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Hotel Marina
Ranked #11 of 37 Hotels in Soller
Certificate of Excellence
Broadway, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is perfect!!! Family owned and run, perfect location just by the sea, and spotlessly clean. The staff are friendly and helpful dealing easily with all the different nationalities. Car park is a great bonus too! Breakfast is cold buffet but very good and more than adequate. We understand that the a la carte lunches are excellent and will definitely be giving them a try when we visit in October. A special mention to the lovely bar staff! However for purely selfish reasons don't believe a word I have said - I don't want the world invading!

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We have just returned from a family holiday at the Marina. We ranged in age from 2 to 70 and there were 10 of us.
We found the staff to be unfailingly cheerful, polite and helpful.
The experience of dining-out on the terrace by candlelight with fantastic views was unforgettable and the food had sufficient variety to suit us all - vegetarions, children and hearty eaters alike. The wine list included some excellent local wines which we enjoyed sampling.
The apartment and studio which some of our party occupied were well equipped and very suitable for family use.
WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME AND ARE ABOUT TO BOOK AGAIN FOR NEXT YEAR.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Great location! great for children and family vacation, just on the ocean, good breakfast, nice staff, good service, not so good food not so good bed mattress. We stayed in the Mountain View family apartment.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

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!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Mold, Wales
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83 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2013

We stayed in a suite at the Marina with a sea view from 27th July to 11th August 2013. We also had a studio with sea view on the night of 26th July as the suite wasn't available when I asked for an extra night on the original booking. We had stayed in the 5th floor suite (523) last year and we were offered the choice of that suite or the recently renovated 423 which we took. The room was well cleaned every day and the air con worked.

Last year I suggested that the pool area was tired and in need of updating - this has been done for 2013, and the alterations to the pool (easier to get into and out of, re-tiled, some new decking) and the excellent new sun beds have made a real difference to this area.

The Marina benefits from a perfect location on the pedestrianised Platja de'n Repic and is just a few metres away from the En Repic beach itself. The wonderful views from the rooms at the front of the hotel are at least as good as any other hotel in Puerto de Soller, and many of the best restaurants are only a short stroll away For dinner we like "Es Passeig";"El Sabor" Las Geranios" "Sa Taronja" "Campo Sol" and "Es Canyis" and "Mirrador de Ses Barques" up above Soller and there are also some very good cafe / snack bars near by particularly the two on the beach at the far end from the hotel.

We happily ate the breakfast for 16 mornings and as we had booked directly with the hotel, we also were offered good quality coffee and fresh orange juice. Booking directly also means that wi-fi is free as well and since last year the wi-fi coverage has been extended to the bedrooms. The food at the Marina from the A la Carte Menu is pretty good and we also enjoyed a Mallorcan themed buffet one evening.

All of the staff at the Marina are friendly and generally pretty efficient. Many of the bar and restaurant staff and the room cleaners) are familiar faces from previous years (we used the bar and restaurant for three or four years before deciding to stay at the hotel). Drinks are good value compared to other nearby establishments and I was particularly impressed by the volume of gin in my G and Ts. There is musical entertainment outside the front of the hotel every night, and some are even quite good to listen to.

A small gym has been set up since 2012 which I didn't use and didn't see anyone else use (too hot) and there is still a secure room for mountain and road bike storage which was also used by guests to store inflatable beach toys.

We used taxis to and from the airport, but the Marina does have a large car park at the rear of the hotel for guest use.

This is a well run hotel that keeps on trying to add improvements. I am sure that we will be back again.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

great location by a sandy beach the marina hotel is very clean and the staff are very friendly the food was great and we really enjoyed the breakfast buffet there was great greek yoghurt and fresh fruit it was worth getting up early just to sit on front outside the hotel and watch the sun come up and go for a swim and watch all the joggers go past on they morning run rooms are very clean and cool which was a god send in the heat

Room Tip: the rooms on the front get very hot during the day
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Very good location, spot on Platja Repic. Go for a swim before breakfast! Good breakfast buffet. Simple room standard, but ok. Very helpful staff. We ha a so called Studio, with a sea view . Except for the kitchenette, just like any standard double rooms. Nice balcony. But I will ask for a room on the 5th floor the next time. Most of the guests are Scandinavians, Germans and British traveling with the big tour operators. All categories, old, young, solo, families etc. If you like a sun bed, you better get up early to "reserve" one by putting your beach towel on one before 8 am! Some are occupied before 7 am! There are some very good restaurants in the neighborhood, "Se Passeig" and "Nunu". A bit expensive, but creative cousins with the very best from the sea, market etc.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Marina
Address: Paseo La Playa s/n | Puerto de Soller, 07108, Soller, Majorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Soller
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Soller
#4 Spa Hotel in Soller
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Soller
#20 Romantic Hotel in Soller
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 96
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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Hotel Marina Soller, Majorca

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