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Luabay Marivent
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Gavina, 9, 07015 Cala Major, Majorca, Spain   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Cala Major
Tampere, Finland
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“Great hotel on an excellent spot on the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Luabay Marivent is excellently located just on the Cala Mayor beach. Actually, the hotel really couldn’t be more close to the beach as it is. In this regard, this is pretty much the best you can get if you are looking for place to stay close to a beach. However, some notes about the beach itself: as the beach is not operated by the hotel, you have to pay for the sun chairs and umbrellas (two chairs and one umbrella amount to 16 euros). Also, even though the hotel itself is marketed “adults only”, the beach is open to the public which means kids running around.

The hotel is also otherwise nicely located in a touristy area with lots of restaurants, bars and small markets around. And if you are looking for something less touristy, the bus stop for buses (line number 3) to Palma city center is just around the corner. A single ticket costs a mere 1,50 euros and the one way trip takes about 20 minutes to one direction. It is also possible to walk to Palma, it takes around 90 minutes or so to go by foot. The Porto Pi shopping centre is also on a walkable distance.

Our superior room was clean, spacious and the sea view was great. The rooms looked like they were recently renovated. At times there were some noise from the beach club and other hotels at the beach during the evenings, which might disturb you if you are a light sleeper and like to go to bed early.

Service at the front desk was friendly. Sadly, there is no free Wi-Fi available.

The breakfast was decent, with a sufficient selection of everything. Nothing to get really excited about but it served its purpose.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Administradors, Luabay Team at Luabay Marivent, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thank you very much for being our guest and for sharing your experience at our hotel. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the location of the hotel and had a great time staying with us. Your comment about the WiFi will be forwarded to the corresponding department and we hope this was not a very big issue for you. It would be a great pleasure to welcome you at our hotel again in the future.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Before we booked this holiday, of course, Trip Adviser was the first stop. Problem - recent refurb. and new owners so no relevant reviews. So this was a bit of a gamble. We were attracted by it being adult only and close to the City of Palma which we wanted to explore. Our experience was exactly that. Yes we had to walk from the dropoff - wheeled suitcases to the rescue - but it was not far. The hotel atmosphere and rooms were a bit bland needing a bit more colour and design, a missed opportunity.
Our room was comfortable if rather near to the Hotel Nixe next door and with an outlook of a wall. Still we never pay for a sea view on the basis it is normally dark when we are in our room! Fortunately local rules say no music after midnight so although this was a bit "flexible" we were not badly disturbed.
In general the food was good with themed nights, of good quality and plentiful, the hotel clean and the staff helpful. We were all inclusive and like wine with our evening meal, the selection was very limited but quite acceptable. The main bar in the hotel did get busy but there was never an undue wait, no more than at home in the local. During our stay the upstairs bar was not open, unsure why as this had a good size TV and was a quiet escape if you did not like the entertainment. Oh yes the bonus in this holiday was the entertainment - some wonderful music including an ABBA tribute and a solo artist called Damian Lodrick who was fantastic (a feature was that he played/sung for an hour with not a break even for applause) with a good range of songs.

The local beach was good nice sand and a gentle slope into the sea, very busy at the weekend as the locals descend. Tip - buy a parasol or two rather than rent beds and umbrellas.

Negatives, one or two. I really think there should be some free WiFi in public areas. The pool area had sufficient loungers (just) but far too few umbrellas and could get a bit cosy so we escaped to the beach.
The beach bar is not part of the hotel or at least not part of the all inclusive so when there was music on the beach the bar was a bit of a trek. We had a normal bathroom but looked inside a room that was open plan, interesting, not great if you share a room with a friend or family member other than a partner, even then do you want to see their ablutions!

Overall a good holiday in a comfortable and well located hotel with good food, drink and helpful staff with very few negatives (mainly minor except the umbrellas).

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Administradors, Team Luabay at Luabay Marivent, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this balanced review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and especially our entertainment at night. Your feedback is very much appreciated. We will be sure to look into your comments about the design of our rooms, the Wi-Fi and parasols in the pool area in more detail and consider them for future improvements for the coming season. We thank you for your recommendation and would love to welcome you at our hotel again soon.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We stayed here for a week in July. A real disappointment. The hotel looked great from the travel brochure, reality was something else. Never again!
We got room 1107, spacious but so terribly plain and boring! The bathroom was weird, funny layout. There was a big balcony and two chairs and a small table, overlooking the pool and the sea. There was also the everlasting noise of entertainment afternoons, evenings and nights which we did not appreciate at all. Breakfast was OK and the breakfast area outside really lovely.
You cannot access the miniature beach without using your key card, so stupid, my bathingsuit has no pockets. Another annoying thing was procedures around pool towels. You could change towels I think three times in a week, but you had to do that at restricted times at the reception. I do not call that service. We will never stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Administradors, Team Luabay at Luabay Marivent, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review and share your experience at our hotel. We truly hope that despite some negative points you are mentioning, you had a relaxing holiday. Your feedback is very much appreciated, as this is our first year of monitoring the reviews which helps us a lot for making improvements to our service for the new season. We will therefore pass your comments about the decoration of the room, noise of entertainment, key cards for access to the beach and our hotel and the pool towel service to the respective departments in order for them to look into it in more detail and consider changes for the future. It would be a great pleasure if you would be our guests again in the future to see our hotel from a different angle and enjoy a truly wonderful holiday.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Having read a lot of negative reviews before our holiday, let me say I have no idea what they were talking about. This was truely agreat little hotel with its own private beach, the rooms clean and comfortable, exellent bars and dining room. We stayed half board, the breakfasts good value and plenty of choice. The evening meals again so much choice and so well presented, the staff and management smart and always smiling. The resturant dining room impecably clean, the food always fresh and hot, as I said we were given so much choice. The wine and drinks very reasonable, plus you had evening entertainment every night. Our room had a sea view, was clean, the bed comfortable, linen fresh, bathroom towels changed daily, bathroom modern with walk in shower.
Pool was adaquate, no problem with the loungers, staff always at hand. Beach clean, and the beach resturant very well run, the food was really good.

