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Last 5 reviews
Old, Tired and Hugely Overpriced
The title says it all. It is quite shocking that this hotel is charging top drawer prices for such a poor experience. The place is now being taken over by Four Seasons, which is much-needed, as the current owners have clearly lost interest.
I have thought long and hard about posting this review because, as you will see from my many previous postings, my wife and I used to love this place. On this occasion, I booked and paid for some friends to join us and they then re-imbursed me in advance. Imagine my embarrassment when, on arrival, the hotel demanded payment from them - it appeared as though I had pocketed my friends' money and not paid the hotel. Fortunately we were able to produce paperwork which proved the payment but this is simply unacceptable practice. On departure I tried to point this out to the general manager who, frankly, was not interested. No guest should be treated like this but to treat regulars in this way shows callous disdain for repeat customers. The other disappointment on this occasion was the closure of the epicurean 'El Pi' restaurant where we normally dine on about half our evenings in the hotel. A hotel which purports to pride itself on the quality of its product (and it isn't cheap) really ought to provide more than one dining option even late in the season. Sadly, despite the wonderful location and mostly good service, it will take a lot to make me want to return.
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.
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