The hotel: Very clean, spacious rooms with tiled floors throughout. A slight bit of noise if people upstairs move their furniture around, but nothing to really worry about. Rooms are either sea view or mountain view. The sun (in August) is on the rear mountain-facing rooms, but it does hit the sea-facing rooms late in the day. The hotel staff are very friendly and cannot do enough to help. This is very welcome considering you won't ever see a Thomson rep. No Holiday welcome pack, no welcome meeting and of the reps we met at the airport, pretty ineffective. Other company reps do attend but Thomson prefer to rely on their "new style" of service which is basically a call centre where one of
Travel operator: Thomson
The position of the hotel is first class in the resort and the extra we paid for the sea view was really worth the money - it was fantastic. The beach outside the hotel is the best in the resort. It gently slopes into the clear sea. Sun beds and parasols are expensive though - 10e per day, (free around the pool area).
The hotel was full and the resort was relatively busy. We prefer things a bit quieter and less busy, however, relatively speaking the resort is small, friendly and still has a very Spainish feel to it.
The hotel is basic but very clean in all areas - both public areas and individual bedrooms/bathrooms. Room cleaned daily.
Small pool area also cleaned daily. The resort/beach are also kept very clean.
The food was poor. We opted for full board.
Breakfast was a continental style -which was ok for us - however, was exactly the same every day - coffee and juice awful. Eating breakfast out on the terrace was a beautiful setting.
Lunch was ok at best but again very repetative.
We managed 4 evening meals (sharing our table) but visited 3 excellent local resturants to break up the week. Desserts were poor. To sum up the food: basic, simple, repetative and of a standard you would expect of a 2* hotel.
The service in the restaurant and on the terrace outside was often poor and slow - however, to be fair, it was peak season and service was always with a smile.
The entertainment consisted of various keyboard players playing tunes 9.00pm-11.00pm. Background music only but the views across the bay were more than enough to please everyone. Again suited us but not to everyones taste.
Please be aware there are major roadworks/improvements happening to the resort in the next couple of years - I personally would be hesitant in visiting during this period but would recommend the hotel and the resort as things stand at the moment.
The resort is still typically Spainish and has not been marred by the usual Irish Pubs, Full English breakast and fast food take aways as some other resorts. The 'yob culture' is not present as yet.
Travel operator: Eclipse
The hotel is spotless, and the rooms are cleaned daily, with as many fresh towels provided as you need. Linen is changed three or four times a week.
The food is not too exciting, but as we self cater, it makes no real difference to me. The buffet breakfast is continental and a perfectly good way to start the day if you wish.
The location is hard to beat, sitting as it does on a pedestrian promenade, overlooking the Den Repic beach and beautiful bay of Port De Soller. Great for smaller kids and older adults, teenagers nay get a bit bored. The hotel is two minutes walk from some shops and eateries, and two minutes from the Tram and Bus stop.
This is a family run and owned hotel and the staff are generally all either family or locals. They could not be nicer or friendlier if they tried.
We have two boys aged 4 and 6 so evening entertainment is a bit difficult in a resort like Port De Soller. There is live bands and dancing on the prom in front of the hotel every night til 12.00. Not really our scene, but great for folk in there 50's upwards I suppose. We tend to eat, walk and relax on the balcony, chilled vino blanco in hand as the kids scurry about the safe promenade and beach area.
We go back every year. I have beeen going to the Port for nearly 20 years on and off, initailly with a group of lads, who unlike the 'traditional lager louts' went to Soller for the fact no British Yobs went there. We have made many friends from all over the world in Soller, and many of us still keep in touch and meet up in the town.
Travel operator: DIY
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