Grand Palladium White Island Resort & Spa
37 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Wasn't good for me
"Well just a few things to say I stayed here when I was 14. With my parents the grandparents in the summer. Of 2005 July . We got to the hotel it was great first few days had a fantastic time played in the pool and on the beach . The weather was gorgeous really hot but after a few days I started to get really ill being sick couldn't hold anything down. Mum ad to call the local doctor he came out and said I had to go to hospital I had e-coli I didn't understand at that age but then I have told its food or water poisoning mean it wasn't cooked properly or water wasn't clean . I got to the hospital I got worse so they had to put me on machines cos the e-Coli had traveled to my kidneys and had to stay there for 2 month before I was aloud to go home to my local hospital. I recovered but I still have problems with my kidneys due to the lack of cleanliness of this hotel so just read reviews before u go like I always do before I go from now on.
Ps didn't have a problem with the hospital in Ibiza it was private due to insurance they did a fantastic job . Thank you x
- Travel date: Wed 17th of April 2013
Absolutely bloody brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!! xxxxxxx
"This was our first family holday and it was a perfect place to choose! Rooms was very clean the maid service was exceptional!The rooms could have done with some updating though but shouldnt complain. Food was fantastic even with a pickie 4 yr old toe.Although we didnt intend for the kids to go to kids club Claire Bear and Mad Mike made it so much fun for them,they just went..ha.There is loads of day time activities for kids and adults, hats off to Coo Coo Katie amazing girl she never stops entertaining the kids!The night time is perfect Mini disco is fantastic for the kids and adults hats off again to Jenima,Toby,Coo Coo Katie, Harry and the rest of the team for 2 weeks worth of perfect entertainment!! I'm that impressed we got back yesterday and im off to book it again for next year! Much love for the fiesta palm beach and EVERYONE that made it a great holiday!!xxxxxx"
- Travel date: Tue 21st of August 2012
Great hotel, poor poor town
"Hotel was great, clean & friendly. Food was best all inclusive iv had. Only down point is no ice cream, not even at meal times. Entertainment is great for kids at night & during the day & all the staff work really hard but to be fair I was bored stiff. More things for adults to enjoy please.
No choice but to put ur towel out early as they fill up by 9 o clock. Gate seperating hotel to beach is great if ur a beach lover too, hiring lounger is pricey though.
Dont go into playa den bossa town at night if ur not wanting hassled to buy tickets or drugs! Was told this was a family friendly side of Ibiza, LIES! The town is filthy & poor choices of restaurants & shops. They have two main nightclubs that all the groups of lads & girls come over from san antonio to go to so so sights that you dont want little persons eyes seeing. Better going to the other side of town & getting a restaurant there but even then we sat about 45 mins before we got our order taken.
Dont go into Ibiza town on a Sunday as ALL the shops are closed, which the reps failed to mention to us. Harbour is lovely though, great to look at the boats & dream. Would recommend the ferry boat taking you back to playa den bossa, takes about 15 mins & only 4 euro. Is about 35 minute walk back to hotel once you get off though.
Aqua park is 10 minutes from hotel, quite small but kids had fun, got bored after couple of hours though.
Over all hotel was fab but if you like escping the hotel for the night you will be dissapointed, if it was put in a different location it would be even better."
- Travel date: Wed 11th of July 2012
palm beach hotel my holiday !
"My time at the palm beach hotel was brilliant i really enjoyed myself as the entertainment was excellent as the preformed lion king and mama mia they have great mini discos for kids that start at 8.00PM my cousins daughter really enjoyed herself.The food at the palm beach is excellent as they have kids food and adults!The rooms are very nice.Staff were excellent with children and adults as they have mini games for the kids thoughout the day.Bus stop right out side of hotel so not far to travel if wanting to go somewhere.About 10 minute walk to shops but little food shop next door to hotel.In the hotel there is a mini park great for little kids. I WOULD LOVE TO GO AGAIN!!"
- Travel date: Sat 24th of September 2011
"Lovely Holiday again, and now our child is three we could take advantage of the kids club, excellent people, really friendly. Food good, service good, facilities good, entertainment good.
Saw some people this year that we recognised from our first visit last year.
Hopefully will go back again next year for another visit. Only downsides, matress's could be quite a bit better, bit too hard for our liking, and the bathrooms on blocks 3 and 4 are beginning to show their age, need to be modernised to match the other side of the hotel. otherwise would have been a 10 rating."
- Travel date: Tue 19th of October 2010
Wow Everything that you Need
"This hotel has everthing that you need and only 5 min walk to the aqua park and 5 mins to night entertainment it is also straight on the beach something for everyone only 10 mins from airport but you dont get any aircraft noise at night which was a concern at first. Would recommend all inclusive the food is brill and good childrens choice aswell, would deffo go back well done everyone at fiesta bahamas x"
- Travel date: Sun 18th of July 2010
Generally very good
"The group was myself and partner with 2 kids (2 & 5) + Grandparents.
On arrival to the hotel at 3am-ish (Local time)the reception staff were ok and friendly, we didn't get offered anything to drink or eat as some reviews have stated previously.
We didn't attend the welcome meeting from Thompson.
Found the rooms to be very spacious and we had asked previously for a ground floor room and next to the rest of our party which we were accomodated with.
The bathroom was nice and the beds very comfortable the maid service is excellent and they are very polite and friendly.
The pool is very nice and spacious though it is salt water but we didn't mind. The baby pool is one of the nicest i have seen. There is a life guard on duty during the day and they are very keen on ensuring the little ones are watched over by there parents which was good.
