With Ca’n Picafort’s sandy beach and town centre close by, Hotel Haiti has got itself a really handy spot.
Hotel Haiti has done well on the location front. Ca’n Picafort’s stretch of white sand is less than 10 minutes’ walk down a hill, and it’s about the same distance to the bars and restaurants in the town centre.
The hotel has a swimming pool and sunbathing area outside, while indoors you’ve got a buffet restaurant and a lounge bar that hosts nightly entertainment.
These twin rooms with their whitewashed walls and brightly coloured soft furnishings can sleep up to four. Air-conditioning is available at the manager's discretion. Space is limited when the room is fully occupied and there is no room for a cot.
We have just returned from hotel Haiti after staying there for 2 weeks...we arrived early hours of Sunday 9th August to be greeted by a grumpy man on reception. We was put on the 6th floor over looking the pool and main road.
Room - not refurbishes but clean, bathroom ok, rock hard beds, and the addition of ants running round too, I complained to the reception about the ants and they sprayed the room, but they was there all holiday! Clean towels everyday, rooms done every day, well beds made that's about it. TV on wall, many English channels which was a plus. Mini fridge in room too we put water in and some fruit for kids.
Food - breakfast was the best meal for me, I am a picky eater and don't tend to et much meat. If you are a meat eater you will be fine as they have pork on the menu every day, Lunch and dinner, occasional fish fish, pasta, chips and a veg too which some days I found myself just eating veg not a huge selection for non meat eaters. Not many desserts to chooses from just mousse and jelly. Fresh fruit available. The staff in the dining area are pleasant and work hard.
Pool area - my husband had to put his alarm on and get up to reserve a sun bed as we needed one near kids pool as I have a 3 year old, maybe this is because it's school holidays and maybe it's quieter when kids are at school I dunno but having to get up so early is a joke not enough sunbeds for the volume of guests.
Entertainment - every other night not enough room in the room for all
Guests the Michael Jackson tribute was great.
The last week we spent more of our time out of the hotel and ate out 4 times and everything we had was lovely the resort is clean, but we was all inclusive and we didn't intend on eating out my son hardly ate in the dining area but did when we was out. There is 2 reps at the hotel but they don't interact with guests and spend all their time on the iPads I wouldn't come back to this hotel but would the resort and also a lot of nasty little girls, one girl was purposely scratching my child in the pool parents didn't seem to care or control them so it's put me off going in school holidays - hope this review is helpful it's all true to word. More
jlbates, Barnsley, United Kingdom
Trashy social club hotel
Went for a week here on 15th Aug with my boyfriend, his mum, her partner and 14 year old son. After reading mixed reviews in trip advisor, I knew not to expect anything top of the range as we booked fully knowing it was a 3*, got a good deal for all inclusive and had planned to take money to eat out should the food not be up to our standard, knowing the amenities were a 5/10 minute walk from our doorstep.
Thank goodness we went with this view!!!
I am not sure what standard of eating other Trip Advisor reviewers are used to, but we expected just half decent canteen/school dinners and we didn't even get that at times. Breakfast is just about edible, the best meal of the day. You will get basic sausages, limp bacon, anaemic beans, plum tomatoes, cereals, curdled yoghurts and hideous fruit juices! We just about handled this for the sake of getting some substance in our belly in order to get moving early. Lunch is horrid and if you don't get in at the start of the slot you will be left with scraps and leftovers. If you are veggie, be expected to live off of pasta shells and sweet tomato sauce. Evening meal was also as basic and after trying on day one, we ate out every other lunch and evening. You can find some little gem restaurants hidden away. Strongly recommend La Pinto on the main strip.
The volume of people the hotel holds does not seem to be catered for with volume of food and also the dreaded sun beds and patio/lounge area! We were told if we wanted a day by the pool to expect to queue at the pool doors at 6am, but after seeing just how heaving and loud the area is around the tiny pool, we ventured to the beach every day.
Positive note, we were on floor 4 and our room was newly refurbished. If it hadn't have been, I think this would have easily been a holiday from hell for us. Luckily, it was nice and clean, no complaints there and had a small flat screen TV with all the usual English channels if you don't fancy sitting around the many screaming kids and absolutely awful entertainment once you've returned from sipping cocktails by the beach (trust me, worth getting out most evenings). As you can tell from my post, this was not our 'type' of holiday but for a week of sun I thought I could grin and bear it. We couldn't even do this for the last few hours before our transfer collected us. If you like tacky entertainment, grotty food, grumpy bar staff, loud guests and the place being overrun with kids all night, this is the holiday for you.
