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miércoles, mayo 30, 2007

Client Comments on Mallorca Holidays at Hotel Horizonte

We were apprehensive of choosing the Horizonte after some of these reviews but we enjoyed it - though we could see why others didn't.

At just £182 for seven nights inc breakfast in a standard room it exceeded expectations - it was clean, the staff were friendly, and the location suited us.

The walls were thin but the room was large and comfortable with a good bathroom and strong shower. We had a lovely port view from the balcony with birds in the pine tree outside our window.

The internet in reception was good value at €2 an hour, though they had problems a couple of times.

The breakfast eggs, sausage, bacon and beans were never really hot, but there was a good cold choice with cheese, meats, salads, breads, cakes, yoghurts and cereals.

The bar drinks were reasonably priced but when we were there on a cold January there were mainly men smoking and watching football. I complained that my Sangria tasted 'off' but the barman refused to replace it. The Catalonia Majorica just down the hill was much friendlier. It's probably much better normally, though.

The hotel is above the Carrefour Porta Pi shopping complex. We spent a few evenings around there because it was too cold and wet to go far. Good choice of restaurants though not much for veggies (loved the pizza).

We mainly used the regular, cheap buses plus a few cabs (to the disappointing flea market; to get our cases up and down that hill, combined with the airport bus; also to the bus station).

We enjoyed strolling back from town along the front a couple of times, and also walked back from Bellver Castle, which has great views over the city, but if you don't like walking the cabs are cheap.

Palma is a lovely city with loads to do in the winter and the Horizonte is a good budget base to see it from.

This TripAdvisor Member:
Liked: the location and the view
Disliked: that hill!

El pre casting de Miss Balears se celebrara en el Horizonte

El próximo día 1 de Junio se ce inicia el pre casting de Miss Balears 2007, en el hotel Horizonte. La prueba definitiva de Miss Balears ocurrara el 29...
¿Por qué dos castings para Miss Balears? Sin dudo para aumentar el nivel de candidatas. Al ser dos las oportunidades serán más que se presenten y, por ende, habrá más variedad, lo cual se traducirá en mejor nivel.
Podemos adelantar que en la próxima edición,estará Malena Costa, la que participó hace un año en el concurso de "Supermodelos 2007".
Por lo mucho que se crece sobre la pasarela, su presencia en Miss Balears animará el certamen. Y, si no, ya hablaremos.

lunes, mayo 28, 2007

Campaña de Marketing de DomusSelecta para clientes y Bloggers

Domus Selecta, la marca de hoteles con encanto del Grupo Hotusa acaba de lanzar una interesante campaña promocional para clientes y bloggers.

La campaña sortea 30 Paquetes o Escapadas Temáticas en Hoteles con Encanto entre los clientes que se registren a la misma, así como 10 Paquetes, entre los Bloggers, que colaboren en la difusión de la misma en sus respectivos Blogs.

Las Escapadas Temáticas son: Románticas, Bienestar, Culturales y Gourmet.

El sorteo se efectuará el día de finalización de la campaña (22 de Julio) y como bloggers participantes se considerarán todos aquellos blogs que aparezcan en la búsqueda que se realizará en Technorati usando el Tag “domusselecta“:

jueves, mayo 24, 2007

El mayor transbordador del Mediterráneo llega a Palma de Mallorca

Baleària ha incorporado a su flota un transbordador que es el de mayor capacidad de toda el Mediterráneo ademas de ser el mas rapido. Este buque unirá diariamente el puerto de Palma de Mallorca con Barcelona en 6 horas y media. Sus largas dimensiones permiten transportar hasta 150 camiones y 180 coches. El número de camarotes es de 120 y dispone de alojamiento para 800 pasajeros. Además, para facilitar la accesibilidad una de la cubiertas está adaptada apara las personas con problemas de movilidad.
Este nave se podrá entonces ver desde todos los balcones del hotel Horizonte a partir de mañana.

