This was our first holiday of this kind with our 17 month old toddler. We'd booked 6 creche sessions which was great, the creche staff were fab. We went self catering cause we wanted the flexibility of eating where and what we wanted to. We did not save any money this way though, as the resturants are all quite pricey, esp now the exchange rate is so bad. We had food in the restaurant twice though, and it was ok but not great (you can pay €15 pp for dinner if you are SC). We also ate lunch at the pool bar a couple of times and it was also ok but not amazing (good fries though!). Prices for lunch at the pool bar is around €5-6. A bottle of house wine costs and a mere €4 and is pretty good (Berberana). No more than what you would pay in the shop! All inclusive guests had full access to fresh fruits all day, which is nice, as for example water melon costs a lot in the shop.
With regards to SC, the kitchen could have done with a few more utilities and equipment. Having an oven would have been nice, so would wine glasses and dishwasher liquid.
Air conditioning was pretty much non existent, but as we were there in May, sleeping with the balcony door open kept it cool enough at night. I would NOT have been able to sleep or be in the room if we were there mid summer!
The pools were amazing. A little cold at this time of year as they are not heated, but still great. Kids loved both the splash pool and the big pool, which has a really large, shallow area for them to play in.
The pine walk is just amazing and the beach is close to the hotel. Supermarket outside hotel (Spar) sell all the basics and then some, but at a price. Find the big Eroski in town and your money will go further. Taxi back from the big Eroski was only €6 so it is worth doing a big shop.
The rooms really do provide the minimum, so the more experienced SC guests brought the following with them: shampoo, conditioner, shower soap, sugar, tea, coffee, fairy liquid and towels. Hotel does not provide towels for neither beach or pool, and you are not allowed to take the hotel towels out of the room (although this is not enforced. I also took wine glasses from the bar to the room and they are fine with this.)
The evening entertainment was pretty good, although I wished they would have done at least one Flamenco performance in the 10 days we were there. Instead, we had Whitney Houston, Phil Collins etc... Not Spanish entertainment, which I thought was a little odd. It is very much a little English community in Spain type of thing. Even the restaurant was catering for the English palate, which I think is a little sad, seeing that I come to Spain to eat local food, listen to some different music and overall, get a feeling that I am experiencing a different culture from home.
Temperature in May was just beautiful, round the early to mid 20s mark. Perfect.
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- This luxurious complex in Puerto de Pollensa (Majorca) is surrounded by the natural beauty of Majorca’s Northern coast. The excellent facilities offer fun and sports activities for the most demanding families. Disconnect at Playa Mar and get ready for your best holiday ever! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aparthotel Playa Mar Hotel Port De Pollenca
- Aparthotel Playa Mar Pollenca
- Aparthotel Playa Mar Hotel Pollenca
- Playa Mar
- Aparthotel Playa Mar Majorca/Port De Pollenca, Spain