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. From May to October.
If you like to keep your evenings busy and meet new people then the entertainment programme has something for everyone. Whether you enjoy bingo, karaoke, perhaps a live show or putting your mind to the test and taking part in a quiz then the entertainment programme is one not to be missed.
Over all a good holiday. Staff very helpful, service at peak times for drinks was a little slow in the restaurant, due to not enough waiter's. But you have red & white wine with water on tables, if you did fancy something different then you could get your own drinks from the bar next to the food buffet. The food was good with plenty of choice everyday from pasta, pizzas, steak ,fish.stir fry.etc. There was no issues with the service in bars in the day or evening. Also there are a furthur four restaurant to choose from.
The pools where one depth of 1:4 meters which could be problem if your short & cannot swim. The baby pool is a depth of 400mm. There are three adult slides with a further two slides in the baby pool. Plently of sunbeds around the pools. The beach is shingle & sea drops to a depth of 1:6 meters a meter in, with a strong current @ times.
There is a pier that charges €75 per day to use private huts with your own waiter .
brains19, Swansea, United Kingdom
Had a fantastic holiday here.
We stayed here between the 2-13 of September, fab place loved the hotel food was amazing! Lovely staff all very hard working, sometimes you had to clear your own table and get your own knife and fork, but it is a very busy hotel and the waiters try there best to keep up with table cleaning, we tried the Asian restaurant all I can say is food and service was fab. Always sunbeds available, very clean hotel. Guest relations very helpful reception staff were fab, we asked for extra pillows and blankets were put in our room straight away, nothing it to much trouble, it was my husbands birthday while we were there and he was sent wine and fruit to the room, with a letter from guest relations wishing him a happy birthday nice touch . Would we stay here again most definitely loved it . Not much out side hotel, take a trip to side fab place .More
s_whittingham, newport gwent
The stature of Liberty
Travelled 2nd to 16th Sept. If you read this I assume you are either going and want reassurance, or it's on your shortlist. Firstly, congratulations you have made a wise choice. However I don't think it is the third best hotel in Lara Beach as Trip Advisor suggests. The staff throughout the hotel are fantastically friendly. For me it was like being in Willy Wonkers Chocolate Factory with all these Oompa Loompas busily working away in the background, but there for you when you need them with a smile and some advice, while I stuffed my face with all the great food on offer.
The breakfast has got the best selection of cereals, nuts, seeds, fruit and yogurts I've ever seen. The lunch and evening meal has what can only be described as a diabetics nightmare, and everything in between is well up to scratch. The Italian a la carte is actually an a la carte. The Oriental is very nice too, but far too much food is served up. You choose the soup the main course and desert, then EVERYTHING else on the six course menu is served up too. You get one free meal per week in the a la cartes, but you can go as many times as you want for the small fee of 5 Euros per person.
As for the drinks I was not impressed. I hardly drink alcohol at all, apart from when I'm on holiday, so when I do drink, I get drunk really easily. I didn't even get tipsy on this holiday, and that included some of the branded cocktails, which will cost you 7 Euros, but if you complete a questionnaire provided by Guest Relations, they give you a few freebies. That's 5 Mohito's with Bacardi and not even a slurred word. Normally my liver would be begging me to stop. If I were you I'd buy a few bottles on the plane to take with you.
The grounds are pleasing on the eye. Lots of palm trees and greenery. One persons beautiful palm tree is another persons sunbathing hindrance. I like to get an overdose of Ultra Violet Rays when I'm away and found it difficult to find a suitable place to get frazzled. Lots of the sunloungers around the pool are placed like sardines in a can. You can't move the sunlounger to face the sun and someone elses sunshade, or the palm trees, will spoil your plans. If you like the shade, this is a great place. The shades on the beach are a communal affair. Not my cuppa tea at all.
The main pool is a large irregular shape with a few palm tree islands and a bridge which makes the pool more like five smaller interconnected pools. Due to the problem with the shade just explained there are loads of floating bathers on their lilos. The water gymnastics is worth doing if that's your thing but even if it's not it is worth watching just to see Anna shake her hips. The pool games are great fun but make sure your insurance covers you as there were three accidents while we were there. The slides are okay but nothing special.
The room was nice though a little small. It looked out over the silence pool so we had a nice view. The beds are comfortable but the sheets are not, and they fall off in the night so make sure you set the very good air conditioning to about 24 otherwise you will wake up shivering like I did when I set it to 16. It will cost you 2 Euros per day for the safe, 1 Euro per day for a dressing gown and 1 Euro per day for a special pillow. The tv will not go above a set volume, which is too low and there isn't any football worth watching. I was told that Premier League is available on Lig 1, but Lig 1 wasn't on my tv.
