This is a good hotel. I visited last year but I can still remember stuff about it, so please remember things may have changed since.
First off, it's a modern hotel. The reception is nice and there is always an English speaking receptionist (In fact, if English isn't her first language, she's done a damn good job of doing an Northern English accent!!). You have to put wristbands on to show how old you are which is a tad annoying (It lets the bar men know whether to serve you alcohol or not).
There are three sets of rooms. We were in a room just above the stage. The entertainment stops after 10pm I think, which is good because it's not on when you're trying to sleep, but it does mean that after 10pm that's it, there's not much to do. If you want to see the stage from the balcony, you will need a room opposite it.
Back to the entertainment- the animation team do a good job. They do something each lunch time (except Sundays). Sometimes it's a bit tacky (Like a paper plane competition), but other times it's OK. At night, the entertainment isn't as good as other hotels i've stayed in. It's difficult to get a table too.
There are two places to get food- the pool bar which is open at lunch time- and the restaurant which is open at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The pool bar serves fast food- burgers, chicken nuggets, chips, pizza etc. Not a problem if you like that food. The restaurant serves more 'posh' food, like fish, meats, pasta, salad etc. For breakfast, there is a cooked breakfast or cereals. The bacon is streaky so if you don't like to eat a lot of fat, you can forget having any bacon.
For dinner, you can go to the restaurant. There is often a lot of fish food. Probably not really much for kids who are 'selective' over what they eat. Don't be surprised if they come back with a plate of chips.
There isn't many tables for more than 4 people, so you may need to wait a bit to be seated if you have a larger family.
For dessert there is a range of ice cream and dessert type foods (Jelly, chocolate, ice cream, cream, fruit etc).
As with most hotels, you'll need to be up early to get a sunbed. If you've got a good throw and you're on the lower floors, you can get up at 6am, chuck a towel down onto a sunbed from your balcony and go back to bed (Unlucky if you miss!).
On the subject of the balcony, you don't get much privacy. The front of it is a big glass panel so everyone round the pool can see you on it. TO THE STAFF: I recommend you purchase some of that reflective plastic stuff. Stick it on the glass so people cannot see into the balcony but if you're on the balcony you can still see out.
If you like to spend the day in the sun, be prepared to chase it. It will move across the sky during the day which means the sunny spot will move from one side of the hotel to the other.
There is also free ice creams for kids- they are the equivalent to mini milks in the UK. There is also cakes in the pool bar- be quick though as they go quickly.
The pool bar is fine, but the problem is when the food comes out, people get out of the pool to eat. That means you have dripping wet people in swimsuits fingering the food (Not nice when a hairy half naked & wet 55 year old man is devouring the chocolate cake).
You can exit the hotel from the back entrance (by the pool) but you need your door card to get back in. It is locked at 10pm (I think, or it could be 9pm) so you have to walk round to the front entrance.
If you look on google maps, you will see a lot of construction on the hotel premises- don't worry, that's all gone and there is no construction now!!
There is a few shops to the left of the back exit of the hotel, but the main parade is right, down at the beach. There is a whole beach front full of shops and restaurants (which you can't really see on google maps!). If you're a keen photographer, walk right along the beach to the little bridge and you'll get some amazing sun set photos there. Across the little bridge, there is a market once a week.
You also get the black guys selling you fake watches and sunglasses. If you want to pay €10 for a fake watch and the guy won't do it, you can move along to the next man in the row and ask him. As you do this, the guy who just refused to sell it at €10 will come over and speak to his mate in African or whatever and then all of a sudden this guy won't sell it to you for €10!! If you keep going away and coming back they recognise you too! (Don't do it too much as they sometimes go off on one about how the English always want a low price but never buy-- whoops!). If you are looking at some watches and the guy isn't there to help you choose, his mate will come over and assist so you're never quite sure who is selling what. If you realise they've all disappeared, it's probably because the police appeared so they all run off (Look out for the black guys with rucksacks who are walking round when the police are patrolling- that's the fake watch sellers!!).
There is a small castle type building that you can go in (to the top) and get a nice panorama photo of the area. You can see it on google maps- it's in got trees around it and it's quite small. To the north of this hotel.
That's all I can think of at the moment. Message me if you have any questions and I will try to help!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Protur Palmeras Playa Hotel with 4 stars is one of our hotels in Majorca. Located in Sa Coma, it is located 100 meters from the Sa Coma beach and 500 meters from the small fishing port of s'Illot.Our hotel in Sa Coma has twin rooms and is perfect for families with children wishing to spend their holiday in Majorca.The outdoor pool is surrounded by gardens and terraces where you can enjoy the Majorcan sun.A full entertainment programme with evening shows and activities complete the leisure on offer at the Protur Palmeras Playa Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Protur Palmeras Playa Hotel Sa Coma
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