This is a review of two halves. On the positive side, the hotel and the staff were very good. The dining was particularly good, if a little cramped with the tables being very close to each other. A good variety of food on offer and all tastes catered for. The chef made a point of walking through the dining area on some of the evenings and speaking with the diners, which was a nice touch.
On the negative side for us, was the resort itself. Playa de Palma seems to be given over to drunken groups of Germans, generally wandering around chanting songs and taking over large swathes of the beach, where they displayed nationalistic flags. There were hundreds of small, (too small) shops selling all the same things, interspersed with bars and beer kellers.
Getting back to the hotel, there was a nice terrace overlooking the pool but the lounger area was too small for the number of guests which wasn't helped by the old trick of leaving a towel on a lounger early in the morning and not returning to it until late in the day. In fairness to the staff, they did try and address this by leafleting the offending loungers. The rooms were nicely appointed and looked newly refurbished. The cleaning staff and outdoor maintenance were excellent and everything in the hotel was kept clean and tidy.
To sum up, we were happy with hotel but the resort is a disappointment. It has a beautiful beach that stretches for miles, gently shelving into the sea but just the other side of the road is a collection of tacky shops and bars that let the whole place down.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The All Inclusive Hotel Riu Bravo completely renovated in 2015, is situated in the south of Mallorca, in the bay of Playa de Palma, a lively holiday area with many other hotels, entertainments and shops. The 4.5 km-long beach of fine sand is about 300m. The RIU Classic Hotels offer comfortable rooms and excellent facilities with great leisure and relaxation facilities, as well as international gastronomy. Enjoy a relaxing holiday - whether alone, with family, partner or friends! The location is ideal because of its proximity to Son Sant Joan Airport PMI (5km) and Palma (12 km) and invites you to explore the island. The hotel has 442 comfortably furnished rooms and offers many amenities. Relax in our spa, or get in shape at the gym. 3 outdoor pools, 1 indoor pool. Evening entertainment. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main restaurant and Spanish specialty restaurant, as well as 3 bars. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Bravo Hotel
- Riu Bravo Playa De Palma
- Hotel Riu Bravo Playa De Palma, Majorca, Spain