Vanity Hotel Golf
12 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Just got back from a week holiday with m...
"Just got back from a week holiday with my husband from hotel vanity golf. we decided to have a break without our 3 children and opted for this adult only hotel. from the moment to getting of the bus your faces light up. lovely hotel.recieved a glass of champane on arrival lovely friendly reception staff. after going over our deatils etc we was givin the room we wanted we asked for a high floor room with sea view(didnt pay the extra for sea view but just hoped) we got partial sea view on the 4th floor. after takin the glass lifts up to our rooms and admiring the gorgous hotel. the cards for the door didnt seem to want to let us in so we had to go back down and was given another ccard to try. this eventually worked but this is only a minor problem which was sorted. opening the door to the room was lovely modern clean room with marble floors nice size bed even thou it was to large singles pushed together was so comfty lot of pillows etc.. the bathroom was beautiful too could of been a touch bigger but hay that just another little niggle. there was a mini bar with 2 beers 2 coke and 2 water free. any extra u have to buy but we just went to a large supermarket left to to hotel but on the right side about 5 min walk which was very cheap we only found this the last day lol the shops and restaurants to the right of the hotel are expensive but try luar burger thats great lol. the chinese are nice to. anyway back to the hotel the room was perfect so comfty and cleaned every day new towels if u leave them in the bath. the pool was amazing lovely double beds to lay on also had 4 posters outside with curtains on and lots of sun loungers. free towels every day to use. o be kept in the grounds. the beach was a step out the hotel it was amazing i have never been to such a loely hotel and friendly staff ever couldnt ask for more. the breakfast was great there was alot of different choices from fry up food to beads cheeses donuts lol yogurts fruit pancakes. just dont eat the scrambled egg in the silver tray with the lids on i think this is what gave me a bad belly on day 2 so i never ate it again it was a bit wrong looking but i still ate it lol. ut the fryed aggs were great and all the rest. they couldnt do eough for you. there was a few young couples we are age 25 and 30. but if u want piece away from kids its the best place ever. you do get alot of older couples mainly anyway whoever reading this then u will love it wish i was there now nick"
- Travel date: 16th September 2008
Luxurious and relaxing holiday!
"We stayed in this hotel for a week in June 2007. I was a bit hesitant about going to Majorca, I thought all of it might be like Magaluf (all night discos, loads of children, English food...). I was very much mistaken. Our hotel was the first stop for the Thomas Cook transfer bus. We were the only people checking in to our hotel and were greeted with a glass of sparkling wine in reception. We had our bags carried to the room for us. The room was amazing, brand new. The bathroom had two sinks and dressing gowns. We had a sea view (although none of the rooms overlook the road, the ones on the side would have been disappointing). Walking out of the back of the hotel I have never seen a beach with sand so white. The beach was very quiet. There are no other hotels next door, just a few residential apartments, so no noise from other hotels. We spent every evening in the hotel's beach bar, which had entertainment (people singing). It wasn't high quality entertainment but all the songs were recognisable and most of them could sing! Cocktails were nice. We found the 'chav' part of Alculdia - about a 20 minute walk along the beach from the hotel. All the hotels are on one road, and the people do not seem to venture as far as the Vanity Golf end of the beach, therefore they are far enough away for you not to notice. We walked to Alcudia old town a couple of times. Nice to sit out in an evening there. Hotel food was ok, but if we go again we will probably pay half board and eat out a couple of nights - loads of places to eat around the port. Hotel staff very friendly. Altogether an amazing holiday in the sun."
