Safari Park Reviews

CALLE LAS LILAS S/N, SA COMA, MAJORCA, BALEARIC ISLANDS 07687, SPAIN

Reviews for Safari Park, Sa Coma, Majorca, The Balearics

LOCATION

4 out of 5
4 Stars

ACCOMMODATION

4 out of 5
4 Stars

KIDS FACILITIES

5 out of 5
5 Stars

OVERALL RATING

4.4 out of 5
4.4 Stars
As part of the Club Protur Sa Coma Resort, the Protur Safari Apartments have got sparkle by the bucket-load. Its an all inclusive extravaganza that will make you mind boggle. Were talking fabulous food, great entertainment and more activities than you can shake a volleyball at. If its all inclusive youre after, this bountiful beach hotel will be right up your holiday street. From the kids club to the gym, this holiday dream has everything you need to make your stay one to remember. Chill out as you unwind in the sauna. Practice your swing at the driving range. Or simply laze away the sun-filled days lounging by the pool. Add to the mix the spa, Club House and waterpark of Club Protur Sa Coma Resort and youve got all the right ingredients for a sizzling sunshine break. And if you somehow manage to exhaust the endless array of fun and games on offer here, youre just a five minute walk from the beach. So pack up your beach towel, your suncream and your shades and make a beeline for the shimmering sands. Whether you spend your holiday wandering along the seashore, whizzing through the waterpark or winding down by the pool, youll have the time of your life at Protur Safari Apartments. In fact, the only downside to this holiday is having to go home at the end.

This is one hotel i would definately recommend. There was no faults what so ever about this place. Would go back time and time again.

The kids loved it and was family friendly. Our next family holiday will be going back here.

All i can say is enjoy yourselves and im jealous lol x

Southend on Sea

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars

We really had a great time in the Safari. Good comfortable room and the pool area and rest of the complex was kept spotlessly clean. Poolside snacks were good and reasonably priced. Only problem was that the entertainment was mainly geared to the predominant German guests. The beach in Sa Coma was lovely and very clean.

Surrey

LOCATION:
4 Stars
ACCOM:
4 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
4.0 Stars

These apts are the cleaness I have stayed at the whole holiday was the best lovely beaches short walk from the apts and the shops where good but everyone sold the same gifts but different prices and they don't stay open all night well not in in may they closed about 9.00pm
the bars and resturants had lovely food never had a bad one all of the holiday
hope this helps anyone going to sa coma and staying in the safari park enjoy.
(tayside)

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"Im probably going to repeat what most people said about this place but I wanted to try and..."

