For those visiting the north of Mallorca the resort area of Port de Pollença is an ideal base from which to tour the region. At the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana, the mountainous UNESCO World Heritage Site which stretches across the north coast of the island, Port de Pollença looks out across Pollença Bay and towards the Formentor Peninsula. Popular with walkers, birdwatchers and cyclists as well as those seeking a traditional summer holiday by the sea, the small resort town has much to offer with a plethora of restaurants, cafes and bars. A market is held in the town square every week and there are regular bus services to Pollença, Alcudia, Palma and the north coast.
We have selected a range of hotels and apartments all located within Port de Pollença popular with visitors, many of whom return year after year to the same establishments. These hotels range from luxury to standard class and are suitable for a range of budgets and requirements.
1. Hotel Illa d’Or
The superior 4 star hotel, Illa d’Or, is located on the beachfront in Port de Pollença where it commands wonderful views across the Bay of Pollença.
Recently renovated, this iconic hotel has served tourists and the rich and famous since it opened its doors in 1929. Agatha Christie stayed here a number of times and in the early 1930’s during one of her visits Christie wrote the short story, “Problems at Pollensa Bay” which was later published as “Problems at Pollensa Bay and Other Short Stories”.
The hotel’s wellness and fitness spa has been totally refitted and offers massage and beauty therapy in addition to modern gymnasium equipment. The Illa d’Or is superbly located at the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. Its single and double rooms and guest suites are wonderfully appointed in a modern yet classical style and the whole experience is one of relaxation and serenity.
Renowned for its excellent cuisine and popular new restaurant 1929, it is also famous for its Afternoon English Tea, which is highly recommended. The Illa d’Or has to be one of the finest hotels in the area and is ideally located for those wishing to tour the region or those simply looking for a quiet pampered break with elegance and style.
2. Mar Calma Hotel
With 20 comfortable, modern guest rooms, the small boutique hotel Mar Calma, centrally located in the heart of Port de Pollença close to the main square, is an ideal refuge and base to explore the restaurants, cafes and culture of this charming fishing port. The hotel is just a five minute walk from the beautiful Bóquer Valley, popular with hikers and birdwatchers.
There is a rooftop Jacuzzi and chill out area and despite its location in the centre of town the hotel is calm and quiet.
Staff are friendly and welcoming and the breakfast, which is included within the room tariff, is highly recommended by all those guests who have reviewed Mar Calma following their stay.
The ground floor cocktail bar is also open to non-residents. Many guests are returning visitors who appreciate the quality and comfort of this fine hotel.