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“A really crowded resort” 3 of 5 stars
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Blau Punta Reina Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cala Mandia / Manacor | Appartado de Correos 82, 07689 Porto Cristo, Majorca, Spain   |  
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Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Porto Cristo
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A really crowded resort”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

After reading good reviews about Blau Punta Reina we went there looking for a relaxing family time and we found it a bit disappointing. The resort is quite big and, to be fair, I must say it is located in a beatiful location with easy access to stunning calas. Rooms, cleanliness and entertainment were good, food was ok, however, the place was really crowded with long cues to breakfast and dinner (having to wait in a cue twice a day to have food was not exactly our idea of a relaxing holiday). The dinning room was really crowded and getting access to some food items was a real challenge. Staff were overwhelmed with work which resulted in them not always being nice. The resort would be ok with half the number of customers. Management should realise that or else they'll soon see a drop in clientele. We would not recommend it for a stress-free holiday

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dear Mr. Don,

the Blau Punta Reina Staff is glad to read your comments. The managment will take in good consideration your opinions according the cues and we are doing our best to improve and give a better service .

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lisboa, Portugal
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

Great resort, with two very good beaches, we stayed from the end of June to beginning of July, and the first day was awesome then it started to get very crowded in the pools but for us it was not of a problem because we were there to enjoy the warm waters of the Mediterranean sea not the pool. The Rooms were OK and the kitchen was just right to prepare baby meals. The staff was very professional. Recommended.

Room Tip: far from the pools and near the beach (sea).
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  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

We really liked this place. We holidayed in May with our 5 year old son and the weather was mainly good, with a few rainy days at the end but that's the risk you take by going earlier in the year.
The hotel was lovely, clean tidy and stylish. We chose an appartment with a sea view and I can only repeat what other reviewers have said, pay a bit extra to get the view, it's breathtaking.
We had never holidayed half board before and we were really inpressed with the standard of the food. You don't have to do the same thing every day either. You can book into the tapas place for a meal (book as soon as you arrive, it's popular), or visit the Pizza place on site. A special mention should be given to the breakfasts, which were just fab, so much choice!
We didn't access the children's entertainment but there seemed to be plenty going on. We just went out and about. Porto Cristo is about 4 miles away and I'm really fond of the place which still holds it's Spanish small town charm despite the obvious tourist focus.
Blau Punta Reina has very few English speaking families, we only heard one other while we were there but this didn't pose a problem for us. The staff spoke English and we tried out our Spanish
The resort sits on a peninsular with two beautiful beaches either side. To get to the one nearest the beach you have to walk down a rocky path which would definately pose difficulties for those with mobility problems but we enjoyed the walk down.
We would return. The holiday gave us exactly what we were looking for.

Room Tip: Book a sea view!
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hillarys, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

We arrived on the 16th April for a weeks all-inclusive holiday, travelling with my wife and 2 boys aged 11 and 8 and my parents. We booked our transfer with Viajes Urbis through the travel agent, Travel Republic. Our flight was on time, but we had to wait on the coach for an hour waiting for other flights to come in, then the transfer was 2 hours, through the winding roads of Mallorca!! 3 hours total after arriving on the back of a 2 hour flight! learned a lesson never to do that again, taxi transfer next time!!
On arrival we were checked in reasonably quickly and shown to the dining room for a snack, it was 0130am by this time!
The rooms were fine, 1 bedroom apartment for us, with sofa bed and pull-out bed for the boys. My parents stayed in the main hotel, just the one room.
The food was limited in choice but decent quality, when I say limited, it was maybe 5 or 6 choices for lunch/dinner. Drinks were all fine, decent beers and wines. The staff were friendly enough.
The first couple of days it was lovely, very quiet, weather was glorious and there are two beaches in close proximity, we went to Cala Romantica beach our first morning, which is about a 5 minute walk, but down a lot of steps and over over very rough terrain, nice beach, but no life guards to be seen.
When the weather turned overcast and colder, there was not much to do, we decided to walk to Porto Cristo, ther is a 'mini-train' service, which stops outside of the hotel, but this was mobbed by people who have no idea of a queuing system!! we found there is nothing around the hotel, it's a bit of a ghost town, like somewhere that has once been popular, but is now very tatty.
Later in the week, more and more people turned up, Spaniards, French and Germans mainly, can I point out there was maybe only two other British families here at this time, which is how we like it! the hotel was full by midweek, service suffered as a result, but not badly, more parts of the complex opened up later in the week, taking the pressure of the bar staff in the main building!
The on-site restaurant 'La Finca' was only open on Tuesday, we booked as soon as we got there, it was the opening night and was chaos, they kept us waiting more than 45 mins for our table as the hotel had messed our booking up! food was just ok after all that!
The next day one of the staff brought a note with a hand written apology and two kids club caps for the boys, which was nice.
My youngest son used the kids club, Blaudi Land, which he really enjoyed, despite no other British children being there, he just got on with it.
All in all, very good value for money, we paid about £1000 all-inclusive for 4 of us for a week, it was cheap, food was fine and if the weather had been good all week I don't think we would have felt the urge to venture out.
One thing I would point out is, be very careful at the beaches, Cala Romantica especially, the seas was very rough a couple of times and people got into difficulties, with no lifeguard present, this is not ideal, especially with children.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2011

Weather in Mallorca in May is rather cold (not to speak about the temperature of sea water).
Rooms/Cleanliness: We were negatively shocked by the room, it was raher dirty, the cooking area was dirty as well as the kitchen utensils. It was freezing cold inside when we came and when we wanted to turn on the heating it did not work. So we payed extra money to get another, bigger appartement facing the south and with a beautiful view and a big terrace. The double bed was actually two separate beds put together and they tend to separate from each other since the floor is slippery and the beds not heavy enough. Matrassess not comfortable enough.
I heard that starting from June the hotel hires more cleaning staff so the hotel is also cleaner later on during summer months.

