I have recently returned from just one week's stay at the best hotel in Puerta Pollenca, obviously a sweeping statement considering I haven't stayed at them all...but! We booked Thomson 'A la carte' because it was the only brochure we could find the hotel in, and it offered the taxi transfer which we firmly believe is a must if travelling to the north of the island. None of that extra travelling in a hot and sweaty bus down twisting, mind numbing 'drops' adding ever more to your tiring journey, use an air conditioned taxi, it makes sense. Our room had a sea-view as requested, but if you are willing to go that extra mile, opt for a balcony, they are large and add something to the relatively small rooms. I didn't get off to the best of starts wearing shorts to our evening meal, (it states nothing in the brochure) and Jose, the head waiter, who was a cross between Danny La Rue and Tommy the Toreador, discreetly advised me otherwise. After that our relationship improved somewhat, he runs a tight ship and his well trained staff were always extremely attentive. The food was excellent with great alternatives available at all times, well cooked and extremely fresh. The pool is, as previously stated in other reviews, partly shaded for half the day, I found this wonderful for a pale skinned englishman petrified of the hot sun, working my way around the sun beds daily as my skin turned more and more pinkish; all hotels should be positioned thus. The hotel rooms were spotless, and whilst at dinner our beds were turned down by staff, with a note advising us of tomorrow's weather, and a couple of chocolates to sweeten the evening. I highly recommend this hotel to all, added to it's excellent service, Puerta Pollensa is a wonderful resort. Although this may be spoilt in the future due to the fact that whilst on my usual morning sojourn for a Latte Macchiatto and a bout of people watching I espied a couple of timeshare touts. Still the local Police did move them on eventually, and hopefully eternally!
- 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