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Hotel Pure Salt Garonda
Ranked #2 of 78 Hotels in Playa de Palma
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

Clean an tidy hotel with a great location right on the beach. Far enough away from the "party" to sleep, but close enough to party.

We got a room placed on the corner of the hotel with a gigantic balcony and seaview.

Cant say anything about the spa or fitness senter as I never visited it...

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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MacHotels, E-commerce manager at Hotel Pure Salt Garonda, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2012

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Reviewed May 28, 2012

We have just come back from a 4 night stay in May at the Mac Garonda. This is our second visit and since we were last there the rooms have been upgraded. Our room was small, but, perfectly formed. It was modern, very clean and had a balcony overlooking the sea. The breakfast choice was extensive with more than enough choice for the fussiest of eaters. The only down side were the meals by the pool, which were slightly disappointing and I would definitely liked to have had the option of purchasing large bottles of water instead of the tiny ones on sale in the bar. Most people seemed to resort to buying their own water from the supermarket.
The service and care we were given while we were there was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble.
The Hotel is a short bus ride from the Airport and from Palma City Centre. The bus service is very good, cheap too and is more or less door to door. You won't find too many Brits in this hotel or in the resort and if you feel the need to watch TV you might want to bring your own dvd's and player, unless you are happy watching endless CNN as it is the only channel in English.
All in all a lovely hotel ideally situated for a quiet relaxing few days.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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MacHotels, E-commerce manager at Hotel Pure Salt Garonda, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2012

Thank you very much for your review. We will take your comments into account and hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed April 27, 2012

This is the 6th time at this Hotel..Its now new rooms beautiful Art Decor, with lovely bathroom.
The loby is all in Marble..The reception people are very service minded and treat me beautiful,,especially the Director M. Tigre..so kind in every way..Outstanding breakfast and Dinner.
Top quality food, lots to choose from. At dinner over 35 desserts WOW..and the chef is there carving meats for your delight..so many dishes to choose from The service is impeccable,,, nice head waiter LUCAS. The bar is big .nice waiters Fancisco and Marie...not expensive. and good entertainment each evening....The hotel is situated 10meters from the beach..
Bus stop 100 meters from Hotel direct to Airport. 7mins BUS 21..

A OUTSTANDING HOTEL on PLAYA DE PALMA a MUST for all who want quality. 20mins to PALMA CENTRUM..Cant wait to get back to those delicious desserts.
Terence World Traveller SWEDEN

Room Tip: Always be polite to the reception they are human too.. Great room 401. sea View all of the bay
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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MacHotels, E-commerce manager at Hotel Pure Salt Garonda, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2012

Thank you very much for your review. We are very grateful for your loyalty to the Mac Garonda and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed April 11, 2012

Stayed for 4 nights at the end of March and thoroughly enjoyed it. The hotel is spotlessly clean and the room was really modern and very comfortable. The location is excellent -right on the beach. The staff were all extremely friendly and we were even given a free glass of champagne as an apology as there had apparently been a national strike on the previous day but we hadn't even noticed!! The food at breakfast and dinner was really good with plenty of choice and the bar food at lunchtime was great and very well priced All in all I would definitely go again. From a British point of view I think we were the only ones there but that was fine by me as the quality seems to go up for a hotel and resort used by other Europeans

Room Tip: We asked for a sea view and I think it was well worth the extra
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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MacHotels, E-commerce manager at Hotel Pure Salt Garonda, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2012

Thank you very much for your review. I am glad to hear that the national strike did not affect your stay in any way. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

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Reviewed September 6, 2011

We stayied at Mac Garonda the 3rd week of august. It was great. The location is close to the beach -like 20 meters close. The entrance path is guarded on the sides by palm trees. The hotel has 5 stores and for extra payment we got a rooms with a sea view balcony (one of the large windows had also such a nice view from bed).

The receptionists are very kind and helpful, they helped us in getting a car rented for us. the room was cleaned every day, with no exception, and even if we did not left the towels on the bathroom's floor, still they changed them each day. Also the sheets were changed at least 3 times during a week. The food was great, it was buffet, but also with a cook at our disposal in case someone might have wanted some other type of eggs or omletts. We had plenty of dished to choose (all types of cheese- brie, with blue mold cheese, I enjoyed that they had many salads and vegetables, and those salad dressings YUM-YUM!). And they changed it every day. Except for the breakfast, the dinner had different dishes every day and with diff national specifics.

What else can I say? They have a nice pool but I thought it would be a pity not to bathe in the sea so we skipped that. They have an open air terrace where they brught singers and bands to sing every night. The cocktails were ESTUPENDO!

It is a quiet hotel where one can rest so that during the day would have energy to go for sightseeing the "calas" (bays with very blue waters- we recommand Cala Figuera, it's on the way to Cap Formentor. It's great for snorkeling!

There was not even one thing to dissapoint us in this great hotel. Keep up the good work!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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MacHotels, E-commerce manager at Hotel Pure Salt Garonda, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2011

Thank you very much for your comments. We look forward to your next visit!!

