36 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

Magaluf is amazing!

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Wed 15th of July 2009

"i stayed in Sol y Vera for ten nights in july with 5 other girls, and had an amazing time. The apartments were really big and clean The maids gave us new towels every other day and if we needed more all we needed to do was ask. We were worried that we would need a safe because some reviews said that they had things stolen from their appartments, but we locked all our stuff in suitcases and it was fine. As long as you doublelock the doors no one can break in anyway. Andreas at reception was lovely.. the pool was really nice and clean. it was so close to the beach anyway. the strip and bcm were a 5 minute walk and resturants and shops were on your doorstep! Its an amazing value for money and a really good atmosphere. I would reccomend it to anyone going to magaluf for a party, and not familys!!! "

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  • Travel date: Tue 14th of July 2009

enjoyed the holiday

4
Good
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Reviewed Tue 3rd of February 2009

"The hotel from the outside isn't very attractive to look at, but the rooms inside are of a good size, slightly old fashioned decor. It was in a good location to the beach and bars and clubs. The pool area was one of the only let downs as its not attached to the hotel, and its not a very sociable area. so we just went to the beach most days which was really nice. "

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  • Travel date: Tue 3rd of February 2009

Canny.

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Thu 13th of November 2008

"This hotel is in the perfect location. It's right next to all the bars and the beach, but not right among them, so it's not too roudy and not too noisy.

The rooms are really spacious and there's plenty of drawers and wardrobe space. They have everything you need in there. Though they're decorated proper 70's style, but who cares, we were just using them to get ready and sleep in. The view from the balcony was lovely, sea view. It's only 2 Euro's a day to hire a safe.

I don't think our room was cleaned once though, so after a day the floors were covered in sand, but we were only there for 4 days so we weren't that bothered.

The lobby and pool was quite clean, though most of the sun loungers were broken and there wasn't much for round the pool, but we spent most days on the beach anyway.

There was no restaurant or bar in the hotel, but right under it is Susie's cafe that sells drinks and food.

It's probably best for young girls or lads going away to party. But I think unless you fall into that catagory Magalluf isn't the place for you anyway. I just don't understand why other people would want to go there when it's obviously somewhere to go just to party. Go somewhere else in Majorca.

Magalluf itself is a lot of fun, even during the day there's plenty to do, if you go anywhere in Majorca you should definatly go and see the Pirates show and if you're at Magalluf it's within walking distance. "

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  • Travel date: Wed 12th of November 2008

Best Holiday ever

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Fri 24th of October 2008

"We were on the top floor was an amazing seaview. Had the best holiday ever (apart from the girl i was with causing a scene every nite). We stayed in Sol y Vera very close to everything beach, shops bars. The room was very big for jus the two of us and big balcony. Ha room cleaned every other da and were left clean towel everyone was very helpful. Made lots of friends in the local pub JOKERS quite a few people from our own wee town Ards were there two. Have jus come back on Wednesday and am on this mornin trying to book for next year. We ate out almost everywhere and didnt have one bad meal large portions and very cheap. Tom Browns, Happy House, jokers, goodfellows to name but a few. excellent value for money cant wait to get back. (But will be takin someone else with me)"

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  • Travel date: Fri 24th of October 2008

I went with 3 friends (all 18) to Magalu...

3
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Reviewed Wed 3rd of September 2008

"I went with 3 friends (all 18) to Magaluf in June and as we were on a tight budget, we decided that Sol Y Vera was the only option for us. We pulled up at the side of the road in our coach and i was stunned when the driver announced that we were at Sol Y Vera. I was like, "Where is it?!" But after you realise that the hotel is actually above the Spa Shop the horror of what you think you've let yourself in for really kicks in! After dragging our suitcase around the back of the shops and up the endless stairs to the reception (we found out on the last day that there was a ramp near the front haha!) and struggling to understand the receptionist we finally entered the dreaded lift to get to our rooms. The lift has got to be the worst part of the hotel. It takes aprox 10 minutes to get to you, 5 minutes for the doors to close when you get in there, and then 10 minutes to get to where you want to go. Its ridiculous!! We were in histerics for the first 2 days, taking photos of us alseep in there etc, but after a few days, the humor of it wears off. And before you say "climb the stairs" you must understand that the building is like the empire state building and we were gasping for breath when we tried it. But anyway, after the 25 minute saga with the lift, we finally got into our apartment. Please don't be too put off by the other reviews because to be honest, they really wasnt that bad. If you're expecting luxury, don't even bother considering Sol Y Vera, but if like us you just want somewhere half decent to rest ur head at night then the rooms will be fine for you. It was a little disheartening to be facing a hotel that was clearly alot nicer and cleaner than ours but oh well. The rooms lack air con, and we relied on a small fan which was as much use as a chocolate teapot! Honestly, it was too hot so come prepared with hand fans or something because you'll need it. The cleaners were useless and we had to almost fight the receptionist for clean towels, so bring some extra jus incase. The pool was dirty and freezing, but lets face it, if you've been sunbathing all day and sweating your head off, it wouldnt matter if there were wild crocadiles in there, you'd still get in. The hotel is full with youths and they're loud, but if you're as drunk as we were everynight you will hardly notice. This hotel is for clubbers on a budget and certainly not suitable for families AT ALL! Location was flawless for pubs and clubs & no taxis were needed. x"

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  • Travel date: Wed 3rd of September 2008

The sol y vera apartments are great valu...

