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Hotel Riu Bravo All Inclusive

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is in an excellent location close to the beach. The rooms are very stylish , big shower and comfortable view. The food is fresh with great choices available to suit all tastes. Great evening entertainment.

February is not the warmest month. I found the hotel great for eating and lounging about. That said i did find a great app Moovit which tells you where to walk to catch buses and trains in Palma. The hotel is well placed for the 15/25 to Parma and the 23 for a slightly different route. All journies cost €1.50 one way. My room was excellent. The biggest walk in shower I have ever had. Lovely large bed. It did take me a while to understand the heating. It tried to explain that you can't heat the room with the balcony door open. As with many modern rooms the card key is put into a slot when you enter the room to start the electricity supply. I think this includes the heating so the room can be a bit chilly when you first enter. Does mean you turn everything off when you remove the card. The food on the restaurant is excellent. The choice quite amazing. A range of juices including freshly squeezed Orange juice. A cold meat buffet. A huge array of cereals. A diet section. Including a large number of fruits. Soya milk. Soya chocolate. Mmm. The evening meal s were so vatied. No repetition and often specials. A seafood selection. A local cold meat selection. A beautiful cold buffet and hot food selection. With paella popular. Being all inclusive i was having red wine with my lunch and dinner Then off to the bar for coffee and rum. The entertainment was just so so but pleasant to listen to. No restrictions on choice of drink as far as I could tell. This was my first visit to Majorca and I would visit this hotel again.

Warm welcome with a glass of bubbly, Room very luxurious also had a balcony, Dining Room excellent with a great choice of Hot and Cold Food, Beautifully laid out, Staff very good especially Jose. Breakfast, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Snacks then Evening Meal, you could never go hungry, Live cooking great so you could chat with the chefs. Every night live entertainment which was very good and a warm welcome from the bar staff. Went in February so outside pools not open but they looked excellent. Easy access to local bus service which takes you to the main town for only 1 euro 50, Also 5 mins to the beach, shops and restuarants from the hotel. Would advise people to go, excellent and Thank you.

All Staff are welcoming, helpful, friendly and provide great service, food maybe not as good as previous visits but still a wide choice. Would really recommend for short winter breaks but would not visit in the busy summer months, will definitely return. Thanks Riu Bravo team you do an amazing job we will be back

Most fab hotel... food,drinks,staff,rooms and area all fantastic... stayed Christmas week. The gala meal brilliant and we had a great time . Would be happy to recommend this hotel . The only down side was not many English to chat to .

