Buy local here in Mallorca
I know many of you will be thinking about football this morning. However, returning home may also require specialist help. Are your clothes and upholstery in need of a refresh? Are you looking for a reliable satellite TV to watch sports or your favorite series? Maybe your knives need a good sharpening (too hot to be new) or you are looking for a solution to mosquitoes that feast on while you sleep. These pages are intended to help those who have no time to make mistakes. So, after 35 years on the island, I thought to share from my own directory services proven by personal experience. Just break up this list and save it for future use.
1 TIP TOP MAJORCA
Never disappointed me. For more than 35 years, offering top quality products, reliable and experienced installation and helpful follow-up. Their innovative accordion screen doors have changed lives! They brilliantly installed my awnings 15 years ago, and I’m still grateful for the special soundproof bedroom windows they recently installed that have been tested to the extreme. Indeed, they offer all the latest innovative products, from sun shades to award-winning German Markilux awnings to the highest specification and Corradi pergola systems. For the experience, the quality and the advice, I always recommend the first stop, Tip Top. Phone. : 971 693 004
2 TV UK MAJORCA
Think it’s time to install the Internet or satellite TV? Call Chris and Brian from UK TV Mallorca. They have been providing excellent one-off service since 1999, with all work done by highly qualified, experienced engineers. Phone. : 619 455 566/971 141 003
3 GATES FIRST LAUNDRY
First stop for a specialized cleaning of all your boat and house upholstery fabrics as well as your clothes. Since new management took over in 2017, everything I sent to clean has come out like new. The reason is not only the care of the staff, but also their revolutionary new machines at the cutting edge of technology with high-tech washing programs that can perform virtual miracles. Also hailed as the most environmentally friendly on the market. I was particularly impressed with the return of my plump pillows without any hidden bugs. The wide range of cleaning services include ironing, in-place cleaning of rugs and rugs and an antibacterial wash formula using the highest quality products. They collect and deliver cleaning all over the island, especially for the yachting industry, restaurants and hotels.
4 DOCTOR KNIFE
Don’t throw it away because of the blunt edges – call Doctor Knife! Not only by expertly sharpening a wide range of knives for home, restaurant and commercial use, but also by removing nicks in the blades and polishing them to make them look like new. Chef’s knives, Japanese, Damascus as well as your everyday kitchen knives. In fact, specializing in sharpening all types of scissors and gardening tools. A real sharpening assistant! Phone. : 681 085 295.
5 SALLY’S ANGELS
Childcare including live up to their name, providing skilled care and support from start to end of life. Highly qualified nannies, babysitters and midwives. For the elderly, sick or homebound, there are nurses, caregivers and companions trained to help with everything needed to ensure independence and comfort at home. Recovering on her own from serious surgery, my friend says she couldn’t have done it without Sally’s services. Her angel shopped, prepared food, drove her to her hospital appointments, and then translated. She even walked her dog. While in confinement, his angels were shopping and providing home care. When my elderly dad fell, Sally carefully healed his complex wounds with such good humor that dad barely felt the pain. They are real angels of life! Phone. : 971 691 187/619 070 100.
6 DANIA DANIEL TRANSLATIONS
For specialist language translations, Dania provides a dedicated language services professional with over 6 years of experience in the translation industry. Born and raised in Scotland, Dania studied law and French at the University of Strathclyde. She spent a year in France as an Erasmus student studying law as well as French language and culture. In 2008 she moved to Barcelona to pursue her love of languages and different cultures. Drawing on a solid academic background in law and languages, she has now built a successful career in legal translation helping Spanish and UK law firms, multinational companies and private clients navigate between different cultures and legal systems. It is therefore an excellent choice for even legally complex translations! Phone. : 698 328 745.
7 DENISE BEAUTY, WE PORTALS
First stop for some good beach front grooming and all your beauty needs. With beauty products and therapists you can trust for your nails and skin. Denise only uses the premium brands Guinot, Gelish, Biodroga, Revitalash, Sans Soucis, Shellac, Corpora and Montibello. For 31 years, Denise has incorporated the latest technologies, using some of the best products on the market. Nourishing and deep cleansing facials for all ages, including Guinot’s popular Hydradermie and Age Summin treatments, as well as Montibello Hyalufeel water and vitamin treatment, all performed by highly trained beauticians. A place where most important nowadays you can trust absolute sanitation and cleanliness. Denise is a certified podiatrist herself and employs only the most qualified therapists. Let yourself be pampered as soon as you walk through the door. Enjoy the tranquility and the wonderful aroma of the products. Phone. : 971 677 136
8 BODHANA WELLNESS CENTER
Above the portals of Puerto and Illetas beach, a haven of peace for body and soul! For more than 20 years, the Bodhana wellness center has offered a wide variety of treatments 7 days a week to massage painful muscles, relieve tension and promote general well-being. Always on call, more highly qualified therapists than needed to accommodate spontaneous bookings and walk-in clients. Most popular is their 60-90 minute full body massage, a blend of deep tissue massage and stress release, to relieve knots and contractions, leaving you feeling totally relaxed. Also specializes in the highest quality holistic treatments, one of my favorite treatments being reflexology. Their gift vouchers are always particularly appreciated gifts. Open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays: from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends. Combine time spent at the beach with the ultimate in pampering at their Balneario Illetas Beach Club open until November.
9 BAXTERS LIVIN
Are you looking to buy or sell a house? Graham Baxter recently opened his new large real estate agent offices opposite the Marina Portals hotel in Portals Nous. Graham founded Baxter Marine in Puerto Portals 30 years ago and has over 40 years of experience in the real estate industry. His exceptional knowledge of local real estate, as well as his enthusiasm in finding the perfect property for each client; whether to rent, buy or sell. “I love the job and I know real estate values very well, as well as new and used yachts. “I love helping people make their dreams come true… it’s all about LIVIN! Phone. : 971 400 961/622 43 388.
10 ADRIANA ALTERATIONS AND SEWING
This lady, in front of the Marina Portals hotel in Portals Nous, is a master of alterations. There is nothing she cannot do. Thanks to the lockdown, Adriana has been busy pulling out some of my favorite outfits. She’s so inventive, often making a feature film. I have a dress with stylish new side panels that you would never have guessed they were there just to let me zip up. Another time, she cut my late mother’s stylish winter coat down from a size 44 to a 38. Luckily, she left enough material because I’m afraid she’ll let it go again next season. She also takes care of washing and ironing. Phone. : 622 361 490.
11 INTERNATIONAL WEBBS MOVEMENTS
For more than 36 years, Webbs has specialized in the transport of all types of goods between the United Kingdom and the Balearics. Taking pride in being fully legal, licensed, and trusted, they painlessly moved the assets of an endless family back and forth. Each item carefully packaged to ensure everything arrives in perfect condition. Right now I’m packing some useful and sentimental items from my dad’s house and heading to their Kent warehouse to get them on their next truck to Mallorca. Friendly and helpful, if you value your possessions, Webbs come highly recommended. Phone. : 971 693 566/619 247 823.
12 MEDITERRANEAN QUALITY CARE SERVICE
Provide all types of medical and disability equipment for rent as well as everything needed for care and rehabilitation after injury surgery. Also offers a 24 hour home care package to help recover safely in the comfort of your own environment.