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Board basis explained
...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.
...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.
...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.
...means that breakfast is included in the price.
...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.
...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.
From the 1st of May 2018 tourists staying overnight in the Balearic Islands will be charged an increased Eco-tax levied by the local government. This tax is not included in the price of your accommodation and will be charged upon arrival at your chosen holiday accommodation.
• The new cost is between €1.10-€4.40 per person, per night for adults.
• Under 16s are exempt from the tax.
• Between November 1st - April 30th, there will be a 75% discount.
• There is a 50% discount on the tax from the ninth day of your stay.
Eco Tax conditions are set by the local government and are subject to change
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- Internet access - wireless
- Free WiFi - Public Areas
Pool and Wellness
- Spa and wellness centre
- Swimming Pool - Kids
- Swimming Pool - Outdoor
- Swimming Pool - Indoor
- Arcade Games
- Kids Club
- Billiards or pool table
- Tennis on site
Food & Drink
- Room service
- Breakfast service
- Coffee shop or café
- Poolside bar
- Bar / Lounge
Services & Shops
- Laundry facilities
- Babysitting (Surcharge)
- Car rental
- Beauty services
- Medical assistance available
- Currency exchange
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Number of floors 2
- Television in lobby
- 24-hour front desk
- Check-in time ends midnight
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Number of buildings/towers 4
- Suitable for children
- Wheelchair accessible
- No- smoking property
- Multilingual staff
- Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
- Total number of rooms 211
- Check-out by noon
- Pets not allowed
- In-room safe
- Clock radio
- Hair dryer
Internet, TV & Phone
- Satellite television service
- Direct-dial phone
Rooms & Comfort
- In-room massage available
- Window opens
- Air conditioning
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Sofa bed
- Cribs/infant beds available on request
- Mountain view
Bath & Shower
- Shower/bathtub combination
- Bathtub only
- Private bathroom
- Shower only
- Turndown service
- Karting Can Picafort 0.58 miles
- Cala s'Arralot 1.06 miles
- Necròpolis de Son Real 1.31 miles
- Illot dels Porros 1.58 miles
- Punta Llarga de Son Real 2.39 miles
- es Serralot 2.72 miles
- Playa de Muro 2.96 miles
- Platja de Son Real 3.04 miles
- ses Escorxes 3.35 miles
- Badia d'Alcúdia 3.72 miles
- Albufera Natural Park 3.90 miles
- es Corral des Marbres 4.01 miles
- Fondo de na Borges 4.51 miles
- s'Estany des Bispe 4.56 miles
- Sa Canova Beach 4.65 miles
- Abaix des Jonquet 4.74 miles
- Alcudia Beach 4.83 miles
- sa Regatades Llop 4.91 miles
- es Bartulins 5.09 miles
- Port d'Alcudia 5.15 miles
- at_a_glance_airport Palma PMI1h
Can Picafort, Mallorca (Majorca)
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07 June 2016
Another great stay at vell mari
Tina C, Dublin
Great hotel for kids. Best to go all inclusive as a bit of a walk to restaurants. Lots of food to choose from. Staff are all very friendly, have been 3 times and staff all the same. Shows finish bout 10.30pm n majority of people head off to bed then. If booking transfers some coaches can take 2 1/2 hrs eith all d drop offs in alcudia best to book abc transfers can get return minibus for 7 people for €160 and only takes 55 mins.
The best thing about my stay was...Pool
14 August 2014
Myself and my 12yr old son stayed a week A.I. at this resort and had an amazing time.It is a beautiful resort with good food and drinks,snacks available.I could go on and on about how good it is but don't have the time.If you book this hotel you will not be dissapointed.
The best thing about my stay was...Eating on the outdoor terrace.
13 August 2014
We had a lovely time here!
This is a great family hotel with all facilities and needs catered for. We had a hire car for the duration which added to our experience so I would recommend the same to anyone looking to stay here.
The best thing about my stay was...The food was varied and tasty, something for everyone...even my son liked some of it! Also, I loved the fact the pool never closed, kids swimming until midnight, great fun!
08 August 2013
Seven day AI stay with kids at Iberostar Vell Mari
David McAleese, Larne
Let's get the only negatives we can out of the way - the beds in the hotel were a bit like the student beds we used to have at uni rather than plush, comfortable sanctuaries, however I believe this is the same in most hotels on the island. Also, in having taken the shuttle bus from Palma airport the journey was around 2.5 hours in the midday sun, which was almost breaking point for the kids - definitely recommend a taxi ride for this journey. Otherwise, the whole trip was great. The hotel was spotless and staff were extremely friendly, the pool was great for the kids and at non-peak times was generally not too "kid soup", if you ignore the usual sun-lounger reservation strategy employed by some (which doesn't really matter as there is plenty of seating around the bar and restaurant anyway). Food was great, with enough variety to keep you well fed without massive duplication, and the chefs and restaurant staff were great. If you have a very young baby (our youngest was 10 months) it might be useful having some baby alternatives with you, as it could be hit and miss to cater for that age group, but otherwise we and our other kids ate very well. The hotel is definitely geared towards families with kids up to 14/15 - the kids clubs take over, and the hotel has its own mini and maxi club for all languages with most of the staff having fantastic multi-lingual abilities. There is a specific Thomas Cook club as well for English-speaking kids with English-speaking staff, but our kids loved the hotel's club so much that they didn't want to go anywhere else. Evening entertainment is a 30-minute kids' disco at half past eight each night, which the kids love, and then from 9.30 there was entertainment which was more towards the whole family, although bear in mind it is always geared towards a kids' audience so if you have children you'll be laughing all night as they get involved in music and magic shows, but if you're looking for high-brow or sophisticated entertainment you should aim for one of the resorts that dissuades families with young children. A fantastic spot for kids and families which definitely go the extra mile to make the children enjoy their holiday, and to make sure the benefits of that are passed on to the parents. If I could give another half point on the rating, I definitely would give 4.5/5 as the perfect week's R&R for a young family.
