There are three beaches within easy reach of this hotel. It’s also handy for Cala Bona’s bars and shops.
This stylish hotel has a pool both indoors and out. The outdoor one is big and square, and is surrounded by a spacious sun terrace. At mealtimes, there is a buffet restaurant, plus an à la carte. And it's having a top-to-toe makeover for summer 2015.
Set on Cala Bona’s seafront, the hotel’s close to three beaches, including a rocky one across the road. For soft sands, Cala Millor Beach is a 5-minute walk, while Cala Bona Beach is further down the prom.
These double select rooms with sea view sleeps up to three. They come with a larger terrace, wooden decking, table, chair and sunbeds. Air-conditioning is at the manager's discretion. Cots are available on request. Image shown is the planned appearance room for Summer 2015.
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As a student about to "fly the nest" this was my last family holiday and it was truly lovely. Situated right next to the sea, the views from our balcony were stunning so I'd recommend trying to get a sea view if possible. There was a British run cake shop situated next to the hotel which I've forgot the name of but that was delicious and was a taste of back home with freshly made cakes everyday and choices of tea, coffees, juice etc. The hotel itself had great daily/nightly entertainment with dedicated staff and the bingo was always a hit :-) the food was good with a lovely area to sit outside should you wish, and the inside seating area was well air conditioned too as the heat was pretty intense at this time of year. The only complaint I have would be the bed, it was a sofa bed which would probably be suitable for a small child but I am pretty tall and not a child so it was rather uncomfortable, however, there wouldn't have been any space for an additional single bed anyway so other than getting my own room, I cannot complain. All in all, I would return here for a chillaxing beach holidayMore
Emma I, Scotland, United Kingdom
Alicia of what you fancy
We returned to the Alicia for a third time in August 2014. As on our previous visits, the hotel was spotless and the staff friendly, helpful and welcoming from house-keeping to the lovely people in reception. Over a two week stay, there was sufficient variety in the buffet restaurant to keep us interested, and the evening in the themed restaurant was largely superb (overlooking an undercooked chicken incident with my daughter's food, which thankfully she spotted). Reasonably-ish priced snacks and light meals are available from the bar.
The Alicia is a fairly big hotel, but doesn't feel like it, this is largely due to its staff - at the heart of this is the entertainment team, headed by Chris Jay, who does a fantastic job and has a knack of being friendly and knowing the names of pretty much all the guests, without being in your face. A daily programme of mainly gentle activities for adults and children were in place for those who wanted to take part. Overall a pleasant, relatively quiet and safe environment. The new 'unattended towels on sun beds' policy, enforced by the lifeguard seemed to be having a positive effect - although it didn't deter the early morning towel depositors. By and large, even in mid-August we never had a significant problem finding a spot.
Evening entertainment is what you might expect, with a rota of digitally backed singers, tribute bands etc. A nice touch was the daily kids disco, prize giving and bingo. The Alicia initially came recommended to us by Thomson as a family destination and it certainly lived up to this, it was this aspect that encouraged us to repeatedly return, having found something that my daughter liked so much.
During our last visit, there was much talk of the impending refurbishment and what form it would take - even then it was clear that the return to 'Platinum' status with Thomson would bring a price hike.
This is where I would, sadly, urge prospective guests to take care. Information from Thomson seems unclear, but they are still taking bookings for children for 2015. It does seem to be the case that the Alicia will be adults only from 2016. The 2015 position is less clear, but I would urge you to check out the hotel's own website. It looks like there will be 'no-children' areas - this will probably include the new 'chill out' area on the roof, which is fair enough, but might also include the pool and there may not be any entertainment/facilities for children. I make no judgement on this, although it will be sad to lose such a wonderful family hotel, but strongly suggest that you try to find out exactly what is going on before booking (unfortunately we didn't).More
Glenn B, London
We have been staying at the Alicia for over 5 years and have nothing but praise for this hotel. The cleanliness of the hotel and the fantastic staff, whom some have been at the hotel for years, are second to none. The food is very good and always enjoy the a la carte restaurant when there.
I feel the previous review should have been on some other forum as this should just be for people who have stayed here giving their opinions. I can understand your dismay of your now lack of sea view but this should be addressed to Protur and not on here. In my opinion the renovation and refurbishment can only enhance its appeal and I'm looking forward to going back when this is complete.More
yorkshirelass058, Rotherham, United Kingdom
Another great stay
We stayed at the Alicia back in September and had a great time.
Gone are the noisy fans, but the pillows still require changing. (see previous review).
I am glad to say that the hotel is now monitoring the sunbed issue and towels etc are taken away
with a note left on the sunbed if the owners do not return within an hour or so.
Bingo Bongo is back on with prize money after recent changes in legislation!!
Still excellent customer service and excellent choice of food whilst we were there.
We did request a fridge before arrival, but not in place when we got to the room which was a bit disappointing.
A big tip-try and get a room near the top floor as lower floors can pick up some noise from passers by- but it's not too bad.
We will go again and thanks to all the staff for their customer service skills in making us feel welcomed.More
Garry c, Bulkington
Nice stay in Cala Bona
The hotel was very clean but rooms very dated and beds uncomfortable. Lovely and helpful staff, average food and very repetitive. Quite nice supper at Gala Dinner - this kind of food should be provided on a daily basis. The food lacked local produce and variety. More