Read a few comments here, and yes, it's very much aimed at German tourists, but I found no problems with that. Well the whole area's aimed at Germans, most of the bars and cafes speaks German and there are a lot of them about, but hey ho, we are tourists too and I found no problems with anybody at the hotel or any of the bars around just because I spoke English and not German, and to be fair most of the people there speak at least German and English, as well as French and a few other languages, hell after all, they’re there to make money whatever languages you speak :)
The staff and service I found very helpful and friendly. I had asked for a double room, but found when I got there I got two singles pushed together. This is not usually a problem, but here they were defo 2 singles, each with its own blankets tucked in, on super smooth rollers so the slightest movements made them separate and roll to the opposite end of the room at speed, which made for an interesting first nap. But went downstairs, and we were swiftly relocated to a proper double room. I had a problem in the new room with the shower, downstairs again and they sent a bloke up pretty much straight away and showed me there was nothing wrong with the shower, just my ignorance in operating it. All done with no fuss and complete easy going atmosphere.
The bar was great, well happy hour (8-10pm) was good and cheap, music there very 80s-90s and agreeable. Didn’t go for the disco night, stayed outside enjoying the warm evening and drinks whilst bingo?? was on (in 2 languages) one night.
The food was interesting, and yes some mornings there was no beans but heck, there was hot and cold buffet, usual cereals and fruits. Evening meal was also good, plenty of food, nothing amazing but all edible. Only had 2 dinners there cause was out most nights trying other cafes and bars, which were nice without maybe, being amazing, but guess if wanted to spend more could have gone to proper foodie restaurants.
The hotel had just had a make over just before we went there, all white washed and coloured balconies, very clean and nice. Didn’t try the pool myself but some of the Germans did and from their reactions I guess it was cold, it was early March after all.
I would def recommend this hotel, for me after all it is a place to rest and change and sleep, and the showers were hot and strong, which is good. Usual room cleaned every day and towels changed as you would expect. Don’t get a cab from the airport, get a 21 bus instead, and 2.5 E per person, as opposed to about 25 E for a cab to Playa, which I did the 1st time I went to Playa.
To sum up found the hotel suited my needs, been to Playa 3 times in the last year, and this hotel I am going back to in September. Remember it’s a 3 star hotel, food not as good as a 4 star I stayed at before, but why just eat in when there are so many other places to try?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The PALMA PLAYA I Hotel (known before as Cactus Hotel) is located in a quite area, only 4 kilometers from the airport and 200 meters from the beautiful "Playa de Palma", with six kilometers of smooth white sand. Next to the hotel there is the bus stop and from there it will take you only 15 minutes to get in the center of Palma. Snack-Bar, Caffee shop, room for cyclists, Swimming pool and children's pool, parking and buffet restaurant. The recently refurbished rooms are large and comfortable, all with terrace, full equiped bathroom, telephone with direct line, central heating, safety deposit box Satelite-TV and new air conditioning. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palma Playa i De
- Hotel Palma Playa Playa De Palma, Majorca