Client Reviews on Mallorca Holidays at Hotel Horizonte

De retour d'une semaine de vacances à Palma de Majorque, enchantée par l'hôtel Horizonte! La chambre (de type standard) était très propre, mobilier classique, nettoyée tous les jours. Petit déjeuner (inclus dans le prix): buffet continental avec un grand choix (salé et sucré). Deux piscines (dont une pour enfants). Mais surtout une vue épatante sur la Baie et le port de Palma! Il y aussi des chambres supérieures avec jacuzzi et vue sur la baie mais c'était plus cher et on ne pouvait pas se le permettre... Peut être la prochaine fois!
La ville de Palma est magnifique (en particulier la cathédrale et le centre historique) et le beau temps toujours au rendez-vous! Il y a des plages pas très loin de l'hôtel (Cala Mayor à 10 minutes avec le bus n°3 ou Playa de Illetas à 20 minutes avec le même bus!)
Je recommande à tous sans hésiter cet hôtel, c'était vraiment parfait: la qualité était supérieure à ce qu'on attendait pour ce prix-là!

Client Reviews on Mallorca Holidays

Hotel Horizonte is a large 70's tower block which has recently undergone a facelift , albeit on a limited budget. However , we found the rooms comfortable and clean ,with great views over the town and harbour ,and facilities perfectly adequate - not many 2* hotels have swimming pool. Staff friendly , helpful, and receptionists speak good English.It is some distance from the old town but there is a taxi rank and local car hire opposite the front door. Car hire very reasonable.Two excellent restaurants - Spaghetteria and Port PI nearby offer alternative to 7 euro (!)evening meal at the hotel( which we didn't try).

Traveler Comments on Hotel Horizonte Palma de Mallorca

Room was clean and tidy although the balcony was a big let down. Lovely view but because of the chairs and table being filthy we couldn't enjoy it ! Good value for money though if on a budget.

Traveler Reviews on Hotel Amic Horizonte Palma de Mallorca

Visited Palma de Mallorca  for a long weekend in July with my friend and stayed in Hotel Horizonte which is basic but clean accommodation in Porte Pi kind of behind the Palma Ferry Port. The hotel is situated up a hill overlooking the bay so don't go if you your're not up to the hike, although there is a taxi rank right outside the hotel. There is also a great shopping mall 5 mins walk from the hotel and a few nearby bars and restaurants. Best to head out into either Palma City a half hour walk or 5 euros in taxi or to Palma Nova (15 euros taxi) for nightlife. The city is beautiful, fantastic restaurants and bars dotted around the tiny streets, need i comment on whats in Palma Nova/Magalluf? City people friendly and welcoming. We had fantastic lazy days in the sun, and some great nights out. Ideal base for a girlie or lads break!!

Client Comments on Mallorca Holidays at Hotel Horizonte

Stayed here in May with sister in law on a short break, hotel basic but clean, reasonable breakfast,opportunity to 'eat in' in the evening (not bad) and although it is in no-mans-land there is a taxi rank outside the hotel door, cheap enough to get up and down into Palma (all the city taxi drivers seemed to know where it was) if on limited budget, a pretty steep walk goes down to the 'bus stop.

Read your reviews before you book you Holidays at Hotel Horizonte

If you're travelling on foot - don't bother walking up the hill, you might never arrive! We had hired a car and although there is no hotel parking there is street parking available. The hotel AMIC HORIZONTE  was clean and the room we stayed in was a good size, the service was a little lacking but for the price you can't expect too much. The breakfast buffet was okay, the pool was clean and the view was excellent - so make sure to ask for a room with a view! Wasn't too impressed but for the price it was just right.


Traveler Comments on Hotel Horizonte Palma de Mallorca

Just returned after a 3 day stay. On arrival we were offered an upgrade to top floor with a jacuzzi for €10 per room. Great views over Palma. Not too many places close to the hotel to eat/drink during the winter so stayed in the hotel in the evening. Food in the buffet and bar prices very good value for money. There is an uphill walk to the hotel so it could be better to walk down the hill and get a taxi back. €18 from the airport and €6 from the centre of Palma. Would say it is better for a short stay rather than a long holiday. The hotel was very clean and excellent value for money.

Travel Reviews on Majorca Hotels

Spent 5 nights at Horizonte last week. Great value not only for the room rates, but also for the evening meal in the hotel which at 7 euros per head, offered a good choice and plenty of decent quality food. All parts of the hotel were clean and the staff friendly. We had a good view over bay from our room. The hill location is a bit of a drag but taxis are cheap and a rank is just opposite the hotel. All in all not a bad place to stay especially if you need to watch the money!!