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Reviewed April 24, 2011

We stayed in this hotel with 2 very young children. The location realy suited as is a ten minute taxi ride from the airport. The hotel is across the road from a lovely beach with clean sand for the kids to play in and paddle in the ocean. It's right on a prom with good retaurants and cafes and lots of shops selling knick knacks etc along the prom. Palma aquariam is a half an hour walk away or 5 mins in a taxi.
The hotel is very clean but the rooms are quite basic decor-wise. The carpet is thin and old looking. The bathroom is good though. We had a little balcony with a sea view.
The service as very good. The food in the restaurant was super, buffet-style with show cooking. and super choice. Again, great staff in the restaurant.
The outdoor pool was heated.
It suited us with very young children, however I would not bring older children as it really was an adult only clientele.There are no child facilities, other children to mix with etc. It was majority German tourists here and we were among the very few English speaking guests. The whole resort is mainly German with signs in German etc.
It was quiet at night which suited us.
I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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HotelClubMac, E-commerce manager at Hotel Pure Salt Garonda, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2011

Thank you very much for your comments. We would like to take this opportunity to inform you that the hotel rooms will be refurbished this winter, you can visit our website to see the look of the new rooms. Also this hotel will be adults only from 2012.

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Reviewed August 22, 2010

I have been staying in this hotel with my wife for a week in august 2010. We were a bit disappointed by the overall impression this hotel. It does not deserve the 4* label. But step by step.

Location - great. In a first line to the see, just across the parade (promenade). In the middle of everything (shops, restaurants, bars, night clubs). Everything was so close.

Staff - OK. Helpful, cheerful, kind. At the reception desk as well as in the dining room.

Accommodation - the biggest disappointment. Although other reviewers here indicated some previous refurbishment I could not see it. Everthing seemed so old, used, scratchy, worn, smelly... There was some strange smell everywhere. Like if you opened your grandmother´s closet in her very old house. The only investment they made were electronic door locks. The whole hotel was air-conditioned. But somebody did not think about the air-conditioning unit in the room. It was blowing the cold air directly towards our bed (to our legs to be precise). So if it was on, our legs started to freeze soon - since they use only one simple bed sheet instead of a real quilt. And if it was off, we started to sweat soon. It took us some time to figure out how to set the control unit properly to gain a reasonable temperature in the room. It was still showing 25 °C even if the temperature was obviously lower.

Balcony - we paid some extra money for a sea view. It turned out we had a different view of what a sea view means. We were accommodated in a room which had a view to a backstreet with a partial side sea view. But on the other hand it was probably better than rooms in front of the hotel with the direct sea view - these were placed right above the pool area with lousy (and quite loud) night shows determined especially for German pensioners (the hotel was full of them). The balcony was quite spacy but there was no privacy there. You could not just see to any balcony on the same floor but also to many balconies on other floors. This made the balcony usable only for letting the wet towels dry.

Food - very good. Plenty, tasty, variety, buffet style. But the system in the dining room was not so great. There was a square "island" almost in the middle of the room and you had to walk around it and serve yourself. There were often queues and you had to stay there too although you only wanted one thing somewhere around the next corner. I really did not like it. But you could not jump the queue since the other people could kill you just by a simple look :-) At breakfast - people must wait until the waiter brings a pot with coffee or hot water to their table. There was no vending machine there like in other hotels. It usualy took some time until we were served. Once we were not served at all. The hotel also includes bar, restaurant and "gelateria". Tried everything - worth the money.

Services - really not a 4* hotel services. There was no gym, jacuzzi, massages or any kind of sport activities available n this hotel. Only the hotel pool. There was also no internet access in rooms. It was limited to the lobby area only and you had to ask the staff for a password. We were also surprised by the fact we had to pay for the whole stay while checking in! It had never happened to us before. At least not in a 4* hotel. We needed some beach towels - they lended us but for a deposit of 20 EUR each. We stayed in 3* hotels before where we had beach towels available in our room for free.

Overall summary - if you need nothing but a simple, quiet hotel room with basic services this could be for you. But consider well what you spend your money for. There is a plenty of hotels on the Playa de Palma and I believe the competiton can offer better services for even better price.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Mar Negra 2, 07610 Playa de Palma, Majorca, Spain
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Playa de Palma
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Playa de Palma
#2 Luxury Hotel in Playa de Palma
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Playa de Palma
#2 Romantic Hotel in Playa de Palma
Price Range: $125 - $323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Pure Salt Garonda 5*
Number of rooms: 149
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This recently refurbished adults only establishment right on the beach near the city of Palma captures the essence of the urban beach concept. Pure Salt Garonda is known for its friendly professional service, with our guest manager always available to help you rent high-end cars, reserve starred restaurants, organise visits to the most discerning wineries or take care of all your golf reservations. Let us prepare you that special bath in your room with an innovative designed inspired in the nature of Mallorca, where you will be able to relax and enjoy the views of the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a relaxing moment reading a book in our hotel garden, dine in style at our Spanish tapas restaurant by the sea, enjoy a spa treatment with products by well-known brand Natura Bissé or sunbathe at the exclusive beach club The Eight, located right in front of the hotel. ... more   less 
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