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Mark
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PostSubject: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Aug 07, 2010 1:38 pm

The Twin hotels of Mirlos and Tordos, of the Sol group of hotels, are consistently rated highly on TA.
This is mainly due to the family friendly atmosphere of the place, and also the not too near but not too far siting of the hotels. As with a lot of Sol hotels, there is a ‘Flintstone’ theme running through.

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It’s just a two minute walk to the beach (the middle of the three Palmanova beaches) where there are banana boats and water sports, and just a five minute walk before the liveliness of Magaluf commences.

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The hotel of Mirlos had a ground floor fire during close season a few years ago, so the reception and ground floor bar area of this hotel has been completely renovated and is modern, airy, and bright. There are several large wall mounted plasma TV’s located throughout the bar area and pretty much all sports are watchable.

Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel 100_0260 The old main pool of Tordos

Traditionally, the hotel of Tordos houses All Inclusive guests, whilst the Mirlos has guests on Half Board, although this is not strictly adhered to any longer. Guests can use the facilities of either hotel; there are no barriers or feelings of going to a different hotel as it is all in one.

Each hotel has its own kitchen and the food is rated as good by many of the guests, many who return year after year.

Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel 100_1059 The kids get their own dining area.

The hotels had an external revamp a couple of years ago, and the old main pool area has given way to a much bigger stage, a kidney shaped ‘adult’ pool (so named as it is all one depth, 1.2m) and a long stretching ‘lagoon’ style pool to the rear of the Mirlos, which previously housed gardens and a children’s play area. The children’s pool area has also been revamped and now features the highly popular ‘splash zones’ where water jets spring from the ground and buckets are topped up before spilling their contents over people underneath.

Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel HolidayMajorcaJune2009035 Tordos new deck.

Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel 100_0604 The new lagoon pool at the rear of the Mirlos

Day time events are plentiful, something for everyone.

Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel 100_1053 The staff dress the kids up for Cowboys and Indians type games, the 'baddies' get thrown in the pool!

There is an ‘upstairs’ sun deck above the Tordos lounge that offers a quieter environment for the book readers and sun worshippers.

The nightly stage shows are amongst the best in Mallorca, with tribute acts, fun and games, and movie tribute shows (laid on by the entertainment staff themselves). The Disney tributes such as Beauty and the Beast being particularly good.

Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel 100_0632 'Lady Ga-Ga'
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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Aug 07, 2010 2:00 pm

I've also put a short video up on you tube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6HozuH64uA
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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Aug 07, 2010 3:19 pm

You have done it yet again, not only a great review with photo's, but a video to boot. Well done mate. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Aug 07, 2010 5:19 pm

Excellent review Mark
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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeFri Oct 07, 2011 2:14 pm

I stayed at Sol Mirlos again this year for the meet.Since last year my room had been re-furbished.All the old-fashioned dark stained wood (eg doors/wardrobes/headboard/dressing table) had been replaced with light oak coloured wood.New Grohe shower over the bath.

Still the same giant pre-historic bedroom non-flat screen TV (not that I switched it on once),still no fridge.

For a 3* I thought it was excellent value.No problems with the food apart from the Full English.I had it the first morning but leathery fatty bacon,watery baked beans,cheap under-cooked sausages.Good choice of cold breakfast items including cold meats,cheeses, fresh fruit.Wide choice of food at lunch and dinner.Their paella which I had once for lunch and once for dinner was as good as any I have had in an hotel. To restaurant standard I would say.

Use of their computers 5 euros per hour.Steep!
No WiFi.

I stayed All Inclusive and at check in paid an extra 8 euros per day to upgrade to Gold All Inclusive.No difference to the food,it's the same for everyone,but it meant I could have branded gin,Larios,Beefeater or Gordons and bottled tonic (instead of unknown gin and draught tonic on the standard AI list) and Strongbow.I did not see one other gold wristband so quite clearly the standard All Inclusive (red wristband) is very acceptable.Vodka seemed to be the most popular spirit but as I don't drink it I can only assume it was good.

