We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Disaster” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Riu Bravo

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Hotel Riu Bravo
Ranked #8 of 79 Hotels in Playa de Palma
Certificate of Excellence
toronto
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Disaster”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2010

Let's start with ..
the Good .. the front desk staff
the Bad - our room, the food, the location
the Ugly - So loud outside 24/7 - had to keep your doors closed at night .. total party town

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
8 Thank Sue B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

407 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    137
    190
    50
    16
    14
See reviews for
114
168
14
5
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (35)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
York,England
Level Contributor
84 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2009

The only downside to this hotel is that in November everything around is closed for end of season. Other than that I think the location, rooms, cleanliness food and staffing is good to very good. As with most all-inclusives the quality of wine could be better but it's perfectly drinkable and the beer/spirits/cocktails etc are just fine.
The bus service in and around the resort and to Palma itself is remarkably good but the express no 25 goes via Motorway and only takes half the time of others. Also worth knowing there is a bus direct from airport to within 100 metres of hotel (No 21) for only 2 euros so if travelling light a good option.
Only entertainment after dinner is fairly ordinary duo playing primarily for dancing -- not my cup of tea but enjoyed by those participating.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
6 Thank MrT1610
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
northern_star87
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2009

I stayed at Riu Bravo with my mam for a week. The hotel is amazing, very clean and situated in an excellent location - really close to Palma de Mallorca. The food in a hotel was great, both me and my mam are good cooks and we appreciated the quality of meals in Riu. The food was beautifully presented and a selection of dishes was satisfactory, plenty of salads, desserts, roasted meats for dinner and seafood.

I liked the area around the hotel, pools were clean and well-heated. We enjoyed the hotel spa it's a great place to relax and enjoy jacuzzi or sauna.

Staff were friendly and polite and really responsive when we had any queries. Especially the dining staff were nice.

What I did not like about Riu? As written in many other comments, the hotel is focused on a German holiday maker. Older Germans (some of them) look down on you if you speak a language different than German and you might feel like an intruder at times. Some staff assume you are a German and would not speak English to you.
I did not like the entertainment at the hotel, I think it was poor, I hate being ageist but if you are young and non-german then night entertainment is not for you.

I would recommend the hotel for a short out of season holiday, especially if you purchase all inclusive it's an amazing, "lazy" holiday in a lovely sorroundings.I would especially recommend it for mature people who do not like loud hotels - at least when I visited in November is was really quiet and not really busy so we could use lots of facilities at the hotel. I would certainly come back.

  • Stayed November 2009
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank northern_star87
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Scotland
Level Contributor
64 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2009

The best advice that I can give to any English speaking people thinking of going to the Riu Bravo is DON'T.
Tha bar, reception and cleaning staff are excellent but if you aren't German the dining room staff can be indifferent to say the least; we we're totally ignored on a few occassions by I must admit only 1 or 2 of them.
The hotel is in a great location, bus stop to Palma (cost 1.25 euro) is just round the corner from the hotel and a short walk to the beach but the big problem is that this hotel is run purely and simply for the German holiday maker.
We came home in need of another holiday after 2 weeks of not 1 single night of uninterupted sleep; the sound proofing of the rooms is poor to say the least and after 14 nights of young and not so young Germans, shouting, singing and banging doors up 'till 05.00 some mornings, we had had enough.
The food is not what we have come to expect from Riu either, again mostly orientated towards the German palate, although we did have a couple of nights when it was excellent. We do lik to try the local dishes but they were only on 1 night out of 14 and lunch was indifferent to say the least, salad selection poor and most lunches turned out to be either pizza or a burger.
If i do sound very negative about the hotel, i'm sorry, but having paid a lot of money fot this hotel. I do feel badly let down.
The 1 very nice touch that I received was a candle, bottle of Cava on the table and a card from the cleaning staff on the night of my birthday but apart from that we will never consider using this hotel again.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Bobbers61
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
England
Level Contributor
69 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2008

Good location with great bus links to Palma, good food rooms are basic but clean and well kept. Helpful staff
My elderly parents loved it here but would only visit out of season, nice for a short break.

  • Stayed November 2007, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
4 Thank jelh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Playa de Palma hotels
0.2 km away
Occidental Playa de Palma
Occidental Playa de Palma
#9 of 79 in Playa de Palma
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,114 reviews
1.1 km away
Iberostar Cristina
Iberostar Cristina
#3 of 79 in Playa de Palma
4.5 of 5 bubbles 637 reviews
1.1 km away
IBEROSTAR Playa de Palma
IBEROSTAR Playa de Palma
#1 of 79 in Playa de Palma
4.5 of 5 bubbles 136 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 km away
Hotel Pure Salt Garonda
Hotel Pure Salt Garonda
#2 of 79 in Playa de Palma
4.5 of 5 bubbles 430 reviews
0.1 km away
Playa Golf
Playa Golf
#12 of 79 in Playa de Palma
4.0 of 5 bubbles 294 reviews
0.2 km away
Hotel Riu San Francisco
Hotel Riu San Francisco
#25 of 79 in Playa de Palma
4.0 of 5 bubbles 118 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Riu Bravo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Bravo

Property: Hotel Riu Bravo
Address: Mision de San Diego, 4 | Playa de Palma - Mallorca, 07610 Playa de Palma, Majorca, Spain
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Playa de Palma
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Playa de Palma
#5 Family Hotel in Playa de Palma
#6 Spa Hotel in Playa de Palma
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Playa de Palma
#8 Luxury Hotel in Playa de Palma
#10 Romantic Hotel in Playa de Palma
Price range (per night): $156 - $436
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Bravo 4*
Number of rooms: 442
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Riu Bravo (All Inclusive), refurbished in winter 2015, is just 200m from the popular and vast Playa de Palma beach in Palma de Majorca, Spain. It is the ideal hotel for families, couples and groups of friends who want to spend their holidays sunbathing and discovering the island. This 4 star hotel offers its guests a high quality service. It has everything you could need for relaxation, with a fresh water swimming pool, a solarium-terrace, gym, sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi and the wellness centre with a range of different treatmen * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa, Diners ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Wotif.com, Hotels.com, Expedia APAC and lastminute.com.au so you can book your Hotel Riu Bravo reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Riu Bravo Hotel
Riu Bravo Playa De Palma
Hotel Riu Bravo Playa De Palma, Majorca, Spain

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing