37 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"had a great holiday at Hotel Maritimo ,fantastic food and great staff. a excellent variety of food and of very good quality. great entertainment reasonably priced drinks stayed there 11/06/2015 to celebrate our wedding anniversary and will be back. Your I Hargreaves"
- Travel date: 25th June 2015
good hotel worth a visit
"stayed at this hotel sept for 10 days good food,good staff all round,rooms were good and cleaned everyday,evening entertainment not fantastic (resident entertainer too childish and boring).would certainly go again though,in fact have booked for next year"
- Travel date: 20th September 2011
"We stayed at the Maritimo in May this year.The holiday itself we could not fault.The hotel was excellent, the staff,from the Manager to the cleaners were very helpful and very friendly.The food was very good, there was definatly a variety for everybody. We took my elderly parents with us and they reaaly enjoyed themselves. We liked it so much that we have booked to go back in Oct. this year."
- Travel date: 4th June 2011
"Have just returned from a lovely week at the Hotel Maritimo in Alcudia. Fabulous buffet for breakfast and dinner with good choices for vegetarians excellent fresh salads,desserts and fruit. The rooms, although not the largest, were very clean and the staff very friendly and efficient. Some UK T.V. chanels including BBC1 and ITV1 were available via satelite on the televisions in the bedrooms.The public areas of the hotel are very spacious with lots of sun loungers around the pools and plenty of seating both inside and out in the bar area. Most of the guests seemed to be couples or groups of adults on cycling holidays and we saw very few children at the hotel during our stay. I cannot comment on the evening entertainment as we did not stay in the hotel in the evenings but walked up to the marina in Alcudia. The location of the hotel at first seems some way from the main bars and entertainment in Alcudia however there are good bus links and it only takes about 30 mins to walk. You need to cross a main road to reach the beach which has lovely white sand and clear shallow water. Not so nice is the lake area behind the hotel as during our visit this had an unpleasant smell and seemed to contain a large amount of rubbish which was a pity however the beach more than made up for this."
- Travel date: 27th May 2009
not as expected
"had a week at this hotel very clean food lovely staff helpful entertainment was dreadful not really a holiday for kids either - most of the holidaymakers were 50+ you could have heard a pin drop throughout the day - the place was silent would not hurry back and surrounding area was like a ghost town "
- Travel date: 20th October 2008
Just returned from 7 days at the Maritim...
"Just returned from 7 days at the Maritimo. We had a wonderful holiday. At first I was a bit concerned at having booked a hotel through the internet, but need not have worried. We reached the resort late evening and when we checked in were told that although the dining room had closed, there was a meal waiting for us which was much appreciated. The rooms were spacious and exceptionally clean, the staff were very friendly and made our stay even better. The food was exceptional, the buffet was everything you could imagine! Breakfast was a delight with everything from continental to full English, even omelettes. During the week there was an Elvis impersonator, which was absolutely brilliant - we all had such a good laugh. The entertainment was varied everything from Elvis to a Parrot show which was wonderful, and Marvin the compare got wonderfully confused trying to teach our German friends how to play bingo - needless to say one little old english lady scooped all the winnings - twice!! The buses to Palma, Porto Alcudia, Can Pickafort, and Porto Pollensa and many other resorts stopped right outside the hotel, they were regular and very reasonably priced, there was also a good selection of shops and bars within easy walking distance, and everything was on the flat - perfect for anyone who is disabled. Would recommend it to all. My husband put on almost a stone in a week! The final icing on the cake was when we were leaving at 4am we were told by the night porter that a continental breakast was waiting for us in the dining room - beat that. Roll on next year!!"
- Travel date: 23rd September 2008
Just returned from our 2nd visit to the ...
