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
851tina31, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Deceitful and disappointing
My partner wrote a previous review of this hotel some weeks ago but I am updating the review via myself as new information has come to light since.
When we booked the holiday online the only room available apparently was a suite, no other rooms were available to book for that date. This suited us as it is exactly what we wanted. On checking in to the hotel the lady on reception smiled and said "you have booked a suite". Actually acknowledging the fact that a suite was booked.. When we got to our "room" we were surprised to find it was just a normal room and so not worth the money. At this point we just assumed that this is the Spanish idea of a suite but very misleading. After speaking to other guests at the end of the holiday we suspected that we were only given a normal room. We mentioned it to the rep and she just brushed it aside with the comment and a smile "well thats Thomsons for you ". When we got home my partner wrote to Thomson who said they would look into this issue. We had an e mail today admitting that the hotel had not given us a suite as we had paid for, only a room. Now neither the hotel or Thomson had any morals in the world about taking the money for a suite and downgrading us to a room without telling us, or offering compensation until we brought the subject up with them. How often does this happen?
Suffice to say we trust neither Thomson or the hotel with our hard earned cash again. I will also add that the the offer of compensation was paltry and insulting and we have refused it.
Absolutely disgusting behaviour by both the hotel and Thomson.More
Just got back from our 3rd visit to this fantastic hotel. We went during tourist week and although the weather spoilt the Fireworks finale on the beach it was still wonderful. The staff all deserve medals.
The food - well I didn't have any complaints.
The room - we had a new superior room which was kept clean by the maids and we had a wonderful walk in shower which I just wanted to bring home with me. We had clean towels every day.
The pool - always got a sunbed and even though the water was a little cold sometimes it was refreshing. There is plans to make the pool area bigger for next season.
Cala Bona / Cala Millor is a wonderful place to go so friendly and the bars and restaurants are in abundance.
I simply do not have a bad word to say about anything from the Cala Bona Hotel and thoroughly recommend it and I for one can't wait to return - if I can get a room for all the returning guests who book in advance that is.More
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