hotel america is lovley..booked with travel republic £1.200 all in.
transfers were smooth and trouble free..a bus was waiting for you..there were 4 drop offs to other hotels in the area..took an hour and a half which was nice to look at the scenery once out of palma..aircon bus showing the temp outside.
checking in was dealt with quickly by staff who were very helpfull.
inside is marble and dark wood which was very clean and welcoming.
we were issued with bands and given a family room on the 2nd floor..we had previously asked for a low floor so were happy with this.
the room was very spacious..breathtaking views of the sea and beach and the pool areas.nice bathroom..plenty of towels and friendly maids who made a fuss of our small son..
tv..you dont need to hire a remote control you can use the menu button..bbc2 in the daytime and cnn and spanish channels in the evening.
the town shows all football games and soaps.
good size balcony and fab view of the sea when sitting on the bed.
we went off season at the end of september and the corridors were quiet..we didnt hear any banging or noise at night and by 11.45 it was all quiet and all you could hear was the lapping of the waves.
the hotel itself is immaculate..there is always someone cleaning..the pool area was clean and tidy as were the surrounding garden areas which are slightly shaded and nice to sit in surrounded by palms trees and view of the sea if youv had to much sun.this hotel literally is above the sea and you can lok out to sea from your sunbed..fantastic..the location is perfect.the lifts were fine..you didnt have to wait more than 2 mins at the most..everywhere in the hotel and on floors are sofas and chairs dotted around..literally wherever you were there was somewhere to sit..very comfy sofas in reception and dotted near the resturant..lots of broucheres on things to do.
2 big pools and a baby pool..all are preitty cold but fine once your in.very clean in the pools.plenty of sunbeds..people did still reserve them but we didnt have any problems finding any late morning or even early afternoon..maybe this is niot the case high season but this seems to be the case everywhere now.lifeguard is very helpful and can deal with cuts and grazes and advice.
the food is great for a 3 star..3 sittings for breakfast lunch and dinner..you d be hard pushed to find something that you didnt like..full english breakfasts were lovley..streaky bacon..proper sausges..eggs any way you want them...tea.coffee and juice on tap..different types of cereal..fresh milk..fruit..continental breakfast..toasting machine etc.
lunches were similar to dinners..chicken..veal..pasta..beef etc with different kind of potatoes..chips and plenty of salads rices dips and sauces.. peopke who couldnt find anything they liked would be far and few..there was a great varied choice..i read a review on here that the pudding were truly awful...they are not ..if you have a sweet tooth you will love these creamy desserts and cakes..no beer and soft drinks just wine or juices so if you wanted beer or cokes etc you were able to bring these in from one of the bars..
there is a smoking bar with a tv in and i am a smoker but it was to smoky for me ..there is a lovley cool veranda outside the smoking bar with tables and chairs which is nice to sit at.all the alcohol plus cocktails that you want served here plus tea and coffee..
the pool bar serves toasties hot dogs ,chips etc and a fridge with cold meats..salads make your own sandwiches is situated in the corner..
you can get all your booze cold drinks..self service tea and coffees here.
the pizza pasta bars door open on the pool area on the ground floor..this is below reception and have to walk down 1 flight of stairs to get to this as lift dosent go there but good exercise and if yiu had a pram you could just walk via the pool area to get to it..
im not keen on pizza so i didnt try it but they looked nice..also available were pasta dishes..chips..usaully a meat dish and cakes and self service tea and coffee which we took up to the room in the evenings or you could take up water or fill up water bottles with water for your room.we took a travel kettle and took milk and water tea bags upstairs with us..but you didnt need to really as still availbale up to midnight..if you wanted some in the middle of the night there are machines where you can buy water but we didnt need to.plently of high chairs in the resturant.
entertainment is the same the world over..parrot shows..karoke that type of thing..great little kids disco.. at 8.30 you ll know the words by day 2 followed by bingo then the main show started around 10 didnt see much of it as was knackered by sun ,sea and sand and to much food..
location of this hotel cannot be faulted..2 mins from the beach..you can go 2 or 3 ways..down through the pool area with a few steps..great going down but steep coming back all the better to work of the food..
the other way is down the side of the hotel with nice scenery all around to look at ..
the beach itself is clean and nice warm water waves can be a bit choppy but the kids loved it...lifeguard on duty and its surrounded by coves.
the town is about a 3 mins walk from the entrance of the hotel with around 50+ shops with souvenirs and beach equipment etc..lots of bars with entertainment in the evenings..a couple of kids places with bouncy castles dodgem type things and rideswhich are reasonable at a few euros.there are a couple of supermarkets which are quite pricy for basics such as 2.50 for a loaf of kingmills but as bread is readily availble you woukldnt need anything from the supermarkets..the chemist is quite expensive 9 euros for calamine lotion but my son had prickly heat so had to get it.
we had to see a doctor there because my sone got fragment of rocks in his heel from smashing about on the rocks..his fault he had been told to stay away..the doc which is the one next to the chemist charged 80 euros all in and did 2 visits to remove the fragment and charges you 80 euros and charges insurance company for the 2nd visit..there are private docs dotted around everywhere and we found 80 euros the cheapest..some were charging 100 euros..there may be cheapest but thank this is the average..the doc was very nice and spoke very good english and no waiting around..i heard that there is a national health service that you can make appointments at but we didnt find it.
there are numerous cheap clothes shops..beware the shop just by the beach,double the prices of anywhere else.
the town is like a big square..in the middle of it is a big sandpit and playground thats great for kids..and a burger king
we had 4 really hot days then a very bad storm which at the time we went wasnt a great suprise..the storm dis damage to the beach which made water pool in a long stream over a 3rd of the beach and turned the sea brown with sand for a day..workers were trying to ebb the flow with a bulldozer on the beach by by afternoon it was business as usal and everyone was back on the beach..because the rain was so heavy one of the bars flooded and a few of the rooms but the hotel dealt well with it and went from room to room checking in case any damage.the
pool areas were quite slippery but the htoel couldnt do much about that and dried up once the sun made a weak apperance..
buses stop just outsde hotel to take you to the markets and other resorts and to palma.the glass bottom boat is great way to see the island and 2 adults and 2 kids of got a boat to porto cristo there for 2 hours all for only 16 euro..they were happy to haggle for end of season.boats stop just at the bottom of the hotel
guests at the hotel were mixed,mainly english..people were friendly..no lager lout here..friendly and relaxed
the day we left was 27 degrees very hot.
you had to book the transfers home either by phone or online..we did it online from one of the computers in one of the bars..2 euros for 10 mins..very quick and easy and you could check your emails in the remander of the time..hope i havnt missed anything out..
this hotel is in a perfect location..very clean and quiet but not to quiet..just right for a relaxing holiday..
go ,have a great time..we did.
The hotel American in Majorca is situated about 200 metres from a beautiful cove with a sandy beach and gorgeous azure sea.
The hotel itself is on 7 floors with around 90 rooms, the rooms themselves are average for the island, a small bedroom with tv, aircon, bathroom with bath ! , shower etc, most of the rooms have a balcony which overlooks the sea, the views are worth the cost of the room itself.
The hotel is stunning, you walk in to the gorgeous reception, festooned with marble, dark wood everywhere, it really does look classy, the staff are mulit-lingual and extremely efficient.
Now the important stuff - being an all inclusive hotel, most guests will spend the majority of the day around the 3 pools [ 2 small but deep pools and a kids pool] this leads to a shortage of sunbeds and parasols every day, if you don't like getting up at 9 a.m to plant your towel on a sunbed like a conquering colonial force then go elsewhere. Once all the beds and best loctations have been grabbed then its off to the dining room for breakfast
Breakfast : decent choice - full english available [sausages,bacon [horrible], 3 types of eggs, beans, etc also has a good range of continental coissannts, rolls, melon etc, tea, coffee, fruit juices etc
Lunch - buffet style with the usual fare, pasta dishes, rice, chicken, fish with veg and many types of potatos, full salad bar and procuito, melon ,fruit etc
Dinner - again the same type of buffet style, mainly pasta, rice, chicken,fish etc with vegs, potatos,salad etc - desserts [ these are truly awful] weird lemon & orange flavoured stodgey mousse type things, with horrible jelly etc
Barbeque - on the grassy level below the pool there is a nice barbeque every night with the usual stuff, burgers,chicken,steak etc
Pizza - in the downstairs restaurant they serve decent pizza & pasta right up till midnight
Pool bar - toastie, hot dogs, hamburgers and cheeseburgers, also has a salad bar with tuns,sardines bread and cakes, biscuits etc
Drink - the beer is watered down, as are most of the spirits, I don't drink much on holiday myself but what i did drink was weak and not very tasty
A special mention must go to the staff manning the poolside snack bar / drinks bar - they are on the go in 2 shifts from 10 a.m [when they start giving out the booze] till midningt, its a constant small queue of people wanting food and drink and they remain cheerful and very helpful throughout, top quality.
The only drawback was the entertainment at night, throughout the day there are games and activities for the kids and these are excellent
At night the entertainment is bad, the same games and the same songs for the kids part of the night is a serious bore, they do try with the stuff later on but i couldn't take it after about 3 days, not being drunk might have slowed me down though...
We paid £1,069 for 2 adults and one child for a week all inclusive, best deal we could find was with teletext holidays , this was 4 days before the schools broke up for the summer holidays though. If you are going during the school holiodays be prepared to pay a bit more.
In conclusion the American is a beautiful hotel, in a sensational location with average rooms, decent food & drink and pretty poor entertainment at night
we turned up at lunch time and all 9 of us found plenty to eat.our ages ranged from 6 to 70 and we all enjoyed this hotel.The staff may not be the most friendly but you just learn to ignore them.If you are up by 9 in the morning you will get a sunbed any later then you have no chance.There are plenty of things to do during the day and the pools are great.There are shows in the evening but not very good ones.The walk into town takes a few mins with bars,cafes and shops.Our kids enjoyed it so much that we are going back next year to meet up with al their mates.I have been to worse 4 stars. I defy anyone not to enjoy this holiday
enjoy - Advantages: location, air conditioned room extra but worth it, food - Disadvantages: downstairs toilets were a lot to be desired, some of the eating utensils were,nt cleaned to our satisfaction but were changed, night time entertainment was well very poor
On arrival at the Hotel America, which was in the resort of Calas De Majorca, Majorca we were greeted by the male receptionist who didnt seem too pleased to be there! Considering it was 4.30 a.m, he could be forgiven for that I suppose! The Reception area was impressive, as was the hotel from the outside. Our room was situated on the 3rd floor, easily reached by the stairs or any of the 4 lifts. and our view was really breathtaking, overlooking the sea and the pool. It was a sight to remember, especially at sunset. Our room had two single beds pushed together, and two separate beds. The wardrobe space was quite deceiving, but there was plenty of drawer space. There was a telephone but it didnt work. The bathroom consisted of a bath and shower, toilet, large sink area and a bidet, and it was very spacious and bright. Breakfast was served between 8 - 10, lunch was between 1 - 3 and dinner was between 6 - 9. The menu was repetative and alot of the food was cooked in a garlic sauce. Even though it was delicious, beware if you dont like garlic! I cant really say the food was out of this world, but there was something to suit all tastes. We had an Italian night and a Spanish night too, where the menu was a bit different. Throughout the day, if you feel like snacking, the buffet bar was open from 10 until midnight, and it consisted of mainly, salad, chips, burgers, sausages and other bits and bobs, so it kept my 2 year old happy as she wasnt too fussed on the mealtime menus! The restaurant staff were friendly and had a smile for us everyday. As we went in October, there were only 2 bars open in the night, and one was for adults only so we couldnt go in there with the baby. The "Salon Sofia" where we spent most of our evenings was quite big, but the entertainment was more for adults, and there was nearly always a queue for the bar. The bar staff were quite ignorant, with the exeption of "Simon", he was very friendly!, and guest
