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Hoposa Uyal Hotel
Ranked #5 of 28 Hotels in Port de Pollenca
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

My wife & I stayed in this hotel last week. We booked a seaview room and were pleased to be given a very good room almost directly above the main entrance in the main building.
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful - both regarding the hotel and also the wider area around Pollensa.
We took breakfast on the terrace and dinner in the main restaurant. Food was buffet style and the choice was vey varied and good.
It is situated on the main beach road out of Pollensa which can become quite busy & noisy [with buses] so if in the front, I recommend shutting the windows / doors and using the aircon.
The walk to the centre is about 0.7km. but there is are very good SPAR shops within minutes on either side of the hotel. Very good quality hotel & a most enjoyable stay - would return without a doubt.

Room Tip: Comments in the visitor's book would suggest that rooms in the main building are better than the...
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4  Thank Bernard P
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

We were delighted, when supporting our son's entry in the Mallorca Iron Man triathlon, to have found the Hotel Uyal! Not only were the rooms attractive and spotlessly clean, but the staff were very welcoming, and made a real effort to accommodate the needs of an athlete travelling with his bicycle and all the other equipment essential to an Iron Man event.

The hotel is on a well-tended beach, and has its own pool, as well as a very secure lock-up for the expensive competition bikes a number of the guests had brought along.

One of the great features of the Uyal is their excellent breakfast buffet, and I can recommend the hotel unequivocally if you are looking for a good place to visit the North of Mallorca.

Room Tip: The hotel is right on the beach road, so rooms at the back are quieter, however, the rooms with a se...
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4  Thank Lee B
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Uyal for a week commencing 7th May. We based our choice on personal recommendation and the many excellent reviews on Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed. What amazing value for money! What a fabulous location! The walk into the main town and back was very pleasant and should you wish plenty of reasonably priced buses are available.

We had a junior suite in the main building which we considered to be exceptional, plenty of storage and hanging space, a very smart bathroom with a walk in shower, a huge very comfortable bed, a sitting area with large comfortable settee and a balcony with chairs and table, and flat screen televisions in both the sleeping and sitting areas.

We stayed on half board basis, at breakfast there was a choice of fruit juices, a large selection of cereals and yoghurts, a huge selection of rolls, bread, croissants and pastries a good choice of cheeses and cold cuts etc. and cooked breakfast items. At dinner we were impressed by the salad selection, each evening there were about six mixed salads and at no time during our stay were any of those repeated, hot food during our stay included huge Mediterranean prawns freshly cooked on the grill, Paella, Tumbet, and various grilled meats. Thankfully chips appeared only twice. There was a good selection of sweets, fresh fruit and at least five cheeses.

At all times the staff were attentive and very pleasant. Everything was done with the minimum of fuss and complete professionalism

The only thing which might have spoiled our holiday were the whingers who had been before and not liked the refurbishment or the way in which food was presented. These people need to wake up and smell the coffee (no longer from a machine) this hotel has been extensively and tastefully brought into the 21st century, the staff are excellent and in keeping with modern times expect customers to have respect for their profession. (Grumpy customers and finger snappers beware!) Comments have been made about the hotel trying to attract a younger clientele, we’ve never heard such rubbish we are 63 and 67 and will be back, this year if we can get in!!

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2  Thank JDC288
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

The rooms are very tiny 6/7 foot by 10/11, didn't have a tape with me but as l am 5ft it was easy to guess also very small window. All single rooms are on the back non have a balcony some are even by the lift shaft or the air con units all of which are very very noisy. No one had any drawer space just a shelf in the wardrobe until a small set of drawers arrived two days before l cane home, that was the talk of the night! l didn't find the staff very helpful , my key card didn't work three times but with a "tut" it seemed to be my fault. The food was OK but all the veg was frozen and only one per night not what l expected from a four star hotel. Met a lot of nice people who had returned for 3rd or 4th visit all would not go back and l never will . My stay was from April 29 to May 9 and room was 266, never to be repeated . IOM

Room Tip: Make sure you have stated sea view and balcony or you won't get it, take a copy of your booking
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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4  Thank Valerie C
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HOPOSAHOTELS, Gerente at Hoposa Uyal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2013

Dear Guest, we thank you to take the time writing your review. Abut the commets of the single room size I must tell that the single room has in total 13m2, I can understand that some guests may like a bigger room and in this case there is no problem upgrading to a double room with a supplement ,in case there is availability. Anyway we take note of your comments and we´ll try to improve in the matters you suggested. Best regards

