Just returned from 5 nights at the Sol Guadalupe after having 5 nights in Can Picafort.
Great to arrive at the hotel hot and sticky to discover great air con in the vast reception area.
Check in was very efficent and our room on the 4th floor overlooking the pool was one of the quieter rooms. Not the hotel's fault but there is a lot of noise through the night for the rooms at the back of the hotel. Not from the Sol guests ( Be warned any of you coming back from the strip in the wee hours making any disturbance - security are down on any rowdies like a ton of bricks) but from the hotel at the back.
Our room was very clean, but quite crowded with 3 beds. Also at first the 3rd bed was of an inferior folding type of mattress. However a word to reception and it was immediately changed to a proper bed.- very comfy. Bathroom was also a bit of a squeeze. Not sure how a larger person would get in and out the the bath/shower. Aircon was quiet and efficent - a must in the heatwave.
Food was excellant - the whole layout of the restaurant is very good, tables not too close together and you are escourted to a table rather than having to wander about looking for one at night..The food is of a very high standard with plenty of variety and replaced regularly. The only exception to this is Pedro who is in charge of fried eggs and omelettes at breakfast. There was always a massive queue for both, and if he moved any slower then he would have stopped. He would see a big queue for fried eggs, but would slowly crack about 5 eggs into his pan - even though there were more people than that in the queue - then abandon them to slowly start an omelette - people could then watch them overcooking whilst he took no notice at all. On two occasions they were absolutely in edible - I took to scrambled instead - at least they were supposed to be cooked through. Management - please note.
Pool area fantastic - plenty of beds and parasols. Reserving does go on - but not until 8.30. when management open the doors to the pool area. However we did notice several times that some people were reserving beds first thing and did not come to them at all - all day - how unfare is that. There are quite a number of staff and lifeguards around the pool all day and they shold not allow such blatent hogging of beds. There are pools specially for children which are great for all ages and stops the main pool being clogged up with ball games. Please note that inflatables are not allowed in the main pool.
Location is good - just far enough from the strip so you cannot hear it, and just a couple of mins walk to the beach and a large selection of bars/restaurants etc. Lots of people have recommended Manos across the road, but it was virtually empty every night with music so lound you couldn't hear yourself talk.
Entertainment at the hotel was good - loved the 'Beatles' and the magic show.
Really enjoyed our holiday. However the hotel was only 2/3rds full so only hope they keep up the service at peak capacity.
- 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