Just back from a week all inclusive at the Marina Torrenova hotel, situated on an incline a short walk from the beaches and resorts of Palma Nova (5 mins) and Magaluf (10 mins). We found the staff friendly ,welcoming and efficient, the hotel very clean, food very good, plentiful and an extensive selection at all meals. We discovered whilst there that the hotel was closing for the season 4 days after our return, reopening early Feb 2011, but in no way did any of the staff let this affect the service we received.
The hotel grounds are obviously smaller than the newer 5* 'resort' style complexes, however the space available has been cleverly utilised with slight terracing. Outside the large lounge and main bar area is a good sized sun terrace and main swimming pool which can be accessed by both ladders and a sloped access with safety rail, especially helpful for anyone with mobility issues. There is a separate childrens pool area with plenty of space around for parents/grandparents sun loungers, childrens play areas and a games court for football, tennis etc. not forgetting of course the pool bar. The entertainment team are very friendly and it was great to watch their energy and easy interaction with both children and adults alike.
Our room was a decent size with balcony, twin beds, a large bed settee, fridge,and tv. If you like your tea or coffee when you first wake up, I suggest taking a travel kettle with you. We couldn't find ours having recently moved and whilst they can be hired in the hotel for 12€ pw, we bought one for the same price in a little shop just before the beach in Magaluf. .There is a little supermarket within metres of the hotel entrance. There is a safe in the room which can be hired for 3€ per day and 3€ returnable deposit. We also paid for WifFi for the week at 15€, but this can be purchased by the day or hour. If you want to use a remote control for the TV this is also available at an additional cost of 10€, but the TV can be used fine without it.
All the staff we encountered were very helpful, especially Jose in reception and Toni in the restaurant. Additional pillows requested on the first day (struggling with the end of a chest infection) were delivered to our room within minutes, and the housekeeper realising I was still using a blanket under 2 pillows asked if I would like a further pillow.
We were particulary impressed by the efficient way the restaurant was run, and how as soon as a container was nearing empty another one took its place. The food was being closely monitered at all times. All tastes are catered for and however picky an eater you are there will be something you will enjoy at every meal. At breakfast (8-10 am) there were the usual continental meats and cheese, rolls, croissants, cake. Plenty of cereals, toast etc. and if you like a full English breakfast you certainly won't be disappointed. No problems with bacon and sausages swimming in grease like we have had at some hotels in the past!! Lunch (1 - 3pm) and Dinner (6.30 - 9 pm) we found it difficult to know what not to have. As the week went on we learnt to have a quick look round first, especially to see what was on the 'show cooking' area before making our selections, otherwise we would have missed the freshly carved roast beef and pork with all the trimmngs, and indian, italian, and chinese themed food on others. I heard one or two guests moaning about the size of the plates and competing to see who could load them the highest, we just took a sensible amount and went back for more if we felt like it. There was always a good selections of desserts from pastries, gateaux, blamanche, panacotta, and a hot desert, each meal such as apple pie, bread and butter pudding, rice pudding, crumbles, flambe bananas etc.
If you want to see Majorca without paying for expensive trips via your holiday rep, many of the attractions are accessible by bus, and there are lots of places offering discounted tickets to the attractions. We went into Palma (Bus 104 or 106) for €2.85 per person each way, and took the train to Soller (€17 return trip). Rain stopped us taking the tram down to Port Soller but didn't spoil our enjoyment of the trip and we spent the money we saved on a nice lunch whilst we were out!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Marina Torrenova is located in Palma Nova, in the municipality of Calviá. To be precise, the area of Palma Nova where the hotel is located is called Torrenova, as the hotel’s name indicates. Palma Nova has one of the best entertainment offers on the Island of Mallorca, with a varied choice of bars, pubs and restaurants. The Hotel Marina Torrenova offers leisure activities for all the family, making it an ideal place for a relaxing break or having fun.The hotel’s facilities include: children’s play areas where children can enjoy fun-filled holidays, and grown-ups can relax and enjoy everything that the Island of Mallorca has to offer. The Hotel Marina Torrenova offers its guests different board basis, including “All Inclusive”.The area of Palma Nova offers a wide and varied selection of leisure facilities, bars & pubs, restaurants and discotheques. Nearby sport facilities include golf, windsurf, yachting, water ski, diving and other water sport activities, including various water parks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Torrenova Marina Palma Nova
- Torrenova Marina Hotel Palma Nova
- AluaSun Torrenova Palmanova, Majorca