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Hannah70 03-01-2009 15:10

puertopollensa-holiday.com
 
Hi Everyone.

This is a really great website. I have been holidaying in and around Pollensa/Puerto Pollensa for quite a few years now. We always stay in a villa and have tried lots of great companies (Villaparade, Villaplus etc). We've always had super holidays.

However, this year I am trying to find something a little less expensive for August and having spent hours on the internet I came across puertopollensa-holiday.com. They seem to do apartments and villas which are VERY reasonable. It seems to be almost too good to be true. I wondered if anyone else has used them and could they give me any feedback, before I go ahead and book.

Thank you in anticipation.
Hannah

JH02JLH 03-01-2009 17:38

We, too, have booked various villas over the years with James Villas and Villa Plus and never had a problem. I had a quick look at the website and couldn't see any sign of them belonging to ABTA or ATOL.

Here's hoping someone on here has used them and they are reliable and good! Prices in August for a 2 bedroom villa were about 950 euros for the week, quite a bit cheaper than Villa Plus are quoting at the moment. The villa we booked last year is around 3000 for two weeks!

Good luck!

Jane:)

Hannah70 04-01-2009 15:20

Hello Jane

Thank you for taking the time to check out the website. The lack of ABTA ATOL was worrying me too.

Also, the villa I am interested in is 930 Euros for August and that includes a car!!

As a family, we really need to tighten our belts this year and this site is very tempting. I think I will have to go with my instincts though and perhaps not take the risk. It's such a shame. I was hoping that some of the forum members might have used them.

I will keep looking. I just can't afford to pay the 3,000 sort of price-tag that Villaparade etc charge in August. I think this year we might choose an apartment instead - better value for money perhaps.

I've looked on this site for private villas but haven't found anything yet.

Thank you again.

Hannah

pollensa 04-01-2009 16:06

Hi Hannah,

you may already have found these on the website but there are 3 main options here:

- privately owned villas & apartment advertised by their owners or agents at www.puertopollensa.com/rentals
- local agents based in Mallorca (will charge in Euros) www.puertopollensa.com/localagents
- agents based in the UK who will charge in GBP & may do packages with flights, car hire etc. www.puertopollensa.com/TravelCompanies.html#villas

Hopefully you will find something here. Let us know how you ge on or need any more advice.

Ali C 06-01-2009 13:14

Had a look at the PP-holidays site. Noticed that Villa V021 is one that we have previously stayed in and which is in the Sealand Villas brochure as villa Pedra Vista (excellent villa). The price quoted by PP holidays is 1900 euros for a week in August compared to 2025 with Sealand. Given the current exchange rate not as big a saving as previously but perhaps worth considering. We have booked before with a local company & had no problems but I suppose it depends how much you are willing to pay for peace of mind. Haven't had time to check if they feature other properties offered by Sealand. In our experience it's not unusual to see the same villa on a number of websites. Hope this is of some help.

LK1960 06-01-2009 16:43

puertopollensa-holiday.com.
 
I also had a look at this site and the accommodation does seem to be very well priced indeed. As Jane says, hopefully someone will be able to confirm that the company is reliable and good. However, I noticed that an apartment which I have booked through Owners Direct for a week in July 2009 (A 015) is featured on the site and when I checked availability for my dates it says the apartment is available! Strange.

LK

JMD40 07-01-2009 19:04

Take a look at Solmar villas - they have a really great website and reasonable prices. good luck.

Hannah70 08-01-2009 23:56

Thank you everyone for your replies.

I think I wont use them. I did think it was a bit strange that every single villa I looked at for whatever date was coming up as available. Even if I did book with them I think I wouldn't enjoy the buildup to the holiday in case it all went wrong.

I'm still looking. I've found some marvellous flights so I'll just have to keep searching.

Solmar villas do look very reasonable - I'll try them. Also I found that Majorca Farmhouses have a couple of not too expensive villas in the Campanet area. I'm such a ditherer! I must hurry up and bite the bullet before there's nothing left!

Thank you again everyone for your help.

Hannah

joelise80 09-01-2009 16:25

Hannah

We used to book a villa through Mallorca Farmhouse Holidays until we found the local agent and cut MFH out saving a fortune so maybe you could try this? We used Portvill in CSV. Hope this helps.

CathB 10-01-2009 19:16

we have used local agencies for the last 9 years..Bellamar and first but for the last 5 years Sol...they have been fantastic. :)

andyandfay 11-01-2009 13:53

Hi Hannah
We use Sealand villas every year..I have just been onto the website & noticed there were a lot of sealand villas on there.We checked one on the sealand site which is booked ,then went onto the other website & it said it was available.
A booking is only done by bank transfers into their bank & if you want to pay by credit card ,you have to use a link ..Strange !!.

Fay

Mark 14-01-2009 19:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hannah70 (Post 27041)
It seems to be almost too good to be true.

That's what I thought :eek:

Mark.

pollensa 20-01-2009 15:45

puertopollensa-holiday - Be Wary!
 
Further to this discussion, I have been contacted by one of our advertiser who has found out that her apartment is advertised on puertopollensa-holiday without her consent & showing rates cheaper that they are advertising. Apparently an enquirer asked about her apartment through this website & was told that it was available when it is not. She only found out when the same enquirer found her phone number through one of her genuine adverts.

She advertises on another rental site so we are not sure where they took her details from or what the objective is. She wonders if it may be a ploy to obtain deposits. The same company 'Top Tours Ltd ' are also running apartments-calador. We really don't know whether this company is guenuine or not, so do be wary.

gina39uk 20-01-2009 17:47

RE:- PUERTOPOLLENSA-HOLIDAY.COM

There seems to be a lot of speculation about this particular company but no one seems to have contacted them direct!
I have taken the time therefore to do just that and have suggested that the owners of said website might like to visit this forum and put their own case across.

My main reason for doing this is to emphasise that this site SHOULD NOT be confused with puertopollensa-holidayrentals.co.uk which appears to have happened on one or two occasions and is therefore causing some concern amongst one or two of the owners whose properties are advertised with us. I just wish to make it clear that our family run website is in NO WAY connected to the other site of a similar name.(namely puertopollensa-holiday.com)

I hope this is now clear and my apologies to those of you who have contacted my son & I with your concerns.

Sorry Zelda if I have 'crossed any lines' but this had to be said.

pollensa 20-01-2009 17:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by gina39uk (Post 27293)
RE:- PUERTOPOLLENSA-HOLIDAY.COM

There seems to be a lot of speculation about this particular company but no one seems to have contacted them direct!

Actually several people have tried to contact them by telephone & email and have not been able to. The same company has websites for other areas in Mallorca & the Canaries and have raised a lot of concerns already. This post is about a company who appears to be advertising someone's property without their permission.


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