Well last year I wrote a very long review for this hotel, saying it was our best abroad holiday - and so we didn't even have to think about it twice when some holiday time came up, we booked up just two weeks before we arrived!
We again booked the Royal Terrace Apartments - these are ONLY available if you book direct with the hotel website, and are well worth the extra pennys if you want the added luxury of your own LARGE private balcony with a Jaccuzi, lounge furniture and dining table, really, really worth it, we mentioned our hotel to some ex pats, who were suprised that some hotels have such luxury, i think Viva hotels are the only one to offer this quality of apartment on a hotel complex. (believe me when i say i researched ALOT before booking!)
So we arrived in overcast cold weather and realised we were kust on the cusp of the new season, but we were lucky to find the weather pefect for us, with a couple of days going well over the 30's! may seems to be the official tourism month and we found some cafes and restaurants not yet open, even by the end of our holiday!
The hotel was welcoming and had arranged for a dvd player to be hired from a local rental company, and our room was clean and refurbished and exactly what we expected.
Maid service is 5 days a week and towels are changed if left in the bath/shower, you can also rent pool towels from reception which can be changed every other day, it does cost 10 euro, but it saves on packing your own, and you get the 10euro back when towels are returned.
Being te start of season the viva staff were busy completing the room refurbishment, so we found most mornings our fllor was busy with workers, cleaners and electricians, rooms being rebuilt in a day with a fresh cream look, ready for the summer. The work didnt really affect our stay - except for one morning when furniture was being moved in next door to us, however it really wasnt anything to complain about.
Being the start of season the hotel was very quiet with just 10 children on the first few evenings entertainment of Bufo and friends, which the kids all enjoy so much, by the middle of the week more families arrived and the bistro terrace by the pool was busy most lunchtimes.
Food at the hotel (we only had lunch there) was perfect, although we found it a little pricy it was absolutly delicious!
Our refurbed room had a flat screen tv, and we rented a dvd player, we also had to borrow an extension lead as the wall for the tv only had one plug socket! room was comfy, and has a sall kitchen area with microwave, fridge, kettle and toaster, two cooking rings and a sink 9washing up liqued provided!) Bathroom (new) with large wetroom shower, and free toiletries, two sinks and being the Royal rooms you get Robes and Slippers!
Our bedroom had a large zip together bed, bedside tables with lights, and blacck out blinds, a Z bed provided for our daughter squeezed in at the base of our bed was perfect. The room had a large wardrobe (built in) and another wardrobe outside in the sitting room.
Dining table with four chairs and a large sofa with pull out bed. Looking out onto the delux balcony with jacuzzi, loungers, sofa and chairs and patio set, with a view over the adult pools and outdoor stage, deffinatly the best hotel room we have ever stayed in, hence our return!
All standard rooms come with a small balcony and plastic furniture as standard, but the added luxury with the Royal Terraces does make you feel spoilt!
We had a great stay with no complaints and are considering a return in September.
Recomeded places to visit: Full English Breakfast (proper!) The Foxes cafe ran by a man called Jay, just on the walk up to the main town (left out the top of the road the hotel is on) they also do sunday dinner, and a range of English dishes and snacks. There is also Pacos Funny Bunnys English Bar and Restaurant, which is down a side street near Linikars Bar. funny bunnys does lots of English food and is very family friendly, Paco is a great guy!
There are LOADS of chinese, indian and pizza places, all of good standard and all welcoming, take your pick! there is also a burger king, kfc and pizza hut for those who dont like real pizza and chicken and burgers ;)
Pop up to the harbour for a walk about - there are glass bottom boat trips, and other sea excursions on offer.
Also a walk up to "the old town" is a must they have a market on sundays although it is very busy and crowded on market day! Walk up and find a stairwell to take you up onto the fortress walls, amazing views and very cultural! on the way up to the town there is a tradtional cemetry with tombs, quite different to any english graveyards! You will find a few nice places to get a drink in the old town and a bite to eat.
Enjoy Alcudia, the beach is beautiful, you can be driven in a horse drawn carriage or hire a bike or segway, and dont bother with all inclusive theres plenty of wonderful food out there!
There is not much shopping wise, the shops seem full of tacky things, but an eager eye will spot something worthy to take home for the cat sitter.
There are spas, good chemists, doctors and banks dotted all over the place and the people are very helpful and friendly, should you need assitance i am very sure you would be well looked after.
For MUMS AND DADS - they do stock pampers and baby foods in almost all the spa shops, we noticed a pharmacy that seemed full of baby accesories, and there is a massive baby shop at the far end of the port - the Viva sunrise had cots, and also pushchairs to hire, and bikes with child seats, rest assured you dont need to pack nappies or food (prehaps powdered milk) just learn a few words for your childs favourite foods so you get the spannish equivilant! google will help! xxxx
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aparthotel Viva Sunrise is the perfect family destination in Port of Alcudia. Peaceful, comfortable and inviting, it features magnificent swimming pools, including a children’s pool with a Pirate Boat and water games, a sports ground, mini-club, children’s playground and a full program of entertainment events. It lies just 400 m from the bay of Alcudia and is ideally located in the heart of the shopping district. The attractions on offer are completed by the delicious selection of dishes in Viva Sunrise’s buffet and a la carte restaurants, plus a varied drinks menu and spectacular themed dinners. In Viva Sunrise your enjoyment is guaranteed. Children can dance to their favourite tunes every evening in the mini-disco. And for the adults, every night is party night with live performances and many other surprises. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Viva Sunrise Hotel Port d`Alcudia
- Viva Sunrise Puerto Alcudia
- Viva Sunrise Alcudia
- Viva Sunrise Majorca, Spain