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Winter opening
« on: October 26, 2013, 14:30:25 PM »
Headlines in today's DB that Ses Pins are biting the bullet and staying open all winter . Thought I heard that before??? but let's wait and see.

There are notices that Cappucciono are open all winter as well .

 Be interesting to see how it all pans out

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Re: Winter opening
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2013, 14:34:38 PM »
Yep, MB replied to me on Cappucino. Not too sure how that is going to work on their outside space in the rain and cold, but hardy visitors will manage to huddle under the heaters or order their drinks from them just inside, so should be ok.  I wish they would change their heaters though, they look lovely, but don't really give out much heat!!  :-[
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Re: Winter opening
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2013, 19:08:42 PM »
I'm still a bit cynical, BD

 After four weeks of fixed costs with little income just see how their resolve holds .

Hope to be proved wrong, but let's see??

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Re: Winter opening
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2013, 09:59:47 AM »
Last year I seem to recall that Eolo, Mar Calma and (I think) Ses Pins said they were opening through the winter. None of them did so, as you say BL, we'll see. And, BD, I can think of nothing worse than sitting outside Cappuccino in the wet and cold, heaters or no being ripped off by their overpriced service. I'd be in the old town and sit in El Moixet by their stove, join the locals and stay very warm and dry. Their coffee is better by far!

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Re: Winter opening
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2013, 13:05:44 PM »
Very true Tonsyl about Can Moixet - one of my favourite places, especially when most of the tourists have gone home and the locals take back over again  :)

I'm just hoping that the owners of the Hotel Sis Pins will tailor their winter offer to suit a different type of clientele.....there is plenty of scope for them to advertise in walking magazines, bird watching mags, cycling and 'get-away-from-it-all' magazines in order to attract new customers. 

I think it will be brilliant to have a bit more life along the front  in Puerto Pollensa during the winter months so totally support them in their endeavours.  It should be relatively easy for them to close a couple of floors or sections of the hotel down when guest numbers are low and thereby reduce some of their fixed overheads.  It would be great if they would consider hosting some music events in the hotel lounge too and attract some of the locals as customers.

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Re: Winter opening
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2013, 15:00:18 PM »
I don't disagree! Just suggesting it could be interesting for some people who may like to have the option. Personally November is all about chunky food for us with meals out with friends.  :D
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Re: Winter opening
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2013, 16:39:42 PM »
Whole heartedly agree Mary about the possible diversity in tourism opportunities for the Port. It needs more than one hotel to wave the flag as it were and/or a tour operator to back them up. I see that Jet2 are going to do cycling holidays next year BUT their first flight is not until late March. Monarch, with their tour operating arm are deserting Palma for much of the winter, as are nearly all UK "low cost" carriers. Thus the chances of filling hotels with whatever specialised activities is limited. The other nationals operators may be the way forward as I think, at least, Air Berlin will have a half decent service throughout the winter. Maybe if the Eolo or Mar Calma were to decide to stay open, and hold with the decision there would then be a semblance of activity in the heart of the place and the organisers of the specialist activities might latch on, if brought into the discussions.

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Re: Winter opening
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2013, 21:59:28 PM »
Just noticed today that the Eolo Hotel has a sign up stating that they are open all year so that is good news. 
So that is the Eolo Hotel, Pension Bellavista, Marina Apartments and the Hotel sis Pins all open during the winter and spring  ;D