We stayed in Amfora Beach on the 11th to 18th June. When I booked the stay through LowCostHolidays I didn't know what to expect and reading reviews here on TripAdvisor made me very apprehensive. The hotel turned out fabulous, perfect even!
I was traveling with my husband and daughter. The hotel has done some renovation in the off-season which is evident as the public areas and one half of the main building are completed. We were in the main building but in the section not yet complete. Check in was move and quick! Staff are v friendly. This didn't phase us in the least - we booked cheap accommodation, we were in Majorca and there for the sun, sea and sand not luxury accommodation. In saying that however the room was perfect - we had four single beds in the room, a very spacious balcony which overlooked the outdoor seating area from the bar. The bathroom was good with a great power shower. The rooms are cleaned on a daily basis and towels replaced (when left on the floor) as you need them.
We booked bed and breakfast for our stay - I also like a cup of coffee in the morning and was so pleased when we went down to breakfast to find a coffee machine which made a decent cup of cappuccino was great. The breakfast for a buffet breakfast is decent - yes its the same each day but with walking, cycling, activities etc it is all you need to start the day. I wasn't expecting smoked salmon or eggs made to order. The breakfast consisted of the coffee as mentioned, tea (flavoured and breakfast tea), cereals, yoghurts (fruit, natural and greek), tinned fruit, chilled water, milk, ham, cheese, onions, tomatoes, juices (orange, apple and pineapple), bacon (rashers), scrambled eggs, boiled eggs and a variety of breads. There was also plenty condiments - olive oil, vinegar, honey, jams, butter etc. I was traveling with a picky eater (10 yr old) and she was able to pick and choose what she wanted - there was something there for everyone.
The pool was great - yes it is small but absolutely perfect for swimmers of different abilities to go lengthways or width ways. My husband was teaching me to swim whilst there and the pool was lovely. There aren't many sun lounger's but owing to the fact that the beach is less than 5 minutes walk from the hotel that didn't matter in the least.
That was a real bonus in fact - the high street of C'an Pastilla was out the door, turn right and right again at the end of the street. Or turn left out the door and at the end of the street there was the beach! It was location perfect.
When staying at the hotel check out the following - The Highwayman Bar - just a few doors down from the hotel - but such lovely people, Ron, Karen, Andy & the kids. So nice and so welcoming. We spent many nights there for a drink and a chat. They do food which is lovely, we had a fantastic Sunday Roast there - heaven to have proper roast potatoes and gravy when all the touristy restaurants seems to have an endless supply of chips on their menus. We also did the table quiz on the Sunday night - it was hillarious! Ron is a real character which his charming Hull accent. And even funnier when he tries to take of an Irish one! The wifi is great too.
Restaurants/Cafe's to look out for: Marabana - coffee shop on the high street, fab coffee, filled rolls/pizzas and cakes for next to nothing. Thai at The Tavern - lovely thai food, small menu for it though but do have a regular menu as well which has the usual options.
Steer clear of Marisqueria Internacional restaurant on the waterfront!!
Activities done: Palma Aquarium - very good, shark tank is amazing. Aqualand - brilliant fun. Marineland - sealion and dolphin show were brilliant, we had intended to stay there for a full day, but really it was suitable as its quite small there so the shows and back to our accommodation and the beach suited us the best. Cycling - cheaper bike hire on the highstreet then on the waterfront.
C'an Pastilla is a lovely area and apparently is not based solely on tourism like other resorts in Majorca - therefore there is a real mix of people. The weekends are definitely busier as it a haven for weekend visitors.
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- Also Known As:
- Bq Hotel Can Pastilla
- BQ Hotel Amfora Beach Can Pastilla, Majorca