Barcelo Ponent Playa
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I haven't posted in a few days because my roommates and I went to Mallorca last weekend. Mallorca is an island off the coast of Spain and about a 50 minute plane ride from Barcelona. The trip was relatively last minute but we (Meg, Laura, Jordan, and me) booked it with a group of guys from Wake that most of us were not super close friends with. It ended up being a great decision. The island of Mallorca itself is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. It is 120 miles across in 1 ...
... mention of traditional leather sandals, avacas, or albarques, and we soon realised what they were talking about. They were virtually everywhere, very simple in design, but obviously comfortable. So of course I had to try some, (you understand, Allison, don't you?). We were attended to by a really sweet young woman, and I asked about the history behind the sandals. She said they were peasants' footwear, the top fashioned from animal hide with ...
... all artisanal bread and homemade everything. Special mention has to be made of the toiletries...not something IŽd usually get excited about, but this was all handmade in the Balearics by Gaia products....smell of rosemary.Now my very favourite.
Our nearest tourist town was Cala En Porter...so we walked there. No great shakes, surprisingly downmarket given the hotel, bit scruffy, like Cala St Vicenc or Cala Bona. Mahon and Ciutadella were nicer, mix of ...
We were excited to visit Mallorca from a couple of fronts. For starters we were visiting one of Jennie's work friends, Emily Schaeffer and her family. Second reason, of course, is because it is the home of Rafael Nadal! Vamos Rafa!
Palma de Mallorca is an awesome city to hang out in. There are several avenues of high end beautiful shops, many cafes and eateries in the middle strips of the roads, and tons ...
Leaving Calaceite we had a rather enjoyable drive heading towards Sitges to kill a bit of time before moving on to El Prat Airport Barcelona for our flight at 20:30 to Mallorca. The country side from Calaceite towards Tarragona reminded us a bit of northern NSW with it's green rolling hills and all the orchards. In Sitges we walked round town and the beach for a while before sitting down at a restaurant for a very nice meal. First up we had a variety of Tapas ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Barcelo Ponent Playa Cala Ferrera
Vacation 2006 Barcelo Ponent Playa
It is a very bussy hotel we think to bussy, there are too many people in it. The personel at the service desk speak englisch very well, but the other staff don't.
The food is very good,but not many difference between the days. The rooms are old even as the forniture,and the cleaning can better,it is durty. Dining room is proper and very nice, but very many people at the same time, jou must wait for your food, and sometime you don't have a table and you must wait a while.
The hotel is placed in a beautiful place on the beach very romantic
We think it is worth 2 stars en we give it a seven (7).
I have just returned from my wonderful holidays in hotel Barcelo Ponent Playa in Cala d'Or. I am so satisfied that I would really like to recommend this hotel to all the visitors of this web site.
It is situated directly on the fabulous beach, and I was lucky to have a room with sea view so I could enjoy the view every day. The staff was very kind and helpful, especially with my son who really adored some of the employees from the restaurant and bars.
The food was great, big variety of dishes of high quality. Our rooms was perfectly clean as it seemed to be the whole establishment.
Everything was really wonderful and we will book it again next year.
Food was one of the main problems - lacking quality & presentation (reminded me of school dinners, or canteen lunches).
There seemed to be no attention to detail - it was ok, but only just!
A relaxing break
After just returning from a week's break here, I will return without a doubt.
I could not fault this hotel or resort at all. It was lovely and quiet this time of year just what i was looking for.
Both my mum and myself had a fantastic time.
I holidayed at Barcelo Punto Umbria Andelucia in May which was outstanding in every way and I expected Barcelo Ponent Playa to be of a similar standard .... how wrong can you be !.
Having just returned from this hotel we feel we must tell you how awful the food was. This was buffet style but nothing we tried was edible, one night veal was on the menu we tried some only to find it was only suitable for soling your shoes. The tables most mornings at breakfast were not cleared of the last persons leftovers, so we would clear away before we could sit down to ours (toast & jam)
The drinks in the bars were also not good, san migeal was flat and the white wine was undrinkable.
As this is a Saga hotel we thought the standards would be quite high, obviously not, so NO we will not be returning.
Also dont accept a room beneath the restaurant.
This is a lovely hotel that has an A1 position with excellent views. As has been said in previous reviews you can walk straight out onto the beach or indeed to the pool area which opens at 9am (No towels on beds here) In fact this hotel is favoured by the more elderly and subsequently the pace is a little slower and beds can be found at any time of the day. The food is good if not a little repetitive over a 2 week stay, however we found that the restaurant staff had their own agenda and were rather slow on clearing tables and setting them up for incoming people.
Myself and my partner are well and truly hooked by the magic that is the Barcelo Ponent Playa hotel. We are going back this year for our third holiday there and just love it more and more each time. The location is the biggest seller for us. In the morning you can jump into the lift and go down to the ground floor walk out and straight into the sea to snorkel with the local marine life. Follow this up with a fantastic cooked breakfast, or a continental style buffet to start the day. The staff are excellent, the bar staff really friendly and the entertainment staff are good fun. My only critisism could be that there isn't a fridge in the room, but then we were hardly in their to need one. Cala D'or is amazing and I thourghly recommend it as a base for a great holiday. But please, don't tell everyone!
Clean, excellent food, all facilities, great staff.
Very good shows every night.
Absolutely nothing to complain.
I am going there again!!!!!!
I have just returned from 1 week at this hotel, along with my husband and 2 other couples. We are all aged from 35 - 53. We had a really good time. The rooms were spotless, the maids came daily, changed towels daily. The hotel had a lot of guest who were with SAGA and the entertainment was very much for couples. The food was of an excellent standard - with a vast selection for everyone. I go on 2-3 holidays per year and this had the best quality and selection of food I have ever had. At breakfast time the bacon and fried eggs are cooked fresh as you order them. The same applies at night with your chicken, pork, fish, steak etc. There are lots of ready cooked dishes also. The staff are the friendliest I have encountered in most hotels. The pool was hugh - although I don't swim. There were lots of sunbeds - you could have got one at lunchtime - although this is early May. The centre of Cala D'or is only about 15 minutes walk and there are masses of restaurants and shops. There are no time shares and hardly any touts trying to get you into the bars and restaurants. All in all we had an excellent holiday.