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THB El Cid

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#9 of 84 hotels in Playa de Palma
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.3
Value
4.1
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The THB El Cid is an adults only hotel located on the beach front. Direct access to the Playa de Palma promenade. The hotel has 2 big pool areas, a buffet restaurant, snack bar and pool bar. Tennis court, free wellness area with indoor pool and sauna. Massages with extra cost. The rooms are all refubished with free wifi, air conditioning and fridge. Very close to the airport and Palma city.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Tennis court
Car hire
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Massage
Adults only
Baggage storage
Concierge
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Catalan, German
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THB El Cid, applauded for its refurbished rooms and modern comforts, offers guests a stay that marries comfort with value. While the hotel's drinks and services are reasonably priced, a few guests have encountered unexpected fees. The amenities, including diverse dining options and a commendable staff, contribute to its appeal, although there are occasional concerns about noise and pool access. Nestled close to the airport with beachfront vistas, it also garners appreciation for its cleanliness and the professionalism of its service team, despite some noted delays in dining.
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Stylish
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Reasonable
Cleanliness
Spotless
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Friendly
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Well-appointed
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Elizabeth C wrote a review Feb 2024
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom2218 contributions419 helpful votes
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We stayed here as a couple for 4 nights in February and had a fantastic time. Our room was nicely appointed, with a side sea view and spacious balcony. The bathroom had a wonderful walk in rainforest shower. We had tea/coffee making facilities and a fridge too. We had buffet breakfast here each morning and were impressed with the range of food available. We loved the egg station, and enjoyed omelettes made to order each day. We had buffet dinner one evening -€18 per person for all you can eat - with a wide range of international dishes. The hotel was well located on the promenade. There were a few other restaurants and bars open ( although not many, as our visit was out of season). We also enjoyed the food at the nearby Bella Vita (Italian) and Lewei (Chinese). We enjoyed lovely walks along the prom by day. We visited the nearly Aquarium. We also took the bus into Palma - the bus stop is at the back of the hotel and it was very easy to use the bus system and find our way back too. The hotel has a wonderful outdoor pool and terrace area, great for sunbathing. There is also an indoor pool, spa and gym. The bar area was also lovely, and there was live music one evening of our stay which was a lovely surprise. Overall we had a fantastic visit and could not fault the hotel. We would like to return, perhaps at a different time of year to see the area in season.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Susanne A H wrote a review Feb 2024
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An absolutely fantastic hotel with everything you could ask for to have a wonderful holiday. Incredibly good service, nice pools, quiet pool area, clean and tidy, close to the sea and a wonderful dinner buffet. We go there every year. I can really recommend the hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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734aoife wrote a review Dec 2023
London, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
Brilliant hotel and great value. We just stayed for one night on our way to somewhere else but I’ll definitely come again Really friendly staff. Multi lingual Lovely breakfast buffet - great selection Great service Great view
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Reagan W wrote a review Nov 2023
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Basic, clean hotel but some disadvantages. We arrived early and they said our 3 rooms would not be ready until 14:00 (totally understandable). We hoped that at least one would be done slightly earlier to put our luggage away, shower and change but we were not able to access any of them until 14:00. But even then one of them was still not ready because it was being painted. The elevators broke at least half a dozen times throughout our stay which was off-putting. There are three and at some point each one of them was broken. We were frequently ignored by the wait staff at the restaurant and in general, the wait staff were not friendly. However, the manager who greeted you every day was very pleasant and came around to check on tables often! Plus, we left a jacket at the restaurant and when we called to see if they had it, we got no help. While we were out we called the front desk to arrange a taxi but all they would do was tell us the bus lines. Overall, if you are looking for a clean place to stay close to the beach, this place is fine. But if you expect anything more you will be disappointed.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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lozhowdle wrote a review Nov 2023
Burntwood, United Kingdom64 contributions15 helpful votes
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Arrived at El-Cid 29th Oct for 6 nights, The hotel is spotlessly clean and the staff are all very friendly and welcoming people living even with the hotel closing 5th Nov until Feb 2024. Breakfast had something for everyone, cold meats, omelets, full english etc, evening meals there were the usual fish, meat, paella and salad/Veg. The desserts were of a patisserie standard. The hotel has a sea front location, our room 319 had a lovely sea /pool view. Can Pastilla was starting to close down for the end of the season therefore was very quiet, you can walk 25mins to the next resort El-Arenal where there is more to offer at this time of year. We visited a lovely cafe (cafeteria delfin) most days, excellent service . Outside the hotel is a frozen yoghurt shop which is well worth a visit. There is an excellent bus service to Palma . If you walk out the hotel and walk right to the main road, cross over and the bus stop is there (No 25 bus). My only disappointment was that the main pool with the pool bar wasn’t open for our stay, there was nowhere in the hotel to get lunchtime food. I would recommend the hotel for its location, cleanliness and Staff .
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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mrsp237 wrote a review Oct 2023
Cardiff, United Kingdom49 contributions19 helpful votes
Spotlessly clean adults only hotel right on the beach. Two pools and an abundance of sun loungers. Food was of excellent quality, for example, cava with breakfast, trays of smoked salmon, hams, cheeses, fruits, as well as omelettes etc. something for everyone.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Try and book a room with a sea view.
