You know when you feel you are reading reviews about a different hotel to the one you stayed in?.....well that’s us.
First the good bits. The rooms are clean comfortable and spacious and most have a large balcony. The hotel areas are nicely set out and decorated. There’s a good sauna and a large well equipped gym. There is a nice garden and pool.
Even if you discount the apartment 50 yds away that was being torn apart with kangos, circular saws and the cement mixer churning away it wasn’t quiet. There’s a rat run along one side of the hotel where commuter traffic goes from 6 am onwards. Mopeds screaming, refuse lorries, tour coaches the usual horn sounding etc etc. There’s a school along the road in front with attendant ‘school run’ traffic…oh and a church with bells opposite! It was impossible to have a siesta with the windows open or sit and read on the balcony without feeling a nervous breakdown coming on! When another guest overheard me asking to change rooms she said “I just use earplugs!”
We were on floor 3 (room 302) and the canyon effect may have made the noise worse so its possible that if you have a lower floor room above the restaurant it won’t be quite as noisy.
It also takes a good 20 mins to walk to the centre and about 5 to the esplanade.
The staff weren’t friendly and always had something else to do before they served you…No matter how smiley and friendly we were their faces didn’t change once. They did not even try to find out about buses to Andratx for us “ you will have to walk to the bus station in Palma and ask there” – it actually went along the esplanade, 5 mins away. We asked to change rooms because of the noise but there were no rooms available, we didn’t even receive an apology for the building noise.
Breakfast was pretty average too. Cheapest cut bread for toast and very little in the way of fruit and cereals- not something we looked forward to on waking!
Considering that we booked the hotel on the promise of a quiet oasis in a residential area we were very disappointed.
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- Also Known As:
- Araxa Hotel Palma De Mallorca, Majorca, Spain