74 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
lovely flora appts.
"Five of us just spent 10 days in the flora apartments - and as is said in previous reviews it is spotlessly clean - pool area lovely - although it could do some steps with hand rails down to shallow bit of big pool for those not so strong on our legs - its nice and near the prom and sea and restaurants even for us oldies - 2 or 3 minutes. The biggest compliment needs to go to the reception and bar staff - they were lovely - especially the gentleman who carried all 5 of our cases up to the first floor for us and down again when we left and would accept nothing in return. We will definitely be back. If I have to be picky I would say that some small things like more shelves in bathroom and bedroom and drawers in bedside table would have been useful but these are minor issues. overall - lovely!"
- Travel date: 22nd September 2014
"I've gone twice to Majorca and these apartments I like but I like more santa ponsa apartments not for anything in particular simplente seemed more comfortable, best beaches ... Greetings. "
- Travel date: 31st January 2013
Totally relaxing holiday
"Stayed at the Flora Aparthotel in June 2012. The complex was very nice indeed, apartments were spacious enough and had everything you needed. Both apartments and complex were lovely and clean, staff were helpfull and friendly. entertainment was very enjoyable. Puerto Pollensa was beautiful and very suitable for families the young children, couples and groups of people looking for a quiet relaxing holiday. Not suitable for anyone looking for a lively spot with nightlife. The apartments were vey close to the promanade and there was a lovely selection of restaurants and shops. Myself my husband and two teenagers spent 1 week in Puerto Pollensa and would most definatly return again and stay a little longer if possible."
- Travel date: 1st August 2012
"Just got back last week and had 10 great days at the Flora. I booked it online, as the first smallish hotel that came up and looked ok. It was great, so close to the beach, maybe 2-3 mins walk. Same distance to the bars, restaurants and the start of the 'Pine Walk'. Rooms were perfectly fine, flat screen tv, good kitchen with cooker and microwave. Lovely pools, kids and adults. Nice bar with friendly staff ( great cocktails :-) )table tennis, kids play area, pool room ... all you need... Just don't book my weeks next year! "
- Travel date: 3rd August 2011
Brilliant Holiday at the Flora
"Went to Flora in aug 2010 and it was brilliant. Some of the reviews said the apartments were a little small but we didn't find this to be the case. really clean, well furnished with everything you need. maid service brilliant. Cafe accross from the apartment entrance is really good for breakfast and the kids loved the talking parrot!! Buy a parasol to take to the beach if you don't want to spend a fortune on hiring them on the beach. Water taxi to formentor was a nice change but the beach smells and feels cramped and busy. The really good food is on the old road for evening meals as the square and the front are a little expensive and to be honest the foods not up to much. Absolutely no complaints about the flora, we all enjoyed it and the kids thought Dora (aka Karl) was brilliant. We are definatley going back to the flora. "
- Travel date: 1st September 2010
No faults ~ Dying to get back!!
"Complete fantastic holiday! Ten out of ten for sure. The setting of the apartments are perfect. Surrounded by little supermarkets, cafÃ©s and restaurants, and that's not even taking the two-three minute walk to the sea front! The Pinetree walk is beautiful whatever the time of the day. Each and every restaurant we ate in was perfect, and there was not one complaint at any night. The beach is perfect, very quiet, sunbeds always available, and clear sandy beaches. The only negatives I can think of here though, is that it is very expensive and you will have to seek out bargains. (â¬5 for a pint and burger at the marina cafe for a cheap lunch!)However no regrets, as the holiday was parfait! Onto the Flora themselves. Perfect. I'm so upset to have to leave. Firstly the restaurant was definitely one of the nicest, so pay a visit there for sure. Reception was always manned by friendly, helpful staff, and the barstaff/waiters were fantastic!! Always up for a bit of a laugh and helpful in everyway. You ligitimately could not fault them. Great with every age group, and in even better form that we have caught them during the world cup! The apartments and pool are basic, and clean. Cleaning service were there daily, making beds and changing towels as often as requested. Television channels were aplenty, with CBBC, BBC1, BBC2, and BBC3 replacing CBBC in the evenings. ITV4 and SKYNEWS also available. Kitchen facilities were ample for our week long stay and the pool was a perfect evening setting. Lastly, Dora needs commended. Great with kids and adults alike, he and the staff at the restaurant and reception are what bring the basic accomodation, though clean and amazingly looked after, into the range of stellar accomodation. I'm barely home, and I'm itching to get back already!!!"
