We chose this hotel on the basis of it being relatively small and intimate, with just 23 rooms, in one of the quieter resorts. Having read the reviews and discounted the more extreme ones, we had a reasonable idea of what to expect, and accepted that although we were paying half board we might have to eat out! As it turned out we were pleasantly surprised.
We arrived late, but the night receptionist was expecting us and had a cold supper waiting. For what we paid we could not fault the food. Haute cuisine it was not, but we had no problem finding something from the buffet selection each night. As for breakfast, again a good selection, given the size of the establishment. I have had much worse in larger and more expensive hotels!
Our room was basic but spotlessly clean and comfortable. All the staff were very friendly and the whole place had a very pleasant ambience. The indoor pool was a gem, and we frequently had it to ourselves. A great way to cool off after a day in the sun. And the sun terrace, much maligned in another review, was a bright and airy suntrap and a great place to while away the odd hour with a good book in the early evening.
The hotel occupies its own block, just off the seafront, and has larger hotels on two sides, so don't expect a sea view. It is well-positioned for shops, buses and taxis. Parking is on-street, and we never had a problem. Entertainment from the other hotels was noisy at times, but never went on much beyond 11pm - and in any event, they were paying for it and we got it for free!
The pavement tables outside the bar provided a great place to relax with a pint (1 euro 50) or a sangria (2 euros) and watch the world go by. The bar staff were friendly and efficient.
All in all the Bonsai exceeded our expectations, and we had a very pleasant and relaxing break, so we can only rank it as excellent. We would certainly go back, as many other customers already do.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Stil Bonsai
- Stil Bonsai Hotel Ca'n Picafort, Majorca