"Just returned from our 2nd visit to the wonderful Maritimo. As expected the service, food, cleanliness in fact everything about our stay was top notch. The only complaint we had was with regard to the handling of our baggage on arrival at Palma Airport and the handling of us on departure. Firstly the hotel. This is our 7th visit to Alcudia and our 2nd visit to the Maritimo. We would have stayed here last year but it was fully booked so this time we booked last December just to make sure. The Maritimo is spotlessly clean, well appointed and in our opinion caters for your every need. The staff are extremely helpful, always courteous and seem to respond very well (and almost gratefully) when you make the effort to use a little Spanish. We have no complaints. It's the little things that count in our opinion like actually speaking to your kids like they matter, for example when ours said "gracias" he was always responded to with a friendly smile and "de nada". It made his holiday that he was treated like he was equal to everyone else. Our room was spacious, comfortable and most importantly clean. The maids attend every day and if necessary changed your towels every day. The bed linen is changed once a week. The air conditioning was a god send. We had a room which overlooked the dining room which meant we had a garden, lake and sea view (well you could just about see the sea). It was never in full sun due to it's position but considering August was the hottest it's been in Majorca for quite some time, it was nice to have a bit of shade. No complaints with the restaurant service and again the staff we came into contact with were very helpful and courteous. The food was fantastic once again. Plenty for everyone and loads of variety. Drinks were reasonably priced at the evening meal also it was 6 Euro 50 Cents for 3 bottles of Coke. The entertainment was good (apart from the bingo) afterall it's a little hard going when each number is called in 3 different languages. Each to their own though. The singing acts were good too. One night "Elvis was in the building" and whilst he wasn't the best impersonator, he was entertaining, friendly and quite funny. We enjoyed it anyway. The facilities are lovely. There are two main pools and one kids pool outside as well as an indoor pool with Jacuzzi. There is a Sauna, Turkish Bath, Gym, Tennis Courts, Volleyball/Football courts as well as a really comprehensive activities programme which includes Archery, Table Tennis, Water Polo etc. Marvin the entertainer seems to have an abundence of energy and is really friendly too. The hotel is located adjacent to the main road approximately 250 yards from the beach. There are shops, restaurants and Bars all within a few minutes walk, all reasonably priced. Our favourite restaurants are Las Delicias and the Smiths Bar which are within a 5 minute walk from the hotel. There is a bus stop just outside which takes you to C'an Picafort for 1 Euro 30 Cents and the one across the road takes you into either Pueto Alcudia (the port and harbour area) or if you stay on a little longer Puerto Pollensa again for just over 1 Euro. There are a few kiddies arcades as well as your general tourist trinket shops. The lucky lucky men are still around trying to sell you fake sunglasses, watches etc but the local police seem to be cracking down on them a little more this year. The beach is as wonderful as ever but be careful of the jellyfish. Our son was stung on the first day but the lifeguards are fantastic and sorted him out within a couple of minutes. All in all this was a fantastic holdiday and I wish we were still there (especially looking out the window at our wonderful British weather at the moment). The only negatives we had were: On arrival at Palma Airport we were left standing in the baggage collection hall with no clue as to where to collect our luggage. We were all stood around looking desperately at the screens which seemed to be displaying every other plane arrival apart from ours. After an hour someone shouted that they were on carousel 15 where they had apparently been spinning round for 25 minutes. It was absolute chaos, bags and people everywhere. Not sure what went wrong but by the time we had located our bags and found our bus it meant that we didn't actually arrive at our hotel till 12.30pm - we were shattered. Having said that though, the hotel put on a cold buffet for us with drinks which was a nice gesture as were were all hungry. The second negative was to do with Thomas Cook. We all know that the reps don't very often travel with you on the transfer buses nowadays but when we were going home we arrived at the airport and didn't have a clue where to go. Normally the rep meets you at the airport and tells you which desk to go to so you can check in. Well our bus pulled up - no rep. The driver lobbed our bags out onto the pavement - no rep. The driver closed the bus doors and drove off - no rep. Leaving us stood there - no rep. Well anyone who's ever been to Palma Airport will tell you it's huge. There are approximately 150 check in desks and we didnt' have a clue which one to go to. After wandering around trying to find - you guessed it a rep - one of the men on our transfer coach asked at the information desk were we needed to go to. He told us desks 111-115 - still no rep. We went to desks 111-115 and stood there for about half an hour until quite a substantial amount of Spanish travellers all started queing up with us. I had a sneaky suspicion that we were in the wrong place - oh did I mention no rep. Anyway we eventually found out we should have been at desks 9-13 which by the time we got there meant we were at the back of a very very long queue despite being at the airport for nearly an hour. It was an absolute shambles. This also meant that by the time we checked in our family had to be seated seperately on the plane which wasn't good for me as a nervous flyer. Not very impressed with Thomas Cook. Overall though a wonderful holiday, fantastic hotel, weather, food etc. Definately keen to repeat our hotel experience."
- Travel date: 5th September 2008
just returned from 14 nights in the mari...
"just returned from 14 nights in the maritimo.the flight was on time and we had our luggage straight away.got on the coach and the rep told us transfer time was 45 minutes.for some reason the driver took us all around the villages of mallorca taking transfer time to well over one and half hours. on arrival at the hotel we were told that our rooms were not ready,and we were not on the same floor.we booked this hotel in january and that was our only request.isobel on reception told me that the hotel was fully booked and would not be able to move us.we were finally given the keys after 2 hours and found that my parents had been put in what is classed as a singlr room. when going back down to reception isobel just smiled and said that thomas cook was responsible and they had sold me a room illegally.so i decided to see the rep laura who was fantastic.not only did she get us moved to the same floor.she also got us compensation in the resort due to the fact that the hotel was breaking the law by putting 2 adults in a single room.the hotel itself is lovely and the rooms are cleaned everyday.clean towelsand bed linen regularly. didnt bother going round the pool as we like the beach but did notice people putting towels on the beds at 7am. the dining room is wonderful,however the food does tend to be very repetitive.overall a lovely hotel but the receptionists (girls) tend to be quite arrogant,and seem to be more for the germans ,who incidently do not have to wait for their rooms upon arrival.they are already for them."