- Travel date: 29th June 2010
"Just got back from the Flora Apartments. A lovely place. You cannot fault the location - close to beach and restaurants. We are quite picky when it comes to accommodation and when I return to Puerto Pollensa, it will be to the Flora. The staff were very helpful and work so hard - Felix and Rachid were particular favourites of ours. I have two daughters (7 & 4) and they loved Karl, the entertainer. The only problem we had was parasols/shade around the pool. Not enough and people claiming them early in the day and not returning to their beds until late afternoon! Euro/Pound not great at moment so things do seem a little expensive. We had the Menu of the Day most of the time, most of the restaurants offer this, it includes 4 choices of starter, main, dessert incl. wine, bread, water costing about 12.50 Euros per adult, kids 4.50 Euros (meal/ice cream) - 2 adults & 2 kids cost around 40 Euros per meal which we found reasonable. We ate in the square where there is a lovely atmosphere. Lots of locals eating alongside tourists makes for a very spanishy feel. The restaurants on the front look lovely but didn't try them. We would recommend the Flora Apartments anyone wanting to visit Puerto Pollensa."
- Travel date: 16th June 2009
"Myself and my two kids, daughter aged 17 and son aged 9, have just come back from a week in the Flora Apartments. We had the best holiday ever. Cannot fault the hotel at all. The whole place was spotless, the staff are very relaxed and friendly and of course Dora, the entertainer, made the holiday. This is the first holiday I have actually been able to sunbathe most of the day, almost uninterrupted, because my youngest was entertained by Dora and He loved playing manhunt and killer pool. We hope Dora's still there next year as we plan on visiting again and I don't think it will be the same without him. The food served in the hotel is very nice and good value and the drinks are reasonably priced compared to the town and seafront. The hotel is ideally situated just 5 minutes walk to the 'Square' where most of the restaurants are located and just 3-4 minutes from the beautiful beach. Puerto Pollensa is gorgeous - this is our 6th visit! Although we did find it a bit pricey this year because of the weak pound. It's much better to trek to the large supermarket Eroski on the roundabout, although there is a smaller one near the marina. The Voramar minisupermarket serves lovely fresh, warm baguettes all day and does stock everything you need, but at a higher price. As I said before we are definitely planning on going back next May, I think July/August will be too busy and too hot. I didn't find it a problem at all getting a sunbed although I think this would be a different story in the summer holidays. A fantastic place well worth a visit!"
- Travel date: 3rd June 2009
"Just returned from The Flora apartments where we were impressed by the whole package. The apartments were spotlessly clean and well maintained and all the staff very friendly. Moving onto the entertainment, whilst the three cabaret shows were a little poor (it was the start of the season) the on site entertainer, Karl, known as Dora, was excellent. We had two young daughters (10 & 7) and they loved every minute of both the daytime kids entertainment and the evening discos and party dances. Would certainly recommend the Flora to anyone and Porto pollensa itself was lovely for a youngish family or older visitors. good value "
- Travel date: 2nd June 2009
Just returned from Puerto Pollensa after...
