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|Female Adults:||3||Tour Operator:||THOMAS COOK|
|Number of Children:||1 (11-16yrs)||Board:||Half Board|
|Having been here in 2009 and enjoying quietness of the hotel and amenities, we decided to return with our family...our daughter and two grandchildren, 18 and 11.|
IN A WORD...MISTAKE!!!
The hotel itself has not changed at all, BUT, a lot of the 'YOB' culture seems to have migrated from the other end of town to occupy the surrounding self-catering blocks of flats from which there is relentless amount of noise, shouting and bad language mostly during the early or late evening and early mornings, upon return from the local bars and disco's.
Several of the guests (INCLUDING OURSELVES) asked to be relocated to rooms away from the noise. This the did for us after 3 nights without sleep!!!
This was not just confined to the surrounding flats, but did also occur within the hotel itself on occasions. We, and others, reported the perpetrators to the management who, to be fair, confronted the guilty parties, warning them to be quiet...or be asked to leave the hotel.
Another problem was that various occupants of the local flats decided to unleash several empty glass beer bottles on to the childrens pool area, causing the pools to be closed due to chards of glass which cut several chilrens feet...Including my youngest Grandchild.
Other than the above, I can report that the hotel and rooms were always clean.
Food was plentiful and varied. Drinks in the hotel were pricey and usually small measure. Evening entertainment was poorer, than on our first visit in 2009.
The hotel sells newspapers...at a price...Daily Mail for example...2.50 euro. Across the street, 2.20 euro.
Sunbeds...be ready for 'the cavalry charge' at 8.30 every morning...towels at the ready...open the door and...'CHARGE!!!'.
My daughter was barged out of a man's way in order for him to 'book' his usual 3 beds....OFFICIALLY, THE HOTEL DOES NOT ALLOW THIS....the same happened on our 2009 visit.
Anyway, enough said in this report...Would We recommend this hotel for families....NO, NO, NO
|Best Bar / Restaurant Recommendations|
|Top Tips for this Resort|
|People who visited this resort recommend the following|
|Here is a list of the best bars and restaurants for this resort|
|1.||Tom browns||They do really good deals and there really cheap|
|2.||Club 21||Great party atmosphere, good laugh|
|3.||Candy"s restaurant||Good for families, home cooked meals, next to the beach|
|4.||Buffalo Bills||Met a gorgeous barman there.|
|Here is a list of the top tips for this resort|
|1.||Katmandu||Upside down house good to see.|
|2.||Go to the caves of Drach on the island||Good couple of hours out and interesting for the children|
|3.||Go thre pirate show||Great for all ages, as much sangria and wine as you can drink.|
|4.||do water activitys ||so much fun. |
|5.||BCM ||Foam party was ace|
||Hours of Sunlight
|Magaluf overlooks the bay of Palma and lies about 16 miles from the airport. Although a lot of work has been done to improve the centre and the resorts image, it still remains a favourite with the young, free and single due to the enormous amount of bars and discos at night. The biggest concentration of hotel and apartment blocks on the island, provide plenty of tourists for the many shops at the resort centre, while there is also a market at Calvia on a Monday. Water sports, go-karting, and a waterpark are all on offer for your daytime entertainment, with tennis and a golf course close by. The largest beach on the southern side of the island can still become crowded during the high season, and with the latest attraction, a glass sided submarine, there's never a dull moment here.|
|Like most of the popular European resorts, you'll find a huge amount of bars, pubs and restaurants here, serving every food combination you can think of. Plenty of fast food outlets give you the choice of burgers, pizzas and various fried chicken combinations with generous helpings of chips and salad if that's what you like. More traditional fare such as Sopa de Pescado (garlic stew with fish and tomatoes), Calderetas (lamb stew with almonds) and the fish specials Calamari (squid in batter deep fried) and Longostinos (giant prawns) are all worth a try. The local beers are as good as anything you'll drink back home and probably cheaper too. Wines and of course Sangria, are there to be enjoyed at every meal, and add to that the imported varieties and your drinking choice is endless.|
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