10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"This Hotel is one of the few that I have actually returned to. The location is second to non - if you like quite holidays! It is situated close to a small sandy bay, which though can be busy (it seems to be very popular with the Majorcans) there is still plenty of room! Be aware that there is a charge of â¬7 for the hire of sun loungers. The ones by the pool are free of course. The food is great - plenty of variety, but not such a big of the glazed sticky sweets! Also - vegetarians be aware - meat seems to be added to absolutely everything."
- Travel date: 14th August 2007
A very relaxing time
"We wanted a hotel that could offer four star comfort in a quiet location. The Hotel Molins did not disappoint. Although from the 1960's genre of Spanish hotel design we found the Molins to be welcoming with good size, clean bedrooms. Most have baclonies and sea-views. The room had a large bathroom. Overall housekeeping standards were very high. Our reservation was on a bed-and-breakfast basis as we prefer to try different restaurants during our stay. The breakfast selection was extensive. The hotel has a pool-side bar and plenty of sun-loungers but if you prefer the small Cala Molins beach is accessible down a few steps. The hotel has its own beach side bar and snack bar but these can get busy as they are used by other visitors to the cove. Cala San Vicenc is a tiny resort and despite the hotel providing live music on some nights there is little for those who want a livelier spot. This, though, all helped the restful ambiance of the place. It appeared the hotel catered for a wide age range and many different nationalities. Within an easy drive is the lovely resort of Puerto Pollensa and also the village of Pollensa. Each offers a selection of excellent restaurants. When we drove up to the hotel there was a porter immediately on hand to help us with our luggage and there is plenty of parking (public) within 20 metres of the hotel's entrance. All told the hotel delivered exactly what we required - comfort, cleanliness, friendly service and a restful atmosphere"
- Travel date: 12th August 2007
A beautiful quiet place in Majorca.
"I have just returned from two very good weeks in Calle San Vincenc. The hotel, which has been built for about forty years is well placed in the small village. It has prime position in Molins bay, which is the best bay of four small bays in this quiet resort. Our stay was in a very comfortable room with a good balcony that overlooked the sea. It was kept spotlessly clean and serviced early in the morning each day. There were the usual facilites; en suite, air con, TV and mini bar. There were sufficient draws and wardrobe space. The restaurant was good an the food was excellent, the chef taking great pride in it's production. Restaurant staff were friendly and competent. Not too numerous but as there is a buffet service it is up to the individual to decide how quickly or slowly a meal is eaten. There are bars in the hotel for daytime and evening use, together with an outdoor terrace that is pleasant for the whole of the day and evening. The pool is quite large but very deep for much of the area. Just over the road is the local"blue flag"beach, it is possible to walk from one to the other in seconds. The reception and ant its staff were excellent. They were friendly and kind and could not do enough for you. The downsides, on our sole day of rain, the cushions on the terrace were not taken in making them unusable for 23/36 hours.The hotel provides pool towels which are fine, however, these may only be changed twice a weel between 5pm and 7pm on Tuesdays and Fridays only. The hotel's customers are mainly in the older age bracket. On my visit I lost count of the number of times I was asked how many times had I visited the hotel (it was my first). Many of the guests had been to the hotel very many times previously. I would not recommend the hotel for young children. The hotel does not permit children of less than six years into the pool, there is no childrens pool. For young adults there are no humming, swinging bars or clubs in the village. Puerto Pollecia, a short taxi ride away probably has those, but I did not seek them out. Travel from the airport to the hotel by taxi does not take more than about 45 minutes. There is a fair bus service from Calle San Vincenc, which enables you to travel all around the Island of Majorca. I enjoyed my stay at the hotel and I hope to visit it again in the not too distant future."
- Travel date: 23rd June 2007
It could be so much better!
