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Portixol Hotel and Restaurant
Ranked #42 of 74 Hotels in Palma de Mallorca
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 June 2009

I go to Spain quite often and I wanted to complement this place for delivering a nice little hotel with a good feel to it. Palma is actually one of my favourite cities in Spain and Portixol is a funky area on the outskirts of the city. Geat lunch, nice feel and fairly reasonable. Also check out Puro Beach which has an incredible location and a great place for lunch or drinks.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 April 2009

We stayed here with three families for my fathers 70th birthday last year. The service, staff and people at the property are INCREDIBLE. Nothing is too much effort, and every request was met with a smile and a true willingness to help. Rooms are spacious, clean and stocked with great robes, sheets and towels with french balconies and power showers. The beds were comfy and the design and decor is an elegant, swedish kind of minamalism- very fresh. The breakfast buffet is awesome and there is coffee and fruit available all day. We had two kids with us and the staff were incredibly helpful in all aspects of child care. They went out of their way to make us feel well looked after. There is a bar, restaurant, lounge , library and very pretty pool. This is a lovely place.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled with family
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2  Thank namratak
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Reviewed 6 March 2009

Our stay in Portixol was fab despite the unsettled weather in Majorca (including a huge downpour - but we were there in Feb so I am not complaining!). The hotel is trendy and cool but very comfortable. Our room - port view - had lovely views over the marina and was very spacious, with sofa, ensuite bathroom with power shower, and a separate sunken bath (complete with candles). The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. I had a very nice massage on special offer at the time, which I really enjoyed. Breakfasts were really good with loads of choice in the buffet and they will also provide cooked food on request. The restaurant is good but not great - menu is sort of fusion, there are no specials, it's quite expensive and it doesn't appear to change (eg with the seasons). The bar menu is a cheaper alternative though not great for vegetarians. However, don't miss the thai prawn soup which is delicious. The bar gets busy and has a good buzz about it. Portixol is a good 20-25 minute walk from Palma -- which we liked because we prefer to be in a quiet area but some people might find the hotel a bit far away from the centre of things. It's so close to the airport (20-25min drive) that it makes an ideal spot for a luxury weekend break. It's not cheap but worth it for a special occasion. (And by the way, seemed gay-friendly).

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 January 2009

We (myself and a friend) booked a Mediterranean View Terrace room for 3 nights and were really looking forward to enjoying the sea views, so we were shocked when in fact most of what you could see was the rooftop of the ground floor of the hotel. We felt cheated really. Our room was on the first floor; the view is probably better if your room is higher up.

The restaurant is good, although there's only 1 main course for vegetarians! Good bar as well. The Bellini tasted fresher than the one I had at the Opio restaurant in the Puro hotel, where we dined on one evening.

You can have breakfast until 11:30 which is simpy wonderful.

Other things we enjoyed a lot were the pool (the looks, couldn't try it in December!), the Finnish sauna, a very relaxing massage in the Spa, and the vinyl collection in the living room.

I read in other reviews and the hotel's own promotional texts that the restaurant is popular with locals, and this turned out to be true, and it did make a difference.

The staff were very friendly indeed, which I value a lot.

The general atmosphere was very peaceful, but the building was surprisingly noisy e.g. when shower was used in another room, which sometimes made it difficult to sleep in the morning.

The room was very tidy. As for the style of the decor, some items in the room were a bit on the kitschy side, and we also found the lobby area to be quite tasteless, to be honest. But you might disagree.

On the whole, this hotel, while not remarkable in style, is excellent for relaxation and I can recommend it for that purpose.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank Finckelman
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Reviewed 16 November 2008

My husband and I stayed at Portixol for 5 nights during August 2007. We were on our honeymoon. What a wonderful experience. Our room was just the right size and we had a spacious balcony. The restaurant was spectacular and we enjoyed going to the bar before heading out to Palma in the evenings. We were definitely among the minority as Americans but that only added to our experience.

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dales15
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Reviewed 3 November 2008

We stayed at the hotel for 5 nights from 4 October . As it was my husband's 60th birthday we decided to splash out & book the Atico ( roof terrace). We were extremely pleased with the facilities as the weather was glorious so most of the time was spent up there in splendid peace & luxury once we had had the excellent breakfast . Whilst we thoroughly enjoyed our stay we did have a few niggles , reflected in other reviews . Service at breakfast was casual to say the least & like others we had to ask about the cooked breakfast . It was not offered. Also, given the cost of the accommodation etc I think the bar area does not reflect this . It lacked comfort & atmosphere on an evening. Lastly, we were surprised that we never saw anybody who appeared to be in charge & we were therefore never asked if everything was to our satisfaction although I accept we could have approached the Reception staff who were extremely helpful . I know we had the most expensive accommodation . However , in terms of facilities & appointments I have stayed in more luxurious accommodation for less money ( eg Son Net at Puigpuynent ).Not sure I would return unless I could afford to book Atico again.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2008

My husband and I have just returned from the Portixol and had a fab time. This is the 4th time we have stayed and it lived up to our expectations.

We love the relaxed feel of the hotel - no problem wandering to the pool/spa area in your dressing gown! Since we last stayed an outside jacuzzi has been put in near the sauna and gym. The gym is also better equiped with some cardio machines now.

This time we stayed in the large port view room which was fab. It was a good size room with both a bath and shower - candles provided in the bath area. Before we have had a room with a terrace but, given the time of year, and based on previous experience, when we did not make full use of it, we opted for the port view room. The room did have great views right across the harbour and bay of Palma.

The breakfast consists of a great buffet and you can request cooked eggs and bacon. We find breakfast here very relaxing and tend to much away for 1 - 2 hours. Papers are also provided for guests free of charge. Previously we felt the lack of service in terms of the provision of drinks at breakfast a bit disappointing but found it to be greatly improved.

Rather than go into Palma to eat in the evenings we ate locally - we found a couple of very good tapas bars away from the seafront (one was one street up from the seafront and the other on the main road). We also ate in the hotel restaurant one night and felt that the food and service were up to the usual good standards.

The reception staff are very helpful and will always provide you with information and advise. The hotel has a great selection of CD's and DVD's you can borrow if you want to listen to music or watch a film.

We did find everything more expensive in the bars and restaruants in Palma than previosuly, but guess that the poor exchange rate doesn't help.

We will not hesitate to go back to the Portixol as it is one of our favourite hotels but next time we go to Mallorca we will try the Esplendido in Soller.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Portixol Hotel and Restaurant

Address: Calle Sirena 27, 07006 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Palma de Mallorca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Palma de Mallorca
#10 Romantic Hotel in Palma de Mallorca
#15 Spa Hotel in Palma de Mallorca
#24 Family Hotel in Palma de Mallorca
#39 Luxury Hotel in Palma de Mallorca
Price Range: £229 - £295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Portixol Hotel and Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Portixol combines old tradition with modern style and comfort in a unique way. This small and exclusive hotel is beautifully situated in the Portixol harbour within easy walking distance of the centre of Palma and its majestic cathedral.Space and light is the overall impression of Portixol - a delightful mix of light Scandinavian simplicity and Mediterranean colours bringing together functionality and flair. ... more   less 
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Portixol Hotel And Restaurant Palma De Mallorca, Majorca

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