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“Playa de Palma- and I quote ''The 16th German State"?”
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Playa Golf
Ranked #13 of 77 Hotels in Playa de Palma
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Smithtown, New York
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“Playa de Palma- and I quote ''The 16th German State"?”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

This was the last lag to a girls Euro Trip. My best friend and I decided to end our Euro trip in a nice relaxing location and go home with a tan. I do not think we did not enough research as this is not what we were expecting at all. The title to this post is a quote from one of the many Germans we spoke to, though after researching I found that are already 16 states so is Mallorca the '17th'?!
In my opinion, the hotel deserves a 3 star rating. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. I felt the hotel was trying to modernize but had only completed certain features. The bathroom in our room was newer, new pictures, and flat screen LG TV. However, the furniture and carpeting was old looking and made the room seem very dark without the curtains drawn open. We paid for half board, breakfast only. This is my recommendation so guests are able to venture outside and explore the Spanish eateries (in Palma). Breakfast was buffet style, and had a nice assortment for all cultures I believe.
The location:
If you are looking to go on a 'college spring break' type vacation and between the ages of 16-40+ and sing and dance native german songs all day & night, Playa de Palma is the place for you. I am all for country pride, however, being woken up at 2AM, 4AM, 5AM and yes even 8AM to drunk men singing german songs outside the hotel is by no means a place for a family with children or anyone looking for a relaxing quiet vacation.
African sellers on the beach BEWARE, as they are persistent and travelers know this, my friend got hit in the face by a fake LV bag after we told one we did not want to purchase.
The Chinese "massagey?" people on the beach may be annoying but 5 euros for a 10 minute massage is well worth it, if you bargain you may be able to get them down even further.

With all the craziness and drunken germans, Playa de Palma is overall safe - police are around and there is security in the hotel.

As beach lovers, my friend and I paid to sit on the beach for the 4 days we stayed, 16.05Euro for 2 chairs and an umbrella. Floats were inexpensive as well and sold at the local store for 4euros, well worth it to relax in the beautiful warm water.

Buy all water and drinks at the local euro store they even have snacks, very reasonably priced.

Bus station is one or two hotels over (about 1 block away). Bus ride into Palma is 1.50Euros each way and about 20 mins there and 30 mins back. Palma is a beautiful, historic city with many nice Tapas restaurants to eat at. Highly suggest going in every night and pay a visit to the Cathedral.

Airport is about 15 mins away, 15-20Euros each way depending on time of day.

As said in other reviews if this hotel was picked up and moved to another location I would probably visit again. However, if Mallorca is a destination of choice for the future, I will NOT be staying in Playa de Palma.
And to end on a german note: OLAY!!

Room Tip: Sea view was worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Craiova, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Quite old but recently refurnished hotel (imagine that you enter the room by classical key, not by card). The rooms are large and very clean. The sound insulation (very required, because of the approach of noisy german clubs) not quite good. A plus for the balcony, clean and covered by carpet, not by ceramic tiles. We spent a week there in July, with my 5yr old kid, half board and i have nothing to complain. The food was varied and enough, buffet style. Men are required to wear long trousers for the dinner (this is funny, because ladies can wear any skirt they want).
The hotel is located near the beach and the minimarkets, so you can buy anything you want until the late hours of night.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2013

One of the best location in this area. It is practically ON the beach, there is spectacular view over the entire gulf. The food is excellent, the buffet breakfast had plenty of choice. Good facilities and kind stuff.
On the other hand, this hotel is old and there are still rooms, that are not renovated. You should pay 4 euro per day for Wi-FI.
I think it is overrated and it doesn't deserve 4 stars.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

This hotel is lovely. Right on the beach, clean, relaxed, good facilities, food etc.
Despite this it is in a very busy/loud location and you can hear singing at all times of the day and night. The resort is about 98%German and not one person either in the hotel or close by spoke any english. We speak some spanish but even this proved difficult. As we only stayed for a mini break, this wasnt too much of a problem but has we been there longer it would have been different. Food choice is limited across the seafront. Typically you could get pizza or spaghetti bolognaise. We couldnt fault the hotel at all and if it could be picked up and put somehwere else it would be great. Definately not suitale for children. Nothing for them to do here. I wouldnt come back here.