- Travel date: 4th March 2008
WOW! what a lucky result - read on
"My wife and I have just returned from a weeks stay at the Viva Golf hotel in Alcudia, Majorca. First, let me explain how we ended up at the Golf. We had originally booked the Viva tropic which is a few hundred metres away from the Golf, I spotted the Viva Tropic when we were in Alcudia last year when we were staying at the Condes around the corner. I spoke to a family that was staying at the Tropic and they spoke very highly of it. So after looking at the great reviews on T.A. we booked the Tropic for a late break just a few weeks ago. I booked the hotel direct with Viva hotels on their website, the flights with easyjet and the transfers with Resorthoppa. We got a fantastic deal at the Tropic â 264 euroâs for the week self catering, in fact the whole trip only cost around Â£540 for the two of us and remember this was half-term week. Then around three weeks before our holiday, we received an email from Viva hotels reservations manager explaining to us that the Viva Tropic was closing early for refurbishment but we could choose any other Viva hotel we liked INCLUDING 4 star hotels for the same money (the Viva Tropic is 3 star). So after a bit more research on T.A. we settled on the 4 star Viva Golf and what a result! We arrived early afternoon and were greeted by a very nice chap who took our baggage to reception. Here we were welcomed with two glasses of champagne and checking in was a breeze as we were the only couple checking in. The reception area was very nice with lots of marble and an indoor garden. We were then taken to our room via one of the glass lifts to the top (4th) floor. On entering our room we were presented with a fantastic view from our balcony overlooking the pool area and out over Alcudia bay. The room was excellent with marble floors and very contemporary decor. However, one thing soon became apparent. We were self catering but there was no kitchenette. Self catering at the Viva Tropic includes a kitchenette with cooker, fridge, utensils etc. Here at the Golf self catering means room only aka American style. I overlooked the fact that the Golf is either bed and breakfast or half board. But none of this really mattered as were not going to do a lot of cooking anyway. The room did have an all important fridge (well you have gotta keep your beers and sangria cold havenât you!). The fridge was loaded with two beers, two Cokeâs and two bottles of water which were all free. The room was very well presented and spotlessly clean. It came with a safe although you had to hire this but is worth every penny in my book. Also, there was a 26â LCD television but there were only two English channels â BBC World and Sky news. The rest of the channels were mainly German. Also supplied was a tea and coffee maker but you had to buy the tea, coffee and milk which rather surprised me has I have been in 2 and 3 star hotels that supplied these items free but that is only a minor niggle. On the table was a bowl of fruit which was a nice touch. Brand new bathrobes were in the wardrobe for our use. The beds were very comfortable except that they were two singles pushed together. I would have preferred one double bed. The room was finished off with desk with writing materials and info pack, chairs and a sofa. Finally, the room came with the all important air conditioning. Now letâs go into the bathroom. Again very nicely appointed with twin sinks all in marble. You had a choice of shower or bath. The shower was powerful with a variable speed head. Hair dryer was supplied as was soap and shower gel/shampoo. Also supplied was a box of goodies including toothbrushes and paste, sewing kit, hair comb and shower cap, cotton wool pads and a pack of tissues. My only little niggle was the toilet and the fact that the toilet seat wouldnât stay up (yâknow what I mean lads!!). One thing that really amazed me was the room lighting; I have never seen so many different lights â spots, fluorescent, side lights. We could have been in the room a month and I still wouldnât have mastered all the switches!! The rest of the hotel came with a nice bar area plus a T.V. lounge area with comfortable seating. The restaurant was also in keeping with the rest of the hotel with nice decor. As we were room only we could pick and choose whether we wanted B&B or half board on a daily basis which was a good idea. In the end we only had breakfast one morning which costs 8 euroâs each. Breakfast was buffet style with plenty to choose from including cereals, fruits and fruit juices, different breads the usual European affair of cold meats and cheeses. The hot counter was geared towards the Germans with German sausage and streaky bacon, fried eggs, tomatoes etc. For the rest of the week we found a really nice English bar just a short walk away (the Smugglers inn) which did a proper English breakfast with good old English sausages and bacon which cost an excellent 4.95euroâs including a mug of tea or coffee. In the evening we ate out at different restaurants. The hotel also had a spa with Jacuzzi and a sauna plus a gym with the latest exercise equipment. In the reception area was two internet points. 12 mins for a euro. The outside of the hotel was as clean as inside with the pool area and gardens kept spotless. There were plenty of sun loungers for everyone although the hotel this week was only 80% full. The pool looked very nice although because of the weather no one was using it. Unfortunately, the weather this week was lousy. Every day it was overcast, windy and most days we had rain and evenings were quite chilly, this did rather spoil our week. The last time we came to Mallorca in October we got lucky with the weather. One of the best things about the Viva Golf is that it sits on a prime location on Alcudiaâs seafront right on the superb sandy beach. As this was the last week of the summer season, quite a few restaurants, bars and shops had closed for the season even so the resort was still quite lively. The bus stops are right outside the hotel. Buses are frequent and cheap and take you to a number of other resorts in the North East of the island plus Inca and Palma. This year, the Viva Golf went adults only which was heaven not having loads of screaming kids around. Although the hotel seems to be geared to the German market (of all the tourist information folders in the reception, only one was British â Thomas Cook) everyone was friendly. The very ambiance of the place made you feel happy and chilled out. So, in summing, despite the weather, we had a very pleasant stay. The Viva golf is a superb friendly clean hotel in a great location. And would we stay here again? YOU BET! Hope this is of some help."
