Just back from three nights here. Stunning grounds, beautiful beach (though not particularly big and, like all Spanish beaches, shared with everyone). A surprise room upgrade made our already discounted B&B deal (booked direct through the Barcelo site) feel like phenomenal value against ratecard. Not cheap to eat dinner here, but it is a classy joint and the buffet breakfasts and dinners are good quality, varied and fun. The restaurant tables on a covered balcony have possibly the greatest views of any restaurant I've ever eaten in! The staff are excellent throughout - discreetly efficient and friendly.
Guests were a mix of European nationalities; some family groups - there's no shortage of things for kids to do - but the overall age profile when we were there was a little biased towards the older end of the scale. It sets itself up as a genteel establishment and hits the spot in most ways. Certain aspects, like a boring old rectangular pool (which has a scary 12ft deep end!), may feel rather dated to some, though were fine with us. If you're enjoy nightlife, this place probably isn't the best option. The nearest town (Port de Pollenca) is 8km away over a switchback corkscrew road so you'll need a taxi.
On the downside I would only say that the wine list prices changed while we were there - a bottle that we had on the first night was €10 more expensive the second time we visited and there were other changes too. That was a bit disappointing.
Despite the prices, we would go again simply because of the amazing location, lovely staff and peaceful nature of the place.
- 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
- Formentor, a Royal Hideaway Hotel Majorca/Port De Pollenca, Spain