Child friendly hotel, Devon – Near Kingsbridge & Salcombe, South Devon
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About Thurlestone Hotel
Families have a rich choice of activities and sports to enjoy during their stay
A stunning majestic white building, sunshine glinting off large glass panels against the backdrop of a lush green hillside - you know this is going to be a special venue. Situated in a spectacular unspoilt coastal location in South Devon, with just a 5 minute walk to the sea, the Thurlestone Hotel has all the ingredients for a perfect family holiday. You can rest assured families receive the warmest of welcomes and you will be well looked after. With an indoor and outdoor swimming pool the Thurlestone Hotel also offers an extensive choice of onsite leisure facilities and activities for all ages that are free of charge.
The Away with the Kids review
Situated in a spectacular unspoilt coastal location The Award Winning Thurlestone Hotel is the place to stay in Devon if the kids love being active and are constantly looking for things to do. Mums and Dads can appreciate the family entertainment in the holidays and weekends and even take turns for a bit of pampering in the Beauty Room or perhaps a game of golf is more befitting. You would never expect to find a large hotel in such a fabulous location as you travel down winding country roads and past thatched cottages. It is not until you arrive at your destination and turn off the narrow village lane into the hotels car park that you can truly appreciate the impressive stature of the hotel and the magic of the setting.
Accommodation for Families
Families can be accommodated together in sea view family suites, village view family suites and sea view standard family rooms. All family rooms offer baby listening and cots, linen, highchairs, and a pre-bookable baby-sitting service available. All bedrooms have an en-suite bath & shower, baskets of toiletries, fluffy white towels and bathrobes, Sky TV, telephone internet access and most importantly of all comfy beds with crisp linen sheets.
Family Friendly Restaurant
Their reputation and many years of experience have been awarded with the prestigious Egon Ronay Henry the Duck award for excellence in catering and facilities for children. They offer a choice of dining arrangements for your children dependent on their age. For younger children supper is served daily from 5.15 - 6.00pm in the restaurant with a new children's menu featuring a number of healthy organic options and daily specials. Early supper times are there in the hope that parents can enjoy a peaceful meal once the youngsters are asleep using the baby listening service. For this reason babies and children in high chairs are not permitted in the restaurant during dinner service. Older Children are welcome to join their parents for dinner in the restaurant instead of children's supper at an additional charge of £20, but are asked to treat the occasion with the utmost respect. Special non-alcoholic children's cocktails are available for special treats. During school holiday periods the restaurant will open half an hour earlier to allow guests with younger children to dine together.
Things for Families to Do
Indoor facilities include a warm indoor pool with separate paddling pool, children's video and games library, family badminton courts, table tennis and snooker room and as a special treat for young ladies, mini manicures and facials are now available on request from our Beauty Room. For the adults needing to expend a bit of energy try the gym and spa. There is a supervised children's play room and, at certain times during holidays and weekends, entertainments such as treasure hunts, magicians, clowns, cartoons, quizzes and their own dedicated children's Danny the Dolphin Club. Outdoor facilities include large heated outdoor pool with children's paddling pool, hotel gardens with plenty of space to play, children's climbing frame, family tennis courts, croquet and 9 hole golf course.
South Devon Location and Nearby Beaches
A short distance from the hotel are two safe sandy beaches providing the perfect place for the family to play, paddle, swim, snorkel, canoe, windsurf, sail, explore the rock pools and build sandcastles. The larger of the two, Thurlestone Sands is an award winning Blue Flag National Trust beach with summertime lifeguard service. Bantham beach, 10 minutes drive away is renowned for its great waves for any children wanting to surf."
The Thurlestone is large family friendly hotel with impressive facilities, fabulous location and a dedicated children's club in school holidays which runs a variety of activities for the kids throughout the day. If your kids like to be always on the go this is the place for you. It has won numerous awards the latest recognition comes from The Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2010 as proud Winners of the Large Hotel of the Year Award.
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