Hotel Riu Bravo All Inclusive4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The first thing to note is that this hotel isn't full of English speaking holiday makers (well it wasn't in June) and if you are looking to make some friends or even have a simple chat with some like minded folk then this isn't the place for you. Please don't be like every other English speaking person we bumped into (three couples to be precise) who felt the need to mention the lack of UK tourists in the resort and hotel, there are very, very few, you have been warned. Regarding the resort the next on every English persons list to mention was the fact this hotel is not in Palma, it's in Playa de Palma which is a 25 min €1.50 bus ride to the city of Palma where you'll find the cathedral etc. Next up is the vast amount of German youth holiday makers in the resort who feel the need to booze and chant daily, this resort is the German equlivant to Magaluf and there are clubs, bars and strip joints dotted the length of the promenade and the beach is full off drunk youths daily. If you are after a quaint, quiet, peaceful and pretty location this is not the resort for you. Thomson advertise and sell this hotel as they now collate all nationalities and customers under the TUI umbrella meaning Germans can book a prodomantly English hotel and vice versa so ensure you research the resort/area to check its right for you. The hotel - food is amazing any review that states there is little choice with repetitive food is wrong, the quality and choice is excellent and the food delicious and always piping hot. We visited both of the onsite restaurants which broke the week up nicely, the food again was excellent and the service 5*. In fact all hotel staff are very friendly, happy and helpful, they deal with a large number of varying nationalities but always try and say hello and help whenever they can. There was no daytime entertainment at all when we went and the evening shows were very average. If you fancy a bit of people watching head out to the German youth strip they are very respectful and even though have been drinking from 10am normally are surprisingly respectful and polite. The all inc drinks are average and do the job, there is a good enough selection of soft and alcoholic drinks on offer including cocktails, coffee's and cava. The rooms are good not the best I've ever stayed in but have everything you need and are very clean. As the week went on our room grew on me, the balconies are nice to sit out on and the modern shower powerful, spacious and hot. The safe is also included which is great. You can get pool towels from reception with a 10E deposit and change them daily if you desire. They say you can't take them to the beach but most do and none checks. The sun beds have optional soft mattresses free of charge, the hotel book/guide does state that towels will be removed from sun beds if laid out and left, this doesn't happen the sun beds are all reserved early and towels are left on them all day with some bathers popping down late afternoon or not until the early evening, this is annoying but the best way to deal with it is to do the same. To get to Palma take the 25 local bus it'll cost you 1.50 and takes 25 mins, the 15 also goes but isn't as quick. They run until about 12am so you can spend a nice evening in Palma and not have to rush back. Our flight was at 2.45am and we were required to check out at 11, all week we checked to see if we could have a late check out and were told it would be 20€ we could have it until we left but we needed to go back on the morning of departure, then as suspected on the day of departure there was no rooms available so we were told we could use the indoor pool to shower and change, the indoor pool was not in use at anytime during our holiday so we just asked reception for the key to shower and change. The hotel also states that if you want dinner on your last night you have to pay €23. We simply left our key cards in our room, put our cases in the luggage room and kept our bands on until we left at 12.15am we weren't asked to pay so didn't. It was my girlfriends birthday during our stay and the hotel put a bottle of cava in our room and the maid left a birthday message, both were a really nice gesture. We both had massages on site €15 for 20mins which was very good value and after we visited the onsite jacuzzi which was good. The gym looked well equip too but we didn't use it. The wifi is excellent and works hotel wide, both in the rooms and by the pool. In summary we had a great holiday, the hotel was clean and the food amazing, if we would have know it was mostly German filled and not actually in Palma we wouldn't have booked but it certainly didn't ruin our holiday.
Lovely hotel with great staff and good food. The rooms were clean and nice and modern and bright we had a fab time and will definitely return. Some of the entertainment was a little dated and this is predominantly a German hotel. The only downside was that the resort had lots of groups of young men that were drinking all day and night on the streets/beach which was a bit annoying and could be intimidating for older people or family's but the local restaurant owners said this changes in July I would definitely recommend this hotel.
