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“Basic but satisfying...” 3 of 5 stars
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Hostal San Telmo
2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   C/ Pintor Antoni Gelabert 4, 07015 Cala Major, Majorca, Spain   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Cala Major B&B and Inns
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“Basic but satisfying...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

All the previous reviewers were right : when you go to Hostal San Telmo, don't expect luxury, but basic rooms with basic facilities. It's just a place to sleep during the night and spend the day elsewhere, on the beach etc. Yes, it's true it smells the dogs, but not so much- it remains acceptable and the dogs are nice. Yes it's true that there are some steps you have to climb in order to reach the hotel, but the overall position of the hotel is really great (not on the main street, but 200 metres to the beach and 50 to the nearest restaurant...)The swimming pool is nice too. During the night it's calm and quite, we had a very good sleep there. And what's more, everything is hyper-clean. So perhaps not for an entire week, for some days it's an acceptable accomodation.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

We were taking the ferry to Barcelona and needed somewhere affordable and close to the port to spend the night. This hostel fits the bill; a room with a tight little balcony and an interesting view, the large dogs guarding the entrance aside, we had a good night's sleep, with a few bars and a decent pizzeria next door. It's no frills, but has character and was an interesting place to spend the night. We had a great meal and spent the night in a nearby bar full of locals.

There's a pool as well, which is great for a hostel. No complaints.

Room Tip: Higher rooms have an interesting view.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

Maybe I was lucky out of season, but I had a good-sized room with (Spanish) tv. The hillside location at the end of a cul-de-sac means no disturbance from traffic. There's a pool which I imagine could be noisy, but it's not in use in October; meanwhile, the poolside loungers are still available to flake out on. If you dont like Cala Major, Palma is easily accessible by no 3 bus; the up-market beach at Illetes is 35-40 mins walk; and for culture, go down the hill a few metres, then back up Cami de Can Estade and the Fondacion Miro is just 5-10 mins walk - then, if you continue up Saridakis, right along Vidal i Sureda, then leftish into Bartomeu Pons i Coll, over the stream, and up the steps just past the "Happy Faces" Kindergarten, then the astonishing Belver Castle and Park can be reached in another pleasant 30 mins.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

What I have probably missed when booking this hotel (one night stay) is that this is a hostel. You will first climb steep hill and then steep stairs. If you are lucky you'll get a chance to meet nice owner' dog. Rooms are very basic, but clean. Furniture is as simple as it gets. Also don't expect air-condition there, it was quite cold during night in April even outside temperature was at least +5C higher. We were surprised that our door LOCKED from within could be easily open from outside WITHOUT keys! It was only one night we spent there but I can't imagine how one could stay longer there... maybe only if you are on very low budget.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hostal San Telmo

Address: C/ Pintor Antoni Gelabert 4, 07015 Cala Major, Majorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Cala Major
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Cala Major
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal San Telmo 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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Hostal San Telmo Majorca/Cala Major, Spain

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