Client Comments on Mallorca Holidays at Hotel Horizonte

Yes, the hard part is the walk up the 100+ steps from the shops of Porto Pi. To get here from the Airport simply jump on the no.1 bus which is parked outside the main terminal building (along the car park walkway). It runs every 15mins through to Porto Pi at a cost of 1.80euro. Journey time around 30mins traffic permitting. The bus indicates the stop by announcement and also a sign above the driver, so no Spanish understanding required.

Once you arrive you see a very clean reception area. The hotel is split into two wings and from my experience here, the rooms on the right wing are of differing quality than the left; the rooms are larger & bathrooms more modern on the left side. You also have a keycard to lock the door. On the right side the rooms are slightly smaller, the doors have standard key locks, but larger balconies with commanding views over to Palma (around 1.5km around the harbour).

The water is clean and safe. The beds are pretty much what you'd expect for the price - average comfort. The TV's don't have remote controls (- on right wing rooms they are perched high up on a wall bracket!) nor will you find anything in English, bar 1 news channel.

Outside there is a clean and fairly large freeform pool, a kids playpool and a long terrace, which is perfect for I did...the 40 min long San Sebastian firework display on 19th Jan - the Island's largest display.

The breakfast room is large, and a standard quality Continental Breakfast is included in the room rate. 7euro is payable for evening meals. Down those steps to the town you'll find a few fast food outlets and a scattering of restaurants. The area is popular with youngsters in the evening as there is a cinema and entertainment complex. Across the road is a Carrefour indoor mall, with some good shops and a useful way to walk down your evening meal.

Traveler Comments on Mallorca Holidays at Hotel Horizonte

A recent stay in this hotel proved both enjpyable and excellent value at £140 for two, four nights room and breakfast. OK it was out of season but there was certainly no compromise in the standards. The room was comfortable with a balcony and though it was a bit of a struggle to see the sea from there. the rooftop teraace provides awonderful view of the whole bay.
The buffet breakfast was varied with all tastes and appetites catered for and you could replenish your plate as frequently as you wish. Breakfast kept us going for most of the day. The same applies to the nine euro buffet dinner and one German couple was observed eating four dinners each!
A regular bus service from the bottom of the hill will take you in to town for E1.10 or there is a taxi rank just acrosss the road.
Any one wishing tos ee the Mallorcan countryside should try the fast and reliable train service to Inca or Manacor. Or the slow one to Soller!
I wouldn't want to stay there at the height of the holiday season, but there again I wouldn't want to be anywhere in Mallorca at that time.

Traveler Comments on Mallorca Holidays at Hotel Horizonte *** - Tripadvisor #palma365

One month ago, i went to Palma de Mallorca with some friends. We decided to find an hotel there. We wanted to sleep in Palma and not in the neighbouring cities..., we found the hotel Horizonte while walking in the Paseo Maritimo. This hotel is well-situated and offers a very wonderful view on the bay of palma. The weather was so nice and we enjoyed the swimming-pool. It was great.
It really offers a friendly atmosphere thanks to its staff but also to the people that come here. We meet other foreign people and we had a really good time with them.
As for the bedroom, i have nothing to say, it was good. Breakfast and dinner were varied and international.
This hotel is a good's not expensive and u can really enjoy this stay in this hotel.I think i will go back next year.


Tivago Traveler Reviews on Hotel Amic Horizonte in Palma de Mallorca -

We went to the Horizonte hotel for a hen weekend. The entrance to the hotel was welcoming and the staff helpful. We had two rooms, both were clean with good facilitis including a jacuzzi bath, balcony, T.V. and large wardrobes.

The pool was clean and very quiet. There was a small splash pool for the children.There were free longers around the pool and a bar thta sold food,hot and hot and cold drinks.

the hotel was on the hill with amazing views and the walk to the town was easy to navigate and pleasant.

Breakfast was included. It was buffet style with plenty of choice ranging from ceral, fruits and yoghurts to the full english.