The good - Staff when checking in were incredibly good and friendly. We checked in at just before midnight and were offered food and drinks immediately. The hotel is clean and people were generally friendly. The area is well located for the beach and to enjoy the night life. Perhaps a little on the loud side for the chanting at 10am you can hear in the distant from time to time. Not so good points - The all inclusive element I guess. What felt like watered down spirits (maybe quality), no normal temperature red wine and school style food. Very cheap food and drinks that given we paid over £300 per night would not be expected. We then ate out a lot more. (Port of Palma Restaurant Blanc highly recommended.) The preparation was very good but just sheer quality was bad. We stayed in room 678, air con did not work, not great when it it 30 degrees outside.
Riu Bravo is an excellent hotel, with a tremendous choice of food at breakfast, lunch and dinner. We were all inclusive and thought this was the best hotel we have ever been. All though we were in the middle of the Playa de Palma party zone, we had no trouble sleeping at all, no noise from outside. At arrival our airconditioning did not work. This was efficiently solved by the reception, offering us another room for 1 night and fix the airco the following day. Options to eat at the Tapas and Grill restaurant, which are great too! I would highly recommend this hotel and for sure will return.
This is a lovely hotel to come for the bank holiday weekend. It is very modern with large spacious rooms, comfortable beds, two wardrobes, plenty of drawer space, balcony and walk in shower. We were greeted by friendly staff and a glass of champagne when we arrived. The food was delicious. We also tried both the Spanish and Mallorcan restaurants too (book through the head waiter at breakfast). All the restaurants were great. The hotel is centrally located and there is a bus stop in the next street. You can go into the city centre in about 15 minutes for only €1.50. The beach is nearby and lots of shops, restaurants, supermarkets, spas, bars and night clubs and the promenade gets busy in the evening. There is evening entertainment in the form of singers and dancers. This is not the hotel to stay at if you are only interested in mixing with other British people as there are very few here. This is the German quarter but very friendly. All the staff are friendly and excellent service from all departments - reception, waiting staff, bartenders, cleaners etc. A great break and fantastic service!
We stayed at the Riu Bravo Hotel Palma between 18th - 25th May 2017. The plus side to this hotel is that it is a very well run clean hotel, the staff are excellent and the food was very good and beautifully presented. The huge minus was that my husband paid extra for a larger room in the block which is separate from the main hotel and this is where the problems started. On the Thursday night we were woken at 1.00am, 2.00am, 3 00 and all through the rest of the right with feral, drunken, German men running up and down the corridors all night shouting and screaming all night. There is no reception in this building. This continued for the following three nights and the final straw was that one of these men did a huge mess on the floor by the lift near our room which they had no intention of clearing up. I pity the poor cleaner in the morning having to clear that mess up. The final night before we moved to the main part of the hotel some youths also tried to get into our room thinking possibly it was their room and were too drunk to know any different. We were in Room 150 in the separate building. With hindsight we should have rung reception in the main hotel to come and sort them out but if there were just one person on duty in reception they would have been in danger. A very nice young lady in reception arranged for us to move to a 4th floor room in the main hotel on the Monday morning - we left on the Thursday so our holiday was effectively ruined by this yobs. I would add that these yobs were not 16 year old teenagers but men aged about 22 years old. The room number 419 we were moved to was fine and only slightly smaller than the previous one in the separate block. I totally agree with previous reviewers CHArFeeRn050292 and Patantroc. The managers must know what goes on and perhaps they just do not want us Brits in their hotel we shall never even contemplate staying there again and will advise a great deal of people about our experiences at this hotel.
The hotel is nice but the English are looked at like crap. Being a 25 year old female I had dirty old men giving me remarks all week and the women constantly dogging me out no matter how I dressed or looked. There was only one other English family I come across in the whole surrounding area. This is full of German and Dutch and I don't think should even be advised to English as they made me feel like crap my whole holiday. The hotel staff never seemed to offer us coffee or water like other tables. When id take a jug for myself they would take it away and not even offer me any more. Our room was nice and kept clean by cleaners they were also nice. The smaller relax pool was nicer and the only area I felt less judged. Food was average wouldn't say 4* maybe 3. Holiday was ok but paid extra to get out of the hotel in the evenings to get away from the stuck up old ladies and as the only entertainment was singing in other languages couldn't really do anything else. Perhaps not the hotels fault but first choice for sending us there. Wouldn't return.
