A beautiful hotel situated in a quiet area of Palma Nova known, not surprisingly, as Son Caliu. We were in the new part of the hotel and the room is beautifully furnished with a lovely ensuite which has a very good shower in the bath. the only issue we had with the room was the beds, 2 singles pushed together, which have foam mattresses and were rather hot and hard. The in room controlled aircon is quiet and efficient. The room had a safe. It cost €15 for the week plus a €5 key deposit. It also had a fridge which was a mini bar chock full of overpriced drinks.
The food is generally good. The breakfast is excellent with plenty of choice of fruits, cereals, cooked items and pastries. There is also a wide range of teas and coffees. If on half board you can have lunch or dinner which are basically the same, a buffet to start and a second course from a menu delivered to the table then back to he buffet for the sweet. We found that we never needed the second course as the buffet was more than ample. The meat, which is cooked in front of you to order, can be underdone if you do not keep an eye on it. Drinks are not included with lunch or dinner and have to be paid for as extras. The cheapest bottle of wine is €17 but you can get half a litre of sangria for €8.50 which is very nice.
There is a small beach outside the hotel grounds which is mainly used by the hotel guests but is also accessible to the public. There are 2 reasonable restaurants by the beach, 1 Spanish and 1 English. There is a concrete apron between the beach and the sea. There is a useful new pontoon out from the sea wall with a ladder down into the sea to a depth of about chest height. The sea bed is rocky for the first 50 yards or so out from the pontoon then there is a large patch with a sandy bottom with plenty of depth for comfortable swimming. The beach area is rather small for the size of the hotel, especially since it was extended, and shade is hard to find. You will have no problems if you like to lie in the sun all day. The sun beds on the beach, unlike those in the grounds, are non adjustable. The hotel gardens are beautiful and the pool is adequate in both size and depth with a chair lift into the pool for disabled guests. The gym is well equipped and never crowded. We cannot comment on the Spa as we did not use it. All in all a good hotel which could be excellent with a few minor improvements.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Son Caliu Spa Oasis, located between Puerto Portals and Palmanova, was inaugurated in 1964 and is one of the most emblematic hotels of the Son Caliu area; just 12 km from the city centre of Palma de Mallorca and 25 km from the airport. Our main virtue is the facilities, commodities and friendly service we all strive to offer our guests to ensure that they enjoy a pleasant, relaxed stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Son Caliu Hotel Oasis
- Son Caliu Palma Nova
- Hotel Son Caliu Spa Oasis Palmanova, Majorca