We arrived here in the early morning and our luggage was stored for us until our room was ready. While checking in we were welcomed with refreshing complimentary drinks.
We returned later and were given our room on 7th floor with wonderful views of the bay towards Palma. The queen size bed was very comfortable and the tv had some BBC stations. The wash hand basin set-up was somewhat unconventional being that you had to slide a frosted glass door across the bedroom when you wanted your washing privacy.
The hotel is set in an excellent location on top of a hill with reception on the top floor (9th) going down to water level. The hotel has 2 outdoor swimming pools (1 for adults only) and 1 indoor pool with spa and wellness centre, there is also a gym.
The ground level also has the pool bar which serves food for most of the day and also hosts the evening cabarets. There is a very good towel service and plenty of sunbathing facilities.
The food at breakfast has got a great amount of choices and also free cava provided. The evening meal has 3 options, one being the buffet style, another being the a la carte menu (served to you) and finally the Krystal restaurant on the ground floor which must be booked in advance.
Illetas is a very quiet residential area. Directly outside the hotel is a taxi rank and also the bus stop for route 3, which takes up to 40 minutes to reach Palma for 1.5 euros, and runs every 15 minutes. There are also a good number of bars and cafes within 15 minutes walk of the hotel.
All the staff are extremely friendly and helpful most of them having a good understanding of English. The large majority of guests staying here are German. This hotel is certainly 4+ stars and makes for a very enjoyable stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Refurbished Majorca beach hotel with direct access to the sea and relaxing views over the bay of Palma. Located in Illetas very close to Palma, this is the perfect hotel for your holidays. It offers full range of leisure options with good standards of comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Palace Bonanza Playa Hotel
- Hotel Riu Palace Bonanza Playa Majorca/Calvia, Spain