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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Marbella 35, 07610 Playa de Palma, Majorca, Spain   |  
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Ranked #68 of 76 Hotels in Playa de Palma
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

due to a mix up we were relocated to this hotel on arrival after midnight.first room had no electricity,reception spoke no english,second room had no air con,third room had no air con and receptionist said that was the last one available ( in sign language).For this experience we paid 87 euros.!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Was unfortunately moved to this hotel from their sister hotel Hotel whala!balmes at check-in stage because of a "problem" that was so dire they couldn't notify of us in advance, as an apology they up-graded us to full board for the one night stay. I was travelling with my wife and 13 month old son.

Immediately after check-in I asked the person I was dealing with if she could pre-order a taxi with a child seat for a airport transfer early the next morning, and she said that it could be organised at short notice the next morning and it would take only 5 minutes to arrive, all I had to do was see the person on the desk early the next morning. I guess that she was expecting us to be gone by the time she arrived in the next morning - needless to say her "assurances" were, well, not quite as she expressed them to be!

The room we got was fine in size, complete with a cot for the baby! Problem was there was a safety catch which was missing, but by turning the cot around and placing it against the bed it offered some form of safety from the baby falling onto the tiled floor. There was a tv in the room, but no remote. I subsequently learnt from TA that a deposit is required and the tv was mostly German content.

The problem with the cot was not the first child-unfriendly experience of our one night stay. When we went down for dinner we were told that they had no child seats and that they would arrive tomorrow, at least that's what I think they said, as I don't speak German or Spanish and they don't speak English. The entire area is exclusively catered towards the German market - all notices and signs were in German only. Though I would assume that the German guests would have to have guessed, just like us, what it was we were eating from the buffet, as there was no indication what was on offer. The only thing that looked like meat (my guess was lamb) wasn't very good. I ate one slice and genuinely worried about having the trots in time for my flight the next day.

The resort itself does not cater for children (or old infirm people for that matter) as they have very narrow footpaths, in most parts too narrow to allow the narrowest of buggies. None of the hotels or restaurants have children's menu's.

On the plus side, the two bar/restaurant guys tried their best in our few minutes exchange, even if they did speak broken German, and the shower was decent, otherwise, not a place for non-German speaking families with small children.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Just come back from a great week in Mallorca. My Mum and I stayed at Ambos Mundos and cannot fault the hotel. The location is ideal. Just a 5 minute walk from the beach. 2 minutes from the bus stop, where the nr 15 and 25 goes every ten minutes to Palma Town. You could set your watch by these buses they are so regular, on time and spotlessly clean. The Hotel served a great breakfast, and the staff were so efficient and friendly. Room was great, nice view from the balcony, very little noise from the beach front as it is set slightly back from the beach, and absolutely no noise from aeroplanes coming and going from the aiport not far away. Air condition was great and the shower was really good. We liked that the hotel had 24 hr reception and was well lit and within easy safe access from the beach front, we felt very safe walking back to the hotel each night. All the staff were helpful and pleasant. I admit that the hotel has seen better days and is in need of a facelift, and could do with a quilt on the bed instead of just a sheet,(mind you, we did sleep with the air condition on!) however all the good points strongly outway the shabbiness, so if you dont mind putting up with a bit of shabby in return for a comfy, friendly, perfectly located hotel with a good breakfast then Ambos Mundos is the hotel to choose :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Marbella 35, 07610 Playa de Palma, Majorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Playa de Palma
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Luxury Hotel in Playa de Palma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — whala!ambos mundos 4*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The HM Balanguera Beach is brand new 4 star hotel that offers a pleasant stay very close to the sea, thanks to its superb location in Playa de Palma. Our restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner to our clients. The guest also has the possibility to book Half Board or All Inclusive. There are 96 rooms, 1 outdoor swimming pool, which includes loungers and umbrellas. At the hotel's restaurant the guests can enjoy the buffet, and there is a snack bar for those who prefer something quick to eat by the pool. The hotel includes a Bicycle and Car Rental Service. WiFi Internet connection is available in all hotel areas ( with extra cost). The hotel's proximity to the Palma de Mallorca Airport (5 minutes) and the beach, located just meters away, make it a perfect destination to enjoy the splendid climate of our island. The City of Palma, is only 10 minutes away from the hotel and it is easily accessed thanks to public transportation. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ambos Mundos Hotel Playa De Palma
Ambos Mundos Playa De Palma
Whala!Ambos Mundos Playa De Palma, Majorca

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