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Formentor, a Royal Hideaway Hotel
Ranked #7 of 29 Hotels in Port de Pollenca
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

Just got back from a short stayin Barcelo Formentor and must say i am impressed. Its a magical place and a must visit when in Mallorca. I must also mention the perfect Pasta Marinara dish at the Italian beach restaurant. WOW.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 June 2012

We have just returned from a fantastic holiday at the Barcelo Formentor.

If you enjoy old fashioned luxury, then this is the place for you. The lack of flash new money was a pleasant surprise as we were looking forward to a relaxing week at this renowned hotel. It may not have a new gym, or a bar in the pool but that's its appeal...and don't forget to bring your smart trousers for the evening dinner (men!), no shorts allowed.

If you like to meet lots of new people, this won't be for you, as those people who come back year after year love to keep themselves to themselves!

Don't try and save money on your initial booking, a sea view with terrace is vital, and there are only 12 out of the 112 rooms, and whilst you are there the small amount of increase in booking one of these rooms is about equivalent to a days food and drink!! Even when compared to other 5 stars, it is eye wateringly expensive for refreshments. Let's look at some examples, house champagne £32 per glass compared with £24 at the Ritz! Evening meal has a choice of A la carte or a buffet ( £45 each). If your thinking that the accommodation price is good value, please be aware of the extras....we budgeted for £250 per day! The sunbeds on the beach are priced to prevent non residents using them, but at £50 for a bed style version, most residents baulked at the thought themselves.

Also be aware that there in no shop within 10k, so you have no option to 'top-up' during your stay.

But if price is the only thing to complain about, I don't think that's bad....do you?

In summary we loved our stay, had a great week, just make sure you're sitting down when you get your room bill.

Room Tip: Always ask for a sea view terrace, but these book up first!
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

As others say, an exclusive 5 star hotel in an isolated position on the island. Magnificent immaculate gardens and fantastic views although partially hidden by trees. Past guest list is a whos who of history - including Dali and Churchill (who has a suite named after him). Extremely attentive staff. Excellent service, good choice and quality food at breakfast and lunch. Food and drink are expensive as one expects in an isolated exclusive hotel; and there's no other alternative choice locally. Therefore beach loungers and Parasols also expensive -now 60 euros a day for the best ones. Stay 50 yards away by the pool however and they're free so you can chose not to pay for them.

If you're prepared for a substantial bill, you'll love it. We will go back.

Negative points:- pathetic tiny gym room with a single broken multigym. No bike hire at hotel,
Not the hotels fault, but our taxi driver didn't know where it was - it's that far out and exclusive!

Room Tip: Sea view, - its why you're at a seaside hotel! Although the mountain view is pretty impressive t...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

this hotel is very very secluded and very expensive = 2 coffees and a fresh squeesed juice as of 28th april 2012 = 21 euros. scenery wise and garden wise = close to the best in mayorca . mountain backdrop and tranquil gardens facing unspoilt bay and hills , you do feel its a select part of mayorca . if u like a little stroll turn right out of the HOTEL garden gates eventually U reach a little sandy beach and a cafe resteraunt again expensive and mostly full of day trippers between 12 and 4 pm. THE ADDRESS IS CONFUSING = its way over the mountains about a 20 minute wonderful ride from port a pollenca. in fact alcudia is closer to p pollenca than pollenca is to formentor hotel ??????

Room Tip: only 12 balconyed rooms in whole hotel .
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

Ive looked forward to visiting this hotel for years.You are made to feel very special by all staff.We stayed in a suite well worth the cost and the views from the terrace were truly amazing

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Formentor, a Royal Hideaway Hotel

Property: Formentor, a Royal Hideaway Hotel
Address: Playa de Formentor, 3, 07470 Port de Pollenca, Majorca, Spain (Formerly Barcelo Formentor, a Royal Hideaway Hotel)
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Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Port de Pollenca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Port de Pollenca
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Port de Pollenca
#13 Romantic Hotel in Port de Pollenca
Price range (per night): ₹ 21,603 - ₹ 37,301
Hotel Class:5 star — Formentor, a Royal Hideaway Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel Formentor Royal Hideaway is a luxurious establishment located in the Formentor Cape, North from the Mallorca island, at the foot of the famous Formentor beach and surrounded by 1,200 hectares of Mediterranean forest. Throughout its history, the hotel has been the place of choice for numerous renowned characters as a place to repose and relax. This famous hotel is surrounded by crystal clear waters and spectacular views over the Formentor Cape bay. The Barcelo Formentor Hotel has a romantic and peaceful appeal. A special hotel due to its magnificent rooms, the soothing sound of the waves and the sea breeze that drift round in the hotel, and the peace inspired by its Mediterranean gardens and memorable views. Connect with the tranquillity and equilibrium of the pure air of the Mediterranean while you enjoy a delicious dinner. Befitting a hotel of this class, we offer you a remarkable dining experience in our 5 restaurants, each one characterised by their excellent service and high standard cuisine. The hotel also offers 5 function rooms, ensuring that each and every event held here may be unique and successful. Taking advantage of the outstanding location, the hotel organises horse-back riding and sailing, amongst many other activities – all planned for your enjoyment. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Barcelo Port De Pollenca
Port De Pollenca Barcelo
Hotel Formentor
Formentor, a Royal Hideaway Hotel Port De Pollenca, Majorca, Spain

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