Hotel Cala Bona  

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.

This hotel is part of our 3T favourites range until April 2017.

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Based On 862 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 5Buildings
  • 4Floors
  • 195Rooms
  • Lifts: 5, 1 in each building

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

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.

Buffet restaurant

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.

Pool bar*

Poolside bar offers a selection of snacks, cool drinks and ice creams.

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superior twin room with balcony

Your superior twin room will come with a private balcony for some extra space outside. Along with an inviting contemporary look, your room will also include an extra bed, a TV, Wi-Fi*, and a kettle*.

superior twin room with balcony

Your superior twin room will come with a private balcony for some extra space outside. Along with an inviting contemporary look, your room will also include 2 extra beds, a TV, Wi-Fi*, and a kettle*.

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Hotel Cala Bona

We found this to be a great hotel in a lovely relaxing setting, our room was fab and cleaned every day. The food was great with plenty of choices of food to eat and the staff were very helpful and friendly. There was lots to do whether young or old with a great variety of evening entertainment and it was that good we will definitely be returning next year. More


Hotel pool bar

Just returned from this fab hotel. Wud just like to say we were half bourd and food was amazing at this hotel. Also the poolside bar and food which was not included but was bye fare the best for lunch than any of the ouside restaurants and staff were hardworking and portion sizes were amazing More

Denise B, 186337

Don't be foiled by what is advertised

Booked with thompsons, when I was ''miss'' sold the holiday. I was given false information about the accommodation. I paid 600 pounds for an upgrade to a ''junior superior suite'' for myself , my daughter and granddaughter . We were looking forward to a room with a balcony ,with sun beds included as the advertising. Opening the room door we were faced with a room with three beds all pushed together alone side one wall. The person in the middle bed would have to climb over the other two to her out. The worst part was opening the ''patio'' door to fine a ''balcony'' only wide enough to have one chair, one table and two other chairs side by side. The view was amazing however you would have to sit to the side to view it. On contacting reception I was informed that the rooms which have balconies with beds are not booked through Thompsons only via the hotel, and theses are booked 3 year's in advance. When I approached Thompson's rep as you would expect no help given just excuses. To make the room more accessible we moved both the bedside cabinets and separated the beds. This meant that each time you laid down you switched the lights on with you're pillows. The rooms at the front are extremly noicey as above 3 bars which all have different music playing. On a positive note, the food is OK but not a great choice and deserts were the same each night. Not enough sun beds around the pool but waiting staff by the pool and in the restaurant amazing. Would never use again.More

voyagemanager5, 187067

A nice relaxing holiday in a busy but nice resort

We were there for 9 nights self-catering, the hotel room was excellent and was clean the pool area was nice but not enough sun loungers as many people have alluded to it I would have thought that the hotel would have responded to this complaint. It was our first trip to Cala Bona and we. did like the resort our party was mixed with 6 adults and 4 kids I would recommend Maria's which is next door to the hotel good food and very reasonable also Smithy's beside the harbour,a very nice sea front with loads of shops and a very nice walk all in all I would recommend this hotel and area but cant comment on hotel food as we were self catering.More

NANA127, 551897

Perfect for some but not for us

As alluded to in my title I know this hotel is loved by many and I can see why but it's just not for us. Firstly the good stuff, the staff are really lovely and welcoming. The hotel is spotless and the rooms (or at least ours) was spacious. The pool is very clean and well laid out and is, from what I can see of pools in other similarly sized hotels locally, quite generously sized. The aspects of the hotel that I did not enjoy so much though were the dining, the having to queue for a lounger at 8 am and as mentioned by many the seating for the entertainment. Firstly the dining. We like to be able to dine outside when on holiday and were disappointed to learn that this was not possible (despite having the seating for the cafeteria). The food would appear to be catering for the mainly, British clientele, with roasts the main attraction and as mentioned that probably suits them just fine. I, however prefer to try local food, especially the seafood. To be fair the hotel did have Gazpacho on a number of nights and it was delicious as was the seafood (a special thank you to that lovely lady who was doing the cooking each morning and evening, it can't be easy cooking for so long and to do so always with a friendly smile even when she did not always get one in return!). The other issue with the dining was the desserts or to be more precise the timing, in that if you start dining after 8 you really need to get your dessert first or it will likely be gone when you are actually ready to have it! The last gripe with the restaurant was that you could not have a cup of tea or coffee with your dessert (or indeed before or after it). You could only do so at breakfast, this seemed a bit mean. Also the drink prices were quite steep, €2.40 for a juice! After a couple of nights we decided to just go to the restaurant for my son (who is 9) to dine and we then ate out later ourselves which was fine but we had paid extra for the half board and hadn't budgeted for the extra meals. The other issue was the lounger "booking". On the first day I was up early and decided to go to the pool but was told that it did not open until 8 and that you had to queue for the lounger (the two ladies who informed me were obviously at the top of the queue although it looked to me that they were just sitting on the sofa some way from the door, honestly ladies, I was not trying to skip the queue!). When I returned closer to 8 there was a queue of approx. 10 people ahead of me!!!I decided that I was not brave enough to pick up my towel which I had left at the door (3rd in queue!) and just waited at the end of the queue until it was my turn to run for the lounger. The last issue was the seating for the entertainment, this has been mentioned by other reviewers so I won't labour the point again now. Having said all of the above, I do not necessarily blame the hotel, it does what it does very well, I do however blame the tour operator who I travelled with who could have been more accurate (honest?) in it's description of the accommodation as it has done both the hotel and their clientele a disservice. I was particularly annoyed with their description of the beach, stating how close it was whereas if you want a proper beach (within Cala Bona) it is not as close as they allude to, which was fine for me but is not fair on the more elderly clientele, of which there are many. Lastly just to summarise the hotel has many, many good points but you just need to be sure it will suit your needs and this, I would have thought, is the job of the tour operators.More

AOIBHE O, 186621

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