Im probably going to repeat what most people said about this place but I wanted to try and tell you about some bits others haven't mentioned yet.... Well the Safari Park was excellent and certainly looks the business!!! The reception area is huge and the hotel is based on 5 floors and may take a few days to get your bearings as it is so big. We got there at 3am after a transfer of around 80 minutes wasn't too bad.
The credit card you are given for entering your room and using the power is a clever idea as it saves lugging a large key around, the card can also be used to put things on a 'tab' at the hotel but we never used it for this.
The room was booked for 2-4 people and we maybe niavely thought the room would be bigger having seen pictures of the rooms being on 2 levels but these were probably the 4-6 people studios. So what you have is 2 singles in the bedroom and 2 sofa's which you can use to sleep on, we let the kids have the beds and we pushed the sofa's together to make a double for us as the kids would be in bed before us anyway it made more sense to put them in the room. The apartment is air-conditioned, I thought ours was broke but it only works when the window/patio door are shut depending what room (clever eh!!) and the view is fantastic if you book a room with a pool view,try not to get a room on the basement or first floor as you may find it quite intrusive and may not get much sun on the balcony. We tried both as we had a room on the 4th floor which was great but because we were not leaving the complex untill 10pm we spoke to Colin (Thompson main rep and nice fella) about a late leavers room and we were sorted with a basement room for our last 10 hours for 22 euros.
Still on the room, it has all things you need and look quite new such as the microwave, fridge,kettle etc, and the t.v has sky news which changes to bbc1, itv, and cartoon network. You don't need the remote to work it but if your lazy you can get one from reception for 10 euros. The hotel also has an internet area inside but a better value 'cybercafe' is next door to the Brittannia English bar a couple of streets away.
The whole hotel complex is huge and the 3 crazy golf courses are fun,2 or 3 kids pools and 3-4 adult pools to choose from were great, As was the childrens water/playpark at the rear of the complex. The indoor pool is only filled up in winter, and the gym was always empty but the 2 restaurants were always full and night time entertainment was lively and not on too late or too loud to cause a problem if you have the kids in bed.
Outside the hotel is a spar but the better place to go is the 'caprabo' around the back of the hotel,its basicaly a Tesco size place to get everything you need.
The hotel was approx two thirds Germans which at times (no problems with sunbeds!!) you felt a bit alienated but as Colin told us the Germans only book top quality resorts so it must be good. There are plenty of places to eat and drink, we can recommend Salvatores just outside the Hotel and The best British place was The Royal Oak (try the Beef Wedge!!), and for some posh nosh try Oasis. We asked where the reps ate and they mostly go to the Royal oak so that was the best recommendation we needed. The others are all quite similar in what they serve quality wise but no real bad ones that we ate from although we were sick of chips in the end!
The beach was nice and only 10 minutes away but was covered in a line of seaWeed and was quite churned up at the waters edge, so i don't know if its normally like that but i didn't go in.
We tried a couple of trips, marine land and and a submarine trip called Nemo.
Marine land was nice but small, the dolphins, SeaLions,and Parrot show were the main attractions and they were worth the 75 minute coach trip alone as they were good shows. The only disappiontment was you get there for around 10:30am and you leave around 2:30 and fitting in the 3 main shows and quieng for food doesn't leave much time,and your back on the coach. We did the MarineLand Extra trip where you get food tokens to spend. 6 euros per adult and 4 per child,no change given, which was good value given the trip was 116 euros for the 4 of us.
The Nemo Underworld trip was a once in a lifetime chance to go on a submarine, again the trip was 90 mins to Magaluf where you take a boat out to the sub and spend nearly an hour under the sea looking at the fish, the deliberatley placed ship wreck and watch the divers feed the fish. They take photo's of you as you enter the sub etc and will offer them for purchase at the end of the trip for 12 euros for 2 or 48 euros for all 8. While we were pondering a bloke came up to us with a calculator and typed in 35 euros for all 8 so maybe try and negotiate quietly, you may get a better deal as I think it was in his interest to sell them all and the bus was due any minute!! The cost of the Nemo trip was an eye watering 216 euros for the 2 adults (59 each) and 2 kids(49 each) but it was a once in a lifetime thing and we can recommend it. If you have a 2 year old your laughing as they seem to be free on everything, just our luck our youngest was 3!! Again the minor dissapointment with this trip was no spare time to eat or look around, you are on the go all the time so pack a lunch.The trip is also not a Thompson trip so they couldn't organise a discount to the price so there will be no rep on the bus to welcome you, just when you get to the Nemo building in Magaluf will someone come out and explain what happens.
We read a comment on this site about the safari trip and were interested in going on the regular bus to this that seems to go around the resort. When we enquired about it we found out it never passed Thompsons health and safety regs so they don't talk about it on your welcome meeting, and if you have monkeys jumping you for your food we thought it best to give it a miss rather than traumatise the 3 year old!
I think that is everything, a fantastic hotel complex and the 'protur group' certainly know what they're doing. Hope this gives everyone a slightly different angle to view this hotel and resort from! (Tyne and wear)

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"We booked direct with the hotel group and got a great deal, we are actually off again today..."

We booked direct with the hotel group and got a great deal, we are actually off again today April 2006 we enjoyed our selfs that much. But this time we are going all inclusive.

There is not a lot wrong with this complex at all, it was perfectly kept and was spotless clean, the rooms were cleaned 5 days out of the 7 and there was always cleaners around most of the day.

The food was fantastic and was very european and chips did not come with everything which in our opinion was great, you dont go to spain to do chips and burgers do you?

The hotel did have a lot of germans but that was not a problem at all we always had a lounger by the pool as most of the guests went of on their organised tours leaving the complex virtually empty during the day.

For the kids, indoor pool with spa, outdoor paddling pool with slides, trampolines (free), electric cars 1 euro, a little club for under 5's (there was more staff than children)where then made hats, masks etc.

