This place gives you a choice of 2 lagoon pools, and it’s just a short walk to the beach.
Location-wise, this place is pretty central. You only have to cross a main road, walk for a few minutes and you’re at the beach, while it’s less than a 5-minute walk to C’an Picafort’s shops, bars and restaurants.
The hotel has 2 lagoon pools, and children get a little splash park, too. Elsewhere, there are 2 restaurants – including an Italian bistro – and a chic rooftop bar for after-dinner cocktails.
My partner and I visited Can picafort in Sept. The resort is probably one of the quieter resorts which was something we were looking for. We are in our late 30s and found there to be a good selection of decent bars with Cocktails that were very good...not the usual rubbish that some of the busy resorts in Spain offer.
The beach is probably the main selling point. Temps were in the 30s so a steady breeze from the sea kept us cool. The water was warm and the beach sandy. The place is ideal for families with young kids, and there were lots of them. Before going for a meal at the hotel the long line of empty push chairs sitting outside the restaurant confirmed this. On the whole...great for kids and families...probably go else where if you are a couple looking to escape for a quiet break.
As for the hotel, the pool area is very nice as the pictures suggest. Lots of grass and a great pool side bar/ restaurant. The staff were busy and service never suffered. All were friendly and happy.
The spa was amazing. Whilst the treatments cost, the sauna, steam room and indoor pool is included in the holiday cost. One of the best I've been to.
The negative points...
A small point is the resort is very German. Nothing against the Germans it was just a little overwhelming. The whole resort is popular with Germans and everything has a German focus.
The hotel needs a refresh, and upgrade. The aircon in the room did not work properly. We had it set on its coldest setting and we had real issues sleeping. The hotel corridors were very very warm. We complained and were told an engineer would visit that morning. 3 days and 3 complaints later and still no note or info to suggest anyone had looked at the issue. I then had to demand the issue be looked at. Eventually they offered another room only to find the aircon was the same. So be warned the rooms are very hot.
Summary, great for families and kids have a great pool area. Gorgeous spa and happy waiting staff. Food is usual buffet stuff. Too hot to sleep. Oh and short walk to a sandy beach where you can cool down.More
simply the best
this was our second visit here, and we had an amazing time. it was my husbands 50th birthday while we were there and I would like to thank you for the fruit plate and bottle of wine that was in our room on arrival and the bottle of champagne that was in our fridge on my husbands actual birthday, it really made his day. our hotel room was lovely looking over the pools, I sat on the balcony every morning watching the sunrise. we used the roof top bar this time and had many a cocktail there while watching the sun set. our room was lovely, on the first night we had a problem with the air conditioning, it was dripping water over the floor. I reported this to the reception before we went into dinner, when we went to our room after dinner it had been sorted and the water cleared up like it had never been there. we had a VERY SMALL problem with our wardrobe door, we didn't report it as it was not interfering with us at all, the cleaning lady Cati (who was lovely) obviously reported it and within the hour of her leaving our room the maintenance man was there to repair it(That is what you call service). the food was lovely but would agree with the previous comment about maybe not so much Varity but more care taken over what is set out for dinner, I am not saying that what we ate was horrible because it was not, we just fancied so much on the menu but could not possible eat a bit of everything without bursting. we had the BBQ that they hold on the Thursday evening again this food was delicious but WAY to much, there was 4 different meats and we thought you could choose which you wanted but you were given them all. if you are thinking about visiting the hotel for a first time but you are not sure please do not hesitate you will have a great time, the staff do everything they possible can to make your stay enjoyable, even though it is mainly a German hotel please do not let that put you off all the staff speak good English and there will we other English people there are well.
finally I would like to say a big thank you to the following staff, Helen in the Spa she was lovely on our arrival and it was nice that she recognised us from the previous year.
