Sunday, 7 July 2013

Iberostar Playa De Muro- Review

Are you looking for a holiday that is family friendly? Are you looking for a holiday that is suitable for the older generation? Or are you looking for a holiday for a little getaway for yourself and your other half? Then allow me to recommend Iberostar Playa De Muro, Majorca.

Set on the outskirts of Alcudia, this little piece of paradise is set on its own beach, with stunning views along the coast into Alcudia, a stroll away from the bustling centre of Alcudia and an array of shopping opportunities in its door step.

This 4* hotel has wonderful kerb appeal, giving visitors a treat of four floors of sprawling building, which encompasses the most stunning gardens and pools. The hotel also rests shoulder to shoulder alongside its sister hotel Village De Muro.

On check in, you will be warmly greeted by a fluent English speaking receptionist, also, I noticed, fluent in every language she came across while I was around, which included German and French.
Having been offered a glass of water or orange on arrival, I gratefully accepted a glass of cold fresh orange juice, served in a champagne flute to pep up a weary traveller as forms were completed and the standard check in protocol was performed.

A 'bell boy' was readily available to haul hefty cases to rooms when required, which unfortunately didn't include us, as our stay was far shorter than we wished it could have been, so we only carried a small case between two of us.

We were issued two key cards for our one room, a dining card and a map of the hotel grounds, pointed in the direction of the lift and duly set off to the third floor.

Now, this is generally where everything goes wrong. How often have you booked a certain type of room, only to find that the room was not available and you've been repositioned?

This couldn't have been further from the events for us. We had booked a double pool view room.

We received a double side sea view room. This meant that not only did we have a pool view, but we looked out to sea too. Top marks for that!

The room was adequately turned out, providing two single beds together, dressing table with chair and mirror, suitcase rack, mini bar, bedside tables and TV.

There was a wardrobe, along with extra blankets and the bathroom was furnished with a large mirror, bath/shower and hairdryer. The towels were clean and plentiful and the provisions do makeup remover pads, cotton buds and shower caps were an unexpected but added bonus.

The rooms were clean and well maintained. And the array of complimentary toiletries were a lovely surprise! These included make up removal tissues and cotton buds.

On arrival we immediately freshened up and hurried to the Llevant Restaurant, a fabulously situated restaurant, set a level up from the pool, this beach side restaurant has views that stretch across the bay. The service is impeccable and the food outstanding. This bar also offers drinks to be had poolside, in a plastic receptacle.

The atmosphere around the pool during the day is relaxed, quiet and peaceful.

There is a 'kids club' there and the club passes the pool area now and again, but in general, they are in their own 'club' area.

Also housed nearby the restaurant area is the wonderful indoor pool and gym, accessible with your key card, should you wish to work out, or escape the heat of the sun.

The evening meals are another treat! With an enormous choice of salads, cold meats, fish, pasta dishes, grilled meats, fruit and a vast array of deserts, the hotel caters for everyone, vegan, vegetarian and meat eaters, offering extremely tasty, well seasoned dishes from across the world.

Evening meals are buffet style, although as usual, drinks are waiter service.

The restaurant is in two parts, one running at slightly different times to the other, catering for early eaters and later eaters. It is air conditioned and not too noisy, so it's easy to hold a conversation .

Evening entertainment was lovely! We stayed to watch the entertainment for one evening, a rock bad, and they were outstanding, however we did see the other entertainment in passing, and it looked very enjoyable.

We enjoyed the shopping experience on an evening. The hotel houses a newsagent, spa and two leather stores, one of which is Lotus. Across the road, there's a variety of convenient stores and restaurant/bars. With a couple of designer stores thrown in, one being Voss, selling designer garments and watches.

Lights out at the hotel is 23:00 the hotel falls quiet, and everyone settles down for a good nights sleep.

Breakfast time, is again in the large restaurants, offering a huge choice of delicacies.

From fried eggs to churro's with chocolate spread, including fresh fruit, cold hams, and even putting together the full English breakfast. It offers milk alternatives and fruit juices as well as pots of coffee and tea.

A ten-fifteen minute stroll along the beach brings you to Alcudia, with it's bustling bars, cafe's and restaurants. You can also take an excursion on the catamaran which you'll see pulling up to the jetty.

The palm trees, well maintained grounds, pools and general atmosphere of this hotel makes for a fantastic holiday, suiting young families, couples and the mortary remuneration for e mature of us alike, with something to do for everyone, or simply doing nothing but relaxing, it's just the tonic!

DISCLOSURE: I received no monetary remuneration for this post, nor did I receive vouchers or any special treatment for writing this post. This post was written by me, sharing my own experience with an honest opinion