10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"We Stayed for three nights at the Hotel Mirador. To transfer from the airport use the route one bus it stops outside the hotel and costs 1.85 euro (30 euro in taxi) the bus runs every 20 minutes. The hotel is located a 15 minute flat walk from the Le seu and around the same to the castle in the other direction. The Hotel we found clean, tidy and our room was above average size with a side view of the marina. The buffet breakfast including a choice of hot options and continental was very good, The hotel is an older style building with marble and dark woods through out, this we felt added to the atmosphere. We found the staff helpfull and polite, however the bar shuts around 11:30 - so no night caps! This hotel I think would suit couples or business stopovers, possibly a little far out for the night club set. Would we return? - yes."
- Travel date: 22nd April 2006
Quaint Hotel, liked it though!
"My Husband and I stayed at the Mirador for 3 nights, itâs a very pleasant hotel, located in Paseo Maritimo, so has excellent views over the marina. The location is excellent for the Cathedral, only a 15 minute walk and well worth the 4 euros to go in, itâs stunning inside. The hotel is quite quaint, lovely oil paintings in the lobby and reception, the rooms are spotlessly clean, although a little tired and in need of a makeover, the bathroom was marble and the shower was a fabulous power shower. The breakfast buffet was magnificent, hot and cold food and every kind of bread, fruit etc.. you couldnât fail to find something you like. All the staff were lovely, very helpful and pleasant. The drinks in the bar were very cheap and using the telephone in the room was cheaper than a payphone on the street!. One word of warning â insist on a room on a high floor, like the fourth floor, otherwise the noise from the very busy dual carriageway in front of the hotel will keep you awake, we were on floor two and I had to plug my ears at night. Great restaurants nearby â recommendations: for the best Tapas in Palma, possibly in the world, go and visit Mas Blau on Paseo Mallorca, where Lola and Theresa cook like masterchefs, ask the waitress Emily for menu recommends (sheâs English but has grown up in Majorca). Dinner is fabulous at La Cuchara also on Paseo Mallorca (youâll need to make a reservation), and near the hotel there is the most fantastic Italian restaurant called Piccola Italia, lots of Spanish families eating there, possibly the best pizza I have ever eaten!, and lastly near the hotel also, Mediterraneo 1930 is beautiful â totally 1930âs inside, you are greeted with a glass of complimentary champagne and the food is very good indeed, but do tell the chef you only want a little salt â he does tend to overdo it a bit!."
- Travel date: 3rd February 2006
A very good choice
"Have just returned from a four night break at the Mirador and can't fault it. The position is ideal, overlooking the marina and surrounded by restaurants. The staff were pleasant and efficient. We did not book or pay for a sea view but were given a corner room with a good view over the marina. It was also only a short walk to the cathedral and old town. We had been a little concerned, prior to arriving, about noise from building work as mentioned by previous guests. We need not have worried as although there is some work going on it did not disturb us. One word of warning avoid the el porton restaurant between the Hotel palas ateana and the auditorium. The food is over priced and not very good. The steaks (not the ones we ordered!) were accompanied by half an undercooked jacket potatoes and one tiny brocoli floret."
- Travel date: 11th November 2005
"Just returned from a very enjoyable 4 night stay at the mirador.Position of hotel is excellant,overlooking harbour and good views towards cathederal.Good range of restaurants nearby for meals out . Our room was excellant-large ,with seaview(as booked) on the front with lovely views. Good breakfast, friendly ,helpful staff. There was some building work going on around the side of the hotel, but it did not bother us at all. Only problem for some could be the split level which means changing lifts for the upper floors. Not much of a swimming pool, but were told visitors were able to use facilities at another hotel very near."
