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“Shower power”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Gran Melia de Mar

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Gran Melia de Mar
Ranked #3 of 181 Hotels in Calvia
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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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“Shower power”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

You can measure your improving girth by your ability to fit into the shower: those with a big frame may have to stay unwashed, whilst the fitness freaks will enjoy the conceit of being able to close the door. Other than the bathrooms, this was a great stay in a fantastic hotel in a lovely setting right by the sea. Plenty of space in the grounds meant there was privacy despite the hotel being full. Best breakfast ever, and brilliant staff. Not cheap, but transparent pricing gives you the choice of paying for quality or going over the road to the Adam and Eve snack bar for cheap beer and sangria. Highly recommended for those who can fit in the shower and want four days of luxury, and sun, sand and sweat.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Carina_MDM, Guest Relations Manager at Gran Melia de Mar, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Dear Bovivet,

Thank you for choosing Meliá de Mar for your vacations .

We are very delighted that you appreciated the experience Meliá de Mar with the unique location of the hotel and also all the services in particular the breakfast.

We are going to take good mark of your comments concerning the bathroom.
We hope to welcome very soon and meanwhile you can have all the latest news for our 50th birthday celebration via Facebook.

Best regards.
Carina Nuñez
Guest Experience Manager-MELIÁ DE MAR-50 YEARS WITH YOU
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Spent a few hours whiling away the early evening/ night, watching the outdoor area transform. How beautiful this is with all the big white beds lit from underneath & candles lit everywhere. We watched a great performance from a lady singing with her dancers putting on a great show & (eventually) getting people up to dance. My only gripe was the speed of the service, On 2 separate occasions I had to go into the bar & chase up our orders which was really bad service when there were so many staff members wandering around taking orders, more bar staff required (especially when paying Melia prices)

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Carina_MDM, Guest Relations Manager at Gran Melia de Mar, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Dear SHARONH8367,

Firstly thank you for choosing Meliá de Mar for this event and thank you for sharing your experience in Tripadvisor.

We feel very glad that you enjoyed the show and all the atmosphere of the hotel during this night.
Meanwhile, we take really good note of your comments that will helps us to give an even better service to our guest.

We hope to welcome you soon and in the same time you can stay connected with us via our Facebook page.

Best regards.
Carina Nuñez
Guest Experience Manager-MELIÁ DE MAR-50 YEARS WITH YOU
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Overall a wonderfully relaxing stay at this luxurious hotel. It gives the best of both a large anonymous hotel along with personal service if you want it. The service is excellent, attentive but discrete. The location is amazing with stunning views of the sea from about the third floor up, so do check your room if this is what you want as lots of trees in the way. Lovely room and very comfortable bed. Peaceful adults' only atmosphere appreciated with lots of places to chill out and relax. A couple of things which would have improved our stay. The tranquility area is far from tranquil! It faces the noisiest part of the bay which means speed boats and dingy club with screaming teenagers and shouting teachers!

Worst of all, the shower in our room was completely impracticable. So small that even the slimmest would struggle to stay in with the door closed and without drowning. Bathroom flooded every day as a consequence. Easy to fix. Move the toilet from the cubicle to next to the bath and make a big walk in shower that befits a hotel of this quality. The gym was a welcome way to counter the magnificent breakfasts but it is small. It would be great to have a rowing machine which is standard in most gyms. Also the weights started at 4kg which for those of us who don't want to bulk up are much too heavy. Definitely a blokes gym in my opinion. Could you get in some 2 and 3 kg hand weights? But now I'm being picky! Finally, I agree with other reviewers that the constant piped music was very tedious and sometimes intrusive. I traded this in the end for the tranquil area!

All that said we had a fabulous time and would definitely recommend and return. I have given it 4 only on account of the shower as pretty basic to get that right. Do get the bus into Palma for some tapas and great wine. For little more than a euro the bus is great value and Palma is a truly beautiful town.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Carina_MDM, Guest Relations Manager at Gran Melia de Mar, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Dear competentcrew,

First of all we would like to thank you for having chosen Meliá de Mar and also thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

We feel really glad that you enjoyed the relaxing place of our hotel with the unique atmosphere of “Adult only”.

Moreover, we take good note of your comments concerning the bathroom, the gym and the music outside.

Once again, thank you and meanwhile you can have all the latest news of the hotel via our Facebook page.

Kind Regards,
Carina Nuñez
Guest Experience Manager-MELIÁ DE MAR-50 YEARS WITH YOU
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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Hotel is luxury.Perfect for a long weekend break.Treat yourself and book this hotel.The food was nice the drinks were over priced. 5 euro for a 200ml fanta. The menu said it was a 330ml but when it arrived it was only 200ml. If your planning on going check your getting whats stated on the menu as 330ml is expensive enough where as 200ml for 5 euro is rediculous.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Carina_MDM, Guest Relations Manager at Gran Melia de Mar, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear James d,

Firstly, we would like to thank you for having chosen Meliá de Mar for your weekend break in Mallorca.

