The Pollentia Hotel was not our first choice hotel, as we had decided, based upon reviews, to try and stay at the Miramar but it was fully booked for our planned holiday dates. The Pollentia Hotel has had a number of mixed reviews mostly concerning the rooms and food standard so we went partly forewarned but with a fairly open mind.
LOCATION: Close to beach but separated by a main road that might be an issue if you are a light sleeper but the location is generally fairly quiet compared to being nearer to the resort centre. Excellent views from from front porch veranda. Sun beds to front of hotel in own grounds (garden & patio)
MAIN BUILDING : Excellent public rooms & bar. Light and airy. Plenty of comfortable seating.
FOOD: Excellent choice of 4/5 main hot dishes plus excellent choice of salad ingredients.The quality of cooked food was probably fair to good depending upon what you are used to but there was always at least one/two hot dishes that suited us just fine and you still had the excellent salad opportunity as an alternative main course or starter. Sweet choice excellent but might have looked better than some tasted. Some nights had cheese selection and there was always a soup.The bottom line is that unless you have a nitpicking problem you WILL have something nice to eat and you definately will not starve. Good choice at breakfast as well. Hot items, cold meats, cheese, yogs, fruit and cereals Etc.
STAFF: Overall, a high standard throughout the hotel with excellent room cleaning service.There were plenty of hugs and kisses in evidence between regular visitors and staff for hotel patrons just arriving or leaving. We met one couple on 17th. yearly visit. They come back as know what to expect, like the staff and the devil you know etc
BEDROOMS : Basically, ( Based on room 214) fairly basic, not too disimilar to some Greek appartments I have stayed in. The beds are firm, as others have described but that suited us.
Bathroom had a bidet which was useful but made space cramped. You could sit on the toilet and use the hand basin at the same time if you were keen. We fell into the trap of forgetting to aim for a top floor room so as to avoid noisy neighbours above so had two nights poor sleep until action taken by tour rep that we happened to bump into. Not sure who was up there but playing musical beds or chair scraping at 3.00am (Possibly a toddler or older person with an issue) was unbelievably loud due to tiled floors that can be an issue in Spanish & Greek establishments. The other five nights were very quiet.
ENTERTAINMENT: Not normally our thing but combination of musical acts either at the Pollentia or sister hotel was actually very good and included tribute acts such as Abba & Rod SStewart Etc.
THINGS TO DO : When you have walked the pine walk and swam enough, visit the other town markets, take the ferry to Formentor and spend the day there swimming Etc. Explore other venues by bus and if you can afford 100 Euros for Two, have a trip on "Tudor Dawn". Check their web site for details.
Port de Pollenca is a lovelly resort but it is about 90 minutes from Palma airport if transferring by coach. It was nearly two hours on our return due to slow pick up from other hotels. If I was to go again I would either opt for a taxi transfer or stop for two weeks to minimise the airport hassles and transfer times. On our return we were picked up at 4.30pm and boarded our aircraft, on time, at 8.20pm. The almost 4 hours was travelling to the airport, queing at check in and security with just time for a quick bathroon visit and straight through to the departure gate. No time to shop or obtain refreshment.
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- Also Known As:
- Pollentia Hotel Port De Pollenca
- Hoposa Pollentia Hotel Majorca/Port De Pollenca