s were only permitted 2 drinks at a time. There was a good choice of alchoholic beverages available, but the San Miguel tasted a bit watered down! The entertainment team were brilliant, full of life and always friendly and polite, and they brought the crowd together. My only complaint about the entertainment was that there was nothing at all to amuse a toddler. It rained for 3 days and the daytime activities were for adults, such as darts and archery, so we were stuck in the room at times. Beware of the vending machines, and computer games though, as we must have put about 15 euros in over the week, and got nothing in return. When we complained at reception, they werent bothered at all. They were probably the worst members of staff in the hotel, as everything seemed like a huge chore, and at times I felt too intimidated by their attitude to ask them for service! The pool area was lovely, plenty of sunloungers and inflatables for the kids, and the beach was just a short walk from the hotel. The resort was lovely, with plenty of shops, pubs, restaurants, and two small amusement parks for the kids, with bouncy castles, bumper boats, and motorbike racetracks. Overall, it was a lovely week and there wasnt much to grumble about. Im not sure if Id visit again though, perhaps in the middle of the high season, as there seemed to be alot more going on there, after reading other peoples reviews. but it was very good value for money.
Hotel America is situated in the resort of Calas de Mallorca on the Eastern coast of the island. This area will offer you a more peaceful holiday with an authentic Majorcan atmosphere. The hotel is approximately an hour and a half coach drive away from the airport at Palma, although taxis are available but they won’t save you much time. We travelled to the Hotel America on a fully inclusive package with First Choice holidays, but there are several other British tour operators here. The hotel is perched right above the beach and you are treated to the most superb views across the bay and the sandy cove of Cala Domingo. Shops, restaurants, pubs and clubs are all a few minutes walk and the beach couldn’t be much closer. Steps and ramps lead down from the hotel grounds and the beach itself is lovely and clean. There you can hire the use of a parasol and sun beds for the equivalent of 9 pounds a day but once you have paid, it is then yours for the day whether you are there or not. A good idea is that if you are going to vacate early, try selling your pitch on to someone else (there are always people wanting them). The sea is lovely and remains shallow for some distance, so is ideal for children. For moderate swimmers, there is the opportunity of swimming across to the next bay. The beach operates a flag system, depending on the current – green means that it is safe for all, yellow warns you that care must be taken and red forbids anyone in the water. In 10 days we never saw the yellow or red flags at all. The hotel itself is classed as a three star establishment, and covers 9 floors, with nearly 350 rooms. The reception area has many comfortable seats and is a nice relaxed area. The reception staff are all very friendly and can all speak English in varying degrees. Here you will be able to order newspapers, safety deposit keys and picnics. They also offer a foreign exchange service which is commission fre
e and only works out as slightly less than the banks and exchange bureaus in the town. The accommodation is in twin rooms with either 2, 3 or 4 beds. The rooms are spacious, if not basic but are clean and well presented. As well as the beds, expect to find a large storage area with plenty of room to hang items (you can request extra coat hangers from reception), two bedside tables, dressing table, mirror and chair. We had 4 beds in our room but still had plenty of space left over. Each room has a telephone but no television. There is a daily maid service and linen is changed twice a week. The only drawback was that there were no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms and that would have been a nice extra. All rooms have a bathroom that include a shower as well as a