This hotel has an enviable position opposite the harbour, with bars and restaurants – as well as the beach – to hand.
This family-run hotel is made up of five blocks, with a mid-sized pool in the main area. You’ll also find a buffet restaurant, and a bar where tribute acts entertain guests in the evenings.
The hotel sits opposite the harbour so shops, bars and restaurants are all close by – it’s a scenic setting that becomes vibrant at night. And the beach is just a minute’s walk away.
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- Lifts: 5, 1 in each building
Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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This curvy number comes with palm trees dotted around its edge, plus a wraparound sun terrace laced with sunbeds and thatched shades. There's a separate children's section too with safety railings.
Breakfast and dinner with show cooking are on offer at the buffet restaurant. Children's meals and special dietary requirements catered for. Just so you know, gentlemen are required to wear full-length trousers to dinner.
Poolside bar offers a selection of snacks, cool drinks and ice creams.
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Twin Room with Balcony
These air-conditioned twin rooms come with a private balcony. Your room will also include a TV, Wi-Fi*, and a kettle*.
Superior Twin Room with Sea View and Balcony
Your superior twin room will come with a private balcony for some extra space outside and a sea view. Along with an inviting contemporary look, your room will also include an extra bed, a TV, Wi-Fi*, and a kettle. If there's three of you travelling, you'll get an extra bed in your room.
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What a disappointment ...!!!!
Was expediting great things at this hotel given the reviews on tripadvisor, how wrong I was...!! Booked with Thomson, no problems there apart from no welcome meeting as rep never left us any information about it...!!! Was given a room in the block across from the reception, this room was above the bar with a very dingy street view, disappointing to say the least, but we don't spend much time in the room so accepted the postage stamp room, as we were travelling with our daughter a 3rd bed was put in the room which made it very tight for walking around the room. The room was modern and as it was a superior room it came with a fridge and hairdryer (the wind was quicker at drying my hair). There wasn't much storage space for three people and there was only six coat hangers. The bathroom was bright, with only a shower no bath, the shower was powerful and always plenty of hot water. Restaurant, well, well, well...!! We were lucky as we were allocated a table on our first night so no messing around queuing to get a table. The food on the other hand was terribly British and boring, especially as the children's option was chicken nuggets every night...!! The food wasn't great, vegetables were diabolical and not a massive selection, but I suppose you have to remember this is only a 3 star hotel. The pool...!! If you want a sun bed you better get up before 7am and go and join the queue..!! Then you may get one of the old rickety sun beds, they really need replacing. Signs clearly state no reserving of sun beds, no inflatables, no own food or drink, but all were happening, lifeguard was too busy to control any of these things going on under his nose as he was far too busy on his mobile phone or sat at the bar. If your going to put these rules in place, they need to be practised. You could hardly get in the pool for all the inflatables and yet people brought more in... Ridiculous 😡 Now the best bit...!!! The bar, where the staff worked so hard serving drinks to there customers. Big thumbs up to Gus and Antonio for keeping us entertained during the day/night. The entertainment was hit and miss, some acts were brilliant (take that), others we had to leave they were so bad (queen😫). Would I return = No...!! Sebastian, you need to address the pool rules, also you have far too many guests/rooms for the size of the pool.More
Second visit - A little disapointed
We were looking forward to our return visit after such a good holiday last year. It started off very well, we had requested the same room as last year which was a superior sea view in bar block and were really pleased when booking in to be told that we had the room. No problems at all with room. Our first visit to the pool was a shock we could not believe the amount of inflatables that were in the pool not leaving much room for guests to swim. Also children and adults were diving/jumping into pool. The hotel has a sign which states no inflatables or diving allowed in pool -. at no stage did the lifeguard attempt to stop this. Why have a policy that is not adhered to. Also the sunbeds badly need replacement. In our opinion breakfast was still very good, but we felt that the evening meals were not as good as last year, We chose to eat between 730 - 8pm and found that some times choice was limited as items were not being replenished especially desserts. Entertainment of an evening still very good. Its a shame as the hotel is in a lovely location with fantastic views of the harbour, but the experience of the pool this year has put us off returning.More
just came bk from a lovely stay .we had a room wich was fanstatic view of harbour and sea very pleased with room very modern and shower great on down side there was 2 single beds put to geather and not very comfy .the food was very good and you get same table every day how ever the tables are 2 close 2geather staff are really lovely and wrk hard .shows in nite was ok but we used to go up the atolon to watch some shows which was a lot better .just across from the harbour there is a pub called smithys which served excellent food .would return againMore
Great Traditional Hotel.