The best thing about my stay was...The total engagement of kids in everything that the hotel was involved in, really allowed the whole family to totally relax.
28 May 2013
First family holiday abroad
Michael, Stockton on Tees, UK
Arrived back in the UK today after a fantastic week in in Majorca, first family holiday with our 2 & 4 year olds. Check in at reception was ok, however thereafter the reception staff did not serve people in line which was quite annoying after standing queuing for 10 mins. Apartment was very clean on arrival and during our stay cleaned/beds made every day. The maids left sweets and animals crafted from a towel most days, nice touch. Restaurant area was very clean, good choice of dishes for adults (could have been more of a choice for children) on tap wine and lager was also of a decent quality. Pool area was spotless I saw water being tested regularly and there was a lifeguard on duty everyday. Kids club looked good fun, however after initially being told our 2 year old could attend, on arrival we were then told they were not insured for under 2's, we were then informed afterwards that my wife or myself could have stayed with our little one......... Entertainment was pretty good, staged dancing especially. Beach was 15 minute walk away, free buses laid on or there was the "ting ting" road train to get you to C'an Picafort. The Vell Mari is really suited to families and we felt it was a safe environment to relax. The staff were absolutely fantastic, polite and helpful and take a real pride in their work, we will definitely recommend the Vell Mari and would holiday there again.
The best thing about my stay was...The staff and cleanliness of the complex.
18 September 2012
nice facilities but some of the staff let it down
sinead phelan, westmeath, ireland
As i say above, the facilities were good around the hotel. The rooms not quite what you would expect from a 4 star. The majority of guests in the hotel were German, i would say approx 70% and it was obvious, almost everything was geared towirds the German guests, the tv chanels, the food in the restaurant and the staff. the reception staff were anything but helpfull especially one younger German girl. We wanted to visit Marineland (a major attraction on the island) one day and i asked at reception if they could tell me which town it was in and after a minute looking in the drawer she asked me to come back at 1pm, it was 10am and my family were sitting in the car ready to go. i laughed and said i would ask someone on the street! To be honest, if you are not German then i wouldnt bother going as you may feel a little like a second class citizen.
The best thing about my stay was...the entertainment staff and excellent housekeeping service
13 August 2012
Great stay - brilliant staff and excellent for the children
Simon Horseman, Doncaster
We are a family with children aged 6 and 3 and what a fantastic holiday we have had! The staff - Iberostar and Thomas Cook could not do enough for us and always with a smile. We had no issue with the location, short walk to the beach or into town. We booked all inclusive but ate out a couple of times. Food is pretty average but for what we paid, we were more than happy. Great drinks selections and great entertyainment, nice rooms and we would be happy to go again.
The best thing about my stay was...staff
06 August 2012
Carol Navis, Groombridge
We were over the moon with the Vell Mari, it was clean, lovely gardens, large pool, great entertainment and facilities and most of all amazing food - nothing repetitive and such great choice for every meal. The kids club was great my 5 and 7 year old were thoroughly entertained as were we in the evenings. The fitness instructor was superb and the classes very enjoyable. We will be back !
The best thing about my stay was...Everything
18 November 2011
Wonderful family stay
Pavlo Kartashov, London
Good service, nice staff, good food the only con -- beach is 15 min walk
13 October 2011
Clean, pleasant and relaxed stay
Aidan Jalali, London
I'm a sole traveller that just went to the Vell Mari for a couple of days to wind down, so I can't really comment on the 'features for the family' - however, I did have a very nice time regardless. It was quiet, maids sorted out the room every day and were very friendly, and the food was good (I only had breakfast). If you're self-catering, you're definitely better off avoiding the hotel restaurant entirely - it's quite pricey otherwise. The only real downsides I noted was that it's about 15 minutes walk to the beach and shops, which may sway some people. It's also worth noting that this is a very popular destination for German folk... so if you're English looking to chat with other people, you best brush off your phrase book! Finally, I'd like to note that I went mid-October, so I imagine it'd be a fair bit busier during the peak hours. As it stands for me, it was relatively quiet.
The best thing about my stay was...Relaxed, friendly atmosphere
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