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Las Gaviotas, Muro
We stayed at Las Gaviotas in Playa de Muro for a week in May this year. The hotel has undergone recent refurbishment and is spotlessly clean throughout. The breakfast was to die for, and in fact i think it would suit everyone's taste, however fussy you may be.
The staff are very helpful and carried my suitcase up to the room.
We had a separate lounge area with LCD TV and mini bar, a slight criticism is the lack of TV channels, we had poor weather during our stay and would have watched a little TV.
The bathroom is enormous and the shower was perfect and very clean. The usual Spanish drains though I’m afraid.
There is an excellent restaurant if you turn left out of the hotel and it's about 50 yds down on the left hand side. If you go in the other direction there is live music most nights, although i wouldn't recommend this restaurant as the service is inconsistant.
Plenty of sun beds and a lovely outside bar....it all adds up to the perfect holiday hotel/destination.
Booked a last minute deal to Las Gaviotas in Playa De Muro, just got back. Went with my partner and our 9 month old. This is certainly not your usual package holiday hotel!
The hotel is boutique like - all white leather and dark wood. The rooms and bathrooms are lovely, even had bath robes. The grounds are good and there are two lovely warm pools.
The only downsides are the sun beds which are reserved at around 0730 every morning. You need to be an early riser! The other point to note is the restaurant for the evening meal - the seating arrangements are a disaster and the food is bland and interesting. However, the breakfast is awesome.
Cool White Modern Chique
So you've worked all year, tired and need a break, you have a nice home which you take great care of, and all you need is a holiday, in a fantastic hotel, where the staff are lovely and helpful, and the hotel is at least as cool as your own, if not better - Then look no further !!!!
Las Gaviotas is utterly cool, uber chic and by a country mile, the nicest hotel in the whole area.
You drive up, dropped off by your transfer, wondering what it will be like, and once you arrive outside you can almost here the other people on the coach, wishing they too had chosen this hotel.
From the moment we arrive the staff were lovely. We too booked B&B in a suite, and it didn't disappoint. I won't bore you again, with all the little details, but this suite was great. Overlooking the main pool. I did have a look at a Sea View room, and it’s honestly not as good as the pool view rooms, as the hotel is 1 street away from the sea, and the sea view rooms, are overlooking concrete roofs. But our pool suite was excellent. Modern "Rocca wear" bathroom suite, brand new and immaculate. Loads of pristine white towels and immaculately clean.
The hotel staff were great, nothing too much trouble and happy to please, from the extremely generous measures with my vodka and orange of an evening, to the receptionist with bus, travel and restaurant recommendations. And believe me you need those, as the restaurants in the area are on the whole rubbish, except a few little gems that the staff know - so don't be afraid to ask them.
A drink in the evening out on the front of the hotel was great, as everyone walking passed looked on in envy as it was so nice from the front walking by. Good people watching spot.
Lunch at the poolside bar was always lovely and fresh, and highly recommended.
As previous people have said - breakfast is huge, loads of choice, cooked to order omelets and pancakes are delicious. White table cloths and immaculately clean, modern cool air-conditioned area. Always space no matter what time you arrived for breakfast even if it was a little late - that staff made allowances and were still really nice.
Overall this hotel is great - Muro and Alcudia on the other hand are a bit too much "Brits on tour" for me and we probably won't be going back. But I would happily recommend the hotel for a chilled out 10 nights in the sun, beach break. Brilliant. Thanks Las Gaviotas.
PS take a trip to Pollenca, and walk up the steps to the church the view are amazing.
PPS Ask the Taxi's to take you to - Port de alcudia, its much nicer and the restuarants and bars are better.