We are glad to know that the food was what you expected and we apologize for the price-quality that might have appeared to be a little expensive in some items, specially drinks.

Once again we would like to thank you for your comment and we’ll be pleased to have you with us again.

Best regards
Carina Nuñez
Guest Experience Manager-MELIÁ DE MAR-50 YEARS WITH YOU
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Right from the moment we were greeted by very smiley girls at reception this hotel not only met, but exceeded our expectations.The Deluxe double room was beautiful (do not expect a Spanish traditional feel) this is very minimalist modern. Breathtaking views over the Med and peripherally to a charming rocky cove. Gardens, restaurants and bars are charming (although a tad pricey) but do not expect American style service, everything is a little more sedate and can take a bit of time, but the frame of mind this hotel puts you in you do not mind! No scrambling for loungers, attentive (though stern) poolside assistance to have loungers, towels and mattresses etc. at any time of the day. Fantastic Spa (we had a massage treatment) although annoyingly we were not made aware we could also have entered the indoor Spa as part of our treatment. The location so close to Palma and, most importantly, the very beautiful Puerto Portals make this an absolutely perfect location. We will be back, I can give no higher recommendation!

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Carina_MDM, Guest Relations Manager at Gran Melia de Mar, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear David D,
Firstly, we would like to thank you for having chosen Meliá de Mar for your holidays and for your effort and time spent in this comment.

We are pleased to know that we were not only able to meet your expectations so that we also exceeded them.

We will let know our staff about your good comments, that they made you feel comfortable thanks to the good service and all the attention put on it.

We hope to welcome you again for your next holidays.

Best regards
Carina Nuñez
Guest Experience Manager-MELIÁ DE MAR-50 YEARS WITH YOU
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Love this hotel. We stayed here on two occasions an had a lovely experience. Reception staff were very friendly and very helpful. The bar staff were a bit off putting but would not put us off going back .

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Katie K
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Carina_MDM, Guest Relations Manager at Gran Melia de Mar, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear Katie K,

Thank you for your good comments, it is good to know that you have stayed twice with us and that you felt comfortable and satisfied both times.

Thank you for your support and we would be pleased to welcome you again.

Best Regards
Carina Nuñez
Guest Experience Manager-MELIÁ DE MAR-50 YEARS WITH YOU
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Illetes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

nice ambianche good service. perfect to come away without the kids for quick break & could not have picked a better adults only hotel. The location is excellent; Our room was perfectly located with an excellent sea view, the gardens / pool areas are well kept

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Johan K
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Carina_MDM, Guest Relations Manager at Gran Melia de Mar, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Dear Johan K,

We would like to thank for choosing Meliá de Mar and thank you for your rewarding review.
We are really glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere of “Adult Only” concept and also the location which make the hotel a unique one.

We hope to welcome you very soon and meanwhile you stay connected with us via our Facebook page.

With Kind Regards
Carina Nuñez
Guest Experience Manager-MELIÁ DE MAR-50 YEARS WITH YOU
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Property: Gran Melia de Mar
Address: Paseo de las Illetas, 7, 07181, Calvia, Majorca, Spain
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Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Calvia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Calvia
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Calvia
#3 Luxury Hotel in Calvia
#7 Romantic Hotel in Calvia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Gran Melia de Mar 5*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gran Melia de Mar, a contemporary beachfront hotel Enjoying a tranquil setting in the residential area of Illetas, yet only ten minutes from Palma’s city centre, the newly-refurbished, adults-only Gran Melia de Mar, exclusive member of Leading Hotels International, has a privileged location directly facing the sea and offering a small, sandy beach. The hotel has been architecturally designed to make the most of the spectacular views Built / renovated date: 1964 / winter 2015/2016 – Rooms number: 142 – from airport Son Sant Joan - hotel: 17 km with 142 Rooms including Suites. All with Terrace with spectacular front sea view, Bathroom with hair-dryer, magnifying mirror, bathtub and shower stall, Air-conditioning. Heating. Satellite TV. Direct dial telephone. Mini-bar, Nespresso, and Safe. Room Service. 6 Meeting rooms. WIFI free of charge. The spacious ‘RedLevel Experience’ rooms and suites offer special VIP amenities. 2 outdoor pools with a delightful pool surrounded by Balinese beds with concierge service. Magnificent breakfast buffet served in the “PERSEO” restaurant and terrace overlooking the sea , the new ARRELS by Marga Coll – fine dining restaurant with a terrace providing an extraordinary range of modern Mallorcan cuisine. Big variety of F&B offers, service in outdoor spaces or indoors. In summer months enjoy the BARDOT Pool Bar & Restaurant. AMARO Lobby Bar & Lounge. Spa by CLARINS. Valet Parking. The hotel opens from April to October and is strictly adults only. Minimum age 15 years old. ... more   less 
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