The Lobby Bar is very nice with lovely staff who remember your drinks and are well turned on in the tips department. I don't think i saw anybody give tips, but I did, only a euro or two per day, but I got great service. Wifi is pretty good throughout the hotel. The Silence Bar is okay but the tables and chairs don't look too good and the Sunset bars seating arrangements are a joke. People didn't seem to be going there in the evening so the after show entertainment was moved to the Silence Bar and it was far too loud for those of us who like to go to bed early. The shows in the uncomfortable amphitheatre were a mixed bunch. Some great, some okay and some were rubbish. Unfortunately for me I'd seen the great ones before, but they were worth seeing again.
My only really strong complaint about this hotel is its fitness room. I do a lot of exercise at home and I like to keep things ticking over on my holiday. Don't let any images of the gym fool you. The mirrors make it look bigger and more equipped than it actually is. I'd say it's about the size of a squash court, maybe a bit more. It has three treadmills, a Vision and two Johnson Health Tecs. A cross trainer, a rubbish rowing machine and three Vision bikes, although only one works. You have a bench press with Olympic bar and about 110kg of free weights. Small dumb bells up to a max of 10kg. A incline bench which won't incline and a Kettler Ultra Pro E one person multi gym. It's more like a three star gym.
To summarise I would say this is a nice hotel and worth a visit. If you like to get involved there's a lot going on and the positives far outweigh the negatives. Personally I wouldn't go back as I have stayed at the Baia next door and although it's a little more expensive it is more to my liking. It's just a more classy hotel, and the fitness room is great.
Finally I'd really appreciate any helpful votes as even though I've already got a lot, in comparison to most people, the truth is that almost 15,000 people have read my reviews, so I'm only getting about 1% of readers who can be bothered to actually make the effort to click that helpful vote box, which will take a lot less longer to write than this review, which ultimately is being written for your benefit. You could even click on my details, find my review for Baia and give me a vote for that too.More
Just got back from another amazing holiday its the 3visit to this amazing hotel the food as always is great as usual during the 2weeks we enjoyed 2days in a cabana which i would recomend we tried the fish restarant on the pier which was lovely we went the alacart restarants which shudnt be missed the bellini&chang mai we used twice the staff every where are so friendly and were remembered as soon as we arrived our room was amazing with a view to die for will certainly be going back next year cant wait thank you again for the amazing time jose&charles ingramMore
This place is a Thomson 5T all inclusive. Having been to Thomson 5T Blue Lagoon Village Kos last year and First Choice Holiday Village Rhodes ( also 5 star ) the previous 2 years this did not live up to my expectation. It has had a refurb this year, however this stopped at the lobby and rooms. Whilst both of these did look amazing i felt that once you stepped outside it went downhill. The whole outdoors needs upgrading especially around the amphitheatre which looked very tatty and around and including the sunset bar and the bridge over the pool. It basically needs modernising and none of these areas were 5 star. At the previous places mentioned there was waiter service all day at pool and all night with glasses removed as soon as they were finished and a replacement offered, this did not happen here and i felt the pool areas were not cleared away very often. However had i not experienced this before i may not have noticed. Service was fairly poor at breakfast and evening meal, rarely came down to a cleared table and waited a long time for tea/coffee in the morning or a drink in the evening. However the staff did work extremely hard, i feel it was just a lack of them. The food was amazing though with a lot of variety and i would say this was one of the hotels best quality along with the entertainment team. They were the most lively, enthusiastic team ever. They made an effort to get to know everyone at the pool, very friendly and worked very hard. The main guy ( can't remember name ) was THE BEST! I would say though if you have young kids, the entertainment doesn't start until 9.15pm so may be too late for young ones, mine is 10 so no problem. Some giant fans wouldn't go amiss in the theatre, it was about 10 degrees hotter in there than anywhere and struggled to stay for the entertainment due to the heat, it was unbearable ( August ).
Thomson kids club was empty, my son attended 3 times and on all 3 occasions there was only one other child in there, i have never seen this before, we have normally been turned away as so busy.
The other slightly annoying thing was the pools were all deep with no shallow areas( except in baby pool ) I am just under 5 foot and my son shorter than that and neither of us could touch the floor so couldn't play ball etc. Places i have been before have all had shallow sections.
Having said all this i think it's a great place if you have teenagers as many activities and groups for them and the entertainment team really focus on them so with this in mind, if they were to update the outside and modernise it i would definitely return when my son is of this age. Had it been advertised with Thomson as a 4T it would have had a different review i just feel it didn't justify a 5T ratingMore
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