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Formentor, a Royal Hideaway Hotel
Ranked #8 of 28 Hotels in Port de Pollenca
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 21, 2013

We went there with a tour and therefore did not stay at the hotel, we just stayed at the beach for a few hours.

It is a really natural and quiet place, lovely for a relaxing break for couples and families.

I would not recommend it to groups of friends if they are searching for a crazy/noisy beach tough.

If you love photography, great spot for some pics.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Eli E
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

From the moment we arrived late at night to leaving early in the morning 8 days later, the attention to detail shown by all members of staff was outstanding. The hotel location is second to none with superbly manicured gardens, well maintained tennis courts and both the swimming pool and the childrens' pool ideal allowing for both swimmers and young children alike. Unfortunately, the beach was very popular and crowded but not surprising considering the beauty of the setting and the clear water.
The variety of choice and quality of food at both breakfast and dinner was excellent. I note other reviewers have commented on the unruly behaviour of some children, surely this is the domain of the parents and not the hotel staff

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Great location. BUT if you are coming here to relax forget it. The hotel seems to have thrown its doors open to young families with no appreciation of other guests. Like the wild west poolside. No rules obeyed about diving , ball games and hyterical screaming.

Already made these points to front desk
But never once saw the manager or got any feel of effective nanagement.
staff having said that were great.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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3  Thank smeeder
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Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Dropped in for a spot of lunch in the beach bar.

The location is of course delightful, on the beach and in the shade of the pine trees.

The prices are as enthusiastic as you would expect, with a limited menu - but suffice for a couple of lunches.

Friendly staff and the all handy free WIFI make it an ideal break from the beach.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank MrMontoya77
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

If you enjoy the company of Sirrs Winston Churchill or Peter Ustinov - you should come to Formidor. Very nice and quite place, right for the family retreat. Well-maintained park and the bay nearly perfect for swimming. Very friendly personnel and buffet dinner with lobsters.
Think twice before paying extra for the sea view - from my room on the second floor I could hardly see any water. The humidity in our second room on the third floor was extremely high.
As elsewhere in Spain the disadvantage is no private beach and the public one is relatively narrow and always crowded- everybody wants to enjoy the beauties of Formidor. But you can easily solve the problem, installing at the hotel pool and walking to the sea thru' the part.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
1  Thank Maxim S
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

The best thing about the hotel is the beautiful location and the well kept grounds. The pool area is stunning and in the Spring when the flowers are in bloom the place looks fantastic. The bedroom was decorated nicely and the bed was comfortable, but there was no balcony which - given the views from the room - was disappointing.
The nearby beach is amazing and the water is crystal clear. Take a wet suit in the winter or early spring though as the water can look tempting but gets quite cold.
Service was very good. The reception staff and bar staff were exceptionally friendly.
A great place for couples or families looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank nhuddles
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

No doubt this hotels situation is one of the best on the island, but be aware very few rooms have a balcony. Having already paid over £4,500 for a 5 night stay we were pretty upset that there wasn't one, so we upgraded ...for another £1,000!. This hotel is extremely expensive and does not match the prices.
For example a buffet breakfast and supper, who wants to queue like a student in a canteen at this kind of price, but you up grade and move to A la carte but thats obviously more money. Setting for both restaurants is beautiful over the sea but the menu was not changed for the time we were there.
The bathroom were tired and showers often went cold then hot.
Staff, especially the ladies at front of house should take a lesson In charm school.
No pool service ie no offer of drinks, cold towels. Pool was given a token clean once a day.
All in all it is a beautiful hotel and the setting is stunning. We had a wonderful holiday but the hotel needs a present manager to see clearly that it needs some serious attention to areas mentioned above and staff training, particularly front of house.
If you are paying this prices and want another similarly priced hotel which is far better managed, attentive staff, wonderful food without doubt go to Marbella Club Hotel... Perhaps management at Hotel Formentor should try this and see for themselves the comparison!
This hotel is using the prestige of guests who visited from a bygone era and has not kept up with the times, either drop the prices or raise the game...

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
14  Thank amybizzy
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Additional Information about Formentor, a Royal Hideaway Hotel

Address: Playa de Formentor, 3, 07470 Port de Pollenca, Majorca, Spain (Formerly Barcelo Formentor, a Royal Hideaway Hotel)
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Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Port de Pollenca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Port de Pollenca
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Port de Pollenca
#13 Romantic Hotel in Port de Pollenca
Price Range: $253 - $678 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Formentor, a Royal Hideaway Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel Formentor Royal Hideaway is a luxurious establishment located in the Formentor Cape, North from the Mallorca island, at the foot of the famous Formentor beach and surrounded by 1,200 hectares of Mediterranean forest. Throughout its history, the hotel has been the place of choice for numerous renowned characters as a place to repose and relax. This famous hotel is surrounded by crystal clear waters and spectacular views over the Formentor Cape bay. The Barcelo Formentor Hotel has a romantic and peaceful appeal. A special hotel due to its magnificent rooms, the soothing sound of the waves and the sea breeze that drift round in the hotel, and the peace inspired by its Mediterranean gardens and memorable views. Connect with the tranquillity and equilibrium of the pure air of the Mediterranean while you enjoy a delicious dinner. Befitting a hotel of this class, we offer you a remarkable dining experience in our 5 restaurants, each one characterised by their excellent service and high standard cuisine. The hotel also offers 5 function rooms, ensuring that each and every event held here may be unique and successful. Taking advantage of the outstanding location, the hotel organises horse-back riding and sailing, amongst many other activities – all planned for your enjoyment. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Barcelo Port De Pollenca
Port De Pollenca Barcelo
Hotel Formentor
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