Just returned from Las Gaviotas yesteday (26th June) we stayed for 4 nights, me, my husband, and our 9mth old little boy. When we first pulled up to the hotel, I was very impressed, it is by far the best looking building in the street! Very modern and clean looking. We booked a suite on a B&B basis, and again we were very impressed with the room. Nice and big, Living room area with cream L shaped leather sofa, with an LG LCD TV, Mini bar style fridge, desk and chair. The bathroom was also big with a walk in shower that you could fit about 4 people in (Not that we were thinking of that! - But it was big) Bedroom had twin beds pushed together again clean and spacious, and very modern. The hotel supplied a travel cot for our son which was all set up when we got there. We had a room facing the main pool, and there were sets of patio doors leading out onto the balcony which was double in size. We ate lunch at the hote every day, and the pool bar was great with waiter service to your sun lounger, something I have only experienced in Dubai at a 5 star hotel. The food was veyr nice with a good selection, we wished we had gone half board as the resturant where we had breakfast looked very nice. The breakfast was also great, everything you can think of, pancakes, cooked breakfast stuff, cakes, yoghurts, cereal fruit I could go on! It's a fairly quiet hotel which suited us as I can't stand tacky places with tacky entertainment, whilst out for dinner we could hear the rubbish singing coming from various other hotels, most of them with some old spanish bloke singing sweet caroline! Sounded like something you would see on the programme Benidorm. Anyway, overall we really liked the hotel, and would consider going again, but the area of Playa DeMuro kind of puts us off, the resturants are complete rubbish with plastic food at high prices. Couldn't find any Spanish Resturants, but ample Chinese! Who wants to eat Chinese on holiday?? The area is definately lacking a good resturant, we found 2 ok ones, one not far from the hotel S' Albufera, which I think most people went to. But not the best food I have ever eaten. Every night coming back to our hotel we always said, that the outside bar area would make such a nice resturant, maybe one day they will do that, as I reckon it would be packed seeing as all the other resturants are dated in terms of decor and food.
Cleanest Hotel Ever
Booked for May 22-26, and spent more time during the day in hotel than we ever have, as it was so incredibly relaxing, quiet, clean, pleasant. Every staff member seemed hardworking and anxious to make your stay enjoyable. Our room was huge, spotless, with great view of center pool area. Breakfast was far beyond our expectations: many bread varieties to toast, juices, fruits, chef preparing crepes and omelettes, pastries, cereals, yogurts, meats and fish. True jewel!!
wasted on the location!
Just returned from a four night stay with my sister. Booked Gaviotas based on the reviews here and they were spot on. Fab accommodation, chilled atmosphere, great breakfast- generally a great place to stay - I would happily stay here on my own which says a lot for the place. Just a shame it's surrounded by pizza places and english pubs - but the local beach more than makes up for this and there are a couple of nice tavernas that do the job. Hop on a bus to puerto pollensa - a couple of quid will transport you to a very different holiday experience! And the bus collects from right outside the hotel.
Great hotel, terrible location
Just returned with a mixed response to our holiday. The hotel itself was beautiful. There are two pools, and since one is full of the kids facilities, the other one is nice and quiet. The rooms are more like a boutique style hotel, beautiful, but don't expect a nice view. We emailed the hotel to request one. When we arrived we were disappointed and thought they had ignored our request. We later realised that we probably did have the best view in the hotel, and this was of a busy road with mountains in the distance, too far to enjoy. The other views were pool views or other hotels.
The resort is terrible. Not a spanish bar or restaurant in sight. It's literally a brits abroad type place. Chavs as far as the eye could see. We hired a car, so luckily escaped, but as the evening meal was far too salty (they even sprinkled salt over the boiled eggs in shells??!!) it meant we had to drive to go somewhere nice, and couldn't drink.
Breakfast was lovely with lots of choice.
We had our baby with us, and everything was fine for him. The air con was not cold, but it was cool enough so he slept fine. The pool side bar staff heated food for him. I would recommend parents to take baby food and milk with them. The local stuff they sell tasted like dog food, and is aptly called 'hero', and costs a fortune (1 euro 90 a jar). Nappies too are expensive, and we had driven to a big supermarket.
Lovely hotel but nothing to do!
Arrived at the hotel after a long delay and was very impressed by the hotel. Rooms lovely size, very modern and pretty good view. We looked out onto the kids play area but also on the hotel next door.
The pool area is lovely one big family pool next to the park and one quieter pool which has lots of shade late afternoon which was great as temperatures reached 40 degrees!
Great service at the bar very friendly and helpful brought drinks to your sun beds. Didnt eat at the pool bar but food alwys looked nice.
Restaurant was always very clean and is very modern with a nice view of the sea(at a distance!). The service is not great waitresses that dont understand english and that never seemed to smile. Food is pretty limited no choice for kids apart from chips and rubbish for vegetarians. Nothing is labelled and they dont even have a full salad bar. Seemed to cater quite alot for the germans!
