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
Jo K, Sleaford, England, United Kingdom
Hotel Cala Bona, This was our 4th visit, Hotel Cala Bona has several buildings, we were unfortunate not to be in a refurbished room, but never the less had a sea view, room comfortable, I don't particularly go for extras in a room as you are only sleeping there!! But you may be peeved having to hire, kettles, fridge, hairdryer and iron!! Very clean! Hotel, Bar and restaurant staff extremely friendly, family run establishment, Food good, choices and chef on hand to cook omelettes/pancakes at breakfast and pasta and fish at dinner.
Overlooks Cala Bona Marina, very flat surrounds, ideal for less able walkers or wheelchair users, can walk into Cala Millor and further.
About 1,5 hours from the airport, I would not concern it a quaint or charming hotel, it is a holiday hotel! There is a pool, accessible via key card really limited shade, not ideal for small children!More
we need a holiday!,!.
After reading glowing reviews we booked a 2 week stay through thomsons.
we wanted a nice relaxing break but are back home feeling like it was a waste of money. This hotel has phenomenal noise levels during AND after the entertainment has finished. People seem not to consider other guests who have already gone to bed and shout, guffaw and screech along the corridors obviously the worse for drink and if they bump into their friends continue to discuss rubbish for at least half an hour longer. Either that or they shout across the balconies to each other till the early hours! Try to relax by the pool (if you can get a bed-that is!)next day and you will hear delightful details of everybodys ailments and histories discussed loudly and incessantly by all. Lovely!
The food wasn't too bad except "Gala night" when nothing was labelled so no one knew what they were putting on their plates (I kid you not!) Hence loads of discarded plates still full of food being hastily removed from tables by already overworked staff. Rooms kept very clean but didn't like the balcony as they all faced each other over a narrow road and it felt like being in a goldfish bowl with the clear glass frontage. Entertainment - Rod Stewart tribute was good- can't comment on other acts as no seats availiable so didn't stay to watch. Staff polite at all times but obviously favour returning guests, one of whom told us the only way to be sure of a good holiday is to book direct with the hotel as thomson only have left over rooms to sell as direct bookings get to choose their own room number,! Information around the hotel says the same thing. Personally, we have never stayed anywhere so disjointed,(there are 5 seperate buildings(one of which is way up the road) that all share the same small pool area and restaurant. Despite notices saying not to reserve sunbeds it doesn't seem to apply to the regulars!
Being known as a hotel favoured by elderly people we thought hotel cala bona would provide a restful holiday but to be frank, we have been to hotels full of children in the past and had better peace and relaxation. You never can tell, can you?More
diddydavejen, Birmingham, United Kingdom
have to book a year in advance.
hi we stayed in the cala bona in sept 2015, I have to say I don't think I have ever stayed in a more holiday maker orientated hotel, everything about this hotel is superb, from booking in to staff friendliness, to food and cleanliness, in fact we tried to rebook immediately upon return to uk only to find most of the best rooms already gone, all of the sea view rooms in the main block taken, and this with a year to go. the entertainment is out of the top drawer, the food varied and tasty. I think we will be going back for some time, in conclusion a real gem, not for chidren I don't think.More
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