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Holiday Park Apartments
Ranked #1 of 36 Hotels in Santa Ponsa
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Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Best holiday I've had”
Reviewed 6 August 2012

Beautiful set out of the apartments, not your typical block hotel. What you should expect out of a Spanish holiday. Beautiful views of the town and beach from our room. Loved the location, minute walk from the restaurants and bars (can get a bit rowdy in the night but the youngsters are no harm, not too wild). 3 minute walk from the beach, at the end of the beach there's a round about with stalls and restaurants. 20 minute walk from the square, just a straight line and you're there! Entertainment up the square every night, lady gaga, take that etc.
The staff are lovely! Best service I've ever received, so friendly. Gave us free wine and water on our arrival. Pool areas lovely, you have the opinion to stay at the pool side or go down steps to a quieter area which is more relaxing. Table tennis in that area too. In my opinion there wasn't much for entertainment in the night at the pool side.. There was always karaoke, maybe a snake show or hypnotist but I preferred what was to offer outside the holiday park. Pool closes at half 7, music is turned off at 12 pm in respect of families, and bar closes at half 1. Any youngsters staying there were under control, only problem is you could hear them early hours returning home. But it wasn't too much of a bother to me

Room Tip: Top rooms, better view. No one above you to bother you
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Nairn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

We stayed here for seven nights this July. The good reviews helped me to make up my mind and our holiday here was a great one.
The lovely meet and greet when I checked in, the tidy apartment and the polite manner of the staff continued throughout our whole stay.
Santa Ponsa is a smaller sized resort so it feels friendly the local restaurants we tried for some of our evening meals included our daughter and she felt quite grown up - she's seven going on twenty. What a super beach, its fine golden sand with beds and shaders it was very busy but still managed to feel you have your own space and the cafes are close to nip and get cold drinks and ice creams in fact we spent every single day on the beach it was so relaxing.
I have to mention you would be crazy to miss breakfast at the hotel, it's cooked on the spot and you can order exactly what you like.
The polite staff and friendly other families staying here made us feel as if we'd been here before,
which will be the case on our return trip.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Family run establishment . The manager has an excellent front of house business manner, friendly and amenable , nothing is too much trouble.
Rooms very basic but also very clean , towels and bed linen regularly changed by maids / cleaners.Great place to stay for families/couples at an affordable price.
There are plenty of great places to eat you just need to explore and walk beyond the nosier area.Main beach is lovely - a quiet secluded one is a 10 -15 minute walk away.
If you don't like bustling nightlife then spend your evenings towards the other end of the bay, as we did, a very short walk away.
I went with my wife , and two teenage children and we all thoroughly enjoyed our 10 day sojourn.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

4 of us stayed at Holiday Park from 21/07 to 28/07 and we knew from the minute we walked into the impressive reception that we had made the right choice. Loved the decor. It was much nicer than we had been expecting and a lovely welcome from the girls. Our luggage was carried upstairs for us and our room was great. Nice, sunny apartment with bags of room and well set up little kitchen area. We were straight down to the pool which was spotless as were all the public areas around the hotel. We ate something every day at the bar as it was freshly prepared and a good price, but went out to eat in the evenings and there was plenty of good places to choose from all within walking distance. We really enjoyed our nightimes at The Holiday Park as there would be a singer or a quiz or game going on, and it was perfect to sit for a couple of hours after dinner and just relax and have a laugh. Very laid back and friendly and easy to chat to other families and couples. Mentioned it was going to be my husbands birthday to reception one day in passing, and on the day they remembered and put a bottle of wine in the room for him! How kind and thoughtful! Very good hotel and we are planning our return for next summer.

Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Coatbridge, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

Just returned home after a very relaxing family holiday. All the staff are very friendly and helpfull. Even your bags get carried to your room such a nice touch. Good size rooms very clean and tidy, constant clean towels and bedding. Large Bottle of water on arrival thats really good. Good pool area, snacks very good. Very central for everything eg beach, shops bar and Restaurants.
Mrs Murphy's a must to eat in very good.. Worth a visit..
room 250 family 17-27th july.. will be back...

