Combine an adults-only hotel with a beachside location and you’ve got a winning formula.
Just across a quiet road is the beach – miles of golden sand sandwiched between pine trees and shallow water. You’re a few minutes’ walk from the shops and bars of Playa de Muro, and about 20 from Alcudia.
This hotel holds a trump card – it’s adults-only, and we don't accept bookings for under 16s, so there’s a relaxed feel. It comes with a good-sized pool, a buffet restaurant and a bar.
I been ti this hotel times , normally in June. This year I went back for second visit in October. I was surprised and pleased that standars had been maintained even thouh there was only 2 weeks to go to end of season. As there are quite a few bad comments about the food I have shown some pictures of the food supplied for 1 meal - it was excellent. I have however only 2 gripes on behalf of my wife:- 1 being she always finds the beds hard. I know the hotel underwnet a complete refurb but that was 8 years ago, maybe review is now required. 2 Why was the pool about 75mm deeper that in June? It does not matter except if you are onyt 5ft 2" tall and you cannot stand up without drowning.
Gripes over maybe someone will take note.
Hotel very clean staff polite and Thompson girls very helpful what morev could I ask for. Even plenty of sunbeds to go around without the summer rush.
Will be back again next June and hopefully my wife will be able to use the pool.. Manager take noteMore
mickByr6, Fareham, United Kingdom
We stayed at this hotel and had a very nice relaxing time. Therooms were of good standard and kept very clean. Food in the self service restaurant was plentiful and their was a good selection of food to choose from. Toilet facilities in and around bar, restaurant and entertainment are a little sparse. Main complaint from us for the holiday was there are no pool towels available at all which is not good given the weight restrictions on flights these days.More
A Hat Trick!
This was our third consecutive year at this hotel although previously we went in August. Because we had been there before, we didn't bother to check Trip Advisor until after we booked, just to see what others were saying. We were a bit dismayed by some of the comments and became worried that it wouldn't be up to the same standard as before. Also, because we were going near the end of the season (the hotel closes on 31st October) we thought that they may be winding down. We needn't have worried. Most of the staff were the same ones as before and were just as friendly and helpful. The bedrooms are quite small but they are well equipped with all the usual, television, hairdryer etc., and also a small fridge, which is unusual in an all inclusive hotel. Rooms are cleaned every day and the whole hotel is kept spotless. The maids never seem to stop and are always smiling.
The food in the restaurant is very varied and I would think there would be something to suit everyone's taste. There is a menu on view at the door to the dining room each morning showing lunch and dinner options. Each night there is what they call "show cooking" which varies from Chinese, Mexican, Indian, Spanish, Carvery and even Roast Beef! The usual fish, meat, pasta and vegetarian dishes are also kept topped up, along with soup, salads and lots of lovely desserts. You can help yourself to bottles of beer or wine, white, sparkling or rose, from the fridge at lunch and dinner and also red wine is available. Plates are cleared with speed and a smile. My only problem in the restaurant was with people reserving tables. I don't mind if it's for ease of access for wheelchairs or for someone with walking difficulties, but we saw people struggling to get seats while tables sat empty for most of the evening.
Dinner over, you can sit outside by the pool with a nice cocktail, glass of beer, wine or whatever takes your fancy, served by the very efficient friendly staff who never stop. Just remember to queue at the left or Pedro will tell you off! (in the nicest possible way). Or you can sit in the comfortable air conditioned entertainment lounge. I don't know what happened to last year's brilliant animation team, but this year's, John and James, were a bit lacking in my opinion Over the two weeks there were only a handful of acts, other nights there was a quiz, but nothing started until 9.30pm. There just didn't seem to be any enthusiasm.
If you're looking for a relaxing time, this hotel is ideal. They appear to have invested in more sunbeds and brollies, both round the pools and in the gardens, so you can usually manage to get one no matter the time of day. The hotel was really busy during our stay but there were always empty beds to be had. If you prefer the beach, you can't get much better than the one opposite. Just follow the path from the front door and you're on a lovely sandy beach with shallow water, safe for every age. If you fancy a drink while you sunbathe, just pop over to the bar and bring one back. There's a "swap box" at the rep's desk where guests drop any unwanted toiletries as they leave, so it can come in handy if you run out of something near the end of your holiday. Also beach mats, brollies and inflatable sunbeds are often left behind and books and magazines can be swapped too.
