74 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
I've now been three times and i have to...
"I've now been three times and i have to say this is the best so far ,, the kids club is fantastic as we learn all party dances and perform them on the evening for the entertainment, they also have water fun games where we play games and push each other in which is the best fun on the holiday.They also have a kids mini disco before the evening entertainment, some of the acts this year have been hilarious.I would recommend this place to my friends and to many of my mum's friends. The bar staff are fantastic , there is a arcade room for the kids and a pool table for adults who fancy a game of pool, we also play a game of killer pool. This is both fun for kids and adults because the entertainer mixes with adults which keeps them entertained. This place is the best thats why i give it a 10/10 , the entertainer is the best and funniest person i have ever met and i am not likley to meet another person like him and thats why should stay on as the entertainer at the Flora Aparthotel. "
- Travel date: Fri 5th of September 2008
This resort was the best possible for my...
"This resort was the best possible for my holiday with my friends. Not too quiet, not too loud. Dora made the evenings entertaining and fun with party dances, bingo and a round-the-clock smile. The accommodation was perfect for four girls sharing a room but the kitchen facilities could have been better, i.e. to include an oven of some sort. The rest of the staff were friendly and fun and the food we ate from the hotel was to a good standard. All in all, we had a brilliant time and would come back to this hotel next year given the chance. "
- Travel date: Thu 4th of September 2008
This was the perfect holiday for myself...
"This was the perfect holiday for myself and my 3 girlfriends. It was quiet but not too quiet which is what we asked for from first choice. The hotel met all our needs with brilliant entertainment provided by the hotel, Dora making our holiday with his dances and involving everyone to have a great evening whether children or adults, every night we decided to spend at the hotel was brilliant and to remember. The bar staff were friendly and entertaining themselves, there was a great atmosphere. There are plenty of restaurants and bars which cater for all tastes along the beach front and in the square. The food is always worth the price paid and we never had a bad meal. A great holiday."
- Travel date: Thu 4th of September 2008
Karl the entertainer made our holiday th...
"Karl the entertainer made our holiday the best ever, because he got all the children and some of the adults who wanted to participate involved in the activities. Also he was very polite and helpful to all guests and staff. If we had to Rate the entertainer we would definately give him 10 out of 10, he was amazing and made the holiday what it was.
Throughout our stay we were made to feel very welcome by all the staff at the hotel and they were always very helpful. Also there was always someone on throughout the day and night.
The Housekeepers were very effciant and kept all the faciliaties usable and spotless throughtout out our stay and there was never any problems with any of the facilaties in out apartment.
It was our best holiday ever.
We would definately go back again.
- Travel date: Sun 31st of August 2008
Our party consisted of four adults in th...
"Our party consisted of four adults in their 50's and our kids and partners aged 23 to 32 in 5 apartments. The Flora Apartments were clean and well equiped for usual light holiday catering. Great air con included in price. The staff overall were polite and helpful. In one apartment the fridge wasn't working, it was replaced the next working day which was great. The complex is very child orientated with amusement machines and pool activities with loud hailer daily. The pool is lovely clean and well kept. The area around the pool is limited. With sunbeds and chairs space is tight. Sunbeds are unlocked at 9am, there is a protocol to save your spot - you place chairs first and read a book till 9 then que for sunbeds, there aren't enough for eveyone so you have to be quick. Amused we watched this event daily from our balcony then went to the beach! It's a great location close to everything beach, shops etc. great restaurants loved the tapas. Read the Puerto Pollensa magazine free in reception very useful and try The Ivy Garden restaurant pricey but great food and service. Overall had a great holiday but next time would book an apartment along the pine walk. "
- Travel date: Sat 30th of August 2008
been to puerto pollensa in 2007 and just...
"been to puerto pollensa in 2007 and just had to come back ,booked with first choice ,planes very cramped with some undisirable passengers both flights.hotel was good and staff freindly ,room very very noisy,if it wasnt the bottle bank outside ,emptied at all times in night it was noisy teenagers outside swearing and getting up to mischief ,and as we was next to maids store room that didnt help.asked to move when we arrived but was told apartments full,what made up for the noise was the little garden.room was not that clean and fixtures and fittings was like a bad case of bad diy ,kettle took for ever to boil on ring ,which was dangerous for children.the pool was small and deep although there is a childrens pool i would advise take arm bands for small children ,bar food good and reasonably priced ,no childrens entertainment during the day to speak about and entertainment at night average apart from the huslers and captain jack the acrobat who was excellent.be fast to get a lounger as people tend to put there towels on them ,but to be honest its so hot out there you tend to spend most time in water ,take alot of sun tan lotion.and drink gallons of water youl need it .local restaurants are good we used the trio ,jokers who serve great burgers,the naciente along the road ,great pizzas excellent food ,but youl have to wait ,tots by the bus terminal near harbour.lots to choose from .the beach is excellent and safe for children but do not cross the sand line as rocks are sharp water is crystal clear with thousands of fish of all sizes ,take some bread to feed the fish .the pine walk is great in the evening and buses from the terminal are cheap ,a visit to pollensa is a must ,calvary steps to the top is only for the fit and you will suffer the next day ,i counted 360 old steps to the top .note there is a small ice cream shop at top .another bus ride is cala san vincente a small bay the other side of puerto pollensa .all in all i cant wait to return to mallorca and my children want to move there. "
- Travel date: Wed 13th of August 2008
Have been to Puerto Pollensa many times,...