A really enjoyable stay in a fantastic value 2* hotel

Client Reviews on Mallorca Holidays at Hotel Horizonte

My girlfriend and I spent a weekend there last week.
We were given a nice Junior suite with excellent views to Palma´s bay and a Jacuzzy.
Good continental Breakfast.
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
Live music at the bar and friendly atmosphere.

I just can 100% recommend it.

Client Reviews on Mallorca Holidays at Hotel Horizonte

We are two girls,and on april we had a one week holiday in hotel Horizonte. Hotel was beautiful and nice. The wiew over Palma was incredible, that wiew you can look houers in terrace,so beautiful! Our room was on the 8th floor,nice clean and the wiew was fantastic! Fridaynight on the bar was live-music and atmosphere was great. Drinks doesn`t pay much and you can also eat on the bar (pizza,baguettes,hotdogs). Restaurant was OK,food was good and you can eat so much as you want. It is buffeetable and many many foods and only 9€ !!! Swimmingpool area was nice and the sun in Majorca is great:) Totality service was good and we had enjoyable holiday!
The hotel was on a good place because you could walk to the Prto Pi shopping center (under 1 km) and take a bus to Palma,bus pay only 1,10€ so not bad..And taxi is about 4-5€.. Busstation is very near hotel,50m and taxi station is on the same place. Also Passeig Maritimo street is near, and there is best night clubs and bars..
Thanks you all,that you made ouers holiday nice!!!

Accomodation Reviews on Majorca Hotels

My boyfriend and I have just come back from staying at the Hotel Horizonte and I was a bit worried by a couple of negative reviews about this place but I need not have been anxious as it was a lovely hotel with great views in Palma and very good value for the money. We paid 160 euros for five nights stay and had our breakfast thrown in (which was more than adequate and had a great choice). The rooms were comfortable, the views were lovely (though the was a building going on next door to us but that can't be helped) and the staff friendly. There was internet access and a bar. All in all I thought a very good hotel for the money and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.

Accomodation comments on Mallorca Hotels at Hotel Horizonte

I have just returned from a weekend at the Horizonte, having previously been there 8 years ago. We are a couple in our 50's.
We had a fantasic time and were lucky enough to stay in one of the best rooms on the 9th floor. We had the most amazing views over Palma, the marina, the castle and the cathedral. The Horizonte must have the best views of any hotel in Palma. Although the hotel is at the far end of the harbour from the city centre, there is a taxi rank outside and it cost 6-7 euros to the centre. There were four of us so this was little more than the bus.
It was a very enjoyable leisurely stroll along the promenade/ marina to the cathedral which took about an hour.
Our room was clean and comfortable, with a large comfortable bed and a jacuzzi bath. There was a safe in the wardrobe but we did not use it. I did not swim but the pool looked clean and inviting.
The breakfast was disappointing and I commented on this on the hotel's feedback sheet.
The Horizonte is a budget hotel and exceptionally good value.
It is clean and comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpful.
Do not go expecting luxury and you will not be disappointed.
Your satisfaction will probably be affected by where your room is located. The annex is at a lower level from the main hotel and this will affect the views. There is also currently a new apartment block being built next to the annex but this looks to be nearing completion but some noise is to be expected.
The cheapest rooms are in the annex so you get what you pay for.
I would recommend checking where your room is before you go.
But if you are on a tight budget even the annex is good value and has views of the marina and if you are out during the day you won't even notice the builders!

This TripAdvisor Member:
Liked: The views
Disliked: The breakfast

Accomodation Reviews on Majorca Hotels

I have been visiting this hotel for a number of years, usually twice a year, November and end of January, I have just returned from my November visit.

I have always had a clean and satisfactory room, the staff are very helpful, I have not had a problem with any bookings.

For breakfast there is a choice of Continental type, cereals, toast (do it yourself) rolls jam, biscuits, cheese and cold meat, plus at 8am there is cooked food, eggs usually fried, but scrambled and boiled have been served, also beans, sausage, bacon. Juice and tea and coffee available.

For dinner, usually available soup, selection of salad items and cold meats, hot food usually a choice of 3 dishes, perhaps meat, fish, pasta with chips and a veg. For sweet there is usually available fresh fruit, ice cream, mousse, cake, creme caramel, fruit cocktail or similar.

