We travelled at the end of June as a group of six 17/18 year olds on our first girls holiday.
First impressions the hotel looked lovely and of the best standard in Magalluf, the reception area was very modern and clean. We arrived at around 11am and it took around 10/15 minutes to check in due to quite a slow moving queue. On arrival we were told that our rooms weren't ready yet and to come back at 2pm, this was fine as we didn't pay for early check in, however our suitcases were stored in a room which wasn't locked or secured which was a bit of a worry. When we picked our suitcases back up everything was fine. Staff on reception didn't speak the best English which probably explains why check in took a little long, however they did their best to help us when we asked about directions and other enquiries.
We had requested a sea view on quite a low floor however ended up facing the sol y Vera and fiesta Sahara hotels, however this wasn't an issue as we could hear the fiesta Saharas music which they played everyday, which was good to hear when we were getting ready! If we didn't want to hear the music we just shut the balcony door which basically blocked out all the noise from outside.
We had 3 people each in 2 rooms, the rooms were very clean and well stocked with a fridge, hairdryer, air con (which you could use anytime) and a free LCD TV. There was also a safe which at 20 euros for the week (you get 5 euros back) is worth the money! My only criticism is that when there are 3 girls running around trying to get ready to go out, the rooms could've been a bit bigger. The maid service was great! Changed our sheets once or twice in the week however made our beds, sweeped up and provided fresh towels every day!
We went half board and couldn't fault the breakfast which we made 3 or 4 times during the week! A continental as well as a cooked breakfast option. The dinner was of quite a good standard, plenty of choice however was similar most nights, the hotel would benefit from putting on a few themed nights such as Chinese/Mexican ect. Also, although drinks were provided free at breakfast, you had to pay for them at dinner, we never bought a drink at dinner and managed without. Although we never had lunch at the hotel the snack bar at the pool was reasonably priced. I would recommend Dreams bar directly opposite the hotel for lunch, we went loads! Cheap food, plenty of choice and friendly.
The pools were amazing and absolutely huge! Easy to get sunbeds and they didn't mind us bringing our own drinks to the pool either.
The location of the hotel was great! A few local shops opposite for water, crisps ect and about 3/4 cheap bars directly opposite the hotel which were great for pre drinks before the strip. The strip and BCM square was around a 5/10 minute walk, ideal, not too far away to feel out of everything, but not too close to be noisy all the time. The beautiful beach and restaurants (id recommend Tom Browns) were literally around the corner and over the road from the hotel, a 2 minute walk.
All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay at the sol Guadalupe, it was the perfect hotel for our first girls holiday. Although the hotel advertises itself as a family one, we didn't feel out of place at all as there were various groups of young girls and boys there as well as families and couples. Would definately go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sol by Melia presents Sol Guadalupe is ideally located only 200 meters away from the magnificent sandy Calvia beach. The hotel is offering leisure and entertainment services designed for all ages. Enjoy the spectacular lagoon-style pool with whirlpool as well, 2 kid's pools (one of them with slides) and 1 semi-covered pool. Modern and comfortable rooms completely refurbished with balcony overlooking the pools, the mountains or with sea view. Sport activities programme, entertainment with live music, shows and musicals for all ages. Mini club with creative games, crafts and sport activities. 24-hour self-service kitchen for families with babies. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sol Guadalupe Magalluf
- Sol Melia Magalluf
- Sol Guadalupe By Melia Magaluf, Majorca