TRYP Palma Bellver Hotel
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Early start today to check out of hotel #1 and head to the boat. It was a great day after some initial confusion and panic and nearly missing the boat (I have now explained to them the difference in English between "being picked up outside the auditorium" and "making your own way to the boat opposite the auditorium across two main roads and a car park")! There was probably a total of 50 people on the boat of mixed ages and nationalities. After leaving the port, we headed west ...
... with the waiter in Spanish, which helped. It was very hot today and tonight, and tomorrow it's supposed to be 34C for our boat trip. Monica and I went for a late dinner and randomly stumbled across a very nice restaurant for some authentic Mallorquin tapas. The plan was originally to meet some others for drinks and maybe dancing but it's an early start tomorrow so came home instead (note it's still ...
... and I retreated to the rooftop pool - my first time actually in the pool and it was perfect. I opted for an early night tonight so watched the sun go down then headed to the jazz bar within the hotel for a quick drink before bed - taking my homework with me (oh I'm so cool...!). However bar was great and music was brilliant so I ended up staying too late and drinking too much for an early night... Hope to catch up on some sleep soon though! ...
A little woozy after last night's drinks but not too bad! Monica and I both tried to encourage the rest of the class to be more sociable but that's not going anywhere fast - still - early days! After class we headed down to the port and have booked ourselves onto a cruise on Saturday which visits a couple of beaches along the coast. Managed for the first time to get a sunbed by ...
Another good day at school. I made a friend, whoop! Monica, from Brazil, is also here by herself so we are heading out to dinner together later. I feel for her as her English is not brilliant but is far better than my Portuguese.... I'm sure we will work something out! The three main English-speaking people from the course all live outside of the main city so it may be harder to get them out in the evening - but we will see! The lesson today ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews TRYP Palma Bellver Hotel
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.
On checking in we were not advised about any of the hotel facilites, breakfast times, or even the location of the lifts, we were just left to wander around the reception and find them for ourselves.Our rooms were on the 12th floor and were of a good size and well decorated. The bathroom was also of a good size with a powerful shower although the water did not drain away very well so by the time your shower was over you were standing in 3 inches of water. As prevoiusly posted you can here noise from adjoining rooms. That concludes the negatives. The hotel is in a good location and the fixtures and fittings of a good quality throughout. The bar prices were very reasonable for a hotel of this quality and the drinks were of generous portions served by a friendly and helpfull barman. The breakfast was excellent with a good choice to suit any palate.If i were to visit Palma agian I would make this hotel my first choice.
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.
The hotel staff were so polite and helped us find traditional tapas bars which had been recommended to us. Nothing was too much trouble.
The hotel decor is lovely, above average. In a way the hotel is quite business like and not really a touristy hotel, however this did not bother us. It appeared that a lot of Spanish used the hotel with their families. The rooms were cleaned daily to a high standard.
The pool was welcomed after trekking round the city, it isn't big, but large enough for a few laps to cool down at the end of the day. Towels were provided.
All in all I would recommend the hotel and would definitely return to Palma and stay at this hotel. Tip - book directly through the hotel website, this saved us a lot of money.
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.