendly and worked hard, generous with drink measures and deserved good tips. Cleaned the rooms really well everyday.
The food had quite a good range with a few different options at every meal, but vegetarians may have gotten bored of eating similar things everyday.
Right next to the beach which was wonderful and a highlight of our trip - fine sand, warm(ish) water, lots of space. Never a fight for sunbeds by the pool which was good.
It was cheap enough that we went to a restaurant nearby once for a fancier meal and didn't have to worry that we were spending a lot of money.
It's the first time I've done all inclusive and would recommend it for people who want to be sure of how much they're going to spend and want to stay in one place the entire time. We didn't explore much as we wanted it to be a relaxing holiday and the Thomson trips were quite expensive.
The evening entertainment was hit and miss - sometimes it was really good (acrobat team, bingo) and sometimes it was pretty terrible, but I imagine it would be a great place to bring kids as there's lots of Thomson-arranged kids stuff for them to do (especially younger ones).
The wifi was temperamental at times but usually worked, and it was actually good to not be constantly contactable like you are at home.
Overall somewhere I'd recommend to go to for a very affordable break for a week to 10 days, though I probably wouldn't want to go in the height of summer when I'm sure it is absolutely packed full of families.More
Aisling G, London, United Kingdom
Lovely birthday with friends
Met up with friends for a birthday break, hotel is lovely and very clean, double room was a good size bathroom nice too, rooms are cleaned everyday,fresh towels all to a high standard,the food was lovely lots of choice and well cooked, really loved the giant prawns and fish cooked perfectly lots of salads and steaks, pork & chicken several types of cooked potatoes as well as fries, the drinks were really good soft drinks, wine, beer and sangria on tap with a good selection of local spirits from the bar. Santo Thomas is a small resort and was very quiet in October we hired a car for 3 days very cheap 90 euros and saw the whole lovely island. The staff at the hotel were very helpful and friendly and the reps were really nice to us oldies even gave us t shirts for our Grand kids at home to sum up we had a great week with lovely friends and really enjoyed the hospitality of everyone at the Victoria PlayaMore