What a lucky find. If you are looking for a relaxing break on a budget this will surprise you.
The number 21 bus, which runs very frequently including on Sundays, drops you outside Hotel Linda a two minute walk from Isla del Sol which is on a lovely quiet leafy street literally a five minute walk from the beach front with restaurants and bars etc. Taking the bus is easy and takes 10 minutes max, don't bother with taxis. Being so close to the airport does mean you see planes flying over Can Pastille regularly but it does not cause any issues.
Entering the hotel through a marbled entrance, check in was quick and no hassle. They have a locked room for suitcases so if your room is not ready you can dump them and start your holiday immediately. Staff were extremely relaxed and very helpful. If you have a late departure your suitcases again can be locked away and they welcome you using room towels to shower before you go, there are two showers available, a set in each of the male and female bathrooms in reception.
The reception area is airy and well furnished. There is a bar area where you can get great sangria etc and bar food which is reasonably priced and there is a pool table. The furniture all looks new and well maintained. The bar and reception lead onto a pretty pool area with loads of flowers and amazing cacti. The pool is quite small but you can go for a swim, it is about 10m long in the adult bit and very deep. The pool is 'L' shaped with one side for adults and the other side for children. The children's pool is quite deep so okay for an adult to cool off in too! There were about 40 sun beds which were not the most comfortable but did the job for short periods at a time. The pool area was busy but we always got a bed without hassle, this may be more difficult at peak times.
They offer studio rooms or one bedroom apartments. Studios obviously are cheaper and contain your bed and kitchen all in one room. We stayed in a one bedroom apartment for just £10 more per night and it was well worth the extra - it was huge for two of us, we even had a bathroom each!!! The water pressure was not great and sometimes had little hot water but after a hot day a cool shower was fine! The room was air conditioned and appeared to have been recently decorated throughout and was really modern. All rooms have balconies and all are pool facing. You do not get a sea view as there are buildings all around but that did not bother us. Cannot really get over that this hotel is only a two star really. Others have mentioned noisy neighbours, we did not have that experience. Kitchen facilities and utensils were fine but no kettle. There was new cutlery, microwave and toaster and a two ring hob. There is the Eskie supermarket near the square about 5 minutes away, which is big enough for self catering needs and very reasonable prices. There are other supermarkets like Spar etc too.
Can Pastille has a lovely beach bay area and is lined with cafes and restaurants. Most restaurants served similar food like pork loins, seafood, paella, steak, pizza etc you may get bored of the choices if you are there a long period of time but the restaurants are reasonably priced and wine with dinner was cheap.
There are lots of places to hire bikes. We hired two new bikes from opposite hotel Linda for a half day which was 5 hours and cost three euros each. There is a fantastic bike path which is brilliant and safe to cycle on. It took us about 40 minutes to cycle to Palma which was about 5 miles away and well worth a visit for shopping and eating and a few sites.
We would definitely return to this hotel, it was fantastic value for money for a relaxing short beach break.
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- Also Known As:
- Isla Del Sol Hotel Can Pastilla
- Isla Del Sol Can Pastilla, Majorca