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“American in Palma”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Hispania

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Hotel Hispania
Ranked #21 of 77 Hotels in Playa de Palma
Cleveland, Ohio
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“American in Palma”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012

Recently stayed here with my girlfriend and her parents from Romania. We went to Barcelona for the first 4 days then flew down to Palma for the last 3 days of the vacation. You can take the #21 bus for $2 euros which takes about 20-30 minutes or take a $15-20 euro taxi ride from the airport which will take you about 10 minutes. Either way they both drop you off right in front of the hotel. The bus stop is actually named hotel hispania. Each way is easy.

The good: The location!! Right on the beach close to everything you need, supermarkets, shops, beach, restaurants, bars, rental places, and transportation. The pool area and the hot tub were very nice. The fitness center is small (only 4 or 5 machines no weights) but the equipment is new. The price was reasonable $70-85 euros/night. That price includes breakfast and dinner (double board). The food was amazing! Probably the best thing about the stay. The wait staff and the front desk were helpful.

The bad: The hotel was loud. Between the bars and restaurants and other hotels around it is loud and you have to slam the doors to close them. The walIs are thin. I was there wednesday-friday in early May so I am sure it is even louder on the weekends and in June-August. The cleaning staff sucked. I had to go down to the front desk to get new towels and soap because they did not change them. I don't think they changed the sheets and the beds were not that comfortable.

I heard that there were alot of Germans who vacationed at playa del Palma and Arenal which was the area where this hotel is located in Majorca and that is defineitly true. 80-90% of the people that were there were Germans. Overall they were very nice and friendly but alot of them do like to drink and stay up late. Be prepared to hear alot of singing and yelling sometimes late at night.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

I have stayed here many times and i can truely say its my first choice when visiting family in Arenal. Everything you could want is on your doorstep, the bus to Palma is right outside the door, you're across from the beach, walking distance to lots of shops and restuarants.
Great food and choice, friendly staff and comfortable rooms. Seaviews from the side and front rooms, a great place to relax. lovely spot for some winter sun too, popular with cyclists.

Room Tip: Rooms tot he back and sides are quieter than frontline rooms but the trade off is the view! in winte...
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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kaiserslautern, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2011

Here is a solid review of this hotel with complete honesty. First, we went in a huge group, 3 couples (with and without baby) in separate rooms. Every couple complained of two things about this hotel: The hardest beds on the planet and THE NOISE. At around 2-4am EVERY night, each couple would get woken up. The people that are saying they had a wonderful time at this hotel must have drank so much that a train could have gone through their rooms and they wouldn't have woken up. Before arriving to the hotel, I read reviews that the "Food was Amazing". This is simply not true, but maybe because it's included in the price, people expect the worst, so, it's refreshing to get a decent meal. First, we live in Germany and wanted Spanish food, not German food. They cater to the German culture. Yes, the staff is very friendly and helpful, but if you want sleep when you are on vacation, which I believe most people do, pay a little more for a nicer hotel or stay a little further away from the "party scene". Although, our friends stayed longer than we did, and people were throwing a party in the next room over.
Regarding cleanliness, the bathroom was still dirty from the people before. I had to clean the toilet with sanitizer. Enjoy!
By the way, they keep your passports OVER NIGHT! In rome, they didn't even do this.
Overall opinion: LOud hotel, decent food, friendly staff, great location.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2011

everything was great: the location, the cuisine (!). the hotel is clean and spasious.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2011

I have arrived late at night, but there are still food (cold buffet) left out ready to serve.

Rooms are very clean, hotel staffs are very friendly too, very good location to get to the beach and walk into the main part of town...

The only down point is that the room I have got have no balcony, facing the ally way, the only view I have is some skips and a white wall, staff don't speak very good english. The most disappointment is they do not pass on messages (transfer company call the night before informed they have changed the time). no one told me until I call the transfer company and asked the front desk...

But overall is a very good & clean hotel...

Room Tip: Make sure you can speak Germans and you will be ok
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Antibes
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2010

We booked Hotel Hispania due to its location and we were not disappointed. It's right on the sea side, you just need to cross a little utilized streed, you can't be closer to the excellent beach. Having booked half board, we were happy with the food. Lot's of fresh things to choose from at the buffet and in the morning, a chef was available to cook a fresh scrambled egg or an omelette for you (with ham & cheese or herbs, as you like). For english guests (most were german) there are also beans and bacon! Drinks during dinner had to be paid (I think thats normal over there) but prices were more than reasonable - 1.60 or so for a coke or a beer and a bottle of wine for 7 Euro. The rooms were clean on arrival and the air-con efficient, though cleaning during our stay could have been a bit better (once they forgot and once we had to ask for towels). Overall, we liked our stay a lot.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Baumholder, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2010

I stayed at this hotel with my girlfriend for our trip to Mallorca. The location is great - only a few hundred meters from the party center of the German portion of Mallorca. The room itself was fairly utilitarian - basically what you expect for a value hotel that sees a lot of sandy and salty occupants that party all night - so easy to clean furniture and such. That more than suited our needs.

High points that made the hotel really stand out - the staff was all extremely friendly and spoke good English. The pool was nice and quite clean. Best of all was the food. We purchased half board which included breakfast and dinner. For both meals, they provided the best buffet spreads I have ever seen in a European hotel. And since I love my food, this was a very pleasant surprise since I expected barely passable food for the price. That in itself made this a superb value.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Hispania
Address: Calle Aiguamarina 3, 07600 Playa de Palma, Majorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Playa de Palma
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Playa de Palma
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Playa de Palma
#19 Luxury Hotel in Playa de Palma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Hispania 4*
Number of rooms: 164
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Also Known As:
Hispania Hotel El Arenal
Hotel Hispania Playa De Palma, Majorca

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