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“Good, clean simple apartments”
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Ona Surfing Playa
Ranked #25 of 35 Hotels in Santa Ponsa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Just got back from surfing playa today (23/08/12). We are a family of 4 and stayed for 12 nights. Overall the apartments are basic and clean, fridge and oven,no toaster or kettle. We toasted bread using the grill in the microwave and boiled water in a pan for brews. Main down side is i had to sleep on the settee's pull out bed but i knew this before. Aircon is in all rooms and you get two card keys so one can be left in the slot to keep the room cool. Maids come every other day and the whole place is kept very clean. Staff were nice and helpful. The pool was good and you could always get a bed if you went to the beach in the mornings like we did. Free wifi round the pool area too.
Location wise is good, as its in the nicer end of santa ponsa.The opposite end is like a mini magaluf thats pretty much just full of irish bars. We went up there a few times but was glad not to be stopping there.There's a little supermarket across the road which is fine, just ignore grumpy spanish bloke who owns it. The little beach is great so too is the big beach which is a little longer walk. A 10 minute walk into the main area and about 25 minutes to the square.Try bar Rumba for a drink with jerry and mags, a top little bar. Also eating out, we tried a few but mostly enjoyed No 8 for great food and service.
To conclude we would stop here again as we had a great holiday
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

The Hotel was very clean throughout, as was our apartment, (with air-con) which had balcony overlooking the pool and the the sea. ( Block 3 one stair up) Its a supermarked 2 min. walking, and 10 minutes to the big beach and 5 minutes to the little beach. Plenty of sunbeds for sun-seekers and location is ideal, in that you are in a quiet area but everything is within easy walking distance with plenty of pubs and restaurants to choose from.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Norway07
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Arrived on a Thursday afternoon in July to a reception room of what looked like three rather tired and frustrated families. Received a greeting from a young desk clerk who spoke as if he'd just stepped out of a cheap American cop flick.

Upon booking we had been promised a "sea view" from a top floor room,so you could imagine the disappointment to find ourselves in a ground floor flat with its "sea view" being a tiptoe reach out of a window. Was also disappointed to find that our balcony second-up as a footpath down to the seaside ( rendering it completely unusable) meaning our terrace window curtains had to remain closed to prevent passer by's participating in a little voyeurism.

When we asked to change rooms, we received the response " no, we are over-booked, we have already had to send three families to different hotels." a clear indicator of poor management.

The key cards failed to work for an entire day, resulting in us constantly having to go to reception and get our keys reset.

The apartment and utilities themselves were up to scratch, however when's we heard that we could rent three bedroom flat (we only needed two) for the same price as one room at Surfing playa we decided to take a look,

we had checked out by the end of the day.

Would strongly recommend anyone going during a busy period to avoid Surfing Playa until they sort out their management.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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27  Thank TommyTotal
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

It was a fantastic weeks holiday in September 2011. Made the mistake of staying at another hotel this time and I missed Surfing Playas staff. Next time will stay there regardless of the price. The bar staff are so friendly and we both love them.

Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
6  Thank ApPo81
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

I couldn't possibly understand how anyone could fail to give these apartments at least 3 out of 5, given that they are extremely inexpensive. You get what you pay for, its as simple as that! Very homely apartments, we had a spacious 1 bedroomed, which was adequately furnished and very clean. We did miss having a toaster, thats the only downside, but cheap breakfasts can be had all around. There was just 2 rings and (strangely) a microwave in the kitchen, and a hairdryer in the bathroom. The pool area was quite small, and I was surprised to see so many children there(in what I thought was school term time) There is a friendly bar/snack bar overlooking the pool. We may not stay there again, but thats only down to the amount of children there. If you are a family yourself, it would be a perfect, cheap destination.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank nettie61
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

Basic but apartments are clean and spacious - and nice beds for a change. And a great terrace. Location is perfect just 500 meters from the busy part of town with the main beach and bars etc.

Very good for the price we paid...

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
11  Thank daytripperDK
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Reviewed September 24, 2011

These apartments had it all for us. They are basic, but don't lack in anything. The apartments are spacious, clean & look almost new. The furnishings all match & the beds are the comfiest I've slept in abroad for ages.
You have all the things you need in the kitchen (except a proper cooker & a toaster) but other than that, perfect.
The pool area is very clean & there were plenty of loungers available at this time of year.
Staff are very helpful & friendly (except the older dude on reception, he is a bit abrupt, but still helpful)
The apartments are on the outskirts of the main resort, but literally only a 5 min walk to pubs, restaurants etc.
There's plenty of places to eat & drink from really basic food to some outstanding cuisine.
Santa Ponsa itself is the quieter neighbour of Magaluf, but only €8 for a taxi if you want to venture out to the strip in Magaluf.
Overall a great trip & would definitely go back AND would stay at Surfing Play

  • Stayed: September 2011
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7  Thank bexx79
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Additional Information about Ona Surfing Playa

Address: Calle Rey Jaime I, 83, 07180 Santa Ponsa, Calvia, Majorca, Spain (Formerly Surfing Playa Apartments)
Location: Spain > Balearic Islands > Majorca > Calvia > Santa Ponsa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Santa Ponsa
Price Range: $62 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Surfing Playa Apartments Hotel Santa Ponsa
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Ona Surfing Playa Santa Ponsa, Majorca

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