This place has it all, from a splash park to a scuba diving school – not to mention five pools and as many restaurants.
Palms, pine trees and lawns surround this hotel, giving it an away-from-it-all feel. That said, you’re right next to Cala Mandia’s white-sand beach, and just a 5-minute drive from Porto Cristo.
There’s a choice of five pools, including one that’s adults only. There’s also a splash park, complete with a giant pirate ship. And for meals, there are five restaurants, including a Fifties-style diner.
Full Board buffet meals. Late Continental breakfast 10.30-11.30.
Selected local and international alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 10.30-24.00. Coffee and tea 13.30-18.00. Beer, wine, mineral water and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.
Snacks and ice-cream 10.30-18.00. Pastries 13.30-18.00 and cakes 15.00-17.00.
These 1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to four. They come with towel change three times a week and linen change twice a week. These apartments are in Zone A and have a separate bedroom with twin beds and two sofa-beds in lounge.
These family suites sleep up to four and are in Zone B - a quieter area near the 'Flower Power' restaurant. They have a separate bedroom with a king size or twin beds, and a kids' den with two twin beds and games zone with an additional TV. The bathroom comes with a rain shower.
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Could be such a great hotel...
Another case of hand foot and mouth!
Me, my husband and our 1 year old stayed here at the end of September. After having an horrendous time on our transfer: BALEARIC TRANFERS BEWARE after being told the babyseat being broken wasn't our problem! We finally arrived safe and sound. We were greeted by a lovely receptionist who was very helpful and a very clean and beautiful lobby we were impressed. We booked a swim up family suite which was worth paying extra because the pool was very quiet and had a lovely outside area complete with are own comfy sun beds. Therefore we never got involved with the sun bed hogging going on in the other pool areas. However whenever we did venture to another pool we never had a problem getting a sunbed I have to say. The room itself was a bit clinical but had a very large bed and two big TV's. The bathroom was spacious and shower was lovely. The rooms I felt could have been cleaned a bit better. Not once was the bedding changed through the week and my little girl had managed to spill an orange packet of crisps on the bed which you couldn't miss! Also didn't think the bathroom was cleaned to a very high standard. The food in the buffet restaurant was delicious for all inclusive plenty of choice. Our little one tried lots of different foods. We went to the 50's diner and flower power restaurant but were very disappointed luckily we didn't have to pay a supplement but would of been very annoyed if we'd had to pay extra. One thing that really annoyed me about this hotel was the cocktails which I normally love on my hols but in this hotel they are horrible machine made cocktails we went for a trip to Puerto Pollensa one day and was bliss to have a proper cocktail! The Hotel area itself is so clean and tidy the staff work so hard keeping it beautiful and tidy. My little girl enjoyed the kids splash park and fountains. However like previous reviews on our arrival home she was also diagnosed with hand foot and mouth disease which she is still suffering with now!More
Great for a family getaway
We arrived on the 24th September at around 10:30pm, check in was quick and we got help carrying out luggage over to Block C, which is a 2 minute walk from the main hotel and over a small quiet word - not ideal, but not a massive inconvenience as some have portrayed.
The room was clean and spacious and my little girl (nearly 2) had a clean and comfy cot to sleep in, outside was a grassed area (sun trap) with sun loungers which came in handy when my little one slept for most of the afternoon.
5 minute walk to the main buffet restaurants but not a problem and the food in both was really good an varied for all meals, with food cooked fresh in front of you. My little one is a very fussy eater, but tried more food this holiday then I have ever seen her do. Snack bars are repetitive but avoid this by eating at the meal times, they serve a purpose it's not meant to be fine dining.
Branded drinks make a massive difference and the hotel was maybe half full so no issues getting to the bar, getting a sun lounger or getting food. Majority of guests were German but I couldn't care less really, might make me consider going back as the kids club and entertainment was in German but for this holiday it was just nice to see people regardless of nationality having fun.
