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“Lovely staff, great breakfast, nice hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Gabarda

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Hotel Gabarda
Ranked #7 of 39 Hotels in Palmanova
Certificate of Excellence
Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely staff, great breakfast, nice hotel”
Reviewed May 15, 2011

We stayed at the beginning of May for 4 nights, and I can honestly say that I only have nice things to say about this hotel. The staff are exceptionally friendly and couldn't do more for you. The receptionists are very helpful if you want to know anything about the area or to book excursions, the breakfasts are brilliant (especially if you want a proper full english breakfast!) and the bar is 24 hours. Although the pool is a bit on the small side, you can still swim about in it, and it gets the sun for a good portion of the afternoon. The hotel was very clean, and the rooms were nice enough, especially for the price! The rooms have fans rather than aircon but we spent most of our time either on the beach or by the pool so it didn't matter! On the first night we stayed, there was a stag party there who were a bit noisy, so it may not be suitable for families with young children. Overall I'd say this hotel is exceptionally good value for money, and the staff do a very good job of making you feel welcome :)

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mallorca
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Reviewed March 7, 2011

I stayed at the Gabarda last year and thought it was great. Magalluf only 5 min taxi away (and at €1 each between 5 of you we weren't complaining) and quiet enuf to kip when you wanted. Beach on next street over and rooms clean. Staff were fantastic, dead friendly and nufin 2 much trouble.
Breakie was top, full English with real bacon (no Spanish rubbish) best hangover cure there is. Yeah, drinks not included but at €2.50 per day who cares!!
Defo going back this yr, can't wait for!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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somerset
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2011

very basic,ok if your a young group of lads on a booze holiday if not do not stay there and i must mention this is the only hotel i have ever known to not give you a tea or coffee with breakfast! that is just so poor! so you get breakfast included but have to pay for a tea or coffee with it.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2010

Stayed at the Gabarda in July this year, me and a mate. Hotel is exactly what you'd expect for the price.

Rooms were average, we stayed in room 101, which after a fortnight of being woken at 9am by the sun booming into the room, together with the roadsweeper coming round, you'd certainly want to consider putting it into room 101!!

Apart from that, no complaints at all, bar staff good. The mad Northern Irish woman in the kitchen was fun to listen to. The receptionists were extremely friendly and helpful. I knew that the pool would be small so decided that the best port of call in the morning would be the bar!

Locally, there are a number of places to grab some food and drink. I'd personally recommend Karen's Bar, €1.50 for a beer and a very good grill menu (which come with a bottle of wine if two or more are ordered) that places within the area simply cannot compete with.

The only gripe regarding the people staying at the hotel is that some of them were going OUT at 3am and only to BCM - there's plenty more around, with some on the strip offering beers at €1 - €1.50, if budgets are tight.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 15, 2010

So you're going to Palma Nova on quite a tight budget... You want a good cheap hotel with fantastic customer service, good hangover food, a nice, friendly atmosphere, with cheap drinks to start off you evening out. Look no further... I stayed at Hotel Gabarda when I went on a very short 3 day trip in June and I can safely say it was an absolute DELIGHT!!! I cannot praise the staff enough, they were all so friendly and helpful and welcoming we felt really at home immediately. They helped us book a day trip to see some caves and their advice was impartial and genuinely useful. The rooms were basic as you'd expect in a budget hotel but they were clean and pleasant, with a balcony and en suite fascility. It's a hotel that attracts young guests so probably not a place for families as we did get woken up one night at 4am with someone trying to get into our room, clearly inebriated from a night out down the road in Magaluf, but we found it quite funny after the initial confusion... Even if I wasn't on such a tight budget I would definitely return to Hotel Gabarda purely for the customer service and value for money.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Horsham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed August 1, 2010

Stayed at the Gabarda with 6 friends, on our end of school holiday. All the staff are absolutely fantastic - incredibly helpful, lovely people and will do as much for you as possible. The hotel is about 10 mins from the beach (much less busy than the Magaluf beaches) and about a 25/30 min walk from the clubs and bars in Magaluf (taxis are only about 6euros though). Only downsides to the hotel are there is no air con in the rooms, just ceiling fans so it is pretty hot at night and the hotel pool is really quite small, so we went to the beach every day. I paid for bed and breakfast, but only made it to breakfast once in the week (it finishes at 11am) so consider whether or not you want to get up for it. This hotel really is perfect for people my age (18) and cheaper than the much noisier hotels in Magaluf. This was the best holiday I've ever been on!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 9, 2010

The hotel was clean, staff were very friendly and the bar was 24 hours with some good value drinks & food.

Pool was clean and large enough for the size of hotel. The only down side was that you can only use the showers for 10 minutes as the drainage is not that good and trust me you WILL flood your room!

All in all, a great hotel, very close to all ameneties and 10 minute walk from the beach.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Gabarda
Address: Calle Roses Bermejo 26, 07181 Palmanova, Calvia, Majorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Calvia > Palmanova
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Palmanova
#12 Romantic Hotel in Palmanova
#17 Family Hotel in Palmanova
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Gabarda 1*
Number of rooms: 29
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