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“Noisy. Never slept well there.”
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Hotel Amic Gala
Ranked #21 of 24 Hotels in Can Pastilla
Switzerland
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30 reviews
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“Noisy. Never slept well there.”
Reviewed 1 June 2013

The room had very poor sound isolation, I could hear people of next room as if they were inside my room.
Stayed 4 nights there. The two first nights the next room was occupied by german tourists who liked to watch TV in the middle of the night.
Then they left and have been replaced by two young men that made ring the alarm of their phone at 4AM and then talked loudly the next hour while preparing their baggage to catch their flight.
The last night they were replaced by two other young men who came back to the hotel completely drunk at 2AM, yelling in the corridor and banging to the doors. One hour later, this time from the room on the other side, a couple started to have sexual activity in a very demonstrative way, at least it hasn't lasted long...
So, as you can guess I never had a good sleep in that hotel.

Additionally, water pressure is pathetic and it takes a long time before you can have hot water for a shower.

Note that, as some other reviewers, I didn't choose that hotel, but I have been moved there because the hotel I had booked (Miraflores, same management) is closed for renovation. The management continue to take reservations on the Miraflores (that has a better rating), in order to fill the rooms of the Gala. Poor attitude...

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2013

Visited the hotel for 4 days in May with my boyfriend. We initially booked Miraflores just across the street but it seemed to be closed... We got the room on the 3rd floor with a street view. Noise from the street and other room initially annoyed me but the mattress was so comfortable, i fell asleep quickly and had a great sleep every night. During the day also noisy from the street but we didn't really use the room. Room cleaned daily. It wasn't as dated as some people describe. Mirrored wardrobe useful for getting ready ;-) Breakfast was average, could do better really... Location great for the area, two minutes to the beach and promenade. There are plenty places for last minute snack just round the corner. Would recommend finding a bakery that's less than 5 minutes away. Great cakes!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 May 2013 via mobile

We, as a few people appear to have done, booked the Miraflores which is the sister hotel of the Gala. However it just looked completely abandoned. Nevertheless we were happy being 'upgraded' from a 2* hotel to a 3*. The hotel overall is clean, quite dated and averagely disappointing. There are no double rooms, just 2 single beds shoved together, they're also like sleeping on what I imagine a prison bed would be like.

The location of the hotel is superb, however avoid getting a taxi from the airport as it costs €14 whereas a bus will be around €2-3 and will leave you 30 seconds from the hotel. The beach is also a 2 minute walk and is absolutely beautiful. You can venture to Arenal, however it's all geared very much toward German tourists.

If you have a good hunt around Can Pastilla you can find some amazing places for food etc. I think we visited the Manchester Pub on most nights, really friendly welcoming bar with lovely staff. For food I cannot recommend Rias Gallegas enough, complete locally run restaurant, although their English may not be much to shout about, the food is tremendous. For something a bit different in terms of nightlife try El Ancla. It's a shisha bar with excellent cocktails and an amazing chilled out vibe.

Overall, hotel average, area fantastic. Would definitely return but maybe to another hotel.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Helsingborg, Skane Lan, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2012

We stayed here one night in September and I was really greatful it was only one night, the room Was furnished with old furnitures that was really run down and it was very warm and the AC wasn't working properly so it made no difference.
The beds were not really comfteble and made it hard to sleep.
The breakfast buffet was ok with the normal selection and the staff was pretty quick to clean tables.
The main reason this hotel is alive is that it is only 250 meters from the beach, so that is really positive.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

