I stayed at the Ponent Mar hotel with my family for a week, and we were all very satisfied with our choice. The hotel is situated a little bit outside the main Palma Nova center (a 10min. walk) so there was no hullabaloo or noise from the beach bars.
Bus stops were quite close as well so there is a good connection to Palma (it takes about 35mins, costs 3€ one way).
The rooms were good in size and very clean, we had a small kitchenette also but never really used it.
The pool area was absolutely lovely and never too crowded (we stayed in mid-June so the case may be wuite different later in the summer however!). And the view... Oh my, worth a million in my opinion!
Poolbar served little snacks, and once a week they had a paella demonstration which was truly excellent - best paella I´ve ever tasted in fact!
Every night there was some sort of activity in the hotel bar (flamenco show, music quiz etc.), and during the day they had water gymnastics etc. in the pool area.
Breakfast was very good also, all the basics (toast/jam/juices/cereals) with a few Spanish delicacies such as ensaimadas - just ridiculously delicious!!!
Hotel staff was very nice, and there is a free wifi in the lobby (you can get the password from the reception).
A small inconvenience was that my room only had on power outlet socket and it was situated behind a very heavy drawer - it took some muscle to move so I could re-charge my phone. This wasn´t the first time I´ve experienced this in a hotel but annoying nonetheless. Why do hotels skimp on them? I don´t get it.
Also after a week of walking the exact same (and only) route to the center everytime you wanted to go anywhere in Palma Nova did get a little tiresome, I must admit. Sometimes I did wish the hotel was a little bit closer to the center, but then again the noise level and the amount of drunk teenagers in the center (especially in Magaluf) was so unbelievable that the distance did seem worth it in the end!
A very enjoyable holiday all in all, and I can definitely see myself returning to this hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Ponent Mar Palma Nova
- Ponent Mar Palmanova, Majorca