We were on all inclusive The morning breakfast was good and had a nice variety there was english sausages on every day!! The pancakes where lovely too !!
The afternoon menu is similar to the dinner menu with good variation daily.
The evening menu was very nice there was a lot of pork most of the time.
The local drinks were included in the holiday however the branded drinks are at an additional cost( Most whiskeys i.e. Southern comfort and JD etc.)
I found the bar staff could be moody and ignorant !
The Fiesta entertainment at night was extremely good,
Paco the main entertainer was hilarious and the rest of the gang very nice.
There was outide entertainment on some nights which usually consists of a dance act or animal entertainment these were ok.
The kids disco was good for the little ones and lasted approximately an hour.
We all had a fab time and would reccomend to a friend !!
- Travel date: Fri 9th of July 2010
"Me(23)and my boyfriend(22)just returned from this lovely hotel. Having read some reviews before leaving was a little aprehensive re aircraft noise and food, however the planes did not bother us at all, and the food was lovely did not have the same meal twice plenty of choice and breakfast was beautiful. The restaurant felt a little rushed as people were so oblivious to eachother and did not know how to cue and kept walking into one another. Pool area was a bit crowded during the day as people would put towels on beds really early so we preferred the beach which had waiter service with food and drinks from a lovely beach resturaunt LA PLAGE, 18 euros for 2 beds and a parasol. The beach is beautiful and cleaned regularly, luckly it was blazing hot when we were there and the atmosphere was so exciting. There were lots of different nationalities which wasnt a problem during the day however there were some very noisy italian guests who almost kicked their own door open at around 5am and kept knocking on eachothers doors and singing but hey they were on holiday so cant really complain. We had a beautiful ground floor room with a terrace which looked onto the back of La Plage so we got free music when sat on the terrace. The room was cleaned daily fresh sheets and towel each day, large sofa and comfy beds. Pool area cleaned every am and entertainment was quite a laugh. Space club is literally over the road however clubbing wasnt really for us, the bars can be quite expensive and not much less than in the uk, the hotel bar was cheaper for cocktails and soft drinks. All in all the hotel was lovely and the whole feel of the place is young and lively would definitely reccommend this hotel to others. "
- Travel date: Thu 13th of August 2009
It was a fantastic holiday, special than...
"It was a fantastic holiday, special thanks to the entertainment team with Frank and Oscar, who are so nice and friendly and do their very best. Also the bar staff are very friendly.
Location is perfect near to the beach, rooms are clean.
Wil certainly go back there next year."
- Travel date: Mon 22nd of September 2008
Thoroughly enjoyed this holiday- rooms b...
"Thoroughly enjoyed this holiday- rooms basic but clean. Must say the maids did a brill job, they would spend a good 45-1 hour in each room and were very friendly. The rooms have safes in them, although it was a bit of a rip off as they charged a non refundable 28 euro to use it. However, better to be safe. The apartments are two storey so if you have pushchairs or wheel chairs I would advise to request a ground floor room as there are no lifts! It wasn't an issue for use as we didn't mind carrying pushchair up and down stairs.
We upgraded to all inclusive when we got there at approx 17euro a day per adult (11 child) extra. I would recommend for all to do this as you really do get your monies worth if your a family- cheaper in the long run!
Large pool clean pool, kids spent most of the day in there. Hard to get sunbeds but thats everywhere you go!
Beach is right next to resort, which is ideal! The beach is okay aswell, nice and clean.
Food- we found there was a good selection of food, ideal for families with pickie children! Restaurant staff super fast.
Entertainment is okay, great children entertainment- not so good if you have no kids. Other facilities include mini golf, Thomson clubs and small kids park.
Hotel is about 15-20 minute walk from resort centre, nice little stroll.
Overall- good family holiday!!"
- Travel date: Fri 19th of September 2008
I have just come back from my holiday at...
"I have just come back from my holiday at Palm Beach Club and it was amazing the best holiday ever. I really want to go again, the whole family does. There is something for everyone my little brother and sister came who are 5 and they really enjoyed it they loved the dancing at night and where always at the pool! The adults where always entertained at night by the shows put on by the Fiesta Fun team they are brilliant!! Everyone is friendly and couldnt help you more. We upgraded to all inclusive when we got there so we got all the drinks free which was a really good thing to do. Its very very clean and tidy and the rooms are good."
- Travel date: Thu 7th of August 2008
Just come back from palm beach for the 4...
"Just come back from palm beach for the 4th time. This time there was 9 adults, 6 children. What a fabulous holiday we all had again, its getting like home from home with so many people going back time after time. We have 4 teenagers and 2 younger children with us and palm beach provides everything they need from 10.30 to 4.30 if the kids are happy we are happy. This hotel is right on the beach so if everyone fancys a change theres not far to go. Theres also a water park down the road, get your tickets from the thompson rep it cheaper. Also take advantage of the all inclusive offer in the hotel as it is quite expensive this year you dont get much for your euro.The food is buffet style with plenty of variety,the kids love being independant.All the rooms are cleaned daily with fresh towels if your old ones are put in the bath.
The fiesta reps work really hard and i would like to thank frank,. oskar, sabrina and david for making our holiday such a good one.
the reason i have given a 9 out of 10 is for the grumpy couple of men bar staff who never raised a smile all holiday.Anyway were booking for next year cant wait.Nearly forgot to thank becky who served our drinks and nearly turned us all into alcoholics.
- Travel date: Sun 3rd of August 2008