Bahia de Pollensa Aparthotel
28 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"A great hotel and for us ideally situated about a kilometer from the center of town. This means a very pleasant walk back after an evening meal. A truly stunning beach is a couple of minutes walk away. Very clean and all staff very friendly and helpful. If we were to be very picky our only complaint would be that the kettle had to be put on the electric ring and took forever to boil. Cant comment on the food as we eat out every night. We would not hesitate to recommend this hotel."
- Travel date: Mon 16th of June 2014
Good value but poor self catering facilities
"Our first stay in this hotel/apartment. We are very familiar with Puerto Pollensa, and this hotel is ideally situated for the beach and getting out of town to the other many delights of Mallorca. It's quite a trek into the centre of the town, so we lazily used the hire car! The rooms were very clean and thank goodness for air conditioning - when the windows were shut it was heaven. All the staff were super. We only had one little problem with bleach from cleaning getting onto some clothes - but compensation was quick and satisfactory. However if you're thinking of self catering, think again - the facilities are very very restricted, and if you don't know how to use a microwave/combi oven take some lessons first. Not a lot of cutlery, and you need to be 8 feet tall to access the crockery. Towels were also useless, although changed regularly. We'd probably stay there again, but not self catering. "
- Travel date: Mon 19th of September 2011
"About us and our holiday: A family of 3 including a little boy aged 3 and half. Booked a week , self catering, in Bahia Apartments.
Appearance: The facade and reception area is nice as are the surrounds and pool area.
The thoroughfares and corridors are clean.
The staff are very helpful and reception staff speak very good English.
The supermarket within the apartment complex is situated in a basement area and is pretty pricey but contains all the essentials. The restaurant menu, for those not on all inclusive, is basic but functional.
The pool is unusual in that it doesn't taper from a shallow end to a deep end it is just deep! a very small pool is adjoined to one end of the pool for very young children.
The self catering apartment is where it all goes a bit wrong though...
To say they are ill equipped is an understatement: No tin opener. No dish cloth. No toaster... in a self catering apartment? It could almost be acceptable if there was a grill.... there isnât.
The cupboard containing the crockery is placed above head height and on first attempting to access a plate you get to test your reflexes as items fall to the floor.
The general appearance of the apartment is dated... very dated. Think early 1980s and youâre about there.
I like a bit of an adventure holiday as much as the next man but trying to get my wife out of the bathroom after the lock jammed whilst she was inside wasnât what I had in mind.
We reported the faulty lock, it was still well and truly broken when our holiday ended several days later.
Hot water was variable in that in was available at some times of the day and not at all in others.
The apartment was billed as a two bedroom with the second bed being improvised from the sofa in the living area. It was not suitable for an infant.
For the price we paid none of this was acceptable.
The resort itself is ideal for families. Quiet with nice, clean, friendly beaches. The usual Med beach activities are all available for a few euros extra.
The views are spectacular but the surrounding mountains do mean some unusual weather for the Med!
The main areas of activity are focused around the square a couple of streets back from the marina. Donât expect nightclubs though, it just isnât that kind of place.
The main square is about 20 minutes walk from apartments.
- Travel date: Sun 31st of July 2011
Happy Holidays in Bahia!
"Clean and big rooms, good swimingpool for our teens, and short way to the Beach. Will recommend this hotel to you! Just a few things is worth mentioning as advices for future visitors;
1. Bus downtown is 1.1 Euro and goes every 15 mins, taxi is 5-5.5 Euro - so if you are 4 ppl, taxi is easy and quick!
2. Swimmingpool for 5-12 Years old who can not swim, is not present...they have baby-pool, but a kid will probably not want to sit there...and the other pools are good but to deep to stand upright if you are lower than 1.85cm. Was no problem for us as all our kids can swim, and was actually more below the water then over. Bring some diving equipment or buy!
3. Supermarked in the basement! Very easy, and just a bit pricey - no problem and good service there!
4. Room service was done 5 days a week, and they always did a good job! Had to wash our dishes by our selves though.
5. The restaurant Bella Roma downtown, was our favorite, had them twise! ;-) 15 Euro for 3 courses and a drink, and very friendly!!
