The first of our summer adventures this year has been a trip to Mallorca to see the newly refurbished Iberostar Alcudia Park hotel.
The Iberostar Alcudia Park is a beachfront property offering family-friendly, all-inclusive accommodation, a short 30-minute drive from the airport.
We arrived at the Iberostar Alcudia Park late at night, after a horribly delayed flight. There’s no car park for guests, but were able to find a space for our hire car on the street next to the hotel.
Our room was in Building One, and was a double. Our room had a double bedroom with a separate lounge, and bathroom. As a corner room we were very lucky. There were two balconies, one with a view over the pool, the other with a sea view.
The hotel itself is a “U” shape, set around the pool, facing the beach. This means half the rooms will overlook the pool or the ocean – but those facing the outer side of the hotel won’t have much of a view at all.
The room facilities are great, with air-conditioning, free WiFi for up to three devices, and two flat screen TVs. The bed was comfortable, and I thought the inclusion of lots of USB charging points was a great nod towards families’ needs.
There is also a mini fridge in the lounge, which was stocked with soft drinks, water and beer. As all-inclusive guests these were complimentary, but the fridge wasn’t refilled during our stay. But it was useful to have a fridge to keep cold drinks that we’d purchased locally.
Iberostar Alcudia Park Room Tour
My one criticism of our room at Iberostar Alcudia Park is the storage. There is only one small double wardrobe, and I think that would be difficult if you were staying for a week or longer, with two suitcases of clothes. There’s a safe inside the wardrobe but you do need to pay an additional daily fee at the reception if you want to use it.
Food and Drink
Most of the guests at the hotel are on an all-inclusive package. You can book this through your tour operator, or with the hotel upon arrival.
There’s a large restaurant in the middle of the hotel, where breakfast and dinner are served. We ate breakfast here each morning and there’s a huge choice. As you’d expect at a 4* resort, you’ll find pastries, pancakes, cereals, fruit, continental breakfast options and fresh smoothies.
During the day, there’s a snack bar and large patio between the pool and beach. You can get drinks and ice creams here. At lunchtime, they lay out a buffet of pizza, fries and salads to choose from.
Personally, I think if you visit an island like Mallorca, it’s a shame to only eat at a resort. Even if the food is amazing, part of the fun of a trip is exploring the local cuisine.
The Iberostar Alcudia Park is a 15-minute drive from the gorgeous town of Pollensa. Head for the old town square, which is lined by restaurants and overlooked by a 13th Century church. At night, the kids play football and ride scooters in the square, and there’s a lovely social atmosphere.
Beaches and Entertainment
The Iberostar Alcudia Park has a spectacular location. The hotel is situated right on the beach, and the water here is perfect for children. The water is warm and shallow well out from the beach, making is extremely safe.
On the beach there are sun loungers, which you can pay to hire for the day. There’s also an inflatable water play area just off-shore, which provides endless entertainment for little ones. As a guest at the hotel you can hire a range of watersports kit – there are kayaks, paddle boards and snorkelling gear for hire by the hour.
Within the hotel, there’s a large outdoor pool, and a smaller indoor pool. The main pool is quite deep but there’s an adjoining toddler pool and a small slide area for younger children. We spotted the animations team each day, leading the kids’ clubs in a range of games and activities.
There are a couple of adult-centric facilities we didn’t try. The Iberostar Alcudia Park boasts its own spa, with a range of beauty treatments. There is also a roof-top sun lounge with a hot tub and it’s own bar. It’s widely featured on the hotel’s website. But this is only for adults, and only those staying in the most expensive block of the hotel, so we only got to glimpse it from the balcony of our own room.
This summer, young guests at the Iberostar can join in with the Star Camp activity programme, which offers more than 140 activities designed to be lots of fun, but encourage positive development. So the programme is designed to encourage things like team-working, empathy and environmental care.
What this means in practice is that children will have the chance to be creative and make giant, collaborative art works. Another day, they might be taking a cookery class, creating an obstacle course on the beach, or going on an eco-friendly hike.
One day each week is designed to focus on the ocean. Your children might be taking part in games and activities that help them learn about pollution, sustainability or recycling. At each Iberostar property, the kids clubs are grouped into three age categories. These are aged 4-7, 8 to 12 and 13 to 17.
Iberostar Alcudia Park: Overall Review
The Alcudia Park is a spotlessly clean, family-friendly hotel in a fabulous location.
We loved the light, airy feel of the hotel, and the beautiful beach. The location of this hotel is pretty tough to beat!
I also think Alcudia is a great space for exploring Mallorca. It’s a short drive from Pollensa, with loads of restaurants and a lovely weekend market. It’s also an easy trip to the Formentor Peninsula, which is home to one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
Alcudia, Mallorca with Kids
Here’s a quick video from Flea’s YouTube channel showing a bit more of the hotel and the surrounding area:
For more information check out the Iberostar Alcudia Park website, or follow their Instagram feed!