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.
We booked a four night stay here after a week long cruise. What a great hotel! The staff are very friendly and always willing to help. The rooms are big and very clean and the bath room has a power shower which is really powerful. A 10 minute walk down the main road gets you to a variety of shops. Or for 7 euros you can get a taxi into Alcudia. The beach is less than 100 meters across the road from the hotel, which stretches for miles in both directions. For 9 euros you get 2 loungers and a parasol. This hotel is for the uk market only so the food in the restaurant is geared to uk food. Examples include... Chicken and mushroom pie, turkey, turkey and chicken scollops, full English breakfast items..... Black pudding, mushrooms, potatoes, bacon,eggs ect. Which are all great... You can't fault the food at all, it's always hot and very tasty. Some people moan about having to cut a nob of butter of a block of butter instead of getting little sachets.... Well if that's all you can find to moan about... Really get a life! This is also a no kids hotel! The bar is open from 10:00 till 23:45, lunch is 12:00 to 14:30 and dinner from 16:00 to 21:00. After this time there is no food available. We didn't find this to be a problem... We were always to full to eat anything after this time anyway.... The beds are firm and very comfortable. Free wifi is available in all rooms even on the top floor. Overall view of this hotel is excellent.... Booking is a must if you are going to alcudia and want a quiet holiday.More
mouldystains, Caerphilly, United Kingdom
Never go on first impressions.... Brilliant!!
After reading the reviews, we were a bit sceptical, but went with an open mind. On arrival, we noticed quite a few of the older generation! And we thought Oh God, what have we done.....
How wrong were we to judge on first impressions...
My husband and I have just returned from having the best 10 day holiday..
The holiday is what you make it. Just get involved in what's going on there, with games, quizzes etc. we've never really got involved before, but it was such good fun. And if you win, you get a certificate or a prize.
The animation team work extremely hard to try and please everyone, even though their humour can be a little dry at times, but very nice guys. I even adopted young James for the time we were there!! Bless him!!
The hotel staff are amazing, they work their socks off in every area. The hotel is spotlessly clean everywhere. Excellent selection of hot and cold food to suit every taste. Drinks are served in glasses, which you don't always get in all inclusives.
The rooms are more than adequate, I mean you only shower and sleep in them! What more do you want?
The beach is just fantastic, only a short, and I mean short walk across from the hotel. The water is so clear and warm (warmer than the pool!)
The only criticism I have is that it's about a 15 minute walk either way if you want to go to a bar or restaurant for a change of scenery. I recommend Posh Paddys when Brendan O'Brian is playing. What a brilliant musician and entertainer. You'll have a great night if he's playing there.
Overall, this hotel is just great. Ignore the negative remarks. Obviously these guests didn't get involved in anything. Try it, you really will enjoy it. We never did before, and we loved it. And talk to the other guests, some of the older guests are quite young at heart, and have some great stories to tell. Real characters! And to all the younger people that are thinking of booking. Don't just sit there in the corner, mix with others, and you won't find it so bad.
I have written this review, (my first ever!) as honestly as I possibly can. Hope it helps you to decide on this Ab Fab hotel.More
Jayne W, London, United Kingdom
Cannot understand how people find many or any negatives about this hotel?
Well as my title suggests there are very few negatives to mention at this hotel (but of the people who put one star reviews on this hotel I notice that some of the other reviews that these people have done they have given mostly negatives on other properties, perhaps these people do not like going on holiday LOL).
Anyway back to my thoughts. A very efficient check in by friendly reception staff. The staff throughout the hotel are friendly the bar staff always smiling and laughing work really hard and as others say, there is seldom a long wait even though the queue may look long. The restaurant staff are superb, working hard and in a friendly smiling manner. All other staff around the hotel are friendly, including the animation team John and James, who both are probably not the best entertainment team in the world but they work hard and try to make you laugh.
The food is first class, the plates are kept warm (especially near the show cooking where you need a serviette to carry them) so how people can moan about cold plates is beyond me? There is so much selection it would be difficult not to find something you like. Salads and soups are excellent and the main courses very good. Puddings are usually very good, some nights better than others.
Nice that you can help yourself to wines beers and get soft drinks including fruit juices and water from the various machines. My only gripe is the people who feel they need to fill their water bottles from the water machine - it is unhygenic and why do they need to do it as there are plenty of cups near the pool bar water machine use them!
The sun bed race at 8 is funny we went to watch it one morning people waiting patiently for the chairs to be moved so they could rush to get their favourite seats, thankfully this was just a very small percentage of people who were practicing this trait which we associate with the Germans!
Plenty of beds around the pool and in the various gardens (in fact we used the garden you get the sun for longer than around the pool).
The room we had 403 had a great view to the lake which is behind the supermarket and we could also see the lovely hills behind the lake as well as the pool and gardens below us.
The room is small - hence I reckon a reason why this is not 4 star but it is very clean and is kept clean by the hard working cleaning staff,
Entertainment - well there were shows 4 nights which were better than I expected them to be judging by some of the reviews on here.
All in all a very good hotel - You are paying for a three star hotel and getting much more than three star, I have stayed in 5 star hotels that are on par with this hotel. If we go back we would certainly return to this hotel.
One point I would mention is the Thomson staff who I think are the most unfriendly I have encountered, they never acknowledge you and the girl with the glasses is the poorest communicator I have encountered, at both the welcome and departure meetings she mumbled and spoke at about 500 words a minute so it was impossible to hear what she said.More
We spent a week at this hotel at the end of August, and we had a lovely time! The location of the hotel is very good - it has a long beach at the back of it and is only a 25 minute walk (slowly) into the centre of Alcudia. The rooms are a good size and nicely decorated, and the whole hotel had a very modern feel to it. The beds were comfortable and the bedrooms were cleaned to a high standard each day. The food was varied and usually had a wide range of choices each day, with a show cooking section that featured special dishes - e.g. Indian, Chinese, Sunday Roast etc. The entertainment was very good; on some nights, live groups performed such as a Gary Barlow tribute or The Beatles tribute, whereas on other nights the animation team (John and James) and hotel staff provided the entertainment - sometimes a quiz, karaoke, cocktail making demonstrations. The entertainment during the day was good - there was a daily quiz around lunchtime, then activities such as darts, pool games etc. The bar team were brilliant - we never waited long for a drink and all inclusive runs from 10am until 11:45pm. The Thomson reps were very helpful and were in the hotel twice a day, every day. We never struggled to find a sunbed around the pool - if you want one in a specific spot then you do have to get up and reserve them, but otherwise there are always some available.
Overall, we had an excellent stay at this hotel and had no problems at all - would definitely come back and stay again, and would recommend to others!More
Danielle T, Burnley, UK
We booked this hotel for 7 nights as a last minute break.
Although it was only 3 star the service, cleanliness, food and location were all excellent.
The rooms were basic, but adequate although the beds and pillows were very hard.
Entertainment was mixed, but the live groups as a whole were top class.
The animation team were o.k they tried their hardest.
The pool is quite small and not much sun bathing areas if you want that kind of thing.
Saw lots of people queuing to put their towels out as the pool was not open until 8.00.
If you want to use the beach it is a short walk across the road, its a public beach so you have to pay for your sunbeds. Also you need to walk back for your all inclusive drinks, and toilet etc which is a pain.
Bonus was; no children, so the pool area was very quiet.
Hotel was English only, very friendly people with ages ranging from 20-80.
Must mention all the bar staff who were excellent, never had to wait long for a drink, plus the restaurant, reception, cleaners all worked flat out in the busy periods,
I would return for another quick break but only for 7 days.More
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