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  • DARREN MORRIS

When it comes to showing off every type of holiday, Majorca wins hands down.

My trip to Mallorca came over 25+ years since my last visit. I stayed at two properties, both Iberostar, Iberostar have 16 properties on the island, so they are a big player accommodation wise.


I picked two very different places, and hotels, staying firstly at the Iberostar Alcudia Park, Playa De Muro, this is on the outskirts of the much larger resort of Alcudia, and secondly the Iberostar Selection Llaut Palma, Playa De Palma, again located in the outskirts of Palma.


The Iberostar Alcudia Park is aimed at families, it’s a high-quality property, located on a beautiful beach, and it really is beach front. It’s large with 5 blocks of rooms, 366 rooms in total, its graded 4-star also.


I booked a Star Prestige room with side sea view, which does come with a few perks against the standard rooms, namely, separate check-in/check-out reception, access to the Star Prestige Lounge with snacks and drinks, access to the Star Prestige Terrace with whirlpool and Balinese beds, dedicated area in the main restaurant, turn-down service, complimentary late check out (subject to availability), coffee machine with 4 capsules stocked daily, mini bar stocked on arrival, discount on spa treatments and complimentary pool towels.


If you are staying as a couple, I would strongly recommend booking Star Prestige, the hotel has so many facilities, it would suit a family with younger children, you likely won’t see them all day!


The food is excellent, plenty of it, and well cooked, perhaps not the most authentic experience of being in Spain, however that is just a personal choice, I also booked the All-inclusive plan, which was good.


If you are looking for a great accommodation located directly on a safe, sandy beach, with good facilities, and a modern feel this hotel would fit the bill. It would work equally well for a family with grandparents tagging along, they could book into Star Prestige, and the family, into one of the family rooms, this would be a good option.


You can get some very attractive offers out of season, however being realistic if you are travelling with children, you are looking at school holidays, 7 Nights stay in an upgraded superior family room, return flights from London, and transfers, with all-inclusive, for 2 adults and 2 children under 11 years old is going to cost £ 4,484.00, at May half term 2024. Likewise, if you are a couple, travelling 1st May 24, staying in a Star Prestige Double room with Beachfront Sea View, with all-inclusive, return transfers and flights from London, you are looking at a cost of £1015 per person.


The second hotel I stayed in was roughly 40 minutes’ drive back towards Palma, the Iberostar Selection Llaut Palma is firstly an adult only property, its graded 5-star and has much fewer rooms, 185 in total.


The hotel also offers Star Prestige, which I also booked, this like the Alcudia Park, includes, separate check-in/check-out reception, access to the Star Prestige Lounge with soft drinks and snacks, access to the Star Prestige Terrace with water sunbeds and Balinese beds, dedicated area in the main restaurant, turndown service, welcome drink, luxury toiletries, complimentary late check out (subject to availability until 14:00), coffee machine with 4 capsules stocked daily, complimentary pool towels, discounted spa treatments and 10% discount on the Katagi Blau restaurant.


You notice it’s a lot quieter, my feelings are that the hotel would suit you for a long weekend, or part of a twin centre, its not on a beach as such, the service, food, and ambiance is excellent, as are the rooms. Large and with every facility you could want.


The accommodation is centrally located, right next to the beach and within a short walking distance from the centre of Playa de Palma. This location gives easy access to both the beach and the vibrant heart of the town, making it a convenient base for exploration.


The accommodation combines convenience, luxury, and sensory delights, creating an enticing prospect for those seeking a high-end and immersive travel experience.


Based on my own thoughts, 4 nights over a weekend in May 24, with return flights from London, return transfers, staying in a Star Prestige double room, with half board, will cost £729 per person.


I would stay at both these hotels again, I am even thinking of going to the Iberostar Selection Llaut Palma for a weekend, its only 15 to 20 minutes from Palma airport, and it was so relaxing!



I flew to Palma from Heathrow with British Airways in Club Europe, the lounge in Heathrow was superb, the lounge in Palma was not, the seating was ok, I think you would get a better seat booking and paying for extra legroom in economy personally, i found it quite hard getting into the window seat past the fixed tray BA have added. although you would have to lose the lounge access at Heathrow. It’s a tricky one really.

For more information on these properties, and others, please contact me directly.

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