Hobby Club Apartments
37 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Fab for Families
"Great for families, seconds from the beach, great pool, plenty of sunbeds and spotless. Would definitely recommend to anyone with small children, especially as there is nothing too breakable!
Take your own nappies and wipes as these were really expensive. If you want to get reasonable priced groceries go to Eroski, only a 10 minute walk just past the cash points.
Great resort and ideal for basic yet clean accomodation. Oh, and put paper in the bedroom lock if you don't fancy talking a 2 year old out of a locked room!"
- Travel date: Fri 27th of June 2008
Loved the Hobby Club and the resort
"Have just returned from a week at the Hobby Club and cannot fault the apartments or the resort. Stayed for the period 07.06.08 - 14.06.08 and apart from only 2 days of sun the weather for the rest of the time was dull and overcast for 5 days but I understand that this year has been abnormally poor.
The hotel was very clean and well equiped. Kitchen had 2 hobs, a fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster and plenty of utensils - all very clean.
The pool area was nice and clean and not very busy. The resort is geared towards the more senior traveller and young families.
Cleaners were busy working from 8.00 am each day and the pool was cleaned daily at 8.00am. Gardens were well kept but in view of the 5 days poor weather not a good idea to mow the lawns around the pool at 10.00 am when the area was busy with people grabbing the 2 days of sun that we had.
Rooms have a TV and a safe (payable locally).
Prices in the resort can be a little on the high side when eating out or buying from the supermarkets. There is a spar next door - but this is the most expensive in the resort - plenty of others just a 5-10 minute walk away about 25% cheaper.
Due the current value of the euro most things seems pricey - a large beer 3.50 euro's or small bottle of water 1.75 euro's in the bars and restaurants. Many restaurants to chose from - and a good variety too. Allow as a minimum 8-10 euro's for a main course in the usual restaurants - more expensive for seafood etc in the posher establishments. Loaf of bread for toast in the morning - 2.80 euro's - about Â£2.30! Milk Â£1.60 for 1 litre!
Would I go back to this resort and accommodation????? Yes definitely. Its a quiet place but if the weather is good it is lovely - plenty of nice walks and restaurants. Not a resort if you are wanting to drink and party as most places wind down at 11.30 ish but this was what we were looking for.
We shared a room designed for 4 (there were 4 adults in our group) and space was a little tight. There is only 1 bedroom and the other 2 used the sofa bed - single size with a pull out one underneath. If I go again we would opt for 2 rooms. Go for a room with a sea view which overlooks the pool - the views are lovely.
If you are planning a vist here I would highly recommend it."
- Travel date: Mon 16th of June 2008
Loved the Hobby Club
"My wife and I stayed at the Hobby Club from September 11-18. We were delighted to see that we were staying on the third floor when we arrived and sure enough the view of the pool and the beach was fantastic!! The apartments were really clean and were cleaned regularly with towels changed 4-5 times during our stay. The staff were very helpful and the snack bar which opens in the Hobby Club from dawn until midnight was inexpensive, serving breakfast, pizza, bugers, sambos, etc. There were sun loungers free every day by the pool, so not the usual mad scramble!
Puerto Pollensa itself is beautiful and the walk into town, although taking 20 mins, was really nice. The beach is clean and it costs â¬10 for two loungers and an umbrella. We recommend Nico's, La Piazza and the Kasmir for food. Avoid the Irish bars, as the beer costs twice as much as in the local bars!"
- Travel date: Thu 4th of October 2007
Happy days at the Hobby Club
"Had two great weeks at the Hobby Club, one bedroom apartment was spacious enough for myself, husband and 8 year old child, good kitchen and contents. Hairdryer in bathroom so ladies you can leave yours at home. Reception staff friendly and helpful at ALL times. Apartments were cleaned and towels changed every day except Wednesdays and Sundays, bed linen changed 4 times in our 2 week stay. Air conditioning was good to have too. Grounds were well maintained and the gardens were tended to each week (grass cut and flowers beds weeded). Pool spotless and plenty of beds if lacking in umbrella's. No rowdy late night noise as no entertainment on site.
Plenty of fab restuarants within 20/25 minutes walking distance. We would recommend 'The Galleon' - 2 minutes walk to the left of the exit of complex a bit dearer than others but classy. 'La Maina' is the nicest and friendliest of all the restuarants we visited (several times) and reasonable to boot. Nico's in the town centre also good for mexican food, beware of the HOT chicken wings they are very hot! Tolo's is another good restuarant but service is a little slow but the meal is worth the wait.
