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Hotel Riu Festival

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel has been refurbished to a very nice modern standard. There are plenty of bars and restaurants in the area with many different cuisines to choose from and with a 20 minute transfer time from the airport it couldn't be better on the whole the hotel is great, but.. After we had checked in we went to a local bar. The whole area of Playa de Palma is a German version of a 18-30's Magaluf. So if you are after a quiet chilled out holiday this isn't the place, unless you like watching people passed out on the beach after drinking all night.

The hotel will be renovated this winter allthough I liked the reception and restaurant old style decorations. Food was great ,some people Who have been before said it has been even better .great pool bar and ever so friendly staff all over .walking distance from the beach .But many Germans if you like German slagers (songs) your in the Wright place ,hum papa.... Hotel word geronoveerd deze winter ,eten was er heel goed ,variatie elke dag ,brood Kon what beter . Heel vriendelijk personnel van manager tot pool staff ,Strand op een paar hundred meter veel duitsers in September ,als je van duitse muzuiek houd en Zuipers.Zeker goede plaats om te fietsen 12 km van Palma

We originally booked to go for a 4 day break to Palma for a family wedding staying at the Riu San Francisco. A week before we travelled we received advices from Ebookers(who we made the booking with) that they were switching us to the Riu Festival and upgrading us (2 rooms) to their Suites. On the proviso that we were been upgraded we duly agreed to the amendment. The Hotel proved to be pleasant however the Suites rather disappointing as although we had a small separate lounge attached to our bedroom, the room itself looked tired and dated with two single beds rather than a double as asked and furniture & TV akin to a modest B&B in England & certainly not what you expect for a room with a Suite. The WIFI we also had for free at the San Francisco was not honoured at the Festival as you had to pay for the privilege(only available at the Hotel foyer). In conclusion, attentive Service from the Staff and the buffet breakfast and dinner we enjoyed at the Hotel was plentiful with an abundance of quality choice. I would certainly not deter anyone from staying there just as long as their expectations of the Hotel are managed. The "Vectra" in London certainly it is not however it is a pleasant hotel, literally 200 metres from the Beach.

Stayed here since the 21st until the 28th of June. Everything was ok in the hotel. The only negative aspect is the noise coming from the outside during the night, which is natural in a tourist destination like palma de maiorca. I just thought it would be more quiet in this area (we were in a high floor.) Would definitely comeback. (And maybe i will!)

The Riu chain is always reliable and you can be sure of a high standard. This one is no exception. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean. The food was very good, with lots of choice and friendly waiting staff. There is both an iindoor pool and an outdoor pool and the hotel is just a couple of minutes walk from the beach. The hotel is set in a very German area, so if travelling alone, it is difficult to strike up conversations. The t.v. In the room was also exclusively German and Spanish.

Bright, modern hotel, clean and comfortable and situated only a few hundred yards from the beach at Playa de Palma. Guests are almost exclusively mature Germans, we did not meet or hear another English speaking person during our entire stay. Bedrooms are relatively small with a postage stamp size TV. Sky News available but reception is very poor. Small outdoor pool area partly sheltered by trees. Food was acceptable, served buffet style and is certainly not fine dining. Staff, as at all Riu hotels, were excellent. Playa de Palma is obviously a German outpost, spoiled by African gentlemen who proposition you with watches and sun glasses every few yards on the sea front walk. Overall we quite enjoyed the Festival but if we returned to Majorca we would stay elsewhere next time.

ganz neu renoviertes Hotel.Ausstattung super .personal sehr freundlich.qualität der speisen sehr gut. Auswahl der speisen reichlich. morgens und abends Speisen vom B ÜFFE. Einzige Manko keine festen Plätze zum Essen morgens wie Abends.finde ich nicht gut.für 2 Personen immer platz für mehre ?.

Das Hotel ist toll geworden nach dem Umbau,eröffnet 28.04.2017 unser Erstbezug im Zimmer 7 Etage sehr freundlicher Empfang, Sekt,Zimmer toll sowie das Bad, Matratzen und Bett wunderbar, der Balkon auch,ein kleiner Kühlschrank ist vorhanden, Safebox digital auch..Flachbildfernseher 46 Zoll viele viele Programme W- lan überall sehr guter Empfang.. wir kommen wieder....

Das Hotel ist nach seiner Renovierung in hellen und freundlichen Farben gehalten und tadellos sauber. Das Personal ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit, das Essen ist reichhaltig und abwechslungsreich. Für uns war es ein besonderes Highlight, dass wir unsere Mahlzeiten auf der Terrasse im Freien einnehmen konnten. Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt dort sehr genossen und haben ein neues Lieblingshotel, mitten an der Playa de Palma.

La directrice vient accueillir personnellement ses clients, elle est constament dans le restaurant pour voir savoir si les clients sont contents et éventuellement si il y a un problème. c'est une personne qui s'investit fortement dans son travail et en plus elle est très simple pas de tralala comme parfois certains directeurs qu'on ne voit jamais. Hôtel à recommander. Très bien entretenu et gérer.

Camino de las Maravillas, n°7 Playa de Palma Mallorca

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Las Maravillas within a short walk of La Porciuncula Church, Hotel Riu Festival is within 2 miles (3 km) of Palma Aquarium. This 4-star hotel has 238 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Near the airport, the hotel is also close to Port of El Arenal and Aqualand.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Ole, which specializes in Spanish cuisine.


All 238 air-conditioned rooms feature balconies, minibars, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and plasma TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include phones.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Riu Festival have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. If you decide to drive, there's free offsite parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Room options

Standard Double Room (--UK)

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Grand Double Room (--UK)

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Double Room, Sea View (--UK)

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room (--GE)

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

67% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 91 reviews