All in all, we had a very good time - would go there again!
PS: If you go to a marked - beware of pocket theives!"
- Travel date: Tue 12th of July 2011
Deposit Box is required as soon you arrive.
"Just returned from a weeks stay at the hotel.
First night was a nightmare. We arrived about 7.30pm and due to us being half board we rushed down for the evening meal. Afterwards we decided to watch football on tv in the bar area until about midnight. When we returned to our room my wife found that some gold jewellery had been stolen. We reported this immediately to the night porter.
Neither the corridor door or patio door had been forced.
The hotel owner/manager wasn't interested and took the moral high ground. You'll soon notice him as he's always smiling (not).
The next day after we filled out forms etc. we went to the Gardia Civil (Police) Station. We spent 2 hours there waiting and whilst there another couple who had been in the bar at the same time as us arrived at the station. They had had a wallet stolen with cash and credit cards stolen.
The moral of this story is obtain a deposit box on arrival (15 Euros for a week!!!!). It doesn't take a genius for you to work out that there's something fishy going on with say a member of staff on the fiddle.
We didn't let this spoil our stay and so the day after the visit to the police station our holiday began for real.
Room was okay and clean with a lovely view looking across Pollensa Park to the mountains.
The hotel is situated in a quiet location. Pool seems a good size and loads of sun loungers. We couldn't be doing with challenging for the best spot around the pool. Use the beach instead. What's the point of going to the seaside of you don't use the beach.
The staff are very pleasant but what with our experience on the first night it made us very wary.
Local Spar supermarkets are expensive but handy. If you're expecting cheap package holiday type prices from the 80's and 90's then get into the real world. It's as costly as being back home. Mind you a litre bottle of San Miguel at 1.85 Euros seemed fair.
Puerto Pollensa is a lovely resort and is ideal for couples and young families. The distance from the centre was ideal for us as it made you run up a thirst by the time you got to the restaurants/bars.
We should have just got bed and breakfast as there are so many restaurants to choose from. Try the restaurant near the hotel. Walk down to the front and turn right. Just next to Restaurant Galleo is a restaurant and also another one around the back. Try them both. The Sea Bass was to die for.
The beach is lovely and the shallow waters are ideal for young children and not very confident adult swimmers!!!
Even after all that happened I think we'd still go back.
- Travel date: Mon 27th of June 2011
Good location, Friendly staff. Clean hotel.
"On the positives the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean. We stayed in a 1 bedroom apt, self catering which was fine for myself/partner/child. Air Con worked fine. Basic self catering. Beach was a 5 minute walk and 10-15 mins walk along beach front to resort centre restuarants, very nice.
I did have a few issues. My son uses a wheelchair and our room was a long walk from the lift, I spoke to the Director of the hotel and he moved us straight away to a room right near the lift, no problem. We had our kettle changed as it was not usuable but so was the replacement, so we used the hob kettle which was fine but took approx 10 mins to boil. The swimming pool has no shallow end, which I was ok with, but my Mum who was also staying in the hotel would not go in as she likes to be able to touch the bottom.
My only down points are that I feel the sunbeds around the pool could be updated, the kettles and fridges in the rooms need updating. The towels supplied were small and need replacing in my opinion. They charge a ridiculous 4 Euros a day for Tv in room, so i didnt bother. They charge 3 Euros for 30 minutes table tennis i did not see a single person use it. Buffet restuarant edible, but not good enough for me. Not much for children, just the pool, 1 swing and 1 slide. I would stay again as I know what to expect and I can live with it for a week as I spend little time in the hotel anyway.
