We travelled as "forty somethings" guys from England.
We stayed at the hotel last weekend and, having read all the reviews decided to upgrade to a room on the front, overlooking the harbour. It cost an extra 40 euro per night.
We were allocated a room on the 7th floor with stunning views from the adequate balcony over the swimming pool below and the harbour with it's bobbing boats and large yachts (see photo).
The room itself was very modern with laminate type flooring and, as other folk have said, Ikea style furniture. Great lighting and very calming. The aircon was decent enough too.
Breakfast was included in our room rate but was average for a 4 star hotel. I am offered freshly cooked eggs "my way" everywhere I stay so this was not a big deal.
We had lunch at the hotel tapas bar and took a table on the pavement outside. It was superb food and wine, recommended!
The bar near the reception area was good. Pleasant bar staff, football on the TVs.
Lots of nibbles with your drinks and, on one occasion, deep fried breadcrumbed foie gras!
Right, that's the good points covered.
Directly outside of the hotel appeared to be the main hub in Palma for "getting your hands on extras"! It was crowded out with Eastern Europeans pushing drugs and loose women on to passers by. This was even, to a certain extent, happening under the entrance atrium of the hotel itself!
I'm not sure what time they arrive to start plying their respective trades as we were always returning to the hotel after midnight so they were always there to pester us.
Down the side of the hotel is 2 strip and "extras" clubs, again, run by Eastern Europeans. The noise these places generate is unbelievable!
I would not return to this hotel again because of my last points, and certainly not with my family!
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I would like to thank you for taking the time to write to us and let us know your satisfaction. We let you know that your opinion is very important for us.
I am glad that you enjoyed our news and modern rooms.The sea and catedral views are amazing.
Thank you for our Bar comments. It is recently renovated too.
Guest Experience Manager- Meliá Palas Atenea
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