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“if you want quiet come here, if you don't stay away”
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Ona Surfing Playa
Ranked #23 of 36 Hotels in Santa Ponsa
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Swindon
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“if you want quiet come here, if you don't stay away”
Reviewed 17 August 2010

I was very happy with the choice I made, clean appartments, quiet at night and the all important air-con

There is a mix of nationalities here and the pool area although not huge, is very relaxed. There are always beds available and its nice and quiet. The pool does get deep very quickly but the childrens section is plenty big enough, my two year old loved it.

The bar closes a bit early at 6 o'clock but i guess this discourages any chavs, so I can see why they do this. Obviously because of this there is no entertainment, get in!!!!

But you dont come to Santa Ponsa to sit by the pool when the beach is as good as it is here. Its a ten minute stroll but well worth it. Other reviews have mentioned the spanish beach, which is closer but personally I found it a little dirty, so we only went there one day.

If you want a base to use the stunning beach and a good nights sleep come here, if you want a full on pool scene, where your kids can show off and you can air your bingo wings for the usual British entertainment, youd be better off heading for the other side of the bay, the Irish Quater.

We loved it as ideal accomodating the needs of ages 2 to 65 in our group.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2010

My partner and I went to stay at the Surfing Playa apartments for one week in June. We got a pretty good room, spacious, but not clean when we arrived... Dusty bathtub and floor.A bit dissappointing I would say. The cleaning staff came in every day to make the beds and change towels. No cleaning of the floor for a whole week, but I guess we couldn't expect that for the price we paid.
We were hoping for a king or queen size bed, but instead we got two separate beds next to eachother.But that was actually OK I must say. However, the beds were way too hard, which made it difficult to get a good night's sleep.
The kitchen part of the apartment was good, it had everything we needed to cook. The nearest supermarket with a greater selection of food was quite a walk away, but there were several smaller shops with basic things like water.
The location of the hotel was great, in a quiet area away from all the pubs and restaurants, but only a short walk from the city centre. The city of Santa Ponsa was OK, the beach was very, very nice and the view over the bay aswell. However, as Scandinavians we felt a bit out of place, as all of the British tourists really have left their mark among many of the restaurants and bars. We felt a bit tired of Santa Ponsa after a couple of days, and went on day-trips to Palma and Sóller. We can highly recommend eating tapas at one of the restaurants in Sóller! Such a lovely place to spend a day.

The hotel staff at Surfing Playa (both reception- and cleaning staff) were unfiendly and weren't exactly service-minded... We were surprised over how rude they were when we were asking simple questions about timetables for local buses and other things of interest for us as tourists. But luckily, we didn't have to talk very much to any of the staff, as we were taking care of ourselves the entire week.

All in all, the hotel was very quiet and felt safe, an we enjoyed sitting on the balony at night for a glass of wine! The cleaning was not very good and staff not very nice, but if you are willing to look away from that, you will have an overall good experience!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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falls rd belfast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2010

my missus and brother in law and i all stayed in these apartments for the celtic convention these apartments are basic but spotless and the staff were really friendly the pool area is great.the only problem i had was that the apartments was they were abit out off the road it was a long walk to the square and the good pubs like diceys and the shamrock but apartments were very good and bobbys place down the street for good grub i can eat but that monster fry they serve powerful in the morns sets you up for the day and i mean all day just love santa ponsa micky taylor falls rd belfast

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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Odense, Denmark
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Reviewed 18 May 2010

this apartment hotel is not trendy, but very cosy. the location is very good. laying just between the restaurants and shops of the city and a quit area. it is very close to a small and very nice sandy beach. one of the best beaches i have ever been to.
good value for cheap money.

  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with friends
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Smørum
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2010

Nice hotel, no luxury,but perfect for families who travels to the small town of Santa Ponsa. Affordable apartments, a little worn. Friendly staff in the reception.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2009

Thank goodness we chose these apartments. They are away from the awful centre of Santa Ponsa but near enough for our 18 year olds to walk in and back safely at night. Our apartment was a little dated and lacked a kettle so water had to be boiled up in a pan but otherwise roomy enough and good value. The pool is small and the sunbeds around it rather squashed up but a small beach is just over the road so we parents whiled away the time there as there is nowhere nice to go other than Palma. Santa Ponsa is generally overpriced for what it is and not a very attractive place, nice beach but ugly modern town. In retrospect we wished we had gone to Palma Nova and the girls could have gone in to Magaluf for their partying.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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Leeds
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2008

Have just returned from a 4 night break to the Surfing Playa apartments.
Having visited Santa Ponsa last year, we knew what to expect from the resorts but were very pleasantly surprised by the apartments, given their 1 key rating (no lifts).
We had a top floor apartment with both sea and pool views and 2 balconies, one being the size of a penthouse apartment roof terrace - great for chilling on after a day at the beach and for your morning cuppa.
The only downside to the top floor was the lack of lifts - this meant literally dragging 2 cases up 6 flights of stairs on arrival - other than this it was not a problem and the huge balcony and views more than made up for it.
The apartments have great air con and adequate kitchen facilities, although a kettle would have been handy. We did not even switch the TV on and simply used the apartment as a sleeping base as we had fab weather for the whole of our stay.
I would highly recommend the apartments for a quiet location yet only 5 minutes walk from some great restaurants and the main beach. Mainly occupied by scandanavian and english guests - no noise or trouble and very good value for money.

  • Liked — Huge balcony and great air con
  • Disliked — No lifts
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Ona Surfing Playa

Property: Ona Surfing Playa
Address: Calle Rey Jaime I, 83, 07180 Santa Ponsa, Calvia, Majorca, Spain (Formerly Surfing Playa Apartments)
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Calvia > Santa Ponsa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Santa Ponsa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ona Surfing Playa 3*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Surfing Playa Apartments is surrounded by garden areas and has an outdoor swimming pool. The complex is in a residential area of Santa Ponsa, 100 m from Calo d’en Pellicer Beach. The main beach of Santa Ponsa is 400 m away. There is free WiFi in public areas of the Surfing Playa, including the terrace and reception. There is also a bar. All apartments have a small terrace with a table. The kitchen has a microwave, a fridge and coffee maker. Air conditioning and heating are also included. WiFi is available for a supplement in the apartments. Safety deposit boxes are offered at the reception. ... more   less 
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