We booked a late weekend break with Travel Republic to make up for the miserable British summer, and wanting somewhere without a long flight and transfer time, we flew to Palma and booked the Miraflores hotel in C'an Pastilla, somewhere we'd seen many times flying in and out of Mallorca, but had never visited. It was the "5 minute taxi ride" that attracted us, and we weren't disappointed. After an amazingly fast flight of only 1 hour and 55 minutes from East Midlands, we were off the aircraft and straight into a taxi (only travelling with hand luggage is always a bonus), it turns out that the "5 minute taxi ride" was wrong. It was more like 2 minutes! Basically, we left the house for the airport and 7 hours later we were on the beach. But we hadn't come from the Miraflores. That was closed. We didn't discover why, but we think it may have been for some refurbishment. We were directed over the road to the 3* Gala, the sister hotel of the 2* Miraflores. Nice reception area, very friendly staff, brand new lift. The rooms were a bit tired, but the beds were comfy and the room and bathroom were very clean. The aircon was included in the room price and there was a very handy fridge in there too. The only thing we had to pay extra for was the safe, but at €2 a day it was hardly expensive. If you're B&B at the Miraflores you'll eat at the Gala, and breakfast was adequate, cereal, hardboiled eggs, cold meats and cheese and lots of cakes! Lashings of tea, coffee and juice and we were set up for the day, which usually consisted of a huge walk in the morning then the beach all afternoon. Be aware that they are very old hotels, and they are a little tired, as is the rest of C'an Pastilla, but they, like the area, have a "down at heel charm" that was very quaint. The area was lovely, the beach was incredible and the paseo, from C'an Pastilla to S'Arenal was utterly amazing. I've never experienced a promenade like it, 3 miles of no traffic, just shoppers, strollers, power walkers, joggers and cyclists. You also need to be aware that this area is not geared towards Brits, there are very few British owned bars etc, it's far more German/Scandinavian orientated, but that didn't make it a bad thing in my opinion. If you want a holiday that will reward a good walk with a great atmosphere and no loutish Brits, this place may be an option! The cycle/foot path also goes the other way, all the way to Palma. It's a nice walk on foot, 9 miles to the Cathedral only took us 2 hours and was well worth the effort. We will definitely be visiting again. Maybe with padded shorts and cleated shoes next time too! Oh, and make sure you take earplugs, the main bus route runs right past the front of the hotel, and all that traffic that's missing from the front seems to go past the front of the hotel too. At times it was like being in the centre of Barcelona! But other than that, for what we paid and the value for money it was, we have absolutely no complaints whatsoever.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 August 2012 via mobile

We were moved to this resort after an horrific experience in Santa ponsa so we were booked in last minute for 8 nights. Hotel staff were lovely very helpful, rooms were cleaned everyday by maids, maids were very polite would greet us in corridors everyday! Rooms are quite small, we had 2 single beds, 2 bedside tables and a wardrobe desk and tv, was not a lot of room to move but was fine. Balcony was very small, 2 chairs and a table quite cramped. We ha a view of opposite hotel rooms, didn't expect the best view as we were so last minute. Resort is lovely, beach is 2 minutes away walking and is really nice. Very little English in can pastilla! A few good places to eat. Room doors you have to close from outside with a key which seemed impossible for other residents to grasp and they would bang their doors several times (only bad point of holiday)!! Used sister hotel over the road for pool which is big and their is a bar! We had bed and breakfast, we had the breakfast twice, it was very basic and food was stale at times I made sandwiches for later! Don't go here because it's food included! Location is really good! And it was always cleaned and hygienic! Would recommend for a quiet relaxing getaway! Very much a couples place! 5 mins from airport taxi would probably be 10 euros or less!

  • Stayed August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

originally booked in miraflores hotel but due to A/C not working they sent us to hotel GALA being there sister hotel lovely staff always willing to help had our room cleaned up everyday really enjoyed the stay and holiday.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Amic Gala
Address: Calle Xabec 5, 07610 Can Pastilla, Majorca, Spain
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Can Pastilla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Can Pastilla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Amic Gala 3*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family-run hotel in Palm Beach with direct connection to the Airport has 126 rooms, dining room, bar and lounge. Basic Internet is free in public areas. Hotel Amic Gala goes along with Amic Miraflores Hotel (opposite) so it will be able to use the swimming pool of Hotel Miraflores. ... more   less 
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