I hadn't planned on a holiday to Germany!
Posted Sep 4, 2016
The hotel was lovely & modern, very clean, great facilities but the beds were TERRIBLE! We even put the spare duvets on top of the mattress, just to try & make the Mattress slightly more comfortable. The most disappointing bit of the holiday was the sheer amount of Germans in the hotel & around the resort or Playa de Palma. We were addressed by hotel staff in German, the tourist information section (which we stumbled upon ourselves) had NO English tourist information, but had several books in German, Dutch, French etc. The newspapers available in the hotel were German. My boyfriend was very ill on one day & stayed in bed, he had a choice of 3 English TV channels (all news channels) compared to over 15 German channels. The whole resort was FULL of Germans, to the sheer exclusion of all other nationalities. We had to travel 15 minutes on the local tourist train each evening to try & find something that resembled a Spanish taverna. Within walking distance of the hotel, it was like being in Germany, with German music, german beer, German menus. Even the 'lookey-looked men' spoke to us in German. The beach was beautiful...apart from the German boom-box music blaring out from speakers every 20 metres, as each group of Germans decided to play their own party music. There was ZERO chance of peacefully listening to the waves! The hotel gave us a parting gift, a discount voucher for our next trip... in German, even though we're from Ireland & speak English. So disappointing.