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“Great holiday at the Ola Club Panama”
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OLA Hotel Panama
Ranked #11 of 39 Hotels in Palmanova
Johnstone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great holiday at the Ola Club Panama”
Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

I stayed here in my own at the beginning of Oct 2013 and had a great time. Met lots of people. Arrived just before 11pm and was told that I could have a snack and drink before they finish so reception watched my case.
My room was fairly big with 2 double beds and a hairdryer. Brill. Basic but just to sleep. Plenty of storage space, comfy beds and plenty of hot water. Got some complimentary toiletries too.
Food excellent. Breakfast. Usual cereals and bacon, eggs, beans etc. You can make toast. Cold meats, cheese and cakes and pastries. Lots of choice. Lunch and dinner was Fish, pork, chicken, lamb, beef inc steaks and roast. Had kebabs and ribs on too. Sometimes a stew was on and was very nice. A lot of chips but potatoes too and veg also. Lots of lovely rice dishes. Pasta and sauce. Soups. Lots of fresh salads and breads. Puddings were cakes, ice cream, jelly and the likes. Basically something for everyone. You would have to be very fussy not to find anything to eat.
Snacks available all day till 11pm. They were bread, cold meat, cheese, cakes, pastries, ice cream, crisps. My favourite ones with all the different shapes like wheels and wotsits. Delicious and potato crisps as well as nut snacks. The woman who topped these up was very nice.
The self service bar was excellent. Never abused. I don't drink but made use of all the soft drinks, juices, coffee etc. Sadly no hot chocolate though. The slushes with vodka were very popular lol.
Entertainment great. Rifle shooting, darts, archery, table tennis, water polo so enough to keep you busy. Started at 10 til 12 then 3 to 5 then 8:30pm kids disco. Bingo 1 euro to win cash prize then show. Either outside entertainment or entertainment staff. The entertainment staff were great and spoke a number of languages. Great with the kids. Could see them having a ball. They asked if you wanted to join in but weren't offended if you didn't. The cocktail games at lunch were good fun. There were a lot of French people when I was there. Very pleasant and gave me the chance to try out my long forgotten school girl French lol.
All in all had a great time. Would definitely go back
Try the pirates show. Expensive but worth it and food good too.
Don't be put off by bad reviews.

Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

Having read some reviews I was a little apprehensive before we arrived.
We had no problems with the hotel, a little dated but it was always kept clean.
People complain about the food but it wasn't too bad, great salad bar and always chips, pasta and a tomato sauce, the hotel caters for several countries not just the French as some people say, lots of places in the area for a snack that are well priced if you didn't feel satisfied with dinner.
Self service bar was a great idea and I never noticed anyone abuse it or see anyone overly drunk, the bar has small plastic cups but we bought plastic pint glasses and no one seemed to mind us using them.
Entertainment wasn't the best for me but it passed the time, so much in Palma nova and magaluf to see anyway, I don't like being stuck in the hotel all day and night when on holiday, was perfect for families though.
Pool area got busy during the day but a brilliant sun terrace on the roof, was never busy n great for getting the sun.
Activities during the day if you are willing to participate.
The 1thing that left a bad taste was the bar man who looks after the bar area, he was very rude to me as I was getting a drink just before he left, maybe having a bad day but I was not pleased with his attitude, he had been fine previously though.
I think I would return at the right price although I do like to experience different hotels

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

The hotel is good.. Food wasn't amazing, but you should find something you like.. Too many stairs to come in and out of the hotel, no slope access for suit cases or wheel chairs! The walk up bar was really good! Very good selection of drinks were available for everyone! The pool is a decent size, and the room was good, the problem with the room how ever is the bathroom! It's a walk in shower and they haven't built it properly, you come out of a shower to discover the bathroom is flooded! So be very careful when taking a shower! Also there Is no bath! It is worth the money, I would recommend how ever to people that can handle carrying the cases up the stairs! ..

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Location = great
Service = Good
Ambiance = good
Rooms = OK
Food = OK
Value = Good
Over all experience: We enjoyed the 2 nights in the resort, it is one of the better ones in the area and it is close to a lot of attractions. This is not a high-end resort, but a decent clean hotel to rest. Good value for money for conscious travellers.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 December 2013

Rooms were clean but need updating food was awful and i'm not fussy self serve bar was a bonus as no queues only complaint was the tiny plastic cups pretty average overall . Wouldnt go back all inclusive

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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shepshed
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

the ola panama is value for money. have been a few times, going again next may. my only remarks are,food variety is a little repetitive and caters more for RUDE french clients. one just has to be rude back ! as i said the value for money is very good.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We booked this hotel based on other reviews.On arrival at the hotel first impression, reception looked a bit shabby.The room was clean but shower tap came off in my hand, sink would take you all day to fill if you wanted to wash something out clean towels every day except Wednesday (cleaners day off) sheets were not changed once in severn days and as for the food, mussels,mussels and more mussells their was a lot of France there. Palmanova is a lovely place with crystal clear sea and a nice beach we will be going back but not to this hotel

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: OLA Hotel Panama
Address: Calle Paris 4, 07181 Palmanova, Calvia, Majorca, Spain (Formerly Ola Club Panama)
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Calvia > Palmanova
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 39 Hotels in Palmanova
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — OLA Hotel Panama 3*
Number of rooms: 192
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ola Club Panama is an All Inclusive hotel, located in Palmanova, not faraway from a beautiful Beach, where you can rest by the sea and play nautical sports..Palmanova is a tourist resort with lots of leisure facilities, like a water park, the dolphins show at Marineland, tennis clubs, go-carting and much more. At night, a wide choice of restaurants, shops, bars and discos let you to enjoy a lively atmosphere ... more   less 
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Ola Club Panama Hotel Palma Nova
Ola Hotel Palma Nova
OLA Hotel Panama Palmanova, Majorca

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