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Village in North Majorca?

Northants
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Village in North Majorca?

We're a couple in our early 50's looking for a spring break in a small hotel with pool or apartment, but not sure which resort to head for. We like small resorts with plenty of atmosphere, near the coast, away from all the tourist traps and hustle & bustle. Any suggestions please?

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1. Re: Village in North Majorca?

Hi have a look at hotel maristel,estellencs,lovely hotel with pool we stayed at hotel rural nord,very nice hotel but no pool,estellencs is a small mountain village,as far away from the hustle and bustle as you can get,mail me if you need anymore info we have been 3 times to estellencs so will help you if we can.ps,there is a cove about a 20 min walk away or if you have a car even nearer.

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Pollenca, not Puerto Pollenca, is 5 miles inland with all the atmosphere you want in its quaint narrow streets and charming old buildings. The church is on the edge of the main square where the market is held on Sunday mornings. Quite a spectacle when the smallholders bring their fruit, veg and flowers to display. Nothing modern about Pollenca and the tourists that visit are usually from hotels, villas and apartments outside of the small town which has shops and restaurants.

Nearest beaches are Cala san Vicente and Puerto Pollenca. Very different to each other.

There is a small, clean hotel, Juma on the opposite corner of the square to the church. It has only 7 bedrooms. It isn't cheap for what it is but then it doesn't have much competition especially with a location like that. Evenings and nights are very quiet in Pollenca. It is in the north of the island

No pool but in any event you will find hotel outdoor pools too cold to swim in in the spring.

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We have just returned from a week in the Pollenca area and I have to say Cala San Vicenc was one of the prettiest of places we visited. The sandy coves are small but delightful and the village itself looked a lovely place to stay. Much much smaller than Puerto Pollenca and within a short car journey to must see Pollenca itself. The coastline is breathtaking. We liked its laid back charm so much we much we went twice. Looked to have some fabulous Villas and a few hotels and restaurants. It looks like the place is being spruced up a bit in general.

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Pollenca old town is also a good reccomendation,hotel son sant jordi has a nice garden with a small pool,this hotel is set on a small square a few mins walk away from the centre,where you will find lots of lovely cafes and restaurants on the main square leading up to the 365 steps which you can walk up to the top of the village,there is a small church at the top of the steps and a shop and small cafe where you can get drinks etc,the views are amazing,hope this helps.

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The valley of Soller is also a good option with plenty of nice hotels with charm.

wirral
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You can't get any further north in Majorca than Cala san Vicente and Pollenca.There are no villages north of there.I know my recommendation was Pollenca but I did mention Cala san Vicente.I put Pollenca before CSV because there is not much atmosphere in CSV nice and dramatically attractive as it is.The hotel overlooking the left hand beach Don Pedro? doesn't add anything but the right hand beach Molins is much nicer and there is less tat around there IMO.OP's spec wanted atmosphere.

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7. Re: Village in North Majorca?

Thanks to everyone for the very useful advice and recommendations. Look forward to visiting the island soon.

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