Plazamar Apartments3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We were four adults and two children (boy 10 and girl 7). We chose the all-inclusive option and stayed for one week in late June 2012. The hotel was just fine: any amenities that weren't provided could be rented through the front desk (hair dryer, stroller, etc.). The restaurant, front desk and childcare staff all spoke English and were very helpful and friendly. The kid's club activities were lots of fun for our 7-year old. The nightly entertainment was an unexpected added bonus: think a parrot show, acrobats, magicians. Three things I wish we had known: we can use the amenities at the sister hotel GranIsla resort across the street at no additional charge (pools are great but deep, and you have to buy all your own food); you have to provide your own towels for the pool (we ended up buying some cheap ones in town); and it is faster and cheaper to take a taxi to the resort from the airport than a shuttle bus. Santa Ponsa's beach is gorgeous and an easy two-block walk away. I wish we had pulled ourselves away from the fun pool more often, but it was hard to leave! The food was good - ever-changing and a wide variety of choices. I feel the all-inclusive option was well worth it, especially when you consider it includes alcoholic beverages, snacks and all meals. Staff were very friendy and helpful. We were the only North Americans there; this resort is a popular family destination spot with people from the UK, especially Scotland and Ireland. There were lots of other children at the resort. Wear sunscreen! We saw lots of kids with bad sunburns.
The hotel is budget and the rooms were dated. They were however super clean and the beds comfortable. The food was average a few stand outs but the kids were pleased and that is half the battle. The food is a mixture of Spanish and American. I would recommend doing the all inclusive food and drinks as the neighbourhood restaurants aren't Spanish so I am not sure if the food would be any different then at the restaurants. The staff were all really friendly and helpful. Again I mention the place is super clean and was a great value considering how little we paid to stay there. It is a quick 5 minute walk to the beach but the pool is great and there were always plenty of loungers. We also were informed we could use the larger pool across the street at their sister location although I preferred the one at Plazamar just more so for its layout. The food times and entertainment all started on the later side ( breakfast at 8am, dinner 7pm, entertainment 8pm and 10:30pm ) but we let the kids stay up late and help themselves to the food. They loved the hotel. This would be a perfect budget place to take the family.