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“good size,clean apartments” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ona Surfing Playa
Ranked #19 of 36 Hotels in Santa Ponsa
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“good size,clean apartments”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

these apartments are in a quiet location but still close to the main resort, bars and restaurants. it is on the opposite side of the bay to the irish quarter so you dont get all the noise at night very near a small beach although its only a short walk to the main beach. it has a very good pool area with plenty of sunbeds. good size rooms.cleaned regularly. the only thing negative is that there are no lifts so you have to carry your cases up the steps (ours was on the third floor)and the paths are a bit uneven, so i would not recommend them to anyone with mobility problems.having said that we would definatley use again if we return to santa ponsa.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Came here for short break with my son May 2014. Lovely apartments... very clean, good size pool and view of sea from our balcony. Well located near to beautiful little beach and a very short walk to main beach. Would recomend.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

Although its a walk from the beach it was in a peaceful location. The room was a good size and the beds were firm but comfy. Basic cooking facilities and a good size living room leading to a small balcony. It's about a 20 minute walk to the nice sandy beach. I didn't use the pool but it looked fine, but the beach area is nicer. Shops are within a short drive. Great Little base to hang out. Clean and tidy. Go for it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wakefield
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

Firstly, it has a lovely big outdoor pool for such a small apartment complex - this means your never more than a few seconds away from the poolside. The hotel cafe overlooks the pool and is open 10am till 6pm for cheap breakfasts and snacks so you never have to leave the pool all day.
The apartments are very clean and well-equipped (but no electric kettle - just pans of water) but a little dated in style. The biggest issue is the quality of the twin beds and mattresses in the bedroom - do not plan on staying more than a week without a bad back to show for it. However, the single sofa bed in the lounge area is reasonably comfortable. Then again, the fourth pull-out single bed, under the sofa bed, is a bed in nothing but name - I would not even ask a small child to sleep on it.
The other big issue is the tiny television and the lack of English speaking channels. You get BBC World News, CNN and two business channels - thats your lot. Where as the Spanish, Germans, French and Italians have plenty of home channels to watch. Again, you do not want to spend more than a week with this television.
The apartments are on the very edge of Santa Ponsa so it is a 10 minute walk to the beach and 10 minutes more to the other side of town. However, it is on the nicer, quieter, original side of the bay. And it is situated on the coast not up in the steep hills.


  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Didcot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

We came to these apartments in Surfing Playa and had the sinking feeling as soon as we got off the coach. Booked with jet2 so it's not the most expensive holiday in the world but ..... The room was dull, shabby and reek, there was a yeasty smell that did hang around all week couldn't decide if it was a bleach cleaner or something else? The sun beds are laid out all facing each other around the pool and the hotel have a rule about no towels to save yourself one, don't worry we'd rather lie on the sand. Infact the beach was the saving grace and is lovely and clean, we went every morning and stayed all day. Had some tasty lunches from a different cafe daily. Shame we were interrupted twice by the room cleaner who jangled around loudly and then let herself in to our horror. She didn't seem worried must happen regularly. Too basic and downbeat for our taste. Sorry not our bag.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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43 Thank Mick W
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

My boyfriend and i had a 4 night break at surfing playa apartments at the beginning of September. Arrived midday and was seen to almost immediately, reception staff were very friendly. Room was very clean, a bit dated but nothing we weren't expecting, clean towels everyday, all appliances for self catering. Reception staff were very helpful when asked information on local boat trips, helped us book on the submarine boat trip. Pool area was very clean and tidy everyday, never a problem with sunbeds however part of the pool area is covered by the shade from the apartments throughout the day. Bar staff were very friendly and helpful. Apartments are in a great location 10 minute walk to the bay/beach. Plenty of bars/restaurants and cafes. Overall very happy with our stay and would stay there again. :)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank hollief85
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cornwall
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

Lovely apartments. Basic but spotlessly clean and has everything you need. Staff helpful and friendly. Supermarket right opposite apartments. Santa Ponsa is a lovely little resort with some lovely beach side cafes for breakfast. Best evening meal is at Mama Mias just down the road on the opposite side of the apartments, lovely food at good prices and friendly staff. Also when strolling back from the beach, stop for a Yogomundo (frozen yoghurt with a topping of fresh fruit or syrup) it's run by a lovely friendly spanish couple. Walk down to the roundabout to catch the bus to Palma and other resorts close-by. Take a trip on the vintage train to Soller and after taking a stroll around the beautiful town, take the tram to Soller Port, really lovely day out and would highly recommend. Buses to Palma City run frequently and fares are cheap, also another good day out. Also catch the bus to Peguera, another really nice beach and a lot of shops, nice to visit on the evening if you fancy a change from Santa Ponsa.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank jackoCornwall
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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)
Location: 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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