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“Great Hotel, OK Location”
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Hotel Nixe Palace
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Cala Major
Certificate of Excellence
London, UK
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Great Hotel, OK Location”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

I have now stayed at the Nixe Palace twice. It is located in Cala Major which, in itself, it not a particularly nice location but is only minutes from Palma.

From the outside, the hotel looks nothing special, but once inside, you are in a different world. There is a large terrace across the whole back of the property which affords views across a beautiful bay. It is well worth having a sea view room.

The rooms have been refurbished since my last visit but even though they have thermostatic controls for the aircon, I was informed that the hotel set the temperature for all the rooms ( 22 degrees C ) which was too warm for me.

I was also a little disappointed with breakfast with no fresh egg chef cooking omelettes etc. It has the usual conveyor belt style toaster which required at least 5 " journeys " for the bread to appear toasted. The hot buffet food wasn't up to much either.

There are 2 great restaurants within walking distance if you come out and turn right, up the hill. They are Il Paradiso, a fine Italian restaurant with stunning views and Le Parada Del Mar which specialises in fish and shellfish.

Room Tip: Sea view a must
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Diego A, Director de Recepción at Hotel Nixe Palace, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear guest:

First of all we would like to thank you for having chosen the Nixe Palace to stay at during your visits to Palma de Mallorca.
Thank you very much for your nice coments and as well we were very sorry to learn that we have not coming up to your expectations in a few things. We take note about this fact and we hope that in your next visit we can certainly do better, given another opportunity.

Yours sincerely,

Diego Amorós
Quality department.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Arrived last Saturday after a short flight from London to find that the room I had booked ( a sea view room ) was not available, with a room potentially being available for the next day. No apology, no manager to explain, just a shrug and a take it or leave it approach. I spoke to BA Holidays who did follow up with a note stating that a manager will be available on the Sunday. Sunday came after a noisy night in a room that overlooked the main road and I have to say we were moved to not just a sea view room but with a large terrace plus more importantly received an apology.
Good breakfasts, good location being a 10 euro taxi ride to either Palma or Portals Nous. The area around the hotel was shabby, a place you would not want to linger and there was nowhere nearby for a leisurely walk. View overlooking Cala Major was fantastic, as was the beach. Sun loungers were not a problem although could do with an upgrade. All in a great place to base yourself to explore the restaurants of Palma and a relaxing beach break.

Room Tip: Sea view is a must.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Cala mayor is a little run down with lots of flats shoehorned in on top of one another but don't be put off. The quality of the hotel is evident from the moment you step inside the door. We had a large comfortable room on 8th floor that was spotless. We took the half board option ( A three course meal) and it was a pleasure to be served at dinner. The food was good with a mix of fish and meat. We found the size a bit big for us. A very good selection for breakfast. The bus from outside the door takes you to the centre of Palma for 3 euro return. Other pluses are the private beech and separate a la carte restaurant. There is a good italian restaurant ( il Paradiso) just up the hill. We found the best for light lunch was at the marina at Cala Nova. The down side is no where to walk down the large evening meal. It was agood relaxing, lazy holiday if a little pricey.

Room Tip: upper floors are best enjoying the breeze off the sea
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Have just spent 5 nights at the Nixe Palace with my mother,we both had a wonderful time,the hotel is in a superb location,right on the fantastic& safe beach at Cala Major,the welcome at reception was superb,as was the service with all the staff at the hotel,we both had beautiful double rooms overlooking the beach on floor 2 and the view every morning was to die for..also i had read some negative remarks about Cala Major being a bit run down&loads of fast food&pizza parlours,don't believe a word of it,we found some lovely bars&restaurants while we were there..would i go back there,as you can see i have been lucky enough to travel the world&the answer is yes most definitely!!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Hotel very nice, staff friendly and food excellent. Accommodation not so good. Standard room means in the basement!!! No natural daylight and bathroom very poor. No storage and definately not for two people. If you book make sure you ask for a room with a view and do not take a room on the 3rd floor...............unless you like to stay in a dungeon.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2013

This hotel was in a good location, five minutes drive from Palma. The position on the beach was lovely but there was not much to do in the surrounding area. This was not a problem for us as the hotel was so lovely we did not want to leave. The best feature was the view and the worst was the bathroom, it could have done with a little updating. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: There's a nice bar just down from the hotel on the beach and there is a lovely Italian restaura...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Service superb, All staff very helpful, Cleanliness excellent
The only annoying factors, = two people sharing room, only one large towel, had to ask.
Not enough soap, gel, shampoo, had to ask.
Hotel has been kept to high overall standards

Room Tip: twice been there, high room for views.
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Property: Hotel Nixe Palace
Address: Avenida Joan Miro 269, 07015 Cala Major, Majorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Cala Major
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Cala Major
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Nixe Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located front row from the beach and very close to the heart of Palma, in Hotel Nixe Palace guests can enjoy can enjoy the cultural, commercial, sporting and maritime atmosphere of the city. In our hotel you can choose from a broad selection of possibilities, whatever adjusts better to your needs. All of this is complemented by the exquisite personalized treatment that will make your stay here an unforgettable moment. Luxury is not limited to just the views, its rooms offer the latest technology. Whether you want to work, rest or practice sport, the Hotel Nixe Palace offers all the commodities and installations needed, even to be able to do it all. Also we have at your disposal a combination of dreamy interior and exterior areas in which to hold meetings, weddings, made to measure celebrations which will impress even your most demanding guests. ... more   less 
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