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“Another Excellent stay at Palma Bay”

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Palma Bay Club Resort
Ranked #67 of 77 Hotels in Playa de Palma
Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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“Another Excellent stay at Palma Bay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

We have just returned from another great holiday at the Palma Bay club resort. Once again the facilities, food, drinks and overall experience were brilliant. We paid £104 each for a week all inclusive with Alpharooms just 3 weeks before went. Excellent value for money! Cant wait to book again for next year!

Room Tip: Rooms in the Sahara and Nubia are on a main street so you do get traffic noise.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

we arrived at lunch time 25th sept,we were told over booked would have to stay at saga hotel for1 night, after reading reveiws i was pre warned about this happening, so after throwing afit i said ok so long as we are back here in morn and there is a room , Saga was not very good so we went back up to palma bay at night for evening meal n entertainment,next day at 1 oclock we wer given a room in the Nubia wich is out side the complex nice rooms small but new and clean, large balcony, food was good, usual entertainment,drinks good, ther was ques at the bar but u wer only waiting a few mins,friendly staff, palma bay is in the old town bit of arenal, narrow streets n lots of residential homes. Lovely beach right through to Can pastilla, n Palma,Had agood time, even with the over booking problem.but this happens a lot.my rating would av been more apart from the over booking .

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Leicester, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Just had a 4 night all inclusive break here and it was great. If you want a good time and are prepared to go out and do a bit of walking, its a great place. I suspect that the people who moan about being 100m from the main complex to go for your food ( which is good for the cost ) may be a little less mobile than some of us, ie they make the ground shake when they walk.
Rooms very clean, always new towels and sheets every day. Security guard at night got rid of the odd loud moron around the place so we slept very well.
A great bar straight down on the front from the hotel "Double Dutch Happy Days" was a great place to go. He opened at 10.00pm and shuts at 6.00am. Loved every minute we were in there and I am over 50.
Just go and make a great holiday of it, its a bit like Benidorm (the TV programme) but if you can get past that, its a fun place to be with a great group of friends.

Room Tip: High up rooms are better, no problem facing the pool entertainment area as it finishes at 11.00pm.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

We looked long and hard for a last minute holiday, looking through most of the on line sites and trip advisor reviews. We finally decided on the Palma Bay Resort as flights and hotel were available for the days we were wanting. Flight with Monarch - on time, transfer to hotel - short and sweet, checking in, not possible as 'HOTEL FULL'. Not Happy Bunnies.
We were aware of the overflow Hotels and requested when booking not to be placed in one of them. Taxi ordered and whisked off to the 4 star Mediterean BayHotel about a mile away. We were able to use facilities of both hotels as in same group. (Seperate review)
Although not sleeping at the Palma Bay we did eat there some days and to be fair the food was not all that bad. There was a good choice, it was hot and well presented in a typical spanish buffet style restuarant. It was not 'Al a Carte' and at the price paid it shouldn't be expected by some of the previous reviewers. Food and drink are available from 10.00 until 23.00 and families can get as much or as little as they want, some more than others. If you want to sit around all day and drink, then you can. (Not for us). Entertainment comes in the way of the Animacion team who offer games for kids and adults and an evening entertainment programme.
Staff were pleasant and willing to offer help wherever possible in what is a very busy Hotel.
If we had not been moved to another hotel we would have made the most of the Palma Bay which is more focused on groups and families rather than couples wanting a quieter holiday.
Overall, its not really as bad as some reviewers say.

Room Tip: Try and get away from the rooms overlooking the stage and bar area.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Reading the other reviews i wasnt sure if i wanted to go but We went to Palma bay hotel on the 5th oct for a week it was a cheap all inclusive week away for me and my husband n another couple! we arrived late at night! there was someone on reception when we arrived he was very helpful and shown us on a map where to go because it was late at night there was only 1 bloke on reception so he couldnt leave and show us where to go!
At first i was a lil disappointed to find we didnt have a window in our room but by mornin i was fine with it as we spent most of the time out of the room plus the couple we went wiv had a connecting door to our room which had a window!
The beds were 2 singles pushed together but that didnt bother us!
The food was good most of it was the same but there was a different meat every night and a big varity of stuff!!
The entertainment was ok we played bingo one night but not again as we paid 5euros for 5 strips but we wasnt playing to win money!! The drink measures were massive defo worth the money!!
all cocktails largers and most sprirts were all inclusive!!!
The walk down to the beach only took 5/10mins but it was nice because you got to walk past all the shops and bars!
One bar i would defo recommand to go to is Happy Days awesome bar met sum awesome ppl and the bar staff and owers were very friendly! The pool was nice but you wasnt allowed inflatables in there wasnt allowed to play games or dive the life guard was tad misrable really!! The cleaners were very friendly always about but didnt speak english but they still spoke to us lol!!
The reception staff knew a lot of English and were very helpful and friendly!!
If you want a nice cheap hotel and dont mind walking and spending time away from the room this is the place to go!!!

Room Tip: book in main hotel complex
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Troon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

So, it was with some trepidation that we approached the check-in desk last Monday after reading some of the reviews on here. We were really fearing the worst however check-in was seamless - allocated a room in Nubia which we expected as we had booked a promo room. Although small the room was clean and offered everything you would need. We were only planning on sleeping in it or sitting on the balcony anyway. Bathroom was modern with an excellent hot shower.
Our meals were taken in Habana and there was plenty of variety - several hot dishes, soup, salads, fresh fruit, deserts - none of us struggled to find something that suited despite all having different tastes. Breakfast was also extremely good. Snack bar was handy if you fancied something in between or if you don't want to go to the main dining room for lunch every day.
We had no issues with the bar, you knew beforehand that it was small plastic glasses and the queues were never too long. Staff all friendly and helpful and you could see that they clearly all worked hard.
Plenty of activities - mini-golf, tennis, football, pool, etc so loads to keep the kids occupied - entertainment staff good at encouraging you to take part in these if you wanted. To be honest though the night time entertainment did leave a lot to be desired however the bar in Habana opens at 8pm so you could chose not to sit through it if you wished.
Overall we had a fantastic holiday - the staff were friendly and helpful - I think if you are pleasant to people then they will be pleasant back.

I would say if you've booked Palma Bay go with an open mind and don't let the reviews put you off - it's definitely what you make of it. For the money it was well worth it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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london
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

You get what you pay for , room was pretty good and cleaned daily, food was ok but
didnt vary very much . Had a room problem to start with but found that Maria , who I think
is a manager, was really on the ball and was very pleasant , sorted quickly.

Room Tip: The Habana is the best hotel to stay in, floor 5 and up.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Palma Bay Club Resort
Address: C/ Bartomeu Calafell, 23 | El Arenal, 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 Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#36 On the Beach Hotel in Playa de Palma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Palma Bay Club Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 500
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Satisfaction on 6178 acres.Palma-Bay Club Resort hotel is located in a quiet area in the beach of Palma (Arenal), 350 metres from the beach and 5 minutes from the leisure and shopping centres. It also has a large children’s area and a great entertainment team, who with our staff help you enjoy an unforgettable holidays. The hotel has an area of 25.000 square metres with some restaurants, a snack bar and various bars as well as large gardens and 4 swimming pools It’s only 8 Km from the airport and 10 Km from the capital of Mallorca, Palma. It’s a resort with more than 500 bedrooms, most of them with air-conditioning. ... more   less 
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