We made the reservation via booking.com and we had no idea that we were booking with a company called Apartments Paya. We didn't know which of their 4 buildings we were going to be housed in, but in the end I was thrilled to learn that we'd be in Portu Saler because this is their building that has a direct access to the beach. The location is excellent and it's definitely the highlight of the apartment, as you have a pool and a very nice beach just outside of the apartment and you really don't have to leave Es Pujols to dine anywhere else at night (which is great so that you don't have to drive anywhere).
The downsides to the apartment would be that there's certainly not enough room for all guests to park their motorbikes in the small parking area designated for everyone.
Also, when we came back after our first day of exploring the island, our living room floor was covered with ants! Luckily the ants were all in one corner of the living room, close to the terrace door. The beds are twin beds and, at least mine, is only comfortable is you sleep on the borders of the bed (as the inner part sinks in tremendously).
It has been nice to have the apartment cleaned every 2-3 days - I knew that they'd come in every so often to change our towels but it has been a welcomed surprise to see that they also clean up a bit, make the beds, and replenish the toilet paper. :-)
We thought that we'd travel around at night via taxis (in order to not use the motorbike and check out some of the other restaurants in other areas of the island) but the taxi issue on the island is insane! There must be only a handful of them and you cannot rely on them whatsoever, so do keep that in mind when choosing where you want to stay.
All-in-all, I'd stay here again but only if the Paya Apartments would guarantee that I'd be in Portu Saler and not in one of their other buildings that's not right on the beach.
- Also Known As:
- Apartamentos Portusaler Formentera/Es Pujols