Spent 5 nights here with my partner and father, arrived Boxing Bay and checked out on New Years’ Eve. It was myself and partners’ fourth stay at this hotel. We flew from Gatwick with easyJet which was a smooth experience and hired a car from Hiper car rental. We were collected in a minibus outside Palma airport terminal near the taxi rank and taken to their office close by. They are good value and provide a quick service; we have used them several times and have never had any problems with them. You can also add on a zero excess insurance for a reasonable price. On arrival at the hotel you can park on the street outside or on the adjoining roads without restriction. We were checked in quickly, we had to take our own cases to the rooms. Our rooms were located in the second building across from reception with a view of the two Hipotel hotels next door – these were not open so there was no noise. If I had been given this room in summer I would have asked for a pool view! The rooms are still fresh and the Wi-Fi signal is excellent all around the hotel. I won’t go into a lot of detail about the hotel as I have reviewed it before; I just wanted to highlight an improvement since our last visit. We last visited in May 2016 and the food quality was terrible, however this time there was a significant improvement with this and pretty much every meal we enjoyed. However the vast majority of the staff was mildly polite but not overly friendly. This is now the only real problem I have with the hotel – it just is not as welcoming as many other Riu hotels we have visited and no-one really goes out of their way to make you feel valued. There are Maître/head waiters in the restaurant but they never come round to ask if everything is OK and some of the waitresses come across as surly. Although Antonia who works in the bar area is still the life and soul of the party and is delightful and almost single-handedly makes up for the other staffs lack of care and interest. The hotel was beautifully decorated for the festive season with a lovely tree and pretty lights in the bar area. The restaurant also had lovely displays. The clientele was possibly 90% older German couples and we only heard one other English voice other than the staff and our own during our stay. There were a few Spanish families with young children/teens. The entertainment was geared towards the Germans and the singing acts were pretty dire and seemed to get worse each night. You certainly need to be a fan of German Schlager music – Andrea Berg/Helena Fischer/DJ Otzi were staples of every act as was Rivers of Babylon and The Last Waltz which got the couples up ballroom dancing! The resort area of Playa de Palma was extremely quiet at this time of year and most of the bars and clubs were shut. Even Burger King and McDonald’s were closed! There is a lovely Starbucks that has opened along the promenade with a cute outdoor seating area with a sea view where you can watch the world go by. The tat touts were few and far between but taking a nice walk along the promenade we did encounter the odd bloke trying to sell their wares with one saying to us “LOOK” very abruptly and shoving the sunglasses and watches at us. We just walked off! We visited Palma several times and also the FAN shopping centre that had opened since our last visit which are both within a 10 minute drive. Alcampo is a good value hypermarket if you need supplies which can be reached within 15 minutes by car. There are also several Carrefour hypermarkets around Palma too. We drove to Soller and had a wander around the picturesque square. The weather was about 15 degrees but a bit warmer when the sun was shining. The evenings and early mornings were slightly chilly. Overall we enjoyed our festive visit and were pleased the hotel food had improved greatly as this was a major gripe for us which put us off going back. Now that this has been sorted we would definitely return, knowing of course that the welcome we receive would only be lacklustre. Any questions drop me an email.

I was very impressed with this hotel and was sorry to leave. The decor and furnishings were stylish creating a pleasant environment. It was well maintained with high cleaning standards. My room was spacious, had great WiFi and was comfortable so spending time in it was a pleasure. The food was the best I’ve had in any hotel buffet restaurant, lots of options, good quality, well presented and different choices throughout the week. There was a different singer on each night so the bar area had a nice vibe to it. I found all the staff helpful and professional. The majority of guests were German so naturally that was the language you heard most frequently but I never had any difficulties finding staff that could speak English. I visited Palma a few times during my stay, a beautiful city, easily reached by bus. Buses ran every 20 minutes from a stop in front of the hotel - the fare was great value at 1 euro 50 each way. This was my first stay in a RIU hotel but after such a brilliant experience I will seek them out for future trips.

Room dusty and appears not to have been cleaned for at least a month. The tiles in the bathroom are sticky and would benefit from being mopped; the sheer disappointment was the toilet brushes is immersed in some form of disinfectant and what appears to be faeces floating in the solution. There is a constant smell of sewage as you walk through the room and so did the indoor pool. Guests need to request bottles of water at the reception daily, and no one offers or even try’s to help you find a table for breakfast or dinner unless the supervisor is present. The lack of security for guests is somewhat alarming, the jacuzzi area was unstaffed, the tiles were very slippery and the facility was always opened; similarly so was the indoor pool where after dark an elderly gentleman was seen swimming, with no way of raising the alarm should he need assistance. Nice hotel but requires changes/improvement.

We stayed at this very nice hotel for a weeks holiday and had.a wonderful time.As other reviewers have said the staff were hard working and pleasent both in the bars,restaurant and reception.The food was good and plentiful with meat and fish cooked freshly at lunch and dinner.After a few days we went to reception to enquirer when the Thomson rep for the English would be at the hotel and they didn't know,so we checked every day and never saw any "Tui" rep for the entire time of our stay. The day before our departure we thought we might at least get a notification of the time of our pickup but no.POOR SERVICE TUI. You spoiled it for us.

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.

Carrer de la Missio de San Diego, 4 Playa de Palma Mallorca

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool and 2 outdoor pools

Within a short walk of La Porciuncula Church, Hotel Riu Bravo All Inclusive is within a mile (2 km) of El Arenal Beach. 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 Port of El Arenal and Palma Aquarium.


Dining

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. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

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.


Property features

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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 567 reviews