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“Actually I'd give it 4.5 but I'd go back”
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Hotel Illa d'Or
Ranked #3 of 29 Hotels in Port de Pollenca
Certificate of Excellence
Sheffield
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39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Actually I'd give it 4.5 but I'd go back”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

This is a Grand Hotel in the tradition of the continental Grand Hotel but on a smaller scale due to being situated in a Mallorca holiday resort. We only stayed bed and breakfast as we wanted to get out and about so I can't comment on dinner etc. I can't fault room 222 in the "new wing". Room with verandah overlooking pool and sea. More than enough plugs for the modern generation and functioning wi fi. Also Samsung smart TV. Apart from the omelette station not having onion, peppers, chillies plus Tabasco, there is a good choice at the breakfast buffet. We had lunch overlooking the sea in the more restauranty bit and snacks on the other side. Both sides no cause for complaint or problem. It is a varied menu. It's not cheap but neither is it a rip off. They know their market. The hotel is situated at the top end of the bay away from all the crowds and noise (not that there is a lot in this resort). It has an outdoor pool which anyone will tell you is cold. It has an indoor pool with small jacuzzi which is slightly warmer and a sauna. It has a gym where everything works. It has a spa/beauty therapy/massage salon. Occasional entertainment outside in the evening, but if you are looking for "show time" go elsewhere. It is on the pine walk situated directly opposite the small beaches that shelve into the bay. Clientele is predominantly UK with some French, Spanish and German. Taxis into town are 5 euros but the walk is only 15/20 mins. The only thing we had a problem with is this. Clientele can be shall we say, elderly, and not appreciative of kids playing and screaming in the pool which they prefer to be a shady library. As a result no Lilos and rings in the pool was a bone of contention for some. Not us as it happens with our 8 year old but if you have a young family intent on pool time can I recommend the Illa D'Or apartments with the bigger pool? Good Hotel.

Room Tip: Has to be sea/pool view
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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London
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

We have just returned from The Illa D'or hotel in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca which is in the North of the Island.
We had a wonderful time. The newly furnished rooms are spotless and the beds were extremely comfortable. The views from our large balcony were stunning.

Breakfast in the hotel had an amazing and varied choice. The lunch and dinner on the outside terrace were also excellent. Gabriel and Miguel looked after us while dining. They were efficient and welcoming. Again, the views were stunning and right on the beach.

The staff were exemplary. Nothing was too much trouble for them even though they were full. The reception staff, Francisco and Emilio and the others were very efficient, kind and welcoming and did all they could to accommodate us.

We will definitely return to this hotel in the near future. What a delightful hotel and place.

Room Tip: Good rooms are with a balcony. Sea view even better
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

Brilliant hotel. great location away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre but close enough to it to have a relaxing walk into it. The hotel has all the facilities needed to have a relaxing holiday. Comfortable rooms and great facilities. All the staff from the chambermaids to the reception staff were efficient and friendly, always with a smile. The hotel is right on the waterfront with ample sun beds for everyone or if you prefer at the pool next to the hotel.

The food was excellent and the choice was great. The breakfast selections were particularly extensive with food to cater to all tastes.

I recommend this hotel without reservation and I will certainly be returning.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Situated on the non-raucous side of the island of Mallorca, the Illa D'or is a small privately run hotel where the staff care about the guests and the owners care about attention to detail. The hotel is quiet and backs onto the sea. I spent most days sunbathing on the patio and then jumping off it into the sea to cool down, there is an indoor and outdoor restaurant - the outdoor has the better menu and the steak sandwich is perfect for lunch. Pine Walks has a real Mediterranean feel thanks, surprisingly, to the pine trees that provide shade from the sun, and in the evening young and old guests sit outside there to play cards and have a drink.Fantastic atmosphere, stay here.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

The flight, hotel and transfers were excellent. The hotel was in a superb location and the staff couldn't be more helpful, we sat and had our breakfast outside right by the side of the sea with superb views. I would definitely like to go there again and would almost certainly book through Thomsons

Room Tip: Best rooms are at the front of the hotel overlooking the sea
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Jersey
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Positives - On arrival at the hotel, we could see all the way through the stunning marble receptiom, across the pine walk and down the jetty to the private hotel sailing boat. This was a sight to behold!

Beautifully renovated bedroom with East facing balcony and partial sea view. Faultless.

Varied and ample evening menus with great wine recommendations.

Plenty of sun loungers with unforgettable views across the port of Pollenca.

Helpful and friendly reception staff.

Negatives - well, there's only one - the service was terrible!
1) On our first evening, we waited a long time for our main course as there was 'a large group' in the dining room.
2) my husband booked a table at La Terassa, the outdoor fine dining restaurant for my birthday on Sunday 3rd August. On arrival, we were told they didn't have our booking, but "are we called Williams? Because Mr Williams has a booking and it's his birthday too"!! We were eventually seated, but spent the evening overhearing numerous couples and families arriving for their tables only to be told that they too didn't have a reservation. A nearby French family waited an hour and a half for their main courses. Even the very friendly and charismatic restaurant manager told us that it had been a nightmare of a day from start to finish.
3) we received a card addressed to Mr Williams with a birthday drinks voucher. Mr Williams received mine! Nice touch, but it went so wrong.
4) the outdoor bar staff were surly and under pressure. Woe behold if a female goes up to the bar to be served? You just get told to sit down and that they are coming.
5) we booked an early morning breakfast for 6.30am on the day of our departure, 9th August. It was not done,but we could see that the large group who were also leaving that day had had theirs and there was another couple whose table was set for theirs. We really should receive a refund for this. It was humiliating having to again suffer due to the large group!

I'm afraid that the service in general is rather Fawlty-esque! We heard from a longstanding guest that the manager of 34 years has left and so I guess the hotel is a transition period. We did see two suited gentlemen wondering around, but they didn't seem to help the poor service. It's a shame as this hotel is REALLY special, but is being let down. Come on Illa D'Or, sort it out before our next visit. Ingrid Ferguson

Room Tip: room 302 is excellent and more reasonably prices than the sea front rooms, but still with a sea view...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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chicago, il
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

the hotel itself is quite nice: refurbished rooms, if you get a balcony (which we did) the view is amazing, food is pretty good, the location on the dock is amazing, etc. With all that said, and this is no fault of the hotel, it is extremely touristy. Nothing about our stay in the hotel felt Spanish. When we were there almost all guests in the hotel were part of a group over the age of 70 from England. We heard the week prior almost all of the guests were from Germany. This is not just for this hotel but for the entire town of pollenca. We wish we would have stayed in Palma and just made a day trip to pollenca for the scuba diving we did, which was awesome!!!

  • Stayed October 2013
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IlladorMallorca, COMMUNITY MANAGER at Hotel Illa d'Or, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Dear katiebear,

Thank you very much for your kind review, It is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We regret that Port Pollença did not match your expectations and unfortunately your punctuation is demaging our good position on the travel website Trip Advisor,

Best regards,

Hotel Illa d'Or
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Property: Hotel Illa d'Or
Address: Paseo Colon 265, 07470 Port de Pollenca, Majorca, Spain
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Port de Pollenca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Port de Pollenca
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Port de Pollenca
#5 Romantic Hotel in Port de Pollenca
#11 Family Hotel in Port de Pollenca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Illa d'Or 4*
Number of rooms: 119
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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