For us, large outdoor pools one under cover, a good pool side restuarant (the garlic chicken was lovely)cheap wine, and relativly acceptable entertainment (although it was a little noliday campish).

Every member of staff was fantasic, when the hotels own reps reliased there was an english family was resident they changed the presentation of the entertainment to include the english lanuguage.

The hotel has its own car hire company for which you just go to reception and order one.

My son left his teddy in the room when we left and we informed the hotel when we got home, within two days the teddy arrived in the post at no charge, now thats customer service.

We would recommend this (but go independent it is much cheaper)£2400 all inclusive with flights for ten days 4 adults and 2 children. Beat that.
(Cornwall)

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"Safari Park is a huge hotel, 660+ rooms, but don`t be put off it certainly did not detract..."

Safari Park is a huge hotel, 660+ rooms, but don`t be put off it certainly did not detract from our holiday. The room was spacious and spotless as was the whole complex. The kitchenette was well equiped though we never bothered to cook. Lots of towels (5 changes a week), shower gel and shampoo were provided.
We found the hotel staff to be polite and efficient. The reception staff were very helpful especially the young lady from Wales and able to advise on local buses (a waste of time) boat trips and just about anything else you asked. In fact they were doing the Thomson reps job for him which was just as well as he was never around.
The pools were clean and set in pleasant well maintained gardens. Be aware the 2 main pools are deep and not clearly marked as such. Unless your children are confident swimmers or if very young you will need to supervise them closely or stick to the 2 kids pools.
Lots of Germans use this hotel so guess what they hog the sunbeds. The hotel management did have any towels left on sunbeds before 9am collected up and put behind reception on 2 occasions while we were there.
There are 3 mini golf courses within the complex costing 8 euros to play all 3. They are set out in tropical gardens with waterfall and fish ponds our kids loved this and so did we. There are good sports facilities if you want to play tennis or volley ball and they were well used by the older children. The mini club for the kids seemed well run,the staff were enthusiastic and all the kids seemed very happy. Evening entertainment was very average.
The sandy beach at Sa Coma is excellent. It shelves gently and is perfect for children. Banana boats, pedalos and parascending are available. There are plenty of beach bars which were reasonably priced. The promenade is attractive and its worth a walk around the bay.
There are regular boats running to Porto Cristo, Cala Millor, Cala Bona, Cala Ratjada. If you book the day before there is a 10% price saving.
Lots of places to eat and mostly good value though the best had to be Salvators . Personally I would avoid the British pubs. The Kings Head was disgusting. The food was barely warm when it arrived and the staff were incredibly rude. I ask is it necessary for staff in a 'families welcome' pub to wear tee shirts emblazoned f*** o**. (Norwich)

LOCATION:
4 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
4.8 Stars
"The Safari Park is a member of the Protur Hotel Chain, exclusive to Mallorca. Protur..."

The Safari Park is a member of the Protur Hotel Chain, exclusive to Mallorca. Protur currently has 15 hotels (and growing) on the island that house around 10,000 guests, 4 are in the immediate vicinity of the Safari Park. It has 616 apartments, some 1 bedroom sleeping 4 (2 sofa beds in the lounge) and some studios, which means the hotel houses approximately 2,000 guests.


o RECEPTION
This was a pleasant, light airy and rather grand affair with lots of very comfortable checked arm-chairs and sofas, all surrounding large glass tables and very busy irrespective of the time of day. I was most impressed to note that the hotel supplied them with telephone lines – usually the reps I see are using their own mobiles to make contact with the outside world, a Hertz rental office and toilets. Reception also sells a limited number of German and English books, postcards and stamps.

The hotel also has what is loosely know as an Internet café (actually two PC’s back to back) that allow you to surf the Internet for a hefty 1 Euro for 10 minutes (about 63p) there is no discount for longer use.

SWIMMING & SUNBATHING
In the brochure, and the minute picture at the top of this section the swimming pool looks absolutely huge, it is actually several smaller swimming pools separated by sunbathing area. Be careful with young children and if you are not a good swimmer as most of the pools are around the 6/7-foot mark in depth, measurements are clearly marked on all sides in metres. Sunbeds and parasol shades are free if you can get them, but cannot be reserved before 9am in the morning; needless to say we struggled to find either (we have to have shade because Martin must not be exposed to the sun) despite there being in excess of 1,000 beds and half that number of shades around the pools. There is also a small indoor pool that does not open during the summer months.

