Travel Blogs from Palma
Hola 2M! It's a sunny 29 degrees in Majorca today! Having a great time so far and meeting lots of people from all around the world. Thought you would love to see the hotel I am staying at.. There are 2 wave pools here! Hope you are all enjoying your holidays. Gracias for all your lovely ...
... in bigger cities. I shared a wine with Clive later before he headed back to the farmhouse to collect Nick on the way to Andratx for dinner. We stayed on in Palma and dined alfresco "Mari Lin Cafe Lounge". I ordered a chicken curry. I should have known better.
Back at the farmhouse, the girls began their packing. They depart for Paris tomorrow. It will be a sad moment for Debbie.
... the paella and we had to 'doggie-bag' the rest. The paella was certainly the best we've ever had. It was after 1800 when we returned from lunch and nobody felt like dinner.
Chris and I had a quick dip in the pool and Cathryn took the boys back to their apartment in Magalluf. Larry, Andrew and Harry are leaving for Barcelona ...
... and wearing a basic tank.... My luggage doesn't sparkle, in fact I am only carrying a small daypack, really what more do I need, my bathing suit is on and I'm ready to go. This whole escaping England may be a little difficult but I'll do my best to separate myself from these hooligans once off the plane in Mallorca.
I ******* love Spain.
I don't apologize one bit for this profane remark, there's just ...
... The boys were going to be ravenous after their long bike ride up to Valldemossa.
We ended up at another supermarket in Santa Ponca instead - Erosti.
Had a lovely dinner back at the farm this evening for 11. Lively conversation, steaks and sausages on the BBQ with mushrooms, asparagus, potatoes, salad and lots of wine followed by cheese and delicious Majorcan ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Saratoga Palma
We stayed at the hotel in March when visiting Palma for Easter (would recommend it). The room was adequate and clean. Good breakfast, lots of choice. Their rooftop restaurant was ok as far as the food was concerned - a bit more variety would be good but the views from here were fantastic. Overall we enjoyed our stay, there was a mix-up over the late check-out but, to their credit, the hotel did not charge us as it was their error. Would visit again for a short city break - excellent location.
Stayed at the Saratoga on business 7-9 July.
This is a great hotel which is worthy of its 4 star rating in my view. The hotel is bright and clean with a touch of class. Public areas were well kept and furnishings in an impressive condition. The staff were attentive and polite. Nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was excellent - a wide choice of fresh food in buffet style. Nice and quiet and hardly any children. There were two pools - the rooftop one has breathtaking views of Palma bay on the 7th floor. Smart bar on the 6th floor with good choice of food/snacks. I asked for a sea view and high floor when booking through opodo and got it. I had a view of the cathedral and the sea. Bedroom was in good condition - bathroom excellent. power shower in the bath in my room. All in all you can't go wrong with this centrally located hotel in Palma. It's situated between the harbour and main shopping area of the city.
great location.the room was on a noisy side street but only sayed for two nights so could put up with noise of occasional trafic,if i had stayed longer i would have requested a change of room.the breakfast was first class including champagne .i would stay here again as palma is a fantastic ,beautiful place to visit.the room was immaculate with hairdryer in the bathroom with toiletry products central heating if required.
Not really a four star
We had problems on three out of the four nights we stayed: no air conditioning, no water, then no hot water. When we complained we received no apologies from reception staff.
The hotel is in a good position, but lacks character. The terrace is a few sun loungers on a sea of concrete (with views of an adjacent multi-storey car park.
Rooms were ok comfort-wise and extremely clean.
Definitely wouldn't stay there again.
The best thing about this hotel is its location. It is half way between the cathedral and the marina with only 5-10mins walk to both. The views from some of the rooms and roof top are excellent.
The Saratoga is a fine hotel with excellent facilties and high standards. It is situated, very conveniently, on the edge of the main shopping area and five minutes from the harbour. Whilst we were there (October 2004) we were the only people using the larger of the two swimming pools. The room we were given for three people was spacious, well appointed and the minibar was reasonably priced. A bonus for any veggies is that within walking distance there are two very good exclusively vegetarian restaurants. When we go back to Palma it is the only place we will consider staying.
Saratoga Hotel Experience
I have stayed at the Hotel Saratoga in the past. This time was even better. Although I was a single person, I received a double room with a view of the famous Palma Cathedral from my balcony.
The champagne breakfast was excellent -- I enjoyed it (along with the proffered English language newspaper) each day.
My Mallorca friends all say they stay at the Saratoga when a Palma hotel is needed.
I thoroughly enjoyed my two weeks there and recommend this place to American visitors. This is an independent Mallorcan-owned hotel -- just what I appreciate and like.
22nd March 2004. I have just come back from a short stay break to this 4 star hotel (not a 5 * hotel as stated on a previous review). This is an excellent hotel. Close to the harbour, catherdral and the main shopping mall. The bedrooms are of a high standard offering full room service. The breakfast is first class - offering a hot & cold 'serve yourself' buffet. I couldn't fault the food at all. It was too cold to go swimming but both outdoor pools looked very nice. This hotel wouldn't suit those in a wheelchair as the lifts don't go down to the breakfast room. I would return to this hotel again. I was sad to go home!
Saratoga is good 5 star Hotel. Very clean. Large rooms, with balcony overlooking either the street or over the pool at the back. Small pool outside the hotel, plunge pool at top of hotel. If crowded the plunge pool is impossible to get to, but there is loads of space around the small pool to sunbathe etc. Great location as its very central so very little distance to walk to shops, bars etc. The breakfast buffet is very good. All of this is reflected in the prices as its not he cheapest hotel but its a good quality. Would return.