My wife and I have just returned from a four night stay the Catalonia Majorca Hotel (22-26 June 2014).
We got a private taxi transfer from the airport but were robbed at being charged 34 Euros - apparently it is a bit more expensive on Sundays and late at night - but otherwise expect to pay around 21 Euros.
The hotel has an elevated position near the port area and it has magnificent panoramic views of Palma.
We were fortunate to be upgraded to a lovely room (Room 215) with magnificent views across the Bay of Palma..
It took us around 35 minutes to walk into Palma at a gentle walking pace whilst appreciating the amazing boats and yachts in the marinas
For those who would prefer public transport Majorca has an excellent bus service.
The hotel was spotlessly clean with helpful and caring staff.
Two slightly adverse comments; for a four star hotel we would have expected a 'courtesy room' rather than have to 'make do' using the facilities of the gym - the facilities in this area are not four star, and there was no hairdryer!
The other comment is that the otherwise excellent cooked breakfast was spoiled by the lady chef who was pretty hopeless (albeit 'nice') at frying eggs and bacon! She broke nearly every egg and then laughed shrugging her shoulders as if it wasn't her fault.
Excellent choice of fruit, cold meats and cheeses and freshly baked breads and cakes etc. for breakfast.
We would certainly recommend this hotel to those looking for a few quiet days away in the sun.
Perhaps more suited to discerning couples, rather than those seeking the night clubs of Palma, and in our view not really suitable for young children.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Catalonia Majorica hotel is located in a privileged area on the maritime promenade of Palma Bay and just in front of Club del Mar. It is near the Porto Pi shopping centre and the Fundacio Joan Miro. The hotel, refurbished in 2000, combines an elegant style with modern features. It has a total of 168 rooms, all of them with beautiful views, and most of them also have a terrace. In the hotel you will find 3 swimming pools. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Catalonia Majorica Hotel Palma De Mallorca, Majorca