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FERGUS Pax
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Del Notario Alemany , 12, 07182 Magaluf, Calvia, Majorca, Spain (Formerly Hotel Marina Pax)   |  
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Ranked #20 of 27 Hotels in Magaluf
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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“An absolute bargain and will be back!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

As per most of the recent reviews, my partner and I held little hope about the Pax, but boy were we pleased with what we found. In a nutshell, this was a bargain holiday!
We stayed from the 14th to 19th September 2013.
I never do reviews, but I simply had to because of all the negative ones that have been posted.
We are both in our 40's and expected a hotel full of drunken youngsters, but we found that we were the average age. Don't get me wrong, we went to Magaluf for the sun, sand and to party like crazy on the strip. Being from Blackpool, that's how we role anyway, so we would have mixed with youngsters and were ready to party hard. Instead we found the Pax a great place to relax by the pool, surrounded by a really great bunch of people. I can honestly say this was the best bunch of strangers I've been lucky enough to holiday with.
Like a previous review, I'll write up on each subject.
We travelled with Jet2Holidays, flew from Blackpool, and it went very smoothly.
We paid 300 quid for 5 nights including transfers, insurance, and the all inclusive. BARGAIN!!!
Reception: Spot on, 24 hours, very friendly, even the security guys were chatty, and a special note for Anna, she was brilliant in liaising with Jet2 about our transfer back to Palma.
Our Room: It was massive, 4 single beds, we pulled 2 together to make a double, all very comfy. The room was spotless, the balcony had two chairs and a small table, again perfect. The bathroom was lovely, a bath, powerful shower, very clean toilet and sink, and even soaps. Plenty of towels that were changed every day. There were loads of drawers and places to hang clothes. There is a safe in the wardrobe and the key is from reception at a small charge. The maid cleaned the room properly and made the beds every day. My only criticism is that there can be noise from the corridors, but this was easily remedied by drinking plenty of beer before bed (which we did), problem solved:-)
Food: We can't understand the moaning about the food, it was absolutely spot on. There was always a lovely display, fresh crispy salads, cold meats, pies, grills, Paella, pasta, vegetables, soups, etc. etc..and it was different at every meal. We asked so many people if they enjoyed the food as much as we did, and we never heard a single person complain.
The daytime snacks are the best I have seen in any hotel I have ever stayed. There is a large choice of Burgers, sausages, fish fingers, pizza, salads, cold meats, cheeses, bread, etc. etc...I honestly can't believe some of the crap that's been said about the Pax food.
Bars: They had removed the 1 drink rule and you are allowed two per bar visit. The bar was never ever busy. Beer was San Miguel, the mixers were Coca Cola and Fanta, and the shorts were the same as all the other AI hotels I have visited. Again, what are people moaning about? It was great.
Staff: Brilliant, very friendly, always ready to chat.
Pool: Only one pool open, but it was lovely and large, and we never had a problem getting a sunbed. No kids jumping about in the pool was great too.
Entertainment: The usual Darts, pool games, pool competition, Archery, Rifle shooting, Crazy golf, etc... all on site and a barrel of laughs if you get involved. A special mention about Mandela and Mishka, a cracking couple of people who worked really hard and ran all the activities. PS: The Wednesday Sangria pool party was so chilled, and I really belly laughed at the Sangria making demonstration and the cracking lad from Birmingham. If you were there you know what I mean, it was hilarious!
Location: Perfect, far enough away from the strip, but only a five minute walk along the beach front which was lovely to get back to the strip, or 10 mins down the road passing plenty of bars and shops which were good too. It was lovely to have little walk after dinner, passing some stunning bars along the way. Problem was we always ended up in a few too:-)
Yes the hotel is a little run down, so it isn't a palace, but it is an absolute bargain and if you are lucky enough to have a lovely bunch of strangers staying at the same time too, you will also have a great holiday.
We heard from staff that the Marina Group of Hotels are selling the PAX this winter, that may explain why they have not fixed the other pool.

Room Tip: Don't have ice in your drinks, it tasted so much better without.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Pleasant friendly helpful staff, room clean and spacious, food fresh and lots of choice. Not a hotel for the older young at heart generation. Noisy with stag and hen parties enjoying two and three day stays. The hotel and pool are in need of updating and the few sun beds are cracked or broken. The closed main pool has been condemned and will not reopen until the hotel closes at some point in the future for a total over haul that has been planned for the last eighteen months. Evening entertainment suitable for stag and hens only.

