The hotel's lobby and reception, with their sumptuous, spacious lounges, bring to mind the sophisticated style of the 1970's. The white, grey, black and burgundy marble reproductions of Roman busts and imposing chandeliers give the Melia Palas Atenea all the charm of a traditional, or even old-fashioned, hotel. When you find yourself in the lobby, it is not difficult to picture the scene here during the New Year's Eve festivities, as the hotel organises one of its biggest annual parties to mark this event. The sound of the cascades is very relaxing, and the outdoor swimming pool, with its fabric deckchairs and little green tables made of iron, overlooks Palma bay. In the massage room, there is a wide variety of pampering options, including treatments using chocolate, anti-stress, anti-cellulite and beauty treatments, and reflexology. Why not go for a drink in the English themed area just next to the piano; it is well worth it.