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A brand new beach for our Customers

Dear Customers,

Please take a look to the extraordinary new beach we have at Port de Sóller!

Port de Sóller, Es Través 2012-04

Port de Sóller’s promenade renovation works are almost finished. One of the most important tasks -despite the relocation of the tram path, which will require a new entry itself- has been the refurbishment of the Es Través beach, using very high quality sand made of pure silica without any trace of clay or gravel, which makes it especially clean and pleasant:

Arena de la playa de Es Través

Sand from Es Través beach. Source: Diario El Mundo

A total of 16.000 tons of sand have been brought from the Peninsula by ship, mixed with water and then pumped along several days:

Es Través is the closest beach to Hotel Portosoller. We celebrate that our Customers can enjoy all the charms of Mallorca just one step away from the hotel: hiking, magnificent views over the bay of Port de Sóller, gastronomy, music, quietness… and also an excellent beach. Check availability for your next holidays in this link.

Sincerely,

Pau Bori
Director

A beautiful snowfall

Dear Customers,

It is not rare to find some snow each winter in the Tramuntana’s heights. However, it is rare to find it in the beach. The cold wave has left some funny and amazing pictures:

And not only in Soller, this picture of palma de Mallorca’s Cathedral is quite astonishing:

Catedral de Palma, nevada

Several roads were blocked, and also the tunnel between Soller and Palma for a few hours. Of course, nothing comparable to the terrible effects provoked by the cold wave in other countries along North and East Europe, to whom we send a warm mediterranean hug.

Pau Bori
Director

2012: Minibar in all rooms

Dear Customers,

We listen to your suggestions! We have installed a minibars in all Hotel’s rooms, so you can enjoy a cool drink when arriving to your room.

Hotel Portosoller - Minibar

Best regards,

Pau Bori
Director

2012: New dining hall

Dear Customers,

The New Season 2012 is already here! As every year, we took advantage of year end’s closure to make some renewals in the Hotel, always aiming to provide you with the best service.

This was our spirit to fully renew the dining hall, much brighter and roomy now, with a new showcooking of fresh food. Click on the image below to watch some pictures from the gallery:

Do you like it? Come to the Hotel Portosoller and enjoy a tasty and healthy experience. Mallorca and the Port of Soller will show up even nicer!

Pau Bori
Director

More holidays

More Holidays

Dear Customers,

This year we aim to extend the season and let you enjoy more holidays, Tramuntana’s autumn and your hotel in Mallorca. Reservations are available till November 10th included. We look forward to meet you.

Pau Bori
Director

Electro-Bikes

We at Hotel Portosoller have a serious mind about environment care. We are always looking for the best ways to help our customers discover beautiful areas in Soller, the Port and the Tramuntana. For this reason we got these fantastic electric bikes for rent, ideal to ride around the hotel:

Hotel Portosoller, electro-bikes

These bikes can also be very, very funny…

Hotel Portosoller, electro-bikes

Thank you very much, Maike and Frederike!

Pau Bori
Director

Esclatabutzes!

Like every year, during next August the devils will come up from the core of the Earth to invade Sóller… Last year, the solleric photographer Pere Joan Oliver took these excellent pictures (please click on the image to open the show):

Correfocs, by @PereJoanOliver

Come to Sóller this year, and dare to dance under the sparks! Take a picture of yourself for Hotel Portosoller’s Flickr channel and we will give you a nice surprise.

Pau Bori
Director

Festival Port de Sóller 2011

Time flies! Here it is this year’s edition of the Festival de Música Clásica Port de Sóller, a must event for music and Port de Sóller lovers, and one of Hotel Portosoller customers’ choice for its beauty and elegance. Plan your holidays at Hotel Portosoller during the following dates to enjoy this year’s exceptional programme:

Vincent Trio

El Vincent Trio de la Filarmónica de Berlín participará en el Festival Port de Sóller 2011.

Saturday, September 24th 2011
Alexander Malter, piano
Works of Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Liszt

Saturday, October 1st 2011
Vincent Trio: Christian Stadelmann, violin, Dietmar Schwalke, cello, and Alexander Malter, piano
Works of Antonin Dvorak and Sergei Rachmaninow

Saturday, October 8th 2011
The Berlin Classic Chamber Ensemble (Kammerensemble Classic Berlin): Jochen Hoffmann, Flute; Matthias Höfele, Clarinet; Helge Bartholomäus, Bassoon; Tatjana Blome, Piano
An Italian Opera evening

Saturday, October 15th 2011
Tomasz Tomaszewski, Violin (Concertmaster Deutsche Oper Berlín) and Alexander Malter, piano
Works of Johann Sebastián Bach, Franz Schubert and Piotr Chaikovski

  • All concerts will take place at the Chapel of the old Monasterio de Santa Catalina (now Museu de la Mar – Map), Port de Sóller, at 19:30.
  • Tickets can be purchased in advance – recommended, due to the small capacity of the Chapel – dialing +34 971 631 440 (ticket office) or sending an e-mail to info@festivalportdesoller.com.