Room Tip: First floor with large terrace
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We stayed between the 12th-16th of sep and it aint as bad as people say. Lets say you get what you pay for. the hotel was perfect for groups of lads and lasses on holiday or stag/hen do's
here's a run down on the resort:
TRANSFER:if you book a transfer through a company ie low cost holiday.... don't bother we waited 2 hrs on the bus before it goes then seemed to drive in circles around magaluf dropping off to different hotels. We passed the same pub 3 times which started to annoy both myself and a group sat next to us.
We later found out you could get a taxi for 35 euros and only took 20 mins!! between 4 of us seemed a bargain!
Here's a breakdown of the resort.
HOTEL: clean, fairly well kept, only 1 pool work was in action which was a shame and from reading a lot of reviews has been like that for a while. Reception staff were friendly and helpful.
ROOM: cant fault it. decent size room, good beds, cleaned every day. Good size bathroom
BAR: Well a bit weird if you ask me, The pool bar was the main one during the day with a strict 1 drink per person policy, yet if you walked down to the food area you could serve yourself as much beer as you want? we was a group of 8 lads, so going up 1 by 1 was stupid and if you are a couple it was crazy! During the evening it goes to a 2 drink rule, which makes sense. I understand you get some idiots go silly on the booze couldn't common sense been enforced during the day and make it a 2 drink rule all day??
FOOD: Never see breakfast but lunch & dinner was ok. it filled a hole cheap and cheery and that's it They had a snack bar during the day which I avoided as it seemed like the food sat there all day and didn't seem to appetising.
LOCATION: Excellent, not too far from the strip yet far enough to avoid the crowds, best bet is to go via the beach, its quicker than the road and avoids the gangs of bar PA's dragging you in.
ENTERTAINMENT: We never stayed long for the night time stuff but something always seemed to be going on, be it shows, singing etc and the people seemed to enjoy it.
OVERVIEW: Its a decent BUDGET hotel and I think people should realise that when they book it. would I stay again, as a group of lads yes, as a couple... maybe not.

Room Tip: As for a Pool view as it overlooks the sea
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Myself and a friend booked a last minute all-inclusive stay at the Marina Pax from the 10th September to the 17th September. After reading the reviews on here we didn’t know what to expect and were pleasantly surprised with the hotel, the rooms, its staff and the food (I don't understand all the complaints about the food on here - there's so much choice and it was all very tastey). For what we paid we had a brilliant time; the hotel is located right next to the beach, and a short walk away to the strip. The rooms were basic but had all we needed with a great view of the sea. There was a good atmosphere, everyone was having a fun time, and we were sad to leave. I’m not sure if earlier in the season things were different here, but it was easy to get drinks at the bar and we were allowed two drinks each not one. There was a lot of choice and I can say from experience that the spirits weren’t watered down! If you stay here make sure you visit the Baracuda next door; the Marina is 5 star luxury compared to that hotel!! I’d definitely recommend staying at the Marina if you’re looking for somewhere cheap and cheerful in Magaluf – don’t be put off by the other reviews.

Room Tip: Ask for a top floor room facing the sea as it’s the quietest and has the best views.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

You get what you pay for!!!! 290 quid all inclusive in magaluf, you don't come expecting the ritz!!!!!! Found rooms n pool clean beer an food on tap, you couldn't ask for anything more on a stag do....

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Went to the Marina pax hotel on a stag do from the 13 th to the 15 th it was brilliant lots of friendly people the staff was helpfull but the food was not all that good the rooms were clean and spacious really enjoyed my stay and will be going back . John Briffitt kent

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the hotel from 12th - 15th sept and must say the place is great value for money. The staff were lovely, especially Mandela who always had a smile on his face. I was shocked when i first saw our room as i just expected a tiny double bedroom but instead the room was huge with 4 single beds in. Only being 2 of us we were happy with the space. The food was ok, i was worried about this when i first booked as i'm a fussy eater but the selection was great. The hotel was in a good spot and within walking distance to local shops, bars and the main strip. The atmosphere in the hotel was brilliant and entertainment was good too! We met a lot of lovely people and I would most definitely recommend this place for young party animals who want somewhere affordable and clean! :)

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Avenida Del Notario Alemany , 12, 07182 Magaluf, Calvia, Majorca, Spain (Formerly Hotel Marina Pax)
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Calvia > Magaluf
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 27 Hotels in Magaluf
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — FERGUS Pax 3*
Number of rooms: 161
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