29 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"had the best holiday ever, my 2 year old daughter an my niece's an nephew LOVED it there was entertainment for both adults an children, the pool was really nice the staff were so friendly and helpful, the hotel mascot bufo was very good all the kids loved him, it is a very good place to go if your bringing children.."
- Travel date: Mon 19th of July 2010
i would recommend this hotel to anyone t...
"i would recommend this hotel to anyone the rooms are cleaned 6 times a week the food is like something you have never tasted before and the entertainers are 5 star entertainers they keep children teenagers adults entertained from 10 till 5 with games
8/10 joel deards/england"
- Travel date: Thu 4th of September 2008
I just got back from staying at viva sun...
"I just got back from staying at viva sunrise i loved the entertainment at night and the pools were well nice. All the staff were really polite and your not very far from the beach. Me my sister and mum and dad all loved it and would love to go again :). Also the cleaners only clean your room if you put the sign on the door so you won't be disturbed. i think it should be rated better than a 3 star."
- Travel date: Tue 12th of August 2008
excellent time had by all, hotel is spot...
"excellent time had by all, hotel is spotless food fantastic we upgraded to half board while there lots of choice,would recommend highly .three pools,entertainment excellent for children and adults,all staff very polite,beach 5 mins away as well as all pubs and restaurants."
- Travel date: Mon 11th of August 2008
Can anyone help? We are trying our harde...
"Can anyone help?
We are trying our hardest to book a package to this hotel but cannot find anyone who does the packages. would like to book package because dont really want to be messing around the airport looking for taxis with child seats or hiring cars with 2 small kids.
- Travel date: Sun 20th of July 2008
My wife and I had booked our holiday wit...
"My wife and I had booked our holiday with our local agent and where suposed to be going to a different hotel. The mix up was a real sucess for us. The Sunrise was a delight to be in. The best thing for us was the fact that the staff who looked after the kid's club really made our daughter feel right at home. ( Bufo was brilliant ) The facilities and rooms were basic but what more do you need. The food was plentiful, the pool was always clean and we will be back for sure. We have been to Alcudia on several occasions and by far this was the most enjoyable."
- Travel date: Mon 14th of July 2008
Hotel clean, well maintained, good facil...
"Hotel clean, well maintained, good facilities for children, active children's club.
Breakfast and dinner a good international standard with daily variety on the evenings.
Beach was 300yds walk away, not a great view (seems to include a power station as well as picturesque mountains) but nice sandy beach with gentle waves and few noisy jet skis etc.
We had a very good time."
- Travel date: Mon 15th of October 2007
Only back from Viva Sunrise and was quit...
"Only back from Viva Sunrise and was quite pleased with it. We went "allocated on arrival" and didnât know what to expect.
Towels changed 5 days out of 7. Beds only made when sign put outside of door. Bed linen was not changed at all during our week there. Also the kitchen did not have a kettle and one of the doors was hanging off its hinges.
This was the only downside. However air conditioning was great as it would have been very close and warm. Must say that staff at reception were really lovely."
- Travel date: Sun 23rd of September 2007
Brilliant facilities with friendly staff...
"Brilliant facilities with friendly staff that makes you feel welcomed by everyone. There was a maid that came regularly to clean the rooms which is brilliant
The pool area was brilliant with crystal clear water with loads of sun loungers.
Brilliant food especially at breakfast because it is a buffet so if you don't like a hot breakfast you can always have toast. Cereals or fruit.
The entertainment is excellent and they love getting everyone involved even if youâre not on stage.
We got a poolside balcony on the top floor which is good because we get stunning views.
This hotel is very good for anyone especially families.
Also the locals are friendly and there is nearby shops, restaurants, and pubs.
We were with Panorama (my travel) and flew from Bournemouth and when we landed at Palma a bus took us from the plane to the airport and we got our bags fairly quickly, and then there was a air conditioned coach waiting which took us to a viva sunrise via a couple of other hotels.
All the family loved it 10/10."
- Travel date: Thu 30th of August 2007
We had the best family holiday we have h...
"We had the best family holiday we have had in long time at the Viva Sunrise. The hotel is situated about 5-10 mins walk from the beach front, but it doesn't feel that long. The front of the hotel looks out onto the canal and the back overlooking the pool & entertainment area. We were overlooking the canal, it was a quite spot, not too much traffic from the road below and I think we were on the 3rd floor. The only noise was the bin men about 1am, but they are fast and gone within a few minutes, it certainly didn't wake our 4 year old up.
The guests are mainly Swedish and German; we made friends with many people while we were there. The hotel itself is lovely and clean, well maintained with very spacious rooms. The food from the snack bar at lunch was delicious; we ate out of an evening. There is an exit near the stage and there are cheap places to eat right on the doorstep and the spa shop at the front of the hotel for cheap drinks for by the pool in the day.
I can't praise the entertainment team enough, they work so hard. If you have a husband who gets bored very quickly sitting by the pool then this is definitely the holiday for you! There are all sorts of activities through the day like archery, shooting, pool volley ball, you name it, they do it and the best is it's all free of charge. The kids club is great too, they do arts and crafts, skittles, and games and once a week they do Bufo's birthday party. For about Â£3.50 they take the kids about 10am and do activities throughout the day within the complex, they have lunch and then have a cake and sing happy birthday to bufo. The kids love it. A great time for a Mum to take a total relax in the sun.
In the evening they have a kids show first and they get the kids involved in the shows, dress them up and get them to appear in the show and do simple acts like animals etc. At the end of the kids show they have a disco and sing the Bufo song. After this they have the evening entertainment which was really great too, some amazing shows.
The complex was so good with so much to do we spent virtually the whole week there, went to the beach once and out for a Chinese on the main road once. The entertainment was so good we just didn't want to miss it.
This hotel is A* and would recommend it anyway for a super family holiday.
- Travel date: Tue 14th of August 2007
Lovely Viva Sunrise - will be back!
"Stayed at the Viva in July in a 2 bed apartment overlooking the childrens playarea and kiddies pool. Have to agree with a previous reviewer in the remarks made about the entertainment - it really was rubbish. That for us was the only downfall. Never ate in the main restaurant but it was always quiet which spoke volumes - the pool/snack bar however was lovely both by day and in the evening when the tables were laid with linen tablecloths and the a la carte menu came out. Supermarket big and well stocked. Whole place super clean! Plenty of entertaiment for kids, teenagers and adults during the day. Out bedrooms were quite small but the living area was roomy. Air con a blessing! Sliders to balcony do not open from outside so beware if planning to sit out for a while! Loads of umbrellas by the beds at the pool which got handy when it was very hot. Reception staff very efficient. Lots of dutch and some Germans there. Also good few Irish/Northern Irish bur very few English! Only 5 min walk to the beach. Portofino restaurant near the Boccachio Hotel do lovely pasta! Also in the port of Alcudia a chinese called The Villa and next door a tex mex place called Dakota are both worth checking out. Will be recommending the Viva Sunrise to anyone thinking of going to Majorca!"
- Travel date: Mon 23rd of July 2007
Just returned from two weeks at Viva Sun...
"Just returned from two weeks at Viva Sunrise, were not disappointed. The first impressions when you walk in is of a bright a clean area, the room we had was a studio, and although basic was very clean, cleaning and towels are done over 5 days, although even on the cleaners days off you can go to reception and get clean towels.
The staff are all very willing to help. The entertainment team are hard working and the children there seemed to be having a great time. We could never get a sun bed so had to walk to the beach, which is a short walk away.
We ate once at the hotel and found the food ok and quite reasonable. There are lots of places to eat round about we ate at the Canny Lad quite a lot the food is good and the prices about average.
All in all our first visit to Alcudia was excellent, we would definitely return, although would try another hotel for the simple reason we like to try different places.
- Travel date: Mon 23rd of July 2007