Hard to think of any thing negative, the hotel had undergone a refit, there were afew small bits that needed some attention (the stairs to the resturant) but I understand there is a second refit happening during this winters shutdown to finish off the few snags.

Local area a little run down......but go anywhere in Europe and find some where that has not suffered by the economic problems of late.

We would like to thank the management and staff for helping us have a great holiday, especially Belen and Merchi who both "went that extra mile" for everyone.

Room Tip: Sea View......the higher the better views
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Administradors, Team Luabay at Luabay Marivent, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words, they are very much appreciated and will be shared with our staff. We are glad you to hear you had a great time and were completely satisfied with our hotel and the service we offer. It would be a pleasure to welcome you at our hotel again in the future. Thank you for choosing and recommending Luabay!
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Norwich
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

The food was good,the hotel very clean, the view from bedroom spectacular.

The reception staff very helpfull especially Philip who went out of his way to help and was always very pleasant.

Thompsons rep very helpfull also

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the sea are worth the extra
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

the luabay marvent is a great place to stay, although i would say its more suited for the fifty plus age, we went bed and breakfast there and the breakfast was buffet style and the food was great, the staff were very nice and helpful, only draw back was that if you wanted a lilo at the pool you had to get up quite early and had to stay there with your towels until 9am or security would take them away, there was entertainment laid on every niht at the pool bar it was a great base to get to palma and only costs a couple of euros, and if you crossed the road you got a bus to take you to palma nova and magaluf for about 3.50 euros

Room Tip: ask for sea facing and high up for a great veiw
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Administradors, Team Luabay at Luabay Marivent, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thank you very much for your review and your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and had a great time. Your feedback about the sunbeds is very much appreciated and we can assure you that we are trying our best to keep people from reserving them early in the morning. It would be a great pleasure to welcome you at our hotel again in the future.
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I must state at the outset that this is the best package holiday hotel I’ve stayed in. I get the feeling from reading both the earlier negative and favourable comments made by some guests at the hotel that you just can’t please everybody as there are those who are only happy when they are complaining.
LOCATION: Yes the coach will drop you on the main road because there is nowhere for it to turn around immediately outside the hotel. So a walk of about 100 metres is required. No big deal. This hotel is not in a tourist area with all the usual tacky tourist shops. If you want that, go to Palma Nova, it’s awful. From the hotel there are a selection of bars, restaurants and shops just a 100 metres away. My wife and I took a few leisurely walks to the centre of Palma alongside the marina which took about 45 minutes. From the end of the road there are buses to Palma approximately every 10 minutes and costs one and half euros. The hotel faces south into the bay and from the hotel room you look out over the pool then the beach. A wonderful view.
HOTEL: The reception staff were professional, polite and helpful. The selection of food was amazing. Lots of ready prepared dishes with several additional ones being cooked to order. The lady who cooked the eggs at breakfast was brilliant. She could cook half a dozen orders at once and exactly as required. (I see someone even managed to complain about her).
THE BAR: The beer on sale was Amstel, which I personally like and was 2.25 euros (£1.80) for 25cl (half a pint) Not the cheapest but reasonable. There is a small bar just outside the hotel, I think it’s called ‘The Office’ and you pass it going in and out of the hotel, which is where I had the worst pint of beer I have ever tasted, be warned.
THE ROOM: A nice large air-conditioned room with sea view and small balcony. The room has full length black-out curtains, so if you’re not an early riser the sun won’t wake you. Very large bed and flat screen TV. Nice bathroom (despite what others have said) and the shower was brilliant. We had a small problem with the wash basin but it was rectified the same day. The room was cleaned to our satisfaction, but the replenishment of the tea and coffee supplies was a little inconsistent.
SUMMARY: The holiday rep, Alex was nearly always on hand to help with any queries or local information. The hotel management here do a very good job and we certainly enjoyed our stay. Would we come again? YES. It was value for money and unless you’re a born moaner don’t be put off by earlier negative comments, you will enjoy this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Administradors, Team Luabay at Luabay Marivent, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Thank you so much for this detailed and balanced review. We are very glad to hear that you had a great time and were fully satisfied with our hotel and our staff. Your feedback means a lot to us and shows us that the hard work all of our staff carry out each day is appreciated. We are looking forward to having you as our guests again in the future and would like to thank you for choosing and recommending Luabay!
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Address: Calle Gavina, 9, 07015 Cala Major, Majorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Cala Major
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Cala Major
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Luabay Marivent 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Luabay Marivent Hotel (Majorca), is a hotel conceived keeping every detail in mind for couples, located right on the beach of Cala Major.It is the perfect space for enjoying a wonderful holiday on the stunning and charming Island of Majorca.Luabay Marivent Hotel offers you a wide variety of products and services such as its exclusive Beach Club, the baySpa (Luabay's very own Spa brand) and a varied and cared culinary offer.Its modern functional rooms will impress you and will render you everything you are looking for during your holidays.Luabay Marivent Hotel will make you find your dreams again.Come and let us seduce you... ... more   less 
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