"We visited the Grupotel Molins recently, and my husband and I enjoyed our stay. The objective of the holiday was to have a couple of quiet weeks in the sun, and we were very much aware that Cala Sant Vicenc is a small and quiet resort, but with lovely scenery. We booked a suite, knowing that the weather could be iffy at that time of year, and if we wanted to read a book in the room, we would be able to do it in comfort. The outside of the hotel is not particularly attractive, but the reception and public areas are fairly smart. The rooms were acceptable, but not quite 4 star. Robes were supplied, which is nice, but I made a big mistake of putting mine in for washing on the fifth day of the two week holiday, and it was never returned, despite a request to room service. Dirty towels were not replaced the same day, they simply went missing for 24 hours. There were no tea or coffee making facilities, and as breakfast wasn't served until nearly 8 a.m. I went out and purchased a kettle; mugs; and coffee. Generally the hotel was short staffed - and it showed. The younger waiters and waitresses were friendly and good to speak with. There were a couple of more mature members of the team that quite honestly needed reminding that the very purpose of the hotel is to look after its guests. A senior bar man was extremely grumpy - close to being blatantly rude. At least it wasn't personal, he treated everyone the same way. We had one confrontation that was annoying. Breakfast is served in the dining room with no facilities to eat outside. There is a notice to guests telling them not to leave the dining room with food. (This is not something that would occur to us in any case). However, we did decide one morning after breakfast to finish our coffee on the terrace. We had not even sat down when we were told in no uncertain manner that this was not allowed! You can drink coffee on the terrace if you purchase it from one of the bars, but one must NOT finish your breakfast coffee on the terrace! Unbelievably there was a thunderstorm one night. No-one removed the cushions from the chairs on the terraces (or the matresses from the sunbeds). The very wet cushions were left on the chairs the next day, and only removed by guests who wanted to sit down, and basically left outside until eventually the weather improved and they dried out naturally!! Patios were swept daily, but chairs and tables were never moved in this exercise, so you can imagine! It would take so little effort to make this into a beautiful holiday retreat. The rooms need updating; the hotel needs more staff; and the staff need to be reminded who ultimately pays their wages. A huge, and immediate, improvement would be to put privacy screens in between the balconies. It wasn't a cheap holiday for us. It was an enjoyable one, and it was good to see a bit of the island by car. The hotel did a survey over dinner one night, and I do actually believe they recognise that improvements need to be made, and I think they will make them. Finally, we found the food to be excellent. Because it was so good, we had dinner in the hotel each evening. The chef was present nearly every night, and obviously took great pride in his work. I would like to thank him."
- Travel date: 12th October 2006
"Hotel is somewhat dated but the bedrooms are of a good size comfortable and clean but you need to ensure you have a front seaview room. We are a middle aged discerning professional couple who want reasonable comfort , good food and a decent pool and beach. The hotel certainly delivers in this respect The resort is small with a few shops and cafe/resturantsand quite busy with Spanish families on the beach Mainly older brits in Hotel in early September and little going on after supper. Food was extensive buffee style and good quality . In our view a very good value for money hotel for someone looking for a small old fashioned beach resort for sun bathing and swiming in the sea in a lovely cove.Perhaps a week is ideal."
- Travel date: 17th September 2006
"This is a medium/small hotel, which was full when we stayed there for 10 days. We had thought that there would be very few young children, as this hotel is defiintely not geared up for them - no child food/sittings in restaurant, no child pool, no childrens club etc. In the event, there were a substantial number of school age children - which would not have been a problem except the swiming pool is very small and old fashioned (it almost certainly was installed when the hotel was built in the 1960's). As a result it was almost impossible to comfortably use the pool. In consolation, there is a very beautiful, sandy bay across the street, with very pleasant swiming, when calm (the sea was only calm for 2/3 days of our 10 day stay - not sure if this is normal or not, but the bay was rough when other parts of the island, even nearby, were relatively calm). This bay also gets exceptionally busy at weekends, when it is popular with Mallorcans. The rooms are small and basic, but reasonably comfortable. Maintenance and cleaning is no more than average, and there can be problems with the fabric of the room eg drawers with the front/bottom falling out! The main positive is that the rooms are virtually all at the front of the hotel, with nice views across the bay and out to sea. The food is of above average quality, but the menu fairly limited eg there is no specific provision for vegetarians, and on occasion it can be difficult to find anything substantial to eat if you are one - even pasta usually has a meat/fish sauce, or has meat in it. Service is average. This is a very quiet hotel (even when full!) so don't go there if you are looking for a lot of action - ditto with Cala San Vicente, which is a very small village. Overall, I would not recommend this hotel during busy periods - the pool is simply not big enough to cope, and there can be a shortage of sunbeds. If you want a quiet hotel, in a nice setting, out of the main season, then this could be the hotel for you, but I struggle to understand how it gets a four star rating."
