Hi have stayed at the Hotel Horizonte approx 10 times in the last 12 years. I have seen the hotel before and after Andreu and his family took over AMIC hotels. Great improvement with their take over.
I travel from Canada usually anually to stay at this hotel. I always get a warm welcome back from the staff. Janka(??) in the dining room always has a smile on her face and greets you. The food is basic, but always good and lots to choose from at the buffet. Salads, hots dishes ranging from fish, beef, pork and chicken dishes. Breakfast is a large variety to choose from from cold to a hot breakfast.
The bar possible has the best Sangria on the island and is not expensive. Juan at the bar is always happy to pour you another glass of that home made Sangria with a smile.
The rooms have everything you need in them with full bathroom and 2 twins or 1 double bed. Try to book the superior room or Jr. Suites and you will not be sorry. They are in the main building and are on the upper floors with Views over the bay to Die for!! Breath taking can not describe it when the ships are in at night.
The hotel is up on the hill so if you have walking problems then make sure you grab a cab to go up and down the hill. Only a couple euros and will save you the trouble.
Porto Pi shopping center is 5 mins walk from the hotel and is the largest shopping mall on the island. Well worth the visit to the shops.
The hotel is not on the beach, but Cala Mayor is only 10-15 minutes walking from the hotel or 2 minutes in a taxi.
Playa de Palma beach is at the other end of the city center and is 10 minutes in a taxi or you can take the bus which has a stop down at the bottom of the hill by Porto Pi. There you can also take the bus into the city center which will take you about 10 minutes on the bus. I a taxi 5 minutes.
I have read a lot of negative reviews on the Horizonte and I think if you are looking at booking this hotel you need to know it is a 2 star family run clean hotel, not a 5 star which some of the reviews I have read people seem to think they are booking into.
The only negative think I can say is sometimes you will have trouble getting a sun lounger. To that I say go to the beach and enjoy your stay.
See you in May Andreu!!