David in the lunch time restaurant, evening restaurant and evening entertainment bar, he was extremely helpful, funny, entertaining, and VERY hard working (good luck with your wedding in January)
Pepe an amazing person, working in the entertainment bar, again very funny helpful and entertaining.
both waiters work really hard and they have amazing memories, not only do they remember what you normally order (although I did like to confuse Pepe a few times by asking for a tea), they run around taking orders, delivering the orders to the bar, then collect 5 or 6 orders at a time and then know exactly who had ordered what and where they were sitting. when we first arrived Pepe recognised us straight away and he just about remembered what we drank the last time we were there, David when he first saw us came up and gave me a kiss on the cheek and shook my husbands hand and said welcome back. when you think about how many people they see and the fact that they recognised us made us both feel very welcome.
they both stated that the biggest tip they could receive would be for you to come back and visit again, this is something we will definitely do.
if you do an employee award, these 2 also deserve to be nominated (along with Jose the deck chair guy)More
harveyhousehold, Northampton, United Kingdom
3rd Very Good Stay at the Gran Vista
My family have Just returned from our 3rd holiday at the Gran Vista. Our holiday started off on an excellent note when we were allocated the room we had requested when we first booked our holiday and followed this up with an email to the hotel a few weeks before we arrived. As this was our 3rd stay at the Gran Vista we knew what to expect and we were not disappointed. The grounds of the hotel are worthy of a 5 star as are the many swimming pools and the spa. All the staff are so polite and helpful and it is good to be recognised as a returning guest. Can Picafort is a delightful and safe resort, whatever the time of day or night, and there is plenty to do for all age groups. For the energetic a walk from Alcudia back to Can Picafort is recommended (approx 7 kilometres) on the continuous golden sandy beaches. Although there is a massive choice of food available I do not believe that it is consistently worthy of a 4 star rating. Perhaps less quantity and higher quality food would be beneficial to your guests. The Wifi is also very poor. The limited free Wifi did not work so I had to buy a week voucher for 15 euros as I had some work to do. This was also poor and the range of signal was very limited. As I was only staying for 11 nights I had to pay another 15 euros for the extra part week. A tip for those staying longer than a week is to request a months access to the internet as it costs 25 euros and will therefore save you 5 euros. This really needs to be addressed for next summer with free Wifi access to all rooms to make it worthy of being a true 4 star rating hotel. It is due to this issue that I have only awarded 4 stars instead of 5 stars. Finally a special mention to 3 of your staff - Josetta who kept our room clean and tidy, Yanina who has made us feel very welcome in the restaurant (over the past 2 years) as we have sat in the same section for breakfast and dinner and last but not least the amazing Jose. This man is a legend. We worked out that he must stack up over 8000 sun beds a month as well as keeping all the grounds both inside the complex and outside spotless (we even saw him cleaning the dining room roof!!). This man just did not stop working from daybreak to after dark 7 days a week but still found time to say hello (even turning off his leaf blower when doing so) each day. If you have an employee award Jose should be awarded it. Please pass on our thanks to these members of your team. On returning to the hotel one night we were pleasantly surprised to see a familiar face behind the reception. This was Pedro who we have known for many years from past holidays at the Clumba Mar and we believe that he is an excellent addition to your team. All being well we hope to return for our 4th visit in 2015.More
davidbA4037OS, Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Great hotel if you are German
The hotel, rooms, food, staff, infact everything about the place is superb but we booked it through Thomson from their platinum range, foolishly thinking that as it was offered in the Thomson brochure there may be a few English about.
We were wrong.
Rep is German TUi, Thomson put a telephone number in the book at the rep desk and say call if you need us.
Entertainment is aimed at the German guests, which is understandable as there are virtually no other nationalities at the hotel.
It doesn't detract from the place but from an english point of view it does leave you a bit isolated.
Good location, 5 minutes walk from the beach and straight into all the local bars and restaurants.More
Ian1965uk, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Gran Vista - just grand!
This hotel was just as good as when we stayed here 3 years ago. We couldn't believe that even the waitress remembered us! The staff are all very friendly and so helpful and always smiling as if they really enjoy their job. The hotel is lovely - so relaxing - you can do as much or as little as you want. We joined in with Volleyball, Shooting, Table tennis, Darts... but other days just stayed on our sunbeds. The pools are lovely and the grounds great. Never seen so many sunbeds - even in August at 2pm we counted 40 sunbeds piled up ready for guests. Pick one up put it where you want - what could be better.The hotel has in indoor pool, an outdoor pool by the terrace and another freeform pool plus kiddies pools. These lovely grounds mean plenty of space for everyone. Refreshments and lunches are vale for money - not expensive and the rooftop bar in the evening is just so relaxing looking at the stars and watching planes fly in - not to mention the views of C'an Picafort and Alcudia. This is a family hotel but we are two adults and did not feel out of place - it suits everyone. We would happily come back - you would go a long way to find a more relaxing, better hotel for a holiday. Excellent.More
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