16 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
This is a well situated hotel on the beach for the price we had no falt .
"The staff where very good the location excellent , the food in general was average lovely fresh fruit at every meal , the rooms where clean and bright all looked onto the sea . The entertainment was pretty bad , only for one of the guests Andy who was a singer entertained us well , you should defiantly give him a job he was just what this hotel needed!!!! If you are English you must sus out the English speaking guests and make your own fun , we had a great holiday .
- Travel date: Thu 30th of May 2013
3 ADULTS 27 31 N 64 1 INFANT AGE 3 AND TEENAGER AGE 15
"i have just returned from our 2 week stay at the above hotel. The hotel its self is brilliantly clean has very spacious rooms and the view from your balcony are fantastic.its a sea front hotel as most of the hotels on the stretch is . The pool is lovely and the pool area is always clean and tidy there is always sun beds available which is great.i went with my 3 year old son so genuinely he needs to be kept occupied . I don't think the entertainment that was on offer was enough.There wasn't hardly any think happening in the day other than coloring and may be a game of skittles on the stage. At one point my son actually came up to us and said im bored .This shouldnt be the case when there is kids entertainers around all day . The night time entertainment for the kids was a lot better but didn't last very long there was about 4-5 kids songs n dances which lasted roughly 9-9.30.To top the kids entertainment of earlier on in the day it was announced KIDS DISCO CD GRATIS which to me mean free but as my son as gone up for one they charged him 10 euro and as he wanted it and we said he could have one we then felt we had no choice and to top it off the cd was a copy with no label on it and the cover was a black and white photo copy that had been ripped instead of cut. :( not very happy . Over all the night entertainment was some times fun but you could tell they were budget acts and when there was singers on half the time you couldn't understand them as they were aimed more at the German visitors.Now to the food the presentation was good and food was always cooked nice.There isn't a lot to choose from so if you didn't like what was there you weren't eating. One day it was either rabbit or stuffed egg plants, i wasn't fancying either so i had a lump of mash n cheese.Puddings were ok but not much there either.There is always like a weird mixture of foods and the one think was battered cauliflower n broccoli yuck no thank you. There were some nice dishes like Pork Lamb n Veil.This happened dinner n tea time. The breakfasts were nothing to look forward to. The first morning it was either boiled egg scrambled egg or fried .You do get the bacon but there style n never had pork sausage once.The snack bar is basically a corner of the bar withe 1 rectangle cold pizza on there thats the same every day.
The hotel its self has a lot of German visitors and boy do they make you feel uncomfortable.Every were you go there staring and basically laughing at you not good on holiday you want to relax let your hair down and not worry about a thing . I honestly can say that the hotel does cater for the German visitors more but on a whole Sa Coma as a resort is aimed at Germans.They were so ignorant and bad mannered, for instance never saying thank you when you held a door open for them and they were sitting there staring and obviously talking about us mainly when we were eating. Not saying the British are perfect but even our 3 year old uses his manners. I would never go to a hotel that is more aimed for the Germans again and this wasn't just our opinion but of many others and not just British.
Overall we had a good holiday other than having to entertain ourselves the majority of the time."
- Travel date: Thu 29th of September 2011
"We stayed in these apartments in May last year and have just booked up to go again this year. Our little girl was 3 at the time and thoroughly enjoyed herself.
Just so that people know they employed a new chef last year and the food was fantastic. Always at least a choice of four main courses, a big salad, meat and cheese selection and a selection of veg. The puddings were the usual cake, jelly and ice cream. The food was amazing.
All rooms have a sea view and ours was immaculate. The beach is a 2 minute walk away, directly accessible through a gate at the pool area, saves walking long way around.
Staff were fabulous and all either spoke or attempted to speak English, Tony the waiter was fab with our daughter and reserved a table for our party every evening (5 of us).
There were a lot of Germans but they were very friendly and this was never a problem. In my opinion unless you book with a British Tour operator then you can't complain. We actually atayed with a very well known tour operator the year before and we all much prefered the Playa Dorada. Plus the Playa Dorada was all inclusive at a fraction of the cost of the other hotel for self catering.
Do book up asap as it is a popular hotel and I can assure you, you won't be disapointed!"
- Travel date: Mon 7th of March 2011
"All Receoption staff excellent Customer Care and all spoke English. Nothing too much for them. Event the Night Receptionsist Jodie who agains was friendly, well mannered and helpful-unusual for a Night Receptionist. Pool area very, clean, food - always found something to enjoy. Rooms clean, spacious, and excellent sea view. Had a really lovely time nothing negative!!! I have booked again for 2011 and cannot wait to go back."
- Travel date: Fri 28th of January 2011
germans had a lovely time!!!