- Travel date: 12th August 2008
Hi, we recently stayed at the Maritimo. ...
"Hi, we recently stayed at the Maritimo. The hotel was very good. the Children enjoyed their selves and the young girl entertainers really spent time with all the kids, she worked extremly hard I thought, well done to her. The head entertainer, Mervin I think, had some sort of speach impediment, when he went on the microphone his voice suddenly turned into some kind of freakish alien. I was not over fussed on the food, but as my Wife says I am a fussy person. shes is right, the staff were generally friendly, the hotel was clean and tidy and the room was fine.Theres plenty to do in this area, so I would recommend it. Entertainment, well my Wife said no to say anything, but i believe it is best to give an honest opinion, this is what these type of things rely on, in general I must say I dont really know, I only watched one show and that was enough for us,well me, it was awful, the only and the most memorable show for the worst reasons we saw ,was an Elvis impersonater, that could not sing, and I mean could not sing, he looked more like Lurch from the Adams family, why on earth this hotel uses rubbish acts like this I do not know, the thing is, it was so bad it put you off watching anything else, I am an Elvis fan, my Mother still listens to him everyday, I am only glad she did not listen to this act, it would have runined her holiday. Apparently there was a Neil Diamond show there, who I heard was Ok, unfortunately i am not a fan of his and after the Elvis abomination we did not bother to watch any more shows, Definately have a look at the Rod Stewart show, this was the highlight of my holiday, I am a hugh fan of his, it was at Loonas grill, he's fantastic and the food is superb. To sum up, we had a really good holiday, I would stay there again, FOOD ,my Wife thought it was Ok, so did the Children. This is only my opinion, have a great holiday. "
- Travel date: 2nd August 2008
Just got back from Maritimo after a bril...
"Just got back from Maritimo after a brilliant 10 day stay with my girlfriend. Everything about the hotel is impressive. Both pools are of a good size, with plenty of space around them to relax. There is also an indoor pool, with sauna and Jacuzzi. The food at breakfast and dinner is varied and fresh. And the staff are so helpful. The beach is within a 5 minute walk, and there are shops on the hotels doorstep! Id recommend this holiday to anyone who wants to have a relaxing holiday by the pool. I will be returning next year!"
- Travel date: 10th July 2008
Party of 4 adults and 2 young children, ...
"Party of 4 adults and 2 young children, started off bad and just got worse. arived late on 22/06/2008 and we were told that our three rooms are all on seperate floors, even though we had booked 7 months ago i dont think it was good to split the children up at night for two weeks, 3 VERY SMALL SWIMMING POOLS had to come down at 7am to make sure that there were beds available. Now on our last day and we have just been told that you cant extend one room. Our flight is 22.30 sunday night and isobel on reception has just smiled in our faces and said that we will have to all shower in the indoor pool (2 old age pensioners 1 that has had a double hip replacement, 2 children and 2 adults) and then sit at reception for 8hrs. I have just checked online with grupotel and there are vacancys on the day that we are leaving, i have offered to pay the 158.00 pounds i dont want it for nothing. the food is very repetative but i have to say that the waiters are fantastic. What is going on with this hotel and the reception staff we were told that they were arogant but didnt listen"
- Travel date: 5th July 2008
What a hotel. What friendliness. Nothi...
"What a hotel. What friendliness. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. The rooms may be small but are extremely clean and fresh looking. Maids clean everywhere. No part of the hotel looked shabby. The restaurant can be a bit crowded and some people did not like sharing with another couple but if you asked they moved you. The food is buffet style and something for everyone. They even had an area over one side specifically for vegetarian. Breakfast also consisted of a dietetic menu so very suitable for diabetics and those on low fat diets - there was even a choice of sugar-free jams and marmalades, something you don't even find in UK supermarkets. The only downside was the weather, just 4 days of sun out of 14 but the hotel does have an air condition gym, indoor pool, large jacuzzi, sauna and turkish bath and adult and children entertainer. The hotel has 2 outdoor pools and a childrens pool. One pool says it is not for children under 6 and under 12 must have an adult with them so why oh why did we see babies in nappies in the pool with adoring parents and kids of 5 or 6 with rubber rings round them playing in the pool with the parents yards away?! They would be the first to blame the hotel if anything happened to their darlings. We would not allow our kids unsupervised. Nighttime entertainment was very good - much better than what you usually expect and the manager does not allow karaoke here - he feels that is best left to the bars and not a 4* hotel. Age range was very mixed with some young couples, some young families, older couples and the senior citizen and all felt catered for. We will definitely go again, in fact we have already booked for next year."
- Travel date: 3rd July 2008
Top traveller tips for Grupotel Maritimo
"central location close to beach"
"Relax and enjoy yourself"
"The old town in Alcudia was our favourite area together with the bars and restaurants at the Marina"
"Loved the Beach in Alcudia, disliked the broken pavements and half finished developments."
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