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Reviewed 15 May 2013

I went to stay at the Uyal in April 2013 with my wife and her family. First, the staff were very helpful recovering a mislaid bag when we arrived. Our room was very nice and spacious with a huge roof terrace and the beds were very comfortable and excellent nights sleep were had. Breakfast offered a good range of continental buffet and cooked food and dinner always served up a range of dishes that I and the rest of the party wanted to eat.
The pool area was very nice, though at the beginning of the week the pool was very cold, though with the nice weather the temperature did increase to make it pleasant throughout the week, The hotel is across the road from a nice sandy beach and a short walk from a beach cafe. The 10-12 min walk to the centre was easy, along the promenade. I went cycling for 1/2 day to explore some of the nearby coast which is definitely recommended as it is easy and flat by the sea and I found some beautiful secluded coves. Was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the north of the island and would definitely return.

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6  Thank Kingduane
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

Having been here before prior to the refurbishment we were very excited to be going back. This visit was a big disappointment on many levels. We appreciate that many guests still love it here and that our view will be a minority report but here goes.A not very warm welcome in that we did not get the room we wanted and were told that we were on the first of two sittings for dinner ( no choice ) The room had been refurbished in what we can only describe as boutique/ motel beige.Two flat screen tv's in the junior suite but only BBC 1 & 2, no news or film channels.No art work or colour in the room and nothing to say you were in Mallorca-dreadful.Storage limited but a small 3 drawer chest appeared mid week. Huge comfortable bed but an impractical bathroom with an overbath shower at the narrow end of a wedge shaped bath with no elbow room and bath very, very deep with no anti slip or rail so be very careful climbing in and out of an exceptionally deep bath. Square shallow sink which was useless but trendy.No bidet. Altogether a sad change from how it was which was more characterful. The dining experience is a nightmare as the food buffet is set out in a narrow corridoor adjoining the dinning room and so is a constant battle of elbows and queueing.The choices are very limited particularly at dinner where the hot selction left a lot to be desired being of poor quality and variety. The choice of salads was marginally better.The staff seemed none too happy in their work and getting tea or coffee at breakfast took forever. They need to reinstall the tea and coffe machines they once had. After 2 nights we gave up and ate elsewhere even though we had paid for half board. The snack bar at midday is only open from 12 till 2.30.While the location has lovely views it is a half hour walk into the main centre along a promenade with very little shade.This hotel appears to be trying to attract a younger clientelle who may be more forgiving of its lack of character and shortcomings but for the more discerning and experienced traveller it is one to miss out.

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4  Thank SwanseaDaytripper
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

First Stay at the Uyal, beautiful sea view/balcony reviews, stunning hotel, gorgeous freshly prepared food morning and evening, excellent service from all staff throughout the hospital. Great location for us non bikers, managed lovely walk around the bay, tasty food in some lovely restaurants, superb views and great for public transport so managed to get a few days trips in to Pollensa and Alcudia. When time allows next time, will be more adventerous travelling further afield. Beautiful little place, absolutely loved it. The weather for the first few days was wet and windy - thankfully the rain coincided with my visits to local restaurants for food and drinks.

Hubby and I went with group of friends all cyclists,apart from me, who managed to get some excellent cycling in. I believe they averaged about 80 to 100K most days.

Looking forward to a repeat trip later this year - already booked.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank MrsWolfman
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Additional Information about Hoposa Uyal Hotel

Address: Paseo Londres s/n, 07470 Port de Pollenca, Majorca, Spain
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Port de Pollenca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Port de Pollenca
#4 Luxury Hotel in Port de Pollenca
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Port de Pollenca
#6 Romantic Hotel in Port de Pollenca
Price Range: £105 - £294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hoposa Uyal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Upgraded to 4 stars, this emblematic Puerto Pollensa Hotel dates from 1954 and is a fine example of the typical architectural style to be found on the island of Majorca (Mallorca). It is formed by two buildings, both of which are beautifully decorated and in an outstanding location on the beachfront in the Bay of Pollensa. It is only 10 m from the extensive beach of fine sand located right in front of the hotel, and guests can also find a range of cultural, leisure and nature activities available just a few kilometres away. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Uyal Hotel Pollenca
Hotel Uyal
Hoposa Uyal Hotel Majorca/Port De Pollenca

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