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.
Nice hotel nice staff very clean rooms ,kettle in room had to buy milk and tea bags breakfast ok,evening meals a lot to be desired went to restaurant twice in the week for something different entertainment not to bad,sun beds mad rush at eight in the morning to get one,sun beds not used for a while staff did not act on time factor when left empty,also booked late check out for room had to move out to another room the hotel seems to cater for their regularsMore
Lovely location, very relaxing, but need to consider before booking
There are lots of positives to this hotel. The location is superb, in the heart of Cala Bona, a two minute walk to the beach, surrounded by restaurants, bars and supermarkets, a foot and cycle path between Cala Bona and Cala Millor and a ten minute walk into Cala Millor. A word of caution regarding the transfer time. A straight run between Palma airport and Cala Bona is approximately 45 minutes, but with the transfer we had it took nearly two and a half hours, due to the amount of drop offs at hotels in Cala Millor. If you book a junior superior suite at this hotel (as we did) and ask for a sea view, your balcony will overlook the harbour. This will give you one of the best views in Cala Bona and it's a great location to be able to watch the world go by from your balcony. The harbour is stunning and is surrounded by busy restaurants. The only note of caution (particularly to those with children) is that by overlooking the harbour, you will get the noise from the evening's entertainment, the bar and surrounding restaurants which are located below you. The entertainment is between 9 pm and 11:30 pm but people are in the bar chatting .until 1:30 / 2 am each night. In summary, it's fantastic during the day, but not so good on a night, if you don't want an evening out. The room itself was very nice, very clean with a fridge, kettle and a hairdryer. Please note that standard rooms do not have these and you will have to hire them. The restaurant menu for breakfast was very nice with a good selection. The evening meals were poor and we chose to eat out most nights. Gentlemen are also asked to wear dress trousers for evening meals. This was not made known at the time of booking or in the brochure. You are allocated the same table for your stay. The only down side is that you are sat very close to your neighbouring table and there is no privacy. The pool area is nice, clean and of a good standard. There is a bit of a challenge to get a sunbed, you need to be by the pool early. The bar is very nice with evening entertainment. You can buy food at the pool bar and in the bar area during the day. I can happily say that this food is far nicer than the evening meals, but a little annoying when you consider that you have paid for that evening meal. The food should be consistent throughout. The evening entertainment was well meaning, with tribute acts such as ABBA and Queen who were good. This hotel was predominently full of older people. I went on my 40th birthday and appeared to be one of the youngest there. Having said that, it was a lovely relaxing atmosphere and there were one or two families, which was nice to see. I enjoyed this hotel, despite one or two gripes and can say hand on heart that as a family owned/run hotel, that they are obviously trying very hard to accommodate peoples wants and needs. I would recommend it, but not without alerting people to one or two short falls where there is some room for improvement. Overall we had a pleasant holiday and would recommend the Hotel Cala Bona.More
Not ready to be put out to pasture
Booked hotel after recommendation but am afraid it proved everyone has different ideas of standards Found hotel to be at best mediocre Most of the guest are in the older age range although we are in late 60s found it so boring No activities whatsoever We were there when the children were chastised for being too noisy and were disgusted The children were not loud at all No wonder older people get bad press Use an adult only hotel if you don't like kids We booked a superior room which was adequate,kettle fridge included but take your own beverages "nothing complimentary " The food was interesting to say the least Never had liver before in a hotel In fact it was served 3 times in our 2weeks and can't remember last time I had smash potatoes Biggest gripe was food never hot but there is a sign to say you can use the microwave to heat it Certainly wouldn't return as most guests seemed to do Obvious by the service they received It is very cliqueyMore
Lovely sea front hotel in the harbour resort of Cala Bona
Despite our late arrival we had a warm welcome: all staff friendly & helpful plus all public areas of the hotel including pool and sun terrace very clean. Good buffet breakfast with plenty of choice for all tastes. Cater well for special dietary requests. Special designated cupboard and toaster for the likes of me who is Coeliac. Huge thanks to Ali who made me gluten free pancakes for breakfast - so delicious. Evening meal also buffet (again plenty of choice) with my main course having to be ordered before 11am in Reception each day. Our room 335 was very acceptable though we didn't have a good view (side street overlooking a wall & balconies - not nice). However, was a very quiet part of the hotel so not disturbed. Great that rooms have a fridge and kettle. Hotel entertainment brilliant especially the Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons plus the Temptations tribute acts. To be fair this excellent entertainment seem to monopolise the whole resort with folks literally dancing in the street. Disappointed with out Tui transfers - it's almost as though we lost 2 days travelling either side of our holiday only having 5 full days at the Hotel. Would recommend to others but ask for a better room view.More
Sue C, 551993
Relaxing but old people hotel
Stayed here at the beginning of June for a week. Lovely hotel, staff friendly enough but it seems you have to be a regular to get extra special treatment. Hotel is full of older people 60+ who all know each other. Seemed very cliquey. More like a social club for the older generation.
Food not to our standards, I'm a fussy eater but will generally find something but evening meals I had an issue with so we ended up eating out most evenings. Preferred this as tables are far too close together and didn't like being on one table whole of stay. And considering you are allocated a table, we had to move coz they'd given us the wrong table and made to feel it was our fault not theirs.
Would go back to cala bona but although a nice enough hotel think we will be trying somewhere else next time.