We two 'mature' people in our 50's stayed at Hostal Ritzi on three separate occasions over a two-week period as we explored the island and walked the Serra de Tramuntana from es Capdella to Pollença. We are confident, often fussy, travellers used to all manner of accommodation. It gave us a good base and did, as others have said, exactly 'what it said on the tin'.
In a lively district of Palma Hostal Ritzi offers down-to-earth accommodation serving travellers from all over the world and lots of yacht-crew types from the harbour. It is a large, old Spanish town-house that like so many others in Palma could do with a lot more investment and attention - although it would then no longer serve the traveller on a budget.
The friendly atmosphere was immediately apparent as we spent a short time waiting to register while Liza the manager was on the phone to a mum in the UK reassuring them of the measures they would take to care for the mum's offspring when she arrived. Time and again we saw staff sorting problems, storing luggage, researching buses, car-hire and banking for other guests, particularly new, young travellers on their first foray into independent travel. It is particularly popular with young female travellers who appear to feel completely at ease. It is obvious that the hosts actually care about people and we would have no hesitation in recommending the hostal to young travellers including our own children.
The road outside is busy and noisy with people sightseeing and having fun but hey that's what Mallorca, particularly Palma, can be about. Accommodation is simple and clean but it is also cheap. Several people complain that the free and fully open WiFi is only available in the public-areas and that this is a 'problem' - get a life.
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- Also Known As:
- Hostal Ritzi Hotel Palma De Mallorca
- Hostal Ritzi Palma De Mallorca, Majorca