Food: good choice, tasty

Beach: two beautiful beaches, however it is quite a walk from the hotel, not quite convenient for people with reduced mobility or young children.

There is almost no possibility to eat in the proximity of the hotel, although there is a beach restaurant close to each of the both beaches.

I would not return to this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Strasbourg, France
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9 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010

Please note that this hotel resort is HUGE - there are 800+ rooms however we went All Inclusive at the end of the season ie last week in October and there was hardly anyone there which was great but I can not imagine what it must be like in July-Aug peak season. There are two pools which don't have alot of poolside space (you need to bring your own beach towels). The resort however has two beaches on either side of it. If you are travelling with a child who needs a buggy you should be prepared to do alot of carrying as the hotel doesnt give directly onto the beaches and the paths down to them are steep and one isn't paved which makes pushing a buggy over nearly impossible (unless you have 4x4 buggy!!).
The rooms were adequate and we had room W101 which overlooked one of the beaches. There was a small kitchen space and a fridge. Our eldest child (4yrs) slept in the living room and the baby was in our room in a cot provided by the hotel.
Food excellent (apart from desserts but i find this is often the way). There is the main buffet resto, a snack bar and a pizzeria all of which were satisfactory.
There is a medical centre, a spa and a gym on site and nearby a chemist, a few restaurants and a Spar but not much else. The area is a bit run down to be honest which is sad. However, there is a bus stop and a mini tourist train stop right outside the hotel. The Cueves del Drac are a couple of stops away and well worth a visit as the little fishing village of Porto Cristo.
One last thing - thank you to the childrens entertainers who give it their 110% - you deserve a medal and probably a pay rise!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

This is our third visit on the trot and it has got even better. Firstly we think its great there are hardly any English. We all try and speak as much Spanish as we can which they appreciate. If you want egg and chips go to Palme Nova! Our children are aged 5 and 9 and they didnt join the kids club because we spend time as a "family" on holiday but I think my 9 year old may have been tempted if she had heard a few more English accents. But she had a fab time non the less.

The rooms are basic but for the amount of time you are in them they are clean and comfortable. We have stayed in a five star in Palma and still had accoustics through the walls so you just have to accept Spanish building. We paid extra for a sea view this year as Cala Romantica beach view is stunning and worth the extra. We recommend rooms W314 to W316 as the best spot. We were given W513 which was still fab. Avoid any North blocks as they are close to the entertainment area and we guess are quite noisy untill 11.00pm.

Food, well we are blessed with unfussy eaters but if you have fussy eaters there will be no problems here. There is served EVERY day grilled fish and meat option of which the fish changes every day plus 2/3 more fish/meat dishes Majorcan style. Veg( yes veg), potatoes done different ways not just chipped and mash to die for. About 6 different types of salad plus the normal salad ie toms, cucumber etc dressings sauces, 2 soups, cheese and crackers and 6 plus puds 4plus types of fruit and 4 types of ice cream with wafers and sprinkles ( Very important according to my 5 year old), 2 different types of Paella and pasta galore. Breaky is just as extensive with local cakes and pastries, full english breakfasts, pancakes and chocolate croissants that actually have chocolate in them, yoghurts, fruits, honey,jams. All types of teas, juices, coffees and hot chocolates.

The staff are amazing from the entertainment team who all speak at least five different languages and come from all around the world to office staff. The management team were very noticable this year as they were out and about all day every day talking to clients. My husband only spoke to one member of staff about the weather and after being surprised we were English always greated us with a hello every day and then switched to German or Spanish or Italian to greet the other guests. The ground staff are constantly working on the surroundings which are beautifully kept and free of litter.

The top pool does get a little crowded as it has the best spot and has a specific pool bar. If you want a brolly you need to be up there at 8!! If you like the sun then chill!

We went all inclusive this year and financially it was a way cheaper option. You can get "early bird " discounts if you book before November. There is ,however a Spa across the road that we used in previous years for water, cheese, salamis and crisps for lunch. Also quite cheap bottles of wine. Because there is a fridge in the rooms storage is not a prob. We did nick rolls out of breakfast which they ask you not to do when we went half board but hey there plenty to spare really!

For a 2 week holday for £3000 in one of the best spots on the island for surrounding beaches i defy you to argue"value for money and more".

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Cala Mandia / Manacor | Appartado de Correos 82, 07689 Porto Cristo, Majorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Porto Cristo
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Porto Cristo
#5 Luxury Hotel in Porto Cristo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Blau Punta Reina Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 812
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blau Punta Reina Resort is ideally located between the beaches of Cala Mandía and Cala Estany. Blau Punta Reina Resort is set in large, well-tended gardens surrounded by cliffs overlooking the sea. Our Cala Mandia resort offers guests many places to stroll, relax and rest.Blau Punta Reina Resort is made up of 600 units in 2-3 storey buildings distributed across a large landscaped area. An additional 212 rooms are located in our main building. Blau Punta Reina Resort offers guests the comfort of a hotel with the independence of apartments. ... more   less 
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