A little tip: The Safari Park is opposite the Protur's Sa Coma Playa (Thomson Platinum) which has a large pool area and a smaller, 25m pool area at the rear, this is a right little sun-trap with a good few shades and beds, and little used, we literally had the pool to ourselves.

KEEP FIT
The hotel has a full schedule of daytime and evening activities including keep fit classes and a gymnasium with state of the art weight lifting and exercise equipment that allows you to measure heart and pulse rate and calculates average calories burnt, there is also a Sauna.

HALF-BOARD - BREAKFAST
To be fair this catered for all tastes, there was a fabulous array of pastries, cereals, fresh fruit, cold meats, loads of cheeses, bread rolls, bread, toaster, fruit juices, bacon, beans, scrambled, fried and boiled eggs (hard and 3 minute ones) and German sausages, many of which were very spicy, we did have good old fashioned pork sausages on two mornings. This was all served on a buffet basis and filled you up for the day; food was not allowed to be taken out of the dining room.

EVENING MEAL
Delights such as tuna Steak, salmon, perch, hake, skate, haddock, wiener schnitzel, dogfish, chicken legs, venison steaks and deer casserole, sardines, roll mops, veal stew, meatballs – you would be fine, for 4 days I lived on Pasta and lettuce, most days they didn’t even have chips or anything remotely palatable for two 13 year olds, hence we ended up paying to feed the kids anyway, by the Thursday we had given up and were eating out. No drinks are provided with the evening meal and are payable separately. I must say that presentation, service, quality and temperature were fantastic, it was just the food I didn’t like.

There is a bar in the hotel and entertainment every night, provided in 4 languages, we didn’t bother trying this out and got out and about in the resort itself, whereby we discovered that there were only a handful of English bars that became very, very busy.

There is a poolside cafe which sells very reasonably priced day-time snacks and drinks - chicken and chips was around £3.50. The hotel has table tennis and pool tables plus very attractive grounds in abundance. There is also a 54 hole miniature golf course

THE LAYOUT
If you arrive in the middle of the night you could find yourself totally bewildered if needing help the next day. Reception and the front entrance to the hotel are on the first floor, the back entrance is on lower ground, signposting around this large hotel is very few and far between.

If you are staying on a high floor, despite there being several lifts, with this many guests be prepared to use the stairs.

ECO-TAX
You may be interested to note that we were not, on arrival, or at any time during our stay, requested to pay the newly introduced Balearics Eco Tax which would have set us back 56 Euros, daily rates depend on the nature of the establishment in which you are staying (range between 0.5 and 2 Euros (31p & £1.26)) and are applicable to all visitors over the age of 12.

THE APARTMENT
The apartment had 1 bedroom and a lounge, kitchenette including microwave, 2 electric rings, toaster, fridge, kettle and complement of crockery and cutlery for 4 people. It had fully integrated air conditioning that was not chargeable and operated 24 hour, plenty of storage space, dining room table and a spacious balcony housing another small eating area. Not all rooms have a pool view and if you specifically require one, then it is advisable to e-mail the hotel on a Sunday morning and request one; this is apparently when all the room allocations are done.

The apartment was spacious, light and airy with full black out curtains on both rooms and offers full bathroom facilities including a very deep, although not full size bath, a real power shower, toilet and sink (unusually no bidet).

We were provided with a full complement of both bath size and hand towels plus bath mats, all which were changed 5 times a week to coincide with the days of the maid’s visits. There was also an abundance of electrical sockets and a telephone. There was full satellite TV, including Sky News, Eurosport, BBC1 and ITV1 and about 6 German and 6 Spanish TV Channels.

LOCATION
About ¼ mile from the resort centre and the beach, but with a supermarket and a few other shops literally on your doorstep. There is lots of car parking at the hotel, but with 600 rooms, it does fill up quickly and on-street parking is limited. There are bus-stops about 2 minutes away that take you into the slightly busier resorts of Cala Millor and Cala Bona.

Heartily recommended if you go self-catering, if you like to loll around the pool, get your towel down by 9am, and enjoy, personally having done both, I prefer somewhat smaller establishments.

LOCATION:
4 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
4.6 Stars
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