This place gives you a choice of two 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 two lagoon pools, and children get a little splash park, too. Elsewhere, there are two restaurants – including an Italian bistro – and a chic rooftop bar for after-dinner cocktails.
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We came here expecting a little glimpse of spainish tradition but this hotel is full of German families which has never been an issue before in any other hotel around the world that we have stayed in, however this hotel is geered up for the German visitors so much so that the food is mainly German food and not Spanish, staff speak German/Spanish and at a push speak English.
The spa is full of naked German people which we found hugely off putting when trying to relax. Other English guests also commented about the nudity which was only meant for the sauna, however the German guests swam in the pool/ went in steam room/ jacuzzi naked as well.
The hotel itself is beautiful and really well located but we felt like we had visited Germany rather than Spain.
After 3 days we wished we had stayed in another part of the island that wasn't so heavenly populated with German speaking people as it isolated us somewhat.
The hotel is well deserving of its 4 stars. Food is fresh and as vegetarians we has no problem with the breakfast or dinner options as there was a good variety.
3 beautiful outside pools and lovely spa (as long as you don't mind the naked people) the beach is a few mins walk away and I'd gorgous.
The local shops are good but be aware that some shop keepers are a little pushy but you can barter on prices.
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we were unaware of this and has to hit the shops as soon as we arived so that we could eat dinner in the hotel.More
Here we are again at the Gran Vista, changes this time include the reception and bar areas,money have been transformed into a contemporary style which is very pleasing on the eye. A note able difference this time is to the entertainment, this has been made better by the new entertainments manager Angel, a vert west end musical theme is now engaged the audience much more. Jose Luis Bejar the hotels Subdirector often walks around the hotel engaging with guests, nothing is too much trouble and he is very attentive when speaking with the guests. The staff here remain superb and are very friendly, they are all so special and too many to mention. Mainly occupied by German guests at around 80% we find that no problem at all, in fact I prefer that as there is no rowdiness in the hotel, all very relaxed. Well done to Gabriel and Jose, we will always return.More
George S, 190736
Just come back from Grupotel Gran Vista & Spa what a Lovely Hotel, the room was spacious,clean, there is a hairdryer in the toilet, they supply body and hair wash in the shower. Reception will supply a kettle and cups on request. There is a Gym and Spa with Sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi and a few more all free, you only pay for a Massage.
The Breakfast has a variety of different foods, on Sunday there was Smoked Salmon and Bubbly.
The swimming pools are kept clean as are the lawns and gardens, there are plenty of Sun Loungers.
Try and get a high facing the pool room, lovely views.
Everything in the hotel is clean and bright.
All the Staff are Cheerful and very Helpful.
Will be going back again later in the year.
We've just arrived back home from a 2 week stay at this hotel, overall we had a lovely time and would highly recommend it. The room was clean to a high standard (not excellent) the food was also good, better than most buffet food I have had from previous holidays. The entertainment team have a huge passion for their job and try their absolute hardest regardless of the evening entertainment not being that good. The area is lovely surrounding the hotel, there is always something to do there, regardless of the weather. The spa is beautiful as well with a very greek style to it.
As previously stated on other review's, this hotel is very German, but they do try their absolute best to communicate with everyone.More
Very Nice Hotel, Great Food and Location
Grupotel Gran Vista is a lovely hotel and spa, with grounds that are very well kept, great rooms and public areas. Our room was one of the apartments, which had twin/double bed and the option for two beds in the main lounge area (very comfortable). In addition, we had a fully functional kitchen with kettle, utensils, plates, etc., (although we only used this for cups of tea, the fridge came in handy for cold drinks). There was a large balcony and if you required, although not part of the room, washing and ironing facilities which were available at a small cost.
In addition to the many outdoor pools available (a bit too cold in May), there is also an indoor children's pool and a pool at the Spa.
We travelled as three generations (myself, my mother and my eldest son), enjoying a short European break prior to my immediate family emigrating in a couple of weeks.
The weather was not kind to us, but we were able to enjoy tennis each day (free with only a E10 deposit), crazy golf and other table tennis and football to keep us entertained on the colder days.
The restaurant was incredibly well stocked with a different theme each evening. My mother is possibly the fussiest eater I know and even she was able to find something delicious from the vast menu each evening. As an example, you can expect local food, the themed evening food (sometimes Italian, etc.), plenty of meats off the grill. There is fresh fish every single evening, either baked in a sauce or you can enjoy plain directly off a grill cooked there and then in front of you. Salads are plentiful (although son & I got Spanish tummy day 2, so avoided thereafter). Each evening there is a big selection of desserts and cheeses, along with a choice of 2 different soups. You will not be disappointed with the choice or the quality or selection of food.. Drinks are served at your table. You are not able to pay cash, but the bill is added to your room to settle as you see fit with prices very reasonable. Breakfast too was very varied with hot options available in the form of omelette (straight off a grill), fried eggs (off a grill), bacon and frankfurters, beans, tomatoes, or more continental options of cold meats, cheeses, fruit, yogurt with a champagne and smoked salmon buffet Sunday mornings.
The hotel is situated within easy walking distance to the centre of Ca'n Picafort and its beach (approx. five minute walk). From there you can enjoy other restaurants, bars and excursions.
There are many comments regarding the German influence at the hotel and this is true. It is a predominantly German hotel. I personally had no issue with this whatsoever, finding the guests polite and courteous. Whilst the staff speak Spanish, then German with English possibly their third language, they were all able to communicate without any issue in English and again, very polite, kind and welcoming.
I personally made use of the Spa. This is for over 18's only - although younger guests can still enjoy the gym if accompanied. I did find, as a reserved Brit, the nudity a little uncomfortable at the Spa, although I noted this was only allowed in the Sauna and did not experience nudity in the pool or other areas, aside from showers. As a result, I timed my visits 'out of peak time', ie., just as it re-opened at 3.40pm, although once I found myself a lone female amongst 3 naked men in a sauna when I stayed until 4.15, when things really get going in the Spa. This is perhaps more common in Germany than the UK, so be prepared for it - but harmless enough.
The treatments at the Spa were great with professional and experienced staff who knew what they were doing. I came away feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. A very enjoyable holidayMore