- Travel date: 25th October 2005
Upset & very disappointed
"Having just come back from a long girl's weekend away (mature ones) which we booked 9 months ago, we arrived to the sound of building work. It seemed that they were underpinning the hotel. The room was small for a twin but to be fair the hotel was very clean althougth old fashioned. We asked to change rooms but they weren't at all interested. He just shrugged his shoulders. Oh well we thought, it can only get better. We went off to find the hotel pool- my bath is bigger and there was only 3 sunbeds!! We thought the building work would stop for the weekend. WRONG! On Saturday morrning, we were woken at 7.45am to the sound of drilling. On Sunday we woke to the sound of drilling- a bit of a lie-in until 8am! Asked to change some money up at reception was told he didn't have any money. Food buffet breakfast supposed to be hot luke warm . Staff were unhelpful & unfriendly It would have been nice to have been told that building work was in progress"
- Travel date: 18th September 2005
A Disappointing Choice
"We stayed at the Mirador last September (2004). It is a beautiful hotel with regard to the public spaces e.g. lounges and entrance but we were very disappointed with our room considering it is a 4* hotel. Our room was on the side which was very dark because of a very large hotel to the side of us, we didn't really get any natural light in our room. Yes we could see the Marina but only by leaning over the (small) balcony. The room was clean but very dated as was the bathroom. The dining room was delightful and the breakfast very good and it was lovely to sit on the terrace to have breakfast. The location was ideal for us as there were plenty of restaurants locally as well as in Palma itself which is about a 15 minute walk and we thought Palma was a beautiful city. I also felt that the hotel lacked atmosphere as it was a little austere. We are visiting Palma again shortly but I'm afraid we are staying at another hotel this time."
- Travel date: 12th September 2005
Good Value Hotel
"We stayed at the Mirador Hotel in Palma at the beginning of April 2005. It is easy to get to - the bus from the airport stops right outside (takes about 30 minutes for a few euros). Its a 20 minute walk to the centre of Palma but a great position right on the harbour front with lovely views. The rooms are OK with adequate bathrooms, plenty of hot water and nice and clean though the towels were a little worn sometimes. Breakfast was excellent - lots of fresh fruit and juices, cereals, bacon, eggs as well as continental rolls etc. The only disappointment was that the large restaurant overlooking the sea wasn't open in the evenings as we had expected (presumably it will be in high season). It wasn't warm enough for the pool though if you do go in summer don't expect a proper swimming pool as its tiny, but its a nice terrace to sit and have a drink. All in all a good value for money hotel and I'd definitely stay there again."
- Travel date: 11th July 2005
Ideal Short Break Hotel
"Just got back from a family two night break. This hotel was ideal, easy taxi drive from airport and taxi rank just outside for trips out. Marina view room was great, really nice antiquey bits of furniture and marble everywhere. Staff very friendly and helpful. Easy walk to city centre shops, bars and tourist sites. At their prices, hard to beat, I should say."
- Travel date: 10th May 2005
A spacious and gracious hotel
"We stayed for four nights at the Mirador and found it a very pleasant experience. The standard room was at the side of the hotel witha balcony and a sideways view of the harbour. Superior rooms at the front cost an extra Â£30 per night we were told when we asked. Our room had all mod cons and a largish bathroom. We ate in the restuarant on the first evening as we were tired, but found the food rather mediocre. A real find was the Monolisto Cafe/Restuarant facing the Santa Catalina market (about ten minutes walk). Food here was really excellent and very reasonable. It's usually a good recommendation if the locals ate there. We ate here for the next three nights. We can recommend the Mirador as a rather old-fashioned, but comfortable and friendly hotel."
- Travel date: 9th March 2005
Great breakfast, friendly staff,clean rooms
"We have just returned from a 4 day break at this hotel, which is opposite the harbour.The rooms were clean and well maintained. We agree with other reviews that it is a 15 minute walk to the cathedral but it also well placed for a decent walk in the opposite direction towards the marina/port. The number one bus stops just 100 metres from the hotel and this goes to the airport and also the shopping centre at Portopi so very convenient.The breakfast was good- when we went it was available between 730am and 11am- not a bad slot if you need a decent rest or an early start!!The food was fine, great variety of cooked and continental breakfasts to satisfy all. The staff were helpful and friendly. We agree with other users about the room position- this was a great break in the sunshine and a lift to the spirits in January- but we had a room on the side and front of the hotel and we were woken up one night by youths singing at about 4am so possibly something to bear in mind in the height of summer- but on the other hand we had the most superb view of the fireworks on San Sebastian day which was totally unexpected. All in all a good place to stay and we would definitely go back off season."
- Travel date: 23rd January 2005
Hotel THB Mirador is also called
- mirador hotel palma de mallorca
- mirador palma de mallorca