Hotel Villa Singala
10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
NO FRILLS BUT REASONABLE VALUE
"Small, comfortable,clean B&B hotel with helpful English-speaking staff. Fridge in bedroom was useful but disappointed there was no radio, television or telephone in the room.
Peaceful location, a 15-minute stroll along the Pine Walk to the town centre."
- Travel date: Mon 4th of May 2009
Peaceful, pretty hotel in a lovely area - great value for money
"I stayed at this hotel with my 12 year old daughter, it was a last minute booking and to be honest I wasn't expecting too much given the price, we were just looking for something quiet to spend time together. We were happily surprised with the hotel, location and the staff. The rooms were cleaned daily and a fresh set of towels were provide each day. The girls who served breakfast and the chap who served the evening bar were always friendly and happy to help in anyway. The pool is small but fine for sunbathing and a quick dip and the beach is a few minutes walk away - perfect. The walk along the beach to the restaurants and shops lovely - not too far - although I would bother with heels as its a crazy-paving. There are plenty of restaurants - our favourites included a lovely chinese restaurant on the main square run by a lovely couple who made myself and my daughter very welcome, great food - unfortunately we can't remember the name but its next but one to a Indian - which was also good. We also liked The Codfather, not the cheapest fish and chips but worth every penny - their Sunday lunch was good too but make sure you book a table or you might miss out."
- Travel date: Sun 3rd of May 2009
Lovely place to crash out
"Lovely small hotel in a very quiet part of Port de Pollenca. Some distance from the resort centre, so you have to walk a bit to get to restaurants etc, but there are worse things in life than a 10-15 minute stroll along the Pine Walk before and after dinner. We had a room at the front with balcony - not much of a sea view, but very nice all the same. The room was a bit on the small side, but very comfortable and kept spotlessly clean. It included a fridge, in which the hotel left a complimentary bottle of wine and a 1.5 litre bottle of water. No TV or radio, which for us was a plus point. Breakfasts were pretty good - no hot dishes, but plenty of fresh fruit and other stuff, plus not bad coffee. Staff were unfailingly friendly and helpful, including giving us use of an unbooked room at the end of our stay, when we had to wait to midnight for our bus transfer to the airport. Extra bonus: Flygobespan guests at the hotel have a special deal with Flyglobespan's main Pollenca hotel, the Sis Pins - 3 course meal + wine for 17 euros, which given the quality of the food at Sis Pins is a real bargain. All in all, a peaceful, quiet hotel in a very peaceful part of the resort - highly recommended."
- Travel date: Mon 6th of October 2008
La Singala - 4 ****
"Booked this hotel through Globespan and was a bit concerend about it being just 2 star.
I shouldn't have worried as it was excellent and certainly worthy of 4 stars. The whole hotel was very clean and the staff were very friendly.
The pool was small but more than adequate as there were no children staying.
Met some very nice people who have been coming to La Singala for several years.
We would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to stay in a nice quiet hotel / area with easy access to bars and restaurants.
Will certainly go back.
The Browns, Aberdeenshire"
- Travel date: Sun 7th of September 2008
Friendly clean hotel
"We have just returned two weeks ago from a holiday in Puerto Pollensa staying at the La Singala Hotel. We were late booking as we originally wanted an apartment but apartments in the same area as the hotel were far too expensive. The hotel is perfectly situated in a quiet street at the end of the Pine Walk very close to the Il a'dore hotel. It is literally 1 minute across a cobbled courtyard to the beach. There is also a very well stocked shop across the road at the back of the hotel. We found the hotel to be very pleasant, clean and the staff were execeptionally friendly and helpful. We will definitely be considering going back next year."
- Travel date: Sat 30th of August 2008
Lovely homely hotel
"Spent a week at La Singala recently and loved the hotel. The rooms are spotless as are the bathrooms and the shower works every time (and its hot too!) We paid a little extra to get a balcony overlooking the front of the hotel and we had a bottle of wine in our fridge as a welcome along with fruit and bottled water. The manager is very charming and friendly (and dishy) and the other staff are all pleasant and hard working and willing to please. The breakfasts were delicious - continental admittedly - but there was a large choice of cereal, fruit, cold cuts, cheese, yogurt and lovely crusty rolls, toast, croissants etc. and as much coffee and tea as you liked. The hotel doesnt cater for evening meals but does do very nice light lunches. There are so many nice restaurants in the area that this really doesnt matter. For a two star hotel this place is truly worth trying. Its only minutes from the fabulous bay and beach and a nice stroll along to the restaurants and shops.
Most of the guests are older - though when we were there there was a mix - but it had a nice friendly atmosphere and was very home from home. I would recommend this to anyone, and look forward to staying there again next year."
- Travel date: Sun 16th of September 2007
Relaxing Majorca - La Singala
"This was our 3rd stay at La Singala, having previously stayed in April 2005 and October 2003.
This bed and breakfast hotel is run by Globespan and is an ideal place for couples of all ages. It is situated just off the Pine Walk at the Formentor end of Puerto Pollensa and a relaxing 10-15 minute stroll along the sea to the centre of town. All the comfortable rooms are en suite and those at the front have a balcony, mini fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and a safe. Towels were changed daily and bedding 3 times a week.
Breakfast can be taken in the dining room or on the terrace. There is plenty of choice - fruit juice, cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit, cold meat, cheese, eggs, etc. The hotel has its own bar and serves great value snacks at lunchtime. We found the staff to be helpful and pleasant at all times.
There is a sun-terrace with loungers behind the hotel and a small swimming pool (approx. 8x6 metres and 1.80m deep - and therefore not particularly good for young children and non-swimmers).