Beach is really straight across the road from apartments and there is a crossing just outside the exit, it is clean and spacious. Spar shop is next door to complex. The town of Puerto Pollensa is beautiful, a 20/25 minute stroll into at night for a must see are the sandcastles on the beach near the town which the locals make and they light them with candles at night - as my eight year old said "fairytale castles"!
Public transport is very reasonable and VERY prompt. Take a trip to the old town of Pollencea and climb the 365 steps for breath taking views.
In case you need one there is a really good english speaking doctor 10 minutes walk (on front walking towards the town centre) from the apartments and an english speaking chemist a few doors from the surgery. But be prepared for cost â¬80 for a visit.
All in all it was a very good holiday - unfortunately the weather was a bit mixed, but after all it boils down to location location location and these apartments won hands down."
- Travel date: Wed 12th of September 2007
Very Good Apartments
"Stayed the last week of the summer holidays (27/8 to 3/9). Have been visiting Pollensa most years for the past 10 and have stayed in lots of different places. Found these apartments to be very good, right onthe beach front. You do hear the traffic but unavoidable if you want a sea view. Other than traffic we really did not hear a sound when in our apartment. No entertainment which is great as you can go to bed early if you want to. Nice big pool with good size baby pool. Never a problem getting a sun bed. Lots of families with young children and didn't notice any unruley teenagers, so very relaxed.
Rooms were very clean but nor sure when the maids are meant to come as they dodn't for the first 3 days which didn't worry us as you could get your towels changed at any time. The aircon is great, only in the living room but we didn't even need it on at night, despite the weather being ver hot.The staff were very friendly. There is a small bar serving snacks, coffee, cake etc. we hired a car but its a nice walk to the town centre but maybe too far for some people. Saying that, a taxi is only 5 euros so I wouldn't let that put you off going. If you want somewhere with lots of entertainment and kids clubs, do not go hear. If you want somewhere quiet in one of the nicest resorts in Majorca, then I would highly recommend. If you hire a car, take a trip to Cala St Vincent as the views are stunning. Only 15 minutes away.
All in all I would definitely return."
- Travel date: Fri 7th of September 2007
Great Self-catering Option
"Puerto Pollenca is a great resort. Mostly families and couples, (no lager louts!). Clean and never overly packed even in July. Good restaturants, lovely beach, great coastal walk called the Pine Walk.
Hobby Club apartments were definitely above the usual self-catering standard. The air con worked (essential in July!) and you could have it on all the time, it didn't automatically switch off in the middle of the night like I've seen in some 5* hotels. Apt was really clean and well equiped. The rooms are not the largest but ample. We had a room with a sea view which was lovely. The bar is tiny and very quiet, no music/"entertainment" at night which is a good thing in my book! Compared to other hotels/apts in this resort, Hobby Club is the best value and best equipped. Pollensa Park hotel is a lot more expensive and is much noisier etc.. The location of Hobby Club is about 20/25min walk into the resort centre but it's a walk along the seafront so you don't mind. Taxi is about â¬4 if you don't want to walk... Cafe 1919 at the roundabout on the seafront is a great spot for an ice-cream or a late evening jug of sangria, great spot to watch the world go by..."
- Travel date: Thu 2nd of August 2007
Spot on for Scram
"This was our first holiday as a family of 3, and decided on Puerto Pollensa. We weren't disappointed. Hobby Apartments had everything that you need. The air condition that has been mentioned previously was brand new in our apartment (306). Don't know if this is reflected throughout. This wasn't dependent on the patio door been shut as well. Spot on after baking outside all day. Sheets/towels changed 5 times in one week. Very pleasant maids as well with a decent knowledge of english language.
Pool area spot on, with enough beds to go around. Not as many umbrella's though, but there is a shaded area.
Straight over road from beach, which has plenty of room.
I agree with previous comments about the near SPAR supermarket. Saying that though this place does a load of custom. Every 2 minutes someone walks into Hobby Apartments with a SPAR bag ! Probably 35% dearer than supermarket further down the front.
Eating out is spot on in Puerto Pollensa. We went to the Codfather for breakfast - Full Monty â¬4.95. Definatley recommend this.
Go to Piazzo for a pizza, & El Mojito for a fillet steak - â¬14.95. We went to both twice. There are loads of other restaurants which are always packed out. Everyone must be of the same quality, you cant go wrong.
We went to alcudia on the bus one day. â¬1 each. Dont go to Cheers bar there for food after eating in Puerto Pollensa, it was a bit second rate to say the least, and took only 3 minutes to arrive, which was worrying. You could hear the microwave go ping !!
