Hotel Palma Bellver Managed By Melia
10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Great place to stay
"We read the last review having just returned from the hotel today. The only thing we can say is that the previous reviewers must have had an unusual experience. Sometimes people get the reception they deserve if they are offhand with staff, as the staff are only human. I don't know if this is the case here or not. We have stayed at many top hotels and The Belver was great. The staff were helpful, attentive and we were never left waiting for reception staff to help us. They were knowledgable about all the local facilities. The Bar staff were great and room service was excellent and prompt. Our bathroom linen was good and the standard of cleanliness was what we expect from a four star hotel. The location is superb and we will definitely stay there next time we visit. We have stayed in five of the top hotels in Palma and in Dieya. The Bellver was our favourite."
- Travel date: 17th March 2007
Four stars - only just!
"We were disappointed that every time we went to, or past, reception, the staff always seemed to be on the phone or huddled round their PC. There was not a lot of eye contact with guests. We were also disappointed that the bathroom linen in this four-star hotel was not worthy of a 3-star establishment. Example: it was difficult to tell from the quality which was the bath mat and which was the bath towel. The hotel didn't keep stamps, didn't know how often the bus run past their own front door. Despite all this, the 140 Euro a night rooms have a fantastic view of harbour and cathedral. Overall, OK, but nothing comes up to the quality of the Radisson in Krakow or the Radisson in Malta for four-star value for money."
- Travel date: 13th March 2007
"We booked this hotel to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary, we booked this hotel because of the location to the marina and the fabulous views. The rooms were furnished well ,with an enormous clean bathroom. we had a sea view room but as we were on the first floor we were limited as to what we could see. The service in the hotel was fabulous, the staff could not have been more helpful, from the cleaners to the reception. The swimming pool was lovely, clean and plenty of beautiful laundered towels for you to use.The only down side was that there was building work next door and it was a little noisy, but obviously this will not be happening all the time. It took about 30 minutes to walk into the centre of Palma, but it was a lovely walk along the marina, passing plenty of places to stop.Beside the hotel there are a variety of different restaurants but our favourite was the Mediterranean 1932, first class."
- Travel date: 18th October 2006
"My wife and I stayed in this hotel for 9 nights in September. We had previously used the hotel a couple of years ago and the standard was still as good. The room was large and spotlessly clean. The hotel facilities were all excellent. We got a good room only deal through Sol Melia and used the MAS card to get 2 for 1 breakfast which was excellent value. The hotel is situated approx 20 minutes walk from the centre of Palma opposite the marina and there are restaurants in the adjacent neighbourhood. The No1 bus to and from the airport passes the hotel - 1.80 euros each way. The electric train to Soller, which leaves from the centre of Palma, provides a pleasant way to see part of the rugged landscape of northern Mallorca. We would certainly recommend the Tryp Bellver."
- Travel date: 17th October 2006
Great Location and Loved the Hotel
"My husband and I have just returned from an 11 night holiday at this great hotel. This was our 1st stay at the Tryp Bellver but it won't be the last. The reception staff spoke very good English and the check-in and check-out were very quick. The hotel location is perfect as it is only a short distance from the airport and costs only 16euros by taxi. The no.1 bus from the airport would get you to about 4 minutes walk from the hotel if you didnât want to take a taxi. We paid the extra 18 euro per night to have a sea view which was well worth it as the view was fantastic. We could even see the Cathedral from our spacious balcony. We already have a Mas Card which we used each morning at Breakfast to be able to have 2 breakfasts for the price of 1. The Breakfast was fantastic, and catered for all tastes. Coffee was brought to your table by the waiters (as much as you want) and you just helped yourself to the hot or cold buffet which is well worth the 16 euros for 2 people. (If you havenât already got a Mas Card before you go I suggest you sign up for one as soon as you get to the hotel so you can take advantage of the 2 for 1 breakfast) The hotel lobby and bar are very spacious and the furniture and decor is very nice. The prices for drinks in the bar are very reasonable but the bar staff werenât interested in talking so conversation was nil from them. The pool and Sunbathing Terrace is very nice too with great views of the Marina and Cathedral and it never ever got crowded. Pool Towels are provided at no extra cost. THE BUILDING WORK was still going on while we were there. It is at the side of the hotel where new steps are being constructed and an underground car park and also at the back of the hotel where the road is closed and major work is going on to construct an under ground car park. It didnât cause us any concern as we had the sea view room but I would not like to have been at the back of the hotel. It was nice to see the progress of the steps each day of our holiday; it looks good and will be very handy when finished. There is a bus stop near to the hotel which we used to visit other nearby resorts, Illetas, Palma Nova, Santa Ponsa, Port de Andratx, Paguera, C'an Pastilla. Arenel, to name but a few. The Number 1. bus was very handy to take us into the city centre of Palma on the few occasions when we didnât walk there or back. It is about a 25minutes walk to the Cathedral from the hotel. Bellver Castle is well worth a visit too as the view from the top is fantastic. We would highly recomend this hotel."