4
Good
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Reviewed Wed 30th of July 2008

"The sol y vera apartments are great value and provide you with a cheap room to lay your head during your stay in magaluf. You get one bedroom with two beds, a small kitchen, a dinning area with a sofa that folds to be two beds and a balcony. The only flaw i could find with these apartments was that air conditioning would have been a nice, but you can live with out it.

Sol y vera apartments then are pretty good, however magaluf is let down by a few things:
It is not a family resort! it is aimed primarly at young groups going out to drink and party.
It is full of blokes easily a 85:15 split! so if your a bloke its hard to pull and if your a girl be prepared to get harassed reguarly.

On the plus side BCM is an amazing club, free drinks after 30 euro entrance.
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  • Travel date: Wed 30th of July 2008

We wanted cheap and cheerful for Karens...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Mon 9th of June 2008

"We wanted cheap and cheerful for Karens hen party .. 25 of us in total. It was clean and basic but the fab thing is its close to everything. BCM is a must! Pool is great for chilling out and we had such a laugh.
Beach is close by as well as all the bars. We also found the best place that serves brekkies til 5pm. Opposite McDonalds, next to the chemist (also handy to know!) called the Cottage. Meals at night , as we did not surface til after 5pm most days, are fantastic and the ladies there are real mother hens... advising us to ber careful etc... Sunday roasts just like mums! Wish someone else was getting married soon for ano hen party!

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  • Travel date: Mon 9th of June 2008

there was 7 of us girls stayed in sol y...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Wed 28th of May 2008

"there was 7 of us girls stayed in sol y vera.. what can i say..we had the best time ever.. what we paided for 4 nights was brill.couldnt ask 4 anything more.. we had a sea view, and the scenery was brill.*** sol y vera is close 2 everything..there is a spar b side it and it sells everything u need.. brill... only 1 thing the weather wasn,t great but it didn,t bother us it didn,t rain that was the main thing..... rooms where great..the reaturant at sol y vera.. mrs u do a brill breakfast.. just want 2 say hi 2 john and cheese puff if u r reading this.. we had a brill time never laughed as much.. will diff b going back again.."

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  • Travel date: Wed 28th of May 2008

Four of us girlies went to the Sol Y Ver...

4
Good
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Reviewed Fri 11th of January 2008

"Four of us girlies went to the Sol Y Vera last July and it was ace!! Full of young lads and girls, groups and singles! The rooms are very basic and contain 2 beds and 1 sofa bed with another bed underneath so we only had 1 room between 4! which very spacious. The shower was ok, there was hot water which is good! ha!

We heard rumours the maids robbed a few people but this didn't happen to us! hahaha the security man dunno wat he was called is funny...but you don't know when he's being serious or not! He used to encourage us to bring lads back so no complaints and didn't have to pay for any guests!

The only downfall is no air con which is a nightmare getting ready! You can get fans but they don't do fak all really!!! The pool is a bit small with no shade when it gets too hot! The cafe downstairs is minging ahah so don't go there!

There's a McDonalds down the road! Go to Bennies at the end of the road for a rub on tattoo on your bum!!! Sol y Vera is no joke... a stones throw away from BCM, 2 secs! Go on pirates such a laugh and you get free sangria to get leevred on! hahaha had a good time but I don't fink I would go there again as I've seen better ones xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"

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  • Travel date: Fri 11th of January 2008

I love Magaluf!

4
Good
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Reviewed Mon 19th of November 2012

"I am coming here twice a year in May and October. For what you pay this hotel is a good value. The rooms are spacious, clean, well equiped and in a good location for shops and bars, the beach is just 200m away.
I will come back next year!
We love Magaluf!
Mary & friends
XX"

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  • Travel date: Fri 19th of October 2007

Cool!

4
Good
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Reviewed Mon 19th of November 2012

"Magaluf is the most amazing holiday I've been on! We went as a group of 5 lads all arround age 22.
The Sol y Vera is lovely, reception is very welcoming, staff friendly, very cheap and also location was really good.
We've spent really nice days there! hope to come back next year!!"

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  • Travel date: Thu 18th of October 2007

great value for money

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Sat 15th of December 2012

"we booked the sol y vera through freedom direct and although at first we were very wary we had all are fears dispelled as we had a great time.we have been going to magaluf for the past 13 years and have stayed at numerous hotels and the sol y vera was up there with the best.The staff were very welcomming and isadro was great.the room was very spacoius and the views stunning although we were on the 6th floor.
The linen was changed on a regular basis and the cleaners were very friendly.
As usual magaluf did not dissapoint apart from the tornado on 4th oct.I would advise anybody that if the go to the house of katmandu (the upside down house) take lots of euros its not cheap.
If you are into chinese food go to gran mundo in palma nova for 9.5 euros you can have a all you can eat buffet and the food is great.Children are 6 euros.
For more home cooked food you have to go to Tom browns there are 3 in magaluf the one in town have very friendly staff especially craig/paul and sarah and jaunita we will miss them but will see them in june 2008.Go to tom browns sports bar and you will be met by ollie and the team again very friendly.
For a very good night of laughs you have to go to the green parrot to see the boro gobshite (dj) and bash the man (dj) adult entertainment lots of swearing and adult songs mixed in with the norm.For a tribute band go to manos and watch Queen they are great also Elvis is good. cant wait to go back june 2008."

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  • Travel date: Thu 18th of October 2007

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