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Barcelo Illetas Albatros
Ranked #19 of 181 Hotels in Calvia
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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“A pleasant return”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

I stayed at this hotel way back in 1965 on my first trip abroad when I was 17 with my parents. I could vaguely remember it and thought it nostalgic to return, especially as it was now an Adults Only hotel! I was not disappointed. The position is lovely, right on the sea and although a tad more built up around it than last time, it was still lovely. The room was great, with a balcony, though I do wish hotels could install doors which did not make so much noise when allowed to close at night!! The pool area was great, as were the lounges, restaurant and balconies overlooking the sea. We enjoyed the food as well, which was varied and well cooked. A bus to Palma passes the door every 10 minutes and it is only a stroll in Cala Mayor. I would definitely visit again though perhaps not wait so long this time!

Room Tip: Upper floors, 4 or 5, as near to the sea as possible before the price begins to rise!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Barceloilletas, Gerente at Barcelo Illetas Albatros, responded to this review, 6 December 2013
Dear Guest.

We are very happy to read your kind review about your experience in our Hotel, 48 years after his first stay with us!

Is a great satisfaction know according your words, all the effort we are making in all these years, is reflected in their comments.

Reiterate the gratitude of his words and I hope you visit us soon.

Yours Sincerely,

Jacobo Álvarez
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

We were a group of five women staying here for 6 days. a few teething issues, like no hot water in the shower and no air con but a nice chat with the hotel manager sorted these issues out. the facilities of this hotel are lovely. Friendly pool/catering staff. From reading other reviews people said ask for a room high up and a balcony - I did just that and although I got put on the 2nd floor I did get a balcony which had a lateral sea view which was lovely to sit out on in the warm/hot evenings so don't be afraid to email the hotel and ask for a balcony room. You'll only get the front sea view if you've paid but my room was just as lovely. If you've breakfast included you will not be dissappointed, we loaded up and then didn't eat until the evening. Hotel not far from Palma town by bus, good links in Palma City to Soller - do go if you can, lovely train ride thru the mountains and a lovely market. We went for a coffee in one of the little alleyways but I can't recall the name, it was all wrought iron inside and the wait staff wore lovely outfits and gave us small trials of the apple cake. And go see the Cathedral and the Castle. Big shopping mall near the Port, underground. The hotel has 2 restaurants one can eat in which we partook one evening however plenty of places outside one should try too. Cala Nova Restaurante - not bad, Calo des Macs area, on the small beach, a lovely cafe come restaurant - out of this world food - try it you will not be dissapointed! Another place down the road from the hotel, called Adan Y Eve/Casa Franca, best Sangria we had! and then lastly try Restaurant Illetas Playa, 54 Passeig Illetas, owner called Pepe, he will treat you right!

Room Tip: Don't be afraid to email the hotel and ask for a balcony room.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Barceloilletas, Gerente at Barcelo Illetas Albatros, responded to this review, 6 December 2013
Dear Guest,

First of all, we would like to thank you for your kind comments about your stay with us. It is very grateful to see that we have satisfied your needs, despite the misunderstanding at the beginning of your stay.

Thank you for your comments about our buffet breakfast, we daily offer a variety of fruit, bakery and a show cooking with personal ready to prepared hot dishes as your choice.

Our location next to the best places of Mallorca has always been of very good comments, thing that you have seen during your stay.

It was a pleasure to have you and your friends stay with us, and we hope to see you soon in our Hotel in the near future,

Yours Sincerely,

Jacobo Álvarez
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

We were a group of girlfriends escaping kids and husbands for a long weekend in Majorca this hotel was just perfect. 10 mins cab ride back to Palma , 5 mins to Puerto Portals. THe hotel is beautifully clean, smells of flowers everywhere. The breakfast excellent and plentiful. the pool area small but irrelevant as no kids at all ! the tiny beach was lovely and would be very romantic if you were a couple. Illetas is a small place but seems to have a few bars and restaurants worth a visit. The public beech is small but lovely quiet and very clean.
The hotel staff were particularly friendly and helpful , we were allowed a delayed checkout and to keep one room for us all at very low cost.. They got taxis for us reccommended places to eat and couldnt have been more helpful. Thank you for a lovely long weekend.

Room Tip: Rooms are not huge but the views good and have balconies.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Barceloilletas, Gerente at Barcelo Illetas Albatros, responded to this review, 3 November 2013
Dear Guest,

First of all, thank you very much for your kind comments about your experience in our Hotel. We are happy to know that all the group have enjoyed our service and facilities.

Is a great satisfacion know accordind your words all the effort we are making is reflected in their comments.

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we would like to welcome you to our Hotel in the near future.

Your Sincerely ,

Jacobo Álvarez
General Manager
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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

It was a good experience for us ... The hotel is well located, close to Palma, just 20 minutes by bus.
We enjoyed the pool, the sun shines every days, you have hammocks to relax in swimming pool service, friendly staff but most do not speak good English and is a little difficult to understand what you ask. We would like to highlight the service received by the blue restaurant manager Luis, who assisted us wonderfully and could communicate well with us (spoke a little Polish, amazing;) recommended us places to go with a map, always with a smile, helpful and very handsome.
The rooms were nice, not too good cleaning.
The breakfast is good, dinner did not taste too and the buffet staff is friendly but not speak good English.
The spa is very small and has only a pool and jacuzzi, we expected something more.
We spent a very nice days in Mallorca.
Gracias Luis

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Barceloilletas, Gerente at Barcelo Illetas Albatros, responded to this review, 3 November 2013
Dear Guest,

We are very happy to read your kind review about your experience in Barcelo Illetas Albatros.

