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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Don Bigote

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Hotel Don Bigote
Ranked #27 of 39 Hotels in Palmanova
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
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“You Should Definitely Stay Here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2010

For a 2Star hotel this hotel totally exceeded all expectations that we had before the holiday. We really do not understand the bad reviews. What more do you need from a holiday ...
Excellent Food - Breakfast was served between 8 and 10, providing an 'all you can eat buffet' with a variety of hot and cold food. DInner was served the again as a buffet between 7 and 930 - excellent food with a variety of choices to suit everyone.
Excellent Service and facilities = bar staff and recpeption staff were very helpful and friendly. Cleaners cleaned the room everyday to ensure clean rooms. Excellent pool, with pool table and table tennis and TV in the Bar area.
Excellent Location - 2minute walk to the beach, bars, cafe, restaurants etc of palma nova
We also spoke to people in the hotel; they had been on the review sites and read bad reviews. However once at the hotel it had exceeded all expectations and no-one had a bad word to say about the service, food and accomodation.
A mixture of ages at the hotel from families to couples to small group of friends, from the young to the middle aged to the slighter older generation.
Internet access for only 0.50c for 8minutes or 1Euro for 15minutes.
Food and Drinks were relatviely cheaper compared to some places in the area
GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY - EXCELLENT HOTEL.
WOULD DEFINITELY GO BACK

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2010

Travelled To Palmanova with my Wife for a weeks break and book this hotel on the half board package. Its advertised as a 3 star but is actually 2 but of a very high standard.
Excellent hotel all round, On arrival i thought it was going to be a nightmare as we were informed the hotel was full and that we would be staying over the road in the Panamar Apartments, the following day we were moved across to the Don Bigote, the room had a great sea view and we had a fridge and safe free in the room as compensation.
Maids cleaned the rooms every day, fresh towels and remade the bed.
The food in the hotel was really good, breakfast was enjoyable and evening meal there was always a good selection. Always very nice deserts. The Hotel is less than 5 mins to the beach which was lovely and the weather was fab, found a great bar called castaways which had 2 pints of beer for 2 euro 25 all day and night very friendly staff. we would defo return to this hotel as we had a very enjoyable stay and it is ideally located.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2010

PLEASE ignore all the rubbish reviews on this place! its seriously nothing like what people have said!
First of all, we went on our first girls holiday, booked cheap hotel for 7 nights and half board.. thought it was going to be a dive to be fair, 2*, didnt expect much at all.. arrived, it was the complete opposite! really suprised, was a lovely hotel :)
There was 5 of us all together, 2 in one room, and 3 in the other.. the rooms with 3 beds in, really cramped.. not much space at all, but we managed.
Maids cleaned the rooms every day, fresh towels and remade the beds!
hotel bar staff really friendly too!
Food in the hotel, really nice, not what i expected.. pretty good! :)
Recommend the Pirates show in magaluf!! really good
anddd alsoo.. the BCM booze cruise ( for all younguns ;) ) - quality day!!
would definetly stay here again :)
There wasnt much noise in late hours.. me and my friends were always quiet and you couldent here anyone else coming in too, so unsure about that one!
Wicked holiday!!!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2010

Cheap accommodation just 20 pound a night half board. Spotless rooms and food good most nights. Palmanova was busier than its neighbouring mgaluf, but don't go to the Stadium cos you will get ripped off there for definite.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2010

Stayed for seven days, location ideal for beach lovers 2minute walk. friendly staff all round. Dont go to the Spar opposite cheaper shop out door turn left 2minute walk up the bank called Eroski, much cheaper save on euros big bottle of water only 99cents. Breakfasts spot on lovely sausage and bacon which opens 8am. You can check the weight of your luggage on returning in case you go over there is a machine in the reception which costs one euro handy if you buy spirits to take home and not sure if youve gone over.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2010

The Hotel Don Bigote is a great hotel, helpful staff, maids cleaned our room every other day. The food was great, you could never go hungry, a very good variety. The good thing about the pool is that it doesnt open till 9.30 so you cant place towels on a stupid a clock in the morning. Although people were putting their towels on at 9.30 then disappearing for the day an then coming back. Its a very short walk to the beach, shops and restaurants. Magaluf is a 10-15 mins walk. The hotel is full a groups so I wouldnt recommend it for families with young children. The air con in our room was not very good and it comes on at 6.00 in the evening till 8.00 in the morning but we just left our card in the wall and we had it on constantly through the day but dont let the maid catch you cos she takes it out !!!! hahahaha. Theres plenty to do in Palma and the beach is tremendous. Overall a very good holiday and would defo go back again.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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nottingham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2010

me and my friend stayed here and did not pay muc for half board. we were pleasantly surprised by the food although i do suspect some was recycled frm the day before, however pork chops were served one day the next was spaghetti bolognese and my plate was always full of food, i dont think this hotel offers all inclusive so they make there money through people buying drinks at dinner time and prices do seem to soar a little and some of the staff can be quite rude although on a whole we found this throughout the island and was shocked sometimes at how the cleaner spoke to us when cleaning our room which we kept clean ourselves anyway. it was cleaned regularly though and fresh towels were available every day if yu left your towels in the bath they would be changed if youhung them up they wouldnt be. it is a system the hotel run to save on unecessary washing. the air con is very good and runs via a card thats attached to your room key and is inserted into the wall to activate the electrics which is very environmently friendly and air con is so immediately cool it neednt be left on.
we had a great sea view from our room and spent alot of time taking photos of bots going in and out of the harbour. the tranfer we used took ages to leave let alone get us there but that was not down to the hotel at all.
HOWEVER on on occassion near the end of our stay the cleaner entered our room to clean while we was still in we was very polite to her as she said something in spanish that we didnt understand, we explained that we didnt understand and she got very mad and walked out only yo return to our rooma nd start cleaning very angrily. we left her to it as she was very fierce and not to be challenged. she then left and returned again minutes later pointing to one of my friends shoes that was under the table, we didnt at first understand but after alot of broken english understood that she was askingus where the other shoe was (we dont know why she randomly came back to ask this after leaving and still dont know its a holiday mystery) but due to her fierce nature we searched for the shoe to stop her angry spanish spouting, we couldnt find it and she told us to ring reception but when we hesitated not knowing what to tell recpetion she took the phone rang then spoke i spanish and left. we continued to search for the shoe in laughter thinking it was odd that she was concerned when we hadnt noticed and believeing it may have been stolen however she returned with the shoe with no explanation to wear it had been although we had not been overly drunk or even worn these shoes out of the hotel room since arriving so we DO NOT know how it got out of the door. this was a mystery but the hotel was good value for money but filled with younger groups and couples.

  • Stayed July 2010, 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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Ranked #27 of 39 Hotels in Palmanova
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Don Bigote 2*
Number of rooms: 231
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