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17 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

Fantastic Hotel, very clean and situated...

5
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Reviewed Wed 27th of August 2008

"Fantastic Hotel, very clean and situated in a great location just across the road from a lovely beach. There are plenty of restaurants nearby which are very nice but we found the best food was in the buffet restaurant at the hotel(fantastic).Not many British at the hotel, there was a nice mix of many different nationalities which was great. All the staff were very friendly and helpful and the entertainment great for adults and children"

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  • Travel date: Wed 27th of August 2008

Me and my partner have just returned fro...

5
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Reviewed Sat 6th of October 2007

"Me and my partner have just returned from our stay at the Viva Blue Hotel in Majorca. We absolutely loved this hotel all the service and staff are very helpful and polite. The rooms are very spacious and are cleaned almost every day to a high standard.

The pools (3 in total) at the hotel are very clean also the grounds surrounding this area are immaculate. The hotel has a supermarket on site but is a bit more expensive then those just outside the hotel.

We only ate in the hotel once and to be honest wasn’t very impressed, but we did find a little restaurant right outside the hotel (Ole Pizzeria) and the food was 5* quality we ate there most nights and the staff are excellent. But there are a selection of other restaurants to eat at along the strip.

Entertainment at the hotel was good most nights (Chicago and Grease), we also found a British pub called The Swan (about a 10/15 minute walk) which had great entertainment could have a good laugh here. Pirate show in Magalluf is a MUST SEE absolutely amazing night; you can book this with your rep.

Alcudia is not far from Playa de Muro and this is a more lively resort about a 10-minute if that taxi ride costing about 6 euros. We only went into Alcudia twice as we thought Playa de Muro had everything we wanted. If you like history and scenery then visit the old town some very beautiful sights (Market is here also on a Sunday).

Would recommend this hotel to anybody and we will be returning here next year.
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  • Travel date: Sat 6th of October 2007

brilliant time

5
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Reviewed Mon 24th of December 2012

"We have just returned from Viva Blue after 14 fantastic days. We stayed self catering as a family of 4 but you had the option of paying for breakfast or half board. All the staff were very friendly and both children enjoyed the entertainment of which there was plenty.
The room was large enough for us all and consisted of 1 bedroom with twin beds and 2 sofa beds in the lounge. There was a small kitchen area, dining area and bathroom. The sink area was outside the bathroom.
The whole of the complex was very clean and we will definately be going back again sometime soon."

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  • Travel date: Thu 16th of August 2007

2. time Fabulous Viva

5
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Reviewed Mon 24th of December 2012

"We have just come home from 10 days at Viva Blue. 2 years ago we stayed at the Viva Bahia which is under the same hotel group and felt we just had to go back. We were 2 adults and 3 children both times.

Our biggest problem with the Viva hotels is anything else after it seems downhill. Especially the breakfast buffet. We are a danish family and eat a type of brown rye bread only found in Denmark. - They had it!! The standard and This company have thought about absolutely everything. There are even free washers down in the basement. A god send for a family with kids on holiday for 10 days.

The service was excellent and the cleaning top notch. We will definitely be going back again. We hope they expand their chain to other med countries.

Bwalya Sorensen"

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  • Travel date: Fri 10th of August 2007

viva was excellant

5
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Reviewed Thu 11th of October 2012

"We have just returned from a stay at the viva blue.
It was excellant the staff were lovely ,the rooms were very clean.
The food was excellant.Plenty of sunbeds the weather was fab.
we would go again next year.we had a wonderful holiday."

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  • Travel date: Sun 8th of July 2007

Stayed for 10 days in May 2007. Everythi...

5
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Reviewed Mon 4th of June 2007

"Stayed for 10 days in May 2007. Everything about the apartments, grounds and facilities was excellent. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and well maintained and staff, on the whole were very helpful.
On site supermarket very good although a little dearer than those on the main road outside the hotel.

Viva Blue is located just off the main road from Alcudia to Ca'n Picafort (approx 3 miles from Port Alcudia). There is no village or focal point to Playa Muro, it seems to be one conurbation that runs the length of the main road.

All bars, shops and restaurants are along this main road. We found the Pizzeria Ole and Topo Gigio to be very good but the best restaurants are to be found in the walled old town of Alcudia on top of the hill (approx 4 miles away)

Ideally use a hire car or taxi; the public transport is often very busy. In the old town you will find much more traditional Spanish restaurants (La Placa, Sa Caleta and La Taverna) serving excellent food.