- Travel date: 3rd November 2007
Loved the Viva Golf
"We stayed at this hotel for a week from the 5th to the 12th Oct , on a bed and brekfast basis. We have never stayed in an adults only hotel before, but will definitely be staying in another! This hotel lived up to all you would expect from a child-free hotel, the standard of commadation meets it's well earned 4 stars!!! The room was one of the best we have ever stayed in! The complementary drinks and fruit basket made for a nice difference on the first day. We did have a problem with our tour operater booking the hotel late which resulted in us not having a room for the first night of out stay, but the hotel put us up in their sister hotel and provided us with a taxi to take us there and gave us a sea view room and free safe for the inconvenience which we thought was excellent service. another nice couple of touches was the champagne on arrival and,as it was my brithday during our stay , they gave me a bottle of champane to celebrate!!! The pool area is lovely, the whole place is really clean and the staff are very attentive. My husband and I would recommend this hotel to any one seeking a holiday for peace and quite!!,"
- Travel date: 15th October 2007
Alcudia, very friendly
"Viva Golf hotel is indeed an adults only oasis set alongside a lovely clean beach leading to a very shallow inlet of the med. The hotel is furnished to the highest standards and all the staff are friendly and very helpfull. The buffet breakfast is huge and its worth trying all those things you may not at home. We were only B&B but used the evening buffet which was great value and superb food. The pool area is very relaxing with enough sun beds for everyone. We were there when the place was full of Germans and Danes and still we had no trouble getting a space around the pool. Alcudia is full of excellent restaurants but the one we loved was the Meson Dulcinea in Mariners, st. just opposite the Irish Bar. The food was traditional spanish with a hint of italian, costs were great value and the owners very friendly. I found the whole experience of Alcudia and the Viva Golf to be very relaxing and I would highly recommend it."
- Travel date: 18th August 2007
Excellent hotel for adults!
"The Viva Golf is situated right on the main stretch of Alcudia's long, white sandy beach. We actually are at the hotel in one of the very spacious rooms which overlooked the swimming pool and beach. This hotel is Just for Adults, so it is very quiet and you can enjoy a relaxing atmosphear difficult to find at other hotels. Sunbeds around the big swimming pool are awesome. Cleanliness was excellant. Maid came in every day, changed towels, made beds, washed floor. The gardens and pool areas were aslo spotless. Breakfast and dinner at the hotel restaurant is great. I will definately will be going back here!"
- Travel date: 22nd July 2007
good location small bathrooms
"This Hotel is right next to the beach, one of the best in Majorca. On the plus side all the staff were very friendly. On the negative side the bathroom was very small which made getting out of the bath/shower hazardous as you had to negociate a sharp edge of the sink unit and the toilet that was around 300 mm away. I would not recommend the first floor on end of the Hotel as the staff wheel trolleys past the bedrooms early in the morning and late at night for kitchen and pool towels etc. I also managed to get a stomach bug for the last three days of the holiday but as we were staying half board this may not have been the fault of the Hotel."
- Travel date: 22nd July 2007
Brilliant hotel and brilliant location
"Brilliant hotel and brilliant location, right on the beach and only a short walk away from the town centre with its restaurants, bars and cafes. We have just returned from a week half board at the Viva Golf Hotel in Puerta de Alcudia, which had only opened the day before we arrived after being closed for the winter for a 1,250,000 euro refurbishment. Friendly staff, spotlessly clean, lovely rooms with balconies and great views. A few small niggles stopped me giving it a excellent score. The room heater/air-con unit fan had a loud rattle in it as the fan slowed down when the thermostat switch it off, this woke us up several times a night until we switched it all off. We reported this fault to Reception the first day, but nothing was done by the time that we left. Also, we felt that the food was not up to 4star standerd, buffet breakfast and dinner. Breakfast was Ok, plenty of choice of hot food, breads, cold meats, cheeses, yoghurts, fruit and cereals. Dinner was a bit disappointing, mainly casseroles and stews with chips. Salad bar was Ok with plenty of choice. In room tea and coffee making facilities are advertised as part of the refurbishment but was not available, as was the flat screen TV with in house movies, ours was a very old TV with about five channels. No hotel or area information in the room or in the lobby apart from a couple of German tour operaters books. Please do not be put off coming to this lovely hotel as I am sure that everything will be sorted out by the time the season gets going, as the hotel was barely 1/4 full when we were there."
