Zafiro Rey don Jaime
85 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
May consider returning
"Reception are very friendly, always trying to help. Hotel is very clean, no faults there!
However they do try to charge you for basics- fridge 3 euros a day, Remote control for Tv 10 Euros!!!!
Me and my partner went on 15th July for 1 week this year (aged 17 + 18). We went half baord, would recommend booking all inclusive, as everything is expensive - 2 orange juices 4 Euros!!
food also gets boring by the end of the week,not a great deal of choice but it is nice. I would say for families to deffinately go, great holiday for us!
May consider going back in a few years, brilliant area, less than a 1 minute walk to beach :) and Santa Ponsa is the best spot for families, couples. Night life is just right, safe for children and really warm."
- Travel date: Mon 26th of July 2010
Best holiday ever
"Cannot fault this hotel..from reception staff George and Annette to restaurant especially chef Juan..The food was excellant so much choice and beautifully presented especially the roast beef..everyone friendly and helpful..The pool area is great and hotel situated near the sandy beach...but best of all was the entertainment headed by the talented,amazing and energetic Max and his team...Ollie and Rosh just to mention 2 ...plenty of fun and amusement for the children and shows each evening for the grown ups...havn't laughed or enjoyed myself so much in ages "
- Travel date: Sun 11th of July 2010
"Just arrived back this evening, after a week at the hotel,The ages of our party were between 15yrs and 50, and what a lovely time we had, we are all very particular in our accomodation and all very well travelled. Hotel was spotlessly clean, food very good. Entertainment was ok, it was enjoyable, What do people want for a 3* Spanish hotel.... Vegas !! Would book again."
- Travel date: Wed 23rd of June 2010
"i stayed there from may 18th to the 25th and enjoyed my stay very much it was excellent in the hotel staff very friendly and the entertanment was great ad the games during the day where fun and i would recomend this hotel as i am going there again next year"
- Travel date: Mon 31st of May 2010
"This is the first time i've been to The Rey Don Jaime & i thought it was the best hotel and holiday ever.I met loads of really nice people.The entertainment staff Oli,Max & Rosh were amazing i loved every minute of it.At night with bingo bongo & the quiz i wasnt bored at all & shakey shakey lol that was so funny.During the day theres loads of games including mini golf & bowling & loads of other games theres something for everyone.the food wasnt the best but it was still a great holiday.At night we went up to stepps we had such a laugh :L ill defo be going back next year :D hope to see everyone again :)say hi to Max,Oli & Rosh please :D Just want to say thanks to the whole of the entertainment team for making my holiday even more enjoyable :D x"
- Travel date: Thu 27th of August 2009
FAB HOILDAY :) YET AGAIN !!!!
"once again me and family came back to the ray don jamie . what a fab place that is all we can say ,the holiday wouldn't be the same with out the entertainment team soo big thanks to max , oli and rosh .food was okay , rooms wasnt big but your are too busy to stay in your room all day . maxs bingo bongo was the best seein him dance was the highlight of my holiday you could win up to 160 euros for the bingo. as we went back to this hotel again we saw people there from last year who loved it too. if you have teenagers or little children there is loads to do for them. soo book it now !!! say hello to enterainment team for me !!! "
- Travel date: Mon 17th of August 2009
"The 4th time i have been to this hotel is 4 years. Didnt know what to expect at 1st as i heard there were new owners. but as i arrived, i arrived to a beutifal modern hotel.
It really is great for evrything. There is a verity of lush food for breakfast and tea.
And evrynight there is bingo were you can win up to 2oo euroes, then a live entertainment act.
Its great for kidz and adultz asthere are fully quallafied entertainers throught the day making your holiday that extra bit special.
An adults pool and a kidz one and also an inside one.
There is a good night life just down the road and a beutifal beach round the corner.
Brilliant and will be reuturning next year.
Oliver Paul Green, WHAT A LEGEND.
By Ron Hutton."
