This hotel is close to the beach, and it comes with a lounge bar that hosts comedians, live singers and tribute acts.
It’s a minute’s walk to the sandy cove at Cal d’es Pou and Cala Egos, a little place dotted with shops and restaurants. And there’s a marina complete with cafés and bars just 5 minutes’ walk away.
Dining is covered by 2 restaurants – one here, one at the hotel-owned sports complex over the road. There’s also a lounge bar which fills up each night for live shows. You get a choice of 2 pools, too.
I stayed with my daughter at the Rocamarina recently and having read some of previous negatives from other trip advisors I was a bit apprehensive about our stay. Yes the hotel bedrooms could do with a freshen up and a bit more wow put into them but everything else is spot on. The allocation of your own table was not the drawback I thought it would be it just made it simpler at mealtimes instead of all standing around waiting on an empty table you just walked to your own table for every meal no matter what time you decided to eat. The food was excellent anyone who finds fault with it is just being critical for no good reason as there was plenty of choices of good food. I have stayed in many holiday hotels and the entertainment at the Rocamarina was the best one yet with Helen and John being the resident entertainers and very good too.It is mostly older couples or friends using this hotel but it makes for a quiet break and the reason most pick this hotel and return to it. We found it easy to get around the island by the local buses and we went on a couple of organised trips the Orange Blossom one with Vivi was excellent she is so knowledgeable with perfect English. All together an enjoyable week.More
flomac59, Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
Booked for a late deal week in mid-October and enjoyed so much we booked for a second week !
The pro's of this hotel are 1). The food is by far the best we have experienced with something for everyone most of which is freshly cooked by the chef in front of you with a choice of pork, lamb, beef or chicken, 4 types of fish, seafood, paella, pizza, indian etc! 2). The hotel is clean. 3). The staff are all very friendly in particular Juan the dining room maitre D, Enrique the reception manager, and all the Thomson's staff. 4). The hotel is exclusive to Thomsons, so is all British all adults with no kids. The con's are 1) The sunbeds around the pool are crammed in with no privacy, but there is a better pool across the road at the Tennis bar owned by the hotel but charges 8 euros a day. We found this quieter and more comfortable so worth paying extra. 2). No drink was included with the meal so cost 2.50 for water or 1.90 for coffee 3) The beds are very very hard. 4). Not many of the rooms have a pool or sea view unless you upgrade to a superior room at Â£28 per night. 5). The entertainment was a bit repetitive with tribute acts, but the comedians and ABBA AGAIN were very good. Despite these negatives our overall experience was good and we will go there again.More
Nigel H, Beccles, United Kingdom
Relaxing late bargain break in the sun
Booked bargain late deal about 3 weeks ago, (About Â£315 each) and came back yesterday. We went with friends and had 1 week half board. flights from Exeter great, but Palma airport v busy on arrival, after eventually finding a rep and directed to the coach we then waited for an hour in the hot sun with no rep to explain why we were sat there. landed at 12 got to hotel about 3! If we went back we would book a taxi straight to the hotel. costs around 57 euros according to local taxi co. The hotel is v. nice, clean, staff friendly and our room was no. 178 overlooking side road but quiet. good size room, bathroom and balcony. we took our own travel kettle and bought milk locally. slept very well and aircon not noisy. fridge in room perfect for our water, milk and cava.
Lovely small town, lots palm trees around, nice little beach, with a short walk to the point, where there is a small fort with views towards the marina and Cala Dor beaches. There are a few shops and couple supermarkets for cheap booze, water and tobacco etc. (cheaper than airport) Lovely craft market on Thurs evens from 6.15 onwards in main street. Yates bar was good fun with karaoke and great atmosphere. We did not feel the entertainment at the hotel was that great, but did enjoy the Temptations and comedian. The stage is in a strange place in a corner so unless you grab a seat early enough, you cannot see the stage at all around the corners. Also, not really enough space to dance but not many of us did. We also walked to the marina, and enjoyed the little train ride to cala gran beach. Cala D'or itself is actually much bigger than we thought with lots of shops and restaurants and 2 nice beaches. Cost around 5 euros to get a taxi back to the hotel. Def worth a visit. we ran out of time to visit cala mondrago which sounds lovely too, but maybe next time...
Food was lovely at the hotel, lots of choice, and roast every night (only negative was lamb was overdone), and breakfast also offered loads of choice. Felt that 2.50 euros for small bottle water was a bit much. puddings bit repetitive but still tasty.
Swimming pool nice, but this time of year half of it is in the shade. we preferred sunbathing in the sunny grassed area behind. shower and loo's there too. Weather was amazing, late 20's every day with no rain. we only needed a jacket/cardigan in the evenings outside of the hotel after dinner.
Shame the hotel does not offer a drinks package or a happy hour. The staff as mentioned were great and so hardworking and thank you for my birthday bubbly left in the room greatly appreciated.
We would recommend the hotel, and location and would return if we were able to get another great deal. Thank you Rocamarina. Julie. Rob. Sam and David.More
Julie50_12, Barnstaple, United Kingdom
We stayed for a week half board (under a late booking) in mid-October, never having been to Majorca before. I can echo the positives that others have said already but find some of the negatives hard to understand. It takes all sorts I guess. The restaurant manager (Juan) is first class and well-organised, being brisk and efficient but always polite and professional. The same applies to all of the other staff we met, whether reception, cleaners, bar staff, chef or waiters. There are two swimming pools with the dreaded sun loungers: one is within the hotel grounds and is free to guests (including poolside service); the other is across the road and is open to the public. If you wish to use this you have to pay. No-one from the hotel used it as far as I could see. The setting is quiet yet central within this resort and a stroll around the outskirts of the town (not far at all) revealed some special modern houses on the coast. The streets were free of litter and it all felt like a safe environment - free from drunks, shouting and punch-ups, etc. The weather was pretty good, with storms on one day (when we caught the bus to the Caves of Drach where we were underground). Highly recommended and we would definitely return.More
PaullesNWKent, NW Kent
We stayed at the Rocamarina for the third time and had a great week. All the staff are friendly and helpful. The food is excellent and varied and the restaurant is well managed by Juan- the Maitre D.The entertainment is better than most and there are plenty of activities. We have found that the majority of guests are "returners" and this says it all!More
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