My husband and I stayed at the Panorama Hotel last year, and we had a wonderful time so we thought why not come back again this year? we did! and It did not disappoint. We got back last week end.
While just a two star hotel it suits us, with the added bonus that it offers value for money, which we would rather spend on going out and about, than lazing around a Hotel all day, but each to there own.
Breakfast is still the same and while basic was good enough and in keeping with the hotels 2 star rating. The dinning room obviously had a major face lift since we went last year, with both new chairs and tables and it's decor updated, which was good.
Rosa and Juana on reception and in fact all the staff remembered us which was good and all of them seemed to be happy and cheerful and go out of there way to help you or suggest places to go to should you ask them.
Going to write this review I see there have been some adverse comments on tripadvisor about the hotel and even the staff which we thought was totally unfair as far as we were concerned.
There was never a problem with having our room cleaned ever? in fact we wondered at times why they bothered to clean it every day as we hardly used it except to sleep in and have a shower etc. But clean it they do and change the towels and bedding etc. In fact one night we stayed over on the other side of the island and we came back to the hotel in the morning only to find them cleaning our room which we had not used since they last cleaned it? when we told them and they just laughed and said never mind!
We had a different room this time it was at the front of the hotel and as others have said yes you could hear the entertainment be it from the Panorama hotel it's self or from the bar up the road but to be honest we gave it little thought and again as it was rare we were back in our room in time to hear it or worry about it as it all finishes at midnight any way.
We both love the pool and my husband had a swim every morning before breakfast which he seemed to enjoy to cold for me at that time of day. Again the same as last year not many people seemed to use the pool, no doubt due to the location of Puerto de Pollensa's fantastic beach being just a few minuets walk away.
The Hotel has a decent website now with loads of pictures on it and things in fact when we left they gave us a DVD with all the pictures from there website and others are on it. There website address is www.hotelpanorama.net/ it's well worth a look, some great picturers on it.
Again going out of an evening in Puerto de Pollensa was a real joy, both of us love all the shops the restaurants and bars, we love Pinewalk just to walk it and to stop and have a drink or a meal or what ever is a joy in it's self. I could sit there for hours watching everyone. Thinking about it now makes me want to go back again already.
We went to Palma we have never been there previously and we went by bus, the bus stop is again a two minuet walk away from the Hotel, we loved the journey and as we got an early morning bus it was interesting to see all the locals getting on and off the bus at various stops on the way obviously going to work etc. the main bus station in Palma well you have to see it for yourself? I will say no more.
Both of us were a little disappointed with Palma I don't know why really I don't know what we expected it to be like really? some of the buildings and the churches' and other architecture around the town was incredible. Apart from having lunch we brought nothing as the shops in Puerto de Pollensa and Old Pollensa and Alcudia seemed just as good if not better to us. Great for expensive designer labels etc but nothing of real interest to us.
Car hire is a must if you really want to get out and about on the island we hired a car online prior to arriving and picked it up from the airport by hiring one online you can save quite a lot of money. Twice now we have used www.doyouspain.com to hire a car we could not fault them both on the price and service.
So all in all we had a great time exploring the island and going to places which normally you would not be able to go to with out a car, mind you as we said we did not take the car to Palma we felt it would be far to busy for us to do that, and my husband was worried about getting lost in the city, hence the bus trip (He was right by the way? the roads were hellish busy all around Palma)
That apart we found some fantastic little towns, villages, coves and beaches which with out the car we could never have got to or even know of, quite a few not that far from the Hotel in fact. Mind you some of the mountain roads are not for the faint hearted.
Again having been told and reading the other reviews on tripadvisor last year we booked our flight for this holiday with Easyjet back in December of last year which as a result saved us near on 50% of what it cost us for the flights last year, thanks everyone.
We have booked an apartment in the Hotel Panorama overr the coming Christmas and New Year as we are both fed up with all the so called hype and lead up what is now at home nothing more than a commercial nightmare nowadays.
Yet we understand that the island while near on deserted has in fact some quite wonderful events on and leading up to and over Christmas and the new year, like we used have years ago? but apparently it's very cold in Mallorca then but what the hell we will take some thermals with us and we are going to give it a go?
There is still some really cheap flights available with Easyjet around that time of year? Any way we will let you all know how we get on.
Once again thanks to all the staff at the Panorama Hotel for all your kindness, and yes we had a great time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Panorama Hotel, family run hotel is located only 100 mts away from the beach and 5 min. walking from the town centre and offers you rooms with bathroom and balcony. The Panorama Hotel is definitely for the people who want more than a room to stay. As well as its ideal location, you will find a warm and friendly welcome in this lovely hotel which has operated successfully for more than 25 years. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Panorama Beach Hotel
- Hotel Panorama Beach
- Hotel Panorama Majorca/Port De Pollenca