Travel Blogs from Palma
I haven't posted in a few days because my roommates and I went to Mallorca last weekend. Mallorca is an island off the coast of Spain and about a 50 minute plane ride from Barcelona. The trip was relatively last minute but we (Meg, Laura, Jordan, and me) booked it with a group of guys from Wake that most of us were not super close friends with. It ended up being a great decision. The island of Mallorca itself is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. It is 120 miles across in 1 ...
... 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 ...
... stained glass) is one of the largest in the world. There is a controversial wrought-iron canopy by the famous Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi, which was added over the main alter. The cathedral’s treasury contains relics and pieces of the True Cross, and the small museum displays ancient manuscripts and religious ...
... having started only in the month of september. We bonded one day after she helped me rifle the swapbox for suncream. The swapbox is the greatest invention in the hotel, its where guests leave unwanted holiday tatt for others. Amoung it is books, magazines (the rubbish ones like gardners world are always left)good books mind you, inflatables etc. But occassionally the swapbox hosts just what every rep requires. As a group weve 'aquired' heinz tomato ketchup, ...
... lots of lovely little squares, so we decided to look for somewhere a bit off the beaten track for lunch. Now we've discussed whether we'd confess to this, but being the honest, up-front people we are, we felt we should not hold anything back. So.... We found an English Fish and Chips Shop. The man serving had a legit English accent, and we finally chose his other speciality, which was would you believe, Beef and Guinness ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tryp Bellver Palma
On arrival we noticed building work going on next to the hotel so we requested quiet rooms away from the noise. Despite this and being assured our rooms would be quiet we were given rooms directly above the noise.
Comfortable but dull
The Tryp Bellver is a comfortable hotel but lacks any character. The rooms look slightly dated and the wallpaper in our room required some repair work. There is a lack of soundproofing and there was lots of noise from the neighbouring rooms and bathrooms. On the plus side the location is great and the buffet breakfast was excellent.
We stayed at the Tryp Belver for a weekend and were really impressed the food was wonderful and the service excellent we were B&B.
the room had a great view of the marina although the weather was not good.
Lovely hotel in Palma
Very charming hotel on the Paseo Maritimo in Palma, good location, easy to walk to points of interest. Check in and out were OK and staff were polite. Very nice room and bathroom, and a balcony with a view over the sea and towards the cathedral. I only stayed one night, and had to leave before breakfast so did not have a chance to sample breakfast in the restaurant, but the hotel provided continental breakfast in my room, delivered promptly at the time I had requested the night before.
This is an excellent hotel situated on a prime site on the Paseo Maritimo overlooking the yacht marina and harbour. Staff are very friendly and helpful and the hotel is spotlessly clean and well decorated. The concierge Martin is particulalry helpful as is the reception staff. Well recommended!
View of the Marina
Have just spent 3 nights in the Tryp Bellver hotel from 9th to 12th December 2004. Very impressed. Location perfect, staff very friendly and helpful. Room not very big but very modern and comfortable. We paid a little extra to be sure of a view over the marina which was well worth it. There are enough restaurants close by but it only took about 15/20 mins stroll to the city centre for some excellent eating places. I would certainly go back.
My boyfriend and I have just returned from a 4 day break in Palma. The Tryp Bellver is in a great location overlooking the marina, about a ten minute walk to the centre of Palma. We asked on arrival for a sea view and upgraded our room for approx 16euros / night/ - this was definitely worth the money. We had a balcony where we could sit at night watching the yachts and cruise liners coming to shore, just wonderful.
Simply the Best
I've stayed at the Bellver several times now and am returning again this year.
It's an excellent hotel. The staff are friendly and extremely efficient. The breakfast is amazing, the best I've come across and I've stayed in a variety of hotels around Europe.
You can't go wrong with the location. 10 mins from the airport, right on the front at Palma (beautiful city), close to great restaurants and bars.
It is very reasonably priced for such an excellent hotel.
All in all, I cannot fault the Bellver!!
Moderate Palma Hotels
The sol Bellver sits on paseo maritimo, in Plama. Located on the marina side and a short walk from the old cathedral area. Now a Trypp Hotel promising "Business Class " facilities , I found it was the same old sol , just more expensive. It has had a minor facelift. The staff are the same so not great. OK for a short business stay but not really geared for anything else.