I have been to Majorca 6 times staying in different places and I love the island, the beaches are great, and range from small coves to long stretches of sand.The food is nice and I have never had a bad meal. The people are friendly. However I will be taking my holidays elsewhere as it has gotten very expensive. They want too much for drinks - coke 2.50 upwards, beer 3.50 upwards, food - a baguette is approx 7 Euros upwards. Lunch and Dinner works out costly each day. Even ice creams are 2.50 or more. Car hire cost me Â£190 for 4 days. They are taking the **** out of tourists so i will take my custom elsewhere, very dissapointing.
- Travel date: Sun 22nd of May 2011
" In August 09 we took a family holiday to Majorca for the fifth time,our first time staying in Porto Pollensa and our first and last time staying at the Bahia Pollensa. Our first impression of the hotel was a bit old and gaudy but as it was clean we got on with it.Unless you are a good swimmer this is not the pool for you with no shallow end and a very small kids pool that got very packed in August, so be aware. Midway through our holiday after a beautiful day out on a boat trip to Cala Formentor, which we would highly recommend, we came back to find our appartment had been broken into, to our horror all our money had been stolen along with the kids money, phones and clothes. This is where it got worse, to our amazement when we reported the robbery to the management we got NO help from the staff or management. We found the owner to be highly dismissive of our situation and just didn't want to know about it, this as you can imagine made a bad situation alot worse. Because of this we will never return to the Bahia Pollensa, as for Porto Pollensa we would highly recommend it,a fantastic resort with a beautiful beach."
- Travel date: Fri 7th of May 2010
Just returned from a two week stay at th...
"Just returned from a two week stay at these apartments never been to puerto pollensa before we found the hotel/apartments to be lovely and the resort stunning our apartment was clean and large we found all the staff lovely and helpful food was not that bad but did get boring after so long now the bad points to me the resort is for older couples or familys with very young children yes these apartments are right near to the beach and spar shop but a good 20 mins walk into town so it was 5 to six euros each way so if you like going into the centre it does add up also we found the apartments entertaiment to be very boring for children most nights there was nothing on and when there was something on it only lasted about 20-30 mins and if you stay two weeks on the second week it is the same acts on as the first week also the main pool is very deep no good for children it is well over six foot if we did go back to puerto pollensa again it would be somewhere nearer to the centre and with the state of the value of the euros we would need to win the lottery first~~~~As the prices are the same as england if not more"
- Travel date: Fri 25th of July 2008
Just got back from an excellent weeks st...
"Just got back from an excellent weeks stay at the Bahia Pollensa Apartments. My husband and I are hardened travellers but this is the first time abroad with our 4 year old daughter. The apartments were lovely and clean with a maid service nearly every day although they are very basic with only 2 cooking rings. a microwave and fridge. There are no toasting facilities either. The pool area was lovely although you would need to be down before 10 am to get a sunbed as they did seem to be limited. There is a snack bar at the poolside but it is expensive. I can't comment on the hotel food as we ate out every night although the hotel did offer various bbq and tapas nights.
The apartments are very close to the beach which has plenty of sunbeds. These cost 11 euros for 2 sunbeds and an umbrella. There are watersports and pedalo hire a bit further up the beach.
I would advise any parents with small children (or reluctant walkers)! to take a pushchair as the walk from the apartments to the main resort is around 20mins (30 mins plus at toddler pace). The walk is lovely along the beach front and there are lots of shops and restaurants along the way. The main resort is great. We walked here every night to eat and the main square is lovely, there is a market here on a Wednesday. Restaurants to reccommend are Dakotas (children get a balloon and gift), Oharas Irish bar and Pescalinos.
Please be aware that the prices are very much the same as England so take plenty of money if you are planning to eat out every night.
We didnt do any trips but we heard that the Pirates night is fantastic and also Son Amar is supposed to be excellent.
Overall a fantastic holiday and would go back definitely!!"
- Travel date: Sat 21st of June 2008
Just returned back from Puerto Pollensa...
"Just returned back from Puerto Pollensa and I found the Bahia Pollensa Apartments to be kept very clean. The reception staff are very friendly and helpful and our apartment was cleaned most days we were there. We had a 1 bed apartment on the third floor and found it to be spacious and a good size, plenty of wardrobe space for clothes. We were full board plus and found the food to be good. The only thing I would say is the lunchtime choice got a bit boring and the food didnt really cater for children or vegetarians.
