30 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Lovely short break!
"Stayed here for 3 nights at the beginning of June! The hotel has helpful friendly staff, our room was large bright and airy and very clean, with comfy beds, we had a side sea view, the balcony was larger than at other hotels we have stayed in so enjoyed the view of the mountains behind and the sea to the front. The breakfast was good, loads to choose from fruit and Yogurt and cereals, continental ( lovely fresh pastries) cooked breakfast was good! We enjoyed sitting around the pool area which was clean and we could get a drink from the bar when we wanted one. The location is brilliant! A stores through away from the square and in the hub if everything. A little disappointed that the lemon lounge was not open ! As we love to enjoy a drink before dinner here! But I understand it is open now! We have been visiting puerto pollensa for over 20 years and we loved our stay here! And we will be definitely returning to stay here."
- Travel date: Thu 8th of June 2017
Excellent All Rounder
"Our second visit to this hotel, this time with daughter, son in law and 2 year old granddaughter. Managed to get a sea view room this time and enjoyed the superb views in the daytime without undue noise or disturbance at night. Position of hotel is very convenient for trips outside the resort as it is only a hundred yards or so from the bus stop where you can access a variety of routes. Staff are welcoming and work hard to please.
The hotel and rooms are well maintained and very clean and the dining room is airy with a balcony if you want to eat outdoors. Food is buffet style and very good but we have had a bigger range of choices at a recent holiday in Cyprus but don't wish to sound over critical.
There were 3 entertainment nights in the week of a good standard, one of which was an excellent, acoustic guitar player named Mario Miranda who drew a huge crowd of passers by and gained rapturous applause at the end. Look him up on You Tube.
We highly recommend this hotel and will probably return.
- Travel date: Wed 27th of May 2015
Lovely relaxing holiday
"My husband and I had a 2 week break at the end of June into July, We had a lovely clean room with VERY comfortable beds, a bit noisy outside at night but the air con was so quiet we were able to keep door to balcony closed and have a good nights sleep. The food was excellent with so much to choose from, had to go back on diet when I got home! The staff were very friendly too. The reason we went was to celebrate our golden wedding and my 70th birthday, in the brochure it stated we would have fruit and wine in our room for our anniversary and I would get a cake for my birthday, we were told to mention it when we checked in which we did, we had some fruit and wine but I was really disappointed as I didn't get my birthday cake even after reminding then 4 times, I know this isn't a big deal but it was the main reason for splashing out on a nice hotel, our first holiday since 1996. The other small problem was the balcony as it was so narrow and as we were on the 5th floor it was quite hair raising as it was glass all round, so think twice about asking for a high floor if you suffer with vertigo. Other than those couple of blips we had a lovely time and would definitely recommend the Daina."
- Travel date: Tue 27th of August 2013
"Me and my wife Just got back(20/07/12 - 27/07/12)the apt was excellent apart from our bedroom backed onto the main road,woke up every morning at 05.30 by the bin - men,the pool was great,only opened at 09.00am and anyone putting towels on a bed and leaving them longer than 1/2 hour had them removed.
Places to eat are the nostalgia for a steak,the codfather for fish & chips,simbads on the front is also good,and try the lounge for a drink.We stayed in apt 40 and the staff are excellent,this is not for families with teenagers."
- Travel date: Mon 30th of July 2012
"We stayed in Apt 34 . The lounge area overlooked the main road where eveyone complains about the noise which is correct, but the bedroom was at the rear so at night we heard no noise at all. The Apt, are spacious and very modern there is maid service 3 times a week. POOL: It is a lovely area, but there is a que from 9 am people going in and leaving towels not coming back for hours... MANAGEMENT take note, you should go round every two hours and remove towels from sunbeds not being used.
ENTERTAINEMENT : the area does lack entertainment, there are only a few bars that provide this and so they get very busy. You can take a walk to the Palms bar by the pollesea park is a great place to go for entertainement. It is not busy resort Ideal for sitting back and relaxing. Food in local bars and resaurants are very good."
- Travel date: Mon 2nd of July 2012
really beach, mediocre flat
"We were a team of 6 people and had booked 2 flats. At first sight it looked very homy. However, the bath turned out very filthy and the bath had become outdated. The beds were okay, however, it was dusty in the bedroom. Unfortunately, there creaked all doors. The kitchen was well furnished. The lounge beyond the single flats was very comfortable. The background noise in the building was very much loudly. A big plus was the nearness to the wonderful beach."
