Hotel is ok. Not sure why on some sites it's listed as a 4 star, but it's a 3 star, a high 3, but not a 4. I guess due to the onsite restaurant and bar someone thought it was a 4. The dinner is mediocre at best. Serving an array of German food. You could have schnitzel and potato salad. One night they did offer a paella, but beware the food is flavorless and some hospital food comes with more taste. Our room itself smelled like an assisted living home and not a hotel. Could almost smell formaldehyde.
The area is 100% German. The beer and food too. Complete disappointment. I came to Spain for a holiday and I could almost forget where I was. You can get a bratwurst on the street faster than you can find some local fare.
At night it sounds like Berlin with drunk Germans singing their national anthem. At the beach they like to rent loudspeakers and blast German music. Terrible ambience. I for one will never stay in this area ever again.
The plus, you are a 20 euro taxi ride or about 30 min by bike from Palma. This is where we spent the days and evenings since we would prefer to spend it taking in Spanish sites and sounds and not wurst or schnitzel.
I rated the hotel a 2 because we were spoken to in German. The hotel just assumes that since you are Caucasian, you must be German. In fact the German was better than their English. So I found it slightly difficult to communicate. Again, another let down. I would have preferred that they approach me in Spanish and not German and either ask me or allow me to tell them. After all, it was a visit to Spain and not too Germany. The good was no good and the area was equally as bad. The condition of the hotel itself was ok, which is why I won't give them a 1.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This recently refurbished adults only establishment right on the beach near the city of Palma captures the essence of the urban beach concept. Pure Salt Garonda is known for its friendly professional service, with our guest manager always available to help you rent high-end cars, reserve starred restaurants, organise visits to the most discerning wineries or take care of all your golf reservations. Let us prepare you that special bath in your room with an innovative designed inspired in the nature of Mallorca, where you will be able to relax and enjoy the views of the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a relaxing moment reading a book in our hotel garden, dine in style at our Spanish tapas restaurant by the sea, enjoy a spa treatment with products by well-known brand Natura Bissé or sunbathe at the exclusive beach club The Eight, located right in front of the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mac Garonda Hotel
- Hotel Pure Salt Garonda Majorca/Playa De Palma