Enjoyed a lovely 8 night stay here early November 07.
Booked Hotel on line through Thomson site ( £444 for the 2 of us on half board with a full Sea view room but no balcony ), and the flights with BMIbaby (£144 return for the 2 from Manchester). We aranged the transfers though Taxis Conde at 67€ each way, who were waiting for us on arrival at the Airport and picked us up at the agreed time on our return.
Of our 9 days in resort we had 7 lovely sunny days of about 70 degrees, though it did go cold at night.
The Hotel itself has a wonderfull location at the waters edge overlooking the bay of Puerto Pollensa, some fifteen minute stroll along pine walk from the town and the marina, with lovely views all the way, though at night it can be a bit tricky as its dimly lit, and the floor a little uneven. Breakfasts at the hotel offers a wide choice of fruit, cerial,cakes, yoghurt and a full english, Tea, coffee and real Orange juice. Breakfast can be taken between 07:45 & 10:45
During winter months lunch is taken in the dining room, with a wide choice of menu from which Moira can highly recommend the Paella. Dinner can be taken between 19;30 &22:30 (last orders 21:30) and is a four course waiter service menu (starter, pre main course, main course and dessert) there is usually about half a dozen choices for each course apart from the pre main course. Choices include a carvery every night ranging from Turkey,Chicken,Lamb and Salmon etc, also a fish and vegetarian option, the salad bar can be taken as a choice for any of the first 3 courses. Ceoliac suffers (no wheat etc) have there own extensive menu, first time we've come across this at any hotel we've previously stayed at much to the delight of Moira. Food on the whole was good, but courses can range from poor to excellent. You are allocated a table in the dining room (non smoking) which you keep for the duration of your stay, there is a bit of a pecking order, and we got the distinct impression that the more you paid for your room, or if you were a regular guest ( which a lot of people were) you got a table nearer the window and the fabulous views of the bay, we were near the back of the room in the cheap seats!.The hotel provides entertainment most nights which during our stay included a Jazz trio, Mallorcan dancers, classical pianist & violinist, and a local 3 piece band playing popular tunes to dance too. They also aranged transport and entrance to an evening in Pollenca town for a performance by a classical singer, and on other nights they play a dvd on the inhouse tv chanel early and late evening. On Friday mornings during November they arange free transport to Pollensa town and the services of a guide for a free 3 hour sight seeing stroll through the town. The Illa D'or also has a health & beauty centre offering a wide range of facial and body treatments, and operates a turn down service with chocolates and a weather forcasting card for the following day. At the end of our holiday we asked reception if we could keep our room till 15;30 which they were happy to oblige at no extra cost. The hotel does cater for its clientel very well, most of which are retired English couples.
The resort winds down in early November with most of the bars/restaurants closed.Though there are lots of cultural events taking place on the Island including the 4 day "La Fira" (think arts & crafts) on in Pollensa town,which was extemly busy with locals and tourists alike, free buses are laid on from the port. We had lunch at Maxims in the square at Puerto Pollensa a couple of times and realy enjoyed it. The Wednesday market is still on and can be a nice distraction from sunbathing at the hotel. On another day we caught the bus near the marina for the 50minute journey to Palma and had a lovely day shoping, and going round the beautiful Cathederal, followed by lunch at Fabrica23. On Tuesday we caught the bus to Alcudia a few km's from PP and enjoyed the market in the old town followed by a lovely 3 course lunch in the courtyard at l'arca den peter for 8:50€. For a special treat book a table at C'an Costa in Pollensa town, we had Sunday lunch there during the fair and had our best meal of the week (3 courses 23:50€)
Carl & Moira.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Illa d’Or, founded in 1929, is a hotel which still maintains the authentic classical style from yonder. Situated in placid Puerto Pollença, where one can experience the sensation of beauty which has served as inspiration to a multitude of yesterday’s and todays’s artists and writers. At the Illa D’Or, the sky and the sea are a gentle carress, dusk is a symphony of colours and night, whilst on the terrace and contemplating the moon reflection in the sea, one realises that it is one of the most beautiful areas, not only in Mallorca, but possibly, in the world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Illa D'Or Majorca/Port De Pollenca
- Illa d Or Hotel
- Illa Dor