- Travel date: Tue 27th of September 2011
If you want a good night's sleep don't go to the Daina Apartments
"Studios are at the rear of the hotel- divided by a very busy street. Night revellers, tourist coaches stopping/picking up at all hours and then the recyling lorry arrives between 0530-0600 each day. Studios have good facilities and are kept very clean by the excellent maid service. We had studio 28 and asked to move and were given apartment No. 35. Same situation with noise at front. The single bed/couch room at the rear suffered with some sort of plant noise which appeared to come from the roof area. All the rooms appeared to be similar and could do with updating by good fitting double-glazing and updating the furniture as this is pretty shabby.
Some of the Hotel rooms are similary situated onto this busy road at the rear.
Would not stay here again!"
- Travel date: Wed 8th of June 2011
you get what you pay for
"stayed in the apartment block one row back from the sea, the room was dated and very basic but clean, the kitchen was too small to cook a meal in.
we stayed in room 33 and the noise from the street below is unbelievable coaches dropiing off, the bin lorry woke us up every morning about 5.00 am there is no double glazing in the patio windows.
the resort its self is beautiful.
but the bars and restaurants are so expensive For example for an average meal with two glasses of wine â¬40-45, a pint of beer 3.50 -4.00â¬ a Bacardi and coke â¬6.50.
If you are travailing with children I would recommend you go to a different resort or go self catering.
We normally go to Puerto da la cruz Tenerife were the price and the quality of the restaurants and bars are excellent.
- Travel date: Thu 19th of May 2011
Value for money
"Just spent ten wonderful days in the Daina. This hotel is managed & run with pride & passion. We can not speak highly enough about all the management & staff,extremly friendly & helpful. The food both at breakfast & dinner was superb, un-belivable selection available. We will have no hesitation about reurning in the future. The room had a fridge,hairdryer, flat screen telivision & WiFi"
- Travel date: Fri 8th of April 2011
Good Value/Great Location
"These apartments are failry basic, but clean and tidy. I stayed there with my wife and 2 children both under 4 in June 2009. Its fair to say you get what you pay for, as they are great value for such a central loction, 1 minute from both the beach and the square. The apartments also benifit from the use of the facilities at the Daina Hotel, which includes use of the salt water swimming pool set on the beach.
The staff are all very freindly and couldnt be more helpful, they even offered us a free upgrade into the hotel upon arrival.
On the down side, there is half completed building work next door, the view from the balcony isnt great (basically the back of the Daina Hotel) and the decor is a little dated.
Overall I would rate these apartments high if you are looing for good basic accomidation in a central location. If you are looking for 5 star its probably not for you."
- Travel date: Wed 28th of October 2009
"What you should know! We arrived 8/8/2009 for 7 nights. Room 35, to enter you walk through a small communal rear facing balcony, the view from there is a concrete four story open plan Building site with a crane towering above. NO building work thank goodness but a real SHOCK, Disappointment set in immediately, if you can get that out of your mind the rest was ok, The Apartment is overdue a refurbishment it had and the two single beds that were very uncomfortable and the sofa bed in the lounge was past its best and not suitable for adults. Its location is noisy so go to bed late and the 1.00am bottle collection from the hotel does wake you up! No sea views from the apartment and the front balcony is very small also. The Resort is Lovely , go south for nicer wider beach and quieter time, and finally the âNO towel on sun bed ârule is not applied and sun beds are taken by 7.00 am at the salt water pool side ... thatâs so sad Would we go again me the wife and daughter say No Thanks"
- Travel date: Fri 21st of August 2009
"we recently returned from 1 week stay in daina apartments having booked them ourselves. we have holiday twice before in puerto pollensa so we knew the location of the hotel/apartments. the apartment was "reasonably" clean but decor and furniture well past their best therefore the apartment looked shabby. the restaurant that was once beside the apartments - the tango - has been knocked down and they are in the process of replacing it with apartments. as a previous review states, there is no building work allowed during summer months but this does not get you away from the fact that you are basically holidaying on a building site !! unfortunately our first floor apartment was on the end of the building adjacent to the building site so the view from our balcony was pathetic - a narrow busy back street, a half completed building site and a telegraph pole laden with wires that we could practically reach out and touch. our other view was from the bedroom window and that was completely in the shadow of the building site next door. we could look through the partly completed building and see the tops of the trees on the square. i'm sure once this building is completed, other apartment windows will be looking right in on you and vice versa. we only saw the maid briefly on 2 occasions during the week. she was very pleasant and polite but carried out the minimum amount of cleaning. we would usually stay out of the town centre so found it quite noisy especially in the early hours of the morning with selfish fellow tourist shouting and yelling to each other with no regard for anyone else - tourists or locals. the pool area was lovely and my kids made good use of the salt water pool but would agree with previous reviewer that more shade is needed as it was mid 30s every day we were there. the staff were very pleasant but we would not stay in the aparments again."
- Travel date: Tue 11th of August 2009