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SENTIDO Punta del Mar
Ranked #3 of 36 Hotels in Santa Ponsa
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Southampton, England
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“Don't Listen to the Moaners”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

We have recently come back from a 2 week all inclusive stay at this hotel and can honestly say that we feel we have had a nice refreshing break.
We arrived there late following a mixup at the airport with our transfer but as soon as we saw the view from the lobby and spoke to the very friendly reception staff, this was quickly forgotten. We had previously asked for and were given a room on the 7th floor with equally stunning views over the bay. We had to pay deposits for the towels, changed 3 times a week, and for the safe with an extra E3 per day non refundable. If you are on a tight budget for spending money, bear this in mind.
The room was fine and we managed perfectly well with the amount of storage space for non-hanging clothes. We felt the bathroom could have done with another shelf of some description for the washbag, but this is a minor issue. Plenty of hot water for showers although we had a couple of evenings when the temperature went up and down a bit between hot and cold. It was kept clean although the bathroom floor was a bit suspect at times.
We enjoyed the food in the buffet restaurant and had a lovely meal in the a la carte, served by David who did an excellent job. Gentleman, a reminder, you have to wear long trousers in the dining room but, as my husband did, you can change back into shorts afterwards. The choice of all inclusive drinks was fine and our thanks go to all the bar and restaurant staff who work very hard but still smile and are very friendly. Special thanks at this point to the waiter David who soon remembered my husband's Bell's whisky and lemonade, no ice.
We enjoyed most of the entertainment, apart from one show, The Greatest Duets. This was awful and we weren't the only guests who left the room before the end of the show. Sam and Adam are lovely, very enthusiastic but don't put any pressure on if you don't want to join in their organised activities. (Beware Mr & Mrs!) There is also free evening entertainment in the square about 5-10 mins walk away if you would prefer. If you like a quieter drink, the Blue Bar is the place to go but take some money as they serve very few all inclusive drinks.
The pool area was nice and we found some comfortable beds in the quiet area but they did go very quickly in the mornings. The half hour sunbed policy seems a bit harsh beforehand but works well in practice. The main area was kept clean but we did find some bits around the edges from time to time.
It is about a 20 min walk into the main resort of Santa Ponsa, but they really only have more tourist shops plus drinking and eating places. You would need to get a bus from there into Palma if you wanted the bigger shops.
For Thomas Cook guests, Rita is very approachable and helpful. She took our airport problem very seriously and is pursuing the matter for us. I was very surprised when I read earlier reviews to see people moaning about her. She has several hotels to look after but can always be reached by phone when she is not at the hotel if there are any problems.
If you have any special requests, contact the hotel beforehand. I did this for our room and to book the a la carte restaurant on my husband's birthday. They very kindly gave him a complimentary birthday cake in the restaurant as well as leaving us a bottle of bubbly with glasses in our room. Likewise, if you have any problems whilst there, speak to them at the time, don't come back and moan about it on here. We found our mattresses very hard the first night and we both wanted an extra pillow. We spoke to the reception in the morning and by the time we got back to the room after being outside, they had changed our mattresses over and delivered another pillow each.

Room Tip: We had room 720. Even though it is near the road, it is very quiet and with a beautiful view over th...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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H-Director, Gerente at SENTIDO Punta del Mar, responded to this review, 22 September 2013
Dear guest,

Many thanks for sharing your opinion about us and for staying at Sentido Punta del Mar.

Thank you as well for taking in consideration the job of the staff and the services.

As you said we work hard to keep our guests always happy or give solutions as quick as posible.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Best wishes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

We stayed at this hotel 9-16 September 2013 on an AI basis with Thomas Cook. We were in a Junior Suite on floor 7. Very nice and well worth the extra if you can manage it, for all the reasons already mentioned in the reviews. Watch out for the 'wet room' effect of the shower or else it really is! The Air Con is fine by the way, towels need replacing as they are a bit thin and grey.
This is a top end "tourist class hotel" in our view. If you want luxury then go somewhere more appropriate but it is not fair to moan about this hotel because you did not get Molton Brown soaps etc etc.
The hotel is in a quiet and quality residential area which suited us, and a nice walk of about 20min to the somewhat tacky centre and beach if you wanted it. We did not, as the views and facilities at the hotel were good, especially on your own terrace with loungers and magnificent sea views.
The hotel is built on the headland with the entrance lobby on floor 6, and it seemed to us that the lower down you went in the hotel, the feel of the place got less good. Beautiful lobby, spotless, Blue Bar (5) very nice, restaurant (4) including a la carte, excellent and we think the dress code policy is the right thing to do in all hotels - period. If you want to dine in kiss me quick hats and union jack shorts go somewhere else or self cater.
The TV lounge and shop (2) has been taken over by a cycling club so did not find anything interesting there.
All day bar (1) is a bit basic but the service and staff were great and the snack food was good. This also where quite a bit of the entertainment happened. We thought the two male hosts could have been more creative. Bingo and a quiz is a little - you know! We also thought they should have a thought for 'non English' guests too, and greet and include them in their own language. We thought they should bring in outside artists to vary the entertainment programme and make it more interesting. Walking tours or talks from people who know Majorca, shooting etc etc. There is a pressure on outside space around the pool so the policing of the sunbeds is a fair way to manage the situation. Perhaps the hotel should consider extending the terrace over the rocks on a platform.