Puerto Pollensa is a bustling place without being noisy and has lots of good restaurants with a wide choice of different cuisines. Katy's Bar on the Pine Walk is good for snacks and among our favourite restaurants for the evening were Tiberi, Little Italy, Cap de Canto, Trio and the recently opened Guru.
Puerto Pollensa must be one of Majorca's most beautiful resorts and it is a good centre to explore the island. There are good transport links to Palma, Alcudia and further round the north-east coast."
- Travel date: Thu 23rd of August 2007
Loved La Singala
"Stayed here for 1 week at end Sept 2006. La Singala is at the quiet end of the bay, a very pleasant 10-15 minute walk along the beach front from the centre of town. For a 2* hotel, we were hugely impressed. Hotel was spotless, rooms were fresh & clean. Modern air-con. Shower was the best of all the places we stayed on the island. Lovely balcony, great spot for a cold beer from the fridge. Great peaceful location, just 50 metres from the water, and a decent pool too. If we go back to Pollensa, would certainly try to stay at La Singala."
- Travel date: Tue 3rd of October 2006
"This is a great hotel, i booked it thro Globespan holidays,
it is situated at the far end of the pine walk, the walk is very nice. the hotel is bed and breakfast, they do lunches but no dinners.
The rooms are a bit on the small side but then you dont go to sit in a room anyway. most rooms have a balcony, we had one overlooking the swimming pool which was very nice, which had a really good view.
The maid service was excellent, rooms and hotel were spotless. the staff are very nice and helpfull.
all the rooms have a small fridge, a haidryer, and a kettle.
the beach is just round the corner from the hotel, they do have a small swimming pool that was very nice,.
there is a supermarket situated just across the road from the hotel, that was very handy,
the hotel has a bar which is open until 12.30, you will notice with this hotel that it is mostly older couples that go to the hotel year after year, but all very nice.
i would definetly recommend booking this hotel."
- Travel date: Fri 22nd of September 2006
The Jewel in the Crown of Budget ...but keep the food
"We stayed here last summer for one week. Being familiar with Puerto Pollensa (and its prices) I was looking for 'cost effective' accommodation of a good quality that would allow me to spend more whilst out and about. La Singala is exactly that - very good value for money, budget accommodation.
The hotel is situated on a street behind the famous 'pine walk' so is less than a minute from the beaches and restaurants of this landmark stretch. You will be situated across the road from a supermarket that sells 'the basics' and near a lot of very decent restaurants (pine walk based). La Singalla is about 10 minutes walk from the main part of Puerto Pollensa (a lazy stroll really rather than a walk). It is near the famous Il A Dor Hotel (the Bourgeoisie stay here - whereas if you stay in La Singalla you are the Lumpin Proletariat for the duration of your stay -Il A Dor residents are notorious snobs and 'yacht types' - when they socialise it makes great eaves-dropping entertainment if you're fascinated by snobs and snobbery!).
Back to La Singalla....
The room we had was at the back of the hotel (facing onto Formentor road) but it was not too noisy at night because the windows are double glazed. There was no balcony in our room but others had balconies (this annoyed us because we wanted a balcony). The rooms had air conditioning but from memory - it was one of those systems that operates only when the key is inside a plastic 'holder' on the wall that triggers the power (it cooled down quick enough though once key was in place). The rooms are small -a bed, a bedside table and an en suite toilet - that's it (there is a kettle and a couple of biscuits waiting to greet you on the first day).
The food at this hotel is garden variety (stuff like hotdogs and hamburgers - they only do breakfast and lunch, not dinner) - but who cares - Puerto Pollensa has so much to offer in the way of food that you'd be mad to dine in your hotel. Breakfast was the only meal we ate at the hotel and this was satisfactory without being memorable - some toast, a croissant (and some of that ubiquitous, horrible continental streaky bacon if you're dying of hunger). Fruit and fruit juice/yoghurt featured too I'm sure.
The best feature of this hotel (it has a nice pool by the way that was not horrendously busy when we went in August) is its friendly staff. We had a couple of drinks at the hotel most nights before going to find a restaurant and the pace was relaxed and pleasant - the staff eager to assure your comfort and enjoyment of the hotel bar.
A gray area for me remains the fact that the hotel was advertised as 'quasi'-self catering. If self catering had been defined as 'has a kettle' then I'd have no grounds to belly ache. Yet there was nothing self catering about the room at all (except the kettle) - no fridge - no cooker -nothing! So unless you plan to prepare gazpacho on the floor then fill the bath with it and invite the neighbours round to dunk some bread then you'll be dining out each night (remember - the hotel does not do evening meals).
- Summary -
La Singala is not 5 star luxury and you would need to be desperate to order from the menu (junk). It's a modest but extremely well kept hotel and the staff are customer focussed friendly people who come across as genuinely committed to ensuring you have a good stay. One thing I would say - I was 30 years old when I was at La Singala and my girlfriend and I were the youngest couple there by a country mile - the residents make the place take on that 1930s hydropathic feel - but what of that - there's plenty to do around town and the guest were not unpleasant!
Do yourself a favour and save the money you would normally waste on slightly better accommodation and stay at this hotel to give yourself more cash to spend around Pollensa.
Don't forget to go to Bar Bonanca up the road to be entertained by Miguel and Rafael - the two charismatic brothers who run a good Mallorcian pub with Mallorcian pub food - not British junk like sausage and chips - I mean Mallorcian pub food)."
- Travel date: Sun 20th of August 2006