I visited this hotel in July 2012 with 4 other friends (we are all 18).
We were absolutely terrified of the hotel as we have read all these previous 'horror' reviews, so much to the point of almost cancelling!
On arrival, the hotel IS on a large hill, but as young girls, it wasn't too much of a hike and it really isn't bloody Everest! Anyway, its a great location, just down the hill and a turn to the left and you are on the strip. Down a left hand alley and you are on Maga Beach (where the boat party is docked), and straight down the hill and you are on Palma beach, there are many restaurants ranging in quality/price and several convience stores (use Spar next door for food) and down the hill is a cheap booze shop.
Although very close to the strip, it is never too loud or boystrious.
On entering the hotel the receptionist seemed very irritated (but so would I, dealing with teenagers everyday!) And we promptly purchased a safe (because of the reviews) which was about 6 euro for the week. They ARE near the entrance door but are very thick metal and seemed secure to me! We put our travel documents and passports in there and checked them several times a day - nothing was ever moved nor stolen. We then had a meeting with our rep who was very charming but almost pressurised us into buying a 280 quid ticket for a set plan every night - we didn't invest but we did buy boat party tickets from him - but we handed over our money and nearer the day we still had no clue of time or location and literally had to chase him around the hotel (when he was not pulling girls) So, even though the boat party WAS good, be warned when purchasing from the rep.
The room was clean but basic - nevertheless we only used the fridge for drink and wouldn't have put food in there. But the room was fine for us, there was a bedroom with two single beds and then a sofa far away in the living room, which for a room of three, I was a bit irritated about.
WATCH OUT FOR THE LOO ROLL HOLDER - after usage it tends to keep spinning and unraveling onto the floor, and as the maids do not restock toilet paper and towels (bring several of your own!) throughout the week, this made our lives hell! Sounds stupid really, but it was really annoying.
The balcony was lovely, although it backed out onto a roof, so people kept walking past. Other than that the hotel was fine!!!! We locked our suitcases everytime we left the room and nothing was ever moved, taken etc. Towards the end of the week we didnt bother locking them anymore. We went self catering so unfortunately I cannot comment on the food but the restaurant did look lovely!
The hotel is noisy at night - it is to be expected, if it irritates you then buy earplugs or do not go on a rowdy holiday. Also the walls are paper thin, so prepare to hear music blaring.
The hotel is superbly located - and safe. If you act like a careless idiot, thieves are going to target you. It is a simple as that.
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- Also Known As:
- Trh Palmanova Palma Nova
- Trh Palmanova Hotel Palma Nova
- TRH Magaluf Palmanova, Majorca