Hotel Continental4.0 out of 5.0
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The Hotel Continental is an excellent base for a city break in Palma. It is quite Tardis-like in that it looks small and unprepossessing from the outside but it is large and roomy once inside. We had a Superior Double Room and it was well worth the extra, with a huge bed, a very large and well equipped bathroom with a proper shower in it and plenty of drawers and all round space. The bar and dining room area is very large and attractive, with a spectacular staircase down to it and very modern décor. Breakfast is self service buffet and very tasty indeed, with cava occasionally available for those so inclined (!) The staff are very helpful indeed and the hotel's location is ideal in that most attractions and restaurants etc are within walking distance.
First off the positives. The staff, those that we met were brilliant - helpful, friendly and professional. The room itself was fine as well - everything you'd expect from a big city central hotel - well almost (more soon) and the hotel is central enough to be close to the decent bars, restaurants and shops. Finally there is also parking at the hotel - to pay for but very reasonably priced. So far so good. Not so good, no tea making equipment in the room. I've not been unable to make a cup of tea in a hotel for many years and that was in a cheapest of the cheap hotels near Spitalfields when coincidentally, I was, as here in Palma, in room 101. Secondly, the hotel bar closes at 11.00. 11.00!! in Palma! Look outside, people are only just on their way out. Finally, the staff were great but with one person only on reception there were some unnecessary waits. The woman in front of us kept the receptionist talking for what must have been at least 15 minutes when we were waiting to check out. Fair enough (and the receptionist was patience personified) but have a contingency plan. Poor management. At these prices I expect to be able to check in and out in a reasonable amount of time. I've given it a four because firstly the good points outweigh the shortfalls and secondly despite the shortcomings I'd probably stay there again - I'd just take a flask of tea with me :-)
Stayed here for 1 night on a last minute decision. Though it was a little pricey (it was a Saturday night and not anymore expensive than similar standard Palma hotels), I could not fault it. Great interior, spotlessly clean, spacious room, excellent wifi, and a fabulous breakfast. Front desk (Baltisar) very helpful as we arrived very early for check in. What more can I say, just cannot fault our visit and will certainly stay again should we return to Palma.
We stayed here for a week. The aim was to have a comfortable hotel, located in the centre of town, close to some of the main attractions, but within comfortable walking distance of the main bus station. The Continental fit the bill fine, and had the added bonus of being very close to a good street full of eating places, all of a high standard. Right from check-in, the staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was a good size, and generally fine, although the lack of tea/coffee making facilities in a hotel of this price range is poor. Hotels often offer similar quality bedrooms, but sometimes the bathroom is what differentiates them. We both felt that although adequate, the quality of the bathroom didn't match the rest of the hotel, and this has caused me to rate it down a bit. We didn't eat any meals in the hotel apart from breakfast, which was OK, nor did we use the bar/dining room at all. Overall, I would say that for a city centre hotel, this is well worth considering.
Spent 5 nights at Hotel Continental in a very comfortable bedroom which faced onto a side street so very little traffic noise. Bathroom was huge with a bath as well as a walk in shower cubicle.Hotel is kept in immaculate condition and has 3 lifts.It is a short walk to the main shopping centre and very close to the many fantastic restaurants and bars of the Santa Catalina area just off Ave.Argentina.Very clean hotel with friendly staff.23 euros taxi ride from airport.
Me and my partner spent almost a week in this hotel and we have been extremely satisfied by the stay. The staff has always been very friendly and helpful. The room always very clean and the bed very comfortable, we had proper good sleeps! It's literally 4 minutes walk or even less from the main central area and it's a good factor considering that it's not in the middle of the nightlife. Definitely a good place to stay which I strongly recommend.
Stayed for 1 night, due to late arriving airline and had to continue next day. Really nice and clean hotel. Very friendly staff. Expect some noise from the streets for rooms facing towards the street. Own parking, 5-10 min walk from old town Palma.
Stayed at Hotel Continental for one night, the décor wasn't to my taste and the room we had was a bit tired and noisy. It was ok for one night but not very good value for money. I would look else ware for a longer stay.
This is an incredibly clean hotel with very helpful and friendly staff. It is only a short distance from many good eating venues, and only a 10 minute walk to the very centre of the old town, the Marina being much the same if not less. It is also close to bus routes including one which will take you to the airport (1). The hotel is quite elegant outside and inside has simplistic but artful detail. The whole place just exudes cleanliness and is very pleasing to the eye. I never had breakfast so I cannot comment, nor had any meals as I do not think they are geared up much for that - with all the good eating places close by, that is not a problem. The only downside I would say was that there never seemed to be many people around to add atmosphere, especially in evenings at the hotel bar - probably due to all the more exciting offerings towards the town centre! The hotel also has the most efficient and silent air conditioning system I have ever encountered. It was really put to test when I was here with temperatures in mid thirties! The beds are also very comfortable and I never once was aware of noise from the street. All in all, a great hotel to stay in and a pleasant and quiet refuge to retreat to after the clammer and heat of Palma.
Thoroughly enjoyed our one week stay at the Hotel Continental mid-June. The hotel is beautiful and spotlessly clean. Our room (114) was very spacious with a large comfortable bed. The bathroom was also very large with fresh towels each day (even though we hung up to use again) and free toiletries. As our room was at the rear of the hotel we only had a Juliet balcony, but we kept the doors closed with the air conditioning on and the room was lovely and cool in the 32°C heat outside! The room also had a free minibar (to B&B guests only) which was useful for soft drinks each day. Breakfast was tasty and varied and all hotel staff were pleasant and polite. The hotel is in an ideal location within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants and bars. Cannot fault this hotel and would highly recommend.
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89% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 405 reviews