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“hotel okay...spa a waste of money!”
Review of Melia Palas Atenea

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Melia Palas Atenea
Ranked #26 of 74 Hotels in Palma de Mallorca
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Reviewed 28 September 2008

Stayed there for a long weekend with 8 friends, found the hotel okay! a bit quite and not really busy! attention to all!!! the spa was a joke! we all wanted a massage and were spending quite a bit of money there, i found that we could not use the spa after our massage..."shocking, as when you got to a spa and pay for a treatment the jacuzzi ect is there for you to use free without an extra cost!!! but the yhi spa said that we all had to pay an extra £15 each to sit in the Jacuzzi for just for 1 hour and then we had to leave! what kind of spa is that??? i had a pedicure which cost me 25E but they didn't soak my feet in nice warm soapy water...no they didn't yet have the foot spas in stock so the used a wet towel to clean my feet!!! i wouldn't of paid but they took your money upfront! that spa made my whole experience in that hotel crap as the reason i went there in the 1st place is because of the spa! so if you go there don't go for the spa, besides that the hotel is okay clean, big rooms.

Stayed: September 2008
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Reviewed 27 September 2008

We came to Palma to attend a wedding and the Melia Palas Atenea was in the perfect position for us to attend the celebrations and also enjoy the city. Our sea view room overlooked the harbour where all the beautiful boats are moored.

The decor could do with updating, especially the very poor shower, but the hotel has very good amenities, our beds were turned down every night and the public areas are kept very clean.

The pool area is very good with plenty of beds and towels and the breakfast had everything on offer from freshly cooked eggs to a lovely buffet.

A bit of a walk to the old town, but we needed that after eating the huge breakfast! Would recommend this hotel if you want to stay in the city.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 September 2008

This is a good 4star hotel which is quite a walk out of the city centre (15-20mins) but great location over-looking the harbour - make sure you pay the extra for a sea-view room.

A couple of excellent restaurants nearby - come out of the hotel and turn right and you come across"Piccola Italia" and then a bit further up the street is "Mediterraneo 1930".

The staff in the hotel were friendly and polite and agreed to let us keep our room til late on the day we left as we hadn't been able to get in it until 5.30pm on arrival day.

Good choice at breakfast including omlettes made to order.

This is a good hotel if you dont mind the walk into town.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 August 2008

I had read the reviews of this hotel on this website and so was expecting a great stay at this hotel - I was very disappointed.

The good things - the location (by day) is nice. The view over the harbour is spectacular and the lovely old town is only a 15 mintue walk. The rooms were fairly clean The pool area is very nice and spacious too for a city hotel

The bad things - this hotel is very very dated. I am sure it was lovely in 1977 but is it looks and smells very worn now. The air conditioning didnt work.

The location at night is a NIGHTMARE...you are situated on the busiest night club strip in the whole of Spain. The place is deceptively quiet and pleasant until 1am when the streets go crazy. It is like Picadilly Circus (only busier) until 630 am. Expect no sleep as it is sooo noisy (people shouting, singing, cars, hooting etc etc) and it reaches a crescendo at 6am when the clubs close. There is a night club under the hotel but luckily the music from this stops at 5am.

I realise you cant really blame the hotel itself for the fiesta outside on the streets but I would really not stay here if you are not planning on being one of the party people up until 6am. Much better to stay in the old town of Palma or better still Hotel Portixol which is fabulous.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 August 2008

My husband and I wanted little more than a place with a pool for relaxing and a good location to walk around, enjoying the beautiful island scenery; this hotel was perfect for our needs.

The location was very good- near lots of little cafes, clubs, restaurants, and looked out directly over the marina. The pool was very nice, with lots of chairs and a small bar. The staff was very helpful, giving us information about all sorts of things that rewarded them no concierge fees- bus schedules, beaches, and grocery stores- with no irritation.

Some of the other reviews commented on the "dated" furnishings; I have to agree a bit, but it was not an issue for us at all. We came to the island to see everything BUT the decor of our room (which was really not that bad).

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2008

Allways willing to learn with the experiences of fellow travelers I read reviews on this hotel before making the room reservation and then asked for one in a upper floor.
They gave me a room in the top floor of the hotel, the 8th, but... I had to sleep with the noises of ancient A/C devices! Well it's the same that run from a lion and than be eated by a leopard...
Fine pool, very clean rooms, WC and balcony.
Food only tried the beakfast buffet (at €20/person) because it was to much expensive.
The neighborhood is affected by the so called spannish "botellón" wich consist on teenagers drinking alcoolic drinks in the streets, gardens... and in this case it was funny see the police doing nothing with drunk young people near the most expensive yachts you can imagine in the Mallorca Marina.

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Reviewed 9 July 2008

Stayed for 5 nights 29/07/08 it was the most pleasant hotel with great staff. We will be back next year for a short break. Room 618 was perfect, what a view from our balcony. Palma is great. Try Bar Dia in the old town for Tapas. Small and local but the food was almost as good as the hotel breakfast. Champagne at 9.00am - tops.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Melia Palas Atenea

Address: Avinguda de Gabriel Roca, 29, 07014 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
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Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Palma de Mallorca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Palma de Mallorca
#12 Business Hotel in Palma de Mallorca
#26 Luxury Hotel in Palma de Mallorca
#26 Romantic Hotel in Palma de Mallorca
Price Range: £107 - £179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Melia Palas Atenea 4*
Number of rooms: 345
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
·Modern, bright rooms equipped with everything you need to enjoy a wonderful stay in Mallorca ·Fantastic new lobby area to enjoy a gin and tonic in the new Blue Lounge Bar ·YHI Spa with water circuit, 7 treatment rooms and a full gym measuring over 1,200 m2! * ·Delicious breakfast buffet with show cooking and breakfast area on the terrace to enjoy the views* ·Just 10 minutes from Palma de Mallorca airport and the main attractions in the city ·The best hotel in Mallorca for groups of over 300 people *extra charge ... more   less 
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