just spent 1 week at this hotel (wish I'd booked 2 weeks) this hotel was perfect for a laid back vacation. Room basic but had everything that was needed. Very clean and tidy.
Food was excellent and well above standard normally provided by 3 star hotel and plenty of it so
you didn't go hungry.
Pool area very clean with plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas and ample room without being overcrowded.
Evening entertainment catered for all tastes ( including BINGO)More
clive m, redditch uk
The hotel is situated on the harbour front at Cala Bona.
It is a complex of 5 buildings and it depends in which building you are located as to what your perspective of the hotel will be.
We stayed in the Pergola block which is a 60sec walk from the main block. We had a standard room with a great view of the harbour.
We had half board and meals are taken in the rear block, where there are accommodation rooms and the swimming pool.
We preferred the block we were in as it was just out of ear shot of the hubbub of the main blocks and the view of the harbour was fantastic.
The food wasn't very exciting, although plentiful. Not sure if it was the end of season thing of emptying out the freezers and larders before they close for the winter.
If you do go standard you will need to take, beach towels, a kettle if you like a brew in your room and a hairdryer.
There are some superior rooms of which there are pictures around the hotel. They look very nice and it would be good if the rest of the hotel was eventually upgraded.
It is a bit basic and when we questioned a few things with the rep her answer was "well it is only 3*", can't argue with that!!!!
Having said all that we had a great time and would go again.
Nearly everyone we spoke to has stayed at the hotel on multiple occasions, so it can't be all bad.
There was also great entertainment every night in the hotel. As there was in others so if you don't like whats on in yours the other hotels are more than happy to take you in for theirs.
Cala Bona is a nice town, with easy access to Calla Millor, Puerto Cristo by boat, bus and if you can manage it by bike.
The Spaniards have thought about what they are doing in the resort. There is a well defined cycle path to almost everywhere local and beyond, good walking paths if you want to go into the hills or along the coast. If you are less able bodied there is a flat continuous path all along the front and ideal for mobility scooters. There is also an assisted service for disabled people to go into the sea.
If you like fishing, take a collapsable rod as there is some fishing available from the end of the harbour.More
Paul M, Surbiton, United Kingdom
5th time at this hotel
earlier this year we tried a 4star platinium in Portugal was not impressed with it so early Oct we had a week at the cala bona hotel our 5th time here, like any hotel it has its good points and not so good but all considered the good outnumber the bad , had a room overlooking the harbour and now they have trimmed the rubber trees it made for a lovely view, old room bit outdated but okay cleaned, beds made, towels changed every day found all staff pleasant and helpful especially reception and restaurant, food not the best we have ever had but more than adequate always something we liked, if you like walking or just a steady stroll then try this area, would we return to this hotel YESMore
Tony H, Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
Not just the Germans
A really fantastic 2 weeks only spoilt by towels being put on the sun loungers. Despite many notices stating that towels should not be left on the sun loungers every morning by 8.00 more than 50% of the loungers by the pool had towels laid out. The only loungers that were left were in shade for a period of time during the day.More
Last minute sunshine break!
A little disappointed after reading all the very positive reviews. The Cala Bona is more of a "complex" rather than a hotel. Popular with the retired traveller and many are regular visitors! Hotel is clean but the staff are only interested if you are a regular. Reception is more like a mobility scooter recharge zone rather than a welcoming reception area.
Although we booked last minute we did pay to upgrade the room to a superior and from the description we believed we would have a sea view. This was not the case and even though the room was of a good modern standard the view was grim and the balcony was very overlooked. We were offered a choice of alternative rooms after the second day, both with sea views but the actual rooms were very dated and not the superior standard that we had already paid for. However, if we wanted to move there was an additional upgrade fee! Seemed to me that there were quite a few guests that were being offered this. We decided to stay put as we felt the additional charges were a rip off.
The resort was very pleasant, nice little harbour. Lovely walks and beaches nearby. Busier resort a short walk away in Cala Millor.
The food was of an average standard. This declined in standard and choice towards the end of the week. We made the assumption that this was due to the season coming to an end.
Weather was lovely, if we ever return to Cala Bona resort we would probably opt for room only or B&B as there are lots of nice small bars and restaurants offering excellent deals.
North East of the island is beautiful and well worth a visit.More
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