As most people that read my reviews will know, we spend at least one or two holidays each year in the resorts of Magaluf / Torre Nova / Palma Nova. Each time we have a difficulty deciding whether we will go to an Hotel, or an Apartment, and where to go that won't leave us traumatised by the antics of Stags and / or Hens.
Difficulty is that we like the "buzz" of Magaluf, and also the friends we have that live and work there, but the perennial problem of getting a sleep at night is always a trial. This time we decided to try the Aparthotel "Vivapalmanova." mainly because we knew it was in a quiet spot close to all the resorts, and because it had fairly good write ups in Trip Advisor.
I booked it last year and got the "middle range" of apartment. This guaranteed a ground floor apartment which had it's own garden and sun loungers.
We duly arrived on the 4th.May 2013 around 21.00hrs. Reception staff were very friendly and helpful. We were allocated room 3001 which was on the ground floor not far from the reception area. First impressions were that the apartment was very nice with all the facilities we needed. Bedroom contained a very large double bed, and loads of storage space.
We discovered later that although the sheets etc. were changed regularly, the duvet wasn't. It was only by accident that we discovered it was stained by blood? or something else? not sure what......not a good reflection on the cleanliness.
We also discovered quickly that this hotel is geared up for children, and although it was early in the season, it was full of very young children, so, although it was quiet late on at night, it was murder around 7.00 am. when the screaming / crying kids woke up, and parents decided that was also the time to re-arrange the furniture by dragging it across the floors?
Overall, a very nice place, excellent facilities....especially for young families. Very nice friendly staff. Would we go back?....hmmm!.
- 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