Just come back from this hotel on the 24 May after spending 11 nights there. The hotel itself is clean, extremely well run and staff are very efficient and very pleasant at the same time. We had an apartment on Plana 2 which was very spacious and well appointed.
LOTS of swimming pools, all very clean with lifeguards but water VERY cold. We only managed to get in on last 3 days when weather was hot to warm us when we got out.
The entertainment highlights were The Beatles night and Gary Barlow night and the Magician, which all sadly lasted for only a very short time and then there was nothing for adults for the rest of evening. We spent last few nights around bar at adult area pool sampling the cocktails with a rather pleasant barlady named Sheva.
We booked this as a Thomson Platinum 5 star but think the hordes of under school age children stops it being this rating. We realised it was a family orientated hotel but were not prepared for the shouting, wailing, naughty behaviours and general mayhem created by all these toddlers and babies. Obviously, some parents were in control but not all. We naively thought most kids would be at school but perhaps their half term was earlier than in our County, because there were also children of school age present! The same behaviours were also experienced in the bar during entertainment time.
The only saving grace for us was the completely adult only pool and bar and the small OUTSIDE dining area saved for adults. If it hadn't been for these two things I think we would have been in despair. Think owners really should provide adult only entertainment area and lounge area.
We had a day trip to Palma which was brilliant, although the bus trip took an hour and a half to two hours picking up along the way. Also several other little resorts along the coast easily reached by local bus service which is very efficient and cheap. You can also use the Ting Ting train which is nice if not in a hurry.
I must also say that Jamie the Thomson rep and his new young lady assistant were extremely pleasant and helpful and I commend them.
Overall a good holiday and believe it or not we did manage to relax!
Having said all that, we did have a lovely relaxing holiday and thought the area was
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