There wasnt really alot going on for children at the complex but maybe that was because it wasn't the height of the season. There was a pool table and table tennis plus various games machines of which you have to pay for. I think the apartments are well suited for people who like to just go and relax around the pool. It was in a nice quiet location and just set back from a great beach of which was my favourite beach in the whole resort, but a good 30 minute walk into the centre of puerto pollensa which could get a bit tiring especially if you have kids but the taxis are cheap about 5/6 e each way and a good bus service, although the one into Alcudia gets packed but only costs about 1.45e each way.
I think it was a nice relaxing place to visit and I personally preffered it to Alcudia as that seemed to be spread out all over the place, but not alot on for children apart from loads of restaurants, a park not far from the apartments and a small amusement arcade in the main strip but the beach is great although when we were there couldnt see any water sports there.
A trip into the old town Pollensa is well worth a visit just to walk up the 365 steps which gives amazing views which are very pretty and my 10 year old really enjoyed walking up them.
On a whole complex kept immacutaley clean and a good base to explore Puerto Pollensa and the surrounding areas which are very pretty. "
- Travel date: Thu 5th of June 2008
Have just returned from Mallorca,and had...
"Have just returned from Mallorca,and had one of the best holidays ever. The aparthotels are very clean and tidy, the staff are all friendly and very helpful. If you enjoy a good hearty walk you must see kathrine the entertainment manager to go on the walk to cala boquer well worth it just for the views breathtaking. Food in the hotel is fine.
The walk into the main town was lovely with the mountains in front of you and the sea to the side beautiful, a flat pleasant 15 min walk. The resort also has a lovely harbour, where you can go on the glass bottom boats. Once you get to the main square you can eat and drink your way around the world (personal favourites Nicos and Kashmir). A good range of shops to suit all tastes and you mus'nt miss the market on a wednesday in the main square. All round a brilliant hoilday would return tommorrow."
- Travel date: Mon 26th of May 2008
Literally just got back from Majorca, an...
"Literally just got back from Majorca, and we are glad to be home.
All started well with lovely weather and the novelty of being somewhere different. The aparthotel is clean, the rooms have basic provisions (kettle, microwave, 2 hobs, fridge, cuttlery etc) and the staff are polite and friendly. The pool is clean and surroundings in good order. That I'm afraid is where the postive comments end.
Having 3 young children is hard work at the best of times, but even harder in unfamiliar surroundings. The apartments are a good 20-30min walk away from the main resort, which at first is fun but after 3 or 4 long walks become tedious. It just so happens that all the shops and restaurants are at the end of the long walk.
Yes there are taxi's and they are cheap, but the cost soon adds up.
Some may ask why you would want to leave the complex.
Well its just boring.......Bingo, Superbingo, & bad singers. Although the entertainment manager was very sweet, she clearly had no idea how to organise anything remotely interesting.
Also the food in the restaurant was very expensive and according to others not very good. Hence the need to vacate the aparthotel for as long as possible.
You have to pay for the TV.......4 euro per day!
With torrential rain for the last 3 days you can imagine that this had turned into a our worst holiday ever. Trapped in the complex with nothing to do, with 3 very frustrated kids.
Also the weak Â£ has made shopping and eating just as, if not more expensive than the UK. 4e for bread, 1e for a Kitkat, 4e for milk......not too good when feeding 5 people. That also means excursions are expensive as we paid 300e for us to see Pirates.......Â£250 for a night out.....eeekkkk.
Most people we spoke to were unhappy. One family told us they were gutted that they had wasted so much money. Even the older people (60+) were not impressed with the food or location.
So as a conclusion the Bahia Pollensa is clean with polite friendly staff. Poor location, poor food, and terrible entertainment. Ok for sunbathers or explorers.
Not for families with young children or the elderly who are restricted with mobility.
- Travel date: Mon 12th of May 2008