The beach in Playa Muro is just over the main road from the hotel (plenty of crossing points available). The beach is very clean, clear blue water and slopes very gently and is ideal for the little ones.

Day time activities lead by the entertainment team was plentiful for both adults and children while the evening entertainment at the hotel varied from very good (ABBA show, Chicago tribute) to awful (Cinderella).
Plenty of sun beds and fixed parasols available around the pool.

In summary a very good holiday, in excellent establishment and thoroughly recommended.
"

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  • Travel date: Mon 4th of June 2007

Nearly full marks but not quite

4
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Reviewed Wed 28th of November 2012

"We have just returned from a week at the Viva Blue in Playa del Muro, Majorca.
We went as a group of 11 in four apartments and I emailed the hotel direct only four days before we left to request that we be placed close together. I wasn't expecting miracles, but we had four apartments all in a row on the ground floor - fantastic!
The apartments are very clean, not huge, but big enough for 4 adults. Two downsides: no kettle (not a good idea for the english people!) and the hairdryer is crap, so take your own!!
The maid service is very good and the whole hotel area is kept immaculate at all times.
The swimming pools are great and there was never any problems getting sunbeds, although we did go at the end of the season, so it may be busier during peak times.
We didn't eat at the hotel at all as we found their prices a bit steep. But what we did see looked very nice and plenty of it!
The snack bar has a huge selection of food, both to eat by the pools or to take away, but some members of staff are very rude and could do with a course in manners!! They seem to have a dislike of the english and make no secret of it!
Now the downsides:
The walls in the apartments are VERY thin and german and swedish people seem to get up very early in the morning (usually around 6am) and make no effort to keep the noise down whatsoever, it was driving us all mad by the end of the week.
The entertainment on site is rubbish, both in the day and at night. We gave up on it every day, they didn't have a clue. A quiz that should have taken 30 minutes took about 3 hours, due to the complete incompetance of the staff and attempting to do it in three different languages!! Venture out where the entertainment is much better.
Playa Del Muro is a good 40 minute walk from Alcudia, but taxis are cheap and are a much better option. there isn't much of a town in Playa del muro, but there is enough to do if you look hard enough.
the beaches are fantastic, shallow waters and white sand - bliss. this is where we spent most of our time.
And lastly, take plenty of mosquito repellant or risk being bitten to death. It is unbelievable. The flies are a bit of a pain too and I was glad to be home away from them all!!

If you want a quiet holiday, surrounded by german and swedish rude people with hundreds of screaming kids, this is the place for you!!"

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  • Travel date: Sat 30th of September 2006

This resort really does live up to its 4...

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Reviewed Tue 26th of September 2006

"This resort really does live up to its 4 star rating!

These apartments are spotlessly clean, and the grounds and swimming pool area are immaculate. My one niggle - no kettle supplied, only a coffee maker!

There are enough sunbeds to go around, even when the properties are full and reserving sunbeds is not permitted.

The location is ideal just across the main road from the beach, although you are some distance away from Alcudia town, and public transport is extremely busy.
The animation team are very hardworking, and I would recommend attending a Gala evening should you get the chance, as they represent excellent value for money, and the entertainment is of a very good standard.

Overall excellent holiday was enjoyed, however proximity to the Nature Reserve means the insects are abundant!
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  • Travel date: Tue 26th of September 2006

We have just returned from our holiday i...

4
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Reviewed Tue 26th of September 2006

"We have just returned from our holiday in Majorca and having read everyone else’s reviews I thought I would write one in return.

We found the Viva Blue Apartments nice, very clean, a little basic for a 4 *, but contains everything needed for an enjoyable self catering holiday (except a kettle), walls are very thin and I have to say that I did not have one good nights sleep at all as I found it difficult to sleep through next doors snoring…

We were not impressed with having to wait 2 hours for a room to be made up on arrival, but it gave us a chance to have a look around and to sample the food at the pool side snack bar. This did a range of pizza’s, toasties and baguettes and was very nice.

The pool areas were nice, very clean and I liked the fact that you got cushions for the loungers. We had no problems getting loungers even at 11am probably because of the time of year as I can see that getting very busy at peak times.

We did not eat at the hotel or sample any of the entertainment, so I cannot comment on that. We ventured out of the hotel complex at night for food and went through the Muro strip and never had a bad meal. Two of the best places we found was the pizzeria Ola right next to the hotel, it did beautiful pork and steak fillets with pepper sauces which were lovely (we went back 3 times), and an Indian called New Deli 2, if you turn right at the pizzeria above instead of left down the main strip. The Indian was better than any that we have had at home.

