I've just spent 6 nights in the Hotel Hispania with my partner and 4 year old son. I was drawn to the hotel by the good reviews that it had received at my time of booking.
The food was very good. Plenty of choice each day including a fish, meat and rice choice. I thought the food was perhaps the best feature of the hotel.
The desk staff although helpful were sourly and if they'd managed to crack a smile every now and again it may have brightened up the front of house area. Definitely not the type of customer service I would have expected from a so-called 4 star hotel. The canteen staff and bar staff were extremely friendly and seemed to be working mega hard to keep everyone happy.
The room was quite small and the mattress was rock hard. The room was cleaned everyday to a decent enough standard. The TV only had 5 channels and all were in Spanish or German, not a major issue being that holidays are not exactly for TV but even so; most hotels offer at least one international channel. The balcony faced out onto the street and the view was pretty grim, not too bothered though as it was dark by the time I arrived to the room each night. Clean standard bathroom with no bath.
The location was really good, bus 15 or 25 at the front of the hotel into Palma for 1.50. Buses were
about every 10 mins or so. Bus number 21 at the back of the hotel to the airport for £3.00. I didn't take a taxi once as the buses were so easy and frequent.
Overall I would say the price at over £100 per night well exceeded the standard of the hotel. I would say £75 per night would be a more fair price for this type of hotel, especially in October.
The hotel is in the German area of Majorca and this suited me just fine as I just wanted to relax with my own thoughts and not think about life in the UK. A lot of the restaurants and bars around about are German themed and most of the waiters speak Spanish and German with very little English. However, it's easy enough to learn a few Spanish phrases to get through drinks and food ordering.l
I would not recommend this hotel to anyone with young kids, the rooms are just too small and it's definitely not set up with families in mind.
I wouldn't stay here again. Not a major disaster but it wasn't comfortable and I wouldn't waste my money on this kind of place again.
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- Also Known As:
- Hispania Hotel El Arenal
- Hotel Hispania Majorca/Playa De Palma