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Hotel Tropico Playa
Ranked #23 of 39 Hotels in Palmanova
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2011

We are a group of 4 mature ladies, We stayed at this hotel 24th of September.We had read reviews about the Tropico Playa hotel in Palma Nova and thought the good outweighed the bad. We were right to take the majority vote and were not disappointed. Our arrival and booking in process was swift and pleasant and we had all our requests beforehand that we had asked for. A room near a lift, a view of the sea, from our Balcony we had a side view of the sea as well as the mini Golf course and the pool.
We asked for the two rooms to be close and they were one room apart. The room was spacious had plenty of hangers, and though the twin beds were pushed together, we pushed them apart and the maid did not push them together again. There was free air conditioning that we really appreciated and slept with it on all night.
The restaurant was certainly roomy enough for us to always get a table and only on one occasion did we wait for about three minutes for one. The food is what I expected it to be, typical mix of English German and Spanish dishes, but in plentiful supply as it was replenished when the dishes were empty. A good choice on the whole and lots of salad to fall back on if needed. The soup was a bit bland, salt and pepper had to be added, but then some people do not like spiced up food. The deserts were delicious.
Never had to wait more than a couple of minutes at the bar for a drink served by cheerful staff. The measures of Malibu in my Lemonade PHWWW Very liberal. The pina colada cocktails were great, they also make nice milky coffees at the bar. You can take two drinks at a time so we were happy we went fully inclusive as it is the drinks and food that your spending money goes on mostly. The pool bar is great for drinks too, though the pina cola is weaker there, though that may because they do not want intoxicated people to be swimming. But there were sandwiches popcorn and crisps and a freezer full of ice lollies and ice cream.
The pool area is crammed with sun beds and I did have one swim, The water was quite chilly though the weather was hot.
The beach is a stones throw away and the best bit was the sea, compared to the pool it was like stepping right into a warm bath. I and my pals were in the sea up to 3 hours a day, it is salty and clear. Fish of all sizes swam around us with no fear. It felt really safe there. There was no worries about leaving our belongings on the beach, most of the time we met people from our hotel and others in the locality, everyone was so friendly.
A large trip boat came in a couple of times a day, we decided to take it and got to Palma. Beware, we thought we were taking the Palma market day trip, only to find out there was no Market on Tuesday. But the boat trip itself was great. It was 15 Euros each and you could sit in the bottom of the boat and watch underwater through the sides, or a floor up and sit where the bar is, or on top to see the sights. Palma itself is a beautiful place and we decided to take the open top bus tour. This lasts an hour and a half and you listen through headphones the commentary in English. You get to see the port Catle and Cathedral as you pass by.
We also paid 17 Euros for a coach trip which lasted about 30 minutes to the ancient Market town of Inca. This ios the largest Market I have seen in my life, it kept branching off down different streets, Even keeping in a straight line it was easy to get lost and I had to turn back to find my friends. We also went to a Factory outlet there where our guide said there were lots of bargains, dont believe it, the prices were outlandish and we ended up having a drink there at the cafe. So my advice is buy from the market and haggle the prices, this is expected. Back to the hotel, at night there was some form of entertainment laid on. Those who can remember Leapy Lee, he had a one hit wonder with "Little Arrows" was on, as well as another couple of acts, there was a brilliant one with dancers from Argentina. They drummed and used ropes and whips and worked really hard. Mary the kids entertainer was crazy you could hear her laughter everywhere. She laughed when she dropped a bucket of ice in the pool store, and laughed even harder when I said "Have you dropped you teeth?"
To sum up the hotel and resort are well worth booking.All the staff were more than helpful even when our other friends kept losing the card key or locking themselves out! One warning though, the Crazy Golf next door is nothing to do with the hotel but we decided to go on our last day.
There are some different levels and steps and my friend blinded by the sun did not see the step on hole 1 and had a really nasty fall. A big shout out to the staff at the Tropico Cocktail bar next to the hotel, who at my request supplied me with a towel and Ice to take the swelling down on my friends cheekbone. She smashed her face up badly and I had to take her to an assessment centre and then 4 hours was spent at hospital when we got back to England. So be cautious if you use the Golf pitch. OTHER THAN THAT HAD A GREAT TIME
Mistygirl

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2011

we have just returned from an 11 night break at the tropico. for a basic hotel it ticks all of the boxes. beds are comfy, rooms are spotless, food fine and the drinks are good. what makes this hotel stand out for me was the friendliness of all of the staff. they are pleasant and hard working and nothing is too much trouble. ok so the rooms have no television or hairdryer. your towels are changed every day and if you get a room over the pool then the views across the beach are beautiful.finally if you are thinking of booking for next year try booking the hotel direct, its a small deposit and you pay the balance on arrival and if you book before the end of the year you get a 20 per cent discount! if you can grab a cheap flight you got a bargain!

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2011

I have just returned from a 4 day break at the Tropico Playa Palma Nova. The hotel is situated accross the road from a lovely clean beach. We went all inclusive as it was only £10 more than half board. The rooms were clean and basic. Towels changed every day and room cleaned every day. The food was edible. Breakfast consisted of all breakfast foods. Lunch soup, salads, main and dessert as was dinner. The only fault I would say was that the main dishes were not very apetising. Although I was able to eat something from the large selection of food.
I noticed that most guest took advantage of all the food and drinks at all time of day. The pool bar served snacks all day. The only disadvantage was the serving of local booze which was disgusting. Even the wine was horrible. Just as well we don't drink much. Part of our holiday is going out in the evening to eat and there was a huge selection of restaurants to choose from at varying costs. We could eat out for anything between 20 euros to 50 euros for 2 people. The bars usually had some kind of entertainment at night. The stadium was great for tribute bands. Were booked with Easyjet and left Glasgow at 5pm and we were in the hotel at 10pm. Great stuff. The only down side was that the all inclusive keeps most people in their hotel and the bars and restaurants can be emptier now.At the pool it was a case of chase the sunshine as parts of the pool were in the shade during the day, however because the beach was so close it didnot matter.
All and all a good holiday

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

myself and my husband had a great two weeks at the hotel tropico the staff very friendly and helpfull the food was good its very friendly hotel we enjoyed everthing about this hotel that we are going back next yeat so that says it all anne. graham from leeds

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

My friend and myself came back from tropico early this month, although the rooms are pretty basic, no fridge or tv, or even a hair-dryer, but besides that, we had a great time, very friendly staff, that realy work very hard and very long hours, the food may not b what a lot of english people like us, realy like, but was nice, and the walking over the road to the beautiful beach was brilliant, plenty of shops and a lovely walk to magaluf, all in all, was worth going, now i just have to loose the pounds i put on with the food and drink i ate and drunk, well worth going there for a holiday.

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Additional Information about Hotel Tropico Playa

Property: Hotel Tropico Playa
Address: Calle Paseo del Mar 38, 07181 Palmanova, Calvia, Majorca, Spain
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Calvia > Palmanova
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Palmanova
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,103 - ₹ 12,335
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Tropico Playa 3*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Tropico is a fabulous waterfront family hotel for beach lovers. Its facilities and activities are specially designed to provide our guests with plenty of fun experiences. Gran Isla Hotels, the boutique hotel chain that operates this charming complex, is unique in giving the "personal" touch in their establishments that only a small chain can give. Our main objective is to provide our guests with an unforgettable summer holiday. ... more   less 
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Tropico Playa Palma Nova
Hotel Tropico Playa Palmanova, Majorca

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