- Travel date: 15th September 2006
Better than expected
"We spent three nights in ths hotel last week (then another three in Palma). We were worried before we got there but we loved every minute. It has so many returning guests that, if asked, will regale one with many reasons for their loyalty, The setting is idyllic and the staff helpful. The exterior is the wrong colour but the rooms spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Food is wholesome and plentiful. The resort was obviously quieter than high summer (when I wouldn't go near it - it would be too popular) and thus pleasant to wander around. There are other places to have a drink but not many. We will go back."
- Travel date: 14th September 2006
"we have just returned from a two week break at the Hotel Molins. The Hotel Looks nice From The Outside and is overlooking a small beach, which gets VERY VERY BUSY. We had to carry our cases into the hotel as there isnt a porter which is no good if your elderley as the people we arrived with were.we then had to wait for nealy an hour for our rooms.one couple we spoke to had to wait three hours for their room so be prepared.when we were given our key we were made to find our own way to our rooms. The rooms are average but do have a lovely view across the med. The resturant is nice and the food ok but not enough variety of vegetables especially if your a fussy eater. There was entertainment only three times a week which was not enough as there isnt that much to do in the resort.Another thing that the hotel need to sort out is that there isnt any privacy on the balcony and you can see right over into the next room and you needed to have your curtains closed if you were getting dressed. The swimming pool area was very cramped unless you sat up near the pool bar.Also the pool was very small the smallest i have ever seenand at the time we were there the hotel was overran with small children and the pool was overflowing with lilos,inflatable boats complete with oars ETC.Apart from this the hotel is very nicebut my family and i would not go there again."
- Travel date: 25th August 2006
"When we arrived at the hotel we were very disappointed and members of my family wanted to leave. However by the time we left we loved it. The lobby and some of the corridors are a bit like a bunker....They are very dark as the hotel is build on a hill and has limited windows. However the rooms are bright, basic, comfortable and spacious and enjoy beautiful views. As i am vegetarian the restaurant was limited but the chef was very good and prepared us vegetarian food. The pool is very cold but i enjoyed sunbathing around the pool; enjoying the view. Cala san vincente is nice, it has a few nice restaurants but many tacky hotels that is the source of alot of noise at night. Overall i did enjoy my stay but the hotel is probably more of a 3 star."
- Travel date: 6th August 2006
"I have just returned from a lovely holiday. The Grupotel Molins is set with idyllic surroundings, with a side sea view of the small but sweet beach and the dramatically but entrancing mountains behind said beach. The sea is calm and a light turquoise colour, with plenty of small fish swimming around for keen snorklers. A perfect location for a lovely holiday. The hotel itself is very nice. A spacious reception area with couches, a large concierge, a TV room and a computer greets you upon entering the hotel. Up on the next floor is, as my grandmother described it, "a palatial sitting area" alongside the bar. Just along the corridor is the grand dining room where all meals are eaten. The rooms are painted in fresh colours and I am pretty sure that they all have sea views. I would personally recommend a suite as they are not too expensive for suites and ensure optimum space if you like to pack heavy, like me!!! But normal rooms are just as nice. Outside, there is a large balcony area, where the pool is located, with many sun loungers with shades surrounding it. If you go up the stairs, you reach the authentic beach bar, which serves beverages and some food. There are sun loungers up there too, as well as tables and chairs for you to eat on. This entire balcony area has stunning views of the sea and mountains. The food is good at the beach bar. At the restaurant, there is a different theme every night such as one night could be Italian, and another Spanish, so you are ensured a variety of dinners! Breakfast offers all the usual things a hotel should offer, but being a teenager I would say that the children or teenagers that go there must ask the show cook to make them a crepe de chocolate...mmmmm! The bar serves beverages and sweet treats. If holiday for you means a time of gluttony, try some of the sweet treats such as chocolate milkshake! But you have to specifically point to it on the menu, the one with all the cream and sauce above the milkshake, otherwise the waiter will bring you a plain bottle with chocolate milk inside - not the same thing! Also, go for a walk around the area and definitely take a taxi to Puerto Pollensa. You have to cross a small road to get to the beach, and just along the road are some small shops (one of which I bought the most divine handbag, so keep your eyes peeled). It's quite a quiet road, but still look out for any incomers. I had a really pleasant holiday at the Grupotel Molins - it was just what myself and my family were looking for. It was relaxing and I would definitely recommend it to anyone!"
- Travel date: 20th July 2006
Grupotel Molins is also called
- grupotel molins hotel
- grupotel molins cala san vincente