All in all we enjoyed our holiday and would like to thank the manager and his staff. Our thoughts and review seek only to give 'our' opinion and offer some suggestions to make the hotel even better.

Room Tip: Junior Suite 6th or 7th floor
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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H-Director, Gerente at SENTIDO Punta del Mar, responded to this review, 22 September 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for giving your opinion, which is useful to improve our services.

We accept all your comments and suggestions and we will take them in consideration.

We are happy to read that you had a nice holiday in general and we hope to see you again.

Best regards
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

A lovely hotel with spectacular views and very friendly, helpful staff. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and the food was wonderful. We booked this holiday as a quiet relaxing break to chill out and do not a lot! It certainly ticked all those boxes. We were away for my birthday and I was pleasantly surprised when a bottle of bubbly was delivered to our room with a letter from the management wishing me a happy birthday! The room was spacious, light and airy. The beds were two singles pushed together and made up separately, not so romantic as they kept sliding apart on the wooden floor. There was a fridge but nothing in it. We were on the all-inclusive package and felt it would have been a nice touch to provide bottled water in the room and/or tea/coffee making facilities since, as far as we were aware, you could not get a drink until breakfast which didn't start until 8am. Fab pool area especially if you managed to get one of the lovely double sun beds, policed very well by the staff to try and prevent people reserving then leaving them. Our rep, Rita was brilliant, very knowledgable and enthusiastic about the island and all that it had to offer. Entertainment was just right, not too in-your-face and very light-hearted. The Blue Bar was a beautiful setting to chill and watch the sun set. We didn't use the spa but it looked amazing. Unfortunately it wasn't open in the evenings, when we might have used it, it was too nice during the day to be inside! We had a wonderful holiday and would not hesitate in recommending both the hotel and the resort.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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H-Director, Gerente at SENTIDO Punta del Mar, responded to this review, 22 September 2013
Dear Tracy and Chris,

Thank you very much for writing your opinion about the services, food and the hotel in general.

Thank you as well for staying with us and we hope to see you again!

Kind regards
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

we stayed at the hotel from the 31st of august to 7th of sept and it was one of the best holidays we have had,how can people moan about queing up on check in every where you go this happens and we were greeted with a choice of drinks by very pleasant staff,then theres the issue of people saying the beds are hard are they having a laugh the beds are the most comfortable ive slept in for a hotel,the food is good and theres plenty of choice,the hotels in a quite area but if you wanted to you could walk to the bars at the square or venture further to santa ponsa taking about 2o to 25 minutes and its i nice pleasant walk with plenty of bars and restaurants at the resort,the pools are exellent and no matter where you are the views are to die for,sam and adam are great on the entertainment i would of liked to of seen adam finish the night of with a few songs as he is a good singerthe aqua aerobics are a great laugh to,we looked to book up again for next year and the price as gone up by 100 pounds for the same date,i would like to thanks the manager for the bottle of champagne for our special occasion and hope to see you again....

Room Tip: go on the higher floors if possible the views are out standing..
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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H-Director, Gerente at SENTIDO Punta del Mar, responded to this review, 22 September 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for considering all the good points of the hotel, we really appreciate that you take your time to write your opinion.

We are more tan happy to know that you had a good time and no complaints.

Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you back soon!

