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Pirates VIllage
Ranked #8 of 36 Hotels in Santa Ponsa
Certificate of Excellence
Banbury, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Not a rave review”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

We booked after seeing the rave reviews on tripadvisor. RAVING more like, what sorts are staying is any one's business but this was not a great stay hotel. We booked a week and the kids were so happy when they saw the big colourful reception and pool area but we were not happy with the dire food available. It was swimming in oil and not even luke warm most nights, we stuck at it for three nights then gave up and PAYED AGAIN in the town. If you think like a kid you might enjoy it here, if you like good food, a comfy bed and pleasant service you may not. We didn't and won't be leaving a rave review.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Just came back from a 7 day stay and the pool was great and pretty exciting for both of my children but the room was very basic and poor. The toilet moved as it was not stuck to the ground and made the room smell on the last day of our stay and we couldn´t open the balcony door without the help of my husband. The entertainers were very friendly and made my children feel very special but the dodgy rooms tainted our stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed the 1st week of the Easter holidays and the hotel had only opened for the season the previous day.
We were a little dubious as to what to expect after reading the negative trip advisor reviews, so went with an open mind to make the most of whatever we got. To say we were pleasantly surprised is an understatement.

On arrival just after midday,the children were extremely excited by the theatrical façade of the hotel - it was very impressive. On entering the hotel my first observation was that it was brilliantly maintained and spotless. The receptionist (elvira) was extremely helpful and very welcoming. Check-in took literally a few minutes which was welcome after travelling with 4 children.
We had 2 rooms next to each other. We had a problem with the power in one of our rooms immediately, however after informing elvira on reception, the was a maintenance man up within 15 minutes.

We immediately went to lunch. The restaurant was very clean.
The choice of foods were ok - lots of salads with 2 or 3 other choices but seemed a bit school dinner like.
I was a bit worried but kept an open mind. Dinner was the same and breakfast the next day was better. however there was clearly a lack of staff as there was a lot of rushing around and build up of glasses and plates at the bar. Seemed a little out of control however there was soon an obvious presence of a manager observing. After that the food and organisation improved dramatically and was a pleasant experience every time.
Only other issue was running out of plates and cutlery at busy times (the hotel was full) but was replaced as soon as they could. This is only to be expected.

Sangria on tap was lovely for the 1st 3 days. It then ran out and what it was replaced with was not as nice which was a shame. On tap white wine was lovely. Children loved the slush puppies and ice lollies.
Snack food from the bar was a bit slow and disorganised. Perhaps a board behind the bar stating what was available all inclusive.

The pool area was perfect for the children. Several pools for different ages and the slides were ideal for our 3,9 and 10 year old. Very clean but very cold!!!
Lifeguards presence was brilliant.
Only criticism of this area was that we struggled to get an umbrella and with a 5 month old baby, this was essential.

Kids club - fantastic. The children loved it, lots to do and shows to take part in. The entertainment in general was great, and pirates appeared from nowhere on a regular basis making the children squeal with delight!

There was some noise from the entertainment at night, but was done by 12 and really didn't bother us.

Cleanliness was amazing. The reception was constantly being cleaned, the rooms were spotless and there was always someone cleaning something. Also the place smelt clean and fresh all the time.

Security wise there was a guy on the door all the time which was good to see. I say though that I was a little worried that the hotel is open on to the street and young children could get out if parents weren't watching them.

Also need to mention that there was a manager around all the time. Maria was always there and pepe helped us prior to our arrival. Very helpful.

Beach is a lovely 10 min walk. Santa ponsa is a gorgeous resort.

We are looking again for next year and can't wait!

Stayed April 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

Only had 4 days there in the run up to Easter. We tried to stay a bit longer but they were full so we had to come home. SAD. Staff, hotel rooms, entertainment even the guests were all very good. The only downside was the food. We never starved but we made do wioth some interesting combinations. We would love to go back again. Our 5 year old grandson loved it.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

absolute fantastic holiday the place it self is full of energy and all the staff treat you as family i recomend this hotel to anyone wanting to have an experience of a life time even the locals make you feel welcome as you sight see and take day trips out the beach is a 5 minute walk aswell

  • Stayed April 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Overall a fantastic holiday! Excellent value for money! Hotel is clean, the day/evening entertainment is great for both adults and kids and we were pleasantly surprised with the food with there only being one night which was disappointing. Agree with previous comments of better organisation needed in the restaurant. Breakfast was lovely...full english every morning. Massive shout out to ROBBIE the best entertainer around!! Thank you for a briliant holiday!!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Just returned from an amazing 11 days at the pirate village
Yes the dining room was disorganised at times and is not really geared towards all inclusive
And the standard of the cleaning in the rooms not the best
But this can all be forgiven because my kids 5 & 2 have had the best holiday ever
Everything is geared towards them and the staff worked tremendously hard
We have been back a day and my kids are asking when we are returning
Like I said a kids and kids at heart paradise

  • Stayed April 2014
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Property: Pirates VIllage
Address: Avda Rey Jaime I, 07180 Santa Ponsa, Calvia, Majorca, Spain
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Calvia > Santa Ponsa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Santa Ponsa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Pirates VIllage 3*
Number of rooms: 143
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover and experience a brand new and unique holiday themed hotel concept at the Pirates Village in Majorca. Step over the threshold of the Pirates Village and holidaymakers of all ages can jump straight into a world of pirate adventure. Participate in the Pirates Village life, and enjoy the exciting and interactive adventure of becoming a real pirate. ... more   less 
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