Room Tip: Its worth paying a little extra for a sea view. This should also get you a better sleep.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2013

Nice hotel, big clean rooms, bathrooms and balcony. Excelent food and pleasant staff. Fantastic location, everything is near, beach, supermarket, pubs, discos...
Only thing I don´t find good is payed WI-FI (4 Euro for one day and you can use it only for one device) - in the year 2013 very strange :-( But on th other side - you go there for holiday, swim, relax and not for work.
And please, give some wall clocks to the pool area...
100% we will come back, perfect holiday.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2013

The hotel was lovely, clean and modern. It had plenty of sunbeds and space to sun bath. It was also opposite the beach.
The buffet breakfast had plenty of choice and was all extremely fresh.

The 3 restaurants/bars attached to the hotel were also clean and modern. The menu's were identical and a little more expensive then the surrounding restaurants.

Most of the staff were friendly and the handy man seemed to work non stop! Our flight was in the evening and we were given a room to shower and change. The security man was extremely rude to my husband and told him to put his t shirt on as we were walking to the lift, a German man followed without a shirt and he said nothing. He clearly didn't like English people. One extremely tall lady behind reception was also rude but we both put it down to ignorance. Shame really as everyone else was extremely friendly and helpful. She probably shouldn't work with the public.

This resort is 100% German. It is surrounded by German clubs/discos and strip bars. This is probably the equivalent to Magaluf for English people!
Everyday from about 11am everyone would buy buckets of alcohol and go to the beach with huge stereos/speakers. They would stay on the beach all day/night drinking and singing.

Our room was opposite the tennis courts on the third floor and we were kept awake for 2 of the 3 nights we stayed by Germans singing. The bar opposite was a 24 hour bar and one road up was bar street. This had a huge building similar to Munich Beer festival and the music was pumping 24 7. Don't get me wrong we like to have a drink but these people were out of their face by 5pm. Bodies of all ages lay all over the place on grass or pavements or benches. This really is a boys holiday!!! The Germans did not stop singing from 10am until 6am on their way home.

If your German on a stag do this would be a perfect location.

I would recommend this hotel as it was lovely. We would even go back if our room didn't overlook the bars and strip clubs and we could actually get some sleep.

Room Tip: Do not sleep opposite the tennis courts, maybe to the side of the building would be better.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2013

First of all I tried to book the Junior Suite where it is clearly mentioned 2 Bedroom Suite with the possibility for an additional bed, which tells me that 5 adults could stay in that room. I tried to book it for 2 adults and two children - by mentioning that the 3rd person has not confirmed yet. After i got hotel confirmation and they mentioned for the 5th person they would need to speak to the Management, I recalled and sent the hotel an email by informing them that the 5th person has confirmed. Instead they said it is not possible - by a very unfriendly Manager. So who ever tries to book this Hotel be aware that of how unfriendly and not understandable they are.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Playa Golf
Address: Carretera Arenal 45, 07600 Playa de Palma, Majorca, Spain
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Playa de Palma
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Playa de Palma
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Playa de Palma
#13 Luxury Hotel in Playa de Palma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Playa Golf 4*
Number of rooms: 222
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Playa Golf, in Playa de Palma, Mallorca, offers its clients all of the services necessary to make their stay as pleasant as possible.It has three swimming pools, one of which is heated, an aquatic toboggan, solarium terrace, fitness machines, Spa & Wellness, tennis courts, beach tennis, mini-golf surrounded by a pretty garden, cyclist centre, events and meetings centre, a Buffet restaurant where you can enjoy the best gastronomy of the island, and three cafeterias with different atmospheres.And above all, good service and familiar and cordial treatment are our priority. ... more   less 
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