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Iberostar Vell Mari Aparthotel

13 of 20 hotels in Can Picafort

4 out of 5 from 5 reviews
4 stars
07458 Santa Margalida, Spain

5 Reviews

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Cope Family
7 years 2 months ago
The Hotel has 4 stars but I don't think they are the same as the UK system of stars but the Hotel has a quality feel about it from the moment you arrive. The reception area is very smart and the reception staff were excellent and spoke a good range of languages.
The resort is landscaped very well and paths and walkways are throughtout the grounds with lots of trees and flower beds spread around which are very well maintained.
Free shuttle bus to the beach every 30 mins throughout the day and as people have said a taxi is there within minutes and you can be in the centre of C'an Picafort in 5-10 minutes for around 5 euros. The C'an Picafort express train runs around the resort and for 10 euros(2 adults 2 kids) you can get a return journey from the town or anywhere you get off that day for the price and it is a great way to discover the area.
The only negative thing I have to say is the resort is geared around all inclusive, there is no shop facilities on site and the supermarket is 1 mile along the very busy main road, but a short hop on the train or Cab. The town is very touristy but the front is very nice with a good long beach and clear safe water, the usual umberellas and sun beds are there for around 11 euro's for the 2 beds included.
Many many choices of great food along the front with some bars and restuarants next to each other.
The euro being less now means they are not as cheap as they used to be but we got by with a round of drinks and a main meal for around 45-55 euro's including the 10% tip.
The Hotel food is very expensive at 10.50 euro for breakfast and 35 euro for evening meal per adult!!!
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Pippa
8 years 1 month ago
I am writing this report on the basis that I have read so many whilst looking for a holiday next year and they are all based on personal experiences - if you enjoyed the holiday everything was great and if you had a rubbish time the hotel gets slated and its not helpful at all. So I will try to be informative, truthful and not personal.

The hotel itself is really nice - the rooms are spacious, especially if you have an end on on each floor. The bathroom is really nice and has a great shower that does not run out of hot water after 2 showers which we have experienced previously, and a shower screen as opposed to a soggy mouldy curtain. The air conditioning was absolutely rubbish, well better than nothing but not really worth it, the beds a tad hard, and the room was over run with ants - they got everywhere even in the beds but after speaking to Reception they sent a cleaner straight up and sprayed the room with super duper spray and that really helped they left the spray with us also so they were no longer a problem.

I enjoyed the food but I am not a fussy eater, it was well cooked and there was plenty of choice for everyone - by far the best was the fish cooked on the grill, the downfall with the food was the flys they were everywhere and on all the food I am not sure what they could have done to stop this other than keeping all the doors shut but it was not very nice, but we all ate in there every day and no-one got ill nor did I hear of any illness on the site so not a problem really, turn a blind eye. They also did not wash the lettuce.

Sunbeds major problem people were getting up at 6 to reserve them, I did not bother, I had heard this but only witnessed it on our journey home - this was the one downfall I believe the pool area was crowded with beds and you really struggled to find space if you were lucky enough to get a bed - this should be addressed. There were lots of different nationalities there this was no problem as everyone, English alike were guilty of the sunbed thing. The Germans tho are very rude but that is their nature.

The location was very nice, no good if you want clubs and bars on your doorstep as it was in a residential area there was a large supermarket about 20 mins walk, not a pleasant walk as on busy road, but go in the other direction and there were more, it was a good 15/20 mins but I didnt find this a problem it was uphill on the way back but a gentle sloping not a major incline. The beach was also about 20 mins away and it is a nice beach too. There is a courtesy bus from the hotel and for 4 euros you can get a cab. What the hotel dont mention that there is a quicker way to walk to Can Picafort rather than the coastal route which is about 15 mins quicker.
The entertainment was good they tried hard and were very friendly - I will not complain about it because I believe you are on holiday and you have a choice to watch it or not and you are not expecting the same quality as you would from a West End play.

I would not go back to this hotel mainly because I dont like Majorca I prefer Menorca but that is the only reason and the sunbed situation but that is all.
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Jane
8 years 1 month ago
We stayed self-catering at the Vell Mari.
The self-catering facilites there are non-existent. We arrived after 9 pm to discover there was no site shop, no snack bar and the nearest shop was a 20 minute walk. We had no food or water, so we had to drag 2 very tired kids to the nearest shop for a few basics.
The hotel was based in a residential area 30 mins walk from the resort centre, so we got a taxi every day as we like the beach and seafront. The room was nice and clean. Only a hob and kettle in the kitchen though. The pool was lovely and never too busy, but you had to fight your way through sunbeds to get to it. The gardens were nice and well kept, the staff fairly helpful, but as a 4 star complex there should have been a shop of some sort there.
C'an Picafort is a lovely place with a beautiful clean, sandy beach and I would go back again, but the Vell Mari only caters for all-inclusive. I would not go there again.

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Hibbens
11 years 1 month ago
Hotel is mostly Scandinavians however this should not be an issue as they all speak good English.
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Mark Hendry
11 years 4 months ago
A very well run and family oriented hotel, with good childrens entertainment.

Adult entertainment consiste of rep shows and profesional variety acts, all take place at the open air thearter and bar (which also doubles as the pool bar self service or waiter)

Hotel itself is located in a quiet residantial area, which means a long walk in to resort center.
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