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whala!beach, El Arenal

Avenida de Miramar, 1 El Arenal Majorca Spain 07600 - Map
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Based on 605 Reviews

whala!beach Overview

Whala!beach is set on Mallorca’s Arenal Beach, just 250 metres from Arenal Marina, offering a rooftop terrace with panoramic beach views and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. There is also a seasonal indoor pool, along with a sauna.

Each room is air-conditioned and includes a satellite TV and balcony. Some rooms offer sea or street views. All rooms have a private bathroom which is fitted with a hairdryer.

There is a buffet restaurant at whala!beach where breakfast is available, and there is a bar where guests can relax and unwind with a drink or two.

The hotel has a 24-hour reception, and the staff can assist guests who would like to hire a car or bicycle at the tour desk. There is easy access to the MA19 Main Road and Palma Airport is a 10-minute drive away.


Important Notice

From the 1st of July 2016 tourists staying overnight in the Balearic Islands will be charged an Eco-tax levied by the local government. This tax is not included in the price of your accommodation and will be charged upon arrival at your chosen holiday accommodation.

• The cost is between €0.50-€2.50 per person, per night for adults.
• Under 16s are exempt from the tax.
• Between November 1st - April 30th, there will be a 50 % discount.
• There is a 50% discount on the tax from the ninth day of your stay.


 Eco Tax conditions are set by the local government and are subject to change


Our customers think this is great for...

Close to the beach

96%

Central location

38%

Good for singles

35%


Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Check-in time ends 10:00 PM
  • Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
  • Check-out by noon
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Elevator/lift
  • Fax machine
  • Fitness facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of floors 9
  • On-site car rental
  • Parking nearby
  • Pets not allowed
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Sauna
  • Self-parking
  • Smoke-free property
  • Swimming pool
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Swimming pool - outdoor seasonal
  • Tennis on site
  • Terrace
  • Total number of rooms 154
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub only
  • Cable/satellite television channels
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Desk
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite television service
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Television
  • Wake-up calls

Customer Reviews

6/10 Good Based on 40 Customer Reviews

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10/10 Amazing

03 October 2016

amazing hotel

this hotel if in a perfect position right opposite the beach and close to bars resturants etc, staff are friendly and very helpful rooms spotless

The best thing about my stay was...

resturants and bars
6/10 Good

03 October 2016

Ok if your on a budget

Good location for everything. Very close to the beach. Roof and terrace views are stunning. Food- good quality but could do with more choice of meat dishes for dinner. Also more kid friendly dishes. Another food station would be good as there is only one small one for the whole dining room. Drinks were good here too. Rooms- well , we had 3 rooms. Studio and 2 double rooms on floors 8 and 9. They need refurbished, rusty parts in kitchens and bathrooms, sewage smells, holes in doors etc. Walls were very thin. Beds were quite comfortable. The studio did not have proper beds, just sofa beds. The studios are only cleaned and fresh towels given twice a week which is ridiculous. Double rooms on floor 8 seemed to get towels daily. Beds were not made for you either daily. Bed linen changed once in our 5 day stay. They kindly leave a brush, mop and bucket for you in the studios. Good job we only stayed 4 nights. Not what expect when you have an all inclusive holiday. I think you could encounter a lot of street noise and bar noise on lower floors of the main building. The lift was very slow and there is only one serving the main building of the hotel. Balcony views for some rooms are terrible. Facing into lots of other rooms, facing brick walls etc but this didn't bother me as I don't sit out on my balcony anyway. Cleaning was average in rooms but good in other parts of the hotel Entertainment- No entertainment in the hotel at all and the resort has not got much to do either really apart from eat and drink. There is a rather expensive mini golf park and Aqualand waterpark. You have to pay for sun loungers and lockers inside the park and food prices are ridiculous! €36 for 2 people . The waterpark rides etc were average, nothing special. Pools- we only visited the roof top pool which was quite small and cold but adequate for a quick dip. They have a bar up there too which serves some snacks. Food was nice enough here if you didn't fancy going down to the dining room for lunch. Staff we found to be friendly enough. Beach- nice clean beach which is swept every night . Water is calm and shallow ,so great for families with small children. We stayed 4 nights from 28th September. Temperature was around 27degrees. Weather was sunny with some clouds. Rained one afternoon for 90 mins. To sum it up we had a good enough holiday but wouldn't stay here again unless it was room only and I was on a tight budget. Not a huge amount of English people in this resort either. Mostly German with some other nationalities.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location and roof top views
8/10 Great

15 June 2016

Mature couple with baby

Everything was ok, the food was very good, and next to the beach! For this price, it's impossible on other place

The best thing about my stay was...

Location

Additional information

The whala!beach was previously known as San Diego.

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