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Response from THB El Cid Hotel, General Manager at THB El Cid
Responded Nov 9, 2023
Dear mrsp237, Thanks very much for your nice comment. We are happy to read that you liked the hotel, and that the location was good for you. It is nice to see, that the pools were good during your stay. We have two pools, and one is located in the front of the hotel, with the best direct view to the sea, and the other, is located in the back part of the hotel. We want to thank you for the comment, regarding the food. It is nice to see, that you always found something you liked to eat. As you know, we offer our meals, in a buffet way, so the guests, have more facility in order to eat something they like. Finally, we want to thank you for your nice comment, and we hope to see you again with us, in a near future. Thanks very much, Kind regards,
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Mariano Tango wrote a review Oct 2023
North Holland Province, The Netherlands2 contributions
Excellent reception. Excellent staff service. Delicious breakfast buffet, delicious dinner buffet. Very extensive choice, lots of fresh fruits and frehs vegetables. Very clean rooms, well equipped with good beds. Beautifully located directly at the beach with a cosy boulevard. Two elegant swimming pools, indoor heated pool, sauna and steam bath. We visit the hotel since 2009 and we always come back!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Nov 9, 2023
Dear tangom802, Thanks very much for your nice comment. We are happy to see, that the reception service was good, and that our staff treated you well. It is nice to know, that you liked both breakfast and dinner, and that you always found something you liked to eat. As yoou know, we offer our meals, in a buffet way, so the guests, have more chance to eat something they like. It is a pleasure to read, that the rooms were clenaed, and that the different facilities of the room were as good as you expected, and that you enjoyed the views of the sea, from your room. Finally, we want to thank you for your nice comment, and we hope to see you again with us in a near future. Thanks very much, Kind regards,
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king simon wrote a review Oct 2023
Poynton, United Kingdom1 contribution
Another excellent stay at the El CID for a group cycling holiday. The hotel is spotlessly clean, food excellent and staff so friendly. It’s perfectly positioned on the beach with all amenities nearby. Look forward to visiting again next year and wouldn’t choose to stay anywhere else.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Nov 9, 2023
Dear Go48459201807, Thanks very much for your nice comment. We are glad to read that you liked the hotel, and that the food, was as good as expected. As you know, we offer our meals, in a buffet way, so the guests, have more posibilities, in order to eat something they like. It is also nice to see, that our staff was friendly with you at all times. Our staff, works always hard, in order to offer the best possible service, to each one of our guests, without any exception. Finally, we want to thank you for your nice comment, and we hope to see you again with us, in a near future. Thanks very much, Kind regards,
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Sandy S wrote a review Oct 2023
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The hotel is beautiful, staff were so helpful, location was amazing, amenities were great. There’s nothing bad to say about it at all. The only thing I would say about the trip not the hotel is that I wish the other people wouldn’t stare so much like they have never seen black people before as that was uncomfortable for myself and my friend.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: The whole trip was amazing and well worth it.
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Responded Nov 9, 2023
Dear sandysR3740AE, Thanks very much for your nice comment. We are hapy to see that our staff was friendly, and always ready to help you. Our staff, works always hard, in order to offer the best possible service, to each one of our guests, without any exception. Finally, we want to thank you for your nice comment, and we hope to see you again with us, in a near future. Thanks very much, Kind regards,
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Andrew C wrote a review Oct 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom54 contributions78 helpful votes
Having stayed dozens of times I can really recommend the El Cid. Spotlessly clean, comfy modern rooms, good food, friendly staff, good location. I was on a cycling holiday and the hotel caters very well for cyclists which there are many of in April and October.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from THB El Cid Hotel, General Manager at THB El Cid
Responded Oct 14, 2023
Dear 505andrewc505, Thanks very much for your nice comment. We are glad, that you have been visiting us for so much, and that you always keep on coming to visit us for your stay, when you are in Mallorca. It is nice to see, that you have found the hotel clenaed, and that the rooms with the different facilities, were as good as expected. Thanks also, for the nice words, dedicated to our staff, who always works hard, in order to offer the best possible service, to each one of our guests, without any exception. Finally, we want to thank you for your comment, and we hope to see you again with us, in a near future. Thanks very much, Kind regards,
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
216
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Frequently Asked Questions about THB El Cid
Which popular attractions are close to THB El Cid?
Nearby attractions include Berganti Bikes (0.09 miles), The Manchester Pub (0.08 miles), and Churreria La Plaza (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at THB El Cid?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at THB El Cid?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at THB El Cid?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at THB El Cid?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to THB El Cid?
Conveniently located restaurants include Starfresco, Cafeteria Playa, and Bon Vent Cafe&Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at THB El Cid?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does THB El Cid offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at THB El Cid?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Catalan.
Are there any historical sites close to THB El Cid?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sa Llotja (4.8 miles), Palau de l'Almudaina (4.6 miles), and Convent de Santa Clara a peu (4.4 miles).
Does THB El Cid have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.