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“It's ok”
Review of The Palmtree

The Palmtree
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I went to dine in the restsurant after one week of my stay. The food is ok, nothing special. I had the grilled salmon steak and fried calamari, very popular in this part of the stay. As i sad both the dishes were ok, nothing to wow at. The glass if wine i ordered was actually terrible. I attended the palmtree during the " flamenco night", i must say that it was quite disappointing, i think that this is the only place were a flamenco night is not played live! They just turn on the stereo with some kind of flamenco music. It is really sad, as in this part of Spain flamenco or "sevillana" as they call it here is very felt and is more than a music style. Dancers were of course ok, but as a lover music, a flamenco night without live musicians is just useless. it did not create that andalusian atmosphere that you expect to feel. If you are looking for a flamenco night, don't come here. Ah do not order pizza here, is visible frozen. Bye

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Reviewed June 21, 2016

This is by far the most convenient restaurant if you're staying at Club Calahonda, although their limited hours are quite inconvenient.

On the Sunday night that we were there, they had a show with three dancers -- mostly flamenco, with some other influences. This was fairly entertaining.

Our waiter was very helpful and friendly, although quite overworked; it appeared that he had cooking duties in the kitchen as well.

The quality of the food definitely subpar. Nearly everything appeared to have been industrial food-service style dishes, rather than preparing anything fresh.

Overall, the hours, harried waitstaff, and underwhelming cuisine all seem to have suffered from corporate cost-cutting measures, which is the opposite of the experience we had at most Spanish restaurants.

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1  Thank Steve S
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Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

I've been a regular visitor to the Crown Resorts Club Calahonda resort where this restaurant is located for over 15 years. The restaurant used to be leased to a chap by the name of Don and his wife but the resort management have now taken over with fatal consequences.

Our flight every year gets in quite late with us getting to the complex at around 2300 hrs. Okay, we may not have had much of a smile from Don (he's one of those!) but there would always be the offer of some hot food even one time cooking pizza for us past midnight. Those days have gone!

We arrived just after 2300 and the chap at the bar asked for some chips bathe reply was 'sorry, kitchen closed over one hour ago'. Okay so maybe the friers were off but surely someone could knock up a sandwich. Basically, the personal touch has gone. shame!

1  Thank Pettster
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Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great food, friendly staff and excellent service. Never busy when we were there which we couldn't really understand. Perhaps there is just too much choice

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Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

The Palmtree was the centre of nighttime entertainment and good honest reasonable food for the last 15 years. Now it's shut. Well it's open Friday- Monday evenings for drinks and snacks.
It's very saddening to see its demise and the reluctance of Crown resorts to take it back to the glory days.
For those staying in a Crown Resorts apartment, take no notice of the media posts that boast of the use of the Palm tree. It's just a shell. Pull your finger out Crown Resorts. Give your guests something they deserve!!

6  Thank JustSt14
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