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Best holiday for years
Had a fabulous week at the Delta hotel. The facilities were fantastic, the hotel beautiful, very well run and the staff were lovely.
I really don't understand how anyone can possibly have anything other than positive comments about the hotel.
I have stayed in many hotels across the world and have never experienced anything like the beach club - 5 star food, 5 star service and beautiful scenery over the bay. Organised Entertainment every day was fantastic with volleyball, french boules, sangria games, darts, ping pong, pool..... the events were so well run I even joined in with the yoga and abdominal classes. plenty for everyone to do and a beautiful swimming pool to swim in.
The staff were magnificent and really helped make it a week i will never forget.
The room was lovely and clean with loads of space, great views over the balcony and really comfortable beds.
I recommend taking the all inclusive option and you will have a wonderful week without putting your hand in your pocket.
I stayed at the Delta with my sister for 5 days at the beginning of September and we both had a great time. We just wanted a short break to relax and thanks to the Hotel Delta, that's exactly what we did.
We went to the Beach Club every day, which we both thought was fantastic, not too busy and with beautiful views of the sea and the coastline. We did venture down to the rocky beach once, but after my sister scraped her knee on the rocks, we decided to stay on our sun loungers!
Contrary to several reviews I've read on here, the staff were great, very friendly and helpful. Some of the staff in the restaurant didn't speak much English, but not at any point did I think they were being rude or ignorant.
The food was ok, not 5 star gourmet cuisine, but better than you would expect for a large all inclusive hotel. Being a vegetarian, I didn't have a great deal of choice, but I always managed to find something to eat. I would recommend going AI, as there's nothing nicer than free Sangrias by the pool!
I would definitely go back to this hotel, in fact we're planning a return trip next year.
Visited: 22nd-29th Spetmber 2007 with my husband and another couple.
Just got back from a week all inclusive stay at the Delta. I hav eto admit, before we arrived, we where all a little dubious about what "all inclusive" would be like as we haven't had great experiences in the past. But I think I can safely say that between the four of us, we definately got our moneys worth of food and drink! Everything we sampled was fantastic and faultless (and we sampled a lot!!) The choice of foods for all the buffett style meals were excellent. Somebody would have to be a pretty fussy eater to not find something that they would like. The staff are really friendly and always happy to help too.
The hotel itself is tucked away in the middle of nowhere so if you want to venture out, you really need to take advantage of the free shuttle bus down to the Beach Club, or the local bus service that stops right outside the hotel. This takes you into Arenal for just over 1 Euro and Palma for 2.5 Euro, from there you can go onto lots of other places through Majorca.
If you are booking a holiday to the Delta and you have to pay extra for your hotel transfer from Palma airport DONT BOTHER. The four of us jumped straight into a taxi outside the airport and where at the hotel withing 15 minutes. It only cost 25 Euros and was luch less hassle. There is a taxi rank outside the hotel too if you don't fancy the bus.
As stated earlier, there is not much within walking distance around the hotel. There is a small shopping centre with a supermarket about 5 minutes walk away, but that's about all we managed to find.
My advice is to book yourself in for lunch at the Beach Club, get on the shuttle bus and soak up the sun by the pool. Please note, there is no actual beach at the Beach Club, it is located on the cliff edge with stunning coastal scenes to look out on. If it's a beach you require, I suggest Arenal.
All in all, a really nice hotel, with good choice of food and drink in the all inclusive package. A place to just chill out and relax, away from it all. There are 2 outside pools at the hotel, plus an indoor pool with sauna and gym. Didn't actuallly try these out, but they did look good if you fancy burning off a few excess calories!
If you're not going all inclusive, the food and drinks are a little of the high side, take plenty of Euros with you too as they didn't seem to like people ordering food/drink of their room.
I wouldn't return!
I was optomistic about staying at this hotel as some of the other reviews had been complimentary. However there are 3 reasons why I would not return. 1. I think the term Beach Club is not entirely accurate as there is no beach to stroll out onto and you have to get the courtesy bus (every 30 mins) from the hotel as the hill is pretty steep! 2. The main restaurant, which serves a buffet, was fine until about 5 days in when the same meals were served up for dinner as lunch - makes you wonder how much effort they put into the meals?! 3. The rooms - the bathroom had obviously been refurbished recently so looked like it fitted into 2007, the bedroom was more like 1987!
Not a 4 star turn!
We recently stayed at this allegedly 4 star hotel set in a pine forest with a beach club nearby. Sounds wonderful but be warned - it is a 2- 3 star hotel with a few pine trees around it. The food is mass produced and of a low standard. There is also a large developement of villas being currently built in front of the hotel area. Currently the beach club is closed- for anyone with young children there is no beach nearby and the hotel requested 8 euros to lend out tennis balls. The staff could not raise a welcoming smile/goodbye and had no interest in the guests. Currently the hotel -as well as the whole island- is full of cyclists. Unless you hire a car the nearest beach is at Arenal 15 mins on the local bus or Palma which is 1/2 hr away. Nothing to do at night no entertainment - just drink in the bar or go to your roomand watch the repeats on CNN or BBC TV. would not recommed this hotel to anyone.
Only for cyclist's who want to bike all day and be in bed by 9 pm....
After reading all the reviews I booked the hotel and was really looking forward to having Easter abroad, how wrong was I. The food was just ok, you could even have brussel sprouts with your bacon in the morning, no kids menu. There was no entertainment at all, day or night. Outside pool wasn't heated and indoor one was cold, the hotel refused to turn it up. Jazzcui was rubbish and very cold. Tennis wasn't free it cost 11 euros, but you have to have tennis shoes and your own rackets. All inclusive finishes at 12 am on the day your leaving, we wasn't leaving until 7 pm so had to pay for meals and drinks that day. Out of 160 guest in the hotel only 20 were British, it turns out this hotel is for Germans and Swiss who book bicycle tours within the hotel, they ride all day and go to bed at 9 pm it's not set up to create a nice atmosphere. The sauna was switched on at about 4 pm for when the cyclist's arrived back and they like to wear no clothes in there. Every British guest I spoke to was making the best of there holiday, by hiring cars and traveling around the island. 40% of staff were nice but 60% were not very nice or helpful. I've never wrote one of these reviews before but felt I needed to warn people, it might get a bit better in the main season but do not go here Oct - April you'll be bored, fed up and there is nothing for children.(Apart from a free crazy golf course).
Relaxing way to enjoy a Holiday.
I can't believe the bad reviews I have read on this hotel, we have just returned from one of the most really chilled out holidays ever, and I can honestly say (hand on heart) that we have had one of the most enjoyable and relaxing holidays in a very long time.
From the minute we arrived, the staff have been really welcoming and friendly and offer advice on anything you need to know.
I agree that there are a lot of German bikers at the Hotel, but they are a really friendly bunch and greet you every time you see them.
The Beach club (although not a beach as such) is a seriously not to be missed event, there are sunbeds provided and you can sunbathe comfortably. The is also a poolside bar and food available, and the view is really beautiful.
Regarding the comments on the work in front of the Hotel - that is true, but we had a room at the front and could not hear anything from our room as the work is a bit away from the Hotel.
The area the Delta is located is quiet and really nice and as previously mentioned only has a few shops nearby, buses are every half hour to the Delta Club and every hour for a nominal fee to Arenal (1 Euro.20 (approx 15mins) and Palma 2 Euro. 30 (approx. 30 mins).
The all inclusive food and drinks are well worth it, (I don't know what some people expect , Caviar?) We found it very enjoyable, and we never went hungry!!
I would recommend this holiday at this time of year to anyone who is looking for a really relaxing chill out time. There isn't much for anyone with children around this time, but I believe the summer months are well worth it.
Another wonderful holiday at the Delta.
My wife and I have just returned from another delightful holiday at the Delta, which we have previously visited several times. Although we are retired, we find it difficult to see how a holidymaker of any age group could fail to be impressed by everything the hotel has to offer.
It is set an oasis of lovely gardens about three miles in the country beyond Arenal. The stop for the hourly bus service to Arenal and Palma is situated right outside the hotel entrance. The buses terminate at the central bus station in Palma which serves all the main towns and resorts on the island. It is also almost adjacent to the train stations serving serving Soller and Inca and beyond.
The Beach Club is set at the foot of nearby cliffs, with a swimming pool, restaurant and glorious views across the Bay of Palma. It is served by the hotel's free shuttle minibus which runs every half hour. It is possible to walk - a 15-minute casual stroll down hairpin bends there and 30 minutes exhausting struggle back, on a hot sunny day! In the evenings this bus runs regularly to the entertainment centre in Arenal.
Every evening there is a huge selection of attractively presented hot and cold dishes in the buffet restaurant. The choice is so wide that I cannot see how anyone could be dissatisfied. The smaller Argos restaurant with waiter service is more formal and intimate. Guests on half board or all-inclusive terms have the option of eating there at no extra charge.
There is a parade of small shops (a newsagent, a small supermarket, a baker, several restaurants, three banks and a hairdresser) within five minutes walk in one direction and a newly opened large supermarket in the other.
We have always found the staff very helpful. Most of them speak several languages, including English. (They have to - the hotel serves a cosmopolitan range of guests).
Of course it is always possible to find shortcomings at any hotel, but we have certainly never regretted returning to the Delta.
Really liked it - ignore the bad reviews
We stayed in this hotel at the beginning of April and were pleasantly surprised after reading some bad reviews recently.
We booked a family room which was great. It actually consisted of 2 rooms joined together by a sliding door. The kids loved having their own space, bathroom and minibar.
The food was of a reasonable standard and there was always something for everyone to eat. Yes there was some repetition but that is always to be expected with a buffet. We did look at eating at the Argos restaurant but after checking out the menu found that it did not really suit the children. They display the menu each morning and you can book it at Reception as part of the AI if you want to.
The Beach Club is fantastic - everything everyone raves about and more. The facilities, food and staff were fab there and we loved it. One thing they don't tell you is that if you are on AI then you need to get a ticket from Reception to have lunch there.
We did go for a walk on the rocks and got a bit more than we were expecting in the shape of some naturists - our children were most impressed!!
We took the kids to the Kids Club which might be better when there are more children there - it was so quiet she only had 6 kids and as some of these were leaving it only lasted an hour and a half.
We walked down to the big Mercado supermarket and were very impressed with the choice and the prices charged there. If you are not AI stock up here as it is really cheap.
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comments on itinerary end Feb early Mar.
arrive o6.30 Palma, 3 nights Palma visit Soller etc, day 4 take train to Inca then bus to Alcudia stay night. day 5 take ferry to Ciutadella stay night. day 6 take bus to Mahon stay night day 7 take ferry to Barcelona. Comments please.
RE: comments on itinerary end Feb early Mar.
You seem to have it pretty sorted! Are you going to go upto Sóller on the old train? From Sóller you can get the old tram down to the port. Check out www.sollernet.com and you should find the bus and train timetable to and from Sóller. As the train doesn't run too frequently you might want to get the bus back as it runs every hour (not sundays or fiestas).