My Fiancé and I have just arrived back on 5/07/2013 from a week’s stay at the Hotel Felipe.
After reading some of the reviews on here, we weren’t sure what to expect but we had a brilliant time. We weren’t planning to visit Majorca again this year having been to Alcudia last year but we had a certain budget with having a wedding to save up for and this holiday matched it!
I was unimpressed (to say the least) with the company we booked with, but the less said about that during this review the better!
Due to the terrible experience we had, I spoke with Irma the manager prior to our arrival and she made sure everything was just as requested for us. We were originally booked into a promo room in the annexe but upgraded to a 4th floor harbour view room which was beautiful. Agreed, the rooms are quite small but realistically how much time will you spend in there? The view from our balcony was stunning and we spent time there each day just watching the world go by. The rooms were well cleaned and maintained by the staff and we had no issues.
The hotel itself was very quaint and right in the heart of things, just a stone’s throw from the beach-bliss!
The hotel, grounds and pool were all clean, tidy and very pleasant, all of the staff were very kind and helpful to us at all times, especially Irma. The bar and serving staff work tirelessly.
The food was what you expect from all-inclusive food! I am a vegetarian and managed to find things to eat each day. The salad selection was delicious, as was the fresh bread always on offer and there was always fresh fruit to hand. I though the bottles of Cava at breakfast time were a lovely touch, you could add fresh orange to make bucks fizz. They don’t always label the foods on a lunch time like they do of an evening so beware if you are fussy or can’t eat certain foods.
The pool is small but it’s a total suntrap, we found we could always get beds and spent a few lazy afternoons drinking sangria by the pool, couldn’t complain at all. The spa and gym facilities are great for a small hotel, there is an indoor pool with fountains, a sauna, steam and a small amount of gym equipment. We paid for a massage and it was worth every penny!
Porto Cristo is quiet, but in the best possible chilled out and relaxed way. There are some lovely bars and restaurants dotted around the harbour which serve food and drinks and often have live music playing, Ideal for a relaxing night wandering between them and having a few cocktails.
There is a market on a Sunday right outside of the hotel, it’s not very big but there were some very good stalls, especially the freshly squeezed juices!
As a young couple, we sometimes like things a bit more lively so we had two nights out in Cala Millor, the last bust leaves Porto Cristo for there at 20:30pm and only cost €1.90 each. We returned via taxi which cost approx. €14. Cala Millor is larger and therefore much more lively than Porto Cristo, when we arrived both evenings around 9pm people were still shopping and there was a buzzing atmosphere. After asking advice we visited a few cocktail bars such as Hollywood, Bananas and the Shisha Lounge and we finished off in the nightclub Havanna for a dance. We had a really good night and got lots of great drinks deals.
Whilst in Porto Cristo we explored the harbour area fully and visited Fussio Lounge and Eternal Bar amongst others. We also visited the caves of Drach which were stunning and worth a visit – I’d recommend going early or late – we went to the 2pm session and it was heaving!
When I read the reviews of people complaining I am often surprised. I can understand complaints if you paid a lot of money for your holiday or things were truly awful, but this hotel was fab for the price we paid. I always try to have fun and see the best in things. We had a really good holiday and a lot of fun. If you want pure luxury – pay luxurious prices!
I would honestly say don’t let the reviews put you off, go and live it for yourself. I am happy to answer any questions if there’s anything I’ve missed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Open all year round, the Hotel THB Felip is located on the sea front. All include bath or shower, balcony, satellite TV, air conditioning, heating, mini-bar and safety deposit box. In addition, you can enjoy the a la carte restaurant in our magnificent terrace and all our services such as buffet restaurant, bar-cafeteria, television lounge, internet connection, heated swimming pool, garden, bicycle storage and workshop and our SPA. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thb Felip Porto Cristo
- Thb Felip Hotel Porto Cristo
- THB Felip Class Porto Cristo, Majorca, Spain