We booked a week in September 2010 at the Club Illa D'or apartments which are just behind the hotel. These have recently been refurbished and are excellent. Unfortunately we had booked with the Travel Club of Upminster who went into Adminstration the day we arrived so we had to pay the hotel direct - again ! Not a good start. We were not alone - several couples had the same experience.
The apartments are smart, modern, well equipped in lovely grounds with a good size pool. They are not cheap and the studio apartments are just too small even for a couple - we were getting cabin fever after a week !. Think student bed sit size. Go for the one bedroom apartment if you can afford it !. Avoid room 704 if you hate talking to fellow guests - its right by the door on the ground floor. We enjoyed it & made heaps of friends, helped by the common bond of a travel company gone bust.
Dont stay here if you dislike walking - its right on the edge of town towards Formentor but reached by the very pretty bayside Pine Walk. There is a mini supermarket nearby - larger shops are available in the town but its a long hike back with a big shopping bag. Parking can be a hassle if you have a car - its a narrow road and tour buses pick up & drop off at the hotel. On the plus side, public transport in Pollensa has improved no end in the last few years & you can get to most places on the island without a car. There are basic bikes to hire at the hotel.
The apartments are quiet & there is plenty of support from the excellent hotel staff across the road - apartment guests can use the hotel facilities & eat in the hotel ( at a cost !). The hotel is lovely, 1929 vintage, very genteel with nice public areas and a pretty dining room. However it is populated by people who have been coming for many years & who think they own the place. The apartments are much less stuffy and the rooms are better !
- 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