Located in the north of the island of Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, Port de Pollença has the timeless charm of those mountain villages that are totally open to the sea. It is here that travellers have the opportunity to stay in a choice 4-star hotel with a long history: the Miramar Hotel. To stay at this leading hotel on the island of Mallorca is to plunge into a history that began more than a century ago, to enjoy an ideal location just a stone's throw from the beach and the centre of the city, and to take advantage of top-of-the-range services for a holiday of relaxation and pleasure. The Miramar Hotel is always ready to welcome visitors who want to take an enchanted break and enjoy the joys of a temporary stay under the Mediterranean sun. In addition, from the south of France, a direct sea link between Toulon and Alcúdia with Corsica Ferries allows to reach the hotel
A hotel that is part of Majorca's history
The Miramar Hotel has changed a lot since it opened its doors in 1912, as has the town of Port de Pollença. But it has always managed to survive the times, retaining its own special charm, which places visitors at the centre of all attention. The story of theMiramar Hotel is the story of a family of fishermen, the Borrás Cerdà, one of whose members, after a stay in Argentina, finally decided to return to his native island to get married and settle in a house in Port de Pollença. The couple decided to create a hostel and offered some rooms. Over the years, it became a success, and what was once an inn in a fisherman's house became a hotel, one of the first in the region.
Its atmosphere and ideal location attracted many artists, such as the painter Hermen Anglada Camarasa and the Argentines Luis Cordiviola and Tito Cittadini. In the 1920s, the hotel became the favourite place for British soldiers returning from India on warships, who wanted to take a break in the sun before going home. At the same time, French, Americans, Germans and Catalans also came to take advantage of the hotel's setting to relax, bathe and dance in the evening. During the Spanish Civil War, the hotel's pier was also used to accommodate passengers of the Italian airline Ala Littoria. The Miramar Hotel has thus passed through history with many people coming to visit, as well as people from the world of art and the military. And the place has always been so appreciated that it did not take long for it to have its regulars, eager each year to return to its walls to recharge their batteries by the clear waters of the Mediterranean.
A multitude of services for a serene stay
Staying at the Miramar Hotel for a holiday in Mallorca in the Balearic Islands means opting for an idyllic setting, just a stone's throw from the sea. The hotel offers rooms decorated in a way that retains the charm of yesteryear, whilst still offering modern comforts. The rooms range from standard to those with a balcony or terrace overlooking the sea, the port and the boats, from which guests can enjoy the sun or a drink. The hotel also offers real apartments, perfect for a holiday with family or friends.
To eat, travellers can go to the restaurant, whose terrace is located just in front of the hotel and facing the bay. The cuisine offered is of Mediterranean and Majorcan inspiration. On the tower level of the hotel, the Miramar Snack & Bar offers a menu of sandwiches, omelettes, meat, fish and various drinks, all facing the sea.
While travellers head to the beach and enjoy the clear Mediterranean waters to cool off, they can also spend time at the hotel's spa, which includes a beautiful outdoor pool and a smaller indoor pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna and showers with water jets. There is also a fitness area and a host of treatments that can be enjoyed on site: massages, full body treatments and manicures.
When travelling with children, don't forget to ask the reception for babysitting services and equipment rental to make your stay easier.
You should also ask at reception for a wealth of information about the activities to be enjoyed in Port de Pollença: cycling, Nordic walking, excursions, birdwatching, golf, tennis, water sports, scuba diving, there is something for everyone and the Miramar Hotel staff are always on hand to give you all the information you need about the must-do activities, as well as the hidden treasures to be seen in the area.
Enjoy the ideal location of Port de Pollença, an old fishing village
Port de Pollença, located in the extreme north of the island of Mallorca, is today a seaside resort that makes many holidaymakers happy who come to seek the paradisiacal setting offered by the island of Mallorca in the Balearics. The municipality is only 7 km from Pollença and is renowned for its century-old hotels that line its beautiful bay, protected from the winds by the Serra Tramuntana mountains in the background, and by the two peninsulas of Formentor and Alcúdia. A stroll along the path that runs along the bay is a must in the evening, before heading to the Miramar hotel restaurant to enjoy local specialities.
During the day, travellers will want to spend time on the beach at Port de Pollença, one of the most beautiful in Mallorca with its fine sand and clear waters. In the background, the long promenade is shaded by trees and has plenty of places to sit and contemplate the horizon. Sunbeds and umbrellas can also be hired. For a change of pace, you can also go to the sublime Cala Boquer, a cove that you reach after walking along paths that reveal beautiful views of large rocky capes with green peaks. Also for hiking, a trip to Cap de Formentaor is a must. It is here that vertiginous cliffs plunge into the sparkling blue of the sea. The Es Colomer viewpoint and the Albercutz tower are the best places to see the beautiful, jagged coastline. And when the heat is intense, the magnificent Cala Figuera is a good stop for a swim.
From the hotel, Pollença and its old town are only a few kilometres away. A walk in the neighbouring town is an opportunity to contemplate the beauty of the narrow streets with their stone houses, before climbing the steps leading to the Calvary, which offers a splendid view of the old part of the town.
In the evening, before returning to the Miramar Hotel, a stroll around the marina of Port de Pollença is a must, for the view of the boats and the mountains behind, and the peaceful atmosphere that emerges.