Myself and my friend (both female, 23) stayed at this hotel for a week at the end of July, beginning of August. It was a last minute booking through flyglobespan and we really didn't get a good deal so I think that made the hotel seem even worse. When you first enter the hotel it seems ok if a bit aged but the second you hit the lift you know it's ancient. Our room was 243 and it faced the back of the hotel ie, a dirty old sandpit and the dumping ground for the staff. We only had 2 plug sockets in the whole room, one of them was in the bathroom and the other one was nowhere near the mirror so that was a major pain. There is also no TV in the room and I'm a bit of a telly addict so I missed that. The room was also very dirty and could do with a good hoover. The cleaner missed loads sand and dirt every time she came in. We ate in the hotel 2 nights and the food was really nice but we just fancied a change the other nights so we tried the mexican behind the hotel, a chinese buffet and mostly Tom Browns just along the street. All were good too.
The hotel was very very noisy and on the one night we were actually in bed before 5am we found it very difficult to get to sleep for people banging doors, moving furniture and shouting.
Magaluf as a resort was absolutely amazing and I would definitely go back. The beach is lovely and there are always sun loungers available for €4 each. Watch out for the gypsies who try to sell you fruit and cans. A heavily pregnant girl conned the guys beside us by offering them a can of fanta and when he looked interested she opened it and gave it to him. She then said it was €10 and as she had opened it the guy who sells the sunbeds said he had to take it. He was gutted.
BCM is really the place to go. It costs €25 to get in but is then free drink throughout and if you pay in before midnight or buy a ticket from one of the street venders, you get loads of free gifts like hats, lilos, bags, glow sticks, hula skirts and even a beach umbrella!! You really need to leave stuff behind to fit it all in your case. The 1st floor has all the big acts like DJ Sammy, Judge Jules, Gatecrasher and Westwood and downstairs has the famous foam/water/popcorn parties which are the best laugh ever.
We ventured up the strip one night but there were sooooooo many PRs badgering you and physically grabbing you that it was too much and we just went back to BCM.
Overall we had a great holiday but the hotel really put a dampner on the whole thing.
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- Also Known As:
- Sol Melia Calvia
- Sol Jamaica Calvia
- Sol Jamaica Majorca/Calvia, Spain