The local area has a nice beach but apart from that nothing else there. There is a few bars and restaurants but nothing great.
So if your looking for a holiday by the pool then this is the hotel for you but if you want things to do in the evening dont bother!!
"First Time Visitor"
We chose Mallorca due to its reputation for good family holidays - and we weren't disappointed!
Staying in the Las Gaviotas district of Alcudia we had a great air - conditioned appartment with pool beneath the balcony and the sea only 200 metres across the road.
The weather averaged 35.C for the two weeks we were there with just a few rain showers to break up the monotony of sunshine!
Recommended for all sun loving families.
The town of Alcudia lies on the North East coast of Majorca, approx 52 km and 1.1/2 hours transfer time from the island's main airport in Palma.
The easiest way to see the other side of Alcudia is to take a guided walking tour of the old town. The local tourist office organises the 2 hour walk every Wednesday at noon. The old town was once the Roman capital of Majorca, however there are few visible remains since most of the building materials have now been recycled to create the present town.
With its giant water slides, swimming and boating pools, and three mini-golf courses in landscaped surroundings, Hidropark in Avinguda Tucan makes a great day out for all the family.
A good excursion by car or bicycle is to follow the coast road north of AIcudia, along the Cap de Pinar with magnificent views of Pollensa Bay. The road ends in a military zone, but you can get as far as the Ermita de la Victoria, a 17th-century hermitage. For an easier bike ride, take the road south of AIcudia to reach the wetlands at S'Albufera.
"Restaurants and Bars"
Avinguda de Pere Mas i Reus, in the centre of Alcudia is known by the locals as "Dollar Street" because of the numerous "foreign" restaurants and bars. Here you can find German beer gardens, English pubs, Chinese and Indian restaurants and if you look hard enough even a couple of Spanish bars.
Bogavante is an excellent seafood restaurant and can be found opposite the fisherman's pier.
Meson Los Patos is recommended by the best gastronomy guidebooks. Traditional Majorcan cooking. 120 year old rustic air conditioned premises, with a swimming pool, gardens, parking and children's playground.
Tradewinds does the best fish 'n' chips in AIcudia, served on an open terrace beside the canal.
Khun Phanit's is a long-established Thai restaurant in Alcudia at Avda. de la Playa, just behind the Hotel Alcudia Garden. They serve authentic Thai food at very reasonable prices.
Cheers is a family bar and restaurant in Avinguda Venecia, named after the Cheers TV sitcom. It serves plenty of British and international beers, as well as other drinks, and the wide variety of food includes burgers, lasagne and "Sunday lunch" every day. Prices are reasonable and there's a special menu for the kids. Entertainment is provided for children during the day, and for the whole family in the evening - with games, dancing and karaoke until 3am. There's also a Cheers 2 in Las Gaviotas, at the southern end of the resort at Calle Circuito del Lago. Both open from 10am to 3am.
C'an Punyetes is a tapas bar in the Port area and offers a typical Mallorquin menu.
Pizzeria Roma specialises in pizzas and steaks at reasonable prices.
Shangrila claims to be the best quality Chinese restaurant in town. Take away service also available.
Goodfellas is a very friendly music cafe. There's live music several times a week and current video releases are also shown.
The Highlander Bar is the only Scots bar in Alcudia. It was also the first bar in Alcudia to provide Internet Access to customers. The Highlander Bar has recently been refurbished to give it a more modern and comfortable look.
View of Deia from Archduke's Path
Evening in Soller
Lion sculpture inside the church
Cathedral in Palma
how long does the trip around the caves last?
would it be recommended to teenagers or would we find it boring?
thanks, i live in majorca and i just wanted to see a bit more of the island, i was thinking that more than 2 hours would have been a test of our teenage concentration :D but 90 minutes is great! thanks :)
If you live anywhere near the northeast of the island the caves at Campanet might be worth a look. They are smaller and less commercial than Drach so won't take too long, there is a nice cafe with a good balcony and great views of the surrounding countryside. Being 'family run' they have a more relaxed feeling, Drach is so busy that they keep rushing you along and don't allow you to stop and admire the features or take photos.