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 always try to 'tell it like it is' in my reviews, so here goes...this hotel is basically split into four room locations within the same building, firstly rooms that overlook the hotels garden, then there are the rooms overlooking the pool and stage area, next we have the rooms located on the quieter road, this is the street on the side where the hotels entrance is, [not much traffic, pleasant view etc] finally we have the rear side of hotel, very noisy road, views of waste ground, car park, delivery entrance to supermarket, etc. now we ourselves live on a quiet cul-de-sac so not used to much noise, but if you are allocated one of these rooms it could really spoil your holiday. Sadly, you guessed it, we got one of the latter,after arriving on a late flight, we unpacked, went to bed, [more about the beds later], tried to sleep, no chance, it seemed to us like we were next to a motorway, why more reviewers have'nt mentioned this I don't know! Anyway after complaining, we managed to get a move to the quieter street, but my wife was ready to get next flight home if we had'nt!
So that major gripe out the way, I will go on to other matters, I mentioned the beds, I have never experienced such a hard bed, some previous reviewers have told of this, but believe me THEY ARE HARD! I did'nt wake up once without backache! Next the food, I can only give this a six out of ten, I'm amazed that previous reviewers rate it so highly, its really not that good, I can honestly say that I did'nt really enjoy a meal while I was there. I'm starting to sound a right miserable git, but these things need saying.
Lets go on to some more positive aspects now, all the Thomson people were great, no problem there, the entertainment staff worked hard to ensure that you don't get bored. The evening acts were mostly good, we really liked the Sundaes, and the Thomson Gold acts were pretty good, special mention to the resident duo 'Without a doubt', Helen and John work hard, two spots a night, six times a week, for six months its got to be hard on the voice! also they are a nice couple, we enjoyed them. The hotel staff are good too, we found them all easy to get on with, all that is apart from the reception staff, a few hospitality lessons needed there! When we complained about the noisy room and the delivery vehicles reversing warning bleeper, a receptionist actually told us it was a bird! Talking about the reception, what a miserable reception area it is! its a throw back to the sixties and well overdue for a makeover, its all dark wood, dark floor tiles, reminds me of an old working men's club!
The rooms are okay, the cleaning staff keep them well, all that you need is there and they are well maintained. We took a kettle with us and did'nt have a problem as some have previously said. One thing worth mentioning is that the corridors are carpeted so you are not woken by someone trotting by in high heels like we have had on holidays gone by. As many have said you are allocated your table in the dining room for the duration of your stay, thankfully we shared our table with some nice couples, and were good company.
Out and about, Cala egos is a pleasant place, easy to walk round, twenty minutes walk round the marina to Cala dor, another walk we did a few times was up to the fort, it looks down over the inlet that leads to the marina, its nice and cool in the breeze. We walked round the residential areas, having a nosy at some of the lovely houses, oh well, when the numbers come up! I have to say here that there is a shortage of seats when you are walking, there is none at all round the marina, unless of course you pay and go to a bar or cafe, I suppose that's the idea.
As already said many times, this hotel mainly caters for the elderly, many return year after year, some actually go back more than once in a year, so I suppose the place appeals to many people, but if you are under forty you would probably think you'd booked into an old peoples home. We are not quite over the hill yet, but I don't think we are old enough to return to a place like this in a hurry.More
karlos89, Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Just arrived back from holiday a Rocamarina Cal'Dor very disappointing. As said in other reviews hotel is not a good Thomson Gold Hotel I have also stay our Gold and Platinum hotels and this came up very poor. The hotel appears to be popular with the old travellers who just wish to sun by pool all day. It is true what has been said on previous reviews about the sunbed race it is just like the grand national as they jockey for positions behind the starting rope at the top of the steps. The food is poor I could not eat anything on 3 out the 10 days we were there it was like eating in a canteen. The restaurant owned by the hotel at the tennis club was the total reverse excellent food and service. In the hotel they have a bad attitude food cold cooked badly. They say eat as much as you want but 1 plate of rubbish was enough for me. Plus also the staff were clearing plates before you had finished one morning we fetched toast, tea & coffee which we put on the table left table to get breakfast on our return the table had been cleared. If you want a drink money is demanded immediately even when your eating.
On the whole hotel needs complete revamp looks old and sad carpets warn, no safes in rooms small letter box safes in reception 2euro per day rental, pool to small for hotel only good and comfortable sun beds at tennis club at 10.50 euro per day and staff training urgently needed as most are quite surly and unhelpful chef chucks food on plates.
Thomson staff except for the 2 girls doing entertainment at pool side during the day were useless don't want to know about any issues you might have let alone do anything. They tell everyone there is a road train going to Cal'Dor at 5 past the hour in the morning and 15 minutes past in the afternoon but omit to warn you they have a 3 hour break from 1 til 4. We also question the rep regarding our pick up to come home as the plane due to take off 10 minutes after us the guests were due to be collected from the hotel 1 later 3 hour before flight her reply was you can get a taxi for 70 euros if you like please yourself. Also be warned that the resort although very pretty it is very remote need a car or prepared to pay high taxi fare. Caves of drac taxi fare 35 euros each way bus take long time or overcrowded.
If your old and just want to lay by the pool and you are happy with canteen food this hotel might suit you.More
It was my husband and I's first visit it to Majorca. We returned from a week at the Rocamarina 3 days ago. I can't comment on the entertainment as we did not participate in it nor on the pool as we did not use it, nor the beach. We spent our time walking in Cala d'Or and sitting on our balcony. Our balcony didn't have much of a view but we found it large enough, quiet and in the shade during late afternoon.
We found our room to be of a good size with a good sized bathroom/ shower area and with plenty of wardrobe and drawer space. It was kept beautifully clean.
We enjoyed the meals and our only real disappointment was in the repetition of the desserts at evening meal. I also found it quite difficult to obtain a single glass of red wine with the meal: being encouraged to have a bottle or being brought a small carafe. It was on the wine list in the adjoining bar however. Yes, the tables were close together but we got used to it and the people near us were good company on the occasions we were in the dining room together.
We arrived after midnight and would have appreciated a cold drink after our long journey and there was only a bottle of water in our room. Also we noticed we were not allowed to use our own electric travel kettle. I feel kettles should have been provided in all rooms and not only in superior rooms if we were not allowed our own.
Otherwise it was a hood holiday in a good hotelMore
ElaineIanCropper, Chesterfield, United Kingdom
lovely "al fresco" dining
A great holiday- we laughed at the race for sunbeds at 9am as there were 100s to choose from. Small beach but try Cala Mondrago ,only a bus ride away. Go along prom to second beach -less crowded and with good takeaway snack bar. Walk up into Nature Reserve for stunning views. Hotel good with entertainment which was brilliant on some nights,not so good on others. Must admit Gold Hotel entertainment is not as good as it was, say, 5 years ago but ok.Staff lovely, all in all not disappointed.More
HOLIDAY 2014 LOVEY AND JANE
had two weeks here in august rooms were very clean and done every day, the staff and management were very helpful and friendly, the food was excellent and plenty of choice in evening and for breakfast, the reps were spot on, the entertinment was very good and the girls natalie and corrine were excellent in interacting with guests to join in the activities and made it lots of fun, we have no hesitation in staying at this hotel again. would recommend this to anyone, could not fault our holiday stay here at allMore
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