"The only reason that this hotel got 3 points is because it is situated in a beautiful location , right in the middle of 2 lovely beaches which are both within a couple of minutes walking distance . Also each room had lovely sea views . Unfortunately the rest of the holiday left a lot to be desired .
. Room was dirty . I am not a very particular person and have experienced some dodgy
living conditions , however , the room we occupied at this hotel was a
disgrace . Furniture was sticky with dirt and we had a constant battle with ants
which infested the room , floor , table , counter tops , they were everywhere . We
complained three times about the problem and were reliably ? informed that this was
a Majorcan problem which had to be endured . However after 10 days and numerous
tins of insecticide we finally beat the problem , but the dead ants were left on
the table for the duration . I can only conclude that the cleaners did not see the
scores of little bodies.
Beer , fruit juice , coke etc was on tap which was great , hoever if shorts were
the order of the day then there were problems with the bar staff who insisted that
you drank at what they deemed appropriate . Husband was not impressed , ended up
buying our own and sitting on balcony. This is a German hotel run by and for the
german people . At least 90% German holiday makers left little room for
communication and left us feeling isolated and very glad to be home. "
- Travel date: Mon 6th of July 2009
hotel overall value for money
"We just returned from this hotel last night 13th August 2008. Myself husband and thirteen year old daughter. Although I wouldn't say the hotel was four star it certainly wasn't as bad as some of the comments I have read. The hotel was very clean, the only days the maids didn't clean was a Tues and a Thurs. Other days that they were cleaned they were spotless and the maids always spoke even if it was Spanish hello and goodbye! Reception and the Bar area were also extremely clean along with the restaurant. Ok the food maybe isn't to everyone's taste but surely if travelling to a forigen country you do not expect to get English food all the time! Personally I don't like fish or pork which is served a lot, but there was always some beautiful salad, potatoes and pasta!
I never found a problem getting a sunbed, and although sometimes early morning there were paper cups laid on the floor by 8.30am it was all clean and tidy.
Yes the hotel is used by a variety of nationalitys but I would like to say they are not all German, we came across Dutch, Spainish, Italian and of course some English.
I can't comment on the kids club as my daughter was too old to attend, but I did see some rather impressive face painting been done.
Entertainment on a night is I have to admit the worse entertainment I have ever seen and the Spanish Elvis is so bad, its actually funny! The entertainment isn't just for the Germans though. The quiz questions we joined in with were read out in English first, German then Dutch!
We did go out one evening for a meal for my husbands birthday and I would highly recommend the Kings Head, the food is lovely and the entertainment there is much better!
However on an evening we still enjoyed ourself, you can still laugh even when the entertainers are appalling!
All in all I really enjoyed this holiday and Sa Coma is a lovely place which I would certainly return to."
- Travel date: Sun 17th of August 2008
brilliant playa dorada
"we have just returned from playa dorada sa coma, we were worried before we went after reading bad reviews on it, i must say we had a fantastic holiday, the rooms are simple ,cleaned regulary, the staff work soooo hard and are very freindly. the only downside were the germans !! too many but we met fantastic families there ( english) and had a lovely time , . the pool was gorgeous, clean, but you do have to get up early to get your towel on a sunbed, we spotted one german doing this at 12.30 am while we were having a drink. the hotel is strict on closing the bar and terrace at 12 so there is no noise for families late at night, you can stay down but you have to be quiet which i think is fair enough. the food was adequate very german but we always had something the kids were ok with it but if you have a fussy eater there is no kiddies food really. a holiday is what you make it and if you have got one booked at playa judge it yourself with an open mind, enjoy, we loved every minute i woud return. s edwards"
- Travel date: Sun 17th of August 2008
"Date: 13th August 2008 This has been the worst holiday hotel we have ever stayed in. It was no way a 3 star more like a 2 star.We payed for all inclusive but spent much of our time away from the hotel because the food was disgusting, cold and repetative. This is a German hotel and everthing is geared for them, mostly the "entertainment" if that is what you would call it. We have been travelling all over the world on all inclusive holdays for many years and never seen anything like this! It was almost embarrassing to watch! The pool area was "cleaned" only once in the 2 weeks we were there. A cleaner came and hosed down the area but did not sweep first so we were left with cigarrette butts, straws and ice cream spoons everywhere. Breakfast starts at 7.30am but if you go before 8.0am the cleaners are mopping OVER your feet with dirty mops and you have to eat your breakfast with the lingering smell of disinfectant. No snacks during the day as indicated. All maids and cleaners miserable apart from one lovely man who tidied the pool area! If you do go to this hotel with children please be aware that the door locks on the bathroom and bedrooms do not always open from the outside with the safety lock if they happen to lock themselves in. My 2 year old grandson did this and a maintenance man was called, but he took 30 minutes to get there! Some doors cannot be opened from the inside which my daughter found in the other apartment when she was locked in the bathroom. A maintenance man was seen climbing through a ground floor bedroom window to allow a maid in for cleaning.TVs and aircon to be paid for in the hotel.Aircon blowing warm.We had to put our alarm on for 5.45 every morning and be out with the towels for the sunloungers before 6.0am to beat the germans. It was unbelievable! Most of those loungers were not used until lunchtime! The ONLY thing this hotel has going for it is the location. It is only two minutes away from the beach and bars and resturants. And believe me you will be glad of them!"
