Palma de Mallorca, 26th Jul 05
POLLENSA & PUERTO POLLENSA - STILL FAVOURITE WITH BRITISH VISITORS
The Mallorca Tourist Board revisits some of the latest and oldest hotel accommodation for visitors.
As part of its’ Centenary Celebrations, the Mallorca Tourist Board’s team have been revisiting some of the island’s most popular hot spots to see what brings visitors back year after year.
In the north of the island, the British love affair with Pollensa and its Port still continues today almost 100 years after Pollensa’s first, and indeed Mallorca’s first hotel, was opened on the town square in 1907.
Hotel Juma – opened by the family Ochogavia in 1907, this 7 bedroom hotel makes an ideal base to explore the area. Prices start at 108 euros per night for 2 people sharing a double room, including breakfast and local tax.
Reservations: Tel: (+34) 971 535002 www.hoteljuma.com
Last year the Ochogavia family opened a new hotel just around the corner, called L’Hostal, in what was formerly the hostel used by market traders coming to the town’s Sunday market.
L’Hostal – blends cool contemporary design with traditional Mallorquin has 6 rooms and is open all year round. Prices start at 85 euros per night for a double room including breakfast and local tax.
Reservations: Tel: (+34) 971 535261 www.hostalpollensa.com
Other small boutique hotels in the town include:
Hotel Desbrull – features 6 rooms with fresh modern design. Prices start from 70 euros per night for a double room to include breakfast (not including local tax). Reservations, Tel: (+34) 971 535055 www.desbrull.com.
Posada de Lluc – has 8 rooms decorated in a traditional Mallorquin style and features an outdoor swimming pool. Prices start from 95 euros for a double room to include breakfast and local tax. Reservations: Tel: 971 535 220 www.posadalluc.com.
Hotel & Spa Son Brull – is Pollensa’s most recent luxury rural hotel opened two years ago. Its sister hotel, the Cala Sant Vicenc is also owned and managed by the Suau family and both hotels are featured by Relais & Chateaux. Located just outside Pollensa town, the Son Brull is located in a former convent. This historic and impressive building dominates the surrounding countryside, and has been completely renovated to maintain traditional Mallorquin features combined with the very latest in contemporary interior design.
The hotel features 23 rooms and suites, a spa using natural products from the island, indoor and outdoor pool, the “365” a la carte restaurant, a snack bar & chill out lounge and conference /meeting facilities.
It is the perfect place to disconnect from modern day pressures and during the summer months the hotel features “Chill Out Evenings” around the outdoor pool where guests can enjoy a unique ambience, great cocktails and the best chill out music.
Prices start from: 200 euros per room, per night, to include breakfast. Reservations: Tel: (+34) 971 53 53 53. www.sonbrull.com. Check out the website for a full programme of special winter activity weekends. Son Brull is closed in December and January.
Pollentia Club Resort – is located on Pollensa Bay right beside the sea between the Cap de Bou beach and the natural park of La Albufereta. The resort covers a total area of 85.000 m2 with established Mediterranean gardens, ornamental lake, and water features throughout. It has approximately 500 rooms housed in suites in the Pollentia Village (four star) and in apartments in El Pollentia Maris (three star).
The resort has been specifically designed to maintain its environment and has its own water treatment plant which means that all the water used within the resort is generated onsite. It features 4 restaurants and bars, meeting and conference facilities, health & fitness area with beauty and massage treatments, 3 pools (1 indoor), 2 jacuzzis, 6 tennis courts, 4 squash courts, 2 volley ball courts, mini golf, ping pong, archery, petanque, 1 general sports ground, shops, a baby club, a childrens park and hobby club featuring a wide range of activities, water sports and excursions (some activities are included in the cost of the holiday).
Visitors have the option to choose between half board, full board or all inclusive. More information and prices : Tel: (+34) 971 546996 www.clubpollentia.com.
Hotel Illa d'Or – this four star hotel is located on the Pine Walk in front of the sea - a short walk from Puerto Pollensa and has recently celebrated its 75th anniversary. As one of the oldest hotels in the Port, it remains family owned and has hosted many famous guests over the years including Agatha Christie, who penned one of her murder mysteries during her stay, actress Jane Seymour and actor, Anthony Quinn. It is a favourite hotel of British guests, who make up the majority of its clientele. Prices start at 93 euros per night in a double room. Reservations,Tel: (+ 34) 971 865108 www.hoposa.es/pagingles/hilladori.htm
For more hotels in the area go to the local hotel federation’s website:
OUT AND ABOUT
The above website is also a useful source of information for the many activities, excursions and courses a visitor can do when in the area. Herewith a few specific details:
Birdwatching – this is one of the island’s most famous areas for enthusiasts the L’Albufereta Natural Park is featured by Bird Life International as an area of major importance with many protected species.
Golf – Golf Pollensa is located just outside Pollensa on a hillside in a green valley overlooking the sea. Prices start for 9 holes from 36 euros per person. Discounts apply for visitors staying in hotels in the area. Reservations, Tel: (+34 ) 971 53 3216 www.golfpollensa.com
Sailing – The Royal Sailing Club of Pollenca is very active and has many British members. Apart from the club’s extensive facilties, each summer various courses are organised for learning how to sail or use a canoe. Mark Manning is in charge of canoeing activities and courses. In addition, there is an active Flying Fifteen Class (started by British members). For more information, Tel: + 34 971 864635 www. rcnpp.net.
Pollensa Music Festival – is held in the Cloisters of Santo Domingo in Pollensa Town each year during July and August. www.festivalpollenca.org.
Moors & Christians Festival, August 2nd. This annual fiesta is extremely lively and colourful culmination to the month of celebrations for the town’s patron saint.
Plus walking, mountaineering, scuba diving, windsurfing, paragliding, water skiing, deep sea fishing and cycling. More information is available at the local tourist office or go to www.puertopollensa.com.
For further information, please contact:
Mallorca Tourist Board, Dominique Carroll / Anna Skidmore,
Tel:(+34) 971 725 396 Fax: (+34) 971 713 540
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