10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
It was OK, nothing special, location not great but not the worst.
"Pool area and spa bit are really nice, but oddyl, when you get to your room it appears as if the ground level has had a modernisation. The room is more 80's style. The rooms are not bad, they are just a bit dated and the balconies have no furniture to sit on. Although when I was leaving there was a delivery of chairs - so you may be lucky if you are staying here now as this could have been what was being delivered. View of the port was nice and interesting seeing the cruise ships come and go. Most places in the town centre are a taxi away, although a walk to the sea front is only about 5-10 mins max. Breakfast was ok, and the bar is a bit bright for my liking, but very spanish in that respect. Food average, but wouldn't eat there other than an afternoon snack anyway. Worthwhile if you get a good price."
- Travel date: 1st December 2007
"for the rate we paid for 2 rooms that included breakfast, this hotel would need to be pretty awful for me to complain. I didn't need to!!! this hotel has a spa with indoor and outdoor pools. a good quantity of sunbeds around the pool, and lots of seating for drinks etc. buffet breakfast was included in the price and it all looked modern/new. except the bathroom which was a little tired. the rooms had balconies with great views and were quiet. the front of house staff all spoke very good english and were very pleasant. a taxi to the town was 5 euros or you could walk a pleasant 15/20 mins there. i would go again."
- Travel date: 17th October 2007
OK but nothing special
"Hotel has an old and a new building. The old rooms have a balcony, but make sure you're not on the lowest floors facing the parking lot. From the 5th floor you'll see the sea if your room faces the right direction. The rooms in the new building are nice but without view and balcony. The pool is ok but no view (and cold!), the bar is ok, and the breakfast offers most you want. The area feels like a residential area and you can walk to the center in around 20 minutes. The marina is within 5-10 minutes. There is a place for bicycle rental close by. There are bike tracks along the sea eastwards - wonderful ride."
- Travel date: 3rd October 2007
"Great hotel set a little back from front but well worth extra walk /taxi into town.Rooms verry good we were in new block all mod cons you need ,pool area exellent and breakfast also verry good.We found staff to be verry friendly and the spa area is another plus for this hotel."
- Travel date: 9th August 2007
Very pleasant stay
"Stayed here for a weekend in March. Room comfortable for two people but a little on the small side. However it had all the amenities we needed and we were hardly in the room anyway. Decent breakfast included. Buffet style with as much as you could eat. Good spa facilities. New outdoor swimming pool being built but as we were there at a weekend the noise of the work did not disturb us except for the Monday morning but even that wasn't bad. When we booked this hotel it was a3 star property but on the day we were leaving they were adding another star to the wall outside. Not sure I would class it as 4 star but for the price we paid an excellent 3 star property. A little way from the town centre but as we don't mind walking this was okay."
- Travel date: 24th March 2007
Lovely gem in Palma
"My friend and I chose this hotel as we were looking for a well deserved long weekend away. We saw the spa attached to the hotel and thought it would be perfect. The hotel itself was lovely - clean and friendly with the all important fridge to keep drinks cool. We had breakfast included and there was a good spread - especially for the cost. The pool, although fairly small, was very tranquil and we were lucky to have it to ourselves for much of the weekend - and the area near the pool was a great sun trap. The hardest thing I found was finding a supermarket open on a sunday to get some food during the day. I would recommend this hotel for anyone looking to get away for a long weekend or more."
- Travel date: 22nd March 2007
"We decided to park our car in the underground car park and made arrangements with Reception on check-in. However, we nearly ended up with both car and driver crushed as the receptionist pushed the wrong button and released the gate while our car was awaiting entry to the car park. We had to physically hold the barrier back while shouting at the receptionist to stop the gate from moving any further. We then headed up to our room which was extremely disappointing - very jaded and cheap looking with a horrible balcony, bad views, air-conditioning not working and a nest of ants in the corner of the bathroom. I complained at Reception and they sent a maid to get rid of the ants. However, I requested another room and was given one several floors higher up which was slightly better. We chose this hotel because it was one of the few we could find in Palma which had car-parking facilities but I would not stay here again, although it was quite cheap, and couldn't recommend it."
- Travel date: 24th January 2007
"Just enjoyed a 5 day city break at this hotel. We found the staff very friendly and helpful in all departments. The breakfast buffet was excellent and also enjoyed a couple of evening meals in the restaurant. It's about a 15 minute walk from the centre of Palma but there is a bus stop nearby and they are very frequent and cheap. The rooms are comfortable and we were on the 8th floor and had a magnificent view of the harbour. Would certainly recommend this hotel."
- Travel date: 7th November 2006
Lovely Hotel, Friendly Staff
"Stayed here recently and found the it to be a pleasant modern hotel. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. Breakfast choice was excellent. Had several meals in the cafe/bar which were also very good. Hotel is located in a nice quiet area within a 10 minute walk of the city centre"
- Travel date: 24th October 2006
great rooms; location could be better
"Provided you approach via the coast road, rather than the ring-road, it's not too hard to find. Parking is in an underground garage, which cost us 10Eur. There is street parking available, but the area is not brilliant, and a few hundred yards from the hotel could even be described as 'rough'. The hotel itself is modern and spotlessly clean. The outdoor pool is a little small but did not get crowded during our stay. There seems little consistency about whether drinks are allowed by the pool or not - it depended on the member of staff at the time! Plenty of sunbeds, if you don't mind sometimes using the terrace above the pool itself or sitting in the shade under the trees. We had intended to use the spa, but it is expensive at 15Eur per person per visit, and from the outside it looked quite small. The gym, however, is free. On arrival we were told the hotel was overbooked, so we got a free upgrade to a 'superior' room in the new block. The room was excellent. Breakfast was generally good with a wide selection from buffet. Service from bar could be erratic, and don't order drinks to be delivered to the poolside/terrace unless you're definitely not in a hurry. If you want to wander to the harbour for restaurants etc. then get a map from reception - there are some useful shortcuts. For anywhere else in Palma, get a taxi. They're cheap and plentiful. The hotel is certainly not near the beach! Overall a great hotel for a few days, but not for an extended stay. Not the best location for sightseeing unless you have a car, or budget for taxis. Spa facilities way too expensive; if these are a priority, go somewhere else where they're included in the price. More a business hotel than a holiday destination."
- Travel date: 30th August 2006
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