If you are used to anything quieter, this hotel is not for you.
Reception staff are lovely and they catered for us on our last day providing a spare room for showers with clean towels.
The price of this hotel doubled to what we paid for it a few weeks leading up to our departure date to Majorca. All we kept saying is how devastated we would have been had we paid this.
C'an Picfort is strongly German and the locals have very very basic English as most seem fluent in German. Suppose if we ever went back, us lazy Brits would have to make the effort to learn basic Spanish! But they know enough for you to get along ok.
Beach does get rammed, we found a spot at the quieter end and would recommend paying for the sun beds all day and get them at the back of the beach so you don't get people planting all around you. Quietens up early afternoon when the heat kicks in.
All in all a crap location, but it is what you make of it. Horizo cocktail bar became our local with v friendly staff and service!
Could do better
The hotel workers were all really great, but the hotel needs to be updated in all areas. We stayed on the 4th floor which had been refurbished,but the finishing was not great. The rooms really need a mirror above the dressing table as it is a long stretch with straighteners to the mirror by the door. The food is ok, really good around 70% of the time, but you really need to like pork as it is on the menu every day. The pool area is good, need to put your towels down at 7am, but people go out to the beach later in the day, so you can get a sunbed then. This a hotel that has a lot of turnaround of guests, so doors are constantly being opened etc. The nightly entertainment is very hit and miss, but you can't fault Lisa when the weather turns bad.More
Fantastic family hotel
I recently returned from a 2 week break with my family to this hotel. I can honestly say it is the best holiday I have had. We travelled as a family of 7, grandparentS and 3 children aged 10, 7 and 9 months and I feel the hotel suited all of us.
We did not stay in one of the refurbished rooms but our family room was spacious with a modern bathroom and pool view. Immaculately clean and beds comfortable. There are not many plug sockets so using and charging electrical items was done one at a time. Good English TV channels which helped keep children entertained whilst in the room.
Food was lovely. We did not have one bad meal and the variety was great. Carvery every night, at least two different meats each meal and fish. Lots of yummy deserts, full English breakfast as well as continental. Dining room staff extremely friendly and attentive and work so hard to please everyone. Ice creams available constantly for you to help yourself too and sandwiches in the afternoon and evening time
Like other comments, getting a sun bed was difficult especially if you needed a parasol aswell unless you reserved them early in the morning. Like other people its not something we like to do but found ourselves having to, but did not feel this spoilt the holiday, and lets face it, most of us go on holiday knowing we will have to do this so there's no point complaining about it.
Bar staff very friendly and even though there are signs saying only 2 drinks at a time, we were always able to get more that this without any issues, and never waited more than 3 - 4 minutes at busy times. They even serve slush puppies which was a big hit with the children.
As for the entertainment, well I can't praise it enough. It is run by one lady, Lisa, who works so hard to ensure there is entertainment from 10.30 in the morning until midnights. She is one of the most experienced entertainers I have come across and considering she works on her own is the best entertainer I have come across in a hotel. There were cabaret shows on a few nights, but other than that Lisa provided all the entertainment herself, from kids mini disco, game shows, tuneingo, (musical bingo). Audience participation is a must as with all holidays but at no point was there any pressure of intimidation. Lisa appears to be really passionate and caring about her job ensuring that there was indoor entertainment in the day to help get the children out of the baking sun, family movie afternoons, chocolate parties etc.
All in all I cannot fault this hotel or holiday, I found all members of staff accommodating to the extent that my daughter left her teddy bear behind and it is presently being posted back to us, Would love to go back to this hotel again.More
nlh2404, Birmingham, United Kingdom
I wish i'd read a few more reviews before booking here. Read about 3 , they mentioned how excellent the food is here and someone mentioned real bacon. You get real bacon once a week Sunday lunch, all the other times its processed rubbish. Evening meal ok. Half the hotel is on a main road though and the patios must be paper thin because you can hear every car , motorbike and bus going past all through the night. Bar staff not that friendly apart from Juan. Rock hard beds which are designed to last not for comfort. Maybe im getting old but what is it in Spain where they put two singles together to make a double. Nothing to do with hotel but the area could do with money spending aswell broken pathways, waste areas with rubbish or debris piled up, i used to love Majorca i think this might be my last time here.More