I spent 5 days at the hotel at the beginning of July and loved it!
My room was on the fifth (top floor) with a great shower, nice toiletries, welcome basket of fruit and a local bottle of sherry when I arrived. The staff were all really friendly, the hotel was spotless; beautiful ornate fixtures and fittings; lots of areas with sofas for some quiet reading, it really was a home from home so you didnt have to stay up in your room.
I went down to the spa every day - one of the highlights of my holiday and a reason I chose this hotel, and I wasnt disappointed: nice sized in door swim pool, hot sauna, relaxing gardens that I made a beeline for every morning as not many people seemed to use them and you could always grab a sunlounger, freshly made tea and basket of fruit on hand; again really friendly staff. I had a couple of treatments and found them to be very good quality and service.
Across from the hotel there is a gym / pilates studio, and hotel guests are allowed 2 x pilates classes a week free. So that was a great bonus. The hotel also puts on other classes every day in their own gym. So it really
Lots of choice for breakfast each morning and was a great start to the day, eating outside and taking your time. It did seem to get busier as the morning went on but I went about 8am and it was nice and quiet then, where you could sit out under one of the parasols and enjoy a relaxing breakfast.
In terms of location, it was much quicker than I was expecting to walk into Palma Nova.
There are some steps from the back of the hotel that you take and then its about a five minute walk down the road and then road the corner.
The nightlife is very quiet in the area and I would say the choice of restaurants in the area is pretty limited. The best restaurant I found was literally next door to the hotel, on the beach. No frills and not great service to be honest but good authentic food and decent price.
You can walk around the corner to Palma Nova and there you have lots of restaurants and the closer you get to Maguluf the busier it gets.
There is a large supermarket up the road from the hotel across the main road. The bus stops are here too and I was actually very impressed with the service and frequency of the buses. The buses run up to Palma and also down along the coast. And very cheap a couple of euros for the journey.
A couple of things that although not an issue for me, may be for some others:
The outdoor pool is pretty small and there is not a huge area for sunbathing. Most of the sunloungers seemed to be taken earlier on. The private beach is also very small and not many sunloungers. So for me, I either sunbathed in the gardens at the back of the hotel,or walked to the main beach at Palma nova - which by the way is so much nicer than I was expecting!! Extremely clean beach, beautifully clear blue sea and lots of sunloungers available.
Also the nightlife at the hotel was pretty dire - and no atmosphere as clearly the other hotel guests concluded the same so went elsewhere at night.
All in all, a great hotel for a relaxing break!
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