"Have been to Puerto Pollensa many times, the first time in 1990 but this was the first time for 7 years. The resort has become alot busier as a result of it being featured on the TV and this is a shame. However, it is still a lovely resort, please avoid the few 'English Bars' that have appeared and enjoy the bars and restaurants on the pine walk.
The position of the Flora apartments is ideal and only a few minutes walk to the beach and not on a main road so no traffic noise, this is why we chose it.
The appartments are basic and a bit dated but what you expect for the money. The linen was very clean and changed regularly, the room was cleaned several times in the week but not very well.
The biggest downfall of the Flora is the pool. it is too small, gets very busy and noisy and forget getting a lounger unless you are prepared to be there at 8.30 and wait for them to be unlocked at 9 and even then, there aren't enough! People were manic and put their towels on them all day, even if they weren't going to use them until the afternoon, it was a farce and one we didn't even consider taking part in.
The entertainment in the evening finished at midnight but if you have small children and your appartment is round the pool area it will be very noisy.
We only used our appartment to sleep and shower in and didn't use any of the facilities at the Flora so cannot comment on them.
Still love the resort and would use the Flora again becasue of it's position in the resort."
- Travel date: Tue 29th of July 2008
Just back from our first holiday to Majo...
"Just back from our first holiday to Majorca. Flora Apts/Hotel, great location, best of both worlds, 5 mins (or less) to the beach, great restaurant and food excellent value for money, kids entertainment, pool table, table tennis, pool for younger kids, games room with machines and internet access.Nightime entertainment varies. Apts (ours was a 1Bdr) needs refurbishing but this isnt an issue just a comment, they are clean and adequate. Maid service if you want it, and staff at reception and the bar are extremely child friendly. Only gripe...the sunbeds..but then most people have manners, it is something the management should address is possible. If you want a sun bed get to the poolside between 08.45 and 09.00 when the chains come off. Great selection of restaurants in the resort but check around as prices vary, the Market area has a great evening atmosphere and the food in this area is lovely and varied. The beach/promenade is lovely and you can hire 2 sunbeds and sun shade for 11e a day..great for the heat. Puerto Pollensa is a great getaway for young and old and families and no lager louts or noisey pubs and clubs, very relaxing and worth a visit. All the ususal beach activities. paragliding, boat hire, cruising ect, Shops for those selfcatering just across the road from the apts and have excellent selection of foods for all tastes. The Monkey Shop on way to beach excellent value for money for gifts and momentoes. Puerto Pollensa is abt 45mins transfer from airport. Great Apt location and worth a visit."
- Travel date: Wed 23rd of July 2008
My visit to Flora apartments was very en...
"My visit to Flora apartments was very enjoyable indeed!!! I took my three children aged 16, and my twins aged 12 (girls). They all loved it and it was an mermory to remember; we will definately be going back this year in August as the weather, location and people are all brilliant!! The pool, rooms and entertainment were delightful. It is only a 5 min maximum walk to the beach , which is gorgeous!! I recomend a visit to the Flora resort as it is absolutely brilliant!"
- Travel date: Sun 13th of July 2008
Just returned from flora apartments puer...
"Just returned from flora apartments puerto pollensa Majorca. Had a very good time Apartments were very nice we had ground floor with a terrace.The evening entertainment was not good and some nights non existent Pepes opposite do a very good breakfast for only 6 euros Chinese restaurant opposite the beach very good value The Codfather was good but had to wait a long time for our meal. The market which was on the Wednesday was very good.However during the week we were there we never managed to get a sunbed by the pool by 9 a.m. all beds were taken laid by the pool with towels on maybe this is something the management should look into.Disappointed in our rep we went to the meeting the day after we arrived and some of the information he gave us was wrong we did not get a welcome drink of sangria and we did not see him again all week.The resort of Pollensa was very nice and it is worth a boat trip to Formentor."
- Travel date: Tue 8th of July 2008
a very enjoyable holiday. the apartments...
"a very enjoyable holiday. the apartments were nice, the staff very friendly and the facillities very good. only had one problem in the apartment but that was fixed very very quickly, pity they cudnt have mended the pool table as fast!!. "
- Travel date: Sat 5th of July 2008
Been to Puerto Pollensa lots of times an...
"Been to Puerto Pollensa lots of times and we love it there but it was the first time at the Hotel Flora and we will be going back again next year. We had the most relaxing holiday ever and the kids loved it. All staff at the hotel could not do enough for us they were so helpful and friendly. My 5 year old son got chicken pox out there and the Manager was so good and let us keep the same room for a few more days until we were allowed to fly home. After looking at other reviews before we went everyone said how clean it was and it is lovely and clean they really work hard to keep it like that at all times. I can understand how it gets really busy around the pool and getting sunbeds in peak season we were ok but sunbeds were generally all gone by 10am. The rooms were lovely all that we needed really you could cook a meal in but it is nice to eat out in the great restaurants in the resort. However the hotel ala carte restaurant was very nice and so was the snack bar. There is entertainment during the day with Will entertaining the kids having races in the pool and competitions and he also does quizzes some nights and bingo as well and introduces acts like bands and acrobats. We are not usually into all this but we really enjoyed the entertainment and the kids loved it. The Hotel Flora is perfectly situated as we love it around the Marina and the Market Square at night and Pinewalk beach by day which all take just a few minutes to get to. I would recommend Hotel Flora to anyone. "
- Travel date: Tue 17th of June 2008