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Iberostar Vell Mari

Artà Rd - Alcudia, 127 Son Bauló Ca'n Picafort 07458 - Map
8/10 Great Based on 15 Reviews

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The best thing about my stay was The total engagement of kids in everything that the hotel was involved in, really allowed the whole family to totally relax.


Larne

8/10 Great

Seven day AI stay with kids at Iberostar Vell Mari

Let's get the only negatives we can out of the way - the beds in the hotel were a bit like the student beds we used to have at uni rather than plush, comfortable sanctuaries, however I believe this is the same in most hotels on the island. Also, in having taken the shuttle bus from Palma airport the journey was around 2.5 hours in the midday sun, which was almost breaking point for the kids - definitely recommend a taxi ride for this journey. Otherwise, the whole trip was great. The hotel was spotless and staff were extremely friendly, the pool was great for the kids and at non-peak times was generally not too "kid soup", if you ignore the usual sun-lounger reservation strategy employed by some (which doesn't really matter as there is plenty of seating around the bar and restaurant anyway). Food was great, with enough variety to keep you well fed without massive duplication, and the chefs and restaurant staff were great. If you have a very young baby (our youngest was 10 months) it might be useful having some baby alternatives with you, as it could be hit and miss to cater for that age group, but otherwise we and our other kids ate very well. The hotel is definitely geared towards families with kids up to 14/15 - the kids clubs take over, and the hotel has its own mini and maxi club for all languages with most of the staff having fantastic multi-lingual abilities. There is a specific Thomas Cook club as well for English-speaking kids with English-speaking staff, but our kids loved the hotel's club so much that they didn't want to go anywhere else. Evening entertainment is a 30-minute kids' disco at half past eight each night, which the kids love, and then from 9.30 there was entertainment which was more towards the whole family, although bear in mind it is always geared towards a kids' audience so if you have children you'll be laughing all night as they get involved in music and magic shows, but if you're looking for high-brow or sophisticated entertainment you should aim for one of the resorts that dissuades families with young children. A fantastic spot for kids and families which definitely go the extra mile to make the children enjoy their holiday, and to make sure the benefits of that are passed on to the parents. If I could give another half point on the rating, I definitely would give 4.5/5 as the perfect week's R&R for a young family.

Family with Children 11 and Under

The best thing about my stay was The staff and cleanliness of the complex.


Stockton on Tees, UK

10/10 Amazing

First family holiday abroad

Arrived back in the UK today after a fantastic week in in Majorca, first family holiday with our 2 & 4 year olds. Check in at reception was ok, however thereafter the reception staff did not serve people in line which was quite annoying after standing queuing for 10 mins. Apartment was very clean on arrival and during our stay cleaned/beds made every day. The maids left sweets and animals crafted from a towel most days, nice touch. Restaurant area was very clean, good choice of dishes for adults (could have been more of a choice for children) on tap wine and lager was also of a decent quality. Pool area was spotless I saw water being tested regularly and there was a lifeguard on duty everyday. Kids club looked good fun, however after initially being told our 2 year old could attend, on arrival we were then told they were not insured for under 2's, we were then informed afterwards that my wife or myself could have stayed with our little one......... Entertainment was pretty good, staged dancing especially. Beach was 15 minute walk away, free buses laid on or there was the "ting ting" road train to get you to C'an Picafort. The Vell Mari is really suited to families and we felt it was a safe environment to relax. The staff were absolutely fantastic, polite and helpful and take a real pride in their work, we will definitely recommend the Vell Mari and would holiday there again.

Family with Children 11 and Under

Found your review great, thanks. We are looking forward to 2wks mid july with our 5 year old. Do you know if there was a launderette on the premises (sad i know, but luggage allowance getting less and less these days!)

Lyndsay
Scotland

The best thing about my stay was staff


Doncaster

8/10 Great

Great stay - brilliant staff and excellent for the children

We are a family with children aged 6 and 3 and what a fantastic holiday we have had! The staff - Iberostar and Thomas Cook could not do enough for us and always with a smile. We had no issue with the location, short walk to the beach or into town. We booked all inclusive but ate out a couple of times. Food is pretty average but for what we paid, we were more than happy. Great drinks selections and great entertyainment, nice rooms and we would be happy to go again.

