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Historical Traveler Reviews Grupotel Valparaiso Palace & Spa Palma
The Grupotel Valparaiso lies to the west of Palma. It is slightly outside the centre - probably a good 30 minute walk - but only 5 minutes and 8 euros in a taxi. The hotel is quiet with extensive gardens and 3 freshwater pools. There is an indoor heated pool and Spa which is free to hotel residents between 0900 - 2200.
The hotel is a true five star hotel, everything seems newly renovated. We had a spacious room with a balcony and a wonderful view overlooking Palma. The choice of the breakfast buffet was enourmous, the food quality very good. The staff is extremely friendly and goes out of their way to help you. We got for example a late checkout for free. As our room had been booked, they gave us a new room.
My self and my family have just spent 1wk in Grupotel Valparaiso Palace in Palma, spain, and it was an outstanding hotel, the rooms were spotless and clean and the staff were so friendly and caring.
No es barato, pero es un hotel de cinco estrellas que por primera vez merece esa clasificación. Pagamos por un suite junior, pero las habitaciones estándar son excelentes. El desayuno bufet estuvo excepcionalmente extenso y hermosamente presentado. El máximo atractivo son el trío increíble de piscinas muy grandes y pintorescas (dos afuera y una adentro), completado con saunas, cataratas, fuentes, aromaterapia, cuartos de vapor, y todo el lujo incluido en el precio de la habitación. Todo el personal es servicial y profesional. La única desventaja es la ubicación. Las vistas son maravillosas, pero son diez minutos y siete euros en taxi al centro de Palma. No es del todo un problema, a menos que verdaderamente quieras estar en el centro, pero entonces no tendrás las piscinas, etc.
Expensive but worth it
Not cheap, but a five star hotel that for once deserves the rating. We paid extra for a 'junior suite' but the standard rooms are excellent. Breakfast buffet was exceptionally extensive and beautifully presented. The crowning glory is the amazing set of three very large and scenic swimming pools (two outdoor one indoor) complete with saunas, waterfalls, fountains, aromatherapy, steam rooms and all the trimmings included in the room price. Staff all helpful and professional. Only drawback is location - wonderful views but a ten minute (seven Euro) hillside taxi ride from central Palma. Not at all a problem unless you really want to be central - but then you won't get the pools etc.
Das Valparaiso Palace ist ein fantastisches Hotel! Das Frühstücksbuffet ist an Vielfalt nicht zu übertreffen. Die Poolanlage ist großzügig gestaltet und in eine tolle Gartenanlage eingebettet. Der Wellness- und Spabereich ist sehr umfangreich. Die Zimmer sind sehr geräumig und bieten einen tollen Blick auf die Bucht. Das Personal ist immer freundlich und hilfsbereit und fremdsprachlich gut geschult, was nicht selbstverständlich ist. Da das Hotel in Hanglage gebaut wurde, sind allerdings kleinere Fußmärsche (z.B. zu zahlreichen Restaurants an der Promenade oder zum Porto Pi Einkaufszentrum) nicht zu vermeiden, es sei denn, man greift auf den gut ausgebauten öffentlichen Nahverkehr zurück oder mietet sich einen Wagen, für den Parkplätze in großer Anzahl zur Verfügung stehen.
I have just recently returned from a 5 day stay at this hotel and would thoroughly recommended it. The pool and spa areas were fabulous, the breakfast wonderful (the staff in the restaurant were extremely friendly and helpful) and the view from our balcony absolutely fantastic. The one and only down point was the wallpaper in our bedroom that had seen better days - apart from this, the bathroom was great and the room quiet and large. The hotel location was great for Palma - less than 5 minutes in a car - and a good 15 minute walk down a steepish hill to a great restaurant called "Woodys" on the harbour front. Will definately be staying here again!
Die Zimmer war recht geräumig, alle mit einer Terrasse und wunderbarer Aussicht auf den Hafen, die Stadt und die umliegenden Berge. Die Badezimmer war groß und ganz ordentlich ausgestattet. Es gibt zwei riesige und schöne Swimmingpools mit Fontänen und einer Insel in der Mitte - kommt für viele vielleicht wie in Las Vegas vor, aber man hatte viel Platz und es gab viele schöne Sonnenstühle. Kein 5-Sterne-Service - es gab niemanden, der einem ein Handtuch brachte oder Bestellungen am Pool entgegennahm (obwohl wir ein bisschen weiter in dem kleinen Restaurant am hinteren Pool ein nettes Mittagessen hatten, gegrillten Shrimp). Der Concierge sagte uns, dass eine tolle Tapas-Bar gerade zu gemacht hatte. Aber wir haben sie gefunden und sie war offen und ausgezeichnet. Sehr schönes und reichhaltiges Frühstück dort. Dafür, dass man ein schönes Zimmer, eine schöne Aussicht, schöne Pools und nur eine kurzen Fahrt in die Stadt hatte, kann man nichts sagen. Und der Preis stimmte auch.
Nice-sized rooms, all with terraces affording excellent views of the harbor, the city, and the surrounding hills. Large and reasonably well-appointed bathrooms. Two huge, attractive swimming pools with fountains and islands in the middle - may seem a bit Las Vegas to some, but lots of room to float around, nice chaises on bright sunny decks. Not five-star service - couldn't find someone to bring towels or take lunch or drink orders at the pools (though when we walked to the little restaurant facility down at the lower pool, we did get a nice lunch of grilled shrimp). Also concierge told us that a great tapas bar (La Bodeguilla) had definitely closed, but we found it ourselves and it was open and terrific. Very pleasant and abundant buffet breakfast. For fine room, view and pools within a short drive of town, you probably can't do better - price was fair, too (a miracle in these weak-dollar times).
we have just spent a week here,and in the middle of january the weather was warm and sunny.
we had a junior suite on the third floor over looking the whole city and the harbour, it was a wonderful veiw. the hotel is situated high above palma in its own small park...every thing was first class,including the staff who were the friendliest i have ever encountered!! the restaurant offered a very good menu at attainable prices. I can highly recommend