Overall - a lovely hotel. Spotlessly clean. Very friendly staff, even the cleaners say Hola with a smile. Gardeners trimming, pool cleaners hoovering. It's all very well organised and smart.
It's about 30% middle class / 70% mainstream families. Mainly on the younger side but a few teenagers and older parents with older off-spring were there. But, if you don't like kids then don't go there!
Kids seem well catered for.
Pool though, although it has it's couple of shallow bits, the majority of the pool is very deep. Oddly and disproportionally! Not a problem once you get used to it.
Facilities are OK. Not much there. 2 pool tables with knackerd cues and tables damaged by kids who jump all over them because parents dare say anything to their little darlings.
Pool is the focal aspect for the majority of course but while it is a good idea for the hotel to lock up the sunbeds until 9am. It is both ridiculous and hilarious the sight of the pool surrounded by grumpy tired people sitting on and hogging the bases of umbrellas, anxiously waiting for the unlocking ceremony, pretending to be cool and not rush to grab as many as they can!
Entertainment. Varied. Very. Only because it ranges from the very good and decent standard to so bad that one night I thought I was having a surreal dream and would wake up from the nightmare any time soon. Fortunately the kids managed to sleep OK one particular night.
Rooms. Refurbed this year. No probs with air con. Worked well and kept the room comfortably chilled. Everything modern and clean. Bathrooms fab with Roca fittings. I do bathrooms so know they are decent.
Beds comfy enough but a tad hard and the pillows the usual hotel spaniels ears, so flat you need 2 or 3.
The good thing was that the walls were very solid so I never heard anyone next door.
Food. Wow. Loved it. I'm not too fussy what I eat but I'm fussy about quality and hygiene and they did an amazing job of making everything so fresh and smart. Never a dodgy belly. Quality was unlike the expected motorway service station, instead on a level I've had at some pretty top English hotels. Good if you like salads and pasta but they also have lots of meats and a special counter for the high cholesterol loving people where at breakfast time you can get a decent fry up with an almost English cuppa.
One evening I was a bit of a pig. Starting with fish, chicken, ribs, pasta, salad with muscles on the side. Cheese and biscuits afterwards, followed by 2 helpings of ice cream. A great buffet!
One moan is that while at breakfast there's a selection of drinks, they like to take an order (your money) for bar drinks but my kids like still water and they wanted to charge us 4.45 euros for the kid 'tap' water. I brought my own in the end. I'm not tight but don't like paying for still water.
You can grab sky sports on the big telly in exception (once the cricket bores) stop hogging it and the wifi is decent enough. One tip is that it's a pain to hook on. Once on, it's good. A tip is to log onto it early in the morning then you'll be fine. Otherwise you can find you can't get it all day.
Overall though, we loved this hotel and the local area is just lovely.
Thoroughly reccomended if you want a place that's picturesque, peaceful (no nightclubbing sorts) type of place where you can eat, drink and walk in a safe place.
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- Also Known As:
- Valentin Puerto Azul Aparthotel Hotel Port De Pollenca
- Valentin Puerto Azul Aparthotel Pollenca
- Puerto Azul Suite Hotel Majorca/Port De Pollenca