Santa Lucia Hotel
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Oct 5th, Marg, Julian, Mum & Dad flew from Birmingham airport to Palma airport on the island of Majorca. This is a Spanish island in the Mediterranean Sea. Took the Thompson vacations bus to the town of Palma Nova to the hotel Santa Lucia. Beautiful hotel right on the beach in a tourist mecca. The beach is beatiful and very clean as is the town …
Monday, 6/2/2014. Short trip to Mallorca and then off we were to Copenhagen. Here are a few shots from our plane.
I can see why the Brits love to come to this place as it is very beautiful and it's reputation as a party place is probably unfair as it has a lot more to distinguish itself than that. It's relaxed for the most part except in the main streets and there are little bazaars and courtyards everywhere with the usual street vendors but no one pesters you greatly. The port area is very attractive with lots of palm trees lining the street and the marina is huge with some very very costly boats in ...
Despite our late night we woke around 8am, had a coffee and enjoyed the sun on the balcony. We could see land but we were not due in to Palma until 1pm. Grabbed breakfast then decided to catch some rays up top deck. A wee bit blowy but nice all the same. We arrived in Palma and decided ...
... but Karen and I passed on the horse sausage that came with our sea bass. The goat cheese salad was superb. I'm happy because the sangria, one of my favorites, is plentiful here in Spain. We'll be seeing them again, if not here in Spain, then definitely in Florida once they get back from their summer on the boat in France.
After dinner, a little time on the balcony with a plastic glass of wine. What could be better?
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Historical Traveler Reviews Santa Lucia Hotel Palma Nova
Excellent hotel and resort. This is a Thomson only hotel, I booked it on [-] . We booked 8 days before we went, 2 until the 9th of March 2007, every room faces the sea, our room was almost the furthest away from the sea yet it was still superb view. We are considering going again in September with friends and wouldn't hesitate to recomend it to anyone. The rooms were superb and carpeted, as were the corridoors, very rare for Spanish hotels, which meant it was very quiet. Our TV was free, received CNN News, Sky News, BBC News, BBC2 Eurosport to name a few, the room service was excellent. The staff were friendly and entertainment first class together with the reps. The food was good, buffet, with a wide variety on offer.
We went to the Santa Lucia Hotel, Palma Nova, for February half term week, we were not disappointed, it was a fabulous week, the hotel first class and we were very lucky with the weather it was sunny all week except for one overcast day, but still warm enoough to be out and about with just a cardigan on.
have only stayed even here in the off season so ive got no idea what it would be like in the season, but its always been busy when ive been there, the staff are always friendly and cheerful no matter how busy they are. the whole hotel is spotless, at all times. food was good, although there were a few too many fish based dishes for my liking, there were always alternatives. the entertainment was excellent, both in the main bar and the cocktail lounge. the location is superb situated on the flat, seperating two beaches. a lot of people we spoke to were, like ourselves, return guests, which should really tell you all you need to know!! a word of caution though, opposite the hotel is a small money exchange, they wanted to charge me over 200 euros commision to change £700, there are plenty of commision free agencies not much further away, use them
En general, el Santa Lucia es un hotel muy bueno. La ubicación es excepcional, la limpieza es de suma importancia, el personal fue cortés y servicial, las habitaciones eran cómodas con buenas instalaciones, y el entretenimiento variaba cada noche. Sí, hay bingo todas las noches, pero es solo un juego, el cual tarda aproximadamente diez minutos máximos. No fue problema. Odio el bingo. El guitarrista y el tocador del teclado en el bar de cócteles a las 11:00 p.m. cada noche son geniales. Fui todas las noches. La comida es buena y típica de un hotel español de buena calidad. Enfatizo español. No lo compares a un hotel inglés. El desayuno bufet caliente pudo haber estado más caliente, pero la selección de otras comidas es buena. Yo en realidad no quiero un desayuno grasoso lleno de colesterol todos los días, aunque si lo disfruto un par de días a la semana. Hay fruta, yogur, cereal, gachas de cereales, queso, jamón, tostadas, todo tipo de té, café y jugo. Es una selección excelente. La cena también es buena. De nuevo, fue un bufet caliente y frío excelente con una buena selección de postres, pasteles, y fruta. El hotel está más adaptado a adultos--honestamente, a adultos mayores. No había instalaciones para niños. Regresaremos. Pasamos unas vacaciones de invierno maravillosa.
All in all the Santa Lucia is a very good hotel. Location is superb, cleanliness is of paramount importance, staff are courteous and helpful, rooms are comfortable with good facilities, entertainment varies each night - yes there is bingo every evening but only one game which lasts about 10 mins max - not a problem and I hate bingo. The guitarist and key board players in the cocktail bar at 11 p.m. each night are brilliant- went in every night. The food is good and typical of a good quality Spanish hotel - I emphasise Spanish - don't compare it to an English hotel - the hot buffet at breakfast could be hotter but the choice of other items is good - I for one don't want a greasy cholesteral laden breakfast every day - although I do enjoy it a couple of times a week. There is fruit, yoghurts, cereals, porridge, cheese, ham, toast, all kinds of tea, coffees and juice - an excellent choice. Dinner is good too - again an excellent hot/cold buffet with a good choice of desserts, cakes and fruit. The hotel is geared up mainly towards adults - and in all honesty the more mature adult - there aren't any facilities for children. We will be returning - we had a wonderful winter's week break.
Loved the Location
I booked the Santa Lucia through the Thomson website in October and was pleasantly suprised by the good value for money I received.
The Santa Lucia is in an excellent location right on the beach front in the centre of Palma Nova. The hotal facilities were good, rooms comfortable and clean with excellent views of the beach. There are lots of things to do in the surronding area with the resort of Magalluf only a short walk away. I thououghly enjoyed my stay in this hotel and found it very relaxing.
Me encantó la ubicación
Hice reservaciones en el Santa Lucia a través del sitio Web Thomson en octubre, y estuve agradablemente sorprendida con la buena relación calidad precio que recibí. El Santa Lucía está en una ubicación excelente justamente por la playa en el centro de Palma Nova. Las instalaciones del hotel eran buenas. Las camas estaban cómodas y limpias, y tenían vistas excelentes de la playa. Hay tantas cosas que hacer en el área con el complejo de Magaluf a una corta caminata. Disfruté mi estancia en este hotel completamente, y lo encontré muy relajante.
I booked this hotel with Thomson for a one week stay before christmas. I booked based on previous recommendations on how good the food & accommodation was at this hotel.
Thank goodness for home
We have just come back today from this hotel and belive me it was a mad house, The food is not nice at all .The kids were so bored they were running up and down the place till well after midnught, And the rooms dont get done till 3pm or after, New Years eve was nice but one night out of seven is a bit much. The lifts are so slow you stand about for ages and the entertainment was music from the ark. I am now told that this hotel has got new owners a group own it. If you want cold food no entertainment kids up and down till midnight, Well go here for a week