- Travel date: 1st October 2006
"Booked this hotel as a package including flights with Globespan and had a great holiday. The journey in from the airport takes about 15 - 20 minutes depending on the traffic and costs 18 Euros in a taxi. First impressions of the hotel were not enhanced by some building work going on to the side of the entrance however this did not cause us any problems during our stay. I would imagine that a room to that side of the hotel might not be so nice though. The lobby and reception areas are modern and spacious and check in was fast. The room we were given was on the 7th floor but to the side and the balcony was very small so we enquired about changing to a sea view room. This was an upgrade and cost 18 Euros / day. It was well worth it and we ended up in room 1229 with a large balcony looking out over the Marina. The room was very comfortable with 2 large single beds pushed together to form a double. Lots of storage space in wardrobe and drawers. Mini bar and safe. TV with satelite channels that also interacted with reception and you could check your account at any time. The bathroom was spacious with shower over the bath and loads of hot and cold water. Breakfast was included in our rate and it was very good. The buffet was available until 10.15am and catered for all tastes, hot and cold. We normally went down about 10.00am and never once had to wait in a queue for a table and there was always loads of fresh food constantly being replenished. The swimming pool is on the 1st floor level above the reception area and looking out onto the Marina. There were plenty of sunbeds and towels are provided free of charge. We did notice a few instances where towels were left on some sunbeds for long periods reserving them despite signs posted to say this was not allowed. The majority of the guests in the hotel were Spanish with a sprinkling of British and Germans. The hotel is used by a few airlines as their stopover accommodation too. One of the best points about this hotel is it's location right on the sea front ajacent to the Marina. There are many good restaurants nearby and it is only a 20 minute walk to the cathedral and old part of the city. One point to note is that the locals do not go out until very late and restaurants don't start to fill up until after 9.30pm. By 11.30 the streets are very busy and people watching from a street cafe can be fun. We enjoyed our stay here and would definitely go back so long as we had a room facing the sea."
- Travel date: 26th August 2006
Served it's purpose, but not delighted
"I booked a three day stay for 4 couples in our 40's / early 50's and, following other trip advisor contributors' advice, requested the sea / cathedral view rooms advertised on Sol Melia's website reservation form. I also requested four adjacent double rooms on the same high floor to cushion the effect of the traffic noise. However, despite making these simple requests four months in advance, when checking in we were told that the hotel was full so we had to accept being split up on two floors. Additionally, while two rooms were doubles the other two were twins. Not a big deal, but you would think that four months advance booking would be enough time for the hotel to accede to our request. On the plus side we were allocated high floors as requested and this did go some way to dim the traffic noise. Despite it being 29 degrees, it was still only May, so the rooms' air cons weren't yet switched on. This meant that the balcony door needed to remain open at night. I would guess that the busy main road would make for sleepless nights for those in rooms on lower floors. The view from the rooms was excellent, though the cathedral was not visible from all four of ours despite the website booking saying it would be.The reception staff were friendly and helpful, but need a rocket behind them. They were easily distracted from the job in hand and in over thirty years of staying in hotels around the world this was the number one slowest check in and out I've ever encountered. Don't leave it too late to check out if you've a flight to catch. The rooms are above average and clean and the bar area is smart. The bar staff are friendly and give good measures at reasonable prices.The breakfast is first class and a good tip is to get a Sol Melia Mas Card (loyalty scheme) before you go, or on arrival. Mas card holders who present their card in the restaurant only pay for one breakfast while their room mate's is free.That's 16 euros for two buffet style breakfasts, with just about everything you could want. As stated by other contributors the location is the hotel's best feature. There are cafe's and bars around the area and the cultural part of the city is just 15 minutes walk or 5 euros in a taxi from the rank outside. Would I stay there again? Probably not. We had a good time, but the hotel only just scraped into the four star bracket in my opinion and the lack of attention to detail surrounding my well-in-advance booking requests didn't delight me. When I asked the receptionist why our requests had not been met he shrugged his shoulders and remarked, 'That's Spain!' It might be Spain, but it's not the four star Sol Melia Spain I've previously encountered."
- Travel date: 6th May 2006
Worth it for the views!
"Just returned from a four night break at the Tryp Bellver. We had requested a sea/cathedral view room prior to arriving and we weren't disappointed. Absolutely fantastic position right in front of the marina and looking over the bay. Taxi rank directly outside and bus stop just down the road made it easy to get around although only a 15-20 minute stroll along to the cathedral. There is a busy road in front of the hotel and traffic was audible but we were high enough up (11th floor) for it not to bother us too much. My husband and I can be fussy eaters but found enough on the buffet breakfast to fill us up each morning! Pool area clean and well maintained. All in all, a very enjoyable stay."
- Travel date: 30th April 2006
"Great hotel, reception/concierge very friendly and helpful. Got a really good rate for the room, so when offered Sea View room upgrade for â¬18 we took them up on the offer. Only drawback there was it tended to be noisy at night, so you couldn't have the balcony door open all night which meant the room got quite warm. Didn't see any of the previously mentioned building works, although there was something going on at the side of the hotel, but there was no activity over the long weekend we were there. Otherwise, the hotel was very clean, and in a great location, up to the usual Sol MeliÃ¡ standard."
- Travel date: 9th April 2006
Good standard Melia hotel
"I am a fan of the Sol Melia chain having used them extensively when I lived in Latin America. The Tryp Bellver did not disappoint. A standard four star in an excellent location, there was nothing really to comment on other than the restaurant and bar are rather average, although reasonably priced. Like many Spanish hotels they don't really expect their guests to eat in the hotel which is reasonable given the available cafes and restaurants in Palma. Everything worked, very clean, the staff, especially the front desk and conceirge, very pleasant. As the previous reviewer mentioned there is some building work (or demolition work - difficult to tell) going on at the side of the hotel, but this is only between 0800 and 1700 and we did not find it a problem. It is difficult to escape building work in Spain! Good position overlooking the harbour and a pleasant 10 minute walk into the historic centre, although plenty of eating places nearer."
- Travel date: 29th March 2006
Hotel Palma Bellver Managed By Melia is also called
- Tryp Bellver
- tryp palma de mallorca
- tryp hotel bellver