42 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
For the price very good
"For the price i paid and the fact it was a 1 star it was very good. there are 4 parts to the hotel on different streets. we were in the part with no pool but it was only a short walk to the main part of the hotel. didnt have any noise at all and v quiet area at night. only a short walk <5 mins to beach and a 30min walk (6 euro) taxi to magaluf. great area and hotel was good value for money. rooms werent particuarly clean, but service was very good"
- Travel date: Sun 19th of July 2009
"me and my friends stayed in gabardo in june 2009 for 5 nights we expected to turn up to a complete hole but when we arrived we were greeted by lovely staff and a nice atmosphere the hotel is definately for young people and is lous but we were the girls that contributed to that so it didnt effect us at all great location really close to magaluf only a 6 euro taxi and a nice walk if you want to, some lovely restraunts in the area and a nice beach :) the hotel was very clean and we loved the chef she was very friendly because its english owned its very comforting so as this was our first holiday away we felt comfortable and at ease all in all an amazing crazy holiday prepare for no sleep and messy hangovers but a nice hotel and location to recover you !!!!"
- Travel date: Wed 15th of July 2009
Perfect for a short loudish break
"An amazing hotel that contributed to an amzing Stag do (my own). We were quite a noisy bunch especially round the pool, but the staff realised that we were there to have fun and not cause trouble, and because of that we had a lot of respect for them and vice versa. I would 100% reccommend this hotel to any (reasonably sensible) 20 something lads."
- Travel date: Wed 24th of June 2009
Long weekend away
"We booked to stay in Gabarda late Thursday night and arrived 9.00am Friday morning to be welcomed by very friendly staff who upgraded us to Martinez Aparments at no extra cost !! We were expecting a sleepless 3 nights but we were woken up only once and they werent overly noisy just laughing - no different to the 5-star hotel we stayed in in Tenerife. I would recommend this hotel to any couple wanting a cheap weekend away - we will definitely book this again. The staff were the best we have come across in any hotel abroad."
- Travel date: Fri 19th of June 2009
Party hotel with really great staff loved it and would go back
"This place is great but it all depends on what you are looking for in your accomodation. Definetly stay here if you are younger adults who like to party. Gabarda has lovely staff who are very helpful there is a 24 hour bar and it is a short taxi journey of approx 6 euros to Magaluf. I went B&B and the breakfast was a mean fry up great for curing hangovers but there are healthier options available too. My rooms was basic, clean and they have fridges in which i love for keeping getting ready beverages cold. I would say dont stay here if you are a family with young children (I didn't find it particularly rowdy or anything but the majority of other guests did seem to be young adult groups which mite be offputting fer little ones) Its not the best place to stay if you love the pool. The pool in gabarda is very small and has a lot of shade over it this did not spoil my stay at all as I am a beach kind of girl but I know sum people much prefer pool. The beach is a really short walk and its beautiful. So like i said it all depends what you are looking for in a hol."
- Travel date: Wed 1st of October 2008
Young People Haven!!!!
"This Hotel is not as bad as everyone makes it out to be!!!
The hotel is very small with only 30+ rooms and the pool, well its a giant foot spa basically!!!
But overall this hotel has a great atmosphere and with the 24 hour bar aswell, you have to expect some noise!!!
If you like your sleep then this is not the place for you to stay, i stayed for 14 nights and probably got about 1 nights full sleep, the hotel is very lively at 6 in the morning when everyone is coming home, and the barman and security man love it so there is no point complaining.
The security man does try to keep some noise levels down, but he is always quick to tell the girls to SHUTUP!! but he never tells the boys to SHUTUP, so he is quite obviously on a power trip!!!!
The Cooking is AMAZING!!! Definetley get the full english breakfast and there is a whole range of food supplied for sooooo cheap, probably the cheapest place to eat.
Also if you do want to laze around the pool, literally three minutes up the road is the Voranova, which has a huge pool!!!!"
- Travel date: Wed 10th of September 2008
Great For Youngsters Older People Dont Go
"Stayed here for 2 nights. You get what you pay for, cheap hotel, clean, staff very friendly.
Full of youngster looking for a good time and getting very drunk.
Woken up at least 3 times during the night, 3am,4am and 7am when they all came back from what must have been a great night out for them all.Shouting, banging doors singing etc. If your young and want a cheap hotel, you love clubing, drinking and having fun then this hotel is for you. If on the otherhand you want a relaxing holiday then look for another hotel.
I must say the hotel staff are lovely, very friendly and will go out of there way to help."
- Travel date: Sun 13th of July 2008
got to love it
"hotel was a little basic but we had a great time. the staff are lovely and very friendly. we wanted a one week last min deal and we had a great time, just out of season so not too lively. nice and clean and breakfast good too. would go back there again. many thanks to all of the staff for a lovely saty at the gabarda hotel"
- Travel date: Sun 28th of October 2007
going abroad travel put two fifty year olds in a twenty.s hostel
"in the lobby on arrival room was not ready so we sat for two hours and we witnessed a young girl naked and police arrived to sort a young man out for jumping off the third floor in to the pool we were then given our key opened the door which didnt need a key (lock was broken) we found two camp beds suffice to say we found our own accommadation"
- Travel date: Sun 19th of August 2007
"this is a great place, friendly staff, clean rooms, 24 hour bar and TOP REPS!! great place 2 be for all young people!! i would deffo go back there!!"
- Travel date: Wed 12th of May 2004
Oh no what a mistake
"They show you pictures of rooms but not the tiny room we got.No air conditioning just a fan that did sod all. People talk about you get what you pay for well our holiday was not a cheap and we expected a lot better than we got. The staff were nice and the breakfast was good that's all i can say on that. My advice is don't come here there are loads of better hotels.We will never be back to this hotel although we will be back to Palma Nova."
- Travel date: Sun 25th of September 2016
Oh no what a mistake
"Our room was unlike any of the photos they show. Staff were very good. This was not a cheap holiday as it cost over Â£1000 for 9 days and then we had to pay for coffee with our breakfast."
- Travel date: Sat 24th of September 2016