Hotel has a very smart appearance with guests from all over. Very fresh and very clean - always a cleaner abount!
You arrive and have to go up to steps or slope to the front doors. It\'s a non smoking hotel apart from outside and in the Habana Bar.
Hotel seems to have everything! laundry area, showers for leaving day, luggage room.
Open reception area with maps & papers on sale, money exchange, most staff spoke english (one actually British)internet and playstations, thompson desk, Animation information board, tables and chairs. toasties, drinks machines for late night hunger pangs.
Access to the main bar where evening entertainment held.
Thompsons entertain until 9pm ( never saw any of this to coment), then animations kids disco till 10pm then various acts - man with snakes, chinese acrobats, spanish acrobats magicians.Entertainment was varied, although some not to ...
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Bar did get busy in the evening with poeple getting there very early, Happy hour was 5pm-6pm. There\'s an outside seated area.
Through the bar you get to the restaurant.
Food was outstanding, breakfast choice of cold meats, cheese, rolls, toast, boiled eggs, beans, sausage, bacon, tomatoes, fried egg, fruit,toasties, pancakes, sweet breads and jams, omelettes, cava, fruit juice, cereals, coffee, tea etc.....
Dinner lots of choice but recommend looking round all the food areas first. salad bar, soups, rolls, hot food all being restocked all the time, various puddings, fruit, icecream, cheese & biscuits, hot griddle freshly looked steaks or burgers etc, aswell as kids buffet.
Best time to go for breakfast we found was before 9.15am and dinner was after 7.15pm if you didn\'t want it too busy.
On a Monday it\'s their speciality nights, chinese one week, Spanish the next. Gala night on Sat was very nice. You have to pay for drinks in the evening.
Stayed in a family room on 2nd floor of the newer part overlooking the less crowded pool (the one with the bar in the middle of it) and sea (room 281)we had sun during the day but not in the evening-
Double bed in one room with fitted wardrobes and safety deposit box and patio doors to balcony with table and chairs and washing line/airer.
Main room with wardrobe, desk & tv with 3 british channels, 2 or 3 single bed (real beds not put-me-up type)window and bathroom - shower/bath, double sink, bidet and loo and hairdryer.
The maid made the the beds every day, not sure how often the linen was changed-probably 3 times in 2 weeks, but the room was cleaned everyday!
Thompsons have their own kids clubs down stairs next to indoor pool. Kids liked them but times were a bit awkward for us as in 2 different age groups.
Animation Team were fantastic! My daughter was on the dancefloor doing their dances every night!
Various events during the day for adults and kids clubs for kids (4-12yrs)of all nationalities in their cabin and evening club downstairs 10pm -11.30pm.
There\'s a park, crazy golf, roller skates, bike hire and zoo at the front of the hotel.
Pools-the main one was busy from very early on even though it said towels weren\'t to be put on beds.
There\'s a freeform pool and a square pool (where they play volley ball etc)and a kids pool. A stage for daytime entertaimnet and pool bar, lots of beds.
The other pool was less crowded earlier on but the beds are very close together as in the other pool area but on this side there is room to move them and spread out. Pool bar in the middle and baby pool. Steps down to the indoor pool. Towels were put down but not until 9am around this side-same time other pool side would have been full.
There\'s a lounge area, snack bar, pool tables and card tables aswell as access to the front through the snack bar.
There is a supermarket outside which was very reasonable and a few bars like the Tavern, Mamas and Papas and Pepe\'s. 10 mins to the left (along the sea front) and your in Pineda and 15 mins to the right your in Calella.
Tour Operator: Portland