I paid £215 for 5 nights single occupancy of a double room with balcony,All Inclusive.Booked in the Travel Republic sale.

I recommend it if 3* is good enough for you.I would return in a heartbeat-and probably will!
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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeFri Oct 07, 2011 3:02 pm

Nice one WS we are staying there in August for 4 nights and cant wait. Good honest review as always cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Oct 08, 2011 11:45 am

Did you not try the fresh cooked omelettes for breakfast WS?

If you go to the cold meat section, you can chop up your own Ham Onions Tomatoes etc/whatever, take it to the fry up lady, and she will cook your omelette with your pre prepared ingredients in it. Eat
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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Oct 08, 2011 12:53 pm

Yes its a thought that doesn't enter your mind, Mark, good idea
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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Oct 08, 2011 2:40 pm

Didn't occur to me either.Would have done that because in the Marbella 4* hotels we stayed at in Feb and June this year the omlette chef had all the various fillings ready at his station eg cheese,ham,onion,tomato,capsicum.Is it just me or do Spanish eggs have more flavour than British eggs? For sure Spanish chicken has more flavour.Not as much meat but what there is on the chicken tastes better.Probably not been pumped up with hormones.

Is a restaurant/BBQ grill on the front in Pto Pollensa called Corb Mari.I'll bet del knows it.Right at the start of Pine Walk by Voramar supermarket.In a former life I was in there with my gf and we both ordered half a BBQ spit-roasted chicken with green salad and chips.When it arrived on the plate it looked really scrawny, very small breasts (I always pick 'em! Laughing ) so I said to gf this isn't going to satisfy me.The flavour was superb.As she said it had probably been running around a farmyard 48 hrs earlier instead of being force-fed in a tiny cage.So when I had polished it off I ordered another half(without the salad and chips).Joyous memories.


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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Oct 08, 2011 3:03 pm

I have to be honest and say I struggled with the food at the Mirlos. I am not a lover of salad, cheese or cold meats so was a bit restricted to the hot meals. I found many of the hot dishes very salty but that is probably because we use very little when cooking at home. I ended up eating chicken nugggets a couple of times which I usually wouldn't touch with a bargepole. Most of my issues were down to personal taste but often the vegtables had been recycled from the day before and for me this doesn't make me feel that guests are valued. You could see that the peas were a mix of fresh and dried up (inedible). I would not have expected my cat to eat dried up left overs so why is it good enough for paying guests. It was a good hotel in general but I think we have decided that all inclusive is definately not for us when going away minus any children.


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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Oct 08, 2011 3:04 pm

Can't remember the restaurant Wirral only ate on the front and in the square
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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Oct 08, 2011 4:33 pm

Thanks for that info Roamer, We have booked via Sol Melia but can cancel it at anytime without being charged. But its booked up and if something comes along in the meantime we could always change it.

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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Oct 08, 2011 5:27 pm

Was there no 'show cooking' Roamer? Someone cooking chicken breasts or pork chops or fish fillets on the grill in front of you?
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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Oct 08, 2011 5:36 pm

must say i agree with roamer,jan and i struggled too.

we thought it may have us being picky,but were glad when we were invited to eat out twice,probably would have anyway.

apart from the food the hotel was good,friendly staff,very clean,good location,great pools.

will do a full review soon and have lots of photo's
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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Oct 08, 2011 5:45 pm

Yes there was at least one cook seeing to steaks/chops/fish.Also usually a roast being carved.But none when I was in the resto when it was Roast Lamb which I love.Mr and Mrs Y told me it was delish hitting himself

And why do the Spanish call Gammon "Pork".I know gammon was pork once and I like Roast Pork but not Roast Gammon.I got caught out twice with that but I should have guessed from the colour of the meat.Pinky Pork means gammon.
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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Oct 08, 2011 5:50 pm

Mark wrote:
Was there no 'show cooking' Roamer? Someone cooking chicken breasts or pork chops or fish fillets on the grill in front of you?

