Would give it 3.5 out of 5 (good) but wont let me do a half star :-)
Two things to note before my review;-
1,- It was an October 1/2 term break ( so services may vary in high season)
2,- THIS IS A 3 STAR HOTEL (not the Savoy)
Me and my wife have been to Palma Nova for 3 years in a row at October.
We love the place and have always been lucky with the weather. The Mimosa was not our 1st choice. We have stayed at the Hi Palma Nova previously but we found it was closing early Oct so we went for another 'Hi Hotel' in the Mimosa.
We weren't disappointed, and possibly preferred it in the end.
The hotel is ideally located, situated right in the centre of Palma Nova.
The easiest way to the shops/beach is the steps at the rear of the pool area (nr the stage) that lead down the (hill) street to 'Banana Joes' You can cut through from the front of the hotel by turning left at the front entrance . From there, a large clean beach is directly across the road and shops and bars both left and right.
Turn to the right at Banana Joes (either by the beach or road adjacent) and a nice 15 minute walk will lead you to Magaluf.
I cant recommend Palma Nova enough. It is spotlessly clean, has a really nice beach with a vast array of bars and shops and quite importantly for the elderly it is a pretty flat resort.
The Hotel itself is large with a very nice Reception area and helpful staff.
The bar and Victoria lounge is on this level and the restaurant is the level below ( ground level) with outdoor bar area next to the very spacious pool. (this outdoor bar area closed 3 days into our week which was disappointing and so had to go up 2 flights of stairs to the main bar to get drinks) They opened the restaurant bar in the end after many complaints.
The pool area is clean and spacious and there seemed to be plenty of sun loungers.(Oct remember)
The pool side bar (when open) is brill with the facilities to make your own 'Slushes' (red or blue) with a good choice on spirits, 2 beer taps. and barman around for other drinks.
Access to both bars is via turnstile and yes you'll read reviews criticising these wrist band bar code it has to read. You'll see people with arms flailing about gasping for a drink they haven't had for 10 minutes but they do work and the key to it is don't scan too close.( about 2ft away is best).
There is a kids club near the restaurant entrance ( didn't look inside so cant comment on facilities)
There is 'Entertainment' on throughout the day, starting as early as 10.30, then every 1/2 hour or so including 'killer darts/pool' Boule, crazy golf, sand skittles etc along with a quiz at 1 ish.
The reps work really hard and were superb. (Rusty, Shelly and Jake).
There were no 'outside' acts on at night in the lounge and so the 'entertainment' was done by the reps. They made a good effort but it lacked professionalism and spark. The shows were ok and well rehearsed and the nightly quiz good fun.
Food:- I would give it 8/10. There was lots of variety at breakfast. Cereals or full cooked if need be (not sure on the 'bacon', rectangular slices of pink fattiness).
Lunch and evening meals were spot on. A good selection of 'mains' with chips (always on offer) and salad if need be. Lunches were sometimes better than the evening meals with roast chicken etc...
Facilities to make your own toasties or hotdogs were on offer in between meals.
You wont go hungry.
Rooms ;- Ok, here's the worst part of the hotel, Dated, dated, dated.... clean ? yeah,...ish
If they updated the rooms ( the 1970's look is not a good one) and got a longer lead on the vacuum cleaner ( carpets at the far end of each corridor were messy) it would be much better.
The view we had from the balcony was fab, you could see right across the sea. We've stayed in 4/5 star hotels with views not as good.
Wi-Fi is chargeable at 14euros per week.
All in all a nice stay.
Did the use of plastic glasses at night in the lounge or the tired very dated rooms put me off? ...not really
Would I return? ... definitely....
finally, after reading lots of reviews on the hotel before I went and noting the negative reviews in particular, I came to the conclusion that 'Banging on doors in the middle of the night....'throwing chairs of the balcony' litter .... etc.. 'ITS NOT THE FAULT OF THE HOTEL' Its the people staying there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the marvellous walks along the Promenade in Palmanova next to the sea or enjoy the varied nightlife. In the Hi! Mimosa Park Hotel you can enjoy your stay combining leisure and relaxation.Located in Palmanova only 500 metres from the beach and 20KM from Palma. It has 287 rooms with balcony, air-conditioning (heating/cooling), SAT TV, safe rental, bath, shower and toilet. 1 Adults pool and 1 for children and a varied entertainment programme to enjoy yourself by day or night. In the surroundings you can find a great range of additional local water and sports activities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Mimosa Hotel Palma Nova
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