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-----------------------------WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY MANY THANKS TO THE MEMBERS THAT COULD MAKE IT TO THE MEET UP THIS YEAR IN PALMA NOVA IT WAS A CRACKING NIGHT. HOPEFULLY SEE YOU ALL AGAIN NEXT YEAR AND ANYONE ELSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO POP ALONG
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shellsummer




PostSubject: Aquasol Apartments   Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:55 pm

Hi All sorry for the late review.

Have to say the apartments were spot on. Only recently refurbished. Laminate wooden flooring in living area/kitchenette and bedroom. Good spacious bathroom. Kitchenette was well equiped(not that we used it, lol). 4 ring glass top cooker, microwave, kettle and toaster, oh and fridge of course. The cleaners were in everyday with fresh towels. Bed linen was changed twice, we stayed 7 nights.
Very clean apartments but can suffer with ants, but you only see them if there is any crumbs left for a while on the floor.

They are air conditioned but you have to pay deposit for controls, and also for tv controls.

There is a good range of entertainment in the bar. Afraid we did not stay in the bar most nights as love having a look around the resort. We did catch Lady GoGo which I would recommed if a Lagy GaGa fan. As usual the drink is dearer than local bar prices, e3.40 for a pint of local beer.

Afraid we did not eat here so cannot comment on the food.

Lovely pool area., in a very central location, 2 min walk to beach.

The only downside is the steps, we requested a low floor and did get it but we still had a lot off steps to deal with. There is about 8 steps from the street to the front door, then in reception there is another 6 steps. The apartments are all individual blocks of 4 high with steps up even to the low floor one. So it would not be suitable for someone with walking difficulties. We had 2 buggies with us and managed and would defo stay here again.
















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Daryn
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PostSubject: Re: Aquasol Apartments   Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:16 am

Great thanks for the report on the Aparthotel Aquasol cheers look forward to seeing the pics. We do have a how to section showing how to get the pics on here if you need it click on this link http://majorcaforum.forumsmotion.com/t2656-how-to-get-photos-on-the-forum-video

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beeech
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PostSubject: Re: Aquasol Apartments   Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:37 am



Good review ss

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PostSubject: Re: Aquasol Apartments   Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:13 am

Nice one shell... have your first rep point Very Happy (you get two for reviews Very Happy)
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PostSubject: Re: Aquasol Apartments   Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:25 am

Thanks Shell, Mrs DB has her eye on this one for the Oct Meet up, was it just a deposit to get aircon which is returnable?
or do you have to pay for it
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beeech
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PostSubject: Re: Aquasol Apartments   Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:31 am


A friend of mine has stayed there in March a few times when we've been DB - and loved it. She said exactly the same as shell about the stairs -
apart from that, couldn't fault it.

I went to visit and it looks a really nice place........
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PostSubject: Re: Aquasol Apartments   Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:35 am

Oh well having walk down a thousand steps in the Gorge we should make it OK lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Aquasol Apartments   Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:37 am

Good honest review Shellsummer, look forward to seeing the photo's. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Aquasol Apartments   Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:03 pm

Way Hey, got the photos added, Thanks for the demo link Daryn Very Happy

Hi Delboy, the airconditioning was a depoist for the controls fully refundable when they were returned.

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PostSubject: Re: Aquasol Apartments   Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:50 am

Well done Shell that really finished your review off nicely and a well deserved rep from me, no stopping you now with the photos waheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee photographer

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PostSubject: Re: Aquasol Apartments   Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:32 am

Nice one Shell, great photo's. :-bd:

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PostSubject: Palma Nova, Aquasol Apartments   Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:43 am

Thanks for the photos Shell just gives Mrs DB and I an idea of what to expect
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PostSubject: AquaSol Apartments   Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:07 pm

A lot of this stuff has been well documented by Shellsummer but will add my tuppence worth

The AquaSol from the outside



First of all the hotel has a staircase on the front with a ramp either side but the gradient of the ramps makes them IMO next to useless. I did manage to pull a case up one, wearing trainers but found I couldn't even walk up them in sandals





Once inside, the reception dealt with us very quickly and told us which block to go to, again more steps to go up to lounge and pool area



at the end of the pool, there were more steps to climb, the stairs in this photo have just been climbed.



a right turn for us and more



as we reached our block, although we were basement level, we had to go up more stairs



before we could go down to our room



in the basement area it was scruffy using a kind work, no dirty and not a highly polished area that one would expect and the cupboard inside the well, when left open, left a lot to be desired. We had a cockroach in our bedroom when we first arrived and put it down to the cleaner leaving our room door open whilst cleaning the room. However, we did not get anymore / or experience any ant problems that had been reported by others.

