Returned from a week of bliss at Hotel Gabarda - Dates of stay 12.10.12 - 19.10.12
My Husband and I cannot fault the place. very clean and welcoming.
Tanya and Adele on Reception are extremely helpful and friendly and made us feel at home straight away, they will do their best to accommodate any reasonable requests. we emailed requesting a double bed and early check in and when we arrived we had a double bed and were able to check in a couple of hours early. They are also able to book excursions for guests, we booked the VIP Katmandu experience upon recommendation from Adele and it was well worth the money.
The rooms are typical of what you would expect from a hotel in spain, they are cleaned daily, towels changed daily, beds were also changed during our 7 night stay which is unusual. There is no air conditioning, however the ceiling fans work perfectly well. I have seen complaints on here about the lack of fridge and kettle etc, however, I believe that if you want a fridge and kettle etc you should book a self catering apartment and not a hotel room.
Christine in her very small kitchen is a little gem, she works wanders with the space she has and manages to feed everyone for breakfast and lunch. I have read some reviews complaining about Christine but from experience she a very pleasant lady, and speaks to you the way you speak to her, so if you speak to her in a rude tone and have no manners, then that will probably be the response you get from her too. We have no complaints at all for Christine only huge compliments.
The bar is 24 hours and reasonably priced. and has a selection of snacks including pot noodles, just in case you feel hungry when you get back in from a night out. The bar staff are polite and will even sit and chat with you if the bar is quiet.
The hotel is only a short walk away from the beach with its many bars and restaurants and a walk into Magalluf took us roughly 30 mins at a steady pace, however the bus service is really cheap and there is a stop just around the corner from the hotel.
The pool area is small but it is adequate for the size of the hotel, and guests at the Gabarda can also use the pool at the Martinez which is just around the corner and has a larger patio area.
the only down side to our stay was that we had noisy neighbours in the room next to us, shouting and slamming doors at 4am, but this can happen anywhere.
All in all we could not fault the hotel or the resort. Thank you to all the staff and we will definitely be returning again next year.
For a cheap drink there is a bar about 10 minutes walk away called cheeks, they have offers on all d...
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