Melia Palas Atenea
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Historical Traveler Reviews Melia Palas Atenea Palma
Good Hotel, Nice position
The hotel is a long but not imposiable walk from the city centre. About 5 euros in a cab. Within a few hundred yards of the hotel are a couple of good nightclubs and bars. So if the late night seen is your thing. It's a good spot. The standard of the hotel is very good. My girl friend had a birthday whilist we were there. We came in late at night to a suprise bottle of champange in an ice bucket in our room. I didn't tell them it was her birthday. We had an upgrade to a room facing the marina, which was worth it. Unfortunatly it had to large single beds, which we pushed together.
Staff were good and helpfull. If it has a down side, I was dispointed that it didn't have Coffee making facilities in the room. I like to have cup whilist I getting dressed in the morning. Also in this day and age, I can't remeber the last time I went into a 4 star hotel that didn't have any english tv channels. Yes they have a movie channel you had to pay for and thats fair enough, but I have come to expect at least a couple of the free Sat Channels, if not an entertainment channel. What CNN news?
For that reason alone I wouldn't want to spend a couple of weeks there. Short brake, great! but if I was there a long time, occasionally I like to stay in an watch TV.
A Touch of Splendour
My sister, cousin, aunt and I stayed here early May 2003. Although it seemed expensive, the hotel was beautiful, and we enjoyed sea facing views over the bay and towards the cathedral, which is stunning at night. There was also plenty of boat activity to pass the time whilst relaxing on the verandah. The hotel was elegantly furnished-a modern hotel-and was used for weddings every evening during our stay. The pool area was very nice and served lovely food during the day. Breakfast was superb, with a huge variety of dishes available. The marina and old town were only a short stroll away, although we often took a very reasanably priced taxi along to assist my elderly aunt to get about.
Now that I know about trip advisor, however, I may well select a less expensive hotel for my next trip to Palma-and then again maybe I'll go back for the sheer luxury of the experience.
Melia Palas Athena Hotel - luxury!!
We have recently returned from a two night stay in the Melia Palas athena hotel in Palma.
The location was excellent, right on the harbour, 5 mins walk to town centre and 10 mins to Palma Cathedral. There is a lovely shopping complex called Porto Pi about 20mins walk in the opposite direction to the town.
The hotel is classed as a four star, I would have to fully agree, the rooms were very comfortable, had a lounge area and every toiletry imaginable. Also the lobby was one of the nicest I have seen, there were free newspapers to read and fruit on reception. There were indoor water foutains at side of a spiral staircase which were very impressive.It had an indoor pool and they did beauty treatments too.
The staff were very helpful, all spoke excellent english, shame my partners spanish wasnt as good!!
I would recommend this hotel everytime. We booked on solmelia website direct, approx £80.00 per night for room only, we did have breakfast one day and paid in addition, whilst expensive well worth it as came with champagne, well it was my birthday!!
We stayed at the Melia Palas Atenea for 4 nights in October and were rather disappointed. It is in a great location, overlooking the marina in the bay of Palma, and I assumed that we would get a sea view BUT our room was on the side of the hotel overlooking an adjoining building! The room was clean but rather small and did not have tea/coffee making facilities which was a bit annoying because the coffee bar in the lobby was not always open. This is a 1960's concrete complex with a quite spectacular entrance hall that, I'm sure, would have been awesome when new but now seems rather dated and in need of a face lift. We chose this hotel because of its location AND because it said on the web site that it had an indoor pool - essential if visiting Majorca in the Autumn - BUT the pool was unheated, very small, and rather grubby, at the end of the season it was in need of a jolly good CLEAN, so we only used it once! The breakfast was, however, AMAZING - I have never seen such a creative display or choice! This was, nevertheless, a disappointing, mediocre experience - a real shame because Palma is one of THE best cities, adore it, and would love to return BUT not to this hotel. By the way, if you are planning to visit Palma, we found the BEST RESTAURANT in the world (yet!) - it's called SAZON, Apuntadores, 4 - La Lonja tel 971 726 044 - we intend going back to Palma just to eat there again!
Loved the Palas Atenea
My wife and I stayed here for a week in June 05 and it's excellent. If you want ultra luxury this is not the place. It's a very good 4 star with a majestic setting looking across the Bay of Palma from the royal yacht club to the cathedral. The staff are extremely friendly and couldn't do enough for us. Guests were mostly Spanish with maybe 10% from UK / Germany. Rooms are adequate and the breakfast is superb. Compared to the Gran Melia Victoria which is next door this hotel wins hands down. It's not as well appointed but the staff are friendlier; it's not stuffy or pretentious; and it's half the price of its sister hotel. The view from the pool is magnificent. No other hotel in Palma can compete with it on that score.
Just returned from a brilliant 4 day break at the Palas Atenea. Great hotel in an ideal spot overlooking the marina. We had a very nice room with balcony, and the view was just wonderful. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. We had to ask directions a few times, and nothing was too much trouble. We made great use of the swimming pool, as the weather all the time was perfect. My husband celebrated his birthday during our stay, and we were very pleasantly surprised to have a complimentary bottle of champagne delivered to our room, which we enjoyed while watching the yachts coming and going in the marina. Thank you for making our stay even more enjoyable! We will definitely be going back to the Palas Atenea and would recommend it to anyone thinking of going to Palma. By the way the breakfasts are to die for, the choice and quality are first class. We are both now on a strict diet ! Here's to the next time.
A excellent Sol hotel
An excellent Melia hotel facing the Marina about 1.5 miles from the cathedral and old town. Large hotel but with the ambience of a much smaller one. Sol buffet breakfasts are legendary and this hotel is no exception, also has excellent restaurants and bars and superb leisure facilities. As usual this Melia hotel lives up to to Melia/Sol/Tryp excellence and we would definately recommend it.
Palas atenea hotel
Marina side hotel. Large but still quite friendly. Facilities are good, standard large hotel buffet style breakfasts but an abundance of nearby restaurants located about 20mins walk or 5 mins taxi ride , in cathedral and old town area of palma. All the usual 4* facilities .
Good sized rooms for here. Facilities suitable for families with older children, good sized pool overlooks marina. can get noisy as the paseo maritimo is directly in front of pool area but noise not intrusive.
Terrible View and Bad room
Have no idea why this is rated 4 stars. Nice lobby when you arrive and that's the last of nice. Rooms are at best 2 star. My room 610 had a view over a ruined hotel and disgusting abondoned swimming pool. The only thing nice is the lobby.
This hotel has a very nice lobby. It is located right in the heart of discotek land in Mallorca, so if you're interested in discotek's it the place for you. They are all within walking distance.
The problem however is that it is quite far from the beach. You have to take a taxi to get to the nearest beach. Additionally, even though the lobby is spectacular, the rooms themselves are just average.
There is one thing that was simply the best about this hotel and that is their breakfast. They have the best most complete breakfast, comes with a complete menu, aand wine and champaigne.
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