The hotel is in a good location, within walking distance of the Port of Alcudia. It takes about 45 minutes but there is a good bus service which only costs 1e 55c each way. The same fare applies to the old town which hosts the market on Sunday and Tuesday. In the other direction is Playa de Muro but that only takes a few minutes to walk. There are lots of nice shops, bars and cafes. Smith's, down a side street on the left serves a nice coffee and apple pie while The Posh Paddy's across the road is nice for a refreshing drink.
The hotel has free Wifi this year but there is also a computer in the lobby which only costs 1 euro for 15 minutes.
Don't take any notice of negative comments about this hotel. As they say, you can't please everyone!More
dot049, Dundee, United Kingdom
Just back from a last-minute week long break. We booked it online and although Thomson advertise it as a '4T' we only expected a 3 Star hotel. We were very pleasantly surprised. Yes it is a 3 star, but a very good one.
Let's start with the resort and location.
Not been to Alcudia or Port de Alcudia before but very impressed. Clean, welcoming, plenty of shops, bars and restaurants and a beautiful beach, the Platja Alcudia. The hotel is situated just off the main road between Port de Alcudia and C'an Picafort about a mile and a half out of the Port. The actual entrance is in a quiet side road at the rear (front ?) of the hotel. Walk across this road from the hotel entrance and you walk through some lovely pine trees and on to the beach. A lovely beach, clean and safe and you can wade out into the water about 50 yards and it is still only knee deep. Usual water sports available and the daily charge of 9 euros for two comfy beds and an umbrella is not unreasonable. It will take you about an hour to walk to the Port along the beach.
All the main buses stop just outside the hotel for exploring the island. Plus there is an Eroski right across from the hotel for your nibbles.
Quite a small hotel, (which we like) and a big plus - no children, (although there were a few
50 + gentlemen who were a pain in the neck for a while). Spotlessly clean, well kept gardens, plenty of sunbeds, patio tables and chairs etc. Two pools. The larger one quite deep and unfortunately very cold.
Comfortable, airy, clean. We liked that you helped yourself to wine, beer etc rather than having to wait for a refill and surprisingly for an AI hotel, let alone a 3 * the wine was quite good. The food was generally very good and varied but as the hotel is a Thomson only, it caters more so for the British palate so a 'full English' was always available for breakfast if that's what you like. Downside? There were a few times when the food, especially the vegetables could have been hotter. But that's being picky.
Again, very clean, a bit on the small side but adequate. Very strange bathroom door? Never seen a glass one before. Downside? The bed, - but this is a subjective comment,- the mattresses were very hard for our liking and the beds creak loudly with every movement and as the walls are so thin you can hear next door's creaks as well. But the mattress was changed for a (slightly) softer one at our request so no drama.
Not particularly good, but again that is a personal taste comment. The background music during the day and evening should be more suited to the clientele age group.
Two very pleasant young ladies, efficient and helpful.
Ok, this is what Thomson and the hotel owners should do. The staff without exception at the Platja D'Or should be cloned and the clones then sent to all other Thomson hotels to train the staff there as to the proper way to do the job. They were ALL polite, friendly, approachable, helpful and professional in their respective duties.
There were one or two minor niggles/suggestions which I will not bother mentioning but will instead contact the hotel directly with my comments.
But as hotels and holidays go, the Platja D'Or was a real pleasure. Andreu, please give everyone our thanks and hasta luego.
PS. A helpful tip. This has nothing to do with the hotel. But if you are considering using the Thomson 'day before bag drop' at Birmingham Airport, be advised that the bag drop desk is not manned continually between 12 noon and 10 pm, so you have to telephone for assistance and depending whether you are lucky or not someone might turn up within half an hour. I had to wait and it cost me Â£17.00 parking fee!!!
Question. Is Birmingham Airport the worst airport in the UK?More
skytortoise, cannock england
One of the Best Hotels we have stayed in whilst on holiday
The hotel is really clean and maintained (although our visit was at the end of the season). The staff are all very pleasant and helpful. My wife as special dietary needs and the hotel catered for this in an excellent manner with nothing being too much trouble.. It is a very convenient location for the beach which is a very short walk across a very quiet streetMore
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