I would recommend this complex to other families. We had a very enjoyable stay. Hope the following will help others :-
Rooms & complex - apartments are very good. We had a one bed apartment and this was big enough for 2 adults and 2 kids. Large fridge freezer. Ask for room over looking pool area. Nicer view than the road although nosier at night. Thomson guests are all in the same complex. Only about 6 english families when we were there. Mainly itialian and german. Pool complex opens at 8.30. Watch the germans - they jump the walls to get to the sunbeds ! Air conditioning and safes are free which is excellent. You can hire a bike for 2 euros each for a day. Good value and they are needed sometimes as the walk into town is quite long. At leat 15 mins to get to main resort road. Entertainment is ok but geared to Italians which is understandable. Pool complex is very good.
Beach - very Italian with rows and rows of sunbeds. Not for us - we only went once although there is a free shuttle bus and free sunbeds.
Resort - The resort is huge and.goes on for ever. There is one main road. Pedestrians only in the evening. Loads of shops and restaurants. Quite pleasant though.
Food - a bit disappointing but good value. Mainly pizza and pasta. We found it hard to find somewhere that we would go back to. Best restaurant by far is Venexia on piazza treviso (opposite Atmosphera which is also good but busy). The Venexia is friendly and good value with a good choice. There is also an excellent takeaway pizza place opposite complex (ice & fire i think). Family pizza for approx 13 euros which is huge and very nice - all freshly made while u wait.
Excursions - Venice by day and night is much better than the day trip but all thomson trips are expensive. You are better getting the local bus which includes boat for about 22 euros. There is a water park at Livorno ? best to get the local bus there which is no problem. Very good but 20 euros each to get in. We also hired a car and went to the caves at Slovenia. These were brilliant and definitely recommended. Thomson car hire is useless as you have to go to another town to collect. Ask at reception instead.
One thing we were surprised about was the attitude of the Italians. Generally they were quite rude and arrogant in restaurants and shops. Service was mainly poor. I think this is just the way they come across.
- Also Known As:
- Villaggio Planetarium Hotel Bibione