Best wishes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

Walking into reception at floor 6 you are greeted by stunning views across the Med, hotel has an enviable location that lifts your spirits after your journey.
We had a suite on floor 6, very nice, spacious and modern, not much of a balcony, there was 2 of them, simple table and 2 chairs on one, the other, a single sun lounger which would only fit width wise across due to insufficient depth, not much use as the sun never cast it's warm rays across the narrow space, probably better to have some comfortable lounger chairs with cushions so you sit and relax enjoying the beautiful views.
Balconies below did enjoy the sun more as their depth was greater and sun loungers where positioned at end of balcony thus gaining the benefit of suns rays.
Blue bar excellent, great to sit and relax with a pre-dinner cocktail etc. can't quite get my head around not being able to have spirits in this bar on all inclusive! But the sangria and cocktails where more than fine.
Restaurant had adequate choice and food of a good standard, first time back in "Euro land" all inclusive for some time, noticed some things that we took for granted in Caribbean, Turkish, Egyptian hotels that where not evident here, no waiter service to get you drinks, you where shown your table and left to get on with it, drinks limited to wine, beer, soft drinks from pumps etc, but again didn't detract from the experience, just a personal observation.
We did use the Al a carte which was very nice indeed, with good waiter service.
Pool busy and crowded, but that's the price you pay for limited space on a headland with views, always managed to get a sunbed and enjoyed the sun.
All in all a very nice hotel, but dare I say it? great having no children around, especially in high season.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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H-Director, Gerente at SENTIDO Punta del Mar, responded to this review, 22 September 2013
Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for giving your opinion and for staying at Sentido Punta del Mar.

It is good to know that you had a nice holiday here and that you enjoyed it.

We look forward to seeing you back!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

hotel was absolutely amazing every room had a sea view nothing nicer than watching the sunset while eating a meal. very clean rooms friendly staff food is excellent lots to choose from infact your spoilt for choice. entertainers adam and sam were lovely and even with just the two off them they kept the entertaiment going brilliant lads loved them. the hotel is a superbly run hotel in all aspects .the al la carte meal is a eight course and everything u would expect from this and is cooked by one man he is talented by far . i really thought twice about putting this review on as im selfish and dnt really want to share as its just amazing and i defo will be going back . anyone who goes will not be dissapointed

  • Stayed September 2013
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H-Director, Propietario at SENTIDO Punta del Mar, responded to this review, 22 September 2013
Dear Mrs. Dowdall,

Thank you very much for all your good comments and for staying at Sentido Punta del Mar.

We are delighted to read that you enjoy your holiday with us and we hope to see you soon again.

Best wishes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

We have just returned from the Sentido, we had a lovely relaxing time. The food was tasty we never ventured into the a la carte but only heard good things about it. The room was lovely only downside there was not enough storage for our clothes, we also had to request a fridge but it was delivered the same day. We did not have a problem with sunbeds and I appreciate that the hotel is trying to combat sunbed misuse, the half hour allowed to be away from your bed is not enough time, you could be having a coffee and stopping for a chat and could lose your sunbed in that time. However my overall experience at the hotel was great all the staff friendly and will definitely be going back.
Which brings me to the end of holiday which like a previous reviewer was the horrendous bus journey back to the airport. We also were picked up first then taken to Magaluf where a group of drunken foulmouthed yobs were picked up. They were vile and it made for a very uncomfortable trip to the airport. It was so bad we looking for a taxi rank so we could exit the bus and would happily have paid the fare to get away from them, next time we will getting a taxi to and from the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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H-Director, Gerente at SENTIDO Punta del Mar, responded to this review, 22 September 2013
Dear guest,

Many thanks for sharing your opinion about us.

We really appreciate all your nice comments and we ha glad to know that you had a great holiday at Sentido Punta del Mar.

Thank you as well for giving your opinion about the sun beds policy, which we will keep in mind.

We look forward to seeing you in a near future.

Kind regards
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Property: SENTIDO Punta del Mar
Address: c/ Huguet des Far, 11, 07180 Santa Ponsa, Calvia, Majorca, Spain
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Calvia > Santa Ponsa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Santa Ponsa
#3 Family Hotel in Santa Ponsa
#3 Romantic Hotel in Santa Ponsa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — SENTIDO Punta del Mar 4*
Number of rooms: 234
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SENTIDO Punta del Mar **** Location: On a slope above the sea, the center and the main beach are about 1500 meters away. The next bay and shopping area are a short walk away. Facilities: Renovated in 2012 the SENTIDO Punta del Mar with 234 rooms on seven floors has a lobby with sitting area, internet corner and WiFi internet access, TV room with satellite TV, a bar, a cafeteria with a large terrace and restaurant with sea views. The outdoor area has got a swimming pool, sun terrace with loungers and parasols and a poolside bar. Minimum age 16 years Meals: All meals in buffet form. Lodging: The rooms are equipped with shower / WC, air conditioning / heating, wireless internet, mini fridge, safe (extra charge), telephone, satellite TV, balcony and sea view. Junior suites are larger with the same features and in addition have a hair dryer, bathrobe, minibar and seating area. Double rooms and Junior Suites Superior have additionally with 2 chairs on the balcony. Sport and wellness Included: Indoor pool (for colder months), Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, fitness room and table tennis. Extra charge: table tennis, billiards, bike rental, massages and treatments. ... more   less 
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