I would like to preface this review with the knowledge that I have stayed in well over fifty... See full review
Jul 24, 2012
The hotel Barcelo Ponent Playa is located on the charming Cala Ferrera, in the town of Cala D'Or, in the south east of the island of Mallorca. It is ideal for a holiday with your family, partner or friends as it has a wide variety of facilities and magnificent entertainment programmes for both adults and kids. It has an outdoor pool for adults and children, games room, mini-golf, tennis courts and Mini Club. In addition, the hotel offers a Health and Wellness Center with indoor swimming pool, Turkish bath, sauna and massage service. This hotel is also ideal to enjoy scuba diving and discover the marvelous underwater scenery of Cala D'Or, with its unique charm. It is situated just 8 km from a golf course. Free Wi-Fi in the lobby. The hotel has been awarded with the Q award for Quality Tourism. Open from April to October.
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The location of the hotel overlooking the Cala and small sandy beach is excellent. Shops and other facilities are very close by but do not impose on the location. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. We opted for a hire car and the
Hotel do charge 3.50 euros a day for parking, however ther is usually street parking available. The food was excellent, plenty of choice and a varied menu (buffet style) with hot ,cold and vegitarian food. Would have liked some facility to make a hot drink in the room but this was not provided. Maybe the hotel could give some thought to this for those who like a morning cup of tea! Bedroom was a good standard with TV (three English channels and a nightly film in English)
I would like to preface this review with the knowledge that I have stayed in well over fifty different hotels in my lifetime, all over the world. Everything from simple lodges in the Himalayas to the luxury hotels in Europe.
Never have I stayed a
place as unpleasant as Potent Playa. Something that no previous reviewer mentioned was the concert with poor michael jackson imitators that blares every single night until 12am. Nor did anyone mention that the sheets on the bed are the same fabric as the curtains. The food quality in the included meals is a bit like a free sample tour of a cat food factory. Everything in the bathroom is moldy or broken. The switch to turn the water from the tap to the showerhead broke, as did the piece to flush the toilet, the entire bathroom leaked.
Now don't get me wrong, I wasn't expecting a brilliant hotel, but I spent close to 1200 euros for 6 nights, which is a reasonable sum of money.
Upon checkin they tried to throw in different offers such as free food, free parking etc if I would move down the street to another hotel for a couple of nights... this didn't seem very kosher, nor good practice for a hotel, particularly when the guest is just trying to check in at 11pm.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Drive to more secluded beaches, the one outside the hotel is crowded and dirty.