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Criticism of 'Formentor, a Royal Hideaway Hotel'
My Wife and I are used to staying in excellent world-class hotels. We paid a fortune for our two-week holiday at this so-called world class hotel. We were so disappointed. We paid an extra £1,500 for half-board on top of a further enormous outlay. The hotel was full of noisy, young children and, although situated in beautiful grounds which were difficult to access, yet there was no dress code. We felt isolated and it was essential to have a hire-car. However, all the hotel staff were brilliant and we had a magnificent double room.
Walked up from the beach had a delightful lunch and then a beautiful walk through the lovely gardens. This was such an enjoyable day and the food we chose was of a high standard.We were sitting outside sheltered by trees and beautiful flowers
A glorious place to recuperate and relax
I love this hotel, the location is simply stunning, the breakfast is excellent with a fantastic choice and a suggestion we should take our time over it, no rushing around here, the pace is very sedate, the staff are kind and helpful, the pool fabulous, not heated but perfectly ok to swim in even in October and at this time of year a holiday here is not quite so pricey. Just a short walk through the wonderful grounds to the beach with a daytime cafe run by the hotel. My room was lovely with a huge and exceptionally comfy bed (love the choice of available pillow types) and from the terrace balcony with its own sunloungers I had views out over the bay through those extraordinarily lush gardens. I had a pedicure in the Spa which was a unique experience with its views out to sea through the pines and the sound of the waves on the beach just a few meters away. I could stay here forever, it just feels so special, I will be back again very soon, I think it's my favourite hotel in Europe.
End of season treat
Stayed a short while at this luxury location that offers pampered seclusion on the Cap Formentor. At the end of the season the Al La Carte restaurant was closed to eating in the main restaurant [buffet self service] was the only choice. The food was excellent and there is an extensive range of choices but given the price it would have been nice to have the option of table service. In the daytime snacks can be ordered at an outside bar and there are two beach side restaurants just outside the hotel grounds that offer a range of food choice but only at lunchtime. The ferry to Puerto Pollenca is nearby and worth a trip although the service was not frequent. The hotel has a magnificent outdoor pool and a recently refurbished gymnasium open at selected times. The spa function was not operational. The grounds are beautiful and the location stunning but it is worth paying extra for sea view and balcony.
We could have staying in a suite in Vegas and still paid less, with hundred more square foot of room. The majority of staff are great, something that should be acknowledged, however the rooms are a little tired, and it just is way too expensive for whats on offer, it's not a true 5 Star experience and as for the evening buffet food, I actually despaired. None of the food went together, it was, I am sad to say after 4 years visiting, extremely disappointing.
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