my husband, myself and our 2 children, aged 6 & 5 have just returned from Alcudia, 4th-18th may. We stayed in the Viva Tropic hotel. This was our first holiday abroad and I made my choice of hotel by reading all the reviews on here, so felt it was only fair to come back and do my own. The hotel was very clean and tidy and everyone was very helpful, my husband said one of the barmen was grumpy, but it was never a problem.
We had a premier room booked and when we got there they asked if we wanted to upgrade to a pool view for an extra 10 euros a night, garden room for about an extra 20 euros a night or a room with a hot tub for an extra 58 euros a night. We decided to stick with the room we had originally, which was ready waiting for us when we arrived at the hotel at lunch time. The room was very nice and overlooked a quiet street, so we were pleased we hadn't paid extra for a different room. We had a bedroom with twin beds in and what we thought was going to be a sofa bed for us, but which turned out to be 1 pull out bed and if you removed the cover off the sofa, it was made up to a bed. Both of them were quite uncomfortable and I don't understand why they didn't have a 'proper' sofa bed, my husband and I felt like we were in bunk beds as he was on the floor and I was up on the sofa, lol. The walk in shower was lovely though and the flat screen tv had 2 english cartoon channels which kept the children amused while we were getting ready to go out in the evening. The kitchen consisted of a fridge, microwave, 2 hobs, toaster and kettle. They did supply washing up liquid and tea towels, but no dishcloths and it was very difficult to tell the difference between plates and bowls as the bowls were practically flat and held nothing. We also went out and bought our own mugs as the hotel only supplied tiny little cups which held a mouthful of tea.
We went self catering, but the hotel does do an all inclusive package as well, which is 50 euros per adult a day and 25 euros perchild aged 3-12 per day. It would have been 150 euros a day for us as a family, which we thought was a bit steep. We did eat in the hotel twice and it was very nice, individual tables with proper linen and the food was great, but it was very much the same the 2 times we went and I think after a week of it you could be pretty bored, plus nobody made an effort to dress up, people just came straight from the pool and we felt a bit over dressed. It was 16 euros per adult and 8 euros per child for dinner. The all inclusive package did look good, the ice-creams were lovely and obviously you get all your drinks included, which were very expensive in the hotel, but I always took our own down to the shows and we only bought maybe one a day.
If you go self catering, there are loads of lovely places to eat really close to the hotel, we had Italian, Indian, Mexican, steak house, tapas, English, seafood, the list goes on. They were all lovely and it was nice to leave the hotel to go out to eat, for our family we paid between 35 and 50 euros per meal with drinks. Everywhere did a children's menu and so we had no problems picking a restaurant.
There were loads of spar shops around and a lidl about 5 mins walk away, but we found the Euroski supermarket the best as it stocked things that we needed, like cereal and squash and it was the best price around. There is a shop in the hotel, but it is more expensive than everywhere else, we tended to buy our water from there so we didn't have to carry it far, but that was about it.
The hotel had 4 pools, a family pool, an over 18's pool, an indoor pool and the pirate splash pool. We didn't go in the over 18's obviously, but it looked nice, with the double beds all around it, although we did notice that you couldn't get them to sit up, so you had to lie down all the time. We did try the family pool once, but it was very deep and our 5 year old who isn't a very good swimmer yet struggled, so we didn't go again, although there was always loads of sunbeds around there. We tried the 'heated' indoor pool one day when it decided to rain, but it was ice cold and we only managed to get a toe in before we had to give up. The pirate splash pool was the best thing ever, the water was only thigh high on the children and it had 8 different slides in it, my children spent hours everyday in the water as it was a bit warmer because it wasn't so deep. Right next to the splash pool was a playground, which was all like 'little tikes' stuff and again it was brilliant and as it was right next to the splash pool, we could watch the children in both the pool and playground from the sunbeds around the pool. We never had a problem getting a sunbed, but it was the start of the season and not so busy yet.
There was mini golf which was free of charge next to the playground and the children's club house. We had decided that we wouldn't be using the children's club as we wanted to spend time together, but they did activities in the pool, which the children joined in with and now and again we would walk past them doing some activity that the children wanted to do and they could just drop in and out like that. They did a children's mini disco every night at 8pm, which we had to be back for as our children loved it, they would put on a bit of a show and then do some dancing and games. They had 3 characters that would appear every night, Bufo, Sparkz and Katty and then after the disco they would bring out a trolley where you could buy all the merchandise, so we have 3 soft toys and some t-shirts now.
The adults entertainment started at 9pm, it was normally singing and dancing, we had a grease show, madonna, michael jackson, rock the ages, las vegas and so on. The children's club entertainers would set up a table and play games with the children, make necklaces, face painting, beads and all sorts to keep them entertained while you are watching the show.
We did do a couple of trips, but we went with 'No Frills', which has an office round the corner from the hotel, you can find them on trip advisor and I have done an review for them too.
Hopefully I have covered everything you would want to know before booking. We had an amazing holiday and we would definitely go back, I highly recommend this hotel, especially for those with young children.
- Also Known As:
- Viva Tropic Hotel Port d`Alcudia
- Viva Tropic Puerto Alcudia
- Viva Tropic Hotel
- Viva Tropic Alcudia
- Alcudia Viva Tropic
- Viva Tropic Majorca, Spain
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated just 200 m from the gorgeous beach of Puerto de Alcudia and right in the heart of the shopping and entertainment district, Aparthotel Viva Tropic could not be better positioned for ensuring our guests have the holiday of a lifetime. Recently renovated in 2009, its comfortable and ample facilities are perfectly suited to the whole family: spacious, elegant rooms, three swimming pools: a general pool, one featuring water attractions and a Pirate Boat, and, for a touch of luxury, an exclusive chill-out pool with Balinese beds. Viva Tropic also boasts a Spa with a indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi, as well as sports ground and offers a full program of entertainment for all ages, and delicious cuisine in each of its buffet, snack and "a la carte" restaurants ... more less
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