Travel Blogs from San Agustin
Monday, 6/2/2014. Short trip to Mallorca and then off we were to Copenhagen. Here are a few shots from our plane.
... This town talks money.
JK and I managed to get ourselves lost once again -we're blaming the map we had as we couldn't find one landmark on it and we lost all the tourists we were following. Nothing new for us -getting lost is one thing we're really good at!
Back to Tunisia -I think I did it a disservice as looking at the promo video last night it did look quite stunning but the port area certainly did nothing to encourage one to go further.
Just having a wee drink ...
... the city sightseeing tour. The first stop was right at the port side so we 'hopped' on! We saw some beautiful parts of Palma, including the Cathedral. Headed back to the ship about 3.30. It was nice and quiet as we were not sailing again until 8pm so most people were still off ...
... street, Las Ramblas, where we can drink our wine!
We took the hop-on hop-off bus to the Sagrada Familia, a church which has been under construction for over a hundred years and probably has another hundred to go. The architect is long gone, but he left elaborate plans, and his work continues. He was inspired by nature, and you can see how elements in the church have been patterned after trees and plants. The ...
... on the bus to get to the caves, and we saw some really beautiful scenery on the way. Lots of olive trees and almond trees. That's one of my favorite parts of traveling in Europe. Every country is unique. By the way, we were invited to come back to Palma for two weeks in December--one week to pick the almonds and one week to go to the beach. Sounds good to me!
We met some new people from ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Belvedere San Agustin
Just got back from a wonderful weeks holiday staying at the Belvedere. The location is somewhat in a residencial area so there is no rowdy nights of the town life.The hotel provides a coach every half hour, free of charge that takes you to Magaluf or Palmanova.
It wa fab
our holiday wa realy good except if u want a sun
bed then you will hav to get up pretty early:P like most hotels.......we will be going again ... very clean, staff are very friendly, we met allllllllooooaadddda m8s when we went i went with my wife and 4 children the children were emily=2 laura=4, ben =6 and jamie=8 absoloutly loved it n went home and there friends got bored of hearing about our holiday as we talked about it to much but then again they will be on there way there now!!!!!
dont just take it from us go your self!!!!!!!
Before I went to Belvedere I read some of the reports on this site and was wary initially. After being there I can only say that it was brilliant. The food was varied and catered for all tastes and was plentiful. It was extremely well presented with artistic displays made from fresh produce. My favorite was the swans on the dessert table one evening. The staff smile and talk if you make the effort to be pleasant to them. We had no problems and came home with contact details for some of the wonderful staff we got to know. Some holidaymakers were under the impression that you could almost demand a drink at the bar without even so much as a por favor. Remember when you go that a smile is infectious. Courtesy costs nothing and if you make an effort with Spanish it will be appreciated.
I visited the Hotel Belvedere in Salou, Spain (nearest Airport Reus). Its a very large 3* hotel and met with all my requirements. The rooms were clean and airy and most had balconies. The hotel staff were very courteous and linen was changed daily. The Hotel has an outdoor pool, childrens play area, gym, jacuzzi, mini-shop and restaurant. We stayed half board and were more than impressed with the selection of foods on offer at breakfast, lunch and dinner times. There was so much to choose from even the fussiet eater could not complain, I left after 5 days with an extra 5lbs of weight, excellent. Don't forget to visit the wonderful Port Aventura Theme Park and Costa Caribe Water Park. An excellent family holiday. Loads of places nearby to eat, drink and shop.
Well.....what a week! Personally, I thought the hotel was fab - the cleanliness stands out above everything. Staff are very friendly and helpful especially when your shower breaks and floods the room! However, we were given a much larger room (useful when there are 3 sharing) with a better view and bigger balcony. (Remember room no. 822!). The key system is annoying as you have to use the key to power the room and if you slam the door before taking it out - you're locked out! However, reception are used to this and will provide a new key with no problems. The entertainment people are friendly and enthusiastic. Wide range of activities provided to suit everyone.
Just got back from two weeks at the belvedere and have to say i was very impressed apart from the the guests from other countries who were quite rude! Entertainment staff are fantastic they have a lot to put up with but really tried to keep us entertained, if you are there for two weeks you might get a bit bored though. food was ok but cayered more to non english people but it was nice all the same, its good to try other countries food. it was good with the free bus into palma nova as san agustin was very quiet. hotel was very clean, the staff were friendly and i would not hesitate to book there again. if you want a quiet relaxing holiday then this is for you if you have kids they might get a bit bored although the mini club is fantastic.FANTASTIC HOLIDAY WE WILL BE BACK!!!!
I went to the Belvedere at the start of April 2004. I think it was the first week that they had been open for the season and it was initially quite quiet, with only a couple of hundred guests. The hotel was clean, staff polite and the food was good (not great!), but I thought it was very good value for money. The kids really enjoyed themselves, and the kids club was great for the over fives. Evening entertainment was a bit poor.