More information at Festival’s official website and Facebook page.

Pau Bori
Director

Geovideo - Directions to Portosoller Hotel from Sóller

Many of our customers come to Sóller by car, and sometimes they tell us that finding our hotel is not very easy. There is a reason, though: a number of online maps do not take in account that promenade is now closed to regular transit. Port of Sóller is now accessible via a new tunnel and a new street recently build, and in some cases they do not even appear in the maps.

For this reason we ordered a new video (a very special one) taken from a running car, to help our customers take the right direction along the way after the big (toll) Sóller tunnel:

OBEX GeoVideo


Some important hints:

  1. Minute 0:20 - First roundabout, direction Port. This was already so in order to come to the Port of Sóller and Hotel Portosoller, however we considered important that the city centre can no longer be accessed from this roundabout. Actually we encourage our customers to look for information before accessing the city centre by car, because many streets have reversed and there are some new semaphores.
  2. Minute 1:01 - Petrol station, on the right side.
  3. Minute 1:20 - Cetre St. is the main entrance to Sóller centre now. This crossing was a little dangerous, and it has been substituted by a new roundabout. This is also the access to the Healthcare Centre (PAC), first street on the right.
  4. Minute 1:54 - Another roundabout, go straight.
  5. Minute 2:06 - Go straight. On the left, exit to Deià and Valldemossa.
  6. Minute 2:31 - Another roundabout, and tram line crossing. Red light means ¡Warning!, tram is arriving and has the priority. If light is yellow, priority is the same as in any other roundabout.
  7. Minute 2:48 - ‘Monument’ roundabout, go straight. We recommend you to ask about the facts remembered with this monument, you maybe would like to come back to Sóller during the first days of May! In this roundabout, on the right, is the exit to Monasterio de Lluc, a must see during your stay in Sóller.
  8. Minute 3:28 - An important milestone, this tunnel did not exist a few years ago and does not appear in some maps! Please go straight into the tunnel, the exit on the right leads to En Repic beach. Remember, the promenade is now closed to regular transit.
  9. Minute 5:01 - A new roundabout when exiting the tunnel, please take the third exit, direction Port.
  10. Minute 5:28 - Another roundabout, go straight along the boulevard and take first right. You will pass betweeen the football pitch (on the right) and a parking (on the left). On a regular basis this parking is free, i.e. is full.
  11. Minute 6:06 - At the end of the street turn left. There is a small square (Joan Miró) with some a few trees in the middle. Go straight (uphill), leaving the bar called Es Cantó on your left. Xaloc is a two way narrow street, please take care.
  12. Minute 6:38 - At the crossing go straight, uphill. Left side steret leads to the Port, please don’t miss it during your stay.
  13. Minute 6:53 - Our magnificent view over Port of Sóller bay comes after climbing up this street towards the Hotel… Beware this curve, it is very sharp and narrow.
  14. Minute 7:20 - The parking’s entrance is on your right. ¡Welcome to Hotel Portosoller!

Note: Did you have fun watching this video? If so, please do not miss the fantastic work done by our friends at Obex (Outdoor Business Experiences): press the big blue “Play” button in this link in order to synchronize the video image with the exact geographical position and the height at any moment. Imagine the possibilities offered by this new technology to select or repeat routes by car, bike, or foot, find lost people, or recommend places, restaurants, shops… Obex has won this year’s Mallorca’s Young Entrepreneur Award, and we are proud to collaborate with them to provide Hotel Portosoller’s customers with an excellent service.

Pau Bori
Director

Almonds in blossom

Dear Customers,

Along February we will enjoy again one of the most beautiful Nature scenes in Majorca:

Primeros brotes


Primeros brotes


Un almendro completamente blanco

I took these pictures during a recent visit to the Technological Park of The Balearic Islands, ParcBIT. I could not resist the beauty of the first blossoms of the season, even though the day was cloudy. In one or two weeks all the almond trees will be fully white in Majorca. Don’t miss them, and discover the most beautiful corners of Sierra de Tramuntana hiking together with Hotel Portosoller’s official mountain guide, Cathérine de Mulder.

Kind regards,

Pau Bori
Director