Just back after a 2 week stay - all good although some thoughts..
Just back this weekend after 2 weeks of glorious, hot sunshine and a relaxing time at the Hotel Cala Bona. There are a number of reviews on this hotel already so I thought I would restrict my review to some things I noted that I feel could be improved. It is worth noting that this is a 3 star hotel and all things considered it is excellent for this kind of rating. However, I would firstly question the safety of the shower unit in the newly refurbished superior rooms. I was in one and whilst the decor was clean and crisp the shower tray posed a problem. The shower head is very large and the shower has only one fixed screen door. As a result water leaks out of the shower onto the tiled bathroom floor. Yes I put the shower mat down but the lip of the shower tray just isnt high enough to stop the water gushing out. I am by no means frail yet I fear anyone who is would struggle not to fall over onto a soaking wet floor when stepping out. As it is not realistic to expect the hotel to fit brand new showers again I suggest an extra sliding shower door should be fitted with a good rubber seal to stop this happening. Secondly, I found the lack of bar tab facility frustrating. Paying for drinks in the restaurant and around the pool area / front terrace meant you had to have cash on you all the time. This is rather outdated and would be far easier for all concerned if you could pay for any drinks bill at the end of your stay on checking out. Thirdly if you stay in the front building at the back of the hotel (as I did) I would ask to move. As a female lone traveller I felt uncomfortable sitting on my balcony as I was completely overlooked by the all other balconies (I was on the first floor directly over the bar area) and all the people who were in and out of the block which housed the pool and dining room. The road separating these two blocks is not owned by the hotel and lots of other people use it as cut through and sit on the benches either side of the main Reception block doors. Weekend meant this resort was busier than normal and I feel vulnerable having a late night coffee on my balcony as I could be seen by anyone passing by. I asked to move to another room but wasnt offered something I felt worth moving for so stayed put but would refuse a room like this if I was to ever revisit. Finally the bar area. This is exceptionally hot particularly at night. It is also extremely crowded and almost impossible to get a table (I didnt manage this for the entire 2 weeks I was there). I realised though that several guests who regularly stay year after year knew how to work the system of table reserving. They bought soft drinks early evening - left them on their preferred table then went off to the dining room for dinner. An hour later they returned and of course their drinks were still there so they had a table for the whole evening! What a cheek! This needs to be addressed. Sunbed reserving still an issue but I cant see this changing. Food could be better but certainly not terrible - just geared for Brits a little too much for my liking. Other than that its a lovely resort but definitly for the older visitor. I may leave it a while before I return just because there are so many other places in the world to see rather than returning to the same place, year after year.More
Annie L L, London, United Kingdom
Ideal relaxing holiday
This was our second time at this hotel and we had a superior room.We had a walk in shower but no shower tray as such therefore the bathroom was flooded after every shower.Very large balcony this time would have been perfect if it had had a couple of sun beds.No chest of drawers so all our clothes were on shelf in wardrobe.These are minor things and did not spoil our holiday
The staff are all excellent and rooms spotless.Food was same as most hotels plenty of choice but you can never please everyone.I can agree with some reviews about the pool area it is very cramped and beds very close together.Sometimes we went to the consort hotel next door and never had a problem with sun beds,
Entertainment was excellent best we have had on any holiday.
The beach unlike a previous review is only 5 minutes walk away in front of the Levante Hotel.but it will cost you 4.2 euros for a sunbed but it's worth it.
We would return to this hotel but it is for the more mature adultsMore
Multiple Cala Bona Go-er.
I have been going to Hotel Cala Bona since the word go, my family enjoyed this hotel way before I was born. I'm now 16 and I enjoy this hotel more and more every year we go. Its just a very relaxed place, all the waiters are extremely kind and all very welcoming. I came home on the 2nd of September I was very sad as always and we booked to go next year the minute we got there. The food, entertainment, staff, waiters and just the whole holiday always exceeds expectations. I love it there and I'm very excited to go back; even though it's 330 days away but I'm not counting. Honestly its torture knowing there are people enjoying the lovely views of the Cala Bona harbour as I'm sitting in an uncomfortable tie studying the periodic table but I always have the joys of knowing I'm going back the next year. I just wanted to show that this hotel is brilliant for all ages and is a lovely place to go and stay! One slight issue is that it is quite a long journey from the airport and if you get a coach we find we are the last couple of people left on there, but this cant be helped and taxis can get you there in half the time if you're willing to pay that little bit extra!More
elljad2014, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Dave e . [ hotel cala bona]
this the fifth time we have stayed at this hotel and part of the reason was the food but this year the food was very bland like beef stew and other meals tastless we were very disappointed with this,having said that the hotel and staff could not be faulted we would still recomend this hotel to anyoneMore
darlodave270, Darlington, United Kingdom
Not as good as I had hoped
Just got back today from a week staying at the Hotel Cala Bona or in other words the Cala Bona Complex. Booked this holiday about six weeks ago when the choice of rooms was limited to twin bed in the block that is about to be refurbished.I wasn't told this at the time of booking and while I didn't expect a superior room I certainly expected more than I got considering the price I paid.I have stayed in Premier Inns with better room facilities than the HCB had to offer.I had to rent a kettle and hairdryer as these are not standard in this older type of room again I wasn't told this when booking.The food whilst plentiful was bland and lacked any flavour.The pool area was far too small for all the guests staying at the HCB.It's all very well the hotel managers buying up all the empty property around the original building but they need to make the public areas bigger and better to accommodate all the extra guests.I had seen this hotel on many occasions when staying in this resort and thought it looked very smart but I was shocked to see what the normal rooms in this hotel are like.More
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