We have just returned from 3 week at the Mirlos/Tordos (staying in the Tordos). We usually go to Cyprus but it is getting dearer and dearer so hubby suggested Majorca. So with curled lip I looked at this hotel on Tripadvisor and was buoyed by all the good reviews. They were spot on. We were all inclusive and though I do not eat red meat and my daughter is a fussy teenager - we both ate well. Yes, it gets repetative, but there is plenty to chose from daily so you CAN have a variety if you try. Failing that, after the main sittings, there are ample 'snacks' to chose from - including lovely toasties you can make yourself and salad to bulk it up. Puds I am not too bothered about but the ice creams are little tubs of Walls, so you can at least have a little something sweet. I feel they took notice of who goes there (mainly English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh - some Italians and a few Germans) , and tried to cater for their clients - ie, apple pie, custard, bread and butter pudding, rice pudding along with the usual cheaper types of cakes.
My daughter went there 13 and turned 14 while we were there. The entertainment crews were fantastic. Every age group was catered for and on the first full day there, I lost my daughter to them for the three weeks! She joined in fully with the water polo, darts, gladiators, table tennis, etc and made so many new friends it was unreal. Of course not all children are confident enough to join in, but I saw them do a wonderful job of enticing kids in and considering the entertainment staff were mostly foreign, they had a very good sense of humour (with the teen club anyway). They poked fun and had the mick taken out of them too - all with good humour.
Yes there were queues for the bar, and the sunbed situation was strange (they are chained up until 8am - and as others have said, you must get up early to get your speck)...but if you get your butt out of bed in the morning and get down there with the masses, you will get your bed and be sorted for the day. We went 9th Aug and it was full to bursting. By the tail end of the 2nd week (around 23rd ish) it went a bit quieter daily. I will concede that the bigger pool is considerably colder than the smaller one as it is in the shade quite a bit, but you must bear in mind that this is a family hotel and apart from smaller babies, kids dont mind the cold water and are in it all day whatever! As an adult I did miss not being able to do the odd 'length' in the pool, but again, its a family hotel and barring a dip to cool down, I think the pools are quite rightly filled with happy kids.
The location is fab. There is a locked gate at the back that opens onto a green area and small park with swings/climbing frame etc, then the beach. The beach is spotless, there is a fab pontoon anchored off shore with a small diving board on and if you go early enough, you have it to yourself and can pretend you are bobbing on one of the luxury yachts that come in to the bay too. Lots of banana boats, jet ski rides etc, and not too badly priced (compared to Cyprus anyway!). The promenades are beautiful and clean and joy of joys (as far as my daughter was concerned) a McDonalds at the end of the stretch!
I can not say enough about this place. My daughter has informed me we ARE going back next year, and I really can not see why I wouldnt want to go back. I will try and convince my sister to take her partner and his girls too as I just know they would have a ball.
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