The hotel is fine. Well, this is not the Hilton. The rooms are basic, no air conditioning, TV, fridge et al. But the rooms are very clean. The hotel is located in the end of the town and from the terrace that has no views of the sea. The distance from the hotel to the beach is about 800 m. There are near the bus line 23 (1.1 euro ticket) but we are usually went to the beach and from the beach on foot.
These are actually two hotels, both with two stars, probably the same owner. We slept in the Emperador and fed to the Palma Mazas. The hotels are close, in the same street, both have a pool, we didn't notice a big difference. Food is a buffet and it is a quality. Breakfast was basic but for lunch and dinner is a good choice of dishes, especially a lot of vegetables and salad. The hotel staff was friendly. For those who know English to know that generally the El Arenal, not only in this hotel, the people next to the Catalan and Spanish, the best know German, because most tourists in the place are from Germany.
El Arenal is generally a very vibrant place to live 24 hours. There are lots of hotels, appartments, restaurants, bars, discos. Fun and night life are developed and the place is great for those looking for entertainment. But those on vacation who want peace and quiet will find not them here. We are the chosen part of the town where hotels Palma Mazas and Emperador are located and counting to the quieter, which would compensate for the relatively greater distance from the beach. Indeed the main stripes along the beach is the largest crowds and noise. Yet in the area where the hotels Palma Mazas and Emperador has a noise and the noise, which bothers to sleep, especially those who like to sleep in silence. After we visited the C'an Pastilla, a place that was El Arenal along with great beach Playa de Palma, we had the impression that the C'an Pastilla quieter and more suitable for families.
Seen a total of El Arenal has its own qualities. The choice of hotels and apartments is for every taste and pocket. Playa or Platja de Palma is a very good beach, with good quality sand both on land and in water, the sea is clear and warm, long shallow which is perfect for young children. There are attractions in the area including a large water park Aqualend, and the Acquarium is near. The place is well located, relatively close to the airport (but far enough away to not hear the planes) and the capital Palma de Mallorca is not far with which it is well connected by bus lines. Good location, close to the capital, and excellent roads make it easy to reach any place or the beach in Mallorca. So rent a car, at least for a few days, it is desirable if you want to visit some of this the very beautiful island (or use the bus tour). In this sense Hotels Palma Mazas and Emperador are well located, enabling it to easily go out by car from El Arenaa without delays at the center of the town and around the beach where is much more crowded. One street above the hotel has excellent parking (although earthy) where there is space and can be shade for the rented car.
The hotel is excellent value for money and when everything is taken into account deserves a rating four. However, perhaps severely, giving less score, mostly because not noticing that someone in hotel is trying to be less noise.
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- Also Known As:
- Palma Mazas El Arenal
- Hotel Palma Mazas Majorca/El Arenal