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could someone tell me what the Majorca Beach in Magalluf is like now?

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cutekids · 27/09/2005 18:18

I've looked at holidays uncovered etc. and have read all sorts of different opinions. I'm trying to book my family and my mum and dad into Magalluf-we usually stay at the Tropico-and Mum and Dad stayed at the Majorca Beach once about 3/4 years ago. Anyone been recently?

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cutekids · 27/09/2005 19:10

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loubylou4 · 13/10/2005 16:44

Hi there -this is off the travel agents truth guide - it might help you?

MajorcaBeach_
Reasonable unelaborate choice in pleasant beachfront location. Pool area offers plentiful sunbeds but little shade. Includes 103 self-catering units.

Overview
Blocks set in V shape; presentable and modest interior. Airy marble-floored lobby has sofas. Large split-level restaurant with central buffet section. Plain bar has floor-to-ceiling windows and entertainment area. Paved pool terrace. Poolside bar. Entertainment stage replete with tables and chairs. Lawn area and trees.

Location
Location: 500 yds South West of tourist office
Area type: on busy road among similar buildings
Distance to Beach: to rear
Shops: immediate
Public transport: Bus 50 yds


Property Details
Property type: Aparthotel
Rating:
Rooms: 314
Exterior: 7 and 12 storey pair of blocks (1965)
Balcony/terrace: All rooms
Map Ref: 4


Contact Info
Address: Avda Notario Alemany 1
Postcode: 07181

Telephone: 00 34 971 13 10 50
Fax: 00 34 971 13 07 08

Website: www.iberostar.com (group site)

Tropico
Comfortable lively self-catering establishment with selection of facilities and plentiful entertainments; not far from beach and resort amenities. Huge impressive pool. Popular mainly with British families. Use of facilities at adjacent sister property and at sister property across road.

Overview
12 well-maintained 4-storey blocks arranged around pool area (1990). All apartments with balcony. Spacious open-plan interior; large marble reception adjoins plain lounge area with corner bar and entertainments stage. Snack bar has retractable glass sides. Huge impressive pool. Large paved terrace with a few palm trees.

Location
Location: 550 yds West of tourist office
Area type: to back of resort, among similar properties, on broad quieter side road
Distance to Beach: Magalluf 500 yds
Supermarket: on site
Shops: 100 yds
Public transport: Bus 120 yds


Property Details
Property type: Aparthotel
Rating:
Rooms: 328
Exterior: 4 storey group of blocks (1990)
Balcony/terrace: All rooms
Map Ref: 12


Contact Info
Address: Carrer Blanca 8
Postcode: 07182

Telephone: 00 34 971 13 15 93
Fax: 00 34 971 13 03 85

Email: Please use the form at the bottom of this page
Website: www.fiesta-hotels.com (group site)

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SirFurmum · 16/10/2005 01:07

I stayed there in 2004 and had absolutely no complaints. My neice was Head Rep for the resort and that was one of her hotels. Apparently they are meant to be doing it up, but when my sister went back this year she said nothing had been done. She didn't stay there though, she stayed in Santa Ponza and said the hotel there was fantastic and when they called into the Majorca Beach it looked really tired and in need of an upgrade by comparison.

I think it probably depends what your expectations are. We normally camp or caravan, so to be half board in an hotel was luxury to us!

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Chandra · 16/10/2005 02:08

We normally stay in Palma because we have family and friends there, but booked the Tropico at MAgalluf for the reason that the complete holiday (inc flights) was cheaper than an EasyJet ticket. Although we didn't anticipated to stay but as it was much better than what we expected (and particularly far from the MIL and SIL ) we decided to stay.

Considering Magalluf and the Arenal have been referred by the locals as Sodom and Gomorr, I was expecting the place to be a ruin, full of loud-drunk-looking-for-a-shag people walking around until the early hours but in its place I found a very family oriented hotel, with a nice park and lots of activities for the children (they run some sort of nursery for kids over 3 -included in the price) and have a soft area for the under 3s which can be used for a few hours during the day. The place is still in the ?outskirts? of Magalluf so, still in a relatively quiet area.

About the noise... it all depends in the room you get, the ones facing the street or particularly, those near the reception are very loud (the hotel runs entertainment every night until around 2 am) and of course, there's also the noise from the street. We got one facing the pool and opposite the noisy area so no problem at all. Bare in mind that it is already low season so I expect it will be somewhat quiet. However, I think that going to Mallorca and not venturing outside Magalluf is a big mistake, the island is beautiful (specially the mountain towns), and contrary to the widespread perception it has a very sophisticated atmosphere (for a price, of course, although there are some small calas near Magalluf that are beautiful and almost empty, most people arrive in yachts to them but some are also reachable from the road).

The room was basic and the decoration dated, IMO not clean enough (a bit dusty under the beds etc-but I'm in Bree's league so I may be exaggerating)
It was far from being the best hotel in the world, but then we paid just about 120 per person for a week including flights, so I have no right whatsoever to complain, because for that price they could well have given us a hammock in the beach with no roof and it would have been a good price , VERY good value for money.

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