Facilities for kids are brilliant, splash park, adventure playground, 2 x little parks, kids club and facilities for sports are good squash, tennis, basketball, football and 4 main pools.
My only complaints are the amount of wasps after getting stung one dinnertime and the airport transfer took 90mins each way, other than that had a brilliant time.More
On arrival the hotel was very quiet but it was 3 in morning was given a map and armband .thankfully our room wasn't far from reception or I may have struggled in the dark .. Didn't hear all the reps meeting as it was at 10. By the time we found it the he was nearly over we ended up having snacks at pool bar.the rooms were nice .cleaned every day.the food is of good quality and the drinks were also branded. Ice cream all day lots of variety's. Always good with 2 toddlers.the children loved the water fountain. Lots of things to keep them happy all day . over in block c was the pirate water park play area for the kids my granddaughters went to the kids disco but only once unfortunately they were not old enough to stand in line to dance ?? And to be honest they would have struggled to understand the German that was only being spoken .my daughter was asked to keep them in a line but we left as we thought a child's disco was for them to dance around not be restricted. Having said that in our opinion this hotel was excellent .food,rooms,drink,cleanliness ,politeness of the staff who worked very hard. Whilst we stayed here we. Were a minority of Brits, mostly German .my let down was the beds which was very hard I had sciatica for ten days, that maybe because of the bed. The beach was not one of the best and its not a private beach it's public so you will need to pay for beds,patosols etc.no problems getting sunbeds although you d have to pay for the balanise beds .15euros per day which I thought was a rip off as its an all inclusive hotel. And it not cheap to stay at this hotel .we were told certain countries had been offered special offers to stay here. Outside the hotel wasn't very much. A few shops a couple of bars. .the noddy train was nice ,went to Porto cristo on it. Also went to marine world to see the dolphins and sea lion show .we thougt it was expensive but was worth it just to see them. Caves of drach was good you can go on the bus which is very cheap but don't expect any help from the Spanish !! So overall the hotel was excellent we would go back but to the adults only area . oh and dont dare walk through this area with a child or pushchair o thought I was going to be lynched lol and my granddaughters were asleep in the pushchair.More
A family resort
This is a hotel described as a family resort and that is a fair description. We travelled as a 3 generation family with our granddaughter on her first overseas trip. It isn't a place for adults despite its "Adults Only" area. Travelling late September early October there were plenty of pre-school toddlers around complete with buggies.
We had a superior family swim up room which was very good, not just for the access to a quiet pool but also for the deck area which gave a good degree of privacy. The room was generally quiet even during the entertainment times in either the bar/lounge or round the pool and well worth the extra.
Service was reasonably good throughout, food was fine, reasonable choice but quite busy at peak times. You can't help the wasps, its nature!
Our only real concerns were that, despite its family nature, there was no child-size cutlery in the restaurant at meal times, all drinks including soft drinks at meal times were in glasses (despite every daytime drink around the pool being in plastic cups) and the jelly as a child's sweet was also in glassware.
The waterpark was quite good as was the spa pool. Our granddaughter loved the waterpad feature fountains, especially at night.
Surprised that wifi was an additional cost in this day and age.
There isn't much to do outside the hotel, the Tourist Train to Porto Christo was good but busy and it wasn't always possible to get a seat on the morning runs - take a tip and catch it going away from Porto Christo first, you get a tour of the rest of the headland first before the other hotels fill up the seats prior to going past Cala Mandia again, same price. Mind you the service bus is cheap and, within the usual rules about local timetables, reliable.
Overall our stay was fine, not 5 star and we would have been disappointed if we had chosen it as an adult getaway. You can book direct, it is cheaper and just as easy, you don't have to deal with any holiday rep and you can easily accept that there are other nationalities besides the British.
Nothing to do with the hotel but we booked our own private transfer with ABCtransfers, punctual - yes, but the condition of the minibus left a lot to be desired.More