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Balear
Ranked #16 of 24 Hotels in Can Pastilla
Reviewed May 4, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights and had a very clean room at the front of the hotel (behind the Hotel sign)The room was large for only 2 of us, and it had a third bed and fridge. The balcony overlooked the road, which actually was quite nice, as I enjoyed watching the market over the road.The staff were friendly and helpfull, and a good breakfast was included.It was situated right in the middle of town, only 100yrds from the beach, and similarly from the buses into Palma.It was a hotel I would recommend, and have no qualms about visiting again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

First impression is a prim and proper hotel. The staff in the reception is very welcoming and friendly and the reception area is inviting and bright.
But a second glance reveals that we are dealing with a rather worn and tired establishement. The staff remains friendly though and there are computers to be used for surfing on the net at a reasonable price.
Our room on 1. floor was facing the square and was basicly ok. The bed was all right if you prefer them to the hard side. There was a fridge too but it will cost you 5 € a day to plug it!
It is worth noting that the room 108 - and several others - is located directly on top of a bar that is open until late at night 6 days a week. And that the guests are very vocal. We could easily follow their exchange of views to the early morning.
Breakfast is very basic.
I know it is our Nordic prudishness colliding with the Spanish view of neatness but cleanliness in the dining room in particular and the room in general were somewhat deficient.
But if you are only looking for a place to sleep and value closeness to Playa de Palma higher than a comfy hotel it not that bad a place. But don't forget your earplugs.

Room Tip: As high a floor as possible
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Stayed for Three nights in April. Friendly helpful staff, basic but comfortable rooms and bathrooms, fridge but no kettle, if you like your early morning cuppa, take your own! Excellent location, easy walking to beach, restaurants etc., Breakfast small fresh buffet style, my husband heard another guest ask for bacon and eggs, he did the same each morning and was well satisfied. Didn't need air conditioning but would be necessary in the summer. We would have no hesitation staying here again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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HotelBalear, Gerente at Balear, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2013

Thank you so much for the rating.
We take note of the kettle, however we have two in the restaurant, that you can request up to the room.
It was a plesure to have you here.
Marga Mayol
Reception

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Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

Spent last night at Hotel Balear in Can Pastilla . This traditional hotel is in the centre of Can Pastilla. I arrived before the usual check in time and was pleased that I was able to go to the room on third floor. It was a large room with three single beds, one large fridge and a balcony overlooking the square which was ok. The bathroom was good with nice quality towels and a hair dryer. The shower over the bath was ok but the temperature was slightly up and down. There was free wifi, which was good, although like the temperature of the shower was up and down which was a bit annoying. I was very surprised to see that the sheet was directly on the mattress with no mattress protector, that's not usual at all!! I have stayed in many, many hotels over many years in Majorca, Spain, UK and other parts of Europe but this was a first - if I wanted to watch tv I had to give a 20€ deposit, which was refundable with the remote control and the receipt- I didn't bother. They must have had a bad experience with thefts of remote controls - how very odd. The breakfast room is downstairs and there was a continental selection with a reasonable selection. Nothing special but passable. The hotel was clean, however some things were a bit odd, namely my bedroom door which was a bit of a DIY disaster, with a bit of odd brown wood in the middle . I'm sure for what it may cost it would have looked much better with a new door instead of patching up an old door. I don't think I'll stay there again as I didn't like the TV situation at all and I prefer to have something hot at breakfast apart from toast.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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HotelBalear, Gerente at Balear, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2013

Dear guest,
Thank you for your valuable opinion, I want to personally apologize for the breakfast lack of hot food, I am sure that on that day they were very busy and they had forgotten to ask you. We make bacon or ham with eggs to every person individually, if they want to.
They were supposed to ask you. Sorry about that. The problem with the shower probably happened because of the high demand in the moment, you are right about the tv remote, they last a lot longer if we ask for a deposit, and people don't seem to mind because we don't charge anything.
The door use to have a glass and it broke,that is the reason for that appearance, but we will work on changing it.
If you ever change your mind and decide to come again, we will be very happy about it.

Marga Mayol-Reception

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

If you take the bus 21 from the airport. You can easily find the hotel on the way to the beach. The location is very conventient, around 3 minutes' walking to the beach. All the receptionist we met were really nice and very warm-hearted.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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HotelBalear, Propietario at Balear, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2013

Thank you. It was great to meet you too.
Antonio Mayol
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

hotel is easy to find and is located centrally, facing town square which is nice for "people watching", if you have room facing the front of hotel.
the hotel is run by a very nice, family, who are always helpful and pleasant.
The hotel is clean and traditional spanish with bags of character. The rooms/bathroom are fairly basic, comfortable sleep - no rowdy guests when we were there as it definately is not for the "fun" crowd - there isn't a bar! As far as we were concerned that makes it more appealing.
the hotel is situated in an area slightly away from seafront bars/restaurants but we preferred spanish local bars nearby as cheaper, nice family atmosphere.
fantastic bakery/coffee shop practically on doorstep where u can buy takeaway healthy baguettes n coffee to sit in square, great value.
The hotel does not have a pool and the balcony does not get much sun- that suited us as we do not wish to sit and roast or see the "towel brigade" rushing at the crack of dawn to bag loungers.- with thumping club tunes belted out all day!
I can thoroughly recommend hotel balear if you wish to relax, explore and not break the bank!
but for price good value.

Room Tip: higher floor facing square have best view
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Have just returned from a 5 day break at this hotel, we were really pleased with it. The room was really nice and comfortable, we had a substantial breakfast, it was buffet all you could eat and varied. We had a couple of evening meals here also and the were just as good. The Staff at the Hotel from Reception, Restaurant and the maids were excellent and could not do enough for us. The reception staff spoke perfect english. The only drawback to this break was as it was out of season places to eat were very limited and bars were closed as well but.in saying that the bar cafeteria next to hotel was open and they had some good food lunchtime and a good atmosphere in the evening. Wifi is free in hotel but can be bit hit and miss at times which is frustrating if you have an ipad but with laptop etc they will give you a cable to plug in.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Balear

Address: Avinguda Bartomeu Riutort 18, 07610 Can Pastilla, Majorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Can Pastilla
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Can Pastilla
Price Range: $50 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Balear 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Balear is located in Ca’n Pastilla, in the heart of Playa de Palma, with an unbeatable location that facilitates access to the other main cities of the island. Our location, only 100 meters from the beach, with public transport to downtown Palma every 10 minutes and only 5 minutes from the airport, makes our hotel the perfect choice for both business travelers and tourists.The Hotel Balear is a family-run establishment, open all year round, allowing us to give personalized attention to our clients.The Hotel Balear was recently remodeled in 2009 to enhance the comfort of our guests. Our rooms are equipped with both Wi-Fi and cable Internet, a free service. ... more   less 
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