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Zafiro Palmanova
Ranked #5 of 39 Hotels in Palmanova
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Family with baby...”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

We stayed here in April 2013 for a week - the weather was gorgeous which was the reason for our problem - the air conditioning was not yet switched on (apparently as the night still got quite cold, they could not operate air conditioning and heating) and as our room was on the side of the hotel where the sun set, the room became incredibly hot and did not cool down at night - unfortunately as we had a baby, it was far too warm - one night the temperature did not drop below 24 degrees. Hint re the cotbed supplied by the hotel: the mattress did not fit properly, so we used spare blankets to plug the gap between the mattress and side of the cotbed. The bedding provided was a sheet and duvet - luckily we had taken our own fitted cot sheet which held their sheet in place. There were plenty of sunbeds available as it was out of season. There were plenty of facilities for children too.

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Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

A lovely hotel located on a quiet road just off the Magaluf strip, not Palma Nova as described when booking. Hotel is large, a little tired but decorated to a good standard. Communal areas are spacious and there are plenty of sun lounges/Pools to chose from including an indoor pool/sauna and spa.

I would most definitely recommend the roof terrace rooms with private hot tub if you are wanting a little luxury. The hotel is a Five minute walk to the beach and the hotel is family/couple orientated. We hired a car which worked out great as there are so many beautiful places to visit in Majorca that are just a short drive away.

Staff were friendly, the only negative is the grumpy bar man working on the outdoor bar who didn't make us feel very welcome when receiving out 'welcome drink'

  • Stayed April 2013
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scotland
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Loved this hotel. All the staff were friendly and helpful. We stayed in a 1 bed apartment but didnt use the self catering facilities (except the fridge) as we were half board. However, these rooms were a bit dated furniture wise but the beds were fantastic - we had a great sleep every night.
The whole hotel was spotless.
I have a lactose/soja intolerance and the chef would explain each evening what I could and could not eat. So a huge thank you to the chefs and to Jose Maria and his team of waiters and waitresses.
The only thing I think that was poor was the information - we didnt know about the opening times of the spa or if it was included in our price or if there was an extra charge.
The hotel sits behind the beach but there is a stairway straight down. This is a nice quiet road but near to a bit of life if you want it. However, we stayed here before the "season" got started.
The clientelle was from a huge mix of countries. As a couple, I dont think I would have liked to stay here in high season as it is definately geared towards families.
Would definately recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: We stayed in a garden facing room on level one, away from the pool which was nice and quiet. Howeve...
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Me and my girlfriend spent a week at the hotel in April 2013 and have a very positive experience.

The apartment was very nice, we stayed self catering and the room had a fridge and a couple of cooking rings. The room also came with a kettle, toaster and coffee maker so all in all no complaints there. The main room was a very decent size and the bedroom have a very large bed (2 pushed together). The bathroom was a very good size with the only minor complaint being the shower could have had more water pressure.

The room was cleaned five times (2 days off) a week and we found everything to be spotlessly clean.

The grounds were very clean and tidy. The pool area is very large with plenty of loungers but the best thing for us was the over 18's only area which has its own pool, sun loungers and beds. Stunning.
There was plenty for kids to do with two large play areas with things to do and the pool area was very kid friendly.

The staff were all very friendly and very helpful.

The only complaint we had was that we were woken up in the early hours a couple of times by people in other rooms and we found it difficult to sleep beyond around 7am due to noise of furniture being moved about, we assume by the cleaners.

All in all we enjoyed our stay but wish we could have slept in a little longer.

Room Tip: Rooms on the outer edge by reception are very quiet. We stayed in 3210.
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ni
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Everything about this hotel is great . the rooms are well appointed ,kitchen is spotless with all you need ,kettle,toaster,coffee maker, microwave etc. Bedroom is a good size and living area has a pull out bed. Pool areas are clean and safe with separate kids and adult spaces. Kids club looks great fun. Spa is very relaxing . would recommend upgrading to the Royal suites with roof terrace and jacuzzi etc , best place to chill .Staff where very pleasant especially Tomeu who went out of his way to help us .
Access to main strip is jus across the road with 72 steps down(yes we counted every time ):) . mobility could be a problem only if you chose this way to go to the shops etc but if you turn right and go down the slight hill you can access the shopping/restaurants that way and it only takes you 5mins more . The staff can organise mobility scooters etc if you call/email before arrival .
Every part of the hotel is spotless as the housekeeping staff work very hard to keep the high standards up .
Will definitely be returning and wouldn't be afraid to recommend he VIVA

Room Tip: Pool view... Upgrade to Royal suites or for families the Garden suites
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Leeds
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

We just got back from a one week stay with out 18 month old toddler and this hotel was perfect, things that really stood out was friendly staff took time out their daily routines and made an effort to entertain our boy, the hotel was spotless, beds where extremely comfy and super king size, rooms flatscreen tv allows you to plug in a HDMI cable if you want to take your own laptop to watch DVDs, the pool area was great however too cold for a toddler that time of the month, breakfast had a massive variety we've stayed at some exceptional 5 star hotels before and which had equal breakfast spread to this one. They have a play area outside with bouncy castle, trampoline and play gym which entertained our little one for a good 2 hours every day. They are building a new pool area for kids with additional slides to the pirateship already there and it looks awesome with an octopus, seal and turtle islands which double up as slides, looks like they have nearly finished it so its rare we ever holiday twice in the same destination but we might make an exception in this case.

We only did B&B so cant comment on the evening and lunch food but we found a lovely child friendly place just opposite the hotel to the left as you go down the stairs to the beach called el mecca

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wales uk
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

stayed at aviva rally pleasant nice and clean spacious apartments. lovely breakfast down leos proper english for 3.50 euros but would deff stay here again its ideal for couples and familys went for easter for a week was really quiet everywhere but weather wasnt to bad the drach caves was a good trip but long day prob be a lot busier in the summer

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Property: Zafiro Palmanova
Address: Avenida Cas Saboners s/n, 07181 Palmanova, Calvia, Majorca, Spain (Formerly Viva Palmanova & Spa)
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Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Calvia > Palmanova
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Palmanova
#3 Family Hotel in Palmanova
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Palmanova
#4 Luxury Hotel in Palmanova
#6 Romantic Hotel in Palmanova
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Zafiro Palmanova 4*
Number of rooms: 198
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Zafiro Palmanova hotel is close to a white sandy beach. Apart from the outstanding sport facilities, this exclusive 4-star hotel features excellent services and activities for both adult and children. The delicious gastronomy makes this resort the ideal accommodation for the most demanding palates. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Viva Palmanova Palma Nova
Viva Palma Nova
Zafiro Palmanova Majorca

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