Don't be put off by 'Hostal' it's a small simple hotel with restaurant. Sant Elm is a quiet low-key resort with a good beach. No noise, discos, theme parks, attractions or rowdy groups while we were there - ideal for a peaceful beach holiday and chance for a few good walks. Recommend the boat trip to Sa Dragonera uninhabited island/natural park (no facilities on island) for sea birds and walking. We also enjoyed 'Iceland' home-made ice cream parlour newly opened in June 2009.
Hotel is probably underrated at 1*. Bedrooms adequate but no frills (no TV, hairdryer, phone) although do have air con units. Bedrooms are on 1st and 2nd floors - no lift. Some bedrooms are compact for 2! Only rooms on sea side had (small) balconies. Simple terrace with basic sunbeds gives access via steps and rocks to the sea but just a minutes walk is a good sand beach.
Restaurant seems popular with locals at weekends, food variable on half board package - breakfasts cold continental but plenty to eat; dinners a limited choice menu although there is a la carte available. Friday night's menu was a special Mallorquin selection and probably best of the week. Self-serve dessert bar always popular and self-serve salad bar was usually the best starter choice.
OK not the greatest hotel in the world but friendly, good value and little other choice in this relatively unspoiled and charming resort.
- Also Known As:
- Hostal Dragonera Hotel
- Hostal Dragonera Hotel Sant Elm
- Hostal Dragonera Sant Elm, Majorca