Stayed August 28th for 1 week. Booked via Thomson hence getting room in annex block. We had a great harbour view room in the La Pergola block. Room number 161. The room was for 3 of us and was just ok on size to get through the week. The furniture is a little dated but well maintained . In these rooms you need to pay extra for kettle hairdryer and fridge. Maid service everyday. Restaurant was nice and staff very helpful and polite. We had every breakfast and choice was very English. We only ate in 1 night as we love eating out. However on that night it was mainly Curry and it was very flavoursome. The Bar staff were attentive and polite. Entertainment very good and attracts custom from all over the resort. All staff are also polite and helpful. The hotel is split over 5 blocks and seemed to be all maintained well. You cannot book rooms in the main block via Thomson , you need to book direct. Also if you don't actually book a seaview room then you will get one at the side or back. You would only get a pool view room if booked direct with hotel. Looking at other reviewers comments it seems some guests are not aware of what they are actually booking. As for the Pool we found it ok however at peak times you could see why other reviewers may have found it hectic. We never struggled to get a bed at 10.00 am or later in day,but again would be a different tale for late July/Early August. Only the one negative from me and I think most guests would agree is over the condition of the sun loungers,they all need replacing. Cala Bona is a great resort and we have visited many times.This was our first time at the HCB and would consider returning again but would like to hear that the Sun loungers have been replaced. I would possibly book direct for a bar block superior room harbour view if so , however our room Pergola 161 was in an excellent position with a great view but just very basic. Keep up the good work HCB and dig deep for replacement sun loungers. Other Tips are try Porto Bella restaurant in harbour...very nice steak. Don't bother with a Janet and Johns .Cheap frozen stuff. However seems to always be busy.More
We stayed here as a family of 3 late August, for 12 days. The hotel, its staff and entertainment were fantastic. We booked a superior sea view room, we had room 105. We initially thought it would be noisy being directly above the bar but once the doors were closed we couldn't hear anything worth worrying about. The room was very comfortable and had everything you would expect, fridge, hairdryer, Tv, kettle etc. The pool area is good, we were told by other people holidaying at the hotel we would have to up early to secure sun beds around the pool, we found this not to be true, I did get up a couple of times to get sun beds but soon realised there were normally a few beds left when we arrived after breakfast. Breakfast is very good, you can help yourself to as much or as little as you like, there's everything from full English breakfast to croissant, pancakes, omelettes and fresh fruit. The dinner menu sometimes looks a little uninspiring, but we always found something we liked on the menu and it was always very enjoyable. The main bar seems to be the place to be in Cala Bona and I can see why, the hotel provides the best entertainment in the resort and also employs some of the best waiters too. We found all the bar waiters to be very nice but a special mention has to go out to two guys who really made our holiday. Antonio and Alberto were especially good, they interact with hotel guests have a great sense of humour and really made us feel welcome all the time we were there. A few people have had a bit of a grumble about the restaurant recently, I personally think to feed such a large amount of people in such a short space of time when nobody has a set dining time is remarkable. When we arrived we were asked if would use the dining room after 8pm until we were allocated our own table. We were given our table on the 3rd day and told we could eat any time we liked between 7pm & 9pm. We will definitely return, thank you Hotel Cala Bona we had a fantastic holiday. More
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