Family with Children 11 and Under

The best thing about my stay was Everything


Groombridge

10/10 Amazing

Superb Experience

We were over the moon with the Vell Mari, it was clean, lovely gardens, large pool, great entertainment and facilities and most of all amazing food - nothing repetitive and such great choice for every meal. The kids club was great my 5 and 7 year old were thoroughly entertained as were we in the evenings. The fitness instructor was superb and the classes very enjoyable. We will be back !

Family with Children 11 and Under

The best thing about my stay was


London

8/10 Great

Wonderful family stay

Good service, nice staff, good food the only con -- beach is 15 min walk

Young Couple (18-35)

The best thing about my stay was Relaxed, friendly atmosphere


London

8/10 Great

Clean, pleasant and relaxed stay

I'm a sole traveller that just went to the Vell Mari for a couple of days to wind down, so I can't really comment on the 'features for the family' - however, I did have a very nice time regardless. It was quiet, maids sorted out the room every day and were very friendly, and the food was good (I only had breakfast). If you're self-catering, you're definitely better off avoiding the hotel restaurant entirely - it's quite pricey otherwise. The only real downsides I noted was that it's about 15 minutes walk to the beach and shops, which may sway some people. It's also worth noting that this is a very popular destination for German folk... so if you're English looking to chat with other people, you best brush off your phrase book! Finally, I'd like to note that I went mid-October, so I imagine it'd be a fair bit busier during the peak hours. As it stands for me, it was relatively quiet.

Solo Traveller

The best thing about my stay was The people we met


Harrogate

8/10 Great

Good First Family Holiday

The hotel was very clean and tidy, staff were friendly you definitely need a one bed apartment if you have children for the extra space. Food was good but could be a bit repetitive. On the whole we had a good time. A few things to bear in mind you had to leave a ten euro deposit for each pool towel, this was being looked into when we left. you had to hire a kettle for twelve euro a week ( we thought being in an apartment with kitchenette this would be standard), also a few people were ill after eating prawns butthis was ebing looked into. The hotel is a bit further out from the town so bear this in mind if your wanting to go out in the evening, however during the day the hotel provided a free shuttle bus which was great. Evening entertainment was good and catered for everyone

Family with Children 11 and Under

The best thing about my stay was Main Receptionist very helpful, room just what we wanted.


Petersfield, Hampshire

8/10 Great

August at the Vell mari

We booked this particular hotel because it was near my daughter who is working in Majorca and for the fact it was not a sky scraper hotel. The apartments are only three floors high and all set in blocks as described in beautiful gardens. Having requested a quiet room with not too many steps we were pleasantly suprised to find we had just what we wanted.. A ground floor, one bedroom apartment with air conditioning away from any noise. It also had a nice patio with table and chairs to sit outside at the back. The swimming pool was very crowded but then it was August and the sun beds were side by side so you needed to be very friendly with your neighbour! Also can't understand why parents with two or more children need to reserve about five sun beds for the whole day when their children spend 90% of the time in the pool. It might leave some beds for others. We only booked bed and breakfast as we knew we would eat out most nights and this was good although the same every day. When we enquired about dinner it would have been 25.60 euros each and meals were much cheaper and better down by the coast. The staff were all friendly. There were no complaints about the cleaning of the room but we would liked to have had our sheets changed on the bed at least once during the week due to the heat. A shop a little nearer would be good but reception had bottles of water to buy when you asked.

Mature Couple (36+)

The best thing about my stay was Rust


Hulst Netherlands

8/10 Great

Even er tussenuit naar Mallorca

Heerlijk rustig hotelcomplex wat zowel geschikt is voor kinderen als voor volwassenen. Het eten is zeer goed en het peroneel behulpzaam. Kwaliteit- prijsverhouding is uitstekend. Ik ga er zeker nog eens naar toe.

