Villa Porto provided exactly what we wanted for our family holiday this year – a large villa with 5 bedrooms in a quiet neighbourhood with its own private pool. The small town of Porto Cristo was also ideal for us, having a small beach, a lovely harbour, all the shops you need for a villa holiday, and a good range of cafes and restaurants. The town is very much a traditional Spanish one, not a purpose built holiday resort, and is just 15 minutes walk away from Villa Porto.
The famous Caves of Drach are literally just a few minutes walk from the villa and provide an excellent day out. Another enjoyable day trip was to the Rafa Nadal Sport Experience on the road to Manacor. Otherwise, of course, there are several Calas just a short drive away.
Cati from mallorca-holiday-homes was very helpful via e-mail before the holiday and gave us a pleasant welcome when we arrived at the villa. We then went on to have a most enjoyable holiday week.
Any criticisms are “niggles” rather than serious issues. However, it needs to be noted that there are only 6 TV channels available, all in German, and there is no DVD player. We took along a Chromecast for entertainment – the WiFi is very good indeed. The swimming pool is quite deep; care needs to be taken if young children are in the holiday group. Finally, some of the shower cubicles are in need of updating.
I can recommend Villa Porto as a base for a very good family holiday!
Good size villa with 5 double bedrooms, some are single beds pushed together so if travelling with children they can be seperated if needed. The handover from the owner was faultless and she met us at the villa allowing us to come in an hour ealrier then stated. She gave us a tour of the villa, answered any questions before leaving and letting us get unpacked.
The villa has everything you would need for you stay and the kitchen was fully stocked with utensils and crockery for dining in if you wished. The outside area was spacious with 3 seperate place to sit, eat, paly cards etc.
The pool was great and a welcome cool down from walking back from the beach or town. Although it was not heated the temperature was great and the kids loved it although beware it is very deep.
We could have down with some air conditioning but saying that if i wanted a villa with air con I should have booked one with it. There are fans in each room of the house so they have catered for the melting brit.
its a fair stomp to the beach if you have smaller children as there is no direct route and you have to walk back on yourself although it around the harbour so very pretty
Stayed during August and had a lovely time. Property is spotless including linen and beds, which even for a property of this standard is often rare.
Pool perfect size and location a gentle 15 minute stroll to the town/harbor where the fishermen still land their catch at 6 am and sit down to BBQ and vino tinto!
If you want a great family break with a touch of class book but if you like the wilder side of Mallorca not for you
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