The apartments are about 20mins walk from the main square, along a flat front. Don't be put off going for a beer in the Cafe 1972 on the front. This was the cheapest I found for a beer. Bottle of Corona - â¬2.50. Even though this looks like "posers" central!!
We also had a beer in Trorrers bar, which was a bit more expensive.
All in all a top holiday, will probably go back in a couple of years."
- Travel date: Mon 30th of July 2007
Great value Hobby Club.
"Greeted at reception by .Welcome,I hope you enjoy your stay. We had lovely apartment with pool and sea view. Sun every morning. Easy walk to restaurants. Recommend Simbads and C,an Fera. Staff at Hobby Club couldnt be more helpful. Planning to return in September. Highly recommended."
- Travel date: Thu 31st of May 2007
Small but immaculate rooms, great pool, just yards from beach
"The rooms are smallish, but very clean and tidy. They seemed to have been redecorated within the last 6 months?.
The pool is large enough, with a toddler section and a good sized shallow end at a constant 1.4m. The main pool varies from 1.4m to 1.8m. It was cleaned each night.
The bar is small, offering a lmited range of typical snacks.
The beach is right outside the apartments, across the main road. - very clean with plenty of space.
The walk to the first restaurants/bars is 20 mins away along the sea front, with the town centre a further 10-15 mins.
The walk from the apartments all the round the bay to the end of the promenade is a good hour each way.
The only negative comment is that because it is on the main road, from our room you could hear the traffic."
- Travel date: Wed 7th of June 2006
"Quite a good location. About 10 - 15 mins walk along seafront road to centre of resort. Just pop over the road to the beach; always space, not as crowded as many resorts.
Apartments okay but look as if they need some maintenance - problems with lock, door handle coming loose and aircon controls on last legs. Were kept clean though. We got twin bedroom with living/kitchen area with sofa bed and foldaway bed. Cooking area and sink area small. Get combi microwave and twin hob. Was quite noisy at times due to hard floors in the apartments and people coming and going at strange times!
Pool quite large, seemed clean. Small bar and reception area. Staff friendly and helpful. Plenty of street parking around the back if you have a hire car.
Puerto Pollensa very nice. Lots of bars and restaurants which were generally of a high quality. Perhaps lacks a little atmosphere as I am told the resort has grown quickly. Still I would recommend for those with young families, or those wanting a quieter holiday."
- Travel date: Fri 12th of August 2005
Great Family Holiday
"Just got back from a lovely family holiday in Puerto Pollensa. Hobby Club Apartments suited us very well. Apartment 204 had a great Pool & Sea View, with flat screen with english channels.Take some extra hangers as not alot, not much storage for clothes for a family of 4 but wardrobe is spacious. Apartment was spotless, great size with large bathroom. Pool was attended to every morning. Had a bit of issue with the reserving of sunbeds. It got a bit annoying when some beds were left unnattended for several hours. Very Selfish people around. Had to resort to going down to pool around 8:30 - 9 am to get some beds. Bar & snack bar only opened at 1pm which was a bit of a disapointment, it would of been nice to have a coffee, drink or ice cream. The spar next door does sell fresh bread, cakes, pastries & sandwiches. Bit pricey but so handy !!!!. Think the hotel are missing a trick there!!. Had no issues with noise from bar or main road. Both young children had peaceful night sleep every night. The apartments are on the outskirts of the puerto pollensa but it is a nice walk. Lots of nice restaurants and lovely villas on the way. Try PALMS BAR down side street by the huge Pollensa Hotel. English bar with great Tribute acts which include Sassy Stryker. Great Laugh. Went on a speed boat with SEA ADVENTURE. Had a great time, TOLO was a great host. Pricey but worth it.
Beach across the road is beautiful. Lots of space. Loads of beds and umbrellas. Bit pricey at 11 Euros per day for 2 beds & umbrella. Due to the Euro, we found that prices have severly increased. More expensive than the UK. "
- Travel date: Tue 9th of August 2011
Another holiday at the Hobby Club
"Great accomadation basic but clean. Staff are really helpfull and friendly. This is the third time that we have had an early weeks holiday there and it will not be the last hopefully. Since being removed from the First Choice brochure last year bookings are down, maybe because of the economic situation but its also makes it more difficult to book now. I totally sgree with the majority of reviews here and would suggest that we all put ourselfs out to ensure that The Hobby Club survives. The owners Grope Cabot have already closed several units that they had on lease, I believe that they own the Hobby Club and the Pollensa Park Hotel around the corner which will hopefully make thier survival more likely. So come if you love the Hobby Club book your holidays there again this year."
- Travel date: Sun 5th of June 2011