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Hotel Riu Palace Bonanza Playa
Ranked #5 of 182 Hotels in Calvia
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Great Hotel”
Reviewed August 20, 2014

Had a fab time at this hotel - perfect for a long weekend.

Welcomed with a glass of Fizz and Hotel Manager personally came and greeted us and explained elements of the hotel.

Buffett Restaurant was lovely - lots of fresh seafood which I love as well as salads and so many choices.

Evening Bars were great and entertainment was fun to have in the background or get involved in.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

Have stayed at the Bonanza Playa before and have always enjoyed the peaceful surroundings, but most of all its close proximity to Palma. Great for shopping trips and the local bus is very frequent, very cheap and stops right outside the door! The trip usually takes about 20 minutes.
The food at the hotel is excellent, all the rooms have been refurbished and there are now two pools one of which is adults only. My only complaints are that evening meals are on a two sitting basis, 6.30pm or 8.30pm. Why? Also you are allocated a table for your stay which seems unfair as some people get to sit next to the windows with a great view over the bay, whilst others get stuck in less favourable surroundings. We did ask for a move and got one, but I don't see why you cannot be seated in the same way as you would in a restaurant. Apart from that Great

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
2 reviews
Reviewed August 18, 2014

we stay only for one day in bonanza playa and it was amazing.The breakfast was really good and they gave as so many choices.Only in the pool you must find a sunbed before 10 in the morning.The rooms amazing!!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank celestel1
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed for two weeks with our children in bonanza playa. We had fantastic stay. The staff is very friendly, the food is fantastic and we love the area. I work in a 5 star hotel in Amsterdam and have seen a lot of hotels. This hotel is absolute absolute to recommend!

Room Tip: All the rooms have a seaview
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2014

After reading the many good reviews of this hotel we had decided to book. Unfortunately it did not quite meet our expectations, since they were somewhat higher after reading the reviews.

The rooms seemed up to date, however to our surprise you enter the room through the bath room area, to get into the bedroom. The doors are of thin glass and everything could be heard from the shower and water closet area, so if this is your first date, you may want to think twice.

Disappointing was the breakfast morning frenzy. You are in a room with lots of people. It is indoors on the 7th floor only, and not outside. The buffet does have a large selection of food.

To our surprise, women were coming in their bathing suit tops (with some sort of bottoms), which we found distasteful at the breakfast, especially since they were not the model types, which may have worked out better.

The staff around the hotel is quite friendly. Instead of many Germans as we read in the reviews, we thought their were many Eastern European speaking people.

The worst evening we had was with a Russian speaking group playing very loud music in their room, into the later evening. Eventually they did stop, when other guests shouted at them.

Otherwise location is good, not many restaurants around the immediate area, however Puerto Portals is about a 10min drive and there are several good restaurants in that area.

We definitely can not recommend the hotel Krystal restaurant. The wine was warm, and the food quality below average.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Miami, Fl
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2014

I paid almost $300 US Dollars for this "4 star hotel" The room was old and HOT! AC barely cooled and housekeeping said that all room were pretty hot. The views of the ocean are nice but the beach is tiny and very uncomfortable. The pool was packed and no chairs available. I would highly recommend to NOT stay here. For the price, I would expect a lot better.

Room Tip: Illetas Balneria is a 10 minute walk and was excellent! great food and beach club.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was our first visit to the Bonanza Playa and I must say that previous Tripadvisor reviews led me to book this hotel.

First impressions were excellent with impeccable staff and with a glass of champagne to settle us in. The staff really are attentive and polite with nothing at all too much trouble.

Choice of pools (one for adults only) is good, rooms immaculate, sea view superb and food probably the best in terms of choice, standards, quality and selections.

The guests range from countries across Europe e.g. Germany / UK / Spain with the occasional US and Danish guest. Predominantly though there appeared to be a large contingent of Russian guests during our visit. Ideally situated for Palma (bus number 3 stops outside the hotel and for 1.5 euros will take you to the bus station (the centre) in Palma.

Take the trip to Couaves Del Drachs (Caves of the Dragon) in Porto Christo (it is superb) so see my review on this visit.

Overall a great hotel on a beautiful island. More expensive than Lanzarote and some other destinations e.g. large beer 6.5 euros (1.5 euros in Costa Teguise, Lanarote) so don't expect a cheap holiday but as always, choose your holiday to suit your budget.

There is a choice of restaurants (if you want to use the alternative to the buffet) but the buffet is excellent for choice.

Note: The sister hotel (over the road) is the Bonanza Park (do NOT mistake this hotel to be of the same standard as it is not in the same league).

Room Tip: Choose a room away from the pool area if you want quiet as the pool bar entertainment could interfer...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Riu Palace Bonanza Playa
Address: Paseo de Illetas s/n, 07181, Calvia, Majorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Calvia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Calvia
#4 Luxury Hotel in Calvia
#10 Romantic Hotel in Calvia
#19 Family Hotel in Calvia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Palace Bonanza Playa 4*
Number of rooms: 285
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Refurbished Majorca beach hotel with direct access to the sea and relaxing views over the bay of Palma. Located in Illetas very close to Palma, this is the perfect hotel for your holidays. It offers full range of leisure options with good standards of comfort. ... more   less 
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