- Travel date: 18th February 2007
"Hotel is in a brilliant location just a few minutes walk down the road from the port. It is in a surprisingly quiet location yet right by the beach and some lovely places to eat and drink (Don Chon is a brilliant chinese just across the road). The port is great with plenty of good places to eat and shop. The hotel is amazingly clean with good sized and well appointed rooms. The breakfast is lovely with plenty of choice and the outside food/drinks area is very reasonable for lunch and dinner. The pool isn't massive but adequate and there are activies such as table tennis, boules, and a small putting area if your feeling lazy. The old 'towels on loungers' scenario was a bit annoying but generally there were plenty of loungers to go around. If I was to travel to this part of the island again I would definitely consider staying here again. Lovely hotel and a brilliant location - the port end of Alcudia is relaxed and relatively up-market without feeling snobby or exclusive! BRILLIANT HOLIDAY!"
- Travel date: 26th August 2006
"LOCATION. - Spot on the beach and also right on the main road. If you go out the 'back door' you will be on a snow-white beach. Turn right and you can walk for miles, passing through 'Little England' where you can sit amongst the Brits and eat fish and chips to your hearts content. Turn left and you are in the heart of the port. Go out of the 'front door' and you will be on the main strip where ther are many shops, places to eat and things to see. Its also right on the bus stops so you can go almost anywhere on the island. The buses see to run on a half hourly timetable. The drivers also speak excellent English. Cost about a pound for each journey. THE STAFF AND HOTEL. The staff mainly speak Mallorcian although they speak excellent Spanish, German, English and all the Scandanavian languages. There are not many facilities for children. Most of the residents were over 40, so it was quite peaceful. We did not have any problems getting a sun bed. We also moved our beds into the sun when we wanted. The hotel is spotless. They are upgrading the hotel to a 4* plus, which means no kids and better facilities. We can't wait to go back"
- Travel date: 10th July 2006
The hotel is spotless, the rooms come wi...
"The hotel is spotless, the rooms come with individually controlled air-con, electronic safe, hot drink facilities, well equipped bathroom and ample storage. The hotel facilities are excellent, but the evening entertainment is an acquired taste. This is of no consequence, because the local nightlife is as abundant as it is varied, and all within a 15 minute walk from the hotel door. The pool & outdoor restaurants are separated from the beach by a wide footpath. The staff are alert, attentive and for the most part speak English (most European languages are covered by the staff). The hotel caters for a cosmopolitan mix, the guests being primarily from Germany and Holland. These proved to be polite & friendly (no pre-dawn raids to secure sun loungers). The marina and old town are just a 10 minute walk away, offering good local food, cooked for locals. A first rate, quiet hotel, in an ideal location, well worthy of its stars."
- Travel date: 19th April 2006
Nice enough, but watch out when you book via Expedia
"We stayed here for 4 days in September. It's a nice hotel and very clean. It's mainly frequented by German tourists, and if you can deal with that then you'll enjoy your stay. There is limited 'sun' space round the pool and the Germans had generally reserved the best places by the pool long before we made it outside. You can only reserve after 9am but that didn't stop the Germans from sitting down by the pool from 7am and leaving with towel reserved shortly after 9. Very strange lot! The room was clean and had a mini-kitchen, balcony and TV. The TV wasn't great but then I guess thats not what you're there for. If you book via Expedia be prepared to NOT have a choice on rooms. Our room, although quiet and out of the way, was on the ground floor, and if you lent over the balcony you could see the sea. We asked for a change but was told the hotel was fully booked. The hotel really does sit on the white sanded beach, and there are bars and activities all the way along. It's far enough away from the hustle and nightlife further up the road for you not to be bothered by it, but near enough to visit should you fancy a night out for some good people watching (and there are plenty to watch). We didn't eat a main meal, but the buffet breakfast was very good. Being mainly German, I think they are quite fussy over what they eat. Overall I liked the hotel but wasn't sure about the Germans, who I found rude and unfriendly. It was a good start to our holiday but we later found a much nicer if slightly more expensive hotel further down the coast."
- Travel date: 3rd October 2005
Vanity Hotel Golf is also called
- Viva Golf Aparthotel
- vanity hotel puerto alcudia
- viva golf