Having read some poor reviews on here I just had to put things straight.
I am giving this Hotel a 5/5 rating but it isn't perfect.
Holidays are always so personal and although I feel for those that did not enjoy their stays I just want to cover some facts and rate various aspects of the hotel. We are a family of 5 - me 51, mum 50 and three kids 21, 18 and 16.
I say the hotel was more suited to younger families but there were couples too. Sa Coma isn't exactly a party town like Magaluf so night life ends in the bars at around 1-2am but there's the Havana Club in Cala Millor only a few minutes away for the hard-core.
Reception 9/10: When you first arrive the Reception area is very attractive. Clean, bright and air conditioned.
Room - 5/10: We were in a 1 bed apartment in the main block with a view of the pool and we could also see the sea. The room needs a lick of paint. The walls were a bit messy with mould around the air-con ducts. The fridge was old and rusty. The double bed was two completely single beds. In the lounge were two BIG sofa-beds which were fairly comfy for younger types. The aircon worked. Bathroom had the Bidet removed so the holes were still showing but was fairly clean with some traces of grime around some tiles but there was a proper bath and the shower was always nice and hot and powerful..
I know this sounds a lot but honestly once you've been in the room for a day you won't care. It just needs one day in there with a paint brush and some filler.
Pool - 8/10 - lovely. 2 Pools. Nice and clean and fairly well maintained with a life guard. Someone on tripadvisor complained about the lack of music - GOOD ! I don't want to deafened by someone elses choice of music. There was lively modern beach party music being played not too loud from the Pool Bar but that was inaudible by the time you got half way down the pool. I like the fact that the pool was peaceful. With kids jumping and diving around it wasn't "dead" but certainly there was no Club 18-30 antics going on. Just nice family fun. Oh and Water Polo did get a bit competitive though but Jay and Maddy kept it in good spirits.
You still get the saddos that reserve sun beds at 6am but even so there was always some still to be found. Lodas of comfy sunbeds and plenty of sun from 8am thru to 6pm (in August). Lots of partial shaded areas too from the pine trees and a few umbrellas.
Bar - 8/10, never had to wait more than 3-4 minutes if there was a queue, VERY generous measures.
Restaurant - 8/10. Clean, well staffed. Food quality was GOOD, with a great selection. There is a multi lingual menu outside the restaurant telling you the 3 or 4 main courses. Distinct Spanish a lot of the time but NOT always.
For example one day the choice was Chinese Style Spare ribs OR Chinese style Chicken portion OR some sort of Fish in a creamy Sauce. Another day it was succulent tender Pork Loin, Lasagna and another fish in sauce. No matter what the choice of main dish was there was ALWAYS a great Salad bar, choice of Pastas and sauces, Pizza, Chips and a variety of vegetable dishes. So yes, if you only ever eat pizza and chips then yes you can have that everyday. Desserts were Ice Creams, Blancmange, Jelly and a variety of sponge based creations but a nice big choice of lovely fresh fruit. I love the melon !.
Breakfast was the same every day: full english selection plus fruit, cereal, toast etc.
Lunch was similar to Evening Meal, maybe slightly less choice but we were usually still stuffed from breakfast.
Nice to enjoy a GLASS of wine with the meal rather than a plastic glass, but you only get a plastic glass if you are around the pool - makes good sense to me ! When indoors you get nice big proper glasses.
Finally the entertainment - mostly aimed at kids but Jay, Tony and the rest worked very hard ALL day to try and make everyone happy.
Bingo every night (cringe) followed by some form of entertainment.
The comedy show was more than a little risque but was great fun.
Music Quiz, Karaoke, Birds or Prey show.. etc
Location - a very short walk from the lovely sandy safe family friendly beach.
2 or 3 bars and restaurants very nearby too which to be fair didn't serve up food any better than the Hotel, but we did eat out a couple of times just for a change of scenery.
Summary - we paid £1900 for 5 people for one week in peak season. For all our food and drink for a week. (Excluding flights). I think for the quality it was great value.
We all would like the view from one hotel, combined with the pool of another, with the room from that other place..? It's always a compromise to some degree. Some aspects of this Hotel are as good as any 4 Star, some aspects are a little below other 3 Star Hotels.
Just for reference we have stayed as a family in hotels from Hostels in Thailand to 4* USA and had experience with All Inclusive too so I am reviewing this Hotel as compared to my expectations of a 3 star All Inc Hotel.
Hope this helps ;o)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the popular beach resort of Sa Coma, on the scenic east coast, the Blue Sea Gran Playa is the ideal for those who want to enjoy all the attractions that the beautiful Mallorca has to offer. Tourists come from all over Europe to relax on the beaches, to swim in crystal clear waters, discovering the rich cultural heritage of the area and taste typical Mallorqian dishes. The complex itself has 2 outdoor pools, a solarium with hammocks; playgrounds, and surrounding gardens in which you can relax yourself and soak up the sunshine. There is also a cafe and snack bar plus a buffet restaurant. The apartments are equipped with a balcony or terrace, living room and bathroom. If you wish to eat in your apartment, all of them offer a kitchenette. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Gran Playa
- Blue Sea Gran Playa Sa Coma, Majorca