Yes and I did have Salmon once and chicken breast from the Chef. These were good. The other times I checked this out there only seemed to be fish which was swimming in grease. Overly greasy food is another big turn off for me. I would have said the food was fine because I know I am very fussy but I felt compelled to mention the recycled vegetable thing because I do love my veg and had very little all week. It sounds like a small thing but if I was served food like that in a restaurant, I wouldn't give them my buisness again. I know AI do what they do for a really good price but that was a step too far IMO and swayed my overall impressions.

The puddings were good though. I ended up eating mainly puddings when at the hotel.
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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Oct 08, 2011 6:30 pm

Well I could live on puddings so thats me sorted lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Oct 08, 2011 6:51 pm

I think you have summed up all AI that I've stayed in Roamer and that's why I prefer to eat out with my choice of food and not theirs. I know Wirral likes RUI's and perhaps you would too with the salads but I find AI food repetitive and boring but this is where our taste all different.
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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Oct 08, 2011 7:20 pm

Yes you cant beat a steak pie chips and mushy peas cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Oct 08, 2011 7:27 pm

healthy eating at its best..........................! smile
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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Oct 08, 2011 9:44 pm

Yes Riu hotels (Head Office is in Majorca)are good but they are all considerably more expensive than Sol Mirlos.That is one reason why the food in Riu is so much better.But roamer said she doesn't like salad.Note-No Riu hotels in Palma Nova or Magalluf.Illetas is the nearest where the Hayzer entourage stayed this time.I agree with roamer about the veg.Were very poor.But the paella was top rate did you try that? Don't holiday in Austria you don't get green veg.
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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Oct 08, 2011 9:46 pm

Daryn that snap is disgusting.Just like Mark's of the caff in Selsey that serves gargantuan helpings.
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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Oct 08, 2011 10:01 pm

WirralScouse wrote:
Yes Riu hotels (Head Office is in Majorca)are good but they are all considerably more expensive than Sol Mirlos.That is one reason why the food in Riu is so much better.But roamer said she doesn't like salad.Note-No Riu hotels in Palma Nova or Magalluf.Illetas is the nearest where the Hayzer entourage stayed this time.I agree with roamer about the veg.Were very poor.But the paella was top rate did you try that? Don't holiday in Austria you don't get green veg.

I tried the paella on the arrival. I was excited because there had been a distinct lack of paella at the Don Pedro and I do like it. I found it very salty and very greasy.Even too greasy for ramblinman who gets annoyed by my food issues. Probably should have had another go as it may have been a one off but it put me off. I know i'm a bit of a nightmare
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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Oct 08, 2011 10:08 pm

If you don't salt your food at home I suggest you will find most food outside too salty.And paella is cooked in olive oil so will appear greasy.I am the opposite to you.Although it is unhealthy I add salt to food.
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PostSubject: Re: Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel   Sol Mirlos Tordos Hotel Icon_minitimeSat Oct 08, 2011 10:35 pm

i don't want to go on about the food too much as when i've time i will do a full review.i remember that the lamb with mint sauce was very nice,but i also remember trying some kind of stew and i had to spit out a mouthful of meet as it was too fatty and chewy,so out it went into a napkin,that put me right off so i left it then and had a pudding

i try to eat healthy but struggled,hardly any nice veg,one day i had to resort to pizza and chips (rubbish food).filled the gap is all i can say.

to sum up i would return,only if the price was really cheap,and then be prepared to eat out now and then

off topic now,we have stayed at the tobago twice,rubbish food,can't eat it.would return for the right price,just eat out,says it all

the best a/i food we ever had in majorca was the hotel in cala vinas,called the same,used to be a sentido i think.very good choices,boy did we put weight on

our hearts are set on s/c next year,so much more fun eating/drinking out with the mf gang
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