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“Great hotel, best in Palma Nova !!!”
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Zafiro Palmanova
Ranked #6 of 38 Hotels in Palmanova
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 May 2011

We have recently come back from a 4 day break at Viva Palma Nova, we were very impressed by the standards of the hotel. As previous reviews the hotel is extremely good for children especially with the mini waterpark which keeps them entertained for hours. My daughter is 11 so she didnt need to go to the kids club but i could see the entertainers were very good with the little ones and gave parents time to themselves. The outdoor pools were quiet cold at the time so she did spend alot of time in the indoor pool. The hotel was very clean with nice facilities the reception area has free wifi if you are taking a laptop. We didnt stay all inclusive/half board but found the resturants near to the hotel to be good especially Diana's beach bar....we stayed in Palma Nova as it isnt too far away from the airport, a taxi ride costing 35 euros each way....I will definately be looking to go to Viva Palmanova again.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 May 2011

Excellent, brilliant, without a doubt the best hotel I've ever stayed in on holidays with my kids (6 & 9 years). The first hotel in my experience where the childrens entertainers really looked after the kids and where I felt completely comfortable leaving my kids at the kids club. Excellent facilites and safe play areas for the children, well supervised, good range of activities and the entertainers genuinely seemed to enjoy playing with and looking after the kids. Nicolette, Viviana and Irena you were all amazing - thank you so much for giving me the first really relaxing holiday I've had in years.

Evening entertainement for adults mostly very good, a couple of duds, but overall good evening entertainement.

Facilites, rooms etc all very clean, good quality, staff extremely friendly and helpful. Restaurant for half board excellent - I would highly recommend this. But pay when you arrive as it works out much cheaper than through a package deal.

Definitely try to book a room with pool view, or even better on the ground floor where you have your own private terrace /garden and sun loungers with direct access onto the swimming pool area. Very convenient!

Overall, for families with kids I highly recommend this hotel and the kids club. Only recommendation I have to the hotel is that the kids club should use a sign out sheet for the children when collected by the parents. A sign in sheet is currently used, but adding a sign out would provide additional security.

Shame about the resort - I didnt like Palmanova at all, way too commercial and tacky. But thankfully the Viva was like an oasis out on its own away from all the apartments, shops, pubs etc.. But for anyone interested in that, the Hotel is only a few minutes walking distance away.

Room Tip: Book early !!!
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank DawnJB
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Reviewed 4 May 2011

We stayed there for 4 nights in April. We did s/c and the room is spacious with a separate living room and a private enclosed space. Kitchen facilities are great . They even provide dishwashing liquid. The hotel has many amenities to keep the little ones occupied. My kids loved the hotel. There are washing machines and dryers which are free for use. Only need to buy your own washing powder which u can get from the supermarket next to the hotel.
Location is about 200m from the beach. There are also buses which can take u to town in 25 mins but can get crowded so it's best to wait at one bus stop ahead during peak hours.
The staff are also friendly and nice and there are entertainment for everyone at night.
All in all, it was a great stay for us

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1  Thank Fyien
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Reviewed 4 May 2011

stayed in Viva Palmanova over Easter. The hotel is very clean and tidy great staff and food.Lovely pools and garden area,there is nothing bad we could say bad about this hotel.

Room Tip: A pool view room is nice
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ballymaguigan
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Reviewed 3 May 2011

I stayed here with my 5 year old son and my husband at the end of April 2011. The hotel and its grounds are kept immaculate at all times. I also felt this complex was not too big and it was very safe as I knew where my son was at all times. It has fantastic kids pool which has a Pirate ship with 4 slides which kept the kids entertained for hours. The only complaint I would have is that the pools are extremely cold and apart from children I could not see too many adults swimming in the 2 bigger adult pools. The entertainment team are excellent and really take care of the kids by playing lots of games and organising activities for them.

The hotel apartments are also kept very clean and the cleaners comes in 6 days a week. The beds are comfortable enough and there is plenty of storage space. Each apartment has a view of the pool. The privilege apartments are the same as the regular apartments, the difference being they have a tiny garden, 2 sunbeds and steps leading to the pools. Maybe in high season this would be an advantage but at a cost of €25.00 extra a day there was no great benefit out of season as there was plenty of sun loungers for everyone.

The night-time entertainment was only average. The prices for beer/wine at the poolside bar were expensive at €4.00 for a large local beer and €4.25 for a local wine. I didn't eat at the hotel but my friends were booked in half board and said the meals were fantastic.

The location of the hotel is excellent. If you cross the road and go down the steps, the beach is directly in front and there is a lovely boardwalk for strolls. The beach has golden soft sand and is kept immaculte.

I found the restaurants to be very reasonable in Palma Nova. We ate in El Mecca at the end of the steps and kids got a free drink and ice cream. We also ate in Sopranos opposite the hotel and this also was lovely.

Overall, we had a lovely time at this hotel and resort and would have no hesitation in recommending it to anybody who has kids under age 10 years.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank KathyIreland30
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Reviewed 29 April 2011

Second time iwe have stayed at viva palmanova, and its lovely. Large rooms well equiped with micro wave kettle toaster coffee maker in kitchen, tv, air conditioning, hair dryer in bathroom, complimentary toileteries etc. Although we stayed in april and wasnt busy, the standards of tidiness werent dropped with the pools cleaned every day and the gardens emmaculate. the facilities for small children are great too, with activities every day and a great childrens pool with slides and a pirate ship.
They have a adults only pool area with 'Balinese' beds which are the most comfy sun beds i have every sat on( and i have sat on a lot!). with a pool having jaccuzzi's. I think you have to pay and book these in the summer, though.
There is a indoor pool and gym facilities too.
Location is great no noise from bars or clubs, but a 1minute walk to where they start and 2minutes to the beach. Florida restaurant is 2minutes away and is great food and value.

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Reviewed 25 April 2011

I was pleasantly surprised when I had seen raving review about it before I left only to experience the same when I stayed there. The place is clean , neat , very child friendly.
The staff is very helpful speak many languages and make all effort to help irrespective of the time or many approaches to them. They are always smiling. The child entertainment team is fantastic ...their attitude and skills needs special mention from the time you meet them.,Our children didnt want to come back. A truly family place ....There isnt anything you can complain about. Would go back and also recommend it stongly.

Its conveniently located well connected and got beaches and many acitivites close by.

Room Tip: Staff scores well beyond
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Address: Avenida Cas Saboners s/n, 07181 Palmanova, Calvia, Majorca, Spain (Formerly Viva Palmanova & Spa)
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Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Calvia > Palmanova
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Palmanova
#2 Family Hotel in Palmanova
#5 Luxury Hotel in Palmanova
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Palmanova
#6 Romantic Hotel in Palmanova
Price Range: £51 - £324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Zafiro Palmanova 4*
Number of rooms: 198
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Zafiro Palmanova hotel is close to a white sandy beach. Apart from the outstanding sport facilities, this exclusive 4-star hotel features excellent services and activities for both adult and children. The delicious gastronomy makes this resort the ideal accommodation for the most demanding palates. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Viva Palmanova Palma Nova
Viva Palma Nova
Zafiro Palmanova Majorca

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