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Hotels in S'Arenal

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Pablo Montes Rincón

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from the blog Viaje con Pablo

S’Arenal, also known as El Arenal, occupies a favoured position at the end of the beautiful beach, Playa de Palma on the southern coast of Majorca. Just 15 kms from the capital of Palma, the large village is a buzzing resort with plenty of day and night-time entertainment, ideal for family holidays on this popular Mediterranean island.

Budget-friendly holiday accommodation is available in S’Arenel, with plenty of comfortable, friendly hotels and hostels. The prime location is, naturally, close to the seafront.

Neighbourhoods of S’Arenal

S’Arenel consists of a number of districts:

  • Beaches: The beach runs for 6 kms from C'an Pastilla through Playa de Palma to S’Arenal. The water is shallow, and the sand is soft and scattered with palm trees. It has blue flag status which means safe swimming, cleanliness, and excellent facilities.
  • The Balneairos: A unique sight along the seafront is the row of 15 brightly coloured open-air huts. They serve drinks and snacks, and some have toilet facilities. Number 6 is particularly popular.
  • The Promenade: The long continuous prom connects the various neighbourhoods along the beach front and is popular with walkers, cyclists. Dog walkers, skateboarders and rollerbladers. It’s a great place for people watching. The Promenade is also an entertainment hub with plenty of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.

What to see and do in S’Arenal

Typical holiday pursuits abound with water sports and beach activities plentiful. For more water-based fun, leave the beach for a visit to Aqualand El Arenal. The nearby town of Portixol is a stroll or bike ride away and is worth a visit. The capital Palma has plenty of urban pursuits including great shopping and also boasts an interesting aquarium.

What to eat in S’Arenel

The cosmopolitan dining scene in S’Arenal caters for all tastes with restaurants offering everything from Chinese to vegan food. If you want to sample authentic local cuisine, dishes to look out for include Frito Mallorquin, a hearty meat stew, Porcella which is roasted suckling pig, Arròs Brut which translates as “dirty rice”, and Coca de trampò which is like a veggie-laden pizza without the cheese.

Typical events and festivals in S’Arenal

The main festival lasts for a whole week in July and kicks off with a traditional Correfoc in which people will dress as devils and light up fireworks. Activities for children and adults vary throughout the week and include a photography contest. It culminates in a firework display..

How to move around in S’Arenal

Buses run regularly along the coast road connecting S’Arenal with Palma and inland into Llucmajor. Taxis are usually readily available.

The climate in S’Arenal

With a typical mild Mediterranean climate, there is plenty of sunshine and not much rainfall. Temperatures peak in late-July/early-August.

More interesting facts about and sights in S’Arenal

Sandstone workers from Llucmajor first populated S’Arenal at the end of the 19th century. The resort’s first hotel was built in 1914.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in S'Arenal

The most centrally located hotels in S'Arenal with the best ratings are: Hotel Hsm Son Verí, Hotel Hostal Atlanta and Hotel Playa Grande Adults Only.

It depends on the category of the hotel. If you want to stay at a 4-star hotel in S'Arenal, the average price per night is 18 , while you will pay an average of 23 for a 3-star hotel, and in a more luxurious 5-star hotel, you"ll pay around 42 .

If you're bringing a vehicle, we recommend that you book a hotel with parking in S'Arenal, like Hotel Playa Grande Adults Only.

If you need a hotel with disabled access in S'Arenal, we recommend Hotel Mll Mediterranean Bay Adults Only, Hotel Don Pepe Adults Only and Hotel Hm Dunas Blancas.

If you want an adult-only hotel in S'Arenal, some of the best options for adults only are Hotel Xapala, Hotel Mll Mediterranean Bay Adults Only and Hotel Playa Grande Adults Only.

According to our clients, if you´re travelling with children, the best hotels in S'Arenal are Hostal Lido, Hostel Hostal Tierramar and Hotel Fenix.

The best hotels with a pool in S'Arenal are Hotel Hsm Son Verí, Hotel Fenix and Hotel Mll Mediterranean Bay Adults Only.

If you want to save time, the hotels in S'Arenal with express check-in and check-out are Hotel Sol De Mallorca and Hotel Riutort.

Some of the options for hotels with non-smoking rooms in S'Arenal are Hotel Hsm Son Verí, Hotel Hostal Atlanta and Hotel Playa Grande Adults Only.

In S'Arenal, Hotel Hsm Son Verí, Hotel Playa Grande Adults Only and Hotel Fenix offer 24-hour front desk service.