I suspect basement rooms maybe more be prone to this. However a kid had dropped popcorn on the stairs halfway through our week and that remained there until we left



Now considering we were on the lower floor and others might be 6 floors up, IMO this place is unsuitable for disabled people as there are no lifts.



First impressions, outside the grounds were very well kept but the buildings themselves looked tired, I noticed one block around the swimming pool area had guttering that had come apart and a downpipe clearly broken and parted. The tired look can be seen it the pictures above

We were given a key card and once inside, pleasantly pleased as it had only been renovated last year, the key card operated the electrics, I forgot to try my B&Q pensioners card to see if it also worked. Lights annoyingly went out, as soon as you pulled the card out and the hall area was in darkness with no switch at the bottom of the stairs to light the place.

The bedroom had matching quilts and curtains and the floor was wooden throughout. However there was a plastic sheet protecting the matress that not comfortable to lie on, it was noisy when one turned and could make you feel hotter. There was aircon in both rooms and free to use but a returnable deposit of 20 euro's was required to obtain the remote. Also a small safe was in the room for 18 euro's a week plus additional 7 euro's deposit returnable with the key.



Bedrooms were now being cleaned every other day and towels and sheets were changed, this is a degrade since Shellsummer has been, as she had her room cleaned everyday.

There was a flat screen tv for hire but this was extra 3 euros a day or 15 euros a week plus an additional 5 euros returnable deposit for the remote.



I thought I might get sky football and didn't read the small notice. The BBC 1 reception broke up quite often and IMO was not worth the 15 euro's



There was a nice lounge area but supplements may be due if there are only two of you



There was a fridge and cooker



and various cooking equipment



and cutlery



but the cups and glasses were ridiculously small and may be worth bringing/buying your own cups



we never used the oven



we had a toaster and kettle two items we like to have



we had a balcony that overlooked the well kept grounds





The bathroom had a bath/shower set up





The food we never tried it but here are some info on pictures that i took



The beer, as Summershell said, was 3.40 euro's a pint and I ordered two San Migeuls, despite being inside the bar area they were served in (hopefully) throw away plastic glasses but after the tasting it, both of us had grave doubts of it being SM

breakfast was priced at 7 euro's but I can't comment as I didnt have it, prices are at the very bottom of photo



Dining area




Breakfast had a choice of five different trays, if I remember correctly the egg was scrambled



breakfast was freely available outside down the street for around 3.50/3.80 euro's without coffee



Internet was available at IMO at an outrageous price of 1 euro per 10mins or 6 euro's an hour



WIFI was not available, as not working and no price was given on asking



the hotel has an in house supermarket but as far as I could see nothing frozen, I only bought 5 litres of water at 2.50 euros



The swimming pool area had an smallish approximate 30 metre pool, with one end closed off for the kids





Sun beds were plentiful in October but still people were putting towels on them, however, as mentioned by Debs sunbeds are nearly all fix flat beds and only about four had head raisers and parasols were few and far between. However, in October there was some shade on one side from the buildings



these beds were saved and not taken up till 11 o'clock, an hour after we arrived



there was a machines room, I assume for kids but it also had a billards table in there as well





The entertainment was a Robbie Williams tribute, Lady Gaga tribute, Elvis Prestley tribute, a comedian/ cowboy act and a hypnotist, I do have photos of the entertainment advertisments if anybody wants to see them

I feel if you spent all day around the pool and purchased drink and food it, will cost far more than going outside to eat, even after paying the 10.80 for sunbeds on the beach with a parasol

this was bought for 5 euro's on the sea front at lunchtime



So I hope it gives people an idea of what to expect obviously let me know if further info is required.

Summing up, nicely furnished S/C accommodation, outside buildings and entertainment area looking tired, stairs no problem for us but didn't like the bed or the cockroach

Would we stay there again, yes but may look for somewhere better if it exists


PS no hairdryers or ironing boards were in the rooms










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PostSubject: Re: Aquasol Apartments   Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:35 am

Well done DB. Rep from me. The plastic sheets would put me off. Excellent review.
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PostSubject: Re: Aquasol Apartments   Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:06 am

Good honest review DB . . . . rep from me!

Have never done HB FB or AI - the look of those dining rooms and bain maries really puts me off and I would def feel I was missing out on something locally . . . .

For us, a big part of the hols is sussing out good local restaurants and experiencing the local atmosphere . . . the buzz and chatter, while dining 'al fresco' (with some liquid refreshments, of course!) cheers
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