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. 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 twin rooms are designed with a fresh feel. You’ll have 1 extra bed and a TV. There’s a balcony for that extra bit of space outside. And air-conditioning is available from May to October. Just so you know, connecting rooms need to be booked in pairs for you to have rooms with a connecting door.
Visited with family, wide and 2 children 6 and 4. Hotel is set in a nice little town, not too much going on outside the hotel but if you're all inclusive then you don't need to leave.
The rooms were small but adequate and if you were higher up facing the front you had stunning views of the beach and town. The food in the main restaurant was really good and probably the best we have had on an 3 star all inclusive.
The beach, which is a 30 second walk is beautiful with sun loungers and parasols â¬5. (We didn't use as the hotel was so close)
The entertainment team work very hard throughout the day and night and try to get everybody involved but the entertainment area is inside and has no air conditioning. This was a massive problem for a lot of people and our family included, as it was mid July and very warm in the evening. We did stay inside throughout the shows but were far too hot.
The evening drinks were served in glasses although the self service plastics were still available.
A lot of the animacion "shows" we're poorly attended with people preferring to stay outside in the cool. The earlier kids awards and mini disco was ok but very repetitive and after a week you could see the interest had gone with a lot of the children. Overall it was a good holiday and a holiday is what you make of it. Probably wouldn't return because of indoor entertainment. This was the only downside. More
I cannot understand how this 'hotel' is getting good ratings!! Possibly the worst hotel we have ever been to in our lives, food was dreadful, room was invaded by ants, drinks machines were overrun by ants, both children were extremely poorly with sickness. Reps were useless. Waste of moneyMore
Nice time had by all
After a few months of hospital visits and my husband getting an "all clear" we decided to get away for a week so went straight to Thomson travel shop,asked for a holiday as quick as possible they recommended this hotel but we were warned that it was a very child friendly hotel..but also told it was a good hotel so 5days later off we went...This hotel was brilliant not to many children but the ones that were there were well behaved..the room was excellent and kept spotless with lovely views of the pool and beach..the grounds were kept nice and if you wanted a bit of peace you could go on to the grass area where there was plenty of sun beds or alternatively on to the beach.The drinks were good and staff helpfull ,the food was well presented and plenty of variety, entertainment was mediocre but was mainly for children so we were not overly bothered as we met other people while having an evening drink by the pool, thanks Bob and Liz from Cormwall and June and Hilma from Mansfield, we enjoyed your company .the reps were the best and overall we had a fantastic holiday..would we go back ? Yes even with the children present,if you know it's a child friendly place and don't want kids around pay extra and go to an "Adults Only"hotel..the position of this hotel could not be beaten...More
kathleen p, 186356
1970 style kids camp.
If you want kids aged from baby to 3 or 4yrs old running riot all day long, entertainment for such kids, food and dining for kids with all the plastic plates, cutlery etc, kids crapping in the pool several times a day then this is the place for you.
In the brochure they mention a kids club but the place is completely for kids.
If you happen to be at the back of this establishment you get the added bonus of being right over the kitchen/staff entrance which gets going from 0600 to midnight with deliveries in refrigerated vans, barrels rolling etc. No chance of a lie in or enjoying the balcony.The pleasantries are enhanced with the 2 waves of bin lorries emptying the uncovered wheelie bins twice a day meaning the abundant fly population even gets disturbed.
The 'reps' were no more than 19/20 year olds and had an empathy with the kids but no experience or will of dealing with anyone over 20 it appeared. Requesting a room change and hotel change was too challenging.
The best part of the whole experience was the flight back with Thomas Cook who operated the flight for Thomson.
Helen O, 186460
Great location and staff
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