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Weather: Sunny with about 10 hours of sunshine.
Activities: Palma Cathedral, Pearl shops, Palma promenade, Bellever Castle, Semana Santa Parade in the city
The city can be best explored by foot. But to get to some points like Castell de Bellever, it is best to take the public bus. If one is pressed for time, then a day ticket in …
After passing through the ticket checker at our gate in the barcelona airport and walking down the skyway, we ended up outside standing on the tarmac with no plane in site... ugh... a worker got my attention and motioned to a bus that was behind the stairs. we were driving to palma apparently.... but after a quick ride across the airport we were at …
Palma We were lucky to find a fantastic hotel for a couple of nights in Palma - Hotel Born. http://www.hotelborn.com/english/home-e ng.html Great location, lovely atmosphere - our large room looked over the courtyard complete with palm trees and the staff were very friendly. We spent a couple of days just walking around Palma. One day we walked …
... water I have ever seen and the weather was spectacular. It was so much fun to just play around in the water for the day even though my beach soccer team lost. During the nights we bounced between bars and clubs and ended our last night by being the only people in the Irish pub in the area. It was so much fun to just be goofy and dance around the place without caring. We all got a lot closer with the group of guys we went away with and I really really LOVED going away us four ...
... from the locals. The crew on these ships work so hard. The waiters, kitchen staff and the cabin stewards all work on the ships to support their families back in Asian, North African or Central American countries. Our cabin steward told us he starts work at 5.30am, and finishes at 12.30am. They are contracted for the cruise season for 9 months, and they only occasionally, very occasionally, get a half day off. On these cruises, people join ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Born Palma
Great location, great value
We stayed in a family room at the Hotel Born over Easter and were very pleased with the room and the standard of the hotel in general. The location of the hotel is excellent, being both quiet and central. Our room was spacious and well heated with nice views over the courtyard.
Breakfast was plentiful and the staff were efficient an helpful. We would happily stay at this hotel again - it is good value and can be strongly recommended.
Visited in February 2004. Brilliant location for exploring all the sights of Palma. Located up a quiet alley in the old town adjacent to plenty of cafes, shops and bars. Also easy walking distance from all the main sights.
Loads of character
We enjoyed an excellent stay at the Hotel Born. If you want a tourist hotel with pool,fancy bars etc ....and inevitably tourist then don't choose the Born - but if you want to stay in a 16th century surroundings right in the middle of the town then this is the place.
Helpful staff,acceptable breakfast - nothing really fancy in the rooms but loads of character. One thing to be careful of in the winter is that it's not too well heated but still preferable to the 4 star sea front hotels. In the summer there's a beautiful central courtyard to take breakfast or drinks in. Book early.
I stayed at the Born in november 2003, and I really wanted to enjoy my stay, and when i read all the exelent review about the Born I couldnt resit. When we arrived I was impressed with its location that can not be faulted. But! the room was very cold with no heating i was that cold I had to have a bath to warm up then get into bed, the room was very dark, even though I had asked for a room with a balcony our room hardly had a window it was that high my husband who is 5 foot 9 could not see out of it and the worse thing of all every night we had to bang on the wall, and not the same wall , the walls were so thin we even here people giong to the toilet and here every word they said.Sorry if this is a bit long winded but I think when you take the recomendation of several guide books you should be able to feel confident in having a good stay
Great location, full of character
This was a lovely hotel and not bare or sparsely furnished as some reviews have suggested. Fantastic sweeping staircase, impressive outdoor seating and antiques everywhere. £53 a night for a double and right in the centre of Palma. The place had loads of character and I would thoroughly recommend it. Only minor -ve was that some staff could be friendlier and more welcoming than others.
Charming and well positioned!
November 24th, 2004. Having just returned from Palma we had to write to say if you want to see the City and shop don't stay in the Maritime area, stay at Hotel Born. The location makes up for any lack of mini bar , pool or sea view. This is an old Mallorcan palace which has maintained all its charm, oozes character and is such a great location you'll kick yourself if you don't choose it. We loved the sweeping staircase, the courtyard views and the quietness - no muzak here! If you don't mind being without satellite TV, a spa and indifferent staff that most chains offer - then Hotel Born is for you. We were so happy with our choice for our City Break in November.
Great location, Lovely Character, Fantastic Value
We visited the Hotel in 1999 and had a couple of great nights exploring the charms of Palma. The hotel itself is central to all the main Palma highlights. It provides lovely 16 century character with clean basic accommodation at a very reasonable price.One tip if you feel romatic beware! Many of the rooms open up onto a central coutyard and the noise from the bedrooms can be heard by all. We had an enjoyable breakfast playing guess the screamers amongst the 10 or so couples dining! Back with two nippers this year a different type of screaming may distract.