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Hotel Don Bigote
Ranked #28 of 39 Hotels in Palmanova
Rhosneigr, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“never again”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

room was so small, although clean, no tea making facilities, no hairdryer no soap no tv , The room we had was on the road side opposite a very noisy hotel that played music all day till sometmes 1 am in morning and there reps screaming through a mic most of the day, then there was the traffic buses pulling up leaving engine running till they picked up or dropped of their passengers at all times of day and night,even with windows and door shut was very loud . Glad we only went bed and breakfast,the food was disgusting, 1 toaster for all queues were horrendous but was( i thought) the only edible food bacon was more like a rasher of fat yuck and alway everything cold ! So defo not going back there .

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

just recently returned from Hotel Don Bigote .. Palma Nova ..... took a chance as it is only 2 star .... need'nt have worried as every thing was GREAT ..... Very good food ( in fact better than some 3 & 4 stars we've stayed in ) clean .. good pool area ... plenty sunbeds .. friendly staff ... good location ( mins from beach, shops n bars ) the rooms are on the smallish side but ... as long as you have clean bed n good shower which we did ...what more do you want ... you r only sleeping in it !!!!! never been this side off the island b4 but will certainly b going back there ... And will b staying in the Don Bigote .... Thanx Don Bigote for making our holiday a good'un ... see u next year !!!!

Room Tip: a higher floor is quieter .... we were on 4th n had no problems ... were told lower floors could acc...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

first time at the hotel bigote very nice hotel rooms small but for some where to lay your head great i was in room 423 what a view lovely bathroom could do with a update but cleaned every day bed made.towels changed every day what more can you ask for better than some 3 0r 4 star hotels food great plenty of it. pool clean bingo every night jet2 says its adults only thats ture but thomas cook are booking kids in well thay did this year dont know about next year so make sure if you want to be free of kids then ask.safes are 20 euro aweek or 34 for 2 week and you get back 6 euro at the end when you hand back your key.all so there is 24 hour security and thay will not stand any trouble of any kind or you will be ask to leave thats great this hotel is brill i will be back.

Room Tip: rooms on the road side are nice but you do get noise but that down to people having a good time that...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

The Don Bogote is a good hotel in general. The food is very well cooked and good selection. The rooms are a bit small but ok for sleeping. Location to resort is good, just a few mins to beach. Staff were very polite and helpful.
My main problem with the hotel is, we were at the side of the hotel which has the "Bottle Bank"....at 2am in the morning I was wakened every night with the staff using the Bottle Bank...and about 6am the bin lorry would come. Could the bottle bank be filled during the day??
Also at about 7am, I could hear is the female staff chatting loudly at the Bottle Bank area...sorry ladies but there is nothing worse being woke up to a group of high pitched women chatting!!!
I also found there was a lack of sunbeds for the amount of guests staying....many times I could not get one.
I was so glad to get home for a full nights sleep!!

Room Tip: Make sure your room is not over "Bottle Bank"
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2013

My Girlfriend and I have just recently returned from a weeks stay here . The room I have to say was a tad on the small side , but perfectly comfortable as a place to get your head down . If you can battle through the ridiculous amount of abandoned mobility scooters in the reception area to get down for breakfast or dinner your actually find a reasonable standard of meal . The food is by no means 5 star but there's enough available so you don't starve . Just take some advice and don't dare walk round the buffet cart or use the drink machines you want to use . Make sure you walk everywhere in queue form otherwise there will be trouble (lol) . The pool area is very nice with plenty of space for everyone . Location wise I don't think this place can actually be beaten with the beach five minutes away and magaluf 10 - 20 minutes walk away . Nightlife wise the resort has loads packed into it . If staring gormlessly at the x factor or FOOTBALL is your idea of a great night out there's plenty of English bars to accommodate your wishes .
If you want music my recommendation would be to walk up towards Magaluf as the bars up that side seem to be less English . Magaluf itself wasn't actually awful with loads more bars , however the promo people on the street to get a little bit annoying .

In conclusion this is a belting hotel with plenty to explore all over , its just a shame that the resort as a whole is slightly spoilt with horrible overally English bars . Though theres enough other bars and things to do that let you overlook this .

Tip - if you want to escape the overally English ness id recommend a boat trip to Palma its a great city with a stunning cathedral .



Tip 2 - To contradict part of my review id recommend the Prince William as one of the best bars . Its English but isn't trying as hard to be English like some of the other places . The atomosphere in there is great With music taking centre stage and the football not overpowering .

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Read some reviews prior to visit so was a bit wary but i have to say lovely hotel.................m very clean..........lovely staff ..............great value for money perfect location ...........we would definately come here again...staff were very helpful even though we were on the top floor everything was great

  • Stayed September 2013
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Liverpool
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2013

We arrived in The Don Bigote Hotel 27 September 2013 for 10 days and needed to put a small message on Trip Advisor to let people know about this Hotel.
On our arrival to the Hotel the reception is very welcoming with lovely staff that offers advice and information about the area. We went to our room which was on the fifth floor (out of seven) looking out over the sea (you can either have pool view which is a lot quieter or Sea View where it is a little noisier due to the road below). The rooms are very small with a Twin/Double bed, bed side tables, dressing table and two chairs. The balcony is an ok size with two chairs and a table and the bathroom has a shower over the bath, with plenty of hot water, a toilet and sink. The room is an ideal size for two people, but would advise that it would be crowded if three people were it.
The pool area is lovely with a pool bar, outside toilets and loads of sunbeds. The pool offers a child’s pool, but the adult pool is very deep. If you love the sun the pool is ideal, but it does not offer a lot of shade.
The restaurant is a buffet. Breakfast offers breads, cereal, and full English breakfast. Evening meals had different soups for starter, a selection of salad, hams, and cheeses with hot food from chicken, Beef and Pork with a selection of vegetables. The deserts have cheese board, cakes, ice creams and fruit. I would advise to go to breakfast and dinner later, as this hotel is more for the older generation and they are queuing at 8am in the morning and 7pm at night (we were going for Breakfast at 9am, and then evening meal about 8pm so we did not queue).
The location is ideal – 5 minutes’ walk to the beach and local shops, bars, restaurants opposite the hotel on the way.
Overall, for what we paid – I would give the hotel 8/10 and the location 9/10.

Room Tip: This room offers 3 in a room - DO NOT DO IT, room only big enough for 2.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Don Bigote
Address: Calle Paris 1, 07181 Palmanova, Calvia, Majorca, Spain
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Calvia > Palmanova
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Palmanova
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Don Bigote 2*
Number of rooms: 231
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