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Loved Club del Sol
Just back from 2 weeks in Club del Sol (last 2 weeks of July). What a fantastic holiday. Can't say enough great things about this place. Apartments were lovely and clean, as was the whole complex. The reps were great, especially Stuart, Claire and "Capri Sun" Claire (the kids rep) who was fantastic. My daughter (7) had a great time, and was kept occupied day and night. From horse riding to chocolate parties to drama classes and self defence classes. There was a mini disco every evening and some form of entertainment every night, which generally was very good. Bar closed about 12.30pm every night but you could order a few drinks and stay chatting if you wanted to. Good mix of Irish, English and Scottish at the apartments.
About 10 mins from the main strip in Puerto Pollenca. Bus ran from right outside the apartments every 15 mins. 1.10 euro per person, which was good and our daughter travelled free. Taxi back about 6 euro plus tip. We walked in along the cycle path a few times during the day to get to the beach but I wouldn't walk it at night time.
You get a free meal voucher when you check into the apartments, which we used a few nights into the holiday. Buffet meal was only okay. We didn't avail of the self catering plus option as the drinks were quite reasonable. About 2.20 for a bottle of Bud, Miller, etc. Which is good compared to home. We travelled into Puerto Pollenca every evening and had a great choice of restaurants. Most were great. Found a lovely steakhouse on the edge of the square called Mojita. Fantastic local Lamb. The Indian in the Square (Kashmir) was also fantastic. We were paying on average 50 euro for 2 adults meals and wine and a kids meal with soft drink.
A word of advise about the Pirates dinner show. We went with reps as there are no late buses back from Palma / Magaluf. We paid more to get the quarterdeck seats (200 euro for the 3 of us) which got us up near the stage. The show is fantastic, but the food is absoutely rubbish. We had one piece of chicken each, a basket of chips 8 sausages, bowl of beans and a bowl of pasta salad between 5 adults and 3 kids. There is free Sangria but you have to pay for the beer (you're told all your drink is free). The kids do get free soft drinks. They also do a big push on merchandise when you're there and it all adds up. So be warned.
Will definitely be going back to Club del Sol, fantastic relaxing holiday.
A wonderful holiday at Club del Sol
We returned a week ago from a fantastic 2 weeks at Club del Sol near Port de Pollenca. The hotel is a 45 minute walk from the centre of Port de Pollenca, or a 5 minute bus ride along the coast road. The hotel is very welcoming, very clean, friendly staff. The apartments are a good size, we were on the second floor of Block 3 overlooking the pool and entetainment area.
The pool was a good size, never crowded even in peak season.There was a second pool but we didnt use it.
There were lots of daytime activities run by Kayleigh,Claire and Stuart. Table tennis, pool, kwik cricket,football(for children and adults),water polo and water volleyball. Evening entertainment was varied but popular. After our complimentary meal on the first evening, we ate several more times in the buffet restaurant.Thee was a good variety of food, not just chips (You get a reduction if you book 5 or more nights)
We did hire a car for 3 days to get out and explore eareas of the island. This was our 4th visit to Majorca, but still found new places to visit, and there are still more to explore in the future. We drove to Lluc monastery. around the hairpin bends to sa Colobra and on the train to Soller.
Club del Sol is a great place to stay, with enough going on for children of all ages, and the chance for adults to join in. Our 2 teenage children loved it, and because of this, we didnt go out and about as much as we normally would.
We dont normally return to the same hotel again, but this is one hotel we may re-visit in future.
Club Del Sol is a lovely complex. The apartments are of average size and are well layed out. Generally the staff are excellent and more than helpful....
I stayed the last week in June / first week in July with my wife and 2 children.
We took the Self Catering plus option..which definately saved us money....but....I kinda felt like a second class citizen...even though we had paid the money up front!....my wife went to the bar one night and when one of the barmen did not see her "band" and give her a drink that was not on the all inclusive list he went balistic and went off on one is a garble of spanish (although he was a little twerp called for some reason "Nacho"...he seemed to be like the complex mascot - you know that cousin everyone has - that everone smiles at more out of pity than anything else! )....There is a very big distinction made between those paying over the counter and those who have paid in advance.
The entertainment is good especially for younger children and on some nights for the adults later on..there was a parrot show, aa reptile show, a singer and a comedian there during our time....
The down side to the entertainment is that when there are no "professional" acts, the reps take over. Now don't get me wrong they try very hard, but I felt like a few of them were on an ego trip....bring on Robbie "Stuart" Wiliams...lol..
