This was our first visit to a Thomson Gold, having stayed in family hotels at other destinations. We have stayed in numerous hotels and always look carefully before booking, checking anything we are unsure of with the travel agent. When we booked this hotel we were expecting it to be obviously better than other hotels we have stayed in but, unfortunately this wasn't the case.
No rep on the coach from Palma airport to hotel although the reception staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful and had given us a high room with pool view as requested.
The room was very clean with good aircon but no 'wow' factor. Taps and shower appeared old.
The food was a little repetitive but always a good choice and always of good standard. We were AI and found this suited us. Long trousers are required to be worn by men for the evening meal (when we booked we were told men just needed to have smart shorts). Men did wear trousers but women were able to wear what they wanted and we noticed smart outfits alongside skimpy, denim shorts and a strappy tee shirt. We feel if men are required to wear long trousers then women should dress up a little more than shorts. It should be smart dress code or not at all. The bar staff were always friendly with us.
The pool was very clean and much needed in the heat. We always managed to find a sunbed, at different times of day, but did notice if you wanted a particular spot you needed to be up about 7am to put your towel on the beds and sit there until 8am which a lot of people did. On our last day whilst checking out, we did notice one sad guest was up at 6.15 reserving his sunbed!! We didn't bother trying to beat the regulars to the poolside beds.
The reps did a good job with the daytime activities, if you wanted to join in, but the evening entertainment was, in our opinion average working men's club standard. We found better entertainment in the town centre.
The walk to the town centre was about 20 minutes. There was a small beach about 10 minutes away. Alcudia was easily reached by the local bus.
We didn't see a rep at all on our homeward journey from hotel to landing at East Midlands.
All in all, this Gold, Four star hotel was no where near as good as we were expecting and we have stayed in 3 star hotels which have been as good and better than this one.
- Also Known As:
- Picafort Park Ca n
- Picafort Park Hotel
- Hotel Picafort Park Ca'n Picafort, Majorca