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Founded in 1929, our priority at Hotel Illa d´Or has always been to offer our clients our most exclusive consideration and personal treatment. We have strived to adapt to the times and reinvent ourselves constantly, by incorporating the most modern comforts to the classical spirit and character of the hotel. Our efforts have been duly awarded with numerous distinctions as well as national and international recognition.

You will be seduced by the extraordinary beauty and tranquillity of this wonderful place where we will offer you experiences and sensations to add to your most cherished memories.

Our most discerning guests will be pleasantly surprised and delighted by the varied choice of cuisine from our exterior restaurant “La Terrassa” or from our interior restaurant "1929", as well as a “Gin & Tonic Corner” and expansive terraces looking out onto the bay.

Location and surroundings
Hotel Illa d´Or can be found 1,5 km from the centre of Puerto de Pollensa by the beach of Albercux, 4 km from the fabulous Formentor peninsula, 8 km from Pollensa town and 10 km from the coves of Cala San Vicente.

A gentle stroll along the Pine walk by the side of the sea, shaded by one hundred year old pine and tamarind trees, will take you to the centre of Puerto Pollensa. At the Yacht Club you will find all kinds of water sports available, windsurfing, snorkelling, diving, dinghy sailing, fishing and kayaking amongst others.

Hotel Illa d´Or is framed by all the hues of blue of the Mediterranean on one side and by the majestic mountains of the Tramuntana range on the other. Declared World Heritage site by the UNESCO in 2011, this is a great base for all sorts of mountain activities, hiking of varying degrees of difficulty and length, canyoning, climbing, coastering and caving.

The unique coastal geography of the area means you have 10 amazing beaches with crystalline waters to enjoy nearby, some of which can only be reached on foot, and all of which are veritable havens of natural beauty.


History

The Hotel and family of Illa d´Or have been fortunate to live some extraordinary times since it was founded in 1929. We have published a book to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Hotel Illa d´Or and tell its story from its inauguration up until 2004. It will be sure to entertain and satisfy the curiosity of most. Please find the electronic version available for download below.  

ILLA D'OR 75 ANIVERSARIO 

The Illa d'Or Hotel counts among its guests with a range of public personalities, from actors, musicians, sportsmen, authors, etc... Here we offer you a short review of some of our most famous visitors:

 

WRITERS:

  • Carmen de Icaza
  • Miguel Ángel Asturias (Nobel Prize for Literature)
  • Thomas Bernhard (Philosopher)
  • Antonio Muñoz Molina
  • Elvira Lindo

JOURNALISTS:

  • Victoria Prego
  • Luis del Olmo
  • Ana Rosa Quintana
  • Antonio Hidalgo

ACTORS:

  • Anthony Quayle
  • Jameson Clark
  • Jayne Seymour
  • Raúl Julià
  • Ricky Fulton
  • Felix de Pomes
  • Antoñita Colomé

POP SINGERS:

  • Ricky Martin
  • Annie Lennox

CLASSICAL MUSIC ARTISTS:

  • Natascha Trofimowa ( Prima Ballerina from the “ Münchner Staatsoper”)
  • Nicanor Zabaleta
  • Nahum Sluszny

PERSONALITIES FROM THE ART WORLD, PAINTING & SCULPTURE:

  • Helga de Alvear ( Art Gallery director)
  • José Palmeiro ( Painter)
  • Hans Bloch ( Painter)
  • Ian Fleming ( Painter) 
  • Lorenzo Quinn ( Sculpture) 

Sports:

  • Paquito Fernández Ochoa ( Skiing)
  • Luís Aragonés ( Football) 
  • John B. Toshack (Football)
  • Colin McRae ( Rallies) 
  • Steve MacManaman ( Football)
  • Eusebio Sacristán ( Football)

POLITICIANS:

  • Joaquim Molins
  • Joaquin Almunia


QUALITY AND ENVIRONMENT

Environmental commitment

In an environment as privileged as the Tramuntana mountain range, declared World heritage site by the UNESCO, Hotel Illa d´Or and its entire staff stand out for their unwavering compromise, love for the land and respect for their natural surroundings.

The Hotel Illa d´Or has seen many changes in the years since it was founded in 1929, and for this very reason and due to a deep rooted sense of belonging, the family of Hotel Illa d´Or has fought to maintain and preserve the natural surroundings of Pollença.

Hotel Illa d´Or supports a high quality and environmentally active management system based on respectful and sustainable practices, at all levels and in all departments. By choosing our suppliers, equipment and personnel with care we aim to be the least environmentally aggressive as possible.

A coherent buying policy, energy and water saving methods, efficient technical systems, and good internal practices transmitted to our entire personnel team; these are only some examples of our philosophy. We are aware of how important our activity is and its environmental impact on the area we live, and so we wish to preserve this privileged legacy, a veritable gift of nature, for generations to come.

Illa d'Or Hotel has the recognition in Quality of SICTED and Environment surveys of Travellife.

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