All in all, we had a good time....
If I had to make one suggestion - it would be to hose down around the sunbeds each evening or morning as this is the one areas that seemed to get really grubby....
Good hotel outside of Main Pollensa strip
We stayed at the Club Del Sol (which is actually on the edge of Puerto Pollensa rather than Pollenca which is further inland) in July of this year. Overall we were very pleased with the accomodation and the hotel. We had a single room apartment which was clean, fairly spacious and air conditioned. The only 'complaint' we had was that the shower fluctuated on full poer from freezing cold to scortching hot - not so good for a 6 year old. The views were good from our room (block 6), of the mountains one way and the sea from our balcony. The kitchenette was not much to speak of, suited for having breakfast or lunch in the room but not an evening meal. The hotel has two pools, one large and with a shallow and deep area and the other smaller which is minimum 1.4m. Both pool areas have baby pools. The hotel was 90% UK occupied. This is not a good location if you want to stroll to restaurants, it is about 1km outside of the main Pollensa area, you would need to take a bus or get a taxi, or hire a car to get around. The Pollensa beach is clean and not crowded as were most of the other beaches that we visited on the island. If you have a car you can get around easily on good roads and we recommend that you travel up into the mountains and visit the monestary at Luc, then to Soller and Valdemosa.
Lovely Complex - shame about the card !
Just back after 2 weeks at Club del Sol. We arrived 3 July and travelled home on 17 July 2007.
The Resort is an approx 10min taxi ride from Puerto Pollenca, costing 6 euros each way. A bus runs every 15 or so mins but breaks during siesta time (1-3pm) and finishes about 8pm. This costs 1.10 euros each way.
We booked for the self catering plus option which gave us our drinks free and we also prebooked breakfast and dinner at the hotel.
When we arrived my husband and I were given a blue wristband and our 16 year old son was given a yellow wristband. A photo of my husband & I together was taken and a plastic card was produced.
We could get water without showing the card but had to produce the card for scanning for everything else. We felt restricted by this system as only 1 card per family was issued and everyone knows that teenages don't stay with parents all day, so either our son or ourselves had to buy whatever drinks we wanted....not exactly all inclusive ! Also only 1 key per room is issued, the key to activate the air conditioning is welded to the keyring so you can't leave the air con on when you're out.
The meals in the hotel were of a typical holiday standard. The food was ok but a bit repetitive. Chips every night !
The entertainment most days featured various activities - under 16 and over 16. Killer pool, skittles, water polo and football etc.
In the evening a half hour mini disco was followed by a champagne quiz ( which we won one evening) and then bingo (we won the line prize the same evening) This was followed by either a Professional Entertainer or the First Choice Reps. The professional shows included a Reptile Show, a Parrot Show, a Commedian/Singer, a Gutarist and Stuart, the Entertainments Manager, did a Robbie Williams Tribute Night. These were all repeated the second week. The Reps worked hard every day and did their best to please at least some people most evenings.
An independent bar, The new Jules Bar, is a combination of a bar, restaurant, small shop and kids play area is very friendly and makes an alternative to the main bar or snack bar. It also opens at 9am whereas the snack bar opens around 10.30am.
Would we go back ? Well yes we would, except our teenage son is anxious to go on holiday next time with his mates...hoorah !
The complex is suitable for the more mobile wheelchair user (Having MS I use one) Some mobility is required for showering etc as this is over the bath. Three of the blocks have lifts and 3 don't, so make sure the hotel is aware if you use a wheelchair.
We stayed here in September 2006 and plan to go back again! My Husband and I took my mother on this holiday who can be very picky! But it was great! The hotel was spotless, the rooms and bedding were cleaned everyday!
We stayed on a self catering plus basis so all the drinks were included in the price which was a bargain!
The hotel pool is huge and very clean but be warned it is very cold!
The views from our room were fantastic and the towm which was just a short bus ride away was such a pretty relaxed place.
We ate breakfast in the hotel every morning and were never dissapointed, we ate mainly sanwiches at the poolside during the day, everything was very fresh! And there is a seperate restaurant to the side of the hotel which we sampled food from everynight the atmosphere was Great!!
The hotel entertainment some nights was so bad it was hillarious!!
Would highly recommend this especially for famillies!!
