I Chose the Riu Playa Park for a cheap, all-inclusive four-night break from the bleak Irish weather in May. In my opinion, you get exactly what you pay for with this hotel: the staff are courteous and friendly, drinks are plentiful and the food is edible. Nightly entertainment (although some of the poorest I've ever witnessed in my adult life) was provided, and it was comically bad.
The decor is very dated, but fairly well maintained, albeit a little depressing to look at. The hotel is located at the back of the resort, but still only a couple of minutes walk from the shore.
The main point for English-speaking visitors is that this resort is predominantly geared towards Germans. Even the Spanish taxi drivers and shop assistants were saying "Danke" to me constantly. The prom is quite nice, and there is a nice walk/jog in the direction of Palma city. At night, there are lots of very strange looking German beer halls and clubs that seemed to be oriented towards the 18-22 set. In fact, one night I was stunned to be asked for directions by one of my fellow countrymen - I think I tried to answer him in German. Furthermore, I'd like to correct something that was written in a previous review about there being no women in Playa de Palma - the streets were absolutely thronged with 'ladies of the night'. If we hadn't been so sedate from copious amounts of all-inclusive general cocktail concoctions, it would have been quite terrifying. Were were literally followed by gangs when we left the hotel at night.
Al in all, a pleasant stay, but I won't be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located in Playa de Palma * 9-storey building * 14,000 m2 garden * 350 m from the beach * 12 km from the centre of Palma * 100 m from various shops * 5 km from the airport * 300 m from a bus stop * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa, Diners ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Playa Park Hotel
- Riu Playa Park De Palma
- Hotel Riu Playa Park Majorca/Playa De Palma