I visited Hotel Manaus with my wife for ten days in June/July 2009 and we were both pleased with our stay and thought we got good value for our money. The best thing with the hotel is its location with one side facing a green forest and the sea, which means it is more quiet and calm compared to other hotels facing the streets.
I will mention all flaws that we discovered so that You will not make an uninformed decision when choosing this hotel.
The water pressure on the fifth floor is low (probably better on lower floors)
The bed is two beds put together and the friction between the bed and the floor is low = difficult to sleep close to yor loved one without a gap opening between the beds.
One AC for every two rooms, and the condensator is on every other balony. It makes noise and gives away lots of heat. This means you cannot sleep with balcony door open because of the heat and noise if you get the wrong room.
The balcony door make high frequency noise when open and shut, not just Your room but all others. This means you are likely to wake-up if you sleep with your balcony door open as soon as someone else opens or shuts his/her door.
There is a safe on each room, yes. But you have to pay extra for the key.
There is a fridge on each room, yes. But you have to pay extra for the key.
Breakfast and dinner is included, yes. But you have to pay for your drink (also water) when eating your dinner.
Advantages apart from the location.
Staff speak excellent English compared to the rest of Spain. I was dissapointed that I counld not practice my poor Spanish MORE because they spoke too much and too good English.
The ethnic composition during my visit was in descending order: Spanish, Polish, Slovak, German, Serbian, Czech and Dutch. Some of you may interpret the high prescence of eastern Europeans as a sign of low quality (or low price). The General Rule applies here as well: You Get What You Pay For.
Food is served in Swedish table style with 20-30 different dishes for dinner. Some days it was really good and tasty other days not so good. Surley you will find some of these 20-30 dishes eatable each day, especially the fresh fruits were good during my visit. Again some remarks on food from British reviewers makes me wonder if British three-star hotels are comparable to Turkish five-star hotels !?
I have pointed out pros and cons for this hotels and as a final conclusion I do recomend it to anyone who prefers a quiet and relaxing vaccation in Mallorca.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Manaus is located in one of the quieter areas of Palma beach, surrounded by woods and only a short walk from Playa de Palma. The hotel has very bright and cozy rooms, some with fantastic views of the forest. All rooms are equipped with balcony, safe, mini bar, bathroom, satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and air conditioning.There are two lifts, a lounge, and one for reading and board games, TV, cafe, bar, a swimming pool and a children's pool. Entertainment twice a week during the summer months.All meals are buffet, and each week there is a special dinner-either: Majorcan or Mediterranean cuisine. "Show Cooking" for breakfast and dinner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Manaus El Arenal
- Manaus Hotel El Arenal
- Manaus Majorca/El Arenal