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Pollensa

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EllieRay · 30/12/2021 09:29

We booked flights and an air bnb to puerto pollensa, well just outside of it.

We've never been before and I'm starting to regret my booking.

The villa seems overpriced having looked at others and with car hire being over £1000 for 10 days it's turning into a very expensive self catering holiday.

I booked flights with Ryanair so cannot cancel.

Does anyone have accommodation recommendations for a large family.

There are 2 adults and 4 kids, I am struggling to find apartments or hotel accommodation that will fit us all in!

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Brycare · 30/12/2021 11:18

Over a grand for ten days car hire seems a little steep?
How many bedrooms are you looking for?
It’s a very nice place for small kids especially.

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EllieRay · 30/12/2021 12:11

I've done every car comparison site going, I can't get it any cheaper!? I only thought it would be a few hundred pounds for the hire.

We need a people carrier and 2 baby seats.

I've just looked up and I'm wondering if taxis might be a cheaper option. But not very practical for every day!

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NisekoWhistler · 30/12/2021 12:15

I believe car hire has gone up massively as a lot of companies sold stock so now demand is outstripping supply.
Keep checking and see if you can get a better deal nearer the time.

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Brycare · 30/12/2021 14:33

i guess it depends what ye want to do whilst there. If happy to go to the beach every day and do an odd trip to Palma or Pollenca town ye could do without the car perhaps?
We went for ten days with two small kids a few years back and just got private transfers from and to the airport.
But we stayed a few mins walk from the beach and were happy to stay put for most of the ten days so didn’t really need a car.

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Campervan69 · 30/12/2021 23:40

If you get 2 small cars it's much cheaper. We are in Portugal right now. Got 2 fiat 500s through Goldstar for €45 each for the week. Bigger cars were much more expensive.

Also try Doyouspain for competitive car hire prices. And last minute seems to be cheaper. Book something you can cancel without penalty if prices go down.

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Campervan69 · 30/12/2021 23:41

Goldcar not Goldstar.

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cazzyg · 05/01/2022 11:31

What dates? There are a couple of Facebook pages that it would be worth posting on for suggestions.

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GoGoGretaDoll · 05/01/2022 11:41

Pollenca is always expensive, particularly in school holidays, so while you may be able to get a cheaper villa I wouldn't bank on it or spend days and days looking.

That's madness for car hire - taxis are cheap and there's an excellent bus service too. I'd look carefully and see if you can save that way. If for eg you have a pool and wouldn't leave the villa every day, taxis are probably going to be cheaper no?

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EmmaStone · 05/01/2022 16:45

People carriers are always much more expensive - could you do two smaller cars?

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EL1984 · 07/01/2022 12:55

I'm looking at booking port de pollenca for may and had thought we might just get a private transfer from the airport.
Is just my husband and 18mo son, I don't think we will do much tripping around when we are there and don't want the hassle of faffing around at a car hire place after the flight. Looks to be about €170 return (for a car) but I've not shopped around.

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Brycare · 07/01/2022 13:19

That sounds about right.
We used Zarza taxis and I think it was €160 return. Like yourselves we were happy to stay put in PP, so did not need a car.
We just did 2 trips by bus to Palma and Pollenca town - vey straightforward.
The previous year we paid €125 return with a company called Balearic Transfer but I think they may not be around anymore.

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ml01omm · 07/01/2022 13:34

Most places in Puerto Pollensa are walkable. You can get local buses up to Cap de Finisterre or to Alcudia or even Palma

We went last summer, and paid £250 for 7 days car hire direct with Thrifty, but some companies were quoting as high as £700.

I am dreaming of going back there on a day like today.

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Brycare · 07/01/2022 13:42

@ml01omm

Most places in Puerto Pollensa are walkable. You can get local buses up to Cap de Finisterre or to Alcudia or even Palma

We went last summer, and paid £250 for 7 days car hire direct with Thrifty, but some companies were quoting as high as £700.

I am dreaming of going back there on a day like today.

It is a lovely spot no doubt.
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Tal45 · 07/01/2022 13:43

We loved Majorca, the buses are excellent (although the drivers on the difficult coast roads are really miserable). A google search says the bus from the airport to PP is about 7 euros each. We did find the bus stops at the airport a bit confusing even though OH speaks Spanish, everywhere else they were easy though.

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EvelynBeatrice · 07/01/2022 14:43

It's hard to get quality family accommodation in PP. Don't know if would be too dear but you could take two apartments at Hoposa Pollensamar which is lovely little aparthotel on street behind the Pine Walk so two mins walk to beach. Hoposa group has various hotels too. My favourite is the Uyal but you'd need two rooms.

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EvelynBeatrice · 07/01/2022 14:47

Perfect resort for families incidentally. There's a tiny Italian on the pine walk right beside beach where kids can play in the sand when they've finished their pizza and still be within touching distance! Likewise there's an old square in old town Pollensa with restaurants all round it where Spanish and tourist kids play watched over by benevolent Spanish abuelas.
It's also worth you going to old town Alcudia one day to wander round the old streets and maybe walk a bit of the wall. V historic, lovely restaurants and little shops. I'm afraid that the car hire cost is a shocker at the moment!

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Brycare · 07/01/2022 15:11

@EvelynBeatrice

Perfect resort for families incidentally. There's a tiny Italian on the pine walk right beside beach where kids can play in the sand when they've finished their pizza and still be within touching distance! Likewise there's an old square in old town Pollensa with restaurants all round it where Spanish and tourist kids play watched over by benevolent Spanish abuelas.
It's also worth you going to old town Alcudia one day to wander round the old streets and maybe walk a bit of the wall. V historic, lovely restaurants and little shops. I'm afraid that the car hire cost is a shocker at the moment!

Would that restaurant you describe be Little Italy by any chance? I'm almost certain I read something recently that said it has unfortunately closed down.
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Campervan69 · 07/01/2022 16:59

I love the old towns of both Alcudia and Pollensa. Both are magical. There was a fiesta on when we were in Alcudia last time and I forced the kids to dance through the old streets behind the parade. They were bemused. I was nearly in tears it was so lovely.

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cazzyg · 07/01/2022 17:25

Little Italy had reopened last summer with a different name - Voramar 57 Pizzeria.

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EvelynBeatrice · 11/01/2022 18:51

Yes. Little Italy now has a different name; but it was still there in August 2021.

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