Room Tip: ask and you get... pool view one, two up very good..
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

Just came home and we had a really great time. The staff make you feel like old friends from the moment you arrive. Nice big, bright apartments and most importantly clean! Very good swimming pool and bar where you can eat well and at the right price. They had entertainment on which was good to sit and watch with a drink at night and if you fancy a wander outside everything is within a few minutes walk. The beach by the way is really outstanding. Would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

I stayed at the Holiday Park Apartments during the last week of July. This was our first time at Mallorca. Some comments about Holiday Park :

Location
Santa Ponca is a small town just 15 minutes west of Palma de Mallorca. Santa Ponca Beach is like a swimming pool with soft wind and no waves, compared to Pollenca which has much more wind and stronger waves. The Apartments are located on the Ramon de Moncada street., which is full of restaurants, bars, discos, shops, etc, just 10 minutes walk from the beach.

Transportation from Airport
On arrival to Mallorca airport we rented a car ( Gold Car, which ripped off us with hidden gasoline and insurance costs ). The ride from the Airport to the Hotel is about 30 minutes in a very safe motorway. There is the option to take a Taxi at the Airport, which has fixed prices to Santa Ponca for either day or night transfers. The day service is 45 euros. In order to explore the lovely Island is better to rent a car. There is space for parking in the street outside of the Hotel.

Reception
The reception staff was extremely friendly. A couple of British ladies always willing to help, as well as the Hotel Manager. We had the help from 2 hotel staff to carry the luggage to our apartment.

Apartments
The Building has a “ U “ Shape with all the apartments facing the swimming pool. As this is at the slope of a hill, there are many steps required to get to the Apartments on the third floor.
I stayed in a one bedroom apartment, which has a small private terrace with 2 chairs plus a table with 2 chairs. All the terraces face the swimming pool . The apartmets are clean but very basic. In the bedroom one double bed, in the living room area 2 folding sofa beds , one small kitchenette well equipped ( no microwave), one table with 4 chairs. There is no TV in the rooms. There are no fans. There is AC in the room and you can rent it on a daily base for 10 euros.
We were looking for a warm weather, so we decided to try the first night without AC, and it was comfortable with the windows open , as the fresh air from the sea flows nicely in the apartment. The rooms are cleaned every other day.

Noise at Night
Due to the proximity to all the bars and discos in the street, and that all these loudy and noise places are open until 6 am ( even McDonalds closes at 6 am ), the noise can be heard in the apartments. If you very sensitive to noise, this can be an issue.

Swimming Pool
The hotel has one swimming pool which is really popular with children. This is very family oriented. There is very high demand for the sun beds. There are no sun umbrellas.

Restaurant
We did not tried the restaurant . Instead we had lunch and dinner at the restaurants close to the Hotel and in front of the beach. There are dozens of restaurants around, including Subway. Burger King and McDonalds less than 10 minutes away walking.

The hotel has a mini-market, which is good for water. But just across the street there are 2 mini-markets with much better options, including fresh bread.

Beach
The closest beach is less than 10 minutes away walking. It has great white sand, and all the services ( umbrellas, chairs, toilets, restaurants, etc ). You can enjoy the sun all day long on this beach. It’s a family oriented beach. If you rent a car you can drive to other options not far from Santa Ponca, including Magaluf which is is just 10 minutes away by car.

Internet
There is wireless internet in the rooms for a fee of 15 Euros for 7 days. Or you can pay by day also. The speed is a bit slow, bit worked ok all the time.

Night Entertainment
The Bar in the swimming pool has entertainment every night, But just outside of the hotel there are plenty of Pubs, Bars, discos, etc.

Overall a nice experience and I recommend this hotel if you are looking for a clean and basic family oriented place !

Room Tip: If you have moving limitations, should ask for an apartment in the ground level .
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Holiday Park Apartments
Address: Ramon de Moncada 35, 07180 Santa Ponsa, Calvia, Majorca, Spain
Region: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Calvia > Santa Ponsa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Santa Ponsa
#1 Family Hotel in Santa Ponsa
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Ponsa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Holiday Park Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Park Santa Ponsa Apartments is a friendly and welcoming self-catering hotel with maid service, situated a short walk from the award winning beach and at the very heart of Santa Ponsa close to great restaurants, live music venues, rental car, large supermarkets, banks and popular attractions. The one bedroom self-catering apartments; each comprising living area, kitchenette (all one bedroomed apartments have fridge, double electric stove, electric kettles and toaster), bathroom (all bathrooms have hairdryers) and a balcony or terrace. Cots are offered at no extra charge (for your comfort please request them in advance though hotels site). Hotel offers courtesy shower-room and luggage room for your comfort. Distance from the airport is 13 Miles. Hotel does not accept hen and stag parties. ... more   less 
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