28 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

Awful! We came to this hotel as part of...

Reviewed Sat 17th of February 2007

"Awful! We came to this hotel as part of a cruise and stay, on our honeymoon, I just cried.

The area has a lot of 18-30 clubs, so there are a lot of young people about, which is fine but the noise comes with it.

There was no air conditioning in our room so we had the door to the balcony open, but we couldn’t sleep due to the noise, it went quiet from around 4 in the morning.

Hence we moved to Cala bona in the morning which is fantastic, would 100 % recommend. "

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  • Travel date: Sat 17th of February 2007

We stayed in this hotel for a week in mi...

Reviewed Wed 23rd of November 2005

"We stayed in this hotel for a week in mid-2005 as a cheap getaway.

Once we had finally got there after a scary ride through the dubious sites & smells of Magalluf [!] we found ourselves in the quiet and relaxed resort of Santa Ponsa.

The hotel was well kept - nice courtyard with plenty of sunbeds and plants, no rubbish and a swimming pool rather than a 'fun-pool'. Literally about two minutes from the beach.

Throughout our week the staff were always polite and courteous - very helpful when it came to renting a car to go around the island. This is well worth the minimal expense [about GBP50 for two days] but make sure you go clockwise if you do a tour or you will end up driving close the edge on the narrow windy roads.

The food was pretty ok - cereal, toast, fruit & eggs for breakfast. Many of the other guests complimented the hotel food but as there are so many great eateries its seems a shame not to eat out every night...

The only slight issue we had was that the lift shaft mechanism was situated between our door and our bathroom, which proved a little too noisy on the first morning. Having said that, we spoke to the receptionists who were only too quick to relocate us to a room with a view of the Santa Ponsa bay on the opposite side of the hotel so no complaints there.

All in all a great hotel and value for money - well recommended to those who like the night life of a nearby town but still want a quiet retreat when it suits for relaxing and catching the rays.


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  • Travel date: Wed 23rd of November 2005

Just returned from visit to Playas Del R...

Reviewed Fri 30th of September 2005

"Just returned from visit to Playas Del Ray hotel in Santa Ponsa, lovely small hotel with a very friendly atmosphere, good food, lovely traditional Spanish rooms, high standards of cleanliness situated at the quieter end of the resort with shops and eating places on your doorstep. All of the staff were friendly but we were particularly impressed with the receptionist who gave us a lovely greeting whenever we saw her and when we left even gave us a cuddle, you don’t get the too often!! We would be happy to go back anytime."

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  • Travel date: Fri 30th of September 2005

Very nice hotel. Friendly staff. Rooms a...

Reviewed Sun 31st of July 2005

"Very nice hotel. Friendly staff. Rooms are good with air conditioning. Towels changed regularly and rooms are cleaned every day.

There is a roof terrace where there are plenty of sun loungers. The pool area was clean and there were plenty of sun loungers there too.

The hotel is close to the beach, which is lovely. Breakfast was fine on the few occasions we got up early enough .The usual such as bacon, scrambled and boiled eggs, cereals, fruit, tea, coffee and fruit juices on offer.

There was some evening entertainment the lounge bar but we didn’t catch any as we mostly dined out in Santa Ponsa then went in different places for our entertainment.

I would really recommend this hotel if you’re looking for relaxing laid back holiday in pleasant surroundings."

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  • Travel date: Sun 31st of July 2005

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