Not much entertainment but restaurant Oasis on the main strip has live bands on, Elvis impersonators, ABBA tributes which had everyone up out of their seats dancing. Over the road from that a cocktail bar which did lovely cocktails in some very unusual glasses and containers, the best we saw being a volcano!

The beach was lovely, quite busy and plenty of snack bars and drinks place along it. The road to cross is not really that busy and there are places with crossings you can use.

There is a small train that runs through Muro and to a few other resorts for only 2.5 euros each, we walked up to the next resort which had a few more shops, bars and restaurants, and Brits for that matter and then got the train back, which stopped right outside out hotel…

All in all a nice holiday, hotel very clean, rooms not bad and we had a nice time.

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  • Travel date: Tue 26th of September 2006

viva blue very clean

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Reviewed Wed 24th of October 2012

"We have just returned from our holiday in Majorca and having read everyone else’s reviews I thought I would write one in return.

We found the Viva Blue Apartments nice, very clean, a little basic for a 4 *, but contains everything needed for an enjoyable self catering holiday (except a kettle), walls are very thin and I have to say that I struggled to get a good nights sleep as I found it difficult to sleep through next doors snoring…

We were not impressed with having to wait 2 hours for our room to be made up on arrival, but it gave us a chance to have a look around and to sample the food at the pool side snack bar. This did a range of pizza’s, toastie’s and baguettes and was very nice.

The pool areas were nice, very clean and I liked the fact that you got cushions for the lounger’s. we had no problems getting loungers even at 11am probably because of the time of year as I can see that getting very busy at peak times.

We did not eat at the hotel restaurant or sample any of the entertainment, so I cannot comment on that. We ventured out of the hotel complex at night for food and wnet through the Muro strip and never had a bad meal. Two of the best we found was the pizzeria Ola right next to the hotel, it did beautiful pork and steak fillets with pepper sauces which were lovely (we went back 3 times), and an Indian called New Deli 2, if you turn right at the pizzeria above instead of left down the main strip. The Indian was better than any that we have had at home.

Not much entertainment but restaurant Oasis on the main strip have live bands on Elvis impersonators, ABBA tributes which had everyone up out of their seats dancing. Over the road from that a cocktail bar which did lovely cocktails in some very unusual glasses and containers, the best we saw being a volcano!

The beach was lovely, quite busy and plenty of snack bars and drinks places along it. The road to cross is not really that busy and there are places with crossings you can use.

There is a small train that runs through Muro and to a few other resorts for only 2.5 euros each, we walked up to the next resort which had a few shops, bars and restaurants, and Brits for that matter and then got the train back, which stopped right outside the hotel…

All in all a nice holiday, hotel very clean, rooms not bad and we had a nice time."

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  • Travel date: Mon 25th of September 2006

Good Hotel....

5
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Reviewed Tue 27th of November 2012

"Just arrived back from a week at viva blue appts booked by first choice self catering, the hotel was brilliant families will not be let down by this hotel as there is entertainment throughout the day and night for children and teenagers there are alot of swedish and german people in this hotel who do tend to get the best rooms but other than that there are no complaints, we ate at the hotel only at dinner times as we went out at night however the food was good you could also take it away to eat rnd the pool or in your room as you are given takeaway boxes which is handy, the hotel is very clean maids are exellent they dont arrive to early either, the resort is more for families and older couples as two of us went at 19 and we thought it was a bit to quiet however there are a few bars and restaurants i would reccomend this hotel."

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  • Travel date: Mon 25th of September 2006

We will be there again -hopefully

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Reviewed Wed 28th of November 2012

"We loved beeing at Viva Blue. The hotel have everything you need, entertainment was for all the family, our 6 year loved beeing in the pool, and he was save in the garden. Our 14 year old , a girl ,relaxed in the sun, and was also playing in the pool, the evening entertainment was for all the family, the food at the hotel restaurant was good. The staff was helpful and the hotel was clean,clean,clean.
The hotel is on Playa de Muro a little town near Port Alcudia, it takes 5 minutes to walk to the beach and 10 minutes to drive to Port Alcudia, we had a car, but there is a bus stop not far from the Hotel that goes to Port Alcudia
We would love to go back to Viva Blue. It was a perfect holiday hotel."

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  • Travel date: Sat 23rd of September 2006

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