bath, toilet, bidet, sink and large mirror area. There are plenty of towels provided and these are all changed daily. The room has large patio doors that lead out onto a balcony and ours overlooked the beach which was superb especially first thing in a morning. Our room also overlooked the entertainment area and was ideal at night as the children could watch the show from the balcony. The patio doors thankfully block out most of the noise and so the children could sleep. Also the curtains over the doors were full length and had blackout linings, which served a dual purpose. They not only blocked out the light but if you kept them closed during the day (the maids will close these for you) they kept the room lovely and cool, which was handy as the hotel does not have air conditioning in the rooms. The meals were good with a good selection. Breakfast could be taken between 8 and 10 am and you could choose between a cooked English breakfast and a cold continental variety. Cereals, toast, yoghurts, fresh fruit, fruit juice and tea/coffee were also available. Lunch and dinner were at 1-3pm and 6-9pm respectfully and here the choices were very well varied includ
ing salads, children’s meals, soups and a good selection of hot meals. There was always an abundance of desserts as well as fresh fruit. Whilst we were there , two themed evenings took place, one being an Italian night and one a Chinese night, where the food is mainly that speciality (but there was always alternatives on offer). Between the main meal times, there is a snack bar which is open from 10am until midnight and here you can get a variety of snacks including hot dogs, burgers and sandwiches as well as hot and cold drinks. The hotel has 4 bars which are open between 10am and midnight, one of which is an adult only bar. As well as the locally produced beers, wines, spirits and sangria you can also purchase many international brands. Children are well catered for with a good selection of soft drinks as well as their own ‘cocktail of the day’, which has to be said are lovely, although the colours are a bit alarming (cannot describe what the green one looks like). Vending machines are dotted around the complex, offering you crisps, chocolate, popcorn, chilled rinks and is really handy for getting ice cold bottled water for taking up to your room. There are two swimming pools with sun terraces, sun beds and parasols available and because the beach is so close the pool area never seemed to be over busy. The hotel does have gardens and are a good way to catch some shade. There is a sand pit and playground for the children as well as many hotel organised activities, including archery, tennis, bicycles, water polo and table tennis (adults can also take part). These are played daily and the winners are rewarded with a certificate, which they are presented with during the evenings entertainment. The entertainment is varied and ranges from karaoke nights, bingo to acrobats. Children are also catered for during the evening with a nightly mini-disco run by the hotel entertainers, who are excellen
t. When it comes to saying goodbye, your rooms need to be vacated by midday. We were not due to be collected for the airport until midnight but the hotel provided us with a luggage lock up and a courtesy room for the remainder of the day. This hotel is family orientated, friendly and good value for money.
The Hotel America is situated on the east coast of Majorca, in a place called Calais de Mallorca. It sits at the edge of some low cliffs, with the rear facing the Mediterranean. It is away from other hotels, sitting alone. It is about an hours ride by coach from Palma Airport. We stayed here as part of an all inclusive package. This meant that all food and drink was free. We didn’t have to pay for anything. It cost £645 per adult during June, for a 2 week stay, booked through Airtours. This included the flight and also the transfer from the Airport. The deal also offers a free child place for every 2 paying adults. As most package flights now travel at night, we arrived at the hotel at one o’clock in the morning. At check-in, our photographs were taken and plastic identity cards were issued. We would have to show these when getting our free food and drink. The children were given bright green plastic wrist bands. The hotel has 2 lifts, and we made our way to our rooms. The floor of the hotel was black and white marble, not a carpet or rug in sight. The rooms were very spacious. They contained 2 double beds that were joined together and a single bed for the children. There was a phone, but no TV. There was plenty of wardrobe and drawer space for our clothes, and a large mirror over a dressing table. Both beds had side lights, and there was another standard lamp in another part of the room, as well as the main light. The bathroom was en suite. It contained a bath/shower, a sink and mirror, a toilet, and a bidet. It was very spacious. We were at the rear of the hotel, so our balcony faced the sea, and overlooked one of the hotel’s pools. It wasn’t a large balcony, it only contained 2 plastic chairs. A Spanish maid came daily to change towels and make the beds. The hotel was mainly full of British, Germans and Spaniards. Breakfast was served between 8.30 and 10.30, so
