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“Great apartment in Port de Soller.”
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Ca'n Barbara balcony
Ca'n Barbara(top) & Las Mimosas(Bottom)
Ca'n Barbara Lounge
Ca'n Barbara kitchen and dining room
Ca'n Barbara Master Bedroom
Port Soller at night - fishermen's quarter
The Tram to Soller
Port Soller from a nearby hill
Fishing boat returns - taken from balcony
More of the boats - taken from balcony
Day and night views from Ca'n Barbara
Port Soller - fishermen's quarter
Historic picture of Ca'n Barbara
Historic picture of Ca'n Barbara
The road to Ca'n Barbara
A bed nearby!
Just part of the View from Ca'n Barbara
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Townhouse -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Port de Soller, Soller, Majorca, Balearic Islands

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kjell e
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great apartment in Port de Soller.”
Reviewed 18 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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When on holiday in Europe, the best country to visit is Spain.
When visiting Spain, best place to go is Mallorca.
In Mallorca, the best place to stay is Port de Soller.
And when staying in Port de Soller, the best place to spend your time is on the balcony of Can Barbara!
It's a million dollar balcony!
And so is the rest of the Can Barbara house.
It was great and perfect for us: great beds, nice kitchen, free wifi...everything nice and comfortable and very well taken care of.
We recommend it twelve months a year!
Winter, summer, autumn and spring - Can Barbara house is the thing!
Don't miss it!
We'll be back!
/Kjell & Lena - Stockholm, Sweden

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Liked best: The balcony!
Liked least: One week is not enough.
Travelling group: Med partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Jun 2016
Wow! Sounds like you like Ca'n Barbara and Port de Soller almost as much as we do. Thanks for the review.
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fozzstar
Bath, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great apartment with fabulous view from balcony”
Reviewed 26 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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person found this review helpful

Great location overlooking the port. Balcony has a complete view of Port de Soller including the beaches and the harbour. You can watch the boats come and go during the day or evening (the Port is nicely lit at night). Restaurants are nearby but not close enough to be noisy. Easy parking in the harbour car park close by (free). Apartment has air conditioning which is great if needed. WiFi has just been updated and is very fast. Overall highly recommended.

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Liked best: View of harbour
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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kirsty_fi...
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fab apartment in a great location”
Reviewed 8 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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person found this review helpful

The apartment is in a fantastic location, close to the bars and restaurants and also the beach. The view from the balcony is gorgeous! The apartment is very well equipped and the information provided by the owner before travel was the best I've ever had - clear direction, advice on local things to do and where to eat.

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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Kiwitrave...
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic location and spacious apartment”
Reviewed 28 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Fantastic location with views of the small port and beyond. Easy walk to numerous excellent restaurants in the port and sandy beaches as well as good transport links for travelling further. The owner was extremely helpful and good information provided to help you make the most of your holiday. The apartment has everything you need and I would recommend - a suggested improvement would be a larger updated shower as a bit cramped.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Small and dated shower
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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McBridler
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent apartment in charming town”
Reviewed 17 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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person found this review helpful

Well furnished apartment, in a great location with amazing views over Port de Soller. Owners provide lots of helpful info too. Thoroughly recommended.

Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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Liked best: lovely view from balcony and near to shops etc
Liked least: nothing all good
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
Older travelers
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DannyGene...
Geneva
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Clean, well kept, convenient apartment”
Reviewed 26 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
4
people found this review helpful

Strong points: Top floor has a nice view of the port, there is a public terrace 2 min walk away with a sea view, convenient to all activities in Port Soller. Good contact with the owner's associate, who was very helpful. It is an old house but well kept/renovated, bright and comfortable, in a small street in the old town, with lots of meandering alleys around it; about a 2-3 minute walk to the first shops/restaurants. The house has a high chair and child barrier (spiral staircase is otherwise a danger to toddlers), a baby cot is available but must be requested; Sky TV, DVDs and player on hand. Quiet street. A nice place to relax, with lots of charm.
Weak points: no dishwasher, no internet, access may be difficult for people with restricted mobility (tight spiral staircase inside, alleys and staircases in the old town), parking is 2-3 minutes walk away down an outdoor staircase or a small street. Be advised that Port Soller (pronounced as Sawyer) is very developed, most inhabitants are elderly tourists, mainly from Germany, some from the UK or other northern countries, very few Spaniards here. Its beaches are not the best, and the coast is rocky, with cliffs (very impressive views, and probably some wonderful hiking, but if it's a beach you want, don't come here; it takes at least 40 minutes to get to a good beach). The owner and his representative were both very helpful, but I was not given the address prior to arrival (instead, directions to a meeting point). It would be better to give the address too.

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Liked best: location/cachet
Liked least: lack of internet access
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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Management Response
28 Oct 2013
Many thanks for your 5 Star review. We always appreciate feedback from our guests and we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay.
With regard to your list of “Weak points” I believe most of your comments to be a bit unfair and/or inaccurate. Therefore I will respond to them individually:
“No dishwasher” – This is clearly identified on the website. We may install one in the future if there is significant demand.
“No internet” – This is clearly identified on the website. Free WiFi and Internet are both available locally. Many, if not most, of the restaurants and bars now offer free WI-FI to customers. There are also 4 internet cafes around the bay.
“Access may be difficult for people with restricted mobility (tight spiral staircase inside, alleys and staircases in the old town)” – We clearly state on the website that the property has a spiral staircase. We also state that the property is not suitable for people with Restricted Mobility or for Wheelchair Users.
“Parking is 2-3 minutes’ walk away down an outdoor staircase or a small street.” - Once again, it is stated on the website that parking is available within a couple of minutes walk. There are 4 free car parks all within a few minutes’ walk. For info, the “outdoor staircase” you refer to, is known locally as the “Mallorcan Spanish Steps” and is a highly photographed scene.
“Be advised that Port Soller is very developed” – There are many pictures of Port Soller on the website which show how it has developed over the years. There has been a considerable investment in the port ensuring that any development is attractive and tasteful. This includes one of Europe’s top 5 hotels.
“Most inhabitants are elderly tourists, mainly from Germany, some from the UK or other northern countries, very few Spaniards here” – This may be the case in October, when you stayed at Ca’n Barbara. However, this is definitely not the case all year around. The Port is extremely popular with couples and young families of many nationalities. Furthermore it is visited by many Mallorcan families from all over the island.
“Its beaches are not the best, and the coast is rocky, with cliffs (very impressive views, and probably some wonderful hiking, but if it's a beach you want, don't come here” – There are 4 beaches around the bay, two soft sand, one hard sand and one stony. The sand on the two soft sandy beaches stretches well into the sea and, certainly in my view and many of our previous guests, they are excellent. In fact, the Port of Soller is the only place to offer sandy beaches on the entire west coast of Majorca.
“It takes at least 40 minutes to get to a good beach” - The nearest sandy beach is 10 minutes walk away and the furthest is 20 minutes away.
“I was not given the address prior to arrival (instead, directions to a meeting point). It would be better to give the address too.” – We provided you with a detailed map showing the exact location of Ca’n Barbara. Just 5 days before your holiday I asked if you had any outstanding questions! You did not mention this.
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