Hotel Protur Alicia had a top-to-toe makeover in 2015. It now has a rooftop infinity pool and a swish à la carte restaurant, both of which offer spectacular ocean views.
This stylish adults-only hotel had a complete makeover in 2015. New features include a rooftop infinity pool and a themed à la carte restaurant, both of which take full advantage of the panoramic sea views you get here.
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.
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Firstly, this hotel and the general location is NOT for those who deem themselves "young". This is most certainly not an area for a bunch of friends, or young couples. It would be ok if you are a family I guess, with young children. This area is perhaps most suitable for the older generations.
I stayed here with a friend - we are both 24, and there were only a handful of others around out age group. I's day 95% if not more are 55+.
So be warned!!
Food: plentiful to choose from, continental/cooked breakfast is good. The evening buffet is hit and miss - often can be overly salty or bland, try a bit of it first before you plate up a whole meal as you may not like it! The meat/fish can be overcooked - so look out for dry/tough meats and avoid! The a la carte was actually a bit disappointing... but a nice atmosphere and makes a change from the busy buffet restaurant. The drinks are expensive - a tiny coca cola is almost as expensive as a larger beer... the coffee is horrendous!!!!!!!!!!!! (although I presume the coffee served at the bar downstairs may be decent). Coffee in Spain generally is amazing, just not at this hotel restaurant. The waiting staff are lovely though. Prawns never deveined - so are gritty. Their plates/bowls are not always clean!
The guests of the hotel are rude to the staff - this was uncomfortable to witness. I felt sorry for the waiting staff. Guests should understand that english is not their first language, and that shouting louder in their thick accents in English will get them NOWHERE. It was disgusting to see this.
Evening meals are organised - you get your own table every evening. You are also allocated a time slot - although you can change this from night to night if requested.
Facilities: limited gym (lacks some fundamental equipment such as a gym mat/bench). Sauna - but we couldn't get this switched on. Reception staff were amazing - fantastic English!! Wifi was slow at best. 3 pools, lovely infinity pool, but it was freezing (oct) so unusable for me. The main pool gets no sun until the afternoon - I never bothered using this. Indoor pool was decent enough. The cleaners were so lovely and efficient - we asked for extra decaf coffee and tea (in spanish) there was no trouble for them to get this for us. Our room had no bath tub which was disappointing.
Karaoke nearby was far too noisy. There are tribute bands if that is to your liking.
The area : Cala Bona/Cala Millor - 0 stars out of 5... there is nothing decent to do. Lacks any culture whatsoever. It is practically like Skegness - but sunnier and with palm trees. The beaches are bad, doesn't smell nice either.
Bus services available out of this dreadful area: we visited Pollenca/Alcudia/Manacor/Capdepera/Porto Cristo etc. Make sure you plan many many many trips out of Cala Bona - ask for the BusRed timetable on your first day at Alicia Hotel at the reception. Make sure you know that there are TWO Bus stops.
Can cost a lot if you want to bus to Pollenca/Palma/Soller/Inca etc. But worth it to escape the awful Cala Bona area.
Finally, there is one nice thing to do nearby - walk or rent a bike to go to Punta De L'Amer. If you are active and like a challenging walk - take the route that brings you right to the edge of the sea toward Punta De L'amer. (be careful though, wear good shoes, take lots of water).More
I did wrote a review prior to this one where i gave it a 1star and had a rant. But that wasnt a fault of the hotel just a mishap with Thomson.
Anyways i shall begin.
The hotel itself is beautiful, just had a massive refurb and its for the better! The reception area is simple and easy, thr hall ways and seating areas are always nice.
Now for the rooms! The one we stayed in was just amazing, the bed positioned so you're looking out to sea and everything is nice and modern. The very top is sun loungers and an infinity pool, its so tranquil up top that you'll never want yo leave. The staff are so friendly and welcoming as well. The hotel itself is situated between the cala bona harbour and cala millor. Both are about a 10min walk.
The food....its ok, plenty of choice though so you'll find something you like im sure.
All in all i cant find a fault. Will be returning again and again!More
Just got back and we loved it.
We have just returned ( Oct 3rd) from the Alicia hotel in Cala Bona and found it to be fabulous in every department from entertainment to cleanliness. The food was first class and there was always something for everyone. The entertainment was very good with a different act every night and activities through the day with Chris.
The hotel was spotless and clean and the rooms were excellent too. I would recommend this hotel for couples and friends.More
Knoxymusic, Hindley, England, United Kingdom
Real improvments to an already great hotel
This is our sixth visit to the Alicia,and we were apprehensive about the changes.We had no reason to worry,the hotel is beautiful and the room (201)perfect for use with a wheelchair.One huge improvement that we have been campaigning for in Spanish hotels has been completed,a unisex disabled toilet on the ground floor(no more dashing up to the room).Another useful addition is the gate direct on to the promenade which saves walking all the way round the hotel.
As we have said before this hotel rests on the quality of the Staff-- Sergio(dining room manager),Sarah(Sarah's),Tony,Antonio,Sebastian,Oscar(waiters),Chris(entertainment) and all the rest,cleaners,cooks,reception etc.All excellent.
Overall a great holiday.More
michaelcoldwell, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
we had been to this hotel before and loved it then, so we hoped they hadnt spoiled it, far from it, it is lovely now so clean and fresh and not many of the staff have changed. we had a fantastic 1st floor room with sunbeds and a large balcony, the food has been critised on here but we enjoyed it the special meal in sarahs was brilliant. we didnt use the top pool but went up one morning to see it wow!! we will be back.More