We booked this hotel as a cheap last minute few days away, once we had booked, the reviews that were being written put us off so much, we even considered changing our booking, but eventually decided against it as we got such a good deal. As a couple aged between 27 and 35, we enjoy a good time, but this was a short break away from the children, so wasn't looking forward to all the screaming girls/rowdy boys etc. Check in was easy, friendly enough man on reception, not very smiley but not rude either. We were on the 5th floor, with a pool view as requested, yes rooms are small and basic, but that didn't bother us one bit, we only planned on sleeping there, at least they were very clean. The first night we heard abit of banging, but the next day realised this could be due to the balcony door...so noisy to open and close. Breakfast was fine, full breakfast, cereal, toast, fruit, yoghurts and even buns for the more fussy. Juice, tea, coffee etc. Didn't try the tea, but the coffee was lovely. The staff were constantly clearing plates and tables, very clean. We spent the first 2 days at the beach, €4.50 for a sunbed..and as the guy said, you have it all day and all night! Lovely and peaceful on the beach, again very clean. Dinner was great too, a mixture of everything, soup, pasta, rice, salad, meat, fish and of course chips. Loads of desserts. Again constantly cleaning the tables. You do have to pay for drinks in the evening, but a bottle of water or Pepsi isn't that expensive. Had great nights out in Palmanova....drinks dead cheap too. Everyone so friendly and welcoming, loved it here (our 2nd time in Palmanova) Heard nothing during the night, and the air con was brilliant too. It does state that it only works in the evening, but ours was on whenever we put our card in...no matter what time. The 3rd day, we stayed by the pool, as we had to vacate our room by 12 noon. Wasn't keen on the idea, but it was absolutely fine, old couples, a few families (older children 7ish plus, no toddlers) and a few groups. There was one girl constantly shouting and screaming to attract the attention of a group of boys, didn't bother us though...the boys weren't very interested either!! The bar plays music which we liked, even the older generation were tapping their feet. Once we had checked out of our room, we stayed by the pool for the remainder of the day, before requesting to use the courtesy room.... No problem, handed us the keys, no charge and gave us 30 mins, to shower etc. After worrying about what we had booked and reading the petty reviews, I would definitely book this hotel again, perhaps not with little children, but older one's I would. Had no problems at all, so what if there's the odd bit of noise, the hotel is close to all the bars in Palmanova so bound to be a little, nothing put us off. I liked the fact there was a mixture of guests as I would've felt slightly out of place if it was just completely full of kids, can't fault the hotel or area.
We got a taxi to and from the airport, around €34 although on the way back to the airport, we were stuck in loads of traffic due to an accident, so ended up being €42 which couldn't be helped and the taxi driver was very apologetic. Palma airport is huge, bigger than I remember. Love Majorca, and Palmanova, a gorgeous island, will definitely be back.
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- Hotel Don Bigote Palmanova, Majorca