- Travel date: Sat 16th of August 2008
beware if you are british !!
"We have just returned from a week at the playa dorada hotel, having read all the rave reviews!!! however there are a few points which you need to be aware of. Good points : the location, its right in the middle of sa coma and s'illott so you have two really good beaches to choose from. Its near some good restaurants and bars which you will need to go to if you are to survive your holiday. Bad points: This IS a German hotel, it caters for them in every way and although the hotel itself is not that bad, the food is terrible, the air conditioning is useless ( we did find out that you can hire a fan from a local English man but it was too late in the week to bother) and in the height of summer we were all unable to sleep because of the heat. The entertainment is in German and is obismal so we ended up eating out nearly every night which defeats the object of going all inclusive ( by this term its more like full board with drinks included as there are no snacks available other than cake on an afternoon) The bar stops serving with glasses after 11pm and everything stops at 12 pm. By the end of the week I would say that the number of English guests had increased sufficiently to be bearable. The rooms were ok but you dont get maid service everyday and the towels provided are like hand towels and not much good. Breakfast consists of german sausage eggs fried and scrambled plus the usual continental cheese and ham etc - its aweful and the same every day. There isn't enough choice and for my second all inclusive experience it has put me off for good. It didnt stop us from enjoying our holiday. Sa Coma is a really good resort and I would definately go back but not to this hotel."
- Travel date: Tue 5th of August 2008
Playa Dorada hotel, Sa Coma
"Hotel is in a good location, 5 minutes walk from Sa Coma beach. Overlooks rocky part of beach, good for rock pooling with the kids. Small lifts
Good size main and childrens pool, i was a bit concerned as during the whole week we were there i never saw the pools being cleaned!
Rooms OK, had what we needed, better rooms that i expected, had great balcony and from what i could see all rooms had sea view. Bad points were you had to pay for TV and safe in room even though on All Inc basis.
Food not that great, could do with being warmer, never managed to get a warm egg at breakfast. Not alot of choice, need a bit more variety. Ate out in evening due to monotony of meals at lunch time.
Drinks were fine, self service machines for fizzy drinks, beer and wine all day long. Coffee, hot chocolate and slush puppy drinks available also. No english tea from what i could see. Free ice creams for kids all day
Kids club not good, only went once and that was enough, the day had a jungle theme and the only thing for my son to do was to colour one picture. Have been to other kids clubs and alot better
Some things for kids to do in resort, all a short walk away, bike and small kids quads available, bouncy castles, bungey trampolines, kids water park, mini golf. Water park and mini golf about 15 mins walk away."
- Travel date: Mon 28th of July 2008
not great at all
"we are currently staying at the this hotel, i thought i would just write the review now so its fresh in my head, we are here with our daughter who is 15 months, the hotel is no way a 3 star, sum websites have rated it a 3 and a half to 4 star but on the wall of the building it says 3star and it does not add up to this at all.
the weather has been the only good thing,
1st u cannot get a sunlounger in the morning unless u are up at 7am, the hotel is full of germans, the food is ment for them too, as well as the entertainment, the staff are even german. there is no entertainment for adults just kids and it is the same evey night, with the same old cd.
sa coma its self is has a really nice beach but thats it, there isna anything to do , i am just back from magaluff 2 weeks ago, and although it is busy there are areas to go for families and i would highly recommend it, as u will be very bored here.
we payed 600 pounds each to stay here all inclusive but it is not worth it, please believe me. unless u are german do not stay at this hotel.also we are on level 1 of 7 floors and the noise at night is very loud as the entertainment blair out the music till 11.30 everynight, not so good for us as we have a little girl."
- Travel date: Mon 14th of July 2008
Loved The Hotel
"My family stayed at this hotel and we loved it the stay was not long enougand.The kids entertainment was fantastic and they kept them entertained all day.The pool area was very clean and secure for all the children in the hotel.Food was ok we had no complaints,Would go again.From Rich,Lisa,Jayden"
- Travel date: Wed 2nd of July 2008