Thank you very much for your comments to our staff, is very important for us to know that efforts are rewarded with these words. We will transmit to Luis your kind comments about the service in our Blue&Lounge Restaurant.

We would like to inform you, that we take note of each and every observations always with the goal of improving.

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we would like to welcome you to our Hotel in the near future.

Yours Sincerely,

Jacobo Álvarez
General Manager
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

I have written a review of this hotel previously and you would think there is nothing much to add but we have just enjoyed another visit and the hotel just gets better. We now make an annual visit for our wedding anniversary each October and this year they really did pull out all the stops to make our stay memorable. We must once again thank Director Snr. Jacob Alvarez and all of the staff for their kindness.
The hotel is nicely situated in a quiet residential area. There are 3 lovely beaches within a few minuets walk from the hotel which is situated right on the seas edge, it does have it's own tiny beach or you can sunbath on the rocks with access to the sea via steps. Or you can just relax around the pool. There is also a heated indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.
The food in the hotel is very good and all of the staff very friendly. We must especially thank waiter Antonio Rodrigez who in February next year will be celebrating work at this hotel for 40 years, amazing. If you enjoy a quiet quality hotel my wife and I highly recommend a visit to The Barcelo Albatros. We shall be back to celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary next year.

Room Tip: The ocean view rooms are superb and you can enjoy spectacular sunrises each morning. Worth the extra...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Barceloilletas, Gerente at Barcelo Illetas Albatros, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
Dear Guest,

We are very happy to read your kind review about your experience in our Hotel. Once again we are happy to know that you have enjoyed our service and facilities, every year we try to improve to make the customers stay as pleasant as possible.

Thank you very much for your comments about our staff, particularly about Antonio Rodríguez. We are very proud of their work, they are continuously working to offer the best service to our guests. We will pass all your comments to our team.

Reiterate the gratitude of your words and we hope to welcome you again to celebrate with us your 43rd wedding anniversary!

Yours sincerely,

Jacobo Álvarez
General Manager
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Nottinghamshire, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

Staff were probably the most helpful I have ever encountered. Hotel is well located if you like a resort which is quiet but convenient for Palma by bus. Pool area excellent and service at poolside and poolside restaurant is very good. Food was good but I missed being shown to my table in the restaurant. There were three of us on this holiday but the tables were only set for two and we had to gather settings from other tables ourselves.

Oh dear Albatros what have you done to the rooms? I have no objection to the size even though they are much smaller than before. This is my third stay at the Albatros and I persuaded my two travelling companions to join me because of my past experience We had one double and one single room. The rooms have been designed for discomfort. Couldn't keep the water from the shower from invading the toilet/wardrobe area. Sink in room was not a good arrangement and there was very little space around it for laying out toiletries. Although tea and coffee facilities were much appreciated, they did take up valuable space around the sink area. The wardrobe was not tall enough to hang dresses or long coats and it was also very dark. I spent my week with my head in the wardrobe sorting through clothes which were piled up on the one available shelf. You really must do something about the lack of storage by way of shelves, if not drawers, in the room and wardrobe. I felt like a "bag lady" as everything I needed in the bedroom had to be stored in bags. The housekeepers were very efficient and eager to please.

Please let's have a little of the erstwhile charm of the rooms restored. Thank goodness for the spacious balcony. We would have been lost without it.

The hotel could benefit from some entertainment (apart from modern jazz) either in the hotel or close by.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Barceloilletas, Gerente at Barcelo Illetas Albatros, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
Dear Guest,

First of all, we would like to thank your loyalty for share once again another stay with us.

We regret that we haven´t met your expectation with the Avant Garde designe of our rooms, the Hotel was renovated in 2010 offering to our guest attractive a functional rooms. In any case, we would like to clarify that we have taken note of your remarks and we apologized that our front desk staff didn´t know your problem to offer a solution during your stay.

Thank you very much for your kind comments to our staff, is very important for us to know that efforts are rewarded with these words.

We are at your disposal for whatever you may need. We hope to have the occasion to welcome you again soon, and offer you a room adapted to your taste.

Yours Sincerely,

Jacobo Álvarez
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

I just loved this hotel. It had all it promised on its website.
Wonderfull beach, good breakfast and helpfull staff. The location was perfect - and just 10 minuts drive from Palma.
On our room we found a bottle of champagne - It was my birthday and they had noticed. That is something.
Thank you!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Barceloilletas, Gerente at Barcelo Illetas Albatros, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
Dear Guest,

First of all, we would like to thank you for your kind comments about your stay with us. It is very grateful to see that we have satisfied our guest’s needs with our services and facilities.

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we would like to welcome you to our Hotel and places around in the near future.

Your Sincerely,

Jacobo Álvarez
General Manager
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Property: Barcelo Illetas Albatros
Address: Paseo de Illetas 15, 07181, Calvia, Majorca, Spain
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Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Calvia
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#10 Spa Hotel in Calvia
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Calvia
#16 Luxury Hotel in Calvia
#18 Romantic Hotel in Calvia
#27 Family Hotel in Calvia
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Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Illetas Albatros 4*
Number of rooms: 128
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