Just back from 4 days at the Hotel Marina. Wasn't sure what we would get because of the bargain price we paid during peak time but Travel Republic gave us a good deal.[£215]
We had a twin room on the first floor, maybe a little tired in the bathroom although the shower was really powerful despite appearances; small fridge great for water; Cable TV with a selection of channels [4 in English] ;no balcony but fabulous beach view. We had only booked B and B and the buffet was as you would expect with a selection of cereals, meats, bread, fruit etc. There is a cafe which is open when the restaurant isn't and they offer tapas, salads, coffee and drinks for average prices. The beauty is that you can sit outside the hotel on the prom and watch the world go by and there is plenty of shade too provided. The cafe is also open in the evening and whilst we were there there was entertainment provided [jazz quartet, male singer and a female artiste] all quite low key, talented and relaxing and went on until midnight.
We ate out in the evening. There are plenty of restaurants around the bay but have very similar menus unless you want a curry or chinese. At lunch time if you don't want to use the cafe there are a couple of snack bars which are reasonable.
The rooms were clean and tidy; the staff very helpful. There is a small pool and area out the back but we did not use it. I think that it was used mainly by families with children. We used the beach opposite the hotel. You can use your own mats, towels and brollies on the beach but there are beds and permanent brollies there but you have to rent them; 11 Euros for 2 beds and brolley per day.You can also hire beach towels too from the hotel [as well as a safe deposit key for the box in your room]. We chose that option as it was only for 4 days. We saw that families who left the resort passed on the brollies and lilos and such like, a lovely gesture! The resort was very multi national and quite select which was also nice and relaxing.. no hordes of loud families, greedy drinkers from all inclusive options and no youngsters out for a loud time. There was only 1 disco we saw further away towards the main port.
There is an old tram which goes from the main port area into the town about every 30 mins at 5 Euros each.We went to a Sunday market..usual market goods but great olives!
The one thing that you need to take into consideration is the transfer from the airport to the hotel. There is no bus. You can catch a train to Palma and then out to the airport. We pre booked a private transfer at about £100 for the 2 of us return. Still it was worth it for the quick and direct route to the hotel together with the price we paid and the lovely location. If we had been inclined to we could also have taken the opportunity to use the spa facilities on the 6th floor but alas we didn't as I think we slept for about 15 per day....sooooooo relaxing!
We met a few English people who said that they were returnees to the hotel which was encouraging...I think I could do that!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Marina Hotel has more than 75 years of experience as a family business. We pride ourselves on our friendly and personal service. Throughout several generations, our willingness to please has been rewarded by the loyalty of our guests.Our Hotel enjoys a unique and privileged position just in front of the sea and the beach separated only by a pedestrianised Promenade. Our splendid and quiet terrace makes an ideal setting for a lovely relaxed breakfast with magnificient views of the Bay. At night also, surrounded by candlelight this terrace provides the perfect location for a night at soft music and a chat. The completely renovated hotel has tree lifts, internet corner and hiking corner, reception, bar, one lounge with satellite television and video. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marina Hotel Soller
- Hotel Marina Soller, Majorca