We stayed June 14th for 10 nights b&b as a family of 2 adults & 2 children (9+3). Check in was straightforward and was in our room within minutes of arriving.
Our room was a 1 bedroom superior apartment that overlooked the sea and pool area. The apartment had a small kitchen with kettle,microwave, hob,fridge and toaster as well as enough utensils and crockery for four people. It had a bedroom with 2 single beds and in the lounge area was a pull out sofa bed. The balcony was a decent size with table and chairs. We stayed bed and breakfast and breakfast was in the playa bella restaurant. The breakfast was different size full English, sandwiches or a continental from a set menu and was lovely however an option for cereal and/or fruit would have been great for the kids!
The pool area was brill and opened 9-7, my 2 loved the splash pool. There are plenty of sunbeds to go round although could do with a few extra parasols! No entertainment around the pool which didn't bother us although our 9yr old would have preferred something to do with others during the day such as pool activities.there are a couple of pool tables and a bloke came round every few days with a parrot for you to hold for a photo.
We went out at night as there are plenty of bars and restaurants around the hotel. We did go to the kids mini disco once and it is mini! Lasts about half an hour and its pretty much the same songs and dance routines every night but the other kids seemed to enjoy it. After the disco there is bingo then an act on but can't comment as we went out every night.
Overall we had a brilliant time and would definitely return to this hotel again.More
Brilliant Holiday!! - Can't wait to return
This was our first visit to The Playa Bella and our first trip to Ibiza and I can honestly say, it won't be our last!
Initially there was a mix up with my booking that I made through booking.com and the hotel emailed me to advise of the error and to offer an alternative room. Communication between the hotel and myself prior to our arrival was excellent.
Reception staff on our arrival were helpful and friendly and continued to be so throughout our stay. Playa Bella operates a system whereas the pool gates do not open until 9am - this does reduce the early morning towel reservations although by the time my daughter and I got to the poolside, 90% of the beds were actually covered with a towel - quite frustrating when nobody comes back to those beds until 4pm! On a plus side, it never felt crowded and there was always plenty of room in the pool, which maintained a really pleasant temperature throughout the day plus brand new sun loungers, which were extremely comfortable!
The whole Playa Bella area is enclosed with a glass divider and a gate at the top of the stairs, giving easy access in and out to guests yet keeping the street sellers from coming into the complex. a very safe feeling, which is essential when you have children.
We had a 1 bed apartment (616) and although this had a decent size balcony you were squashed in the corner and completely overlooked by your neighbours on both sides. The room itself wasn't particularly spacious and it was slightly disappointing when we saw bigger studio rooms than our 1 bed apartment! I did pay more for the 1 bed apartment on the assumption it would give us that bit more room - a lesson learned more than a deal breaker, but if space is important to you I would advise the hotel of this when booking - like I said earlier, the hotel's communication is spot on so it was my own fault on this occasion for not stressing the importance of room space to me (I totally appreciate everyone has different tick box criteria)
All the rooms are in a blocks in a horseshoe layout and are numbered as block, floor then room i.e. - we were in room 616 - 6th Block, 1st floor, room 6 - follow this mantra to give yourself an idea of what suits you. Block 6 & 7 were above the restaurant and entertainment stage, so could be a bit noisy until midnight (not an issue for us but may hinder guests with younger children)
Great entertainment every night - the Double Dee's were fantastic! Brilliant show - Don't miss that one!! We never left the complex because quite frankly we didn't have to - they provided all that we needed and we felt like true VIP's - part of The Playa Bella family. Chip is brilliant as were all the staff - friendly, helpful, courteous, I can't praise them enough
Very much hoping to return in the school summer holidays - if I can actually find availability in August!! Brilliant holiday, brilliant atmosphere, brilliant hotel!!More
2016, Another great year!
Just got back from yet another great holiday at the Playa Bella (8th year) and still more improvements, New sun loungers and Parasols, no more 9am stampede lol. Gates on perimeter glass fence and top of stairs to stop Looky Looky men coming into complex, they still lean over but a 'No thanks' and they move on. We had very spacious 2bed apartment with a huge balcony (room 114). Great entertainment and a special shout out to Chip who makes everyone feel like a VIP. Hoping to return in the not too distant future and already booked for 2017. See you.soon Playa Bella, Janette and familyMore
Fantastic family holiday
We have just returned from a 1 week holiday at the Playa Bella & what a fantastic time we had. Could not fault the hotel or location at all. Everything you need right on your doorstep & lovely views over the sea while sunbathing. Fantastic location to just nip across to the small beach across the path behind the pool area. There is a large spar down the road the road from the hotel that bakes fresh baguettes every day which is lovely too. Everything you could ever imagine for kids. We didn't use the kids club, but the mini disco & face painting on a night was brilliant.....the kids loved it! Also the splash pool kept them busy all day long. We will definitely be booking to go back next year as we had such a great time. Missing the place so much already.More
This is such a good hotel. All the staff are so friendly which made our holiday. Our room was lovely with a spacious balcony looking over the sea. The room was clean and tidy and had everything you needed in the kitchen to cook basic meals. Bathroom was very modern and clean with a shower and a hairdryer. Plenty of towels provided and extra blankets if its cold. The wardrobe was big with lots of coat hangers and storage space. The pool area is very nice with lots of sunbeds and all very clean. The food at this hotel is lovely and very reasonably priced. The location of the hotel is wonderful right on the beach, and there is lots of bars and shops close by. The night entertainment is excellent especially bingo with Chip :) It feels very safe at night time and its quiet, i slept brilliantly every night! I will stay at this hotel every time I come to Ibiza and would recommend it to everyone!More