All meals are buffet format, so you can pick and choose whatever you want.

The hotel does need some TLC in places.

Internet access is important to me, so their free wireless access to the net is a boon, I can provide my customers with support using the system if necessary.

Like most people have said, the views are great, I prefer the port view as there is usually something arriving or departing fairly regularly.

For a 2 star Hotel, I think it is good value, and hopefully will be going back again in 2007.

This TripAdvisor Member:
Liked: Views
Disliked: Lots of steps - but then it is on a hill !

Client Comments on Mallorca Holidays at Hotel Horizonte

Not a bad hotel for the money.

I'd read some bad reviews here and one night it was noisy on our floor but otherwise no probs.

I think I saw somewhere it is 2 km from city centre. Double it and you're closer to the mark, but it is v handy for no. 6 bus and handy if you can walk for nos. 3 and 1 too.

If I was going back I would certainly consider the Horizonte again.

Client Reviews on Mallorca Holidays at Hotel Horizonte

After reading the previous reviews was a little worried about 1 or 2 aspects! There was no reason to be.
Arrival is not for the faint hearted though as it is up a number of steep steps - the hotel is at a fair height above the harbour. If this affects you take a taxi or a bus that passes the hotel. However the No 1 bus is the bus that goes from the airport every 15 mins to the harbour just below the hotel and is far cheaper (2.6euro appx) than a taxi.
Drivers most helpful.
Arrival at the hotel was a welcome greeting and most pleasant. My room was in the extension part of the hotel across a small bridge and was at the end of the hotel with THE MOST EXCELLENT view across the full harbour! To lay in bed and see such a sight from the airport to the cathedral across all the boats is wonderful. The room was not spacious but very adequate clean and largely well looked after. The bathroom was of the HIGHEST order. Bath Shower WC sink and bidet.
Breakfast was as expected the typical European self service unlimited basic food. eggs bacon cakes beans juices cereals etc etc. Good and ordinary. Very eatable. Evening meal if required available at fixed price again a little better quality and unlimited. Good value.
I would certainly stay again and I am known to be fussy! The hotel is clean and staff were pleasant. Considering I paid so little for this hotel I wouldnt expect Claridges standards. One of the best value hotels I have ever stayed in.

This TripAdvisor Member:
Liked: the price
Disliked: the steps to the hotel!

lunes, mayo 21, 2007

AudioWalker in Palma de Mallorca

Discover a new mean of turism with the Audiowalker Sonic Tour !

Just rent an I-pod and explore the old town with the Audiowalker Sonic Tour, it's easy, just like walking ! :)

Reserve your ipod by asking your hotel receptionist, fill a little form (name, room number, how many earphones, date and firm), and you'll receive your ipod directly at the hotel.

It 'll be waiting for you from 9.30 AM in the reception, and you have to return it before 8.00 PM same day, same place.
The walking tour is about 2 hours long.
The cost of 9 euros includes the rent of the Ipod, one set of earphones and a map of the tour.
For a 4€ extra, you can also have an extra set of earphones and an earphone "splitter".
If you don't return the Ipod within the indicated time, the 50€ deposit will be withheld...

The tour starts in front of the guiness bar. You just have to sit down and look for the track number 1. From here on, all you have to do is follow the instructions. Anytime you want to know where you are, just take a look a your map.

This service is available in 4 languages : spanish, english, deutch and italian.

"A unique experience, the only way to truly discover the secrets and beauties of the city" (Cate, London)
"Me dejé envolver por la magia del audiowalker y mientras caminava, Palma se rendió a mís pies..." (Nuria, Mallorca)

viernes, mayo 18, 2007

Jaume Anglada pone la voz a la canción más turística de Palma

El cantador Jaime Anglada ha aceptado de poner su voz en la adaptación de la redacción de una chica Mallorquina de 12 años sobre el turismo.

Quiero quedarme contigo ya fue presentado con exito al Imtur el 2 de Mayo.