Very Good Resort
Very good resort if you have children with you. The football court is great for those wanting to play football, the kids pool is really good, and the breakfasts were really good too. The entertainment at night is really just geared towards the kids, so be sure to get out and experience Pollensa itself. Its €6 from the resport into th centre of Pollensa. In the main square in Pollensa is a fabulous italian restaurant La Piazza, which serves fabulous food every time. The Indian Restaurant there is also very good. Entertainment is a bit short if you want to see a bit of singing etc., but there is a pub called Palms which is about 10 mins walk from the centre of Pollensa, opposite the Pollensa Park Hotel and this has great fun nights with acts such a Elvis, Blues Brothers, Lionel Ritchie (Brilliant), Four Tops etc. Great if you want a bit of entertainment, but get in about 9 for seats.
Went for 1 week in June this year, everything was great - just wish we had been staying for longer! We thought the in house entertainment was really enjoyable, lots of fun for children and adults. Reps were great, and provided plenty of activities during the day and good shows in the evening, creating a great atmosphere.
I thought that this complex was brilliant, lovely clean rooms, very relaxing atmosphere, and though busy always got a sun bed, even 10.30 am. We went for self catering plus, freedrinks all day and night and so glad we did as we saved a fortune as with it being so hot drank loads during the day (no not the hard stuff, well maybe one at tea time) The restuarant we wasn,t to keen on, had a free meal but had the rest at the restuarant a stone throw a away called Jules, highly recomend, we had breakfast there every am. polite, clean, lovely proper bacon and eggs.not to expensive either.
Entertainment I agree with everyone else, the reps worked extremely hard day and night and we had a good laugh with them. Daytime activities dont kno w how they keep it up in that heat, especially Stewart and his football every afternoon. Night time shows we had a good laugh again, very entertaining and Ent guys always smiling and having banter with you. Maybe not to everyones taste but it was proper holiday entertainment. Some of the shows from the town brought in were a bit strange, especially snake show, could not understand that ,it was like a biology lesson, and stuffed snakes, what was that all about. ha ha
Pirate show, brilliant, expensive but brilliant, food as been said before ,a bit sparce for money and not anything special, we also paid for front seats. Enjoyed Peurto Pollensa more than Alcudia, especially at night walking round bars and restuarants, not as rowdy. Would we go back, you bet, we are going back first week in Sept this year again. Will be getting a taxi from Airport this time as it took 2 hrs transfer,and took for ages, taxi will take approx 35/40mins and about 35.00. Get yourself booked to this complex, even give you free shower room, complete with toilet and hairdryer for an hour before you leave if you are on afternoon or late night flight.
Sorry to be a spoil sport.
Got back on the 18th August, 2007.
kids' reps/entertainment/staff - All lovely. The girls running the kids' club, particularly Claire, were great and my five year old had a great time.
Food - the buffet is actually surprisingly good. Great potato salad and freshly barbequed meats.
THE RESTAURANT NEXT DOOR
Not 'Jules Bar', which is ok, but out of the main entrance and turn right and a couple of minutes walk. Reputedly one of Majorca's top three restaurants. Brilliant food (a bit posh) and, strangely, a kid's play area so you can eat in peace!!! Also try the Mallorquin, a local restaurant on the road that runs parallel to the seafront main road. Fantastic paella, great service, cheap and good wine.
Sunbeds - holiday was ruined due to lack of beds. Told not to put towels on but after 4 days of not getting one, and five hours of sitting on concrete, I'm afraid one of us had to get up early and do the dirty deed. A stress we didn't need and no lie-ins.
Star rating - feels more like a 3 star.
Self catering plus - We didn't choose this option but were embarrassed when as 'paying' guests, we were served at the bar before the SCP guests who had been waiting longer, and in their 'separate' waiting area.
A good 3 star option, great kids' enteratinment, good hotel food but if having to fight for a sunbed stresses you out, it's not for you.
View towards Palma from Coll de Soller
Picasso Exhibition, Soller
The main stained glass window in Palma Cathedral
Hi, thinking of going to Majorca in June and wondered which resort is the best for us. We are a couple, no children, don't go to nightclubs, but like nice restauarants and bars, a good beach and generally nice resort. Oh, and prefereably no more that an hour from the airport by car. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Re: Which Resort?
I am thinking of going to Majorca this year too. I have been looking around the areas of Santanyi and Cala d'Or which is approximately an hour away from the airport.
If you click on google images and type in Santanyi you will see how picturesque the area looks! Hope you agree too!
Re: Which Resort?
Why don't you try the Eas area, like for example Cala Dor. It is a quite place with great beaches.
Re: Which Resort?
I suggest you consider Soller or Port de Soller.It is a lovely part of the island with great walking and other interesting things.You can take the train to Palma which is great fun.