Solo Traveller

The best thing about my stay was


Blackpool

8/10 Great

Excellent Family Hotel

We've just returned from 12 nights at the Iberostar Vell Mari on an all-inclusive basis, the staff work hard and made our holiday very enjoyable. Our childrendid not want to leave the complex because there was so much for them to do. Maxi-club ran from 10 am till 12pm and 3 pm till 5 pm everyday except Saturday (for kids 8-12yrs) activities included darts, water polo, football, dodgeball, horse riding, volley ball, shooting, various board games when it rained, one game a day was a medal game that was presented at night entertaiment by Smiley the dog. The mini club for children aged 4 to 7 years ran for similar times. The food was very good and well presented and offered choices. Drinks were available from 10am-12mid. The apartment was clean but in need of modernisation, air con/fan very weak, maids cleaned them everyday. Had to pay for ice-creams during the day, 1 Euro. Adult entertainment ok but not great. Mini disco very good and our children took part in the talent show, pirate show and also our eldest got to be Smiley on the last evening which was great. Not many Brits there but all nationalties (mainly Germans, Italians and Scandanavians) seemed to mix well.

Family with Children 11 and Under

The best thing about my stay was


Paisley

10/10 Amazing

Iberostar Vell Mari

Spent two weeks all inclusive at Vell Mari. Rooms clean & comfortable, food excellent, entertainment staff work hard and are entertaining!, pool good, and grounds are very well maintained. Twenty minute walk to sea front, beach and small shopping area. Very impressed and would return & recommend. There were however very few British children so Fraser (9) and Beth (6) could not really fully enjoy the mini & maxi clubs although they did attend and have a good time. Possibly only a problem before English schools break up.

Family with Children 11 and Under

The best thing about my stay was


North-east England

10/10 Amazing

Iberostar Vell Mari

Ive just returned from 12 days at Vell Mari all-inclusive, and I have to say its been the best holiday we have had up to date, the staff are all so friendly, hard working, and very hygienic. The reception is open 24/7 and willing to help no matter how big or small the problem is, they offer tourist information, although we found it hard to get the kids to leave the complex because there was so much for them to do, my kids asked if they could try the maxi-club (club for kids 7-12yrs) with a view if they didnt like it they wouldnt go back, once they met the entertainers well that was it they went twice a day every day appart from saturdays when the entertainers had a well earned rest. They did water polo, horse riding, volley ball, shooting, various board games, even took part in one of their shows to name a few, all with the opportunity to win an award recieved at showtime on an evening. The food was well presented and very variable and always offered something even the fussiest child would eat, the pool bar offered a large range of non-alcoholic/alcololic drinks from 10am-12mid which having kids I found we were ready for our beds by then. The apartment was clean and cosy, and maids cleaned them everyday. They even seemed genuinely dissapionted when you were on your last day and tried to make it the best day ever. Big thanx to all involved we loved every minute *****

Family with Children 11 and Under

The best thing about my stay was


London

10/10 Amazing

Review of 'APARTIBEROSTAR VELL MARI'

We came back from 12 days at the Iberostar Vell Mari yesterday and were pleasantly suprised.  We were a bit apprehensive as this was our first time booking a holiday direct over the net but it was fabby.  The complex was fantastically maintained, the grounds/gardens were superb.  The staff were helpful, the whole place was clean and the rooms, although not huge, were quite okay for a family of 4. (we didn't spend that much time in them anyway).  I would recommend a ground floor apartment overlooking the grounds if you can get them as its nice to sit out and look around and the children can play in the early eve.  Food and pool were great.  In the height of the season though you must get up early and put out your towels as otherwise the beds have gone by 8.30/9am.  Fabby would book again and through alpharooms.

Family with Children 11 and Under

The best thing about my stay was


Newcastle upon Tyne

10/10 Amazing

Review of 'APARTIBEROSTAR VELL MARI'

Just returned from a two week all inclusive holiday to the Vell Mari and can definitely recommend this hotel.
The aprtments were small but very clean and very well maintained. The restaurant offered a wide range of foods for all.
The pool was particularly large and never seemed overfull.

Family with Children 11 and Under

The best thing about my stay was


Gwynedd

10/10 Amazing

Review of 'APARTIBEROSTAR VELL MARI'

The Iberostar Vell Mari is a beautiful place, well worthy of its four star status. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and extremely presentable. The complex is spotlessly clean and maintained to a very high standard. The facilities are superb, and even have good disabled facilities.

We would definitely use the Vell Mari again, and will continue to use Iberostar hotels and apartments when visiting Spain and the Canaries.

Five out of Five!

Paul Hughes and Emma Roberts

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