|Minimum Stay||6 - 7 nights|
'Alcanada Views' is a Mediterranean apartment settled in the prestigious and quiet residential area of Alcanada, close to the clear waters of Alcanada beaches (accessible by a path) and near the Golf course of Alcanada Club. You´ll become fascinated by the views from the 30 sqm terrrace.
When you enter the apartment the first thing that gets you it´s the great views over the blue sea from the hall and the terrace.
Inside it´s divided in a few areas: one double room, one twin bedroom, two bathrooms, a modern kitchen, living room with dining room, a terrace overlooking the sea with a BBQ.
There´s satellite flat TV, with free WIFI.
It was refurbished May 2013.
We would like to thank you very much for staying at your appartment. It has been fantastic 10 days with breakfast on the balcony and tapas in the sunset at the roof.
We selected this apartment based on the marketing photographs and property overview. These gave us the impression this was a bright, gleaming apartment - an above average product. Unfortunately we were disappointed ... if you take away the few items of contemporary furniture in the living area and new kitchen fittings, you have a very average interior.
The sea views are great (despite the glimpsed views from the upper terrace of the derelict industrial buildings near the Port). Kitchen is very well equipped - although when we arrived there was food debris on chopping boards, kitchen utensils and cutlery. All had to be washed/scrubbed before use. Beds are okay, but of the 5 places we stayed during our 2weeks in Majorca these were the least comfortable. Mattress toppers might help. Sheets and duvets could do with replacing as some were not looking their best.
The bathroom has a new vanity unit and is functional although a bit tired. Some towels had ingrained stains on them and would benefit from being replaced.
The pool was clean.
Wifi - we could not load any internet pages or download emails making it unusable for our purposes. We reported this to the manager but it was not resolved. Satellite TV - we could not find any UK entertainment channels only 2 UK news channels.
The parasol on the upper terrace was broken. The round day bed and tub chairs which look gleaming white in the marketing photos were weathered greyish white with stained cushions. One chair was ripped. We also reported this to the manager and the parasol was replaced promptly/the chair taken away for repair.
Other reviewers have mentioned the smell of smoke in the apartment and barking dogs in neighbouring properties. We experienced this too.
Although we had booked this for a week, we were so disappointed and unhappy with the apartment that on day 4 we reserved other accommodation in another resort and vacated early. We notified the manager of this via HomeAway email but have had no response.
The apartment was perfect for our young family. Simply and freshly decorated (still a faint smell of paint) and a welcome lack of clutter to hide from toddlers. A high chair and travel cot were provided (and the cot was very clean and made up which has not alway been our experience).
I'm surprised at the other reviews as we found the beds really comfortable. Firm, yes, but comfy and made up with nice light duvets. Both double bedrooms have decent wardrobe storage. The headboard lights in the front bedroom are quite something though!
With it being April, we didn't really use the aircon, but there are units in each room. The bedrooms have decent black out blinds (wish I'd known not to bother bringing the baby travel one) and also insect nets on the outside.
The kitchen is small, which does make prep a bit of a challenge, but is functional. All appliances worked just fine for us. The flip down table from wall in living room is a clever use of space and the TV/DVD system is good and also has a USB input.
The wifi was decent, worked fine all the time for normal browsing/email etc and my son even managed to watch YouTube so better than a lot of places we've stayed.
The boiler is a minor annoyance. It's really loud and probably on its last legs, but more than adequate pressure for a decent shower, and a bath if you give it a bit of time to pour. Just best not to run water in the night if you don't want to wake the whole house. The only other thing that was irritating was all the nearby barking dogs in adjoining properties, they did scare our sons when entering/leaving the property.
Balcony is nice, gets the sun in the morning. Roof terrace upstairs though is fabulous. Both have really comfy seats and loungers as well as tables for dinner. We were lucky to have the terrace to ourselves, though I assume the apartment below would also have access so you would need to share in high season. The little pool is nice and was perfectly clean, but of course in early April, was too cold for more than a couple of quick dips. I'm sure it's wonderful in the summer.
Location is good, a 15-20 min walk from the main resort, 2 min in the car - and there is a dedicated parking space.
We have had a fantastic week here and would not hesitate to recommend the apartment to our friends.
The apartment was clean, everything in it was in good condition and there were loads of little extras that made life easier: cooking oit, salt and pepper, beach umbrellas, sun loungers, wifi etc. If we used the roof terrace we were able to lock up the lower gate leading to the flat, meaning that our daughter could wander in and out as she wanted. The pool was lovely and we had it to ourselves most of the time. Several different types of beach in walking distance: Alcudia, resort-y and v child friendly, Alcanada was smaller but had snorkelling and then there were some small coves down some (a lot!) of steps from the apartment. Many others easily driveable. Price included everything, no extra charges for cleaning etc. The only minus point was that the beds were a bit too firm, in all other ways we couldn't find a fault and having such a nice place to stay definitely helped to make it a really lovely holiday.
Foto's gaven een mooiere indruk dan dat het appartement in werkelijkheid was. Bij aankomst rook het vreselijk naar rook. Kasten en gordijnen roken ook naar rook. Keuken was zeer klein, oven werkte niet en het was allemaal niet heel erg schoon. Er is een boiler aanwezig, wat betekende dat we net allemaal twee minuten konden douchen. Of 1x het bad half vol vullen. Afwassen kon sowieso niet meer, dan moest je water koken. Bedden zijn heel erg hard. Dakterras is erg mooi. In de kussenmeubels zat het weer. Zwembad was niet schoon, is ook niet schoon gemaakt. Lag vol met dode rupsen en takken. Locatie is prima. Alcudia is een leuke plaats.
Alcanada is placed at 3.5 kilometers from Puerto de Alcudia, on the peninsula of Cap des Pinar and protected by the peak of sa Madona (151 meters). Off its coast island Alcanada which houses a magnificent and beautiful lighthouse and its vicinity Torre Major, defense seventeenth century fort stands to repel pirate attacks can be seen.
The area of Alcanada, open to the winds from the southeast-south-southwest, has excellent conditions for anchoring boats. The navigator will find a bottom of fine sand and turquoise waters.
Alcanada beach opens to the bay of Alcudia, visible on the horizon in its entirety; It is quiet and family, with abundant sand and boulders. Majestic and fragrant pines near-shore the clothing and shade. The fantastic natural environment in which they are situated is also perfect to enjoy the best hiking and mountain biking on undulating roads through pine forests and olive groves.
Alcanada is also the best place to practice golf in the north of the island. Club de Golf Alcanada is a large and hilly 18-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones and his son, with glorious views from every hole and bay of Alcudia and the lighthouse on the island of Alcanada, backdrop of the Sierra Llevant.
Alcanada also boasts fine restaurants like La Terraza serving the best fish of the Mediterranean.
The property is also just 500 meters from Puerto de Alcudia: a small fishing harbor, which today has become a popular place for people who enjoy life at the beach. The boardwalk has won several competitions in architecture and urbanism and is the perfect place to walk with its fragrant aroma and pleasant breeze, between "llaüts" traditional fishing boats setting, and the modern marina Alcudiamar.
On the other hand, there also find the best fish restaurants, ice cream parlors and clothing stores. And facing the beach, kilometers of fine sand that draws the Bay of Alcudia with its crystal clear turquoise waters. It is the most popular beach, with all services: bars, boat rental and sailing courses and a water park.
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