I’m always wary of recommending but below are businesses I do not hesitate to trust.
PORTALS PREMIER LAUNDRY
Everything looking a bit shabby now the Christmas decorations have been taken down? Portals Premier Laundry is my first stop for specialist cleaning for all your clothes, household and boat soft furnishings. Their revolutionary state-of-the-art new machines with high-tech wash programs can achieve virtual miracles. Also hailed as being the most eco-friendly on the market. Sweaty pillows returned plumped up free of any lurking bugs. Their wide range of cleaning services include ironing, in-situ rug and carpet cleaning and an antibacterial wash formula using highest quality products. Collection and delivery of cleaning island wide, catering to the yachting industry, restaurants and hotels. 24 hour hotline 606 859 560.
Thanks to TVMed I now have unlimited high speed 4g internet and endless quality television channels, including I’m told 30,000 films in English. Six-month packages available. Any problems (storms etc) and they dash back to fix it for a minimal charge. So for excellent TV and Internet, plus outstanding technical support at an affordable price, do give them a ring on:971 416 565 English 687 493 804 Spanish 659 130 628.
TRIPLE A RENTALS
For those wary of booking a reasonably priced hire car online, only to find yourself being forced to pay a fortune for insurance, an extra driver, child seats, late arrival etc. I highly recommend Triple A Rentals. This long-established family-owned business prides itself on: No hidden extras and no charge for adding drivers or baby seats. No deposits required. Ever accommodating, they are equally happy to arrange a long term, monthly or weekly deal. Van rentals available. Also included is free delivery to all ports. Above Puerto Portals Tel: 971 67 55 39.
BODHANA WELLNESS CENTRE above Puerto portals
The perfect gift, their vouchers make highly appreciated festive presents! Bodhana is a haven to relax for body and soul, on hand 7 days a week with a wide variety of treatments, to massage away painful muscles, ease tension, and generally promote well-being. Highly trained therapists are always on call to accommodate spontaneous bookings and walk-in clients. Mobile therapists also available for home and boat visits, specialising in the highest standard of holistic treatments. Open 9:00-20:00 during the week:11:00-19:00 on weekends. 971 676 469.
(Including babysitting) Looking for qualified childcare to enjoy a festive date-night? Sally’s Angels offer highly trained support and care from beginning to end of life. Post operative care, as well as highly qualified nannies and babysitters. For the elderly, unwell or homebound there are trained nurses, midwives, carers and companions to help with all necessary to ensure independence and comfort at home. Nothing too much trouble. These are real life Angels! Tel: 971 691 187/619 070 100.
TIP TOP MALLORCA
New year refurbishments? For over 35 years offering top quality products, reliable experienced installation and helpful aftercare. Their innovative concertina mosquito doors have been a life-changer! They fitted my awnings brilliantly, and I am forever grateful for the special sound-proofed bedroom windows they recently installed that have been tested to the extreme. Also installing all the latest innovative products for sun protection to the highest specification German award winning Markilux awnings and Corradi Pergola systems. For experience, quality and advice I always advise Tip Top. Tel: 971 693 004.
DENISE BEAUTY, Portals Nous
Looking for the best facial and grooming? Denise is always my first stop for all beauty treatments. Also offering prized gift vouchers. You can relax knowing she uses only quality products and therapists you can trust for nails and skin. Top-quality brands Guinot, Gelish, Biodroga, Revitalash, Sans Soucis, Shellac, Corpora and Montibello. For 31 years incorporating the newest technology, using top products on the market. Denise herself is a qualified chiropodist. Enjoy the tranquillity and wonderful aroma of the products. Tel: 971 677 136.
The Mallorca property market is booming, especially for estate Agent Graham Baxter who keeps his ears to the ground. Indeed, there’s very little he doesn’t know or can’t find. Graham founded Baxter Marine in Puerto Portals 30 years ago and has been 40 years in the property business. His experience of local real estate exceptional, plus his enthusiasm to find the perfect property for each client, whether it be renting, buying or selling. “I love the business and am very knowledgeable of the values of real estate, together with new and second-hand yachts. “I like to help people live their dreams …it’s all about LIVIN!” His stylish office, opposite the Marina Portals Hotel, Portals Nous Tel:971 400 961/622 434 388.
WEBBS INTERNATIONAL REMOVALS
Webbs are highly specialised in moving all types of goods between the UK and the Balearics. Taking great pride in being fully legal, licenced and reliable, they have painlessly moved endless family’s possessions in both directions. Each item carefully packed to ensure everything arrives in perfect condition. Tel:971 693 566/619 247 823.