Thank you to the amazing team at the Hotel Riu Bravo in playa de Palma for looking after us this week. We Have stayed with riu hotels before in this resort due to the fact it's so close to the fascinating city of Palma. The Riu Bravo is a lovely hotel plus its new refurbishment is great and really modern.Loved the modern new rooms with free wi-fi and spacious new bathrooms with walk in showers. Only 15 mins from Palma airport in Majorca and only 2 mins to the beautiful sandy beach and all the shops, restaurants and nightlife as it's location is very central in this lively resort.The new pools and all inclusive programme is really good with fantastic food and friendly service in all its 3 restaurants. Thank you Riu Bravo and see you soon.
Full of rowdy drunk loud Germans and Dutch people who were all very rude up at crack of dawn to be able to get a sun bed and we were looked at like scum if we did get one , all , felt so uncomfortable there staff all rude wherever you go reception bars restaurants so awful , funny how they all speak fluent Dutch and German but not good English at all it's all very one sided !!!!!! Terrible sleep as drunken people in at all hours banging doors , pool area very poor , not enough beds for amount of rooms and people staying here , came for lovely break can't wait to leave and go home will not be returning here absolutely awful place and as for free internet it doesn't even work
We booked a late deal through First Choice. First impression was very good check in and offered a glass of cava and they changed our room to 2nd floor rather than 6th but we were asked to wait about 30 mins for room to be ready and offered to go and have breakfast by the pool bar. The room was very spacious, lots of clothes hangars and drawers. However room 264 in the outside building - puddles kept appearing whenever we used the shower and sink but the water appeared to come up through the tiles. We pointed this out to the maid (who must have been aware of this) and as we couldn't be bothered to ask about moving rooms we just got extra towels and bath mats from her so we could mop up the water. There was no view from this room as it overlooked a recently built hotel but as we don't tend to spend any time in a hotel room we were happy as it was quiet. I would have expected better quality towels as they were very thin and off-White in colour!! FOOD. Breakfast was ok but the cooked sausages and bacon weren't to our taste so we tended to have ham and cheese with baguette. Lunch was ok as we usually had salad as the items on the hot plate were always the same and not to our taste again. Dinner was often soup if we liked it (the goulash soup one evening was delicious) but again the items on the hot plate was same - pork steak and fish in a sauce which was tasteless. They did have gammon and a pork joint with lovely crackling on two different nights but the night they did roast beef it was too rare for us. The vegetables never appealed to us so we usually ended up with salad again. The desserts were not to our taste but there was always a good selection of cheeses. I think I upset the head chef who used to come round the tables at meal times asking guests for their comments as I could only say the food was OK. However he did put on some salmon on our last night which I had asked him for and it was delicious. DRINK. These did not seem to be as good a quality as we have had in other four star all inclusive hotels in Mallorca. The red wine was chilled and I could not taste the gin at all. One day I had my glass nearly 3/4 full of gin with no ice and topped with tonic and still couldn't taste the gin. No wonder we didn't see any guests drunk during our stay. My husband did not like either the red wine or beer and he generally can drink anything without too much complaint!! I tried some cocktails and again they were poor quality. POOL AREA. Generally very clean and we always found sunbeds without having to put our towels out at dawn!! We found the quiet pool area very good place to sit and always plenty of space to move your sunbed into the sun. All the staff worked very hard and were friendly. This is a German orientated area with lots of German bars and drunken German lads walking up and down the street chanting and we only ever saw one fight break out between some German lads and the street sellers who sold belts, sunglasses, hats, watches etc. However we were usually back in the hotel for about 9ish to watch the evening entertainment which was dire most evenings but the German guests seem to like it!! I often felt that we were in God's waiting room as the majority of guests seemed quite elderly (and we are in our 60's). I don't think we would return to this hotel again.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Indoor pool and 2 outdoor pools
Located in Las Maravillas within a short walk of La Porciuncula Church, Hotel Riu Bravo All Inclusive is within 2 miles (3 km) of Port of El Arenal. This 437-room, 4-star resort welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, 2 restaurants, and an indoor pool. It's near the airport and also near Palma Aquarium and Aqualand.
This resort is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.
All of Hotel Riu Bravo All Inclusive's 437 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, free minibar items, and ceiling fans. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Other standard amenities include safes, phones, and desks.
Guests of Hotel Riu Bravo All Inclusive enjoy 2 outdoor pools, an indoor pool, and a children's pool. There's free parking if you drive. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services and tour or ticket assistance. Other amenities at this all-inclusive resort include a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna.
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76% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 463 reviews