Accommodation in Magaluf - Mallorca Travel Destinations Spain
Accommodation in Magaluf tends towards the functional because most tourists do not come to this resort to spend hours in their rooms.
There are no boutique lodgings, no five-star hotels, no stunning villas; and at the other end of the price spectrum there are no campsites either. Two- and three-star hotels and two-key apartment complexes are the staple of accommodation in Magaluf and there is often little to choose between them.
The resort is a package holiday destination par excellence and most tourists will book accommodation in Magaluf through a tour operator as part of a deal including flights. You have to choose whether you want to self-cater or stay in a hotel on a bed and breakfast, half board, full board or all-inclusive deal. If you do find a hotel or apartment you like you can try to book directly, but you will often find that the tour operators have block-booked all rooms.
Self-catering apartments are popular with the groups of 18 to 30-year-olds going to Magaluf to party because then they do not spend money up front on meals they will not be eating. Apartments are usually charged by the room, not by the number of occupants: it's very possible to find one-bedroomed apartments sleeping four people, which will certainly keep the price of a holiday down.
Food, cleanliness, entertainments, staff, security, noise levels. various aspects of the accommodation could affect your stay. Several websites allow tourists to post reports on the accommodation they have stayed in and these can be worth trawling through. www.holidaysuncovered.co.uk and www.tripadvisor.com are good places to start.
Few places to stay that are actually in Magaluf will be more than 10 minutes' walk away from 'The Strip', the centre of the resort's nightlife. And it should not be too hard to find accommodation in Magaluf overlooking the bay, although some hotels charge extra for rooms with sea views. However, do be aware that high-rise accommodation and drunken occupants can be a lethal combination; Magaluf has seen some fatalities in recent years with tourists falling to their death.
Ultimately, the fun you have on your holiday in Magaluf will not be determined by the accommodation: many is the tourist who has returned to the UK unimpressed by their hotel but in love with the resort.