there was plenty of time for the sore heads of the night before to get a quick bite to eat. There was a vast choice of food available. Cereals, fruit, bread rolls, egg, bacon, sausage, tomato’s, beans, toast, tea, coffee, and orange juice. Between breakfast and lunch, you could come and grab a sandwich, piece of toast, burgers and hot dogs. Lunch served a variety of dishes. From traditional burgers and hot dogs to paella and salads. It was then open between lunch and dinner for small snacks. The dinners were excellent, but be warned about those onion rings, which were in fact squid rings, to the horror of the kids. There were fish dishes, salads, beef and pork, with potato’s or chips, veg or beans. Something for everyone. Yes, we had a fussy eater with us, but he soon found the burgers and pizza to his liking. After dinner, the dining room would again be available for snacks. But wait a minute! If you hadn’t already stuffed enough, or were not already drunk on your free booze, then it opened again at 11p.m for a midnight snack! On certain days they would serve Paella by the pools. There were a number of bars. A lounge bar with soft furnishings and a TV for when you wanted a bit of peace and quiet. The pool bar, which was next to the pools, and contained small tables and stools. This also had a pool table and games machines for the kids. A more noisy bar. Then there was the outside bar. There were plenty of tables and chairs outside, there had to be, this was where all the entertainment went on. The bars were open from 10 in the morning until midnight. The entertainment was excellent. There was something different every night, except that it repeated every week. The compere was a guy that looked just like the smallest Chuckle brother, but it wasn’t him. The staff did shows, disco’s, and we were treated to Spanish dancing as well. There were 2 pools at the hotel. Both wer
e oblong in shape, except one was slightly smaller than the other. A kids pool was attached to the larger pool. During the day, the staff would come along shouting “Volleyball”, trying to muster the bathers into a game of water volleyball. Some did, but most just wanted to relax, sunbathe and swim. All sun loungers were free. There was plenty to do for the kids, they could go and join the kids club, where they did things like treasure hunts, and there was always football for the boys (and the big boys). If tennis is your game, there were 3 tennis courts. There is plenty of disabled access, and even though the beach was accessible for the able bodied by steep steps, you could also go the long way around and go along a ramped walkway. Just a few minutes to the golden sandy beach. Sun loungers had to be paid for as did the water sports. These included the Banana boat (a sausage shaped boat that was pulled along with laughing people astride it), wind surfers, and jet ski’s. The sea was beautiful and blue, and we even had that midnight skinny dip! Small cliffs enclosed the small bay and along one side there were people jumping into the sea from these cliffs. A short walk up the road brings you to an abundance of bars and restaurants, including a Burger King, but surely you have eaten enough at the hotel? There are also plenty of shops to buy souvenirs, a bank, arcades, small kiddies fair, car hire, and monetary exchange. A motorised train stops at most hotels so you can take a tour of the area. There is also a cliff path, if walking is your game, with beautiful views out into the ocean. It really is quite breath-taking (and the walking). After the entertainment at the hotel, and if you are still awake, how about more dancing to the newest beats? There are 2 fantastic places that we found. One is a night club called Tiffany’s that is open until the early hours, or try the bar called Jupite
r’s. Plenty of top notch music and dancing until everyone has either gone to bed or collapsed! So, to conclude, this hotel was great value for money. It was clean, although we did spot one cockroach, and there was plenty to eat and drink without any queues. Ideal for all ages. We did, however, run into a group of guys from Stoke, and they told us that they had booked up at the last minute, one of those packages that you paid cheaply for, but didn’t know where you would end up. They told us that they had paid £178 each for their 2 week holiday. Now that’s the luck of the draw I guess.