We have just spent the 2nd week of our "special" 2 week holiday (for my hubby's 50th b'day this year) at the Platja D'or hotel and to be perfectly honest we should have waited until we were celebrating his 80th birthday! Our 1st week was a fabulous med cruise on Thomson Destiny, which i can recommend to everyone, but unless you just want total relaxation with no entertainment as such then i would recommend you leave this hotel until you are in your twilight years.
The hotel it'self is lovely. The rooms are spacious and spotlessly clean. The bathrooms are also very nice and clean and have a hair dryer which is good by hotel standards. The rooms are cleaned every single day, towels also changed daily if you leave them in the bath and your linen is changed once a week. The balcony has a table and 2 chairs and you either have a view of the pool or as we did the street which runs in between the hotel and the beach. The street is very quiet other than the coach pick up and drop off's a couple of times a day. Breakfast is repetitive but nicely cooked with a choice of continental, fruit, cereal, full English or all if you have an appetite. The plates are only a small size, somewhere in between a side plate and dinner plate and it's the same at lunch and dinner but if you have a good appetite you can go up as many times as you like. On the 1 occasion we had lunch at the hotel it was nice and we found the variety better than the eve menu. Food was always cooked ok but the variety wasn't the best. The all inclusive meant you got 3 meals a day with cake available about 4pm and supper at 11. The drinks were the usual local brands with some international whiskeys (but not jd) and the majority were good with very good measures. The lager was pumped as San Miguel, but my husband wasn't so sure it was, but it was ok. The rear projection tv in the bar area showed sky sports and sometimes the soaps but the bar closes at 11.45pm and hat's when the tv goes off and the lights go out and so to bed!! The evening entertainment left a lot to be desired. The is a couple of touring acts per week and the rest is run by Tracy, the resident entertainer and her very annoying, sidekick Keith. She entertains the old folks well, playing music that they can dance to, but there is nothing for anyone under 60 and a few 60+ people we spoke to said they found it too old for them and wouldn't return. The afternoon consisted of killerdarts, pool, ping pong etc and an afternoon quiz every day.
I found the location a bit out of the way. It's 10mins to playa de muro but to be honest there is nothing there. The walk along the beach to Alcudia port is lovely and can take anything form 30mins to an hour depending on whether you brisk walk or stroll. We walked down there twice and thoroughly enjoyed it and the marina is lovely. The beach at the hotel is beautiful. it is very narrow with lots of trees to give shelter if needed. Sunbeds are 4.50 euro's for the day. The water is very gently shelving and very warm with lots of fish around. Perfect for children as they would have to go out a long way to get out of their depth. Staff at the hotel are very friendly and very efficient. Pedro behind the bar is the best barman i have ever seen, so quick and you never queue for long. Bruce the restaurant manager was also very nice. He wasn't called Bruce, but he looked a lot like Bruce Grobbelaar in his Liverpool days.
As i said, lovely hotel but full of old people. If your over 75 it could be your cup of tea, but i'm hoping even when i am that age it won't be mine!
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- Also Known As:
- Platja d`Or Hotel Port d`Alcudia
- Platja d Or Puerto Alcudia
- Platja D'Or Majorca, Spain