- Travel date: Fri 24th of July 2009
"Iv just come back from one of the best holidays iv had in ages! i went for 10 days 9 to 19th of july to rey don jamie hotel and i carn't really say one bad things about it.It's for all ages young and older people and has plenty of activies to do throughout the day and night time, max and oli the reps made the experience much more fun and exciting there where so much fun and never boaring! there where always doing games through the day round the pool to make it more fun and sometimes did the night enterament and was sooo funny they do a quiz and bingo every night which was good fun aswell. After the hotel i went up into santa ponsa where all the bars and clubs where which was like a 10 minute walk from the hotel which i was quite please with and thought it was a good nightlife for all ages special for young couples, plus if u fancied abit more nightlife me and my boyfriend would catch a taxi to magualaf which was about 9 euro which wasnt bad at all.The meals where nice but sometimes kept the same type of food and didn't change it that often but overall the meals where nice but lucky for some we had a mcd's just down the road on the left which was good i thought and it stayed opened till 3 in the morning.The bedrooms where very basic overall the only bad thing about it was that the cupboards where very small and didn't have that much room for 2 people to share it, plus the aircon was giving every1 a score thoart and cold so i recommend you try not to use it as much as you can.I would def recommened to all ages! and i will be back in july hopefully next year for 2 weeks next time was such a brilliant hoilday! "
- Travel date: Tue 21st of July 2009
"Stayed for 1 week in June of this year 2009. Dreadful, the only good thing about it was the pool and the aircondtioning. The food is in abundance and its all v v v v disappointing. The Hotel Management were totally uninterested in any short-comings that were reported to them, which included being placed in a double room with an extra bed which in there eyes miraculously made it a treble room - madness, if only I'd known that when I was forking out the extra money for a larger room as i understood it. They were far from approachable & highly arguementative. This hotel put a real damper on our stay in Mallorca and I
would recommend it to NO-ONE !"
- Travel date: Sun 28th of June 2009
"Myself & friend arrived to stay at hotel for 1 week in order to play golf. First impression of thye twin room were slightly disappointing, as we have normally stayed in Palma Nova where the room was slightly bigger. However, on saying that, by the time we had emptied our cases and managed to find a home for the golf clubs, it was more than adequate. It was generally occupied by middle aged guests, so we were amongst the majority. There were families there, but they were in the minority. The rooms were clean and the staff friendly. The food was excellent value for money, despite it not being out of this world. It was hot and the choice was considerable. praise must go to the 4 young entertainment staff. 2 girls & 2 boys worked their socks off from 9am until 12 midnight. They organised kids games and adults games during the day around the pool and then sorted most of the evening entertainment in the danceroom.
The drinks in the hotel were very expensive, 9.60 euros for two pints of Worthingtons! It must be said however, that most of Santa Ponsa was expensive for drinks, unless of course you prefer the local beer which you can pick up for 2.50 euros. The pool is fantastic with sun beds in abundance. Don't bother going down to the beach where you will be charged a fortune for a bed & brolly.
The only downside to the hotel is the pumping station nearby. Every now and then you would get this horrendous smell of 'dirty water/sewage' wafting across the edge of the pool. Overall though, a fine location for to explore Santa Ponsa and the surrounding area."
- Travel date: Fri 5th of June 2009
Rey Don Jaime
"went back for two weeks august 2008 had been for a week the previous year
room was great sea veiw plus overlooked pool as well we did ask for same floor!
food not as varied or as good as last year but still excellant choice
spent alot of time on beach
overall good value
central location and we tried the buses! long queues at roundabout but turn up left and no problems!went to palma and neighbouring resorts
- Travel date: Thu 12th of March 2009
fab family fun
"We went to the rey don jaimie on a family holiday, me my husband and my step children who are 14 & 12. I was worried how I would keep them entertained but they had a fab time!
The location was great, turn left out of the hotel 5 minute walk and your on a lovely sandy beach, shops bars & restaurants to the left and right. The hotel was spotlessly clean and bedding changed every other day towels daily if required. Food was excellent, the kids are quite fussy but something for everyone plain & simple or something for the more adventurous. The entertainment team were fab max's bingo bongo and great shows, a disney show for the kids and a grease show also a british hypnotist and a beatles & U2 tribute. We intended to go to the square where they have tribute bands every night but it was so good in the hotel we often stayed there. The location of santa ponsa is great we went to the pirate show and water parks in magaluf and palma nova which are a 10 minute taxi ride or 20 minutes on the bus. Taxi only cost 7euro.
The only downside for me was views from the hotel, although we spend very little time in the rooms i like a pool view but you either overlooked the main road or the back of the hotel. The only views are from the side of the hotel there are only about 18 rooms in total. some reviews comment on a smell but we went in a busy peak season and i didnt smell anything. Great value for money the kids want to go back next year!!
Clare Barrett (wales)"
- Travel date: Tue 30th of December 2008