Puedes encontrar a la letra de la canción de la jovenita Samantha Lange :

Quiero quedarme contigo
Ciudad de mis amores
Quiero quedarme contigo y con toda tu historia
Con tus sombras y olores
Quiero quedarme contigo
Ciudad de románticos pintores

Quiero quedarme contigo
A la orilla del mar
Tu me regalas
Una ramita de paz
Hay un concierto de colores
En cada atardecer
Y un guarda en el castillo
Que todo lo ve

Quiero quedarme contigo
Palma linda y querida
Regalar cada gota de mar
Compartir cada gota de luz
Tú me regalas siempre un nuevo día
Tú me das siempre un nuevo amigo
Por eso y por mucho más
Quiero quedarme contigo

Quiero quedarme contigo
Palma de mis amores
Bodega del Mediterráneo antiguo
Con dulces y salados sabores
Eres el sueño de navegantes
Y románticos invasores
por eso y por mucho más
Quiero quedarme contigo.

lunes, mayo 07, 2007

"Wetten dass..?" in Palma de Mallorca

Auf nach Palma!

Spanien olé: "Wetten, dass..?" meldet sich in diesem Jahr mit seiner Sommerausgabe von der Sonneninsel Mallorca. Am 23. Juni begrüßt Thomas Gottschalk Urlauber und Daheimgebliebene aus dem "Coliseo Balear" in Palma de Mallorca.
Der Ausflug nach Mallorca ist für Thomas Gottschalk die Rückkehr zum Ort eines legendären Geschehens. Denn schon einmal moderierte er ein Sommer-Special von dort.

Für Eintrittskarten für das "Wetten, dass..?"-Sommer-Special auf Mallorca können Sie sich auch beim ZDF-Zuschauerservice bewerben. Komplette Zuschauerreisepakete zur Sendung auf Mallorca sind bei Air Berlin erhältlich. Nähere Informationen erhalten Sie unter folgender Hotline-Nummer: 01805 - 233 299 (14 Cent pro Minute aus dem deutschen Festnetz)

Mehr Informationen gibt es hier.
Und falls Sie für die Show noch eine Übernachtungsmöglichkeit suchen, ist das Hotel Horizonte - über dem Hafen von Palma gelegen - die perfekte Adresse.

Interesante video de Jimmy Pons con la camiseta del Hotel Horizonte

En esta ocasión hemos estudiado como han evolucionado algunos aspectos en la gestión y relación con nuestros clientes

domingo, mayo 06, 2007

Vamonos de cena en Palma

Esta semana, el Hotel Horizonte tiene el placer de recomandarles el restaurante Villario.
A unas minutas andando del hotel, descuvrirás al Villario donde hay un ambiente calido...

Desde una privilegiada vista disfruta de una cocina mediterránea con fusión creativa, acompañada de una variada carta de vinos y cocktails. En una amplia sala con diferentes ambientes que cambia de color mediante un sistema de iluminación por leds que son controlado por ordenador inteligente, creando a cada instante diferentes situaciones que hacen de la noche inolvidable.
Disponen de menús para empresas y eventos especiales.

Villario Resto-Bar

Adrian Brancolino
Darsena de Can Barbará, Paseo Marítimo.
07015 Palma de Mallorca

tel: 971946454

miércoles, mayo 02, 2007


BALLET NACIONAL DE CUBA (XII Temporada de Ballet de Mallorca)
  • DIA 5 DE MAYO DE 2007
  • PROGRAMA: “La Cenicienta”
  • DIRECCIÓN GENERAL: Alicia Alonso
  • LUGAR: Sala Magna.
  • HORA: 21h.
  • PRECIO: Platea: 55 €, Anfiteatro:: 45 €.(Venta de entradas en las taquillas del Auditorium)


  • DIA 16 DE MAYO DE 2007
  • LUGAR: Sala Magna
  • HORA: 22h
  • PRECIO:42 €.(Venta de entradas en Servicaixa y en las Taquillas del Auditorium o al
    Telf. 902332211)
  • DIA 19 DE MAYO DE 2007
  • LUGAR: Sala Magna
  • HORA: 22h.
  • PRECIO: Platea: 36 €, Anfiteatro: 30 €. (Venta de entradas en Servicaixa y en las
    Taquillas del Auditorium o al telf. 902332211)

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