"Just returned from Puerto Pollensa after having a fantastic holiday at the Flora aparthotel. Booked cheap flights from Dublin to Palma and decided to stay in Puerto Pollensa after reading other reviews on the resort. Absolutely fantastic place. Because we hadnât booked a package holiday we had to organise our own airport transfer from Palma to Puerto Pollensa. We booked before we left home online with Shuttle Direct. We opted for the shared transfer rather than the private one. Very little difference but it only cost us â¬56 for the two of us for a return trip as opposed to â¬150 for a private transfer. We shared a mini bus with 2 other couples. The journey took about 50mins and we were dropped at the door to the Flora apartments and again collected at the door going home. Great service and value for money. The resort itself is fantastic. The entire resort is reasonably small and there are no high rise buildings which makes it a beautiful place to walk around, especially the pine walk. All very up market. The marina is a lovely place to walk around in the evening and have a look at the beautiful boats and yachts. Everywhere feels very safe and lots of families around. Mostly couple and families, no big groups of larger louts. Everything is based around the beach front and the market square. The Flora apartments are within 5 minutes of both of these. Perfect location. There are very few or no Irish in this resort. Majority are English. In general the resort is fairly quiet. There are plenty of bars including two Irish but very few night clubs. This was not a problem for us as we were there for a relaxing holiday and this is exactly what we got. There is little or no shopping in Puerto Pollensa. Only some souvenir shops. No high street stores at all but this just adds to the lovely atmosphere around the port and sea front. However if you really want to go shopping there are day trips to Palma. Unfortunately we didnât get around to do this but apparently it is fantastic for shopping. Thereâs even 1 street entirely of shoe shops, over 100 of them! There are some brilliant restaurants in the resort. The most we paid was â¬65 one night for a fantastic 3 course meal with drinks in Maxim on the market square. Best steak ever! Returned again for a second night. On average we paid â¬45-â¬50 for a meal for 2 with drinks. There are 3 Dakota Tex Mex restaurants in the resort. Menu looks great but really all the food is a bit bland and expensive for a step above fast food. The majority of restaurants are around the square and the beach front. Both lovely locations to sit and relax at the night time. In general food is of a very high standard and great choice. We had breakfast in our apartments each morning. Bought supplies in Spar on our first night but be warned, it is extremely expensive. We bought bread, milk, a box of cereal, butter and a large canister of water and it cost â¬33! Should go to Eroski instead but it doesnât open late at night. The Flora apartments were perfect for what we wanted. Accommodation was basic but clean. We had a one bedroom apartment. The kitchen was well equipped with a two ring hob, fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster. Television has BBC1, BBC2, BBC3 & SKY news if you want to watch television on your holidays. The pool was fabulous. We didnât have any trouble getting sun loungers. There was always plenty available throughout the day but this may have been because we were there in September and was a little quieter. Staff in the hotel were very helpful. Some never seemed to have a day off but were always cheerful and friendly. There was entertainment every night. Some nights better than others. Always finished around 11:30. If you did want an early night or had small children you may want to request an apartment away from the poolside bar as it is loud. We did a day trip to Marineland and Katmandu in Magaluf with No Frills excursions. There are plenty of companies that organise day trips like this. It cost â¬49 per person for the full day. Marineland was very good. The park is very small however so a few hours is plenty of time to spend in it. Once youâve seen the Dolphin and Sea Lion show thereâs not much else to do. Well worth a visit though. At 1 o clock we left Marineland and went to Katmandu. This is an upside down house and inside is a strange and unusual things! Kind of like Ripleyâs believe it or Not stuff! Very cool and a perfect chance to get in out of the heat. They also have a new 4D cinema which is definitely worth a go. We had some time to spare before returning to Puerto Pollensa so we went for a walk around Magaluf. Worst hour of the entire week! Absolutely horrible place. Didnât feel safe walking around and it was only 3 o clock in the afternoon. Streets were dirty. Pubs were full of drunken larger louts even at this early stage in the day. Would hate to see it a 3 in the morning. Lots of high rise apartments. Would definitely avoid Magaluf like a plague! However this did not ruin the day trip. Just made us appreciate Puerto Pollensa even more when we got back to it. The only negative thing I would say about the day trip was the bus we travelled in. It was old and a little grubby. The air conditioning was very poor which made the journey home very uncomfortable. I would maybe suggest trying another company for such trips because of this as No Frills literally has no frills. Basic and value for money. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Puerto Pollensa. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Itâs suitable for families, couples (young and old) but maybe not for anyone looking for a lot of nightlife. I would return to the Flora apartments again also. The Daina Hotel on the pine walk also looked very nice. We returned from a fabulous week feeling relaxed and thoroughly happy with our choice in Puerto Pollensa and the Flora apartments. "
- Travel date: 10th September 2008
We stayed in the Flora Appartments in th...
"We stayed in the Flora Appartments in the centre of Puerto pollensa. Two adults plus a 15 year old and a 7 year old. These appartments are three star, basic, but clean and tidy and are cleaned every day. Towels are changed everyday as well. There are only about 50 appartments on the complex and it only goes three levels high, so quite small in comparison with some of the complexes. There is a great pool and a small pool for young children. If you want a sun bed you need to be up for 9am when they are unlocked in the busy season, ie July and August. Before and after this there is no problem. The staff are freindly and polite. There is a kids club for 4-12 year olds in the morning, and free entertainment in the evenings such as Kareoke, bingo, bands, parrot shows etc. This is a family complex so everything finishes at midnight and you can get your eight or nine hours sleep in from then. You can't have an early night though, it's to noisy for that before midnight. High season it's full of kids so serious swimmers need to get going before the pool fills up about 11. During September the kids go back to school and it's less busy. Same applies for May and June. I would recommend these appartments. They are not luxurious, but perfectly adequate. They have kitchen utensiles, two ring cooker, microwave and tv with a few English channels including BBC1, BBC2 and CBBC. You can eat on the complex if you want, but most people venture out to the sea front or the market square. It's a mammoth three minute walk to the beach which is very nice. Good sand, shallow water and you can feed the fish while you swim if you take some bread with you. There are over 100 restaurants in Puerto Pollensa. Most of them serve reasonable food, a few are very good and a few are not so good. We tried about ten of them. If you want good quality authentic local food then my tip would be EL POSITO's You can have starters such as fresh prawns in garlic sauce or fresh squid. Main dishes include Suckling Pig, shoulder of Lamb, fish in bacon sauce. The house wine is a Chardonnay at 10 Euros. A meal for two adults with wine including starters and a main course will cost you about 50 Euros. It's not cheap, but it's worth it. The reataurant is well known and frequented by the locals. It's best to book the day before, especially at weekends. LA ROC serves a good pizza - large ones unlike some of the other eating places. A lot of the portion sizes are small in many restaurants. A meal for two adults and two kids with wine and drinks cost us about 60 Euros a night, ie about fifty quid. It's not cheap like it used to be. Puerto Pollensa is a nice place for a holiday if you want sun, sand, the beach, a pool. There are nice walks along the pine walk and it feels a safe place to be. Locals leave there doors open and kids don't bother to lock there bikes up. Always a good sign. It's not a place for those who want to go clubbing all night and sleep all day. There are only one or two tiny clubs. It's for families with children or older couples. Lots of Brits have retired there and there is a nice mix of Brits and Spansh. We went for two weeks, last week of August and first week of September. Weather was great, about 30 degrees every day. Only a little cloud on one or two days. Be carefull when you are booking accommodation. Some of the complexes are well outside of Puerto Pollensa which make it difficult to walk in to Town. The Flora appartments are right in the middle. Perfect. SPAR supermarkets are expensive. Go where the locals go. The big Supermarket on the edge of town is called EROSKI and it's about half the price. A reasonable bottle of wine can be bought for about a pound. We met loads of people who had been to the Flora Appartments many times and keep returning. "
- Travel date: 8th September 2008
We have been to Mallorca many times befo...
"We have been to Mallorca many times before, but we have never stayed at such a wonderful hotel. All the staff were very helpful and welcoming. Karl the entertainer made our holiday what it was, he was reallly good with children and included the adults as well and i felt my children where in safe hands. The housekeepers were absoloutely brillant everything in our apartment was very well cleaned and we never had any problems with any of the facilities within our apartment. Also the facilities around the reception, pool and bar area were also kept spotless. The only downfall was the sunbeds, because by about quarter past nine all the sunbeds were taken and some were empty all day even though they had towels on them. Apart from the sunbeds there is nothing we can fault about the Flora Hotel. The bar Snacks were really nice and and there was never a very long wait. The reception staff were very helpful and welcoming throughout the day and night, reception always had someone behind th desk. We will definately go back to the Flora Hotel again. It was the best holiday we have EVER had. "
- Travel date: 6th September 2008
Top traveller tips for Aparthotel Flora
"Just sit back and relax"
"My favourite place I've gone on holiday by far!!"
"Great place to eat out and nice Spanish feel to it."
"Lovely beach relatively quiet